May 28, 2012

Day 28: Inspired by A FLAG

I'm willing to bet that little to no people will recognize this flag. This is the provincial flag for my little corner of the world.. Labrador, Canada. This was our flag before we joined the province of Newfoundland and became Newfoundland & Labrador.

The top white bar represents the snow which colours the culture and lifestyle of Labradorians like no other element. The bottom blue bar represents the waters of Labrador which serve as the highway and sustainer of the people of Labrador. The centre green bar represents the nurturing land. It is thinner than the other two, as the northern climates of Labrador have short summers.

The twig is in two year-growths to represent the past and future of Labrador. The shorter growth of the inner twigs represents the hardships of the past, while the outer twigs are longer as a representation of the hope Labradorians have for the future. The three branches represent the three founding nations of Labrador; the Innu, the Inuit, and the white settler. The three branches emerging from a single stalk represents the unity of the distinct peoples in the brotherhood of mankind. (from wikipedia)
I used Finger Paints Paper Mache as the base. Then I used tape to do the green with American Apparel Hunter (which I also used to freehand the twig). Again I used tape to do the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue-Away. I was in a hurry for this one so I used a coat of Seche Vite in between each layer instead of waiting for them to dry (worked like a charm) and topped it off with one coat of SV.

Check out what flags inspired today's manis for these other lovely ladies...
Amanda at Nox Nails
Erin at Beauty Bumbles
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Jess at Nearly Natural Nails