Sunday, 18 May 2014

Vintage Florals

It's been a little while since I did a floral mani, at least a week or two! For someone who loves florals as much as me, that's a long time. To compensate I decided to use two colours for today's design. The colour scheme was inspired by a dress I wore to Ascot recently, a floral blue, grey and pink number. I'm not sure I've ever used a mix of colours in a floral design before, so it made a nice change.


I started with a white base and picked out three shades of blue, and three of pink for the flowers. The flowers are fairly abstract and I didn't add any petal details. Instead I started with various sized dots of the different colour shades, and layered them, mixing the colours together a little. Using a mix of base shades for the flowers makes them all look different, rather than too uniform. I filled in the gaps with green leaves to bring everything together.

I love how the mix of two different flower colours turned out, the blue and pink really complement each other. The colour scheme reminds me a lot of vintage styles. 

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  1. It looks like wild berries little bit :) But I love it anyway :)

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    1. Thank you! They do look a little berry-ish but we love them too! E&J.xx

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