Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Flip Flop February - Flowers

I couldn't decided which design I wanted to do today! I haven't done flowers in a long time, and I have never tried a "v" gap. I was leaning more towards the flowers all day, so I finally just went for it. I also wanted to wait until I was done building and filling up my new Helmer so I wouldn't ruin my nails!


I suppose my flowers are a bit abstract since they're just dots though. But I chose to do an interpreted version of cherry blossom nails. I don't think I've done cherry blossoms since I did flowers for the 31 day challenge last year!


I really like how these turned out! I'm so happy with how simple and clean they are. Last time I used two colors for the flowers, and it just seemed off to me. So this time I stuck to one color to keep it simple, and I really like it!


I also have more a contrast with the colors I chose this time. I made the branches black instead of brown, and did it on a white background. I used Ulta Snow White for the background (two coats), and then added a few coats of Zoya Chloe to the corner. I just sort of dabbed it on randomly to create a soft, pale pink glow in the background.


I then free handed the branches on with a black nail art polish, and dotted the flowers or sakura petals with Elf Flirty Fuchsia. I topped it with a coat of Seche Vite after waiting for it to dry a bit, so I wouldn't smear the black lines. 


I really love these! I didn't think they would turn out so well since they looked pretty boring last time. 





5 comments:

  1. I love how these came out - the abstract with the dots is great...I like the cherry blossoms on a branch but sometimes those are too precise for me - these just work well!

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    1. Thank you! I like the simplicity of it too. But it's definitely a design I'll be experimenting with in the future!

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  2. Your art on this is beautiful! So close to a version on Rin's Nail Files (http://www.rinsnailfiles.com/2013/01/cute-cherry-blossoms-inspired-by-robin.html) which was itself inspired by Robin Moses (http://youtu.be/9zm5Cr-flNQ). I love them all. :)

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    1. Oh wow it is very similar! I like the branches on Rin's Nail Files version. And that tutorial is great! I will have to experiment with separate nail art brushes some more. The brush strokes make them look a lot more like flowers.

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