Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Earth Day 2016 - There's no place like home

"Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans." 
Evo Morales
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Thank you for joining our first Gel Press Blog Hop!  We will have a challenge every month!  This gives you the opportunity to play along AND win a Gel Press for yourself!  This month you can win an 8" Round Gel Press Plate!!  

This is my project
Like Dorothy says..."There's no place like home and well, planet Earth IS our home. I know that for the most part we all try and do our best, we recycle, don't litter etc. but, try to add something new as often as you can...plant native plants to your area, take care of the honey bees, compost, recycle junk mail into new paper...there are so many things really if we just look for them!

You might notice that I used "Kansas City" as Dorothys' home although L. Frank Baum never specifically mentioned where Dorothy lived in Kansas. 
Artistic license  :)  ::jazz hands::
lol

Enter by going to all of the blogs.   Leave a comment on the Gel Press Blog telling us your favorite project!  You can comment between now and April 7!  Winner to be announced on Gel Press Junkies on FB and Gel Press product page April 8th!  You will have your 8" Round Gel Press to make a project to play along with our Earth Day designs April 22! Enjoy the projects and good luck!


How many different Gel Plates have you ever used for one project? I managed to use 3 for mine! 
Now, I could do a step out but frankly that would be a whole bunch of pictures to show you so I made a short slideshow for you to enjoy!

Now an interesting bit of trivia ( at least it was for me )
Dorothy's last name is Gale....lol...gotta love the pun, I mean they couldn't name her tornado so Gale is definitely apropos!

Full Definition of gale. 1 a : a str

ong current of air: (1) : a wind from 32 to 63 miles 

per hour (about 51 to 102 kilometers per hour)

Thanks for looking, and if you’d like more inspiration, you can visit Gel Press on Pinterest or like our Facebook page  Gel Press and our fan group Gel Press Junkies.


27 comments:

MisS MiKO said...

oh how exciting a blog hop!! This was a great project Sandee, looking forward to seeing what everyone makes!

MisS MiKO said...

I really appreciate the different styles you all have.. and of course I could pick yours out from all of them.. great first hop with Gel Press!! Looking forward to seeing more from you!!

Lea Cioci said...

Lovely! I live close to Kansas but not quite. Great sentiment!!!!

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

I love how you show all those techniques, and the wand is genius!

Suztats said...

Loved this! Fun!

kim TangledBlueRose said...

So beautiful and a powerful message. Thanks for sharing the video, love it!
~kim

Anne Rita Taylor said...

Love the Oz reference!
Perfect for a Gel circle project.
Pretty enough to frame!

Lynn Grimm said...

I'm learning so much. I enjoyed the pun too.

Carole Monahan-Kampfe said...

This is so clever ! i love anything OZ!

Cindi Bisson McGee said...

Love the twist of using the map! :0)

Fenter said...

I love your slideshow and materials and the results!!

Kathy Adams said...

Love your post!! I love how you used the round plate to "stamp"! Great project!

Kristi said...

very cool! can't wait to see your next project!

Kathy Adams said...

Great project and post!

Jean said...

Love this!

Cyndi Cesare said...

This was so cool and your video was perfect.

Teresa Abajo said...

Great idea to mask areas off! There really is no place like home.

Tommy Jo Vilello Anderson said...

Creative and wonderful. Loved your video tutorial on this project.

Marji said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing! God bless!

Ros said...

so different all of you are interpreting in so many different ways

Jazzy JEC said...

WOW ..... love what you did and how to do the glittery part is good to know!!! Excellent inspirational video. Thanks so much.

Wiebine said...

thank you for the inspiring Video! nice to see how you make such a beautiful artwork!
Wiebine

Ayala Art said...

Hey Sandee, nice video and fun project!

Jakki said...

Wow so many layers, so many ideas! Thank you!

marilyn said...

This is really beautiful. I would love to try the round plate. Thanks.
marimuseinpt@gmail.com

Diane said...

I have a friend who would absolutely love this! So creative

Carolyn said...

Just discovered this blog hop for Earth Day. Thank you for the step by step video!! Lovely (and I got a bunch of maps to try this out)!!