Thursday, January 8, 2015

A2Z Challenge: I is for Inspired

This particular challenge had me thinking for a while. “Inspired”… it’s not that easy a subject word, I don’t think. I mean, it’s only been a month and a half since I made a Copycat-mani, and I didn’t want to do another one.

So I figured that I’d think a little bit outside the box and interpret it a little bit. I considered: Who inspires me, or even what inspires me. That made it even harder. There are so many inspiring people in the world and so many inspiring things. All of a sudden it struck me: It can all be included in this:

Faith, hope and love.

Here’s what that ended up looking like on my nails:


Base colour of all nails: NailNation 3000 ~ White, a plain white crème

- Pinkie and ring finger has got a layer of iridescent glitter too: Morgan Taylor ~ Snow Place Like Home
- The pinkie is stamped with a cross from Mondle Bunster’s stamping plate: BM13
- The ring finger is first striped with OPI’s Cinnamon Sweet – a lovely, lovely red. Then stamped with an anchor from Moyou London’s plate Sailor Collection-01.


I made a gradient on the middle finger and the pointer. I used OPI’s Mod About You, which is a baby pink crème, and OPI’s Cinnamon Sweet, the red I used on my ring finger too. The gradient didn’t end up looking el fantastico – the sponge goobered it up a bit for me. But never mind.
I stamped a heart line on the middle finger. Motif was found on Mash-38. And finally I stamped hearts on the pointer. I found the heart on a no name Essence stamping plate.



So this is what inspires me: Faith, hope, love – and life :)

The challenge next week is Jewel – I’ve already got an idea for that one, so stay tuned.

Please take a moment to take a look at what the other cool girls did: 


22 comments:

  1. I love your interpretation of inspired! The manicure is beautifully put together!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm really happy to hear you like it <3

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  2. Middle and pointer are my favourites, but I like the whole mani :) It's unique, I haven't seen such one anywhere.

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that, thank you :)

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  4. You have wonderful ideas, dear! Nice mani!

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    1. Aww, that's so sweet of you to say, thank you :)

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  5. Beautiful mani, that's what inspires me too.

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    1. It kind of sums it all up, doesn't it :)

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  6. Brilliant inspiration. It looks incredible x

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  7. okie, so obviously i'm a dumb dumb, but how does the anchor come into hope? I LOVE your interpretation of this theme!!!

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate it! :) And you're not dumb! The anchor symbolizes the hope - as in hoping the sailor returns from the sea :)

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  8. I love how you interpreted this :D That's why I love these challenges. Seeing how we all start with the same word and then we see how we each interpret it. And the best part is, no one is wrong!

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    1. I agree - on Thursdays I always browse through the blogs to see how you other guys interpreted the word we got - it's super cool, I love it! :)

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