Saturday, December 14, 2013

It's Roses, M'Lord!

So... I know Christmas flowers are poinsettias but... after watching a fab tutorial by Melissa Rose on how to do gorgeous 3D, looking absolutely fabulous roses, of course I had to give it a go!!

You can check the detailed tutorial here if you want to try it yourself (or just to compare how awesome her roses are compared to my  lame ones ;))

Nonetheless, expect a lot of photos with this post, 'cause lame or not I'm pretty proud of these <3




Now, if blue roses aren't Christmas-y enough, all you have to do is change them to some red ones, with hints of gold, and you're done! ;)




Now, let's write a little disclaimer here: I am one with no drawing skills (or classes) and this design took me about two hours to complete.
You'll probably look at this and think it's not too hard a thing to do (Mina must be real slow at drawing)
and that may be true should you know basic things such as rose petals positions and shadow and light characteristics on an object, which... I don't ;) 




So I guess this is proof that the tutorial is a really good one, hey?!
And Melissa does explain it all, so it's like a lesson on a video *.*




I started the whole journey with two coats of Inglot Ño.223 (you can still see bits of it on the tips of each nail.




After that I sponged some red polish in a carefree and soft way, as I wanted the red to have some gold showing from underneath. 
I've used Inocos Estrelícia.




I then used red acrylic paint, darkned a bit of it with black for the shadow bits and lightned it with white for the lighter parts. 
Oh, and I've used some white acrylic paint for the highlights, too.




And the rest is history - I've got roses on The nails, m'Lord! :)
Let me know what you think of this first attempt (these are so beautiful there'll be more, for sure) and BE HONEST please ;)
You know how much I value your input, lovelies! *


Hope you're having a great Saturday! 
I can tell you I am :) 
Sleeping till 9a.m., breakfast with love, chilling in the sofa with Les Kitties, having time to prepare a delicious lunch and sit relaxedly for some nail art felt sooooo good!! 

Now some time to pamper myself (face mask time yey!!), have dinner with Mum, Dad and lil' Sister - oh yeah, Princess Mina is getting all she deserves today! Gotta make up for a really hard stressful and tiring week ;)

And that's me saying over & out - see you tomorrow, sweeties!


Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *

16 comments:

  1. Hi sweetie! First of all, your roses are not lame! They are absolutely gorgeous, stunning, beautiful, romantic and indeed Christamsy. You did such a great job and it doesn't matter if it took you two or six hours, the end result is absolutely worth it. And I hope you had fun making these (sometimes I like to spend more time on my nails and it gives me a satisfaction when I can do it for a bit longer). You nailed these! And I am so happy that you are having a nice, calm and relaxing day. You really deserve it <3

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    1. Your super comment left me with a huge smile on my face <3 Thank you, thank you, thank you *
      This one did indeed give me enormous pleasure to achieve, even if not 100% perfect ;)

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  2. Estão mesmo giras, um dia também tenho que experimentar seguir esse tutorial!
    http://picosesalpicos.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Obrigada e go for it, Sonia! :)

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  3. So cute!!!
    Why are you so harsh with yourself? You're great!
    I couldn't do something like this without empting a full bottle of nail polish remover!! :D hahah
    Have a wonderful weekend, honey!!!
    xoxo

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    1. Awww, thank you Valentina!! It wasn't easy, that's for sure. But all it takes is keeping a positive mind and going for it! You should try it, too! :)

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    1. Aww, thank you so much, Marieta!! :))

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  5. These are gorgeous! So much detail :)

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    1. Indeed! The original design is by a true artist :) Glad you liked my approach, Lisa *

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  6. You did it great! )) I like your version so much!! Wonderful mani!!!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Anastasia :))
      Your comments always motivate me so much! <3

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  7. "You'll probably look at this and think it's not too hard a thing to do!" - Um, no. Sweetie, I'm looking at that and thinking "omg, that's incredible! That must have been really hard, it's so detailed!". It's gorgeous!

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    1. Awww, thank you so, so much - you're a darling!! It was hard and it did take me a few hours but I had fun doing it and loved the end result, despite its imperfections ;)

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  8. This is gorgeous, fantastic job!

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    1. Thank you very much, Alexandria! Glad you liked it! :D

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