Wednesday, November 21, 2012

31 Day Challenge, day 15: Delicate Print


Hello everyone! Here's my attempt on the delicate print challenge. Initially I was going for a lace pattern using stamping, but I was more in the mood for some freehanding today which brought me to this gothic kind of look. I have a huge passion for typography and calligraphy and love spending time on drawing fonts. So it was only natural for me to include it in nail art someday. :-)
Not sure if it's very noticeable, but the purple is actually a gradient, I thought it would bring more depth to the design. I used H&M Beauty Bandit as basecolor and sponged some OPI Funky Dunkey (which I'm holding in the picture) and Essence Passion For Fashion on top of it. The writing is done with China Glaze Ink, a striper polish. Hope you like it!

25 comments:

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    1. I used a black striper polish (China Glaze Ink).

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  2. It's both hilarious and awesome that for the 'delicate print' challenge you printed 'delicate' on your nails. Lovely font and I like the subtle gradient. =)

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  3. Lovely :) the gradient is very subtle but definitely noticable. This is a really nice look :)

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  4. You can absolutely see the gradient, and you're totally right, it lends a really gorgeous depth...as if your beautiful calligraphy needed the help! Seriously, these are amazing. :)

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  5. Beautiful - love the gradient too.

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  6. Haha, genius! I think it's the most original delicate print I've seen...

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  7. I love it, the gradiënt and your freehand work.

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  8. Let me just tell you....this looks amazing! So simple but sooo pretty, it should be on a nail strip! I love the color combos, and the thick black font really pops! You are such an inspiration, and im so glad that i've subscribed to your blog!

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  9. Wow, I am a huge typography nerd and I never thought to incorporate it into manis! Love this! Thinking a gold monogram mani is in order!

    xoxo, Julie @ OBSESSED

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  10. I totally see the gradient! I'm amazed how you pulled off the calligraphy. Looks gorgeous!

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  11. Gorgeous! It left me speechless.. Really amazing:)

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  12. That is wicked. I love it. For sure it looks like a calligraphy pen. You did an amazing job.

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  13. I love the lettering
    Super cute mani! Well done

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  14. Oh, I love this! Great unique take on the prompt and you pulled it off perfectly!

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  15. hahaha I love that you *wrote* delicate!

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  16. This is sooo cool! I love it!

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  17. I love this for so many reasons!! The typography nerd in me collided with my nail addiction, and now I must try this.

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    1. Thank you, Yoshi! Typography high five! :-)

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  18. I was searching for inspiration for this year's delicate print prompt. Guffaw! So clever. And it looks good too!

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