Sunday, November 24, 2013

Reindeer Jumper

I promised you all something cute and here I am to deliver said promise.

Of course that wouldn't have been possible without the help of Odette Swan's perfect tutorial. Do check it here or, trust me, you'll regret it.

I love Odette's work - she combines cute and elegant really well, she's a perfectionist and pays attention to detail, which one can see through her amazing work. Nowadays she doesn't post as frequently as I wish she did but when she does I can't help but fall for whatever design she presents :)

So without further ado, and please bear in mind it won't be near as perfect as the original, here's my version of a cute reindeer jumper:




So the first thing that strikes you when you look at this is: 'This girl needs to work on her horizontal lines'.
And how!! I  need to practise as much as I have done with vertical lines. I practised them so much, over and over again, I can now make them nearly flawless, but my horizontal ones... ish!
Mind you I redid this, but after my third time and my fingers freezing I let it at that ;(




Oh yes! And I also changed the colour combo. Instead of black and red, I went with dark blue and red.
I started it all with two coats of Bellaoggi Snow White (of course! ;)).




Then I added the frame lines to my thumb, middle and ring fingers and did the reindeer on each - which, surprise, surprise, actually look good and not all that alien like instead (I kinda feared they would ;)).




Last but not least I added the hearts and little dots to my index and pinkie and dotted the reindeer nails as well.


And voilĂ ! Despite not being 100% I still really liked wearing these and they gave me an extra feeling of cozyness, quite welcome in these wintery temperatures ;)

Let me know what you think and make sure you check the tutorial by Odette! :)

Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *

16 comments:

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    1. Great! Mission accomplished, then! :D Thank you*

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  2. Aw, lovely ^_^ .

    I don't mind the lines at all.

    Who would've thought that the horizontal ones would be such a challenge after one has the vertical ones down pat!

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    1. I know, right? I guess it is true what they say: practise makes perfect :)
      I will try to nail them throughout the next manis I attempt ;)

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  3. Aww, how cute! Love the reindeer!

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    1. hehehe - I couldn't resist the design once I saw the tutorial - just too cute! :))

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  4. Lovely! Just lovely! And who cares that the lines are not 100% straight? When you wear your Christmas sweaters, they curve on your body :D Soo here you go! Hahaha I am loving the colors and the cute hearts <3 Great job!

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    1. Sweetie!! You're the best ever!!! :))
      hahahah - laughed so hard when I read your comment!! You're so right! Double yey for sweater curves! <3

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  5. this is so so cute! i love the colours you've used and it looks so Christmassy! I think you've done great with the lines, horizontal ones drive me insane! holding my breath whilst trying to do them but i think they look great that they're not 100% dead straight, makes it look more individual :)

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    1. hahaha - glad to hear I'm not the only one holding their breath while making lines ;)
      Thank you for your super comment, lolly! :D

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  6. Sooo cute!! your design is perfect :D xx

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    1. hehehe - perfect with imperfections :)
      Thank you, Char!! **

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  7. Cute-cute-cute :))) Great design!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you :D

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