Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does: Nature - Cherry Blossoms

Disclaimer:
There is nothing wrong with you vision or your computer.  You will see that I am back to nubbins in this post.  In tomorrow's post they will be long again.  No I do not have magical powers.  Today's design is actually the last design I did for the week.  Between the two manicures I experienced numerous breaks.  It wasn't a good week.  I am back to rocking my shorties.

Today's design is another one that I have been wanting to try out for some time.  It finally felt like the right time!  I present my first cherry blossom manicure.


I started with two coats of Guava.  No matter what I did I could not get this shade to photograph.  It lost all of it's green tone.  Point is don't take this as the true color.

I sponged some Huckleberry to add depth to the sky.

Next was the clouds.  I used a large dotting tool and White.  It crossed my mind to stop here.  I thought my sky looked beautiful.  But I was on a mission to create my cherry blossoms so I moved on.

I was really worried about my branches.  These are things that I typically have the most trouble with.  Something was working in my favor!  These are the best branches I have ever done!  I used Cocoa and my thinnest stripping brush.

Now it was time to add the blossoms.  I used Rose Hip, Pink Punch and Pomegranate with a variety of dotting tools to add the flowers.



Once I got to the end I wasn't sure if I liked it or not.  The blossoms didn't look right and I was thinking I messed it up.  I wasn't ready to give up! Adding a top coat can change a manicure and I was hoping it would help,

The top coat did soften the design.  I like that it is different from most of the cherry blossom designs I have seen.  I do think I need to work on the flowers.  I will try something different next time.



Don't freak out tomorrow when you pull up my post and see long nails.  Remember, I don't have magic powers!  

Don't forget to check out the other DD designs! 



11 comments:

  1. I think you are magic! And, I love these!

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  2. I think these are absolutely gorgeous! And that you're slightly nutty for thinking something didn't turn out right. I love them.

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  3. You did great on your first attempt at these!

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  4. Loving the design! I feel your pain with the nails going down to nubs again.

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  5. They don't look like the typical ones but I think these are still lovely. They're soft and blend well!!

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  6. Very pretty! I love how soft and fluffy they are! And your branches are amazing!

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  7. These are super cute and I love those Barry M polishes!

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  8. thse are so lush and beautiful - great job xx

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