No surprise, I am behind. I usually try to get my manicures done way in advance and I was on a roll but my nails broke, several of them so I waited to try and grow them out as much as I can. This is as good as it gets. I did a neutral background with Zoya Avery and added a little pattern with dots as the base for some summer flowers. This is actually very conservative for me.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
When I think of summer, I think of having a glass of wine on the patio at night. Grapes are the obvious next progression for this. Here I have a little gradient, stamped with some gold vines and I added the grapes using acrylic paints.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I have been thinking about doing this one for a while but I wasn't sure how to get the right depth in the image. When I thought about summer, one of the things that came to mind was heat and rain (since that is all we have had here in NY). The rain forest was a logical progression. I ended up getting the effect by stamping over black with a darker green underneath and a lighter green on top. The tiger coming through the trees just gave it some interest.
Monday, August 11, 2014
This was inspired by some summer wallpaper that I found online. I couldn't get as intricate as the design online but it was a pretty outcome. The base is sponged and then I taped off and did a sideways gradient across the nails. I used all Zoyas in reds, oranges and yellows.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
This months theme for the Digital Dozen is Countries and Cultures. I am really hoping to one day get to Holland to see a tulip farm. It's on my bucket list. I did a gradient background to transition between the blue sky and the green grass. Then I added in some tulips using acrylics. I had to add a windmill but it could use some work. You always think of things you "should" have done when you are finished. Overall it came out cute. I have lots of ideas but nothing else completed yet. Lets see what the week brings.....