Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It's All Greek Key To Me

Here is my entry for the Chalkboard Nails Dotting Tool Contest. Sarah's rules are that you can only use a dotting tool (and the brush on your nail polish bottles) to make your entry. No acrylic paints, no tiny nail art brushes. Boo. But it was a great way to challenge myself. Here is what I came up with:

It's a Greek 'key' design! It looks kind of like mosaic. I like it!

I started with a base of Essie Borrowed and Blue. I really love this shade. I've used it before on one of my first blog posts when I did the raven mani. Check that out here

I used my smallest dotting tool to make a sort of french mani with dark blue polish and a sort of teal blue polish. This mani on its own would look pretty cool.

Then I did the Greek key design. There was actually quite a bit of counting and plotting to do this. Grrr.... I was told there would be no math! :)

Here is the Greek key design completed. Seeing as this was kind of a pain to do, I just did one more key design on my ring finger and called it a night. 

Even one accent nail is still fun!

Polishes used in this manicure: China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, China Glaze Aqua Baby, Essie Borrowed and Blue, and Pure Ice French Kiss. I used OPI Nail Envy for my base coat and Seche Vite for my top coat. 

You still have time to enter Sarah's contest! Check out all of the fun entries, there's some great talent out there. :)

18 comments:

  1. I love it! I really like greek art and culture. It is very fun!

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    1. Thanks Nail Treasures! I am a big fan of Greek art, too. :)

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  2. Wow the thumb is just awesome! I would probably not have the patience for it but the other ones perhaps :) I was watching some videos on youtube yesterday and one made me think of your blog! It's a dance group from Sonoma County :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMKjwQJ2Qis&feature=related

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    1. Wow, those belly dancers are super talented! I will have to see if I can find them at a local event this year. Very colorful costumes, too. :)

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    1. Thank you Maria! Dots are straight forward, but they kind of make me anxious. Too much pressure to get each dot placed perfectly, ha ha!

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    1. Thank you April! This was a fun design to do. Lots of counting, maybe people with OCD could do this mani, ha ha!

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  5. it reminds me of a pattern you'd see at the swimming pool! love it - really effective x

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    1. Thanks! That's what one of my polish friends said. She said it looked like the Hearst Castle swimming pool. :)

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