Tuesday, December 03, 2013

It's Called Argyle!!

As I promised you all yesterday, this week will be dedicated to cosy, fluffy winter sweaters.

I chose to go from easy to more complicated (I mean execution wise), so today's pattern is Argyle:

Mind you, Argyle is NOT easy (and I really do need to work on my geometrical drawing skills) but I cheated a bit...
By cheating I mean I just did one Argyle stripe in the middle of two of my nails - lazy you'd say?
Hey, I'm a two job girl right now!! And I need my sleeping - hehehe ;)

I painted my thumb, index and pinkie in Bellaoggi Flora Green - you can check its pretty swatch here.
And I reserved Bellaoggi Snow White for my middle and ring fingers, so I could make the pattern pop more.

I then took my acrylic paints and nail art brush to try and draw the diamond shapes that form the base of the Argyle pattern. I chose a forest green, a nice purple with hints of fuschia and a fresh minty one, too.
Now, let me tell you! This wasn't as easy as I though it would be! And I just know I'll have to do this one again, with more perfect lines! :D

Last but not least I took a striper brush and my prettiest soft golden polish (Inglot No.223) and crossed each diamond shape once.
Overall I like this look but... I'm feeling bad about the cheating bit!
hahaha - promise I'll do a for real one soon! ;)

Nevertheless, let me know what you think of this one - how do you think I did for a first time with this pattern?

Hope you're having a great day.

Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *


  1. As a first try was good, I can imagine how difficult is painting geometries!
    I can't wait to see more sweater designs... Cliff Huxtable would be proud of you!!! ;-)

    1. Awww, you're a darling, Valentina! Thank you! Next stop - a more complicated argyle ;)

  2. Adorei! Eu (ainda) não tenho paciência para isso :p

    The Pineapple Spot

    1. Tenho a certeza que lá chegarás!! And I can't wait! :D

  3. Honey, this is amazing! :) I am loving the color combo so much! And your lines are just fine. I have actually never attempted argyle pattern and maybe Christmas would be a good time :D Gotta practice my lines :D LOVE this! <3

    1. I think the term is really 'practise your lines' hahaha
      Do try it sweetie - they feel so elegant to wear! :D


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