I did this nail art for our OMBRE theme of the April #naillinkup. Normally, ombre is not my favorite style. I guess don’t have enough nail polishes to be able to find a different shade for each finger while still having all the colors coordinate. So I went for an ombre style sponged effect with stamped waves over top. I’m calling this ‘ombre waves of grain’ because it makes me think of the U.S. National Anthem. Well actually, the correct lyrics are ‘amber waves of grain”, but ombre sounds cool too.
I started with black nail polish as my base. Then I took a small piece of sponge and dabbed on varying amounts of some midnight blue, baby blue, and silver nail polishes onto each one of my nails. I dabbed the least on my thumb, and by the time I got to my pinkie I was dabbing alot to achieve the ombre effect. Then I stamped black waves over top to make it more cohesive. I contemplated turning it into a milky way ombre galaxy mani, but I didn’t out of laziness mostly. lol
In other crafty news, my camera broke!!!!!! That was stressing me out because I haven’t posted in a few days. I kept getting memory card errors on my camera. No matter what I did with my cards, it wouldn’t take a photo. I swapped memory cards, formatted them, tried to clean them, and every time I turned on my Canon I got the same error. So last nite I impulsively bought a new point and shoot. I wish I knew more about photography, but I don’t. I need simplicity and I think a DSLR may be too frustrating for me. What’s the point in having all those fancy features if you don’t know how to use them? So today I’m trying my new Canon PowerShot and I dunno… I think the photos look grainier than before even though I went from 14 to 20 megapixel. I might have to exchange it for a better model. It’s just so hard to tell at a store because the models are locked in a case. You can research til the cows come home but then you get to the store to find totally different models than you anticipated. If I want to swap it out I have 30 days to decide. Any recommendations for a nail photography noob like me?