Wednesday, 7 November 2012

31 Day Challenge: Inspired by Art

The key word is 'INSPIRED'.  I've seen alot of Starry Night inspired nails. I'm not very talented at the free hand and replicating exact pictures so I basically tried to recreate the technique of the painting.

 Van Gogh's Starry Night is one of my favourites.  It's all about the sky and the itty bitty brush strokes.  I recreated this by using lots of dots in different shades of blue, grey and white.  I then used my pin to swirl them all together.  I wasn't going to add the moon but figured this is a challenge so I best try.  I'm not totally disappointed with it but not too impressed either.  I definitely want to try this again when I have more time and patience.  (I lack in the patience department)

Hope you like my nubbins! They were even shorter but thank goodness my nails grow fast.

I've also come to grips with the fact that during the winter 75% of my pictures will be indoors because it's dark out in the evening.  I hate how its hard to capture the details and proper colouring but what can ya do :oP

Make sure to check out the other ladies work that actually did it in time

-Kat at Hooked On Polish
-Diana at Nails By Diana
-Aly at Wonderland Beauty
-Meredith at Perfectly Polished
-Nicole at The Color Republic
-Kate at The Painted Pony Nails
-Cee at Absolutely Cee
-Sam at Polished Art
-Nail Narcotics
-Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
-Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
-Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful 
-Mixed Mama
-Joanna @ Sweet Polish of Mine
-Patty Greenberg
-Liz and Lisa @ Lozlosa 
-Mari at Nailista
 -Greta at How Was Your Day?
-Miss L at Beauty by Miss L 
-Gini at Sassy Paints
-Chameleon Stampede 
-Pam at Nail-E-Glance
-Me, Myself, and Polish
-Robin Sparkles 


  1. I love it too! I think I might try it -- it seemed way too daunting to do something like this but your method seems accessible!

  2. Wow, your quit an artist. Love it!

  3. Love Van Gogh's Starry Night, I would love to get a tattoo of it someday. But for now, I am loving the nail idea... beautiful nails :)

  4. This is a great take on it! Well done! I think the moon makes it more obvious of the inspiration :)

  5. i really like these! i like how it's an abstraction of the painting but you can still totally tell what it was inspired by. i want to try that pin swirling technique!

  6. It looks awesome! I don't know what you're talking about not being too impressed by this.. It's beautiful

  7. Oh it's so cool! You've bridged the jump between the artist and the nails. =D I mean, now I'm less scared to try something like this because there's no way I could replicate Van Gogh on my nails! It looks awesome!

  8. I'm shocked people like this. I think I'm going to have to try it again but put a little more effort in and wait for sun lit pictures. Thanks all!

  9. Holy wow!!! This is really amazing!!! The first thing I thought of when I saw the pics was Starry Night. Really spot on love it!! :)

  10. looks amazing. Beautiful work. Love this painting and of course your mani. xx

  11. I think you should be happy about your manicure, it is beautiful! :-)

  12. awesome, so well done, love it :D

  13. Van Gogh's Starry Night is one of my favorites, too.!

  14. Oooh pretty - it's like Picasso met Van Gogh and it's abstract Starry Night! I love it :D

  15. OMG! absolutely amazing work! this is probably the best i have seen :)

  16. wow this so stunning! you did an amazing job!:D

  17. Nubby nubberson!! I just chopped off my beauties, so sad!! This turned out pretty amazing considering you "suck" at freehand, sif !

  18. This is beautiful! I have always wanted to try making that painting into nail art but chickened out. I am rocking nubbins right now myself after two bad nail breaks. I think it's just the time of year with the dry air- nails are suffering lol!

  19. Glorious execution! Love it, Nicole!


  20. What a great manicure, and I love this type of marbling. Water marbling is FAR beyond my abilities, sadly, but I think I will have to try this method sometime.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leslie :-)

  21. No words! These are really such a stunning piece of art!


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