Where in the world - Spain

So! the 30 Days of Untried Challenge is done and complete and now it's time to step on it in Where in the World challenge. And today I will take you to Spain.
Back in 1999 I visited Spain with a friend. We had a marvelous trip from sea to sea (from the Mediterranean sea to the Atlantic ocean) along the Pyrenees. We started in Barcelona and continues along the Spanish-French border until San Sebastian. I still hope to create some sort of album from my photos back then. But until that happens, all I have are my memories of that trip.  One of these memories say that Barcelona itself did not impress me much, except of one part of it: Park Guell, a.k.a The Gaudi park.  That is one of the most beautiful parks I have been to and it is a place I would go back to - ANY time! So of course Gaudi's work inspired me in this mani.

I started this mani with a polish that I received from my sweet Spanish friend - Mati at Criminal Nails. it is Kiko #340 - A great light blue creme. Applies easy and levels itself perfectly on the second coat, has a nice brush. A little too hard for my liking but it spreads nicely on the nail. And it is  fully opaque in two easy coats. It has a little bit of a chalky feel when it dries but not something that a little layer of top coat can't handle.
Kiko 340 Light Blue
Kiko #340, index with stamp and top coat, other nails without top.
I then used DRK-A stamping plate with Konad white special polish to create the white outlines of the moaic.
And here's the list of the polishes I used to paint inside the lines (as much as I managed LOL): Dark blue - Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in Pacific Blue, Purple - Zoya Charisma, Red - Zoya America, Dark yellow - Bourjois Jaune Trendy, Yellow - Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in Mellow Yellow, Green - Bourjois Chlorophylle Vert. Seche Vite topped it all and - Voila!

On the last picture you can see the lizard I added from stamping plate number 15 by Bundle Monster.


Unknown said...

This reall does remind me of spain! I think its the colours!

Jazz x

natalsie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! the mosaic effect is perfect))

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous!!

Gosia said...

Jin!!!! This is FABULOUS!!!! creative, and so beautiful!!! well done girlie!

The Daily Lacquerista said...

This is sooooooooo cool! Love it! <3

M. Fourey said...

Oh wooooow you really surprised me with this one! Thumbs UP for it, it's perfect! :D Gaudi is a great pick, especially because his work remains in my city, hee hee! I love how you made it, and the colors are perfect! :D Great great great mani ^^

Oh, and I am glad you love the polish :)

Raggio di Luna said...

Beautiful mosaic effect! :-)

Yun, The Polish Hideout said...

This looks amazing! I love all the different colors, and the mosaic came out great! :-)

~ Yun

Karen said...

This is beautiful!!! I just love your inspiration, and how real it is. Great job!

Mihaela said...

I love this! Don't know how I missed this post but I'm glad I finally found it. I love Gaudi and all these colors are so fun together!

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