Thursday, September 27, 2012

31 Day Challenge - Day 27: Inspired by Art

Hey everyone!

Today the challenge prompt is to create nail art based on art. After looking through my inspiration folder, I found a piece of artwork that I'd saved from Pinterest a while ago that I thought would translate really well into a nail design!


When I saved this to my inspiration folder, I never made note of the source. So I had to do some research, but it seems that this painting originates from this Etsy shop. There's a lot of other great paintings in the shop and I could definitely pull inspiration from many more of the pieces!

It also seems that this is a popular painting to use as inspiration for nail art! A few weeks age Kelsie from Kelsie's Nail Files also created a nail design based on this piece of art! Great minds think alike. :)


I used over 20 polishes to create this design (see a photo of all of them below), so bear with me as I try to run through them all.

On my index nail, the pink gradient is done using OPI Mod About You, Zoya Jolene and Zoya Brie.

The peachy gradient on my middle nail is done using China Glaze Peachy Keen, Illamasqua Purity and Wet 'n' Wild French White.

The blue gradient on my index nail is done using China Glaze Kinetic Candy, China Glaze For Audrey and OPI Fly.

On my pinky nail, the green gradient (which I think is my favourite one) is done using OPI Jade is the New Black, China Glaze Gaga for Green and China Glaze Re-fresh Mint.

To create the tree and its branches, I used a striping brush and OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys. Besides all those colours, I also used a bunch to create the dots on the branches:

China Glaze Orange You Hot?
China Glaze Sun-Kissed
OPI Did It On 'Em
OPI Funky Dunkey
OPI Rumple's Wiggins
OPI Ski Teal We Drop
Orly Emberstone
Orly Stone Cold


I'm probably forgetting at least one polish, but those are all the ones that I can remember at the moment!


I'm super happy with how this mani turned out and I'm actually pretty bummed that I have to remove it so quickly! I'll have to redo it some time in the future when I'm able to wear it for a longer period of time.


As promised above, here's a look at all the polishes it took to create this design. And just because I thought they looked kind of pretty, I also included a photo of the sponges post-gradient.



That's twenty-seven down, only four more to go!

Tomorrow is inspired by a flag, and if you follow me on twitter, you know that I've been feeling less than inspired about that theme. I'm still running through ideas though, so check back tomorrow to see what I come up with!

60 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, i love that piece of art!

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  2. These are gorgeous! Lovely work there :3

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  3. This is SUCH a beautiful translation of the art and I really think you should send them a message with this picture! I must say this has to be one of my favorite manis of yours!

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  4. STUNNING! I totally want to recreate this! :)

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  5. Amazin, Kayla! I've had many of those paintings saved n my favorites for ages, so I instantly recognized it on your nails! Your mani is absolutely breathtaking :).

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    1. Thank you! And yes, the paintings in this shop are stunning! I'd love to get one for my living room some day!

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  6. wooow, this is just amazing. It's gorgeous!!! One of the most beautiful nail art I've ever seen!!! Great job Kayla, I'm stunned ♥

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  7. This is just gorgeous! You are incredibly talented!

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  8. With every mani you leave me amazed. Your art is perfect

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  9. This is freaking gorgeous! Very good job! I love it so much!

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  10. This is so beautiful!! You are great!

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  11. WOW! I can't even begin to describe how beautiful these are! And thank you for posting your sponge, when I do my gradients I only used one color and tried to build it up but by putting all of the colors on the sponge it seems like you get a much smoother gradient. Thank you!!

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  12. Beautiful, fantastic, loved, congratulations

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  13. c'est magnifique ! Très fin, les couleurs sont très belles ! J'adore !!!! ♥♥♥

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  14. Amazing! Your nails look fantastic! :)

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  15. I want to marry you, to steal your talent, your nails, your np, your inspiration. In brief, it's perfect
    I don't have words to describe how I love this mani

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  16. Gorgeous! i want to try, but don't know how to do my thumb :S

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    1. Thanks! And I didn't picture my thumb but all I did was repeat my favourite of the gradients (the green one). I didn't want to do anything to take away from the rest of the nails, but I still wanted it to be cohesive. :)

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  17. Gorgeous!! Love the artwork and the Mani!!!

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  18. It is brilliant! Must be really difficult to do!)

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  19. I love all the pretty colors! Such a clever idea!

    Jazz x

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  20. Absolutely incredible, I'm floored.

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  21. Wow, that's stunningly beautiful! :)

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  22. That is SO gorgeous! I had to de-lurk just to say that!

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  23. It's so awesome i'm de-lurking, too! I guess you cn call it an anti-lurkers nail art :D Simply stunning!

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  24. This is so incredible, I don't know how you can bear to remove it! I'm curious to see what tomorrow's mani will bring!

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  25. I would be okay if you kept this on forever. Very very stunning!

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  26. This is one of the best mani I've ever seen!

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  27. This is my favourite mani among them all. Jawdropping. Stunning. I can find no appropriate words to describe how much I'm loving it...

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  28. That is absolutely beautiful!!! I am in love with this nail art! Might even do it myself :D

    Samantha
    Nail Art Couture
    I do a lot of fashion inspired nail art, I would love if you drop by :D

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  29. Wow, thanks so much everyone! I'm glad you liked it. :)

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  30. So beautiful! I can see how easily this artwork translates into nail art!

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  31. This is insane, so gorgeous!
    QiQi Gallery has some amazing artwork that I think I might try translating to the nail. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  32. These are really cute! I love this design!

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    Follow me, and I'll follow back. ♥

    Love, Jackffy
    jackffy.blogspot.com

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  34. Nice work on nails... Very beautiful. Thnaks for sharing with us.
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  36. This is incredible. so inspiring.

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  37. Thank you for making this site very interesting! Keep going! You're doing very well!
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  38. What'd you do on your thumb? (so phenomenal btw)

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  39. OH MY GOD THIS IS PHENOMENAL.
    I can only hope I'll have the skills you have one day! :)

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  40. This is one of my favorites Kayla! Keep up the inspiration. ~Ana

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