December 10, 2012

31 Nail Art Challenge Take Two Day 10: Native Plant

I had a really hard time coming up with something for this theme.  There are actually a lot themes I am having trouble with.  Some I have too many ideas and others I have none.  This time I had none.  That is until I was thinking about the Christmases I spent as a kid with my family in the Sierra Nevadas, Strawberry to be exact, at our cabin.  Up there sometimes you would find a Snow Plant or Sarcodes.  They are a bright red fungi that are protected due to their infrequency.

Snow Plant

So my inspiration is determined and now I give you my rendition.

Snow Plant Nail Art

They say that they are found in the spring, but I remember seeing them in the snow, so that is why I did it on the white polish.  However I couldn't find a picture of them in the snow.  Oh well.  We will chalk it up to artistic license.

Snow Plant Nail Art

I used Finger Paints Paper Mâchè, China Glaze Brownstone, and Hey Sailor.  I mixed HS and PM for the lightest color.

Snow Plant Nail Art

I hope you like it.  Don't forget to look at the other designers' and let their ideas take root.



  1. That looks really cool and what a fascinating plant! Very pretty :) By the way, I nominated your blog for a Liebster Award, you can see details here: Suey xox

  2. Hiya!

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