Tuesday, January 28, 2014

# Challenge # Fergie

Twinsie Tuesday- Patterns- Anthemion

     For my first ever twin blog post I have the honor of being paired up with the Sparkle Queen. This months theme is patterns and we were given Anthemion as our pattern. I dont know about you but I had no idea what that pattern was. Thankfully we were also given a website that lists examples of all sorts of patterns.
     So what is an anthemion pattern? According to Artlandia an anthemion  pattern is
" A classical motif based on a stylized honeysuckle plant or a radiating, fan-shaped palm leaf (palmette) commonly found in Greek, Egyptian, Assyrian, and other ancient art."

Example of Anthemion Photo source Artlandia
     Seeing the examples provides I had a very avant guard feeling and decided I wanted to use a glitzy color for my base. The thought of using one of my stamping plates to recreate this design crossed my mind several times, but I decided to really go for it and try some free hand art. Now let me be the first to say that my free hand skills are severly lacking. But I wont get better if I dont practice right? So here is my version of an anthemion pattern.


     I used Wet-n-Wild Gold Album from the Fergie collection as my base and free handed 2 pieces of the design with a black striper. At the last minute I threw in the pink dots for a pop of color. I started out really liking the way this was turning out but got rushed half way through and I feel that it shows in the finished product. But I'm not letting that get me down too much because I think that nail art is about learning as you go and the journey is half the fun. Also I knew sitting down to do this that I didnt have the right tools in front of me, and you cant get great results with the wrong tools.

     Im not sure if this is a look that I will try and create again. It is a fun looking pattern though. Now let's see The Sparkle Queens version of an Anthemion pattern.


  1. Nice gold and I love the design too :)

    1. Thanks Lisa. One of my goals this year is to do more free hand nail art. I cant wait to look back at the end of the year to see the progress I make. Assuming I make some that is. ;)

  2. Wow that gold is gorgeous! And I think your freehand skills are off to a great start. :) I love the very regal black and gold look you took.

    1. Awe thanks twin post buddy! The colors were just what I was going for, now to work on those free hand skills. It will be interesting to look back at the end of the year to see the progress I make. :)

  3. Great colors! I love that gold base and the pick accent dots. I've never heard of that pattern either, but I like it.

    1. Awe thanks for Commenting! I really like that gold too.


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