Monday, September 10, 2012

31DC: Day 10 - Gradient/Digit-al Dozen Blue Week (framed gradient with reverse gradient pinwheel nail art)

OKAY! One third of this challenge complete :) And I want to take a minute to say thank you thank you to my amazing readers. I'm so grateful to have you liking what I do, and I am ever more grateful that so many of you take the time to comment on my posts. <3

This manicure made me get very creative as I wanted it to fill THREE roles!
1. My 31 Day Challenge theme today is - gradient nails.
2. I wanted to enter  Chalkboard Nails' nail art contest.
3. My newest challenge "The Digit-al Dozen" created by the lovely Debbie at The Crumpet starts today. This challenge will have me and 11 others doing a Mon-Fri of manicures each month based on a specific theme. This month's theme is blue!!

Sooooo, I came up with this! It was certainly a challenge! And I'm certainly proud of it :D


 Zoya Tallulah, Breezi and Christinna
I started with one coat of Zoya Christinna. When dry, I sponged on Tallulah, Breezi and Christinna from edge to middle. This was time consuming as I did it around the perimeter of each nail, and had to do it a few times to get the desired coverage. It was also super messy, the dark blue got all over the skin and doesn't clean easily....worth it though. I think this looks really cool!



After my gradient was done I top coated with Seche Vite and let set. Next I cut pieces of tape and placed on nail like so ^
I use a makeup sponge and paint directly on it when I sponge.

My final look!!



I really love how this turned out! It was my first attempt at anything like this and it was exactly what I had in mind when I envisioned it. My only problem? I had no idea how to name it? What would you call this manicure? Stay tuned for blue polka dots tomorrow :)



 Hope you have a great day!
~Victoria
Please check out the posts from all the others doing these challenges with me!! xo

41 comments:

  1. Oh my god this is so creative! I'm just gonna bookmark every post to try later k =P

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  2. This is great :) It reminds me of airbrushing! Would also look so cool in black and yellow, like biohazard.

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  3. So cool! I love all of your creations!

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  4. This is soo gorgeous! I love the colors together :)

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  5. It's beautiful. Reminds me of a pinwheel, so in my mind I'm calling it a pinwheel gradient ;-)

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  6. awesome design! interesting idea :)

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  7. This look amazing! Very very pretty!

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  8. These look amazing! Great idea and perfectly executed! Those pinwheels really blew my mind!

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  9. WOW this is amazing! I would have never thought this up, way too cool!

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  10. Super cool......I'm into this idea and I bet we'll start to see it all over now! Way to start a trend! =)

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  11. Amazing and very clever lady! :)

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  12. Pretty! The pinwheels look soooo awesome. I did a similar base a while ago, but I think you used a different technique.

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  13. OMG you are brillant! I would call it Gradient Pinwheel. GORGEOUS :)

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  14. Aw crap this is so pretty and now I have no shot of winning the CN contest :p

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  15. Wow! I never would have thought to do a round gradient like that!

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  16. Holy crap. I quit.

    Just kidding!

    This is A-Ma-Zingggg!! I am hypnotized. This would make a cool poster. I don't want to stop looking at them.

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  17. Wow! These are spooky perfect! ;) hahaha! Great job! :)

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  18. Yikes, that looks like a ton of work! Your nails look great, though. I love those Zoya blues!

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  19. This is so beautiful, I love the vice versa gradient with the pinwheels, it's definitely one for my to do list! x

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  20. Wow!. This is sooo cool and different. Awesome new way to do gradients.

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  21. wow - THAT is what they call special xxx

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  22. Awesome color combo and design! You consistently amaze me with your talent! I agree that Pinwheel Gradient is a good idea for a name.

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  23. WOW!! It looks amazingly beautiful!!!

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  24. Amazing! Oh my gosh, this is just too cool <333

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  25. This is crazy good, like amazing! You're such a talented lady, Victoria! Ahh I just love this! :D

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  26. These are amazing! Very cool...no pun intended!

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  27. killed.it.
    this is ridicuous.awesome.rad.

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  28. Thank you so so much everyone for letting me know how much you liked this one!! <3

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  29. Oh my, this is just beautiful! I haven't started into this type of nail art yet but I see I have a lot to live up to when I do decide to test the waters. :0) Have you decided upon a name for this mani yet?

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  30. This is a fantastic idea! I love it! :D

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  31. This is totally amazing! I'm not sure I'd ever have the patience to do it myself though.

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  32. So creative! I really like the circle gradient effect you did

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  33. wow superb, never seen such a design with reciprocal gradient.

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