Monday, September 10, 2012

Cloud Gradient

Here is a manicure that I recently entered in the Birchbox contest. I have done a cloud design before, but I think this one turned out great! If you would like to vote for my entry, click here. Thanks!

There is a little seagull silhouette against a sunset sky with fluffy little clouds floating by. I used the gradient sponge technique by The Nailasaurus to do this mani. Then I applied acrylic paints for the clouds and bird. 

My base color for this manicure is butter LONDON Sprog. I am such a sucker for periwinkle colored polish. I have many bottles, and each time I buy one I think, "Wait, don't I already have enough of this color?" And then I just laugh at myself. Of course I don't have enough periwinkle polish. Silly me!

P.S. I just passed the one year anniversary for Sonoma Nail Art! I will have a fun giveaway planned this week, so stay tuned and thanks for reading!!


20 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic! The clouds are perfection!

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  2. Found this on Tumblr - I think it's so cute! Great colour choice, too!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to check me out from Tumblr. I appreciate your kind words!

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  3. The clouds are really three dimensional. Great job, as always!

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  4. Another tumbler reporting :) - the way you did the clouds blows my mind!

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    1. Oh, and no captcha? I can't thank captcha-less people enough :D !

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    2. Thanks Ana! Ha ha, I hate captcha too. :)

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  5. That is stunning! Probably my favourite design you've ever done <3

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    1. Awww, thanks Amanda. It is actually one of the simplest designs I have done. Says something, huh? :)

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  6. This is sooo pretty! Perfect colour choices, it really does look like a seaside sunset! <3

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    1. Thanks Kayleigh! I think the gradient colors are Zoya Caitlin and SH Insta-Dri Raspberry Race (or something like that) LOL

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  7. SO PRETTY! I'm dying over these colors. Great work!

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    1. Thanks Jamie! I loved the colors in this too. :)

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  8. You hit the nail on the head with this one - ha ha, I made a funny. No but really, sometimes when doing a design like this it can get a bit busy, but this is perfection! Great job!!! :)

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  9. That looks just like a sunset :O You are truly amazing when it comes to nail art :)
    hugs

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  10. Love your nail art!! And now I totally want to buy some of your polish!! <3

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