Friday, July 12, 2013

Nail Challenge Collaborative: Flowers #2

Hello hello! I've got my second post for Flowers Month for the NCC. Warning: first attempt at one-stroke flowers ahead - please be kind!
If there's one thing I learned during this process, it's that one-stroke nail art is waaaayy harder than it looks. I followed this tutorial from Lucy's Stash, and she makes it look so easy - it wasn't! At least, not for me. 
I plan to practice and get better at it though, because the possibilities are endless! :) I wanted to try poppies for my first try.
EDIT: Here is the photo from Lucy's Stash that initially inspired me:

I did some searching on her site, and was so happy to find that tutorial. And here is my attempt!

For this look, I used SOPI Is it Payday Yet? One of my new favorite greens!! I got it during the 50% off sale, and I'm SO happy I did. The black and red are acrylic paints I picked up from Walmart. The white dots are Sinful Snow Me White. I finished off with a coat of Seche Vite.

So what do you think? Not the absolute worst for a first time, right!? (Humor me lol) I'm excited to try again with more colors and now that I've gotten the hang of the technique a bit more!

<3 Kelly


  1. You did awesome on this! I really need to try it out :)

    1. Thanks so much Lisa! I would love to see what you come up with :)

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    1. Lol, hope that's a good wow! I'd say first attempts could be worse ;) Thanks <3

  3. This is so pretty! I'm so scared of acrylic paint


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