Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Challenge Your Nail Art: Morning Glories

Hello Readers!

It's finally February, so that means another round of challenges from the Challenge Your Nail Art group, where there is a set of challenges every other month. The first prompt this month is "flowers"; a classic nail art look. I decided to take this opportunity to do a look I've been wanting to try for a long time: flowers over wood grain. I've seen this done many times by many bloggers, so I'm not sure exactly where the original inspiration came from, but here is my interpretation of the theme:

I chose a Morning Glory image for my flower today, and made a bunch of decals on my nail art mat. Then I painted my nails tan, stamped a woodgrain image over them, and by that time (and also taking a break to read a chapter of Bunnicula to my son and tucking him in to bed), the decals were dry and ready to go. 

I used Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in "Tan-acious" for my tan base... and I have to say, whenever I paint my nails with this color I have to cringe a little. It does NOT work well with my skin tone, ha ha! But I figured the stamping would darken up the overall look and I'd be adding other things, so....

My Morning Glories come from this super cute Born Pretty/harunouta stamping plate. It has tiny terrariums, guys. Which I did not use on this mani. There are two sizes of Morning Glories, so I used both sizes for a little bit more variety.

The woodgrain pattern comes from this Bundle Monster plate from the CYO 2014 collection. 

For some reason I just really love the idea of putting flower images over other patterns, and woodgrain seems like such a perfect match. But I want to know what you think- what is your go-to pattern to pair with flowers, or do you prefer to put them with a solid color? Let me know in the comments! 


  1. It looks impressive! I like it :)

  2. These came out fabulous! Morning Glories are a favorite of mine too. I like floral images over anything - and this wood grain is a great backdrop.

    1. Thank you! I always thought morning glories were a cheerful flower.

  3. This works so well! I love flowers over wood!