Monday, 10 September 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does Recreating Your First Blog Posts - Night Sky Nails

Hey there!  It's time for a brand new Digit-al Dozen week.  September marks the 6th anniversary of the beginning of The Digit-al Dozen's creation (though none of us current members are original) so it's sort of fitting that this month we're going back in time and recreating our first blog posts.  I went back through my first 6 months (give or take) of blog posts and found some that I wanted to re-do.  I like to think my photos are a little better now but I still do like my original manis.  Actually I like some of the originals better than my recreations.  Today I wanted to redo a night sky gradient that I did almost 5 years ago when I noticed how short our days had become.  I'm noticing that already this year even though it's only September.  It's amazing how quickly our seasons change here...we might even get snow this week!

Here's a look at my original, from November of 2013.  Just last week I was going to put all my old photos onto an external hard drive to save some space on my computer.  Good thing I haven't done that yet!  

For the original I used mostly mainstream polishes but for my recreation I wanted to use more indies so I did a gradient of Moonflower Polish Lemon, Azul and Navy Blue.  For the last pass of sponging, I also included Pretty Serious Hot Summer Nights (like I used in the original) because I like the sparkle.  The blue and yellow combined more and created more of a green gradient, making it look more like the northern lights than the start of night.  I love northern lights so I was okay with that, even if it doesn't look a much like the original.

This time I stamped some trees from Maniology (formerly Bundle Monster) BM-S178 and S187 with Mundo de Unas Black.  

Lastly I added the moon and a few stars with Mundo de Unas White.  Acrylic paint might have been easier but my stamping polish was out so I used that instead.  Then I finished with some Vibrant Vinyls Fast & Hard top coat.

I'm curious to hear if you like the original or the new version better.  They turned out pretty different so I have room in my heart for both, haha!   In the links below you can find everyone else's start of their re-creation week.

'Til next time...

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