Sunday, September 1, 2013

31DC2013 Day1 - Red

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I'm so excited for this challenge
I hope you are too!

Sorry, I just couldn't help myself with that little poem! Today is the first day of the 31 day challenge and I'm really excited for it! I want to start out with some pretty red roses. These are also supposed to double for my Sunday Stamping challenge in Adventures in Stamping. The theme today is tone on tone. Two challenge in one, how is that for you?

The base for this manicure is Nicole by OPI How Fairy Nice of You! which is a very pale, barely there pink. I stamped the floral pattern from Pueen plate Pueen27 using OPI Danke-Shiny Red, which was still on my work table from the Louboutin mani a few days ago.

Using OPI Liquid Sand Magazine Cover Mouse, I painted over each of the roses with a small detail brush. The inspiration for these textured roses comes from an incredible manicure by Work Play Polish. I have wanted to try a textured rose design ever since and even though our manicures at not at all alike, I credit her for putting the idea in my head!

I need lots of practice when it comes to free hand nail art and tracing over stamping in a way feels like baby steps for me. All I had to do was stay within the lines and not have to worry about placement. Sort of like a child tracing letters as they learn how to write. Baby steps...

Challenge countdown: 1 down, 30 to go!

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

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  1. Lovely! The textured roses look really great too :)

  2. Gorgeous! The roses actually look like they were stamped as well, so good job on the roses!

  3. I LOVE those textured roses! Such a great idea! And I think they turned out well.

    And your long nails are looking crazy gorgeous!

  4. So lovely! I REALLY like this - especially the idea of tracing over some of the stamp with another polish...

  5. I love how you painted with the liquid sand! such a great Idea :)
    beautiful mani :)

  6. These are absolutely Gorgeous!! You've given me reasons to get liquid sand red now :) and the stenciling is perfect! xx

  7. These are amazing! I love the concepts you come up with

  8. Очень красиво, Анечка, вы - искусница.

  9. This is a "baby steps" mani? Wish I could be this good.

  10. This is gorgeous! Love the idea of the textured roses <3

  11. Thank you soooo much everyone for all the wonderful comments! I'm so thrilled that you like this manicure and the idea of tracing the roses for texture! Thank you! <3

    Большое спасибо Людмила! Я так рада, что вам нравится этот маникюр!

  12. Awww, thank you, Anutka! That was so sweet to even mention me. :) I'm such a fan of your blog!!!

  13. @Leslie, I'm such a fan of your work! Inspired by your manicures all the time and so humble to know that you even read my blog, not to mention enjoy it :)

    @Aglaya, thank you so much!


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