Today's challenge is to be Ireland-inspired. I found this website of Irish flowers, and fell in love with the look of the Carline Thistle, a flower most frequently found in central and western Ireland, in dunes, rock ledges and sea-cliffs. (The picture is copyrighted, so please visit the website to see a picture of it, if you'd like.)
I started with Aly's Dream Polish Dark Emerald (18), a gorgeous deep green scattered holo.
I mixed a little white with Julep Nadia, a golden yellow with a slight shimmer to make the long, thin petals of the thistle.
Julep Karen is a really pretty apricot shimmer - and I think it's scented. Either that, or it's the best smelling nail polish I've ever smelled. I wish every time I painted flowers on my nails they actually smelled like flowers!
I used Julep Monica for the fuchsia details in the center, and mixed Karen and Nadia together for some of the lowlit petals
If this looks a little weird, move a little farther away from your screen. This is one of those 'Monet' paintings - it looks better with a little distance!
Bottle shot: Aly's Dream Polish Dark Emerald (18), Milani White On The Spot, and Julep Nadia, Karen, and Monica.
Someday, I'd like to visit Ireland. What things make you think of Ireland?
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