Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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Digital Dozen does Tropical - Day 2 - Flamingos

It's Day 2 on the Digital Dozen and I have finally recreated a design from a fellow blogger about seven years ago.  The design is from Sparkly Vernis and was used as per profile pic for a long time.  She still blogs a little bit, kind of like me, but I still read every post and look at every nail pic cause she has been around for just about as long as me.

When thinking tropical nails, I sure do think of Flamingos. I've never actually seen one in real life, but I'm hoping we can mark that check off the list when we visit the USA and the Caribbean in a few weeks time. 

Monday, August 13, 2018

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Digital Dozen does Tropical - Day 1 - Gradient with fern leaves

Whoo hoo, I'm back with another Digital Dozen week, and again another comment about the fact that I haven't posted anything since the last Digital Dozen week.  Once again I have wonderful reason for my absence.  We are just a few short weeks away from our grand epic adventure to the USA for 7 weeks - so we have been planning our arses off for that. Plus we decided we would renovate all our bathrooms whilst we were away, cause it's just easier to do it that way rather than be home for all the banging and building.  But that means we have been busy picking out tiles and fittings to ensure the builder knows what we want whilst we are away.  So year, blogging came a very long way down the list.

But, I am ready for the entire week, because I actually thought the Digital Dozen week was last week and pushed myself to get all my nail art finished, but it was a whole week early.

First up is a nice simple gradient with stamping.  You just can't go wrong with something like this. Although I do wish I was a bit more creative and attempted some double stamping, like @Clairestelle8, who was my inspiration for this art.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

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Digital Dozen does White - Day 5 random mix

Ah ha, I tricked you. You thought I was going to pull out some fancy freehand cartoon portraits for day 5, to match what I did for day 5 on the black prompt.  Well let me tell you that I do have a great idea for a mani that fits that exact description, but I haven't painted it yet, so instead you get this one from my draft vault.  I counts on the 'white' theme because it was done on a white base ok!

Today's mani was one of those that organically grew as I painted it. I started with some MILV water decals, which are the two centre nails. But I decided that I didn't want to just do a full mani of water decals and I needed to put some sort of artistic flare to it. So I then did a gradient using similar colours to the centre part of the water decals, as well as some of my own gold accents.

When looking at this, know one could tell that it was a combo of water decals and free hand nail art. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

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Digital Dozen does White - Iridescent glitter beetles

You knew these were coming, and whoa do they look amazing in real life and so different to the black versions.  I didn't end up using the exact same glitters that I used on the black one, as I wanted to try out these 'Unicorn Mermaid' glitters that I bought ages ago (like Oct last year) from the Born Pretty Store. 

I used three different colours from the set of six, as these three were the ones that showed the best colour shift.  I thought they looked very cool and subtlety sprakley.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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Digital Dozen does White - Rainbow bubbles

Yep, you knew these rainbow bubbles were coming, cause that's what Day 3 was on the black prompt.

The black version looked way cooler than these, but I feel my freehand painting technique on this on was a lot better.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Digital Dozen does White - Holo gradient with hearts

Continuing from yesterday's theme of recreating my 'Black' prompt nails in white.  In February last year, I created these black and holo tipped nails with stamping.  Here is the white version, although using a different stamp design.

I think the black version popped way more that the holo on white, but these have a very soft and ethereal quality to them.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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Digital Dozen does White - Multichrome flakies

Thank goodness for another Digital Dozen week to force me to post something here. Otherwise I think this blog would fall into oblivion!  It's tough to keep it going after eight years, but as long as I remember that I do this for fun and for myself, then I think it will keep going, cause we all know I don't do it for the readers, because I don't think anyone comes by here anymore.

Now to this weeks theme. It's White. I love open themes like this. I really wasn't sure what to paint, but then I drew inspiration from the Digital Dozen Black week that we did in February last year.  So for my first mani, I recreated the same mani I did with black polish. Well sort of. You see I realized that if I did it exactly the same then the two manis would look identical. That's because the multichrome flakies are not opaque and the base colour doesn't show through.  Instead of rubbing the multichrome flakies over the entire nail, I did it more random and sparingly.

Here is a macro where I managed to capture the multichrome shift on a few bits.

And then to make it like the black version, I stamped over it (and probably ruined it a little), as I preferred it with just the splatter effect.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

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Digital Dozen - In my Garden - Peacocks

Here we are with day five of the Digital Dozen 'In my Garden' week and I've used a little bit of creative licence with this one.  Clearly my nails are peacock themed. Do I have a peacock in my back yard? Well technically no, but I am going to use this post to bring attention to the plight of the Canberra peacocks who are inhabiting the backyards of my fellow Canberreans.

You see, some suburbs in Canberra have a feral peacock problem. Seriously!  Apparently the peacock population has grown so much since then first one wandered into someones garden in 2003, that in The ACT Governments Management plan that was recently out for consultation, they are planning to trap and relocate the peacocks, and those peacocks that can't be re-homed would be put down.  There was a fair bit of news coverage about it, talking to people who like the peacocks around and those that are finding them a nuisance. 

So in honour of those Canberreans that do have these majestic birds in their backyards, here are my peacock themed nails. I did a combination of water decals and stamping.

Can you imaging having these gorgeous animals on your side fence, or on your roof doing fancy mating dances.

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I live in Canberra, Australia with my husband, Mr Seven and Miss Five. My blog is all about nail polish, and a few other bits in between. You can contact me at morenailpolish@iinet.net.au