Wednesday, September 14, 2011

31 Day Challenge, Day 14: Flowers (+ Tutorial)

Today is flower day!

I semi-recently did a more graphic floral pattern, so I wanted to deviate from that and do something a little different. I was looking at some flowers trying to get inspired, and I saw a picture of the Stargazer Lily. It was so pretty and vibrant; I immediately wanted to use it as my inspiration.


Here's a step by step with how I did it. I wonder if I should count this as a tutorial?

Paint your nail white. Put on your favorite fast dry topcoat and let it dry - we're gonna be taping! (Sorry for these terrible photos, I did this design late at night so the lighting left a lot to be desired.)

China Glaze - White On White
Then tape off very pointy triangles on each nail. Take a makeup sponge, and sponge on your base pink color, concentrating the color at the middle of the nail and having it fade outward. This will take a few spongings to achieve the desired effect. Peel off the tape slowly and carefully.

Sally Hansen InstaDry - Instant Iris
Then, with a nail art brush, small dotting tool, rubber end of a bobby pin, or toothpick (in order of desirability), apply the dark pink dots.

OPI - Manicurist of Seville
Then finally, paint on faint triangles of a glittery green color for the ribs of the flower. I used Wet N Wild - Ocean Grotto. Let dry for a bit, and top with topcoat!



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25 comments

  1. I really love this, thanks for sharing xx

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  2. Really gorgeous, true talent and creativity !!!!

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  3. Amazing! Looks just like the flower!

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  4. LOVE this! Stargazer lilies were the main flower at our wedding. They're so vibrant and gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing and for the tutorial! I can't wait to try this out. ♥

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  5. Aaaaahh! This design is awesome!!

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  6. Beautiful, once again! Your nail art is impeccable!!

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  7. Gah, you guys are so nice, thank you! I kind of missed my poison dart frog print today, though. :)

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  8. Soo creative and gorgeous!!! I love it and need to try this myself!

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  9. Oh my! The finished product is stunning! Awesome!

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  10. This is absolutely beautiful! Truly a work of art! You're super creative at translating life to nails : )

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  11. I LOVE this. Will totally be copying this when I get a chance. It looks beautiful.

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  12. I think I love this a little too much! lol

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  13. This is seriously gorgeous! I love it :)
    I'm hoping I'll think something just as creative when I get to that part of the challenge :P

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  14. This is beyond amazing.. u did such a great job. i hope u can follow back britters89.blogspot.com

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  15. Gorgeous! You totally captured the details of the flower.

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  16. Wow....I wish I could do this....

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  17. You did this perfectly being as though these are my favorite flowers I am totally in love with this manicure amazing work

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  18. my most favorite flower in the world! ( I have over 35 plants♥) and now its turned into a gorgeous mani. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  19. I love your blog! I just love it! Thank you so much!
    http://dz-femme.blogspot.com/

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