The Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's NEW blog! Be sure head on over if you'd like to start from the top of the hop. You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way).
As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. We want to make sure that they shine bright for you, so each designer was asked to share a creation using a specific color or color combination on their blog hop project. If you like what you see you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.
I did a tutorial on the handmade Jewelled Cloisonne Flowers. I added a couple of pieces of gauze dyed with Glimmer Mist underneath the flowers. I love the way Felicity Wilson journals on her pages, so I took one of her journaling ideas and tried it on this LO. I am sooo bad at journaling. But it tells a story on how my daughter left home at 17 years old to attend college 3000 miles from home...She just did it!! She surprised even herself that she did it!! And what an adventure she had. But she had to let go of her doubts and fears, and replace it with determination and perseverance. Now she will be graduating in a couple of months.
Just a closeup of the tiny letters I used. I will post the file I created for the letters. I love the font as it looks like a typewriter. I printed them on a 5x7 piece of white card stock, cut them apart and edged them in blue chalk ink.
The middles of the handmade flowers are the Basic Line Crystals in Chocolate CRW-03CB-159 . I used 3 in the larger flowers and 1 in the smaller flowers. The leaves are Zva FL-04CA-111 They are 1.5 inches each.
The beautiful corner piece is Glory - Night blue/Soft blue Crystal/Pearl CRB-04CA-103. I LOVE this piece and the color is so beautiful in real life. Like little sapphires.
If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path. I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!
Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.
The Blog Hop starts today, February 27th and runs through 11:59pm US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, February 28th.
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 1st on each of the five winning blogs. The full list of where our winners will be posted will be found on Zva's blog as well. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on Wednesday... plus, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there.
All you need to do is leave a comment on this Blog Hop post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win.
We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize! To increase your chances of winning:
* Comment to let us know that you posted on Facebook or "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products. If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.
Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on March 26th for our next Zva blog hop!