Monday, February 10, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Vintage - Day 1: Blue Floral

Hello, all! Sorry for being a bit MIA this past week. I've been feeling a bit uninspired and every time I sat down at my desk I just couldn't produce anything I liked. One of the more frustrating things artists go though. Sometimes I just need to step back long enough that I begin to miss doing nail art again and then I can get my head back into it. 

This week marks the start of February's Digital Dozen week! The best week each month, I'd say ;) This week is "Vintage" and I was initially really excited about the prospect of this. However, I literally spent from Thursday last week to today trying to come up with manis for this no avail. Grrr! I actually did a mani this morning with the intention of using it for DD week, but I hated it. I almost quit for the day but decided to push through it and I'm super stoked that I did! 
So, this is inspired by a print I found online. A print that I've been lusting after and wanting to try since I first got into nail art. I've actually had it saved on my phone for over a year now as something that I really wanted to try but never thought I could actually do. What's more? It's a 1930's pattern! Perfect for vintage I'd say! 
When I was looking for inspiration today, I randomly came across this pattern again and knew I had to give it a shot. So in a way, this look is sort of a year in the making since I had to hone my skill in order to accomplish it.

I started this look with a base of OPI's My Boyfriend Scales Walls (which has apparently been discontinued?!? D: I will need to stock up, stat). Using a dotting tool and OPI's In My Back Pocket and Zoya's Maura (orange and red, respectively) I did simple dotted flowers.

With Zoya's Wednesday, I added in the leaves with my detail brush. Finally, I used this STUNNING cobalt blue acrylic paint for the blue leave/lines in the blank space. If anyone knows of an equivalent polish in this color, please tell me! I need it! 
I'm a bit stumped for what to do the rest of this week. The website I found this pattern hosted on has a ton of other vintage 30's style patterns and I have a feeling this may be a very floral heavy week...hope that's alright with you all ;) 
Happy Polishing and be sure to check out the other ladies' work through the inlinkz below :)