Monday, October 22, 2012

Gradient Graveyard

I've been a little bit behind on the Halloween Challenge posts. Sorry about that! I have been covering for coworkers and just did a major broadcast from Napa that required three trips to the site to get it done. I would prefer not to drive to Napa again any time soon, LOL.

Today I am combining two of the challenge topics together: gradient (today's challenge) and graveyard. They really work well together!

Creeeeeepy! It is supposed to look like the mist on a an overcast day in a sinister graveyard. And who is that specter amongst the tombstones?!?! Run! Save yourselves!!!!

I started with Essie Blanc for my base, then did a gradient using Essie Blanc, Zoya Dove, and a franken of Wet n Wild black and white. I searched through my stash to see if I had a dark grey that might work, but realized I only had light greys. And like 5 bottles of basically the same grey color. Don't tell my husband, ha ha.

Then I used white and black acrylic paints to make the graveyard and spooky ghosty guy. Making the items in the background lighter makes them appear to be further away. Be sure to check out the other people who did a Halloween Challenge today too! 

My next etsy sale is coming up this evening in about 2 hours, so if you were looking for my Halloween collection of polishes, this will be your last chance! Here is the link to my store. The sale will be at 6:30pm Pacific Time (9:30pm Eastern) today, October 22nd.


  1. I really like the spooky guy, he's sooo well made! :)

  2. Hehe, this is so well done! Really spooky and creepy! I love it!

  3. this is SERIOUSLY the mooost awesome halloween manicure! omg love this sooo much <3

  4. OMG, i can't believe how awesomely creepy your manicure is! i'm so in awe of your talent! i was just up in sonoma for a wine tour with my husband. beautiful!

  5. This is FANTASTIC!!! Great gradient! And of course fabulous nail art!

  6. Reminds me of a dementor from Harry potter. Amazing.

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