Thursday, September 11, 2014

Digit-al Dozen Does The Terrific Two's; Day 4

Have you been enjoying the Digit-al Dozen Anniversary week?  The ladies mani's have been off the charts!  I discovered yesterday that I think I'm the only person on the internet that hasn't seen Chalkboard Nails tutorial on how to create a gemstone mani!  When I was visiting everyone's blog posts yesterday, I seen at least 3 ladies mentioned it in their blog posts and two of them did manis using the technique.   Never heard of it until yesterday- probably because my freehand nail art skills don't exist!

Day 4's theme is china being the modern 2nd Anniversary gift.  Here's what I came up with.

Started with a base of two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (no pix as shown before).  Stamped using MoYou Mother Nature Collection-11, using Mundo de Unas stamping polishes #6 (red), #7 (dark green) and #11 (yellow) .

While the roses on this weren't too bad, it wasn't the full look I was going for to mimic the china pattern I was going for, being Royal Albert Old Country Roses.  So using the same polishes, filled in a bit to make rose blobs.  Then used same colours to accent using a brush. Also used Mundo de Unas #48 which is a lighter green for some leaf shading interest.  In hindsight, I probably should have watched a tutorial on this method just because I've seen many roses with much better result, but all in all, I didn't mind this look at all and not too shabby for my first attempt!

Inspiration pix.

Photo credit to RoyalAlbert.

Photo credit to Barb's Vintage Finds on Etsy.

Finished with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Here's the other ladies awesome Day 4 china mani's!

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Thanks for looking!


  1. Superb nail art. Loved the way you got inspired from Tea cup and made this lovely design.

  2. I have tried to create these kind of roses several times. Watched tutorials. Still looked like mush! Yours are lovely and I may have to try starting with a stamp next time!

  3. I love that you filled in the stamped images. Gorgeous, as well as the inspiration.

  4. I love how this turned out! Using the stamp as a template is a great idea! :)

  5. LOVE the roses! Using the stamp as a template has become a favorite method of mine!

  6. Gorgeous - love your polish choices.

  7. this is gorgeous and super posh! AND you had me fooled this was freehand haha xx

  8. Very nice design, and I like it better with the added freehand technique on top - it does look closer to the original design. :)


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