Hello everyone! And to all of you who have yet to know, Kelsie of Kelsie's Nail Files is holding a a giveaway as well as a nail art contest to celebrate her 1 year blogiversary! Congratulations, Kelsie!
For Kelsie's nail art contest, contestants are to create a manicure inspired by something on her Nail Inspiration Pinterest board and she had so many that are inspiring but I finally decide to be inspired by this picture :
In case you're wondering what is it about this picture that attracted me... well, everything! I love the vibrant colours of the hair, those gorgeous looking eyes - such a beautiful blue! Not to forget, that lovely vibrant lip colour! Eh, I love how all the colours contrast against the grey backdrop too! And I was inspired!
Ta-da! This is how I've translated the inspiration onto my nails. Haha! Judging from how I've pictured them to appear in my head and how they turned out, I'd give them 90% accuracy. Which means, I'm happy with the outcome! :D Lol, there were some designs that on the process of doing it had to be discarded since I knew they wouldn't turn out good and would destroy the look instead. :P
To capture the textures of the hairs, I've used a DIY Striper and stroke on the colours vertically. Haha! I love the effect they gave off! Reminds me of those magic markers I used to use. How nostalgic!
The blue ruffian is inspired by the lovely blue eyes of the model in the picture. I really wanted to capture the contrast of the blue and the shaded edges of the iris so I've set out to achieve a gradient ruffian.
And here comes the slightly tricky part. I knew I wanted to incorporate the yummy lip colour into the design as well but I had a problem. It wasn't possible for me to draw lips. Since Valentine's Day is on its way, I figured doing a heart shape would be alright as a substitute. Hence the name, Sketchy Valentine!
All in all, this was a really fun design to create. I definitely enjoyed having these on my nails and it wouldn't have happen if not because of Kelsie's Nail Contest! Haha!! So to those of you who are nail art enthusiast, I urge you to join in the fun! ;) And I hope all of you are having a fab weekend!
Nail Polishes and tools used :