Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring Challenge - Flowers and Stripes

Alo! Today we have the second task of the Spring Challenge by Mateja at Purple Glitters titled "Flowers and Stripes".

Guys, I have to admit, I made a boo boo on this one. For some reason the theme of Flowers and Stripes translated in my head to Flowers and I did something I'd been wanting to do for a while.

 Keep reading after the jump for more pictures and how I (sorta) fixed it!

I followed this tutorial from Kayla Shevonne and did cherry blossoms! But then the polish photographed too blue so I redid my ring finger with a truer green shade. I absolutely adored how it came out. It's not as crisp as Kayla's but seeing as I did them at 1am while I was tired and wanting to go to bed I think they're pretty cute.

Then I went to edit the pictures and looked at the challenge page and realized it was stripes. Snap. I thought of ways to fix it to incorporate stripes but I just liked them too much. Then I realized I wasn't really going to be able to do the bird on my right hand so I did stripes instead.

Before I show you the picture, keep a couple of things in mind. 1) My right hand nubs do not pose as well as lefty, nor does lefty know how to take pictures of the right hand. 2) I was really tired and not about to wait to do a tape mani so I freehanded the stripes. In retrospect, I should have done vertical stripes but oh well. Also in retrospect, I wish I would have done this with Essie Navigate Her, greener and it would have had the same soft effect. Ah, best laid plans.
The weird crustiness on my index is due to top coat. I warned you about this picture!

So there you have it! Thank you for looking and I promise I'll stay on topic for the next theme :D

Remember to see what the other ladies came up with!

Kelly-Ann from Nail Art by Kelly-Ann 
Riley from Pinky to Thumb 

Aylin from Posh Nail Art

Brianna from Welcome To Brianna's World!

Aurora from World of Happy Nails

Mateja D from Mateji ustvarjata

Nail buff



Colorfulbottle from Colorful bottle's blog

Thalie from Glazed Talons

Hema from Rainbow Nails

KawaiiKagura from Nailpocalypse


Nail Crazy

Mimi from Mimi's Vanity Box


  1. You didn't need to go fix it. Think so, the branches are also stripes, just short ones, right? :D Anyway, very nice manicure. I love the bird. :)

    1. That's what I thought as well but, trust me, if I drew a bird on my right hand he would have looked a little too special, if you know what I mean!

  2. I agree with Taya. Branches are stripes :) And you did a great job!

  3. you even got a little bird *.*
    so cute, i'm in love :-D

    1. I'm a little smitten with the bird to be honest. I want to do a full mani with like two lovebirds or something <3

  4. very cute! I like the little bird.

  5. So cute,I loved the little bird:)

  6. The bird was integral and I am glad you kept him in the pics. It is really cute. :)

  7. Aww I loved stripe bird!

    Also, just wanted to let you know I tagged you for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you already have it just ignore this but if you are interested you can find it here: http://nailpocalypse.blogspot.... (So sorry if leaving a link isn't alright ^_^)


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