In honor of Earth Day 2013, Adventures in Stamping has voted on an Earth Day theme for Sunday Stamping! Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year and it is about remembering to take care of the Earth, remember we only have one! That is basically all I know about it...so I did some research.
The very first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970 and was founded by Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator from Wisconsin. "As a result, on the 22nd of April, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.
Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. "It was a gamble," Gaylord recalled, "but it worked."" - EarthDay.org
Pretty interesting, isn't it?
On to the nails!
I decided that a texture would be the perfect base for my design, so I went with two coats of Zoya Vespa.
I added a leaf pattern to my index finger using GA35 and Barry M Watermelon. I also added a leaf pattern to my pinky using CH33 and Watermelon.
I added the recycle symbol using CH33 and Barry M Pomegranate. The best stamp was one I forgot I had! My Earth Day stamp! I used W104 and Barry M Blackberry for Earth Day and then I added some butterflies using the same plate and Pomegranate.
Everytime I play with these texture polishes I love them more and more! They add something completely new to nail art! If you haven't tried them yet I would recommend given them a go!