Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spring Challenge-Love and Life

OK, this is a little hectic but SUPER fun.  I signed up to participate in two challenges at the same time.  This is my first post for the Spring Challenge that is being hosted by Mateja at Purple Glitters.  You can read more about her VERY creative challenge and the rules here.

The topic for today's post is love and life and I selected green and pink for this particular challenge.  Love automatically brought hearts to mind for me.  When I thoght of life, I thought of healthcare since I work in it.  And, the symbol, for me of health and life is always the ankh.  If you are not familiar with it, it is an Egyptian Hieroglyphic character.  It means eternal life.  My father worked in research for a pharmaceutical company and I remember they used the symbol at his agency.  They used to give their employees keychains with the ankh on them.  So here is what I came up with.....


I painted a coat of Color Club Twiggie and then used saran wrap to dab on OPI Italian Love Affair.  The hearts are China Glaze Rich & Famous and I added the Ankh in rhinestones over Italian Love Afair on the accent nail.  Love the hyacinths as a backdrop except I probably will not be able to breathe the rest of the day.
Please stop over to see what the other ladies who are in the challenge are doing.  I have seen some really great interpretations from amazing designers.
Taya from Taya
Kelly-Ann from Nail Art By Kelly-Ann
Riley from Pinky to Thumb
Aylin from Posh Nail Art
Aurora from of World of Happy Nails
Thalie from Glazed Talons
Hema from Rainbow Nails
I think I got everyone, if a link doesn't work, I got a name wrong, or if you want me to add your name in where there isn't one, let me know.  Looking forward to this.....



22 comments:

  1. I love your manicure! You really did a good job!

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    1. Thank you. This was a great idea for a challenge.

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  2. that's really pretty,Sue! I have always love that Egyptian symbol.

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    1. Me too. I still have the keychain because I was always drawn to it.

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  3. This is beautiful Sue! You could even substitute the ankh for the breast cancer symbol during breast cancer awareness month as well!

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    1. That's true. Will have to remember that.

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  4. Ankhs!! The art history nerd in me loves it! I need to try the saran wrap method sometime, it's so subtle and delicate especially with pastels.

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    1. Yay!! Art history nerd. Awesome.

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  5. That is so pretty! I love it!

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  6. This is GORGEOUS!! :D I love it! I also love the ankh symbol.

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  7. Very pretty! I like the colors you used.

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  8. Beautiful design..love the ankh symbol. I chose Pink and Green combo too for the challenge...yay.

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  9. This is very beautiful. You chose the same combo as I. :)

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  10. Creative and beautiful, love it :)

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  11. Wow! I really really like it! I love the finger accent and the colours you used!!!
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  12. I love it, it's really pretty. :)

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  13. Awesome job on these! I love your interpretation of this challenge!

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