Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Day 24: Inspired by a Book

Can you believe there are only seven days left of this challenge?! I really can't!
So, for nails inspired by a book I decided to go for a children's book - The Rainbow Fish. I did consider a few adult books that I've read recently but this seemed way more fun!

I can't wait to see Rie and Cris's book inspired nails today!







Stamping Plate: BM209
Base Colour: A-England - Tristam
Stamp Colour: GOSH - Holographic
To colour in the scales, I used: Nails Inc - Shoreditch, Kriston - 52, Rimmel - Blue My Mind and Models Own Juicy Jules
Top Coat of NYC



In the style of Rie, I decided to include a close up shot today. Check out those 'scales'!


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56 comments :

  1. I generally skim then read, same thing I was doing when I saw your nails. I knew instantly what book you were doing...My kids used to check it out every other week.

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  2. Wow, this is gorgeous and SO obvious! Love it!

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  3. What a great design! Very creative. And I love the base colour. :)

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  4. Rainbow Fish for sure! There's so much to see on your accent finger, love love love all the different colors and finishes, great job!

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  5. LOVE this, so girl and cute.

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  6. Wow this is amazing! I am so loving that accent nail! Such a great design!

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  7. So pretty! I think you captured the spirit of the rainbow fish very well.

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  8. awesome,really looks like fish! please visit my blog

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  9. I'm gonna be honest - I wouldn't consider wearing this manicure, but the idea and the execution of this inspiration: it's genius! I love it!

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  10. Beautiful! The accent nail somehow reminds me of stained glass...

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  11. I absolutely LOVE this!! Amazing!! XOXO

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  12. I just adore this. Will be using it as inspiration soon!

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  13. awww this is gorgeous!! the scales look so effective! i think i really need to get some stamping plates!!
    xx

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  14. This is total perfection!

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  15. These are unbelievably beautiful!

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  16. Awww the Rainbow Fish!! Loved that book!! This mani gave me some happy nostalgia! Great job!

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  17. OMGEEE I LOVE this. Everything about it is just perfect. I would wear this any day. It's so funny we both went with children's lit loool!

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  18. I love those nails! I used to adore Rainbow fish's colours as a child and you captured them very nicely on your nails, great job! :)

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  19. This is so gorgeous, esp. the accent nail!!

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  20. You continue to take my breath away! I am going to have to start packing a paper bag for manicure-induced-hyperventilating when I open your blog ;)
    This is an incredible way to interpret the book onto your nails!
    I loooove that fish scale accent finger! incredible!

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  21. Posted on Twitter already but I loooooooove your design for this one! Very cute and awesome!

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  22. Sooooo awesome!!!! I may copy this :)

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  23. This is really really pretty, do you have to take it off for the next part of challenge, I wouldn't want to!

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  24. Ohmygosh I love this! It's so pretty yet simple. I love the book you chose. I remember reading it when I was in kindergarton. I loved that book :)

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  25. Had to come and say that I love this manicure! I actually screamed a little when I saw it and saw that it is based on the Rainbow fish! I love the book, so I'll be trying to do this mani very soon :) Thankyou!

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  26. This is absolutely beautiful! It is my favorite nail art I've seen in a while.

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  27. Sammy this is really beautiful!! I loved reading this book to my sisters when they were young. ^_^

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  28. Hy!
    I've been seeing your daily challenge for well.. 24 days now and your looks always look amazing!
    I really love to come by every day to check your news!
    Great Nail Kiss from Portugal*
    Bárbara.

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  29. This might be the cutest book inspiration mani ever. I used to love that book :)

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  30. This is friggen GORGEOUS!!!! This is by far my fav that you have done for the challenge so far. So so pretty!

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  32. I love this. Reminds me of my glass painting hobby days. I absolutely have to replicate this soon! Just as soon as I get bored of my plain old many: OPI wokka wokka with getting miss piggy with it overlay. It's so sparkly, I love it!

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  33. Damn you auto correct! I meant "mani" of course!

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  34. I wanted to do this book for the challenge too! Love that book! and your mani is cute!

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  35. Uh huhuhuh...Pfister...uh huhuh.

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  36. Oh wow! how did I miss this? this is awesome!! I love it!

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  37. Waauww!! Very nice!
    It was one of my favorite books as a child :)

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  38. how did you do that??

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  39. I love this children book, and I've always been fascinated by the colors of this fish ! Wonderful work on your nails !

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  40. I HAVE THE BOOK :D

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