Monday, July 10, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does (5 Days, 5) Continents; Day 1

It's Digit-al Dozen week!  Our theme this month is to do 5 days of different continents and for day 1, I did a mani based on Africa; here's what I came up with!

Unfortunately, I wasn't very creative and decided to go with a mani similar to one I've already done here...and countless others out there like it.  So to make it just a little different, I decided to do a different base versus sponging by using an image from FUN 24 to create the gradient.  I had already used the same image from Lina (I don't think I've posted the mani yet) but didn't have that great of success with it, so was hoping I'd have better luck.  I also chose this method as I had maybe 30 minutes to pop off this mani as I had gotten up early to do a few chores before work and thought I had allowed enough time to do nails but only had a limited amount of time....but thought I was good anyway as it doesn't take that long to do these type of bases.

Anywayyyyy, I did a gradient base using MdU 51, 53, 66 and Moyra SP.02.  I did the thumb first and was pretty happy with it off the bat.  Then had varying degrees of success and I probably scraped about 20 times just to get these 5 nails.  More practise is needed apparently!  I wasn't that happy with the middle finger and actually stamped on top of the first try, thinking that it would just blend in once stamped.  If only they could all look like the ring finger, which I think turned out pretty near perfect!

FUN 24

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using Apipila Super Placa A using MdU 2.  Due to time restraints, I didn't have time to find a flying bird image so just used a brush and painted some in to fill bare spots.  Same for the ring finger; only half the tree stamped and I filled in as necessary!

Topped using KBShimmer Clearly on top to finish.

Here's the other ladies Day 1 mani's!

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!


  1. I love the tutorial to see how this progresses step by step. I love seeing the base/gradients/blending on manis like this.

  2. I love the colors you used for this! They're so vibrant!


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