Monday, February 4, 2013

Geometric Challenge day 2 - round

Hey everybunny, today is day 2 of the Geometric Challenge - round!


I knew I wanted to do something with dotting tools for today's theme because I am still not so great with freehanding curved lines, ESPECIALLY circles. I had a couple ideas but again decided to Google around for something I liked better and again I did!


This image can be found here and it was one of the last images I saw on my search, but as soon as I saw it I ditched all the other ideas I'd had and decided to do this.

Dressed Up Nails - colorful layered dots nail art

I thought it would be fairly simple but MAN was I wrong. It ended up taking me just under 2 hours for both hands. I don't really know how to explain how I did this design because I think I went about it a pretty ridiculous way, but I'll try. I started with a base of China Glaze White on White and then used China Glaze Purple Panic and a dotting tool to mark off the first section of color at the cuticle end of my nails.

Dressed Up Nails - colorful layered dots nail art

Then I took my tiny detailing brush and China Glaze Grape Pop and traced around the row of dots I'd placed using Purple Panic. On a couple nails I painted the tips with Purple Panic and then used Grape Pop to make the dots on the edge of the dark purple. Then using a bigger detailing brush I filled everything in.

Dressed Up Nails - colorful layered dots nail art

Once that was done I started placing the dots... there's really no rhyme or reason to how I did this. I just sort of made it up as I went, varying the dot size and stacking order until my nails were filled. I used Orly Fresh (green), Orly Pure Porcelain (ivory), China Glaze Happy Go Lucky (yellow), and China Glaze First Mate (navy blue).

Dressed Up Nails - colorful layered dots nail art

This ended up being A LOT of dots, and it's not as much like the inspiration pattern as I originally wanted it to be, but I still love how it turned out. It's so busy and visually interesting, I love having patterns like this on my nails... they're so fun to look at to me.

See y'all soon! Don't forget to check out with the other ladies came up with for today :)

Stephanie of Sincerely Stephanie
Victoria of Manicurator
Lindsey of Neverland Nail Blog
Alexis of XOXO Alexis Leigh
Brittney of Precious Polish 

29 comments:

  1. Oh my days, I'm in love! I absolutely love these, and I prefer them to the original image for sure

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  2. Wow, that is a lot of layers! Kudos to you because I might have called it a night after blocking off the sections haha. I like your dots a lot. The colour scheme is really unexpected but you made it work so well! :)

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  3. Congrats on the details!! They look great :)

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  4. These are great! I love them! You interpreted your inspiration really well =) Great job!

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  5. Absolutely COOL!! Nice detailed!! :)

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  6. OMG!! This seriously might be one of my all time favorite mani's EVER (and I follow a LOT of bloggers!!)!! I'm over the moon with how much I love this!

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  7. oh my god I'm in love with these! So awesome girl!!

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  8. That's a lot of dots - but it's freaking awesome!

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  9. This is amazing! i just couldn't really understand how you made the mix between the pink and the purple. But I'm seriously blown away!
    Love it a lot!

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  10. Oh my gosh I just died. This is so freakin awesome! I must recreate soon!

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  11. I LOVE this design! It's so detailed! :)

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  12. Very cool! I didn't realize you had a pattern inspiration, you did really good... as usual ;) ♥-workinggirlnails

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  13. Well you totally just killed today's challenge.

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  14. Aw I really like how this turned out! :D

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  15. Fantabulous and brilliant!

    Brava!

    Damn, that's good. :)

    Lisa

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  16. OMG, this is seriously amazing. :) Love it!

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  17. Lots and lots of dots! Great colors and fun design =]!

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  18. So wonderful!! Really can tell you put a lot of work into it!

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  19. WOW!! I think that sums it up.

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  20. That's soo cute! I see Mickey mouse heads. As a Disneyphile I'm always on the lookout for hidden Mickeys.

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  21. WHOA that is one of the coolest piece of nail art I've ever seen! You have such patience and definitely a good eye :D Love it, definitely going in my "mani awesomeness" folder!

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  22. I love this design so much I did some nail art inspired by it! I hope you like it. x

    http://missstylicious.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/dots-in-dots-nail-art-nails-inc.html

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  23. These are sooo cute! I wish I could have that much patience to do this design. Maybe I could do it on one nail, and paint the rest a solid color. 2 hours is a little much for me! But I love them, so I would totally do it if I could sit that long. Good job!! :]

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  24. Wonderful design! Color combo is so beautiful!

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