Wednesday, November 14, 2012

FiA#12 Harvest

So for the Americans, this is Thanksgiving but of course we're not all from USA and "Harvest" was chosen to allow a little more elbow room =)

There were several ideas bouncing around in my head and one of them was the Cornucopia. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the full myth of the Cornucopia, because I'm fairly certain all the things in it fell out in groups (fruits then meat then blah blah blah) but of course the internet failed me.

The other image I always get when someone says Harvest is fields and fields of wheat (amber grain US homies!). That's what I went to try. I'm giving you a step by step and I didn't clean up before I took each picture, so forgive me for the mess, please <3.

I started with Ulta Snow White.

It's still disappointingly gloopy. Bah. To help it smooth out, I put on a layer of my Golden Rose Clear Topcoat (non-quick dry) and VERY PATIENTLY waited.

After that torture, I tried sponging on Essence You Belong to Me next, to make up a sky, but the sponge wasn't letting go of the colour, so I glooped some on and then tried to blend it with the sponge. Unfortunately there was NO transition. Oh well, watercolour clouds!

After that I picked up some orange - yellow spectrum colours and started striping with a cheapie paintbrush. Y'know those ones that  you get in the kids watercolour sets in elementary school? The ones you're forced to buy EVERY YEAR and use once in five? Yeah I thinned it out. Works really well actually, for messy striping like this =)

Julep Parker

Julep Daisy

Joe Mocha

Essence Wanna Be Your Sunshine

Julep Otte
The brown might be a bit much, but I actually kind of like my nails. I maybe should have put Otte before WBYS but oh well, I like it. It was missing something though...

I added Rainbow Honey The Worst Possible Thing to my ring finger as an accent (I wanted it to look like butterflies frolicking or something) =) With some Ulta X-Dry on top, I went about my clean up.

Another incident where my off-hand (the left) turned out better than my right.

We're nearing the end aaahhh! Who's excited for winter? There's another challenge in the works~

Check everyone else!
Hannah from Polished Prisms
Stephanie from A Little Polish
Suer from Creative Nail Design By Sue
Katee from A Girl And Her Polish
Ashley from One Nail to Another
Karine Assemien from Karine's Vernis Club
Kayono Lan (aka Johanna) from Neues vom Kellerkind
Charlotte-Louise from Charlotte's Nails
Alyson Epstein from Beads. Nails. Food.
Maribeth from Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Becky from Glam Fiend
Angie from Our Painted World
Alethia from Never-Ending Nail Art
Sarah from Dakila's
Amanda from Mandy's Polish
Lisa from Lisa's Nail Obsession
Kelly from Nails for the Sake of Sanity
Stephanie from All Things Beautiful
Martina from From Head to Foot


  1. This is an awesome take on harvest, I love it!! I can't figure out what I want to do for it :( I love yours though it totally looks like a field (with butterflies frolicking!)

    1. Thaanks =DD! I had a bit of trouble too, like I mentioned ahaha. You've got time! There's always turkeys xD And feel free to do something like this, just be aware that you'll start to miss summer real bad <3

  2. yep... I totally started missing summer after reading this post. It's so cooooold here lately... -.-
    I really love how different it is from all the other stuff we did for this challenge. It's like the Longing for Summer theme in the winter challenge xD Your butterflies are a nice idea :D
    I'm not sure what to do with this theme either... I'll probably do something Japan related... That's the only time I experienced a harvest first hand ;)

    1. Brrrr =( And thank you <3 I saw that longing for summer thing and I am looking forward to it! Not because I have ideas really... More so because it'll actually be closer to summer xD

      That sounds awesome, Japanese culture has some really amazing festivals! You never disappoint =D Speaking of Japan, I just had a thought... Harvest Moon the game: COW PRINT FTW. (Feel free to do that if you're feeling it. xD)

  3. i love how not stereotypical your challenge artwork always is!!!

    1. Awww thanks <3 Sometimes though, I want so badly to copy the others. Have you SEEN Creative Nails By Sue, Neues vom Kellerkind and A Girl and Her Polish?? And for that matter KELLY UP THERE BEIN' ALL MODEST.

      ... And that's not the half of them either...

  4. That was a pretty fun path from beginning to end! The colors look fun together, and it looks cute!

    1. Thanks so much! The colours were so warm and inviting, I just wanted to drive to farm country and go swimming xD


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