Saturday, March 16, 2019

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Slinky Malinki Cat Flaps for Digital Dozen does books

For my last book inspired mani, I've gone all out with some freehand painted nail art. I chose to paint the cover image from Slinky Malinki Cat Flaps.

I absolutely love the Slinky Malinki books.  For a family with several cats, this collection of children's books from Lynley Dodd has so many relateable stories that they became a bedtime favourite book with my kids.  

Also drawing my love to these books is the newest little addition to our household, who is about 6-7 weeks old. We have named him Inky, and he is a tiny little black kitty who we are sure will grow up and be very similar in appearance to Mr Slinky Malinki.
Slinky Malinki was blacker than black, a stalking and lurking adventurous cat.  He had bright yellow eyes and a warbling wail, and  a kink at the end of his very long tail. 






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Thursday, March 14, 2019

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Don't let the pigeon drive the bus for Digital Dozen does books

I have some more nail art inspired by kids books, because as a mum of school aged kids, their books out number my books in the household.  This was a book of my daughters when she was younger, it's a cute story about a pigeon that wants to drive the bus and tries to come up with a bunch of different ways to try to convince you to let it.

Loving how the nail art looks against the book cover from a distance. Not loving it so much up close because of my messy lines.  

Was nice to pull out some older Ulta3 shades for this mani. The neutral shade was called Allure and the blue was Soft Hydrangea.






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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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One ring to rule them all for Digital Dozen does books

Today's book themed nail art is from Lord of the Rings, Fellowship of the Ring.  I probably should have just stuck with a regular gold foil nail polish, like Amazeballz from Lacquistry,  Which I did start with, but I then decided to add some more pizzazz, and added a layer of Enchanted Polish Austin Powers.  Photographing this in the sun didn't help either, as all that amazing holo goodness that is in Austin Powers just shines through, but in the shade these looked pretty amazing, like gold foil.

I did the elvish script by hand. I wish I was able to make it a little smaller  and finer, but this is all I could manage when painting with nail polish.  I've seen a few stamping plates that actually have the elvish print written in script, but unfortunately I don't have any of those plate, so free hand it is!





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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar nail art for Digital Dozen does books

No introductions necessary here I'm sure.  This little guy is very recognizable, and also very easy to paint as nail art. Yay for easy nail art.

Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar was my little boy's favourite book when he was one year old.  I have such an adorable photo of my husband reading this book to him, with him sitting on his lap with a look of wonder in his face.  In fact I also made a Very Hungry Caterpillar cake for his first birthday.







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Monday, March 11, 2019

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Digital Dozen does books

It was a public holiday here in Canberra today, which meant not only did I manage to get out and about with the family for some Canberra day morning celebrations, but I also managed to finish off my Digital Dozen nail art for this week, and edit all the photos.  I can't remember the last time I actually had all five manis ready to post at the beginning of the week with no rush to try and finish any. Yay me!

To start the week off, instead of going with any specific book for the prompt, I stuck with books in general, and stamped some text and a little book shelf image.  Both of these images are off a really old Vivid nail stamping plate.

The base polish is You're so Vain-illa from OPI, which is such a nice base shade for nail art if you don't fancy doing a white base.





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