Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ukranian Eggs

I always loved these eggs growing up.  The intricacy always amazed me.  Obviously I couldn't begin to get that detailed but I am loving the outcome.  The base is Marc Jacobs Secret Love.  Acrylics added in the detail.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Matryoshka Dolls

The detail work on this was nearly impossible.  So, teeny, teeny tiny.  I always loved these.  These are acrylics over Barry M Prickly Pear.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Windmills and Tulips

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.....

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Digital Dozen Does Metal-Magnetic Tips

Quick post today.  We are in the middle of an electronic medical record implementation at work so I am exhausted right now.  I am doing these posts daily as opposed to a week ahead of time.  This was kind of a flop but looked pretty in person.  I used Illamasqua Ouija which I love because it wears well and is gorgeous.  I did a small shape on the accent nail with tips in Magnetic black.  I have no idea what the brand is because the label is no longer intact.  It was too small to pick up a real magnetic effect but I like to outcome.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Digital Dozen Does Metals-Chrome Tips

I'm back after a few month sabbatical.  I had a lot of trouble maintaining my nail length.  I had problems with peeling and breaking nails and I tried everything to fix it but finally gave up hope.  Then over the past month, they have grown the way they used to and I was amazed.  A friend at work said that it was related to the anesthesia that I had for my back surgery.  I thought she was crazy but now I am not so sure because it took that long for my nails to grow out completely and the timing just makes sense.  Anyway, back to my Digital Dozen group with a theme from hell.  Metals????  I am struggling with this one. Here you have OPI Dim Sum Plum with OPI Push And Shove.  I am excited to find a way to wear Push And Shove since my nails have way to many imperfections to wear it on it's own.  It is gorgeous...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Digital Dozen Does Brands-For Dummies

I really wanted to do posts this week that didn't involve words and that readers could identify by a quick glance.  I have not had much success but I think today's post is a keeper.  I turned in my room and looked at the bookcase and saw a few "how to" books for "dummies" and I knew that would work.  Look Familiar?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Digital Dozen Does Brands-Tampax

The brand theme was actually my pick.  I am regretting it now because I have no real inspiration this week but the reason I started it was because of a post I saw on Instagram where someone was inspired by a tampon box.  I was inspired by one also,  specifically the colors.  This is using white as a base and it is topped with the green and blue from the new OPI tints.  I am totally in love with these and will be using them again very soon for some additional nail art.  It's like using watercolors.