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My Family Crest - Not My Best Work

So I'm always on the hunt for new ideas.  Given my bf is surprisingly supportive of this blog, he actually set me a decent challenge: make my family crest.  My family crest is actually kinda interesting, have a look at the bottom of the post.  It looks weird being the first image. 

Looking at the heart of the crest, it looked pretty simple: royal blue background, wavy white lines then a yellow chevron over the top.  Using Revlon Royal, Rimmel French White Tip Pro and Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow, I set to work.  Unfortunately, it just wasn't....good.  From a distance they look like flip flops and it's just not up to my normal standard.  Running out of time tonight, I feel it is my duty to share all my efforts with you, success or not.  Also, I'm sooo happy my original desk lamp died, the one I've been using for the past 10 days (this is about three weeks old) is so much better.  






The Verdict: So there you have it folks, not some of my best work but challenge fulfilled!  I wish I could go back in time and fix my white balance here but alas, whatcha gunna do.  Was worth a shot :)


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