Artsy Wednesday: Valentine's Day- Patchwork Hearts

Happy Hump day lovelies! It's Artsy Wednesday time. Our little group has switched from doing posts every Wednesday to every other Wednesday which works much better for all of us.  This week's theme is Valentine's Day. I at first thought that it was a bit early to post Valentine's Day Nail art but I was wrong. It's all over the place right now! For my take on the theme I chose to do patchwork hearts.

First off let me say that I suck at drawing hearts; always have been. So the idea of doing heart shapes gave me a bit of anxiety. I began with a base color of two coats of NYX Imagination. I then started drawing the heart outline with medium striping brush and LynBDesigns Quoth the Raven. I then filled in the hearts with  OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I have found through trial and error that using a white base helps colors pop more. Especially colors that tend to be sheer like pinks.  I filled in the hearts with American Apparel Angeline, China Glaze Adventure Red-y and a no-name red glitter from The New Black Love Machine polish set. For the "stitches" I used a small striping brush and Quoth the Raven. 

 My heart shapes are still imperfect but I am happy with how these turned out. I love mixing pinks and reds together for Valentine's Day. My right hand did not get the red carpet treatment; I settled for a skittle using the same colors. What can I say? It was late and I was tired-lol!

Check out the other ladies' Valentine's Day manis!
Michelle - Lab Muffin
Catrine - Unnaked Nails
Melanie - Nail & Polish
Jessica - Beauty Gnome
Emily - An Accent Nail