I’m 2 days late on this challenge. Apologies!!
Today is the final challenge in Winter NAC, and the theme is New Years!! *party hat* My thanks to Helena at Lacky Corner for hosting this challenge series! I had a lot of fun making and designing these manis! 😀 And thanks to everyone who viewed, left comments, liked, and *ahem Mom and BT* helped with painting the designs!
Since many of my previous challenge entries have featured the nails, individually, I felt like doing a more cohesive nail art design for this one.
In thinking about New Years, I thought about New York City, and remembered one of my favorite nail arts to do from the Klutz Nail Art book (which got me started! 🙂 ) was the city-skyline, (Credit for this design is theirs! 🙂 ) and I wanted to add the Times Square ball to the skyline.
Technically, Times Square is smack in the middle of the island, but on Nail York City, it’s visible from the bay. 😉
In their Klutz version, the city sky is a single solid color over all the nails. It’s really pretty that way, but since the design part would be somewhat 2 dimensional and mentioning only one specific tradition re: New Years (that I’m not even sure I fully understand), I wanted to add something, about New Years, with a little more universal import.
My first thought went to somewhat corny, but I also liked it. 🙂 So, I decided to do a gradient, from black night sky, to morning sunrise over the bay saying “January 1st is a new day!!” and end 2017 on a hopeful note. 🙂
Happy New Years!
Check out other entries in this challenge!
Lacky Corner‘s glittery waterfall nail art!
Skimmerskuggan‘s sparkly and chic reverse French tip!
The Call of Beauty‘s festive mani!