Wednesday, December 7, 2011

10 Day Challenge - Day 7 Freehand Design


One of my favorite freehand designs is inspired by butterflies. I first saw the design sometime last year on Lacquerized. I thought it was a simple yet beautiful depiction of a butterfly. For my freehand I choose one of my favorite color combinations, purple and pink. What's not to like about this feminine duo?

The design looks simple but it's quite time consuming. You need hands of a surgeon to paint straight lines!

I'm happy with the results but I don't want to take it off. I hope you don't mind if I post the next challenge a couple of days late.



Until next time. Happy Polishing!








30 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! I love it! :)

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful! I adore the colours you used :) xo

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  3. This is so cute! Ur lines are very stright, great job!!

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  4. Thanks so much ladies :)

    @Susan. I don't have a surgeon's hands so it took me a while to perfect the lines, lol.

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  5. Wow!! I love this manicure ^.^

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  6. Adorable manicure. I always wanted to try this design. You did and excellent job.

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  7. SICK! I love this. I find one of the easiest ways to do super straight lines is a rather longish liner brush. You use the length of the brush and just lay it where you want it, and let let the brush do the work.....works every time!

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  8. Thanks ladies!

    @CrlSweetie. That's a great tip! It took me a while to figure out I was using the wrong brushes. I'll try the long brush next time!

    @Carolina. You should give it a try :)

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  9. Wow! I do remember Michele's monarch nails, these are GORGEOUS!

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  10. These are amazingly pretty. Freehand is not really my greatest skill or I'd be tempted to try my own version.

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  11. I want to say that this looks amazing, but I'm sure that you heard this enough already, lol!

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  12. @Sarah. You should give it a go. I've been practicing with acrylic paints which allows you to wash off the mistakes, lol.

    @Ash-Lilly thank you :D

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! I wish I had hands steady enough to do that.

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  14. I just tried this as accent nails! The lines are not as sleek as yours but I'm quite happy with the results :)

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  15. In looove with this manicure! You executed it well! Great colors, too..

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  16. @Teddi. You can try it with water colors. They're more forgiving. If you make a mistake just swipe over it with the opposite color, lol.

    @Susan. Isn't it great! The butterfly is definitely an attention getter.

    @LuvMyLacquer. Thanks for inspiring me to do this challenge :D

    @Toyomi. Thank you!

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  17. The question is: how do you keep such a steady hand for both hands? Painting my right hand always gives me troubles (bc I am a righty)! Tips PLZ

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  18. @C It's difficult for me also. I've gotten better with practice but it's still not the best. I find that designs are easier to do after I've done them at least once. So I start with left hand and end with the right.

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