May 18, 2013

Around the World Challenge: Rio de Janeiro

I'm super excited about today's post! As soon as I saw Rio on the list of places for the Around the World Challenge I knew exactly what I would do!! :)

Rio!! The lovely computer animated movie from 2011! When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams. source: IMDb

I started with a base of Barry M Blueberry Icecream on my index, middle, and ring finger and Finger Paints Paper Mache on my thumb and pinky. Then I sponged on Paper Mache to the three blue nails. 

The rest was done using a nail art brush and various polishes: Barry M Cyan Blue (for Blu's head and the details in 'Rio' and the beach ball) & Cobalt Blue (for fine details in Blu's head). Gosh Miss Grey and Finger Paints Black Expressionism (for the beak), OPI Germanicure (for the copper in his eye), and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow Sun Kissed (for the letters/beachball)

And this is the HD Wallpaper I found on google which inspired it all :) 

Don't forget to head over to Guilty As Charged and check out the other entries for Week 4: Rio de Janeiro. And It's not too late to join in on the fun, the contest will be open until August, you could always play catch up on the first few or join in part way! :)