Creative musings in bright colors

Fireside

The theme for Week 3 of Nail Polish Canada’s challenge is “Holiday Memories.” My favorite thing to do in the winter is to snuggle up under a blanket near a fire and just lose myself in the flames. I put together this mani to commemorate fireplaces everywhere: blaze on!

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Although my fireplace at home is not rimmed in marble, I thought it would be a nice touch! I actually made the “marble” (white with blue and two shades of grey added with saran wrap) first, then the flames, and then colored in the negative space with black. If I had to do this over, I would NOT do the flames before the black! That is why some of them look a bit odd.

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I couldn’t figure out what to do with my thumb, so just continued the burning logs! I think it ended up looking pretty nifty.

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The bricks were done cement first, with three shades of red dotted on after the grey was dry. I really like how they came out!

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I am not planning to post all the colors that I used, because I had maybe…15 colors in total? If you are curious about a particular color let me know!

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If you enjoyed this mani, please go vote for it!! Just enter your email (they won’t spam you) and select my nails (flightofwhimsy). Happy polishing!

Comments on: "Fireside" (24)

  1. What an awesome look, I wish I was by a fireplace right now 🙂

  2. That is sooooo cute!! I absolutely love it!!

  3. Oh my gosh, love love love!!!

  4. These are so awesome…. Love it!

  5. I think the brick-work looks super! And so do the flames!

  6. Fantastic! I especially love the bricks.

  7. thebubblybrunette said:

    Stunning!

  8. Very creative idea, you did such an amazing job of the fire. Awesome!

  9. So perfect! This is such an amazingly creative idea! So cozy… 😀

  10. Very pretty!

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