Monday, September 10, 2012

LDTTWC Day 1 - I should have been born in...

Today is the first day of yet another brilliant nail art challenge created by neverlandnailblog & sponsored by Nail Polish Canada. I say this about each nail art challenge she has created, but this one I am truly excited about & its just the best challenge ever.



For Day 1 I chose the Victorian Era. Now there are various times I could have chosen, but I have always thought of the Victorian era as being romantic & elegant. When I think of the Victorian era I think of lace, roses & elaborate elegant patterns. One of my favorite movies is set in Victorian time, Little Women, I did a design inspired by that movie here. Queen Victoria was such an iconic part of British history, the dresses worn by the queen, & other ladies of the time, were simply lovely. She was a mother of 9 children & earned the nickname "the grandmother of Europe" she must have been quite an inspiration & brought many years of peace during her reign. I just love how everything from the Victorian era looks so elegant, romantic & lovely.

Portrait of a young Queen Victoria

There were a few designs rolling around in my head, I had done a pretty vintage design a while back that was inspired by Robin Moses & I noticed a couple other ladies did something similar. This would have fit in perfectly with the era that I chose. I also had wanted to do lace nails using real lace, but my attempts failed, either I have the wrong lace, the wrong glue, or just insufficient patience, either way it wasn't happening this week. So then I found a lovely Victorian wallpaper design that I decided to freehand as best I could.




I used one layer of Revlon Gold Get 'em for my base, then used some Blue & Gold acrylic paints for the design. I put a "soft" focus on my pictures to give it that vintage feel, I wanted to take pictures with this lovely antique, sorta Victorian looking pendant I own cause I thought it complimented the design nicely.









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    1. Thank you. It turned out a little different than I had envisioned, but I'm overall content.

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  2. I would love to wear these elegant dresses every day! Gorgeous interpretation!

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    1. Thanks! I love your interpretation of the 50's theme you chose too, tres chic!

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  3. These are really cool - they are so delicate - love love love!!

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    1. Thanks! They look very pretty up close, it was really hard capturing that in the photos, so I'm glad you love it!

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  4. This is very beautiful! I think you did *very* well! Love it!

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