Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Artsy Wednesday - Favourite Book or Inspired by a Book

 The theme for Artsy Wednesday this week is Favourite Book or Inspired by a Book!

Immediately I thought Harry Potter, but Harry Potter nails have been done so many times before, so I thought of my second favourite books which are the Tomorrow Series by John Marsden. These books are very good and I suggest you read them. John Marsden is an Australian writer and the story is based in Australia. You may have seen the movie Tomorrow When The War Began, which is based on the first book in the series. 

My design is based on one of the versions of the front cover of Tomorrow When The War Began:
Image Source: ACT Public Library
Colours used:
Ulta3 - Frangipani
Ulta3 - Fire
Ulta3 - Black Satin
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Silver Sweep

So if you can't tell what I've done the silver stuff is supposed to be barbed wire and the thing on my ring finger is supposed to be a ferris wheel.

For this design I started with two coats of Ulta3 - Fragipani. I sponged on Ulta3 - Fire over part of my nail. Then I used a small nail art brush and Ulta3 - Black Satin for the tips. This would look a lot nicer if my nails actually had tips. I used a thin striping brush dipped in Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Silver Sweep for the barbed wire. I used the same striping brush dipped in Ulta3 - Black Satin for the ferris wheel. I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite.

Check out the other girls participating in Artsy Wednesday:
Lyndsey: nailsbymslizard.blogspot.com.au 

Please note that some girls are in a different time zone and their posts may not appear for a few hours.


If you are interested in joining Artsy Wednesdays please contact myself or any of the other girls. You can contact me here: prettypurplepolish@gmail.com.

20 comments:

  1. I love the colours! Great fine brush work too :)

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  2. Oh, it looks great, I really like it - it's still Tuesday here in Denmark, so you have to wait until "tomorrow" to see what I did :)

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    1. Thanks, I will be looking forward to your post tomorrow then :)

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  3. this is so great!!) i love your design)

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  4. Good thing about this book challenge, it adds to my reading list! I like your barb wire!

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    1. Yeah the book you chose sound interesting! :)

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  5. You did an amazing job capturing the essence of the cover ;))

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  6. I loved those books! I remember doing book reports in primary school... ahh memories! The barbed wire looks awesome, I'm thinking about doing barbed wire nails now :)

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    1. Did you read the Ellie Chronicles too? I only read both series in 2009. I couldn't put it down! I remember attempting to read the first book in primary school but couldn't understand it haha! The barbed wire wasn't that hard to do. :)

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  7. Great inspiration! Love the way your nails turned out :D

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  8. One of my favourite book series ever!

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    1. It's amazing, I think I'm going to read them again! :D

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