May 12, 2013

Around the World Challenge: Mexico City

Day 3 of the Around the World Challenge is Mexico City. It took me a while to think of a design for this one.. but eventually I remembered that Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a well-known mexican holiday that pays tribute to loved ones who have passed.

Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skullsmarigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. Source: Wikipedia 

So I decided for today's challenge to do a sugar skull manicure :) 

I started with a base of Finger Paints Paper Mache. Using a dotting tool I created the design using China Glaze First Mate, Finger Paints Black Expressionism, Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Good to Grape & I Pink I Can. 

Don't forget to head over to Guilty as Charged and check out the other challenge participants :)