Saturday, February 1, 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 1: Achromatic

Today is a 2 day post day! This month, one of my favorite nail ladies (Gnarly Gnails) put together a really creative and unique nail art challenge that I knew I had to partake in. I loved doing the 31 Day Challenge and have been looking forward to this new one for months. Too bad I didn't start doing nail art for it months ago ;) 

So here it is, the first post of the Nail-Art-A-Go-Go challenge! :D Myself and several other talented nail ladies will be partaking in this challenge...which is quite the challenge. It's one mani a day for the entire month of February! I'm positive I will fall behind, but I really hope to take part in each challenge. If you're interested in partaking, check out this link to find out how to get involved :) 
Day one is Achromatic, meaning "without color" so it's all about black, whites and greys. I decided to go with a super simple 'love' tree mani (after all, it is the love month!). 
This is a super simple look that probably looks similar to some other art that I've done before. I really love doing manis that span across my nails in a mini landscape scene like this. I fear it's going to be a phase for me ;) Kind of like my tribal or floral phases...
I started this with a base of OPI's Skull and Glossbones - one of my favorite base polishes! - and painted the tree using black acrylic paint and a trimmed down brush. I added in the heart 'carved' into the tree with more S&GB and added in a few falling leaves to fill in the bare space around the branches. 
What do you think of this? Pretty simple, eh? I think I like it though! I can't wait to see what all the other ladies come up with through out this month and I'm hoping that I can keep up with them all. Be sure to check out the inlinkz below to see their work. 

Happy Polishing :)