Monday, 26 March 2012

Girly Girl Challenge #6: Sunflowers and Ladybugs

Hello Everyone!

Here (finally) is my Girly Girl Challenge entry #6.  Day 6 was, Who Inspires You? Show some love to your favourite female role model by creating gorgeous nails in their honour.

So like many of the ladies in this challenge, I chose my Mom.  I thought about choosing something different just for some variety, but, when it comes right down to it, she's inspired me most in my life.

So, these nails are for her...













My Mom really likes both Sunflowers and Ladybugs so I figured, why not both?


This is China Glaze - Smoke and Ashes with Acrylic paint freehanded on.  The Ladybug is China Glaze - Red Pearl.

I really liked how this one turned out.  It's definitely the most involved freehand I've done so far.
I had two sources of inspiration for this:  A metal garden decoration I just bought for my Mom of a Sunflower with a Ladybug on its leaf and an old copy of Painting Magazine from July/August 1994!  It featured a black watering can with Sunflowers on its cover.

I was really thrilled with how this turned out as this was basically how I'd envisioned it.

Please check out what the other lovely ladies participating came up with.  Most, if not all, are up now.  The next round starts tomorrow!

ETA: I've swapped some of these photos out for new ones.  I wasn't happy with how dark those other ones looked.

'Til next time,
Amanda

Challenge Creator: Lindsey of Neverland Nail Blog
Ashley of Follow The Yellow Polish Road
Stephanie of A Little Polish
Kelly of Devilish Polish
Jodi of Captivating Claws
Danielle of Polish. Glitter. Rock & Roll!
Elly of Polishable
Olivia of Unprofessional Nails
Kate of This Charming Kate
Bethany of A Plethora of Nails
Lizzy of The Do It Yourself Lady
Eugenia of Talon-ted
Johanna of Neues vom Kellerkind
Ashley of Smashley Sparkles
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Emily of The Lacquerologist
Jess of LuvMyLacquer
Tressa of O' Natur Nail
CR of Color Me Silly
Amanda of Berry Polished
Robin, Erin, and Anna of Polished Cousins
Bonny of Over Stuffed
Taylor of REJOICE!
Jess of Nearly Natural Nails

44 comments:

  1. There is so much dimension in these! Love it!

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    1. Thank you! My mom loved 'em too. :)

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  2. I totally agree! These look almost 3d! Very pretty. <3

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  3. This is gorgeous! Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers, yours look so cool!

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    1. Thanks Jacqui! I'm really glad you like them. They're my mom's fav but I like 'em too. :)

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  4. Wow, you're really talented! I love the way this turned out.

    - I thought I'd peek in and follow you back! :)

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! That's really sweet.

      And thanks for following me back! You Rock!

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  5. Your nails look great!!! I could never do that, your so talented!
    I love nail challenges, Im doing my first one now. It's a different mani every week.

    Thanks for following my blog and joining in on the blog hop!!

    Kelly
    xo

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    1. Oh wow, thank you! I never thought I could do it either. I love the challenges too. They really spark the inspiration. I'm going to have to find a new one once this is over because I really like them.

      No, thank you for hosting the blog hop! I think it's a great way to discover intersting new less visible blogs!

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  6. This freehand is insanely good! Are you a painter by any chance? :)

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    1. Thanks Kate! No I'm definitely not a painter, I'm just really discovering how much I enjoy art. When I was younger I was always really drawn to structured art, like architechtural drawings, so this is all pretty new to me. I'm loving it!

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  7. This is absolutely adorable! I love the flowers and the ladybug is perfect! :)

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    1. Thanks! I liked the idea and thought a little extra colour might be nice too.

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  8. omgosh i cant get over how perfect these look

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  9. This is so amazing!! The sunflowers look really great, but I LOVE the little lady bug.

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    1. Thanks! I think she's my fav part too.

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    2. Hey, I tagged you in the Versatile Blogger Award on my page!

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    3. Thanks Kat!

      I really appreciate it! You rock!

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  10. :O You're so talented and meticulous on the shades used in the sunflower, love itttttttt!

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    1. Wow, thank you so much! I really appreciate it.

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  11. This is super cute!! You are very talented.

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  12. wow! really well done! love the different shades in the petals and the cute accent of the lady bug

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    1. Thank you! I love the little ladybug too. :)

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  13. Wow! Very impressive--truly art for your nails.

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    1. Thank you so much! That is such a lovely compliment.

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  14. wow!! so cute! i love this! following you from For Friends & Followers Blog Hop Week 19 from the giveaway lifestyle, great blog!

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    1. Thanks! I'm following you back!

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  15. Hi! This nail design is adorable <3 We love your blog and just wanted to let you know that we nominated you for The Liebster Award - http://thecateyeshaveit.blogspot.com/2012/03/our-first-blogger-awards.html

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    1. Thank you! That's very sweet of you! I'm a little swamped at the mo' but I'll post about this and pass it along within the week. Really nice of you to consider me. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Diana! I'm thrilled you liked it. :)

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  17. These are FANTASTIC!!!! and the colors are phenomenal as well!!

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    1. Thanks Niki! That's so nice of you.

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  18. Wow! Amazing job! I tagged you for the 11 Questions tag! You can see the post here:
    http://www.dragonladynails.com/2012/03/11-questions-tag-x-2-and-kreativ.html

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    1. Thank you! I'll have to get on that! =) I appreciate it.

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  19. Aww so sweet u choose mom! Your sunflowers came out so beautiful and I just love the lady bug!

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    1. Thank you so much! I just had to choose Mom. =) I loved the lady bug too. My fav little part.

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  20. This was the mani that made me click "follow". These are gorgeous! I'm going to have to break down and buy some acrylic paints one of these days, because you just can't reproduce this kind of art with nail polish, I don't think. At least I haven't been able to. :P

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    1. Thank you so much! This is my favourite so far too. I feel like I'm just getting started though. I have lots of ideas. I ust need to find the time to do them.=)

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