Wednesday, March 21, 2012

31 Day Challenge - Day 15 - Delicate

This was a tough one, but once someone suggested it, I knew I had to do it! What could be more delicate than Humpty Dumpty? He was very fragile! Lol
Humpty Dumpty Nail Art
I chose to do Humpty sitting on the brick wall, with an accent thumb nail of a splattered egg.

I wish his clothes had come out a little better, but I was struggling with just how tiny everything was.


Here's how you can re-create them. I started with a base of Zoya Kristen. 2 coats.

Then I taped off the french tips and painted them with Essie Very Structured. 

Outline some brick shapes with Zoya Farah and a tiny nail art brush.

Here I changed my mind on the thumb and removed what I had done and added Zoya Yara instead. (I wanted grass underneath where he splattered. :) White acrylic paint for his body.

More acrylic paint.

Add a thick layer of topcoat like Seche Vite!

Next up is Tribal! That was a tough one too!
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16 comments:

  1. Oh, so nice, poor little guy, I can understand why he looks scares and sad... :)

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  2. This is great! Really reminds me of the drawings in my children's book of HD! You made me laugh and I am still smiling!

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  3. I wish one day I could do this...hahaha really nice dear!! I love the egg *-*

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  4. love this! the bricks in a french manicure and so clever and i love the egg splat. i was just reading something that said that nowhere in the humpy dumpty story is it ever mentioned that he is an egg! how weird is that? i never realized, and he is always portrayed as an egg (also the work "ewok" is never said in a star wars movie). this just reminded me of the article. great work, i love it!

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    1. I never realized that, but it's true! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Love the thumbnail!! that's awesome!!

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  6. Oh my! This is so clever! I love it!

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  7. Ha! I love this! After seeing Puss in Boots I don't feel that bad for him splatting.

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  8. Awh! He looks so scared! Love these though.

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  9. Love the design! The illustrations are so adorable!

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  10. love it!! great and funny idea

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  11. Aww he's so precious! Really clever way to incorporate delicate, lol.

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  12. I love this! So cute. Made me laugh. :)

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  13. I heart this and will be linking it on my blog shortly. Just too funny!

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  14. Hahahah this one is so funny! I love your idea to do the wall as the french tips, so clever!

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