Thursday, August 14, 2014

Neutral Flowers

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.

Digit-al Dozen-Grapevine

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

Digit-al Dozen Eye Of The Tiger

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

Digit-al Dozen Summer Suns

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

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.....