February 7, 2013

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.

I've got some nails inspired by the different house banners from A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin for today's 'inspired by a flag' prompt. For some reason I've been doing really alright with stamping lately, and I like this mani so much better than the other Game of Thrones/Ice&Fire mani I did during the 31DC last year. These nails are mostly based on characters that are introduced a little later in the different books, so I won't give much away beyond letting you know what part of Westeros they're from.

From pointer to pinkie my nails represent:

  • House Martell, the ruling house of Dorne. Dorne's coat of arms is a sun on an orange field with a spear. I just went with a sun stamped over and over with no spear so mine is a lot less violent.
  • House Tyrell, the principle noble house in the Reach which seats at Highgarden. The Tyrell coat of arms is a golden rose design on a green field and I nailed it (ha, get it, nailed it?!)
  • House Tully, another prinicple noble house - this one is located in the Riverlands. The Tully coat of arms is a silver trout on a blue and red striped field. Mine is like a fancy goldfish/trout combo, but I like it anyway! 
  • House Arryn, located high in the mountains in the Vale. The coat of arms is supposed to be some sort of bird with a crescent moon on a light blue field; mine is more like a dove-eagle hybrid...but  it stamped pretty well! Yay Konad polish!

I'm really pleased with these! This manicure really shows my progress in so many ways - painting, stamping, and photography. 

Now check out the other flag nails below!


  1. I LOVE this series!! I'm waiting on pins and needles for the next book!! Love your nails!!

  2. I haven't read the books, but I love the show!

  3. Geeky flags! Love it! Still trying to get through the first book!

  4. Well. This is amazing. Best I've seen. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Great stamping. Love your flag interpretations!

  6. I love the colors here! It's so pretty and Spring like!


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