Monday, March 14, 2016

The Digital Dozen does Spring - Day 1: Song Birds

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Hiya, all! Today marks the start of another Digital Dozen week and since Spring is just about at our doorstep, we're doing a whole week dedicated to one the season! I'm pretty much WAY excited about it :D

So, while I'm super excited for the theme this month I really don't know where this week will go nail art wise. I'd like to avoid doing flowers every single day, but it's tempting! I started today with a compromise - some floral instead of all floral ;)
I came across the below image (the source I found it at is here) and was instantly drawn to it. I haven't done a landscape style scene in awhile so I wanted to give it a go...why oh why do I keep telling myself that I can paint birds!? I can't do it! I hate how they turn out almost every time. Ugh.
I wanted to try and emulate the background you see in the inspiration photo so I did a saran wrap mani using Zoya's Tilda, Alexa, and Charisma and then used acrylic paints to add the birds, branches, and flowers. I contemplated a matte top coat but I felt that the colors popped way better with the glossy finish than the matte finish. 

So, this really didn't turn out like I had envisioned. Which sucks. Not a huge fan of this one, though I'm just glad I've got something to share. Still bummed about my mega shorties but we shall survive.

Anyhow, check out the inlinkz below to see what the other ladies have done for day 1!

Happy Polishing :)