Monday, July 10, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: 5 Days, 5 Continents North American Artist

Greetings and Nailutations!

Why hello there!  It is a Digit-al Dozen week and our theme this week is 5 Continents.  This theme threw me for a loop and I kept trying to think of I wanted to do for each continent.  I finally decided on artists and my husband selected the North American artist Georgia O'Keefe - my husband loves Sante Fe style art.  She did some amazing macros of flowers, adobe homes, mountains and skylines.  I was drawn to one of her skyline images called Sky Above The Flat White Cloud II (mostly because I knew I could do the look with my simple nail art skills).



Now let's get to the details!

Products used:
Drip Drop Nail Paint - Tighty Whities
Bliss Polish - Waves, Mint and Daisy
Glisten and Glow - HK Girl Top Coat
Nails Redesigned - Straight line vinyls
Heather's Hues - Heart of the Matter
Ellagee Polish - Lickity Split Latex Mani Mask (press sample)

I started with a base of Tighty Whities and topped with the HK Girl and allowed that to completely dry.  Once it was dry, I added some vinyls across my nail and then protected my skin with Lickity Split Latex Mani Mask.  I used a sponge and Waves, Mint and Daisy to create a gradient just at the top of my nail near the cuticle.  After I achieved the look I wanted, I peeled the latex and vinyl off and topped the mani off with more HK Girl.  Once that was dry, I added Heart of the Matter for a soft canvas look.




I love how this piece of art makes me feel.  It gives me that adrenaline rush of heading somewhere new and exciting.  When is the last time you traveled somewhere new?  Did you feel the rush of adrenaline or some other feeling?


Be sure to check out the other Digit-al Dozen members below!  I can't wait to see what unfold this week.

Happy Polishing,
Kristi aka BeginNails


24 comments:

  1. That's a gorgeous manicure and one you should do again. The way you faded one color into the other is just the best.

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  2. This mani turned out so well! I am tempted to try and recreate it.

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    1. You should! I want to do it with different colors...I bet nudes would look nice too.

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  3. Oh my goodness, I know what I have to try now.

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  4. Ooh, I'm glad you decided to go with this take on the theme! It's going to be so interesting!

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    1. It really made me push myself. I was really happy with how each one turned out.

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  5. Wow, this is a really cool design! I would never think to create anything like it, but it's very striking!

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  6. These are really neat and I love the soft colors!

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  7. Your mani is perfect! I wasn't familiar with the painting, but after seeing it next to your mani I think you did a wonderful job translating it to nail art.

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  8. I love how you translated the theme to your mani!

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  9. This is so subtle but I love it!!!

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  10. Gorgeous! And I love your take on the gradient mani!

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  11. This is such a unique place to draw inspiration from for these theme, I love it!

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  12. This is so pretty and delicate!!!! Love!!!

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