Monday, November 18, 2013

Abstract matryoshka doll nail art for Russia

I think it's time for another day in the Where In The World Challenge and country no. 10 is Russia. I went the easy way and decided to make matryoshka dolls (I even found a graphical picture to be inspired by but somehow the picture has disappeared). I decided for non traditional Russian colors and made the whole thing in baby blue and black. I don't know if I'm that content with the end result, I've seen much more realistic dolls but mine are made abstract and so it is. Hope you like it anyhow. :)

And you know what, if Tove approves this to be blue enough I'm in for for Blue Monday. :)



As usual I tried it both shiny and matte.




Polishes used:
China Glaze - Bahamian Escape
L.A. Colors Art Deco - Black
L.A. Colors Art Deco - Sky Blue
Nordic Cap - NP12
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26 comments:

  1. Oh wow, well done! I love the matte version the most :D

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    1. Thank you! :D I think I like that version the best too. :D

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  2. De är ju underbara! Vilket jobb ju lagt ner!

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    1. Tack! :D Kul du gillade dem; egentligen "bara" en jäkla massa prickar och streck ;)

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  3. Jättesnygga! De matta är min favorit :)

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    1. Tack! :D Ja, jag tycker också matt blev snäppet bättre här :P

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  4. Great idea to make them just black! I like matt version more but they're awesome anyway:)

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    1. Thank you! Yea, I think it looks cool that way :D I also preferred the matte version this time :)

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  5. Hej!
    Snälla rösta på mig i IsaDoras nailart tävling.
    Skulle betyda så mycket ifall jag vann!
    Tack för din röst på förhand! :D
    Länk till mitt bidrag
    http://www.isadora.com/se/competition/josephine/

    p.s med det mattalacket var det riktigt snyggt!

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    1. Jag är själv med i den tävlingen och jag tror att alla hoppas på att vinna. Personligen är jag lite anti att det är facebook-röster som det handlade om, jag använder inte fb på det viset och hade jag vetat att det varit så så hade jag inte varit med i tävlingen från början, tycker att det var lite fult av Isadora att vara så otydlig. Hade röstningen varit på annat vis hade jag mycket troligare röstat, nu handlar det om flest-vänner-vinner.

      Och tack.

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  6. Gulligt :) Den matta varianten är finast

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    1. Tack! Ja, den blev nog bäst här :P

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  7. Gillar verkligen den matta varianten! Supersnygg! Sen tycker jag det är fantastiskt att du gjort dockorna på frihand! Du är fantastisk!

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    1. Tack! rodnar ju här.. :D Kul att du gillade dem, jag gillade nog också den matta bäst :D

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  8. Awww those matryoshka dolls look so lovely <3! Well done!!!

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  9. well... I must say that red/black would be better... more russian =)

    but. I like how you did this dolls =) with different sizes =) nice idea! =)

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    1. You're correct, red and black would have been much more russian like. That was actually my original plan but my red polish turned out to suck so then I ended up using a baby blue instead. Now I hoarded some more red so if I redo this I'll definitely make it black and red.
      And thank you!

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    2. lol. after all this posts and comments... I get 4 new reds in my favorite shop sale (closing up sale - it's sad)... I feel like a girly girl - not everyone can see the difference between this reds =)))

      anyway, I really like that you did! red/black and red/gold(yellow) is too tupical russian colors, so it can be boring.
      and. again - how do you drawing this?! it's so small! I wish I could do the same =) you're my hero!

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    3. Haha, you're correct, for some people red (or any color) is only ONE nuance. They don't know what they're missing! ;)

      Thanks again. Well, over-doing stuff can some time become a cliché. ;) But on the other hand; red and black are so nice together too. Love that combo, russian or not :D
      I could try to make a tutorial of it, "all it takes" is two opaque polishes, a dotting tool and a fine liner brush. :D

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    4. ... and a good hands! =)
      I can't ever draw a straight finnish flag, common =))))))))))))

      hope to see your tutorial soon =)

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    5. haha, sure you can! With good tools and practice! I believe in you! ;)))

      Will be working on it! :D

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  10. Fy fasen var grymt! Jag diggar det här råhårt! Dina frihandsskills är inte att leka med!
    Och självklart är det blått nog!

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    1. Men tack! Vad glad jag blir! :D :D :D

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  11. This looks great! I like it in non-traditional colors, the black designs on the blue look so elegant :)

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    1. Thank you! Yea, I had a plan that it would look cool the non-traditional way, with the matryoshka dolls I think it's possible to see it's russian influenced anyhow. It's like a play with the obvious and non-obvious :D

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