Ahoy, ye scallywags! Today be speak like a pirate day ‘n th’ last day o’ th’ Avast Ye Bilge Rats challenge! Th’ prompt fer this day be ‘freestyle or recreate another’s mani.’ I chose freestyle ‘n tried t’ use as much pirate-y stuff as possible. Except scurvy pirate shout. I be done wit’ that.
My original plan for today was to do individual nails for stereotypical pirate stuff–eye patch, hook, rum, hat, etc–but somehow I ended up doing something that I have never done before. I did my images sideways, and had two nails fit together to form a single image. I have done run-on scenes across my nails before, but nothing quite like this.
I made a Jolly Roger on my index finger with Sally Hansen Black Out and FingerPaints Paper Mache, and those two polishes were also used for the crossed swords flag on my pinky. And stretching across my middle and ring fingers, I have a pirate who incorporates lots of the things I think of when I think of pirates. He’s got the hat, the bandana, eye patch, beard, sash belt, and hook, although I did leave out the sword and peg leg. For those two nails, I used Sally Hansen Pacific Blue as the background color, and Barry M Lychee, FingerPaints Paper Mache, Sally Hansen Black Out, Zoya Louise, OPI A-Piers to Be Tan, Kleancolor Red, Kleancolor Concrete Gray, and Zoya Carey for the pirate and his accessories.
He’s kind of cute, right? I’m happy with how he turned out. The two flags look good too. I think the Jolly Roger is actually my favorite nail, even if I am proud of the pirate.
I’m sort of sad that the Avast Ye Bilge Rats challenge is over, even if it was quite a bit of work. It was an extremely fun challenge, and I’m happy to have participated. And I think I ended on a pretty strong note too. But by the time the next challenge rolls around, we should be getting into the fall holiday season, so I’m looking forward to seeing what the next theme will be!