Tuesday, May 29, 2012

NOTD: Inspiration Summer Sunrise

Hello!

Today I have a sunrise for you. :)

One of the stamping groups I'm in had a theme challenge of 'summer sunrise' for today. I am a night owl, so I don't often see sunrises, and wasn't sure exactly what they look like, or at least how they differ from sunsets, lol. After googling sunrises for inspiration, I found one that I fell in love with, which you can find here. (first picture on the second row)

I'm not sure how true-to-life it is (I think by the time this much of the sun is up, the sky would be much lighter), but I love the idea of a sun coming up and starting to light up the deep, dark blue of a night sky, so I went with this more romanticized version of a sunrise as my inspiration. Besides, to me when it's this early it still feels like night, so the dark sky works for me! :)

I decided I wanted to try to copy it on my nails, with a couple of changes. I didn't have room to do the ocean, so I decided to put trees on the side instead for the associated scenery, and to make the sky even more romanticized with a few stars. Here's what I ended up with:

Impression: Sunrise



There it is again: mah sunrise

The Fairy Dust I used for the stars twinkles when the light hits it, which gives it a nice effect (gotta love holo micro glitter) I'm not sure if you can tell or not, but there is a gradient from lighter (bottom) to darker (top) on the blue background; you can see it more clearly here, although this washes out the colors:
  
And a last one to show the gradient in the blue background

I am really happy with how this came out; it came out almost exactly the way I had hoped it would, and I only had to remove everything and restart once, lol. I think this would be beautiful with a moon, too (and more realistic, but less fun, that way :) ). Anyway, here is what I used:

China Glaze Fairy Dust
China Glaze Peachy Keen
China Glaze Radiant Rust
China Glaze Yee-Haw
Pure Ice Celestial
Revlon Blue Slate
Revlon Frankly Scarlet
Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Night Flight
Wet n Wild Blue Moon 

I also used Mash plate 38 and Red Angel plate 115.

Here are the other ladies who are a part of the challenge; please check them out! :)


Debbie @ The Crumpet - http://thecrumpet.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Alyssa at Fancy Phalanges - http://fancyphalanges.blogspot.com/ 
Lucie @ Lucy's Stash www.lucysstash.com 
Vic @ Glowstars http://glowstars.net 
Rychelle @ Colorsplash Nails- http://colorsplashnails.blogspot.com/ 
Missy the Manicured Maniac @ http://melissahenderson95.blogspot.com/

Thanks for Looking. :)

M.

23 comments:

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    1. Thank you...you are very kind! :)

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    1. Thank you sooo much. I know it's not everybody's cup of tea so it's so nice to hear that! :)

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  3. This is AWESOME!!! Truly gorgeous!

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  4. Beautiful--love the 'stars' in the sky especially.

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    1. Thank you! I love Fairy Dust. There's almost nothing it doesn't make look better, lol. That and Barielle's Starchild are so awesome. :)

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    1. Ty! I think I may replicate it with a moon for halloween. :)

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  6. Wow, I love how this turned out and how you were able to incorporate glitter. Very pretty :)

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  7. How did you make those trees? Can you do a tutorial on them?

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    1. The trees are super easy, they're just a stamp from Red Angel plate RA-115. I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dry polish in Night Flight and just stamped it over my background. But, I can do a tutorial on how to do the whole thing if you'd like--I was thinking of doing a similar one with a moon for Halloween and can put that together a little early if that would be interesting for people. Just let me know! :)

      M.

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  8. The trees are super easy, they're just a stamp from Red Angel plate RA-115. I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dry polish in Night Flight and just stamped it over my background. But, I can do a tutorial on how to do the whole thing if you'd like--I was thinking of doing a similar one with a moon for Halloween and can put that together a little early if that would be interesting for people. Just let me know! :)

    M.

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