Ok, now we're back to days where I'm actually feeling inspired by the prompts (albeit there's only this one and one more left, but still)!
Today's design is inspired by a tutorial, and this one was hard to narrow down because there are so many great nail artists out there! But in the end, I went with the very bold "Have I Crossed the Line?" design by Melissa over at The Daily Nail.
If you've been following me for a while, you know by now that I do not like using tape - striping tape, scotch tape, or any other variety of tape, to create designs. Yet, this design is done using only tape (and a lot of it). Well, since this 31 day challenge is about challenging myself, and I love this design so much, I decided to just go for it!
I don't own any of the shades Melissa used for her original design, so I had to improvise.
The white base is Wet 'n' Wild French White and the black crossed lines are done with Wet 'n' Wild Black Creme. The triangles were done using OPI Red My Fortune Cookie, OPI A Roll in the Hague, Orly Spark, China Glaze Four Leaf Clover and Zoya Robyn.
As I said above, the entire design is done using pieces of tape, which I generally have no patience for. This was no exception. I managed to do all of the black stripes using tape, but I just couldn't wait any longer, so I did all of the coloured triangles freehand with a striping brush.
Mine didn't turn out quite as sharp as Melissa's, but I still really like it. It's so graphic and bold that you just can't help but stare at it! I also think it's nice to show it on a completely different nail shape since Melissa's nails are oval shaped and mine are squared.
Only one more day left! Tomorrow's prompt is to recreate a manicure I love, which can be interpreted in any number of ways. Check back to see what I come up with for the final challenge mani!