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33 Day Challenge - Your Favourite Brand

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My favourite brand has to be China Glaze, with a bit of Barry M in the mix too.  I know I have missed out the South America prompt but I wasn't happy with the way this turned out and need to have another go at it, so I will post that one later.


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33 Day Challenge - Animals

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For the animals prompt I thought I would have a go at a houndstooth check pattern.  While I need more practice at this on I was quite pleased with how this came out.


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33 Day Challenge - Abstract

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I'm playing catch up again so here is the first of a few posts for the 33 day challenge.

This is what I was inspired to create as an abstract look.

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33 Day Challenge Day 13 Chinese

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I had a lot of ideas for this one but decided to go on a design inspired by embroidered Chinese silk fabric.


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33 Day Challenge Day 12 Based on a Pattern in your Home

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I had to pick the curtains in my living room for this one, although I have taken a bit of a liberty with the colours.


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33 Day Challenge Day 11 3D Nails

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I'm not really one for sticking things on my nails as I use my hands so much.  Also my nails have quite a curve so getting anything to stay flat on them is a challenge.  I will admit to rushing this one as it's not my thing so I don't have too may supplies available to do any kind of 3D art.  What I did have was a little pot of caviar beads, but rather than plastering them all over the nail I have tried to be a bit more precise with the placement.  Apologies for the quality of the picture with this one too as I couldn't seem to get the lighting right.

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Blog Action Day 2013 - Human Rights

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Bloggers around the world have signed up to take part in Blog Action Day.  This is an event each year to raise awareness around a particular issue.  This year the issue is Human Rights. One of the partners for this year's event is Amnesty International and their logo has inspired this design.


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33 Day Challenge Day 10 Flowers

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This is my interpretation of a Robin Moses Soft Floral Prom Nails design which you can find here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EfROIc2u-c

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33 Day Challenge Day 9 - Indian

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India has such a rich design culture to draw ideas from that the choice is practically overwhelming. I have taken my inspiration from sari fabric for this design.

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33 Day Challenge Day 8 Chevrons

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This theme has fallen by chance on the day after the announcement of the death of The Pogues's guitarist Philip Cheveron (see the story here).  One of his well known songs for the group was Thousands are Sailing, about mass emigration from Ireland to America as a result of the famine.  I thought I would incorporate this idea into today's design as a small tribute.

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33 Day Challenge Day 7 Artwork on Oldest Untried

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My polish collection is fairly new and I tend to buy colours as I need them for something, so I don't have too many untried polishes.  However, earlier this year I was lucky enough to win a lovely bottle of Jacava Candy Floss from a competition on the Lucy's Stash blog.


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33 Day Challenge Day 6 Texture

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Normally I would give a reference for my source of inspiration for a design but I can't for the life of me remember the name of the painting or the artist that inspired this one.  If you have any ideas please post them in the comments below.

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33 Day Challenge Day 5 Mexican

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I wanted to find a different kind of image of this one so I Googled Mexican Art.  The results brought up a Mexican Folk Art Tree of Life which I though was very pretty.  I've tried to take a few elements from that design to create this look.


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33 Day Challenge Day 4 Tribal

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As I did a standard tribal design for the 31 Day Challenge I thought I would try an Australian Aboriginal inspired design for the tribal theme of this challenge.


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31 Day Challenge Day 31 Honour Nails You Love

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I saw the design Chalkboard Nails created for the delicate print day of the challenge and wanted to have a go myself.


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31 Day Challenge Day 20 Inspired by a Tutorial

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This is inspired by a recent tutorial by Robin Moses which can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P7OMP2iXcQ

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