Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Monochrome - Day 3: Silver Daisies

So I think I've officially earned the "terrible blogger" title. I feel so badly that I've been so far behind on all of my posts. I also apologize for the constant stream of excuses! I'm trying to get back on tract and I really want to finish up the Digital Dozen monochrome week even though I'm WAY behind on it all.

I really wasn't sure what to do to continue on with this challenge so I started looking everywhere I could for inspiration. I wear quite a few rings on a daily basis and most of them are fairly simple stacking bands. I usually try to find a ring combo that I love and then I just wear it for weeks on end. You may occasionally notice the thumb ring on my left hand (that's pretty much always on) and then on my right hand (which you hardly ever see, sorry), I almost always have a thick silver daisy band that I purchased from Sundance Catalogue. It's one of my favorites and I actually bought a matching one for my sister so it has an extra special place in my heart. It was my inspiration for tonight's mani! 

This is a pretty basic look, but I actually really like how it turned out. I started with a base of OPI's My Boyfriend Scales Walls (I FINALLY bought 2 new bottles so I can use this old bottles had actually dried up!). 
I then went in with Zoya's Trixie to paint the basic flower shape and followed with some black acrylic paint to outline the flower. I topped it all off with a coat of Seche Vite and called it a day ;) I contemplated mattifying this, but once I had the top coat on, I really liked it as it was. 
And here is my inspiration ring! If you're curious, you can find it here: Tournesol Ring
When I started taking pictures tonight, I still had the macro lens on from the swatching I did earlier today, so I decided to throw in a macro-ish shot of these :)
I'm going to do my best to get through the last two days of the challenge soon (maybe another mani tonight??) What do you think of these? Do you think they're monochrome enough? I never know how much freedom I can have with this theme! 
Happy Polishing :)