Monday, June 10, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen Does Books: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein


Hey guys!  Its time for the most challenging week of my month again... Digit-al Dozen week!  I love that the amazing artists in this group force me to push myself so much each month.  This month we are doing a theme that I am actually really excited about since I'm the one who chose it! :)

Our theme is books!  I am an avid reader, and always have been.  I knew this would be awesome to channel into nail art.

My first mani is based on a book called The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein.  This was one of my favorite books as a child.  I've recreated the cover art on my nails.  Here is a picture of the cover:

 

The base for this mani is Essie Mojito Madness.  The leaves/tree trunk/boy's shirt are a blend of MM and China Glaze Holly-day.  The red is Zoya Sooki, and the black and white are my Barry M Nail Art Pens.  Everything was done freehand, as I seem to be doing most of the time these days!



Have you read this book?  Did you like it?

Don't forget to see what the rest of my creative friends have come up with, and check back to see what other book-inspired manis I will have this week!

17 comments:

  1. Loving the detail on this and the base colour is totally gorgeous!

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  2. Beautifully done...brought a big smile to my face. :)

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  3. Awesome!! This was on my list for this week...but I know I couldn't come close to this...so I'm off to think of a replacement. :P

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  4. I have no idea what this book is but oh this mani is cute xx

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  5. OMG!! These are so awesome! That was one of my favorite books as a kid!

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  6. What fun! Some really great artists are doing nails!

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  7. Your mani looks great...but have never heard of the book!

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  8. Awesome! You captured the cover perfectly! And I loved all of Shel Silverstein's books! :)

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  9. This is such a great bookish mani! I haven't read this one but now I want to :)

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  10. SO cute!! I loved that book, even though it makes my heart hurt. Love the details on this (and also now I want that Essie green)

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  11. One of my all-time favorite books. This manicure is amazing!

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