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onsdag den 24. juli 2013

Marimekko inspired - Artsy Wednesday

As promised earlier today...
Our theme in this Artsy Wednesday is inspired by design.
I immediately thought of the most iconic and easily recognizable pattern from the Finish Marimekko, namely the Unikko pattern – the huuuuge, bold and colorful flowers, that I loved as a child, and still love.
Fun facts: Marimekko was founded just a few years before I was born. My parents were from Finland, and my mum never stopped loving Finish design (I still love it), even after we moved to Demark. During my childhood and teens I wore different kinds of Marimekko clothes, it was a very nice quality of cotton, and very nice to wear. Ah well, sorry, I got a bit sentimental there for a moment ;)

 
 
The base color is one coat of Oopsie Dasies Conch Shell from Edgy Polish (sent for review) over a coat of white polish (OPI Alpine Snow), that I showed you swatches of a few hours ago – click HERE
Conch Shell has tiny blue glitters and reminds me of fabric, thus perfect for my idea. 
I should not have painted the Marimekko Unikko flowers from my memory without googling them first, then they might have been better and prettier, but here my version is in acrylic craft paint. To add a little extra bling I added a coat of P2 Glamorous Finish Holo top coat 040 Just Fantastic! before I top coated with Seche Vite.
Check out the other girls Artsy Wednesday mani's
Michelle - Lab Muffin 
Melanie - Nail & Polish 
Jessica - Beauty Gnome 
Emily - An Accent Nail
Catrine - Unnakednails (not this week)
Ameerah - Valiantly Varnished
Wendy - M.A.S.P.O.O.A.S.E.
Anna & Haylee - Makeup and Masala - welcome to the new girls :) 

Rosemarie - Every Little Polish 
 



47 kommentarer:

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    1. I'm glad you like it, thanks a lot Puja!

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  2. So cute and lovely flowers :)

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  3. Fancy flowers, I really like them! Nice story too! :)

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  4. Gorgeous, bu this design somehow reminds me of something.

    kind regards,
    Elena

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    1. Thanks a lot Elena, I wonder what... ;)

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  5. Lovely manicure and so colourful ;-)

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    1. I'm so pleased you like it, thanks a lot!

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  6. I really love the manicure and the big flowers design that inspired you! Beautifully done!

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    1. Thank you so much Mari, the original Marimekko flowers are stunning!

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  7. Wow, great pattern, love it! It's joyfull and fits great with the summer.

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    1. Yes, it's a true summer pattern LOL - thanks a lot Katherine :)

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    1. I'm very happy you like it Nail Glaze, thanks a lot!

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  9. These flowers are so cute, I am jealous about this mani too :)

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    1. Aww, I'm so happy you like it Gonca!!

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  10. Loving this! I love how bright they are!

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    1. Those Marimekko flowers come in all different bright colors - so gorgeous! Thanks a lot Meredith Anne!

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  11. Amazing job! Beautiful inspiration and beautiful manicure! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Tanja - sweet music to my ears :)

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  12. This is so cute and playful, Maria! I love the colorful flowers! :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. I'm so pleased to hear that, thanks a lot Yun!

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  13. I'm sure my mum still has some Finnish dresses with this design, but their colours are too boring unlike this mani.

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    1. Aww, how fun :) As I remember it these flowers nearly always were in bold colors, but I might be mistaken :)

      Slet
  14. This is so cool maria it reminds me of the 70's! Very hippy-esque I love it!

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    1. I'm pleased to hear it Mel, thanks a lot :)

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  15. It does remind me of fabric, like you wrote! Cute!

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    1. It's fun that you think so too, thanks a lot Miriam!

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  16. that is really gorgeous Maria and i loved reading your post. :)

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    1. I'm happy you like it, thanks a lot Lydia!

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  17. I love the combination of colors! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Anna, I'm so happy to hear it :)

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  18. This is so cute and fun!

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    1. I'm happy you like it, thanks a lot Kas :)

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  19. That pattern is sooo cute and well done ^^

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