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Day 27–Inspired by Artwork

I know it’s probably the next day for some of you, but now that I’m back at work after a two week vacation, the last couple of posts might be a little bit later. It’s still Day 27 here on the West Coast! I was a little stumped for ideas on this one as I’m not very artistically-inclined. I can manage basic shapes and lines, but when it comes to shading and faces, I cannot draw if my life depended on it. I was always the girl with perfectly drawn maps and chemical structures, but never anything else! What you are about to witness is my feeble attempt at some trees. I couldn’t get the faces to show up very well…

I started off with two coats of Venique – Wingtip White and sponged on a grey gradient of Barielle – U-Concrete-Me. I then did one coat of the infamous China Glaze – Fairy Dust and drew on the branches with black acrylic paint. I felt like my nails looked depressing once I was finished drawing so I dotted on some red berries in Zoya – America to give the whole manicure some “pep”.

winter_trees

Be sure to check out the other fabulous ladies who are also taking on the 31 Day Nail Challenge!

Naomi @ Bellezza

Traci @ drinkcitra

35 comments

  1. I like the little red berries! They add a nice touch to it! :)

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    1. Thank you! I felt like the branches needed something extra!

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  2. WOW! I like it a lot you are so talented Ms.Jayne! :)

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  3. Whoa! This looks amazing, Jayne! :D You can definitely see the faces!

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    1. Thank you! I was glad someone would see them!

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  4. This is so pretty! Love the painting as well!

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  5. Love it!!! Your so talented and love your nails!

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    1. Awww, thank you! That means a lot!

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  6. wow i love the nail art,nice post anyway!

    new here to your blog,would you mind following back?tnx.

    just me,

    cheeneezcool18.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi Jayne, i'm your newest follower!...wish i had the ability to create such art on my nails! Wud love if your could follow me back :)
    http://thandilemana.blogspot.com
    xo

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  8. It looks like a winter scene. I like how you used the original artwork and put your own spin on it.

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  9. I love those kinds of tree 'drawings'. Our shower curtain is a big branchy tree :P I love this look, I think you did really well with this one!

    ps. have you seen this yet? http://sparkledbeauty.blogspot.ca/2012/10/quo-back-to-basics-palette.html

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    1. Wowwwww!!! DUPE!!!
      Your shower curtain is way cooler than ours! Ours is just brown. That's it!

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  10. Ahh, Jayne! You did such a fantastic job with this! I love the added pep, hehe.

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    1. Yayy! Thank you!! I'm glad you like my trees!

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  11. I love the red dots you added...it makes it feel more holiday-ish and whimsical. Also, the great thing about branches are that you can't really tell if you mess up so they look perfect to me :)

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    1. Thank you! I definitely felt more holiday-ish with the berries!

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  12. the red berries were a great addition... love it!! :)

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    1. Thank you! I can't believe the challenge is almost finished!

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  13. This is stunning! You did an amazing job!

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    1. Awww, thank you Meredith!! I'm really glad you like it!

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  14. Great job! I love the addition of the red berries, it's a nice finishing touch(:

    I also wanted to let you know that I tagged you in my recent post, the I ❤ Fall tag~

    Elle
    Lipstick & Lace

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    1. Thank you!
      I love that Tag I will totally do it!

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  15. i love it jayne! I may write this down as one of those nail designs i must attempt when i get off my nail block!

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    1. I look forward to your interpretation Naomi. They're always so bright and fun!

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  16. This is lovely Jayne! you did an amazing job! I really like it!

    Samantha
    Nailartcouture

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    1. Thank you! This is high praise coming from you as you can actually draw!!

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