Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Digit-al Dozen Does Nature - Day 1: Tortoise


Good evening! Today kicks off a brand new Digit-al Dozen Week! The theme this month is Nature and I have had so many ideas swimming around in my head that it was hard to narrow them down. You are probably looking at the picture and wondering how in the world that ties in with nature. Follow me after the jump and I will explain!





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As I said earlier, I had a hard time narrowing down all the ideas in my head for this theme. (And who knows what I will choose tomorrow - I still have no idea!) I decided to go back to some inspiration I found last month at the zoo with a very awesome pattern on a tortoise shell!





I tried to mimic the pattern on the shell, and I think I did  a fairly good job with that. I am not happy  with the light gold/yellow color, however. I actually did this mani twice and the second time I worked on trying to get the right color for about an hour; I thought I had it matched fairly closely until I layered it over the brown. So it's not my favorite nail art ever, but they can't all be favorites.




I kept thinking the design on my ring fingernail reminded me of something but I couldn't think of it. Then it popped into my head, it reminds me of the design on Daniel Larusso's headband in The Karate Kid - the original one, not the new, fake one ;). That obviously wasn't my intention but I do like that movie so I guess that's ok!

Hopefully I have something much better for you tomorrow! In the meantime, make sure you check out all of the gorgeous manis below. They really knocked them out of the park!







Thanks for reading and happy polishing!


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18 comments :

  1. This looks so cool! Love the inspiration and design!

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  2. Oh my, I'd never thought that it was a pattern on tortoise shell. Beautiful design!

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  3. Such a cool place to get inspiration from! They're great!

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  4. wow I love the story behind this nail art :) This creation looks perfect! I'm just stunned on the way you managed to create such a pattern, your nails look great. I love the yellow color and would love to wear that myself some day!

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  5. What a great idea! I get so inspired by odd patterns I see too so this is extra awesome to me!

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  6. Well, I've never seen a karate kid mani before, so you succeeded on both counts.

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  7. nature is so crazy and cool - I mean, the fact that you were inspired by real patterns is so cool!

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  8. Very creative. And you inspiration is perfect!

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  9. I love this...such a creative interpretation of the theme! <3

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  10. LOVE these!! I have a desert tortoise and I have wanted to paint her shell on several occasions!

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  11. Love this interpretation! I've seen those tortoises in person too! ;) And hahahahaha about the headband! I can totally see it!

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  12. oh wow - I had no idea tortoises had these sorts of patterns !

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