Wednesday, September 28, 2016

#31DC2016: Inspired by a Flag

Last year I really struggled with this prompt, but today I knew exactly what I wanted to happen. I grew up on boats and racing with my Dad, so when I was thinking about flags, nautical signaling flags popped into my head. These are the old school way of transferring messages between boats during the day. Each flag stands for a letter of the alphabet. I fit as many as I could onto my fingers.

To start, I went with a base of the ever gorgeous Native War Paints Cable Knit Sweater. Can we have a serious discussion about the shimmer in this polish? Talk about stunning.






I then went in with It Girl Nail Art Sapphire stamping polish and the plate IG-111 for the waves. I wanted to have a dark and stormy water feel, which is exactly what I got. I love it when a vision comes together.




Next I painted on the flags. The flags are made up of different combos of Red, Yellow, Blue, Black, and White. I went with Cirque Colors Rita (red), OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana (yellow), Cirque Colors NYFW (blue), Painted Polish Midnight Mischief (black), and OPI Alpine Snow (white) for the flags.




What do you think? Could you talk to someone only using a flag alphabet?

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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9 comments:

  1. Cute mani! I can barely talk to people in English, I don't know how well I would do with flags lol!

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  2. What a cute design! I wouldn't have thought of nautical flags, but it is perfect!

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  3. Amazing design, and I love your take on the prompt!

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  4. So beautiful! I love that base color, it's so shimmery.

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  5. This is beyond beautiful! Your nail art always puts a smile on my face.

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  6. So cute and just perfect. Love it! ♡

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  7. You did such a great job with this! The base color is amazing! I love how the shimmer shines through.

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