Sunday, April 21, 2013

Crumpet's Laid-Back 31DC: Inspired By Nature


Today's prompt is "Inspired by Nature", so I took that to mean anything naturally occurring in the world. My inspiration for these nails is rutilated quartz.

Rutilated quartz cabochons
Rutilated quartz! Image source:  
A little background first: I love rocks and minerals (I have a degree in Geology). I find the chemistry involved in their creation fascinating. Rutile and quartz are minerals, and rutile can form or 'grow' in quartz, looking like needles trapped within the clear quartz crystal.

Outdoors, natural light, no flash.
I started with a base of Seche Clear, and stamped directly over that with Zoya Cheryl, Orly Luxe, and Konad Special Polish in Black. I mostly used the image off of Bundle Monster plate BM-319, but did small bits off of the image from BM-316 as well. I topped it off with one coat of NYC In a New York Minute. I love how this turned out!

Indoors, artificial light, no flash.
Check out the other's below! More soon! ^_^


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    1. Thank you! This is one of those rare times when my nail art actually came out as good as I had hoped! ^_^