Mani Monday's: Back to School


This weeks theme is Back to School. Lovely theme, but I haven't been back to school for over a decade. Yes, showing my age here, but I still feel like a school girl on the inside sometimes and that's what counts!

After thinking about this theme for a long time I was coming up completely blank. I briefly considered painting my nails in my school colors, but we don't really have school colors here and the logo where I went to school is a blue square with a white F on it... not really inspiring.
So I did the only possible thing: opened Youtube for inspiration :D

I saw a lot of great ideas and designs, but since I'm just not that good at nail art, I had to simplify everyting. I grabbed my dotting tools and, with an idea in mind, got to work.

The polishes I used to create this fun art:
First Timer, Splash of Grenadine, Butler Please, My boyfriend scales walls, Cute as a Button and Rainstorm
The result was nowhere near perfect, drawing lines with a dotting tool is harder than it looks, but I'm happy enough. So, with a bit of help and inspiration from a lot of Youtube nail artists, this is my Back to School nail art!



Before I tell you wat it's supposed to be, I'm wondering if any of you get it right, lol!

What is or was your favorite thing about going back to school?

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12 comments:

  1. Think it's supposed to be the top left corner of a notebook right? With the vertical red line and then the blue lines that you write on.

    Think it looks pretty good!

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  2. WOW...I agree with Lindsay...SO creative! You can totally tell that those are pages from a spiral notebook! You know, I had wondered if you could draw lines using a dotting tool and now I know it can be done, but not easily! :-D GREAT JOB!!

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    1. It can be done, but it is tricky! You have to be carefull not to drag the base color.

      Thanks!

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  3. I love it! So colorful and creative!! Really cute design!!

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  4. Awesome mani. I've seen a bunch of 'lined paper' manicures, but yours is so much a step above the others...love the different colours. Are you doing the 31DC2013?? If not you should ;)

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    1. Thanks so much! I was thinking about doing it, but a nailart every day is a lot of work....
      And I'm going on holiday for a week during September, so might not be a good idea ;)

      But if I like a theme, I might join for the odd day here and there :D

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  5. what an awesome mani! So cute and creative!!

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