Monday, 28 October 2013

Day 16 in the 33DC - South America

Day 16 is South America in the 33DC.

I had no idea where to start when I sore todays prompt. I had images of white sand beaches, lost Aztec villages, carnivals and vibrant colours. This got me scared, how was I supposed to apply this to my nails!? I headed hesitantly to Google image search and typed in 'simple south American design' a few pages down I spotted this.
"Each quilt is a unique, one-of-a-kind work of art with visually arresting patterns ranging from traditional to original designs, from patchwork quilts, to story quilts and strip quilts, each distinguished by a lively improvisation that juxtaposes bright or subdued colors with bold design"
That paragraph says it all, bright or subdued colours with bold design. this to me sums up south American design and I love the design of the quilt.
I own a few blue polishes but strangely I don't have a clean bold blue like the one in the quilt so I used Sally Hansen, Xtreme wear, Navy blue because it has this wonderful subtle shimmer that is almost the right shade of blue :)  I've also used a Barry M nail pen, in white to draw on the line freehand (not very neatly though!) and used an un named red.
Looking back I guess I could have used tape to do the lines but that would have lost a bit of the charm.


  1. These are cute! They have a really nice graphic quality to them, and the red contrasting against the blue is lovely! (:

  2. Great idea! And your mani's just awesome;) Simple but eye-catching:)