I painted a base of Nail Essentials Silver Shimmer, and then painted Ikat print using colours from the flags of various European countries (thanks Wikipedia). I then added a few gold star glequins at the end to tip my hat to the European Union.
The little finger covers a multitude of countries with the red, white and blue (Barry M Gelly Blood Orange and Blue Grape, and LA Colors French White), Ring finger covers Ireland (Barry M Gelly Satsuma, French White and Sinful Colors Exotic Green) and Romania/Moldova (Blood Orange, Blue Grape and Rimmel Sunshine). Middle finger has Estonia (LA Colors Black Velvet and French White with Collection 2000 Electric Dreams) and Austria/Denmark and others (Blood Orange and French White. Index finger covers Italy and others (Blood Orange, Exotic Green and French White), Spain (Sunshine and Blood Orange), and Sweden/Ukraine (Sunshine and Blue Grape). Finally, the thumb has Luxembourg (Blood Orange, French White and Electric Dreams) and Germany/Belgium (Blood Orange, Sunshine and Black Velvet). I topped all the nails with Seche Vite and added all the gold stars to finish.
I'm not a massive fan of this mani, but the intentions were good! It covers a lot of European bases but isn't particularly cohesive... Never mind, onwards and upwards! Monday's theme is a 3 colour gradient with a pattern - eek!!!
Check out everyone else's awesome work below and have a fabulous weekend! xx