Monday, 28 October 2013

#33DC Day 16 - South America - Ponchos of Peru

Hi Goddesses

I hope you've had a great day.  Here in the UK, I am safe from the storm, which I am thankful for.  If you're in the UK, I hope you didn't sustain any damage.

When I created this challenge, I imagined dancing ballgowns on my nails at this point, or something colourful.  Instead, I really struggled to find something that inspired me, and I ended up Googling country after country until .... I found Peru, and all the amazing knitted ponchos they wear.

Now, admittedly, there was no one specific poncho that looked like this, but I drew from a variety of patterns I saw.

Polishes used - 
OPI Lost on Lombard
Essence Gorgeous Bling Bling
Liquidus Nail Gloss Arsenic (on base)
Nails Inc Ganton Street (brown)
and I also mixed a little of the Essence with Barry M Yellow to create an ochre colour.

Most of the nails are explorations with textured brushstrokes, something I've been seeing a lot of on A Girl And Her Polish.  I love how rough yet pretty they look at the same time.

The thumb is a little more Aztec, and was quite elaborate by my standards.  I did it last, and wished I'd done it on at least one other finger too.

Check out the other ladies in the challenge - I've seen a great parrot today from The Nail Newbie xx

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