Monday, June 25, 2012

¨Zva Creative June DT Blog Hop!

 ZvaCreative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our June blog hop!
The Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's blog! Be sure head on over to check it out!Leave a comment there for a chance to win an extra prize package just for visiting the blog and telling us that you stopped by! You will also find a complete list of all of the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way).  
As you know, Zva Creative 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 will be sharing 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 used my Swirlydoos June kit Antiquities to create this layout. With the addition of the beautiful flowers and bling from Zva Creative, how could you go wrong. Everything but the Zva products on this layout is in the main and embellishment kits, with the exception of the doily behind the pic. Krissy does a bang up job in creating these wonderful kits!! She sure knows how to coordinate beautiful product.


I nestled the beautiful Zva Blue roses among my hand made flowers. The large one is 1.5" graceful roses -Blue -[FL-04CA-133]   The smaller ones are mini rose (144 stems) -1/2" or 12mm - soft blue [FLBK-03CB-109
The tiny buds are Elegant Rose Buds  1/4w x3/8h" or 6wx10h mm-Soft Blue[FLBK-03CB-149
For the handmade flowers I used Spellbinders Grand Peony die to create them. A single layer. I topped them off with the gorgeous gold netting trim from "Antiquities" and placed one of the wonderful Bo Bunny brads in the middle. Then I used the gold Distress Crackle paint to kiss the edges of the petals.

 This is a sneak of a line Zva Creative will be unveiling at CHA next month!! Zva sent me samples of 3 colors to work with. The blue is just stunning. I don't have a product number yet for them as they haven't been released, but you're going to love the new line!! If you are familiar with Zva Bling, you know just how much it makes your projects pop off the page!!


Just a closer look at the beautiful blue flourish. I created a File of the Butterflies for Swirlydoos for one of our past kits and you can find them by clicking on the link. I added some sparkly Stickles in Icicle to the wings, then covered it with Glossy Accents.I always cut out antennae while I'm cutting out the butterfly, then color them with a black Sharpie, but you could use wire to create them. The doily in the back ground is from Wiltons. You know, the kind you use for cakes!! I have had 4 bottles of Walnut ink that I never use, well I broke out one bottle, and I love the chocolate color effect..Gorgeous.


Just another closeup of  the flowers, The Zva tiny roses and buds are perfect to fill in your floral sprays. They add the perfect touch. The leaves were stamped on card stock from the Swirlydoos add on Card Stock kit using one of all time fave Heartfelt Creations stamps. I think the stamp is retired now...I cut the leaves out, sprayed them with Glimmer Mist in Olive Vine and touched them up a bit with Suede. I wrinkled distress them a bit while slightly damp for texture.


 The letters are actually stickers from the embellishment kit. I have a great tutorial on how to make them look like real scrabble tiles.The little tiles were perfect for journaling.


 Here is a close up of the butterfly and flower.



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 ZvaCreative 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, June 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 26th. 
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, June27th on Zva Creative's blog. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva's blog on Wednesday.
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 your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you"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.
*Hop over to Zva's blog and leave a comment there to tell us that you made it there!
 The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's blog. Your next stop is the very talented Robin Shakoor's Blog... Enjoy!
Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on July 30th for our next blog Hop. 
In case you miss the order of the hop. Here it is.

Zva is linking to Tara Orr
Tara is linking to: Jolanda Meurs
Jolanda is linking to: Karen Shady
Karen is linking to: Andrea Ewen
Andrea islinking to: Carole Maurin
Carole is linking to: Lisa Gregory
Lisa is linking to: Robin Shakoor
Robin is linking to: LisaSomerville
Lisa is linking to: Nicole Martel
Nicole is linking to: Susan Lui
Susan is linking to: ChristinGrønnslett
Christin islinking to: Windy Robinson

60 comments:

Wendy L said...

I love your blog hops, but I love the Zsa bling even more. These blue ones are ace. xxxxx

julie e said...

What a pretty layout.

Trina said...

Your projects are always a joy to investigate! You always have so many little things that work to add a lot of oomph! This is gorgeous!

fairyrocks said...

Stunning detailed work, spectacular.
Keep smiling and creating

Tracey Sabella said...

Amazing LO, Lisa!! Love the mesh and brad centers for your flowers and the fabulous vibrant colors on this LO!! ~ Blessings

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Theresa said...

Gorgeous as always. Never fails to inspire. Thanks for sharing as always.

Sue Lui said...

gorgeous!

Monica Edwards said...

This is amazing did you make all the flowers and leaves!!

Hugs
Monica
ilu4eva3@gmail.com

Diana Fernandez said...

I LOVE this project! The flowers are amazing! The bling is awesome! and I love the "button's" in the middle of the flowers!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...
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Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Such colorful, joyous layouts! I did comment on Facebook about the Zva Blog Hop and left a link to one of the posts.Wish me luck!

Jojorenee said...

The flowers the bling everything is gorgeous. I love the blue hues & the punch work too!

Margie said...

What a stunning layout! Gorgeous colors!

Margie said...

I tweeted!

Margie said...

I posted to FB!

Jenny said...

WOW! This layout looks so delicate and feminine! Love it!

Tanya S said...

So pretty love the color combo ! Gotta case those flowers lol.Great idea

Brenda said...

The blues are fabulous!!! what a beautiful layout too

mommyx2 said...

Gorgeous Blues!! I love this beautiful layout!!!

mommyx2 said...

Gorgeous Blues!! I love this beautiful layout!!!

mommyx2 said...

I posted on facebook!
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mommyx2 said...

I asked Ronnie at our lss (goldenhillspapercrafts) to please carry ZVA

langeatheart said...

What a fantastic layout! I love how vibrant it is! The bling and ZVA flowers are gorgeous but I just love yours as well! TFS!

Nicole Doiron said...

This is SO beautiful that i am completely baffled! Thanks so much for sharing!

Carol said...

So stunning the blue is so vibrant, gorgeous bling.

I'm just a simple gal said...

Oh my goodness... this is so breath taking beautiful!

Bonnie in SC said...
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Bonnie in SC said...

There are so many lovely techniques here, I don't know where to start. I want to do them all. :)

Sherry said...

Beautiful layout to showcase your stunning photo!

Rea said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love that blue flourish and the flowers.

Rea' said...

Great layout, those blue flowers are amazing with netting and buttons and that blue bling just makes it pop !

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeousness with those flowers!

Karen Shady said...

OH WOW !!! this is stuning Lisa... I adore your hand made flowers togeether with all the gorgeous Zva x

andrea said...

STUNNING!!! What more can be said?! I do love the blue as well. Can't wait for CHA release.

Vicky Alberto said...

really amazing - wow those flowers and butterflies are gorgeous!

Electra said...

This is so rich and elegant!

Beth said...

this is lovely the ZVA flowers and bling are wonderful with the Swirlydoo's kit.

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors in your layout.
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SandiB said...

Love the colors of this layout. So detail oriented. Thanks for sharing.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh wow, your colors, layout, flowers....everything is perfect!

Ava Gavloski said...

Beautiful zva flowers and flourish, the colors is amazing.

ajmaluck said...

Love the vibrant colors on this layout. Beautiful.

Kathy said...

Wow, what a dramatic page! I have lots of Zva pearls and swirls, but didn't know they made such gorgeous flowers. Thanks for the inspiration!

Maryleva said...

Beautiful layout. Love blue.

Stephenie said...

What a beautiful frame for this picture!! TFS!

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!

Bethany Becker said...

Stunning layout. I love the deep colors that you used!

longagodreams said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! I really like those scrabble letters too. Thanks! :)

Pendra said...

What a gorgeous layout from the beautiful punchwork, flowers, colors and great photo!

jolan said...

Amazing Layout Lisa. xxx Jolan

Lisa aka Raining said...

This layout is just stunning Lisa!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your project is just beautiful - I have been studying all the wonderful details! Thank you so much for sharing this!

domesticgoddess said...

I just love the detail in your page, especially those flowers!!

scrappin_in_AK said...

love the details and rich colors

Helen L said...

Beautiful page, and I love the blue!!! So inspiring!!

linda161 said...

Your pages are fantastic. Love the colors and bling.

Windy Robinson said...

That layout is just STUNNING!

shamraiz said...

Love your super image and the pull out sentiment, your normal fab coloring ll defiantly Send Flowers Pakistan with this idea.

Stephanie said...

I am totally in love with your Summer Treasures layout - I think I see a lift in my future!

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