Monday, August 27, 2012

ZVA Creative blog Hop

 If you have arrived here from Karen's blog, you're on the right track!!
Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to join us for our August Blog Hop! We are happy to have you join us and hope you enjoy all that we have to share with you along the way!
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 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 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.

This is another mini album I am creating. The cover is finished with lovely ZVA Creative products and the inside pages will be done the same. I used FabScraps papers from the new Summer Collection to create my mini.
I used Zva's flowers and leaves to adorn the cover.
 36pc leaves #I - 1.5" -[FL-04CA-111
 3" Dual-Frosty Flowers - Soft Blue & Dusky Rose -[FL-04CA-125]




The binding technique is a little different on this mini. I will be doing a Ustream on how I created it in a couple o weeks. I used Seam Binding to tie it all together and you can find my tutorial on How to Hand Dye Vintage Seam Binding  to match anything. I used Glimmer Mist in Twilight for my ribbon here. 


Here is a view of the spine of the mini.
 The smaller flowers started out white and cream, and I just added a spritz of Glimmer Mist in Twighlight to color them . That is the beauty of the white flowers.
 mini rose  -7/8" or 23mm -White FLBK-03CB-122]
 mini rose -7/8" or 23 mm -Cream [FLBK-03CB-132]



 The beautiful bling I used on the cover is Fantasia and they come in 2in the pack. A light colored swirl and a darker blue colored swirl.


 

I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder on card stock and rubbed it with some Inka Gold to highlight the raised parts making it look like an old leather book.

 

I just love the color of this bling. I was able to get a really close match on the flowers.

Here is the back of the album. It is not yet  finished as I would like to include some kind of journaling on it. This is the darker blue swirl from the double pack called "Fantasia" 2.
And just a closeup of the beautiful rich blue color.


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, August 27th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, August 28th. 
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 29th 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  Carole's Blog
  Enjoy!
Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on September 24th for our next Zva blog hop!

42 comments:

Scrapcollectr said...

Wow! The flowers and bling add lovely texture to your super album! *smile*

Cindie said...

Can't wait to see the tutorial. I'm a regular follower of yours and get a lot of inspiration from your lo's.

Kimberly S. said...

AMAZING mini album!! WOW!! The Zva products really add some GREAT texture and glamour to your album!

Jojorenee said...

Zva always makes great stuff!

Bonnie in SC said...

I really like how you tucked in the bits of bling on your mini. I look forward to seeing the rest of it on your YT video.

I'm just a simple gal said...

oh wow, what a beautiful mini! Love the colors.

Lisa L. said...

The embossed look is beautiful!

langeatheart said...

What a gorgeous mini! So many techniques so much to look at I want to try one!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, Lisa!!! What a stunning mini album. Love the gilded embossing and your work with these gorgeous Zva flowers and flourishes is fabulous!! Thanks for the inspiration!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Kim said...

Love the album Lisa. Can't wait for your Ustream video.

mommyx2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous album, Fantasia swirl is on my "buy now" list.

mommyx2 said...

I posted the blog hop on my facebook account http://www.facebook.com/accountant.cpas

mommyx2 said...

I spoke to Diane, the manager at my local acmoore to ask if they could please carry ZVA creative products!

cindy edwards said...

Just amazing how you tie all this together on this album and it looks fantastic.

Romy said...

Wow, really gorgeous mini album! You make ZVA's bling look even more gorgeous!

Sonia said...

Wonderful blog hop and fabulous creation with gorgeous ZVA products:)
Hugs,
Sonia

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the book. Gorgeous flowers and so pretty ribbon on the spine of the book!

sheila said...

I love the embossed binding on your album!!! Very Pretty!!

Nicole Doiron said...

Such a beautiful mini album! I love all the embossing you did and the bling color is just perfect for your flower clusters! TFS

Nicole Doiron said...

I made sure to share news about your blog hop with all my FB friends!
http://www.facebook.com/nicole.doiron3

Nicole Doiron said...

I always ask my LSS to carry as many ZVA Creative products as they can. The bling especially is a big hit among all my local fellow scrapbooker friends!

Christine G said...

Wow, wow, wow! Stunning album! I can't wait to see your tutorial as well!

Karen Shady said...

OH, very pretty creation my friend... love the embossing, and of course the Zva goodies :) ....

Ava Gavloski said...

lisa, great color combinations with the blues and browns. really showcasing the flowers so well

zandra said...

Great mini, especially, love the binding.
Hugz, Z

MaryAnn said...

love all the colours the pearls come in. lovely album

Jess said...

beautiful album! i love the colors!

julie e said...

Great detail on your cover!

Paula said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing.

MsMad said...

nice mini album.
Barbara Bird
MdStrwbery@aol.com
MdStrwbery.blogspot.com

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I love mini-albums!! The ribbon and Zva bling on this are beautiful!!

Michelle N. said...

I just might have to make one of these for a niece who just came back from Paris-thanks for the awesome mini album idea!

Bärbel said...

Ein wunderschönes Album und der geprägte Einband verstärkt den Eindruck, ein altes Lederalbum vor sich zu haben, das ist genial!

Carol Gibson said...

Such a lovely mini book.
The Zva bling looks great.

Helen Tilbury said...

Stunning project! LOVE Zva!!

Amy said...

Just stunning love the precious work you have created! Also really like how you've changed your blog it's very pretty! Hope you have a wonderful week hugs Amy :)

Lillian Child said...

I didn't realize the Zva made flowers too??!! I thought they only had the lovely bling! Definitely going to have to check that out. Delightful mini album!

sixofone aka Leah said...

Fabulous mini. So much detail

SandiB said...

Your mini album is amazing. Love all the wonderful details. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

ajmaluck said...

You've done a wonderful job on this mini album. Thanks for the chance to win.

butterfly said...

Wow wow wow - such a gorgeous mini... that embossed spine is sheer magic!
Alison x

Margie said...

Absolutely stunning mini!