Tuesday, February 19, 2013

31 Day Challenge, day 24: Inspired by a Book


Hi everyone! Seems like the last couple of challenges were a lot harder than I expected. With the previous two and today's book challenge in particular, it took me quite a while to get inspired. After lots of thinking I decided to go with the character Janneke of the Dutch Jip en Janneke stories by Annie M.G. Schmidt that I grew up with. Fiep Westendorp is the one who brought the duo further to life with her adorable and iconic illustrations in black and white. I absolutely love the simplicity of her drawings which makes the characters so easy to recognize and therefore also... perfect for on the nails! ;-) I paired my freehanded Janneke accent nail with a girly polka dot pattern, using a black creme and China Glaze Designer Satin for the dots. It wasn't the easiest job, but I'm happy with how it turned out. ^_^

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34 comments:

  1. Awwww, this is adorable! I'm in love with this mani. Your freehand skills rock.

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  2. Your freehand skills are amazing, and I love the polka dots...Good Job As Usual

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  3. WOW! Wat knap dat je dat hebt gefreehand! Love it love it love it!

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  4. This manicure looks adorable and you did a really good job on the ring finger. It looks really like the picture lol.

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  5. I love it!! Love the colors, everything!

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  6. NO, YOU DID NOT! I adore Jip and Janneke, love them! :) The books are amazing, still my favorite ones. :')

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  7. Saw this on my blogloving reader and thought, what the!! she made jip and janneke nails! amazing! :)

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  8. Your freehand skilss just continue to blow me away! Loved your acent nail!! <3

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  9. Ah! I remember these! It was on one of my childhood bedsheets! :o never knew where it belonged! You are so good at this! :) x

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  10. Geweldige nailart!! Janneke is helemaal geslaagd!! Jip &Janneke zijn zó leuk! Ik was er vroeger al dol op en lees nu mijn dochtertje van 3 elke avond voor uit het verhalen boek van J&J.

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  11. you did an amazing job! i'd love to see more of your free handing! its perfection

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  12. Wow this is realy amazing! I loveeee Jip en Janneke

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  13. You've painted Janneke perfectly! Just a little note: Fiep Westendorp is a woman :-).

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    1. Oh my! For some reason I've always assumed Fiep was a man... :$ Thanks for sharing!

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  14. First off, this is incredible - your freehand is amazing.

    Second, I'm in the market for dotting tools, and I was wondering if you could recommend a favorite brand or website.

    Thanks so much,
    JJ

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  15. Good job!
    Nice to meet you.
    I love handicraft, too.

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  16. Awesome!! Ik ben fan van Jip&Janneke :-)

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  17. Amazing freehand, I'm not sure I could even do that on paper, let alone on my nails!

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  18. Ohhh, I love Janneke: you're a genious! :-))

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  19. I love this book-inspired manicure! I do book manicures, too, so I love seeing the ones that others do! I haven't heard of these books but you have captured the character so well!

    p.s I just commented via the wrong account, so go ahead and delete that comment if you like ;)

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  20. Ziet er superleuk uit, en echt knap dat je dat uit de losse pols kan!

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