Last week I got my MoYou London prize in the mail! I won it in a trivia contest they had on Twitter. I love trivia, so the prize was more of an afterthought. That is, until I won it. I was totally giddy about getting to choose from their Pro Collection stamping plates. I chose the XL 14 plate specifically for the tulip pattern. When I asked on my facebook page which stamp from the plate I should do first, the tulips was the first response, which is what I wanted to do anyway!
When I was young my mom would take our family to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Washington State. It was a two hour drive just to get there, and it seemed much longer than that. A two hour car ride to look at flowers. I didn't get it. I thought it was pretty much the most boring thing ever. Now that I'm older though, I see the appeal.
Afterward we would drive another hour to my great aunt's house. That was always fun because her yard was unique and super fun to play in. She also always had those mints that only old people eat, kept in a jar that I would stealthily sneak into. Then after dinner we would get a square of ice cream. Not a scoop, but a square. So by the end of the day I was inclined to concede that the drive was worth it.
So in the end I just stamped it the regular way. I filled in the petals using a detail nail art brush, and it turned out good enough that way.
What I Used:
OPI My Vampire is Buff- cream base
a england Saint George- green
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Snappy Sorbet- melon
MoYou London Pro Collection XL 14 plate
Do tulips have any special meaning to you? I love these colors together. It makes me think retro 50's wallpaper. What do you think?