Monday, September 24, 2012

Zva Creative September DT Blog Hop! ***My layouts feature Swirlydoos September kit "Inspiration"

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to join us for our September 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 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 had the creative privilege of working with Primas Romance Novel Papers this month. Swirlydoos September Kit Inspiration is just so beautiful and full of this line! There are so many gorgeous colors from  Zva Creative, and the rose crystals are among my favorite. So pairing them with my Inspiration papers seemed like a perfect fit. This first layout I created in honor of my dear grandmother who recently received  her angels wings. I believe she is still with me. I used a lot of Gesso on this LO to soften the whole page. I also used some texture paste to create the bricks. My dear Swirly sister Barbara created the masks for me and I love them!! I also used Crafters Workshop Reverse Chicken wire mask, using touches of Glimmer Mist in Viva Pink. I also splashed some color here and the

Zva  Double Flourishes Crystal (c) - Pink & Rosy -[CR-03CA-113] I only used 1 piece of the double design Zva pack. I saved the other for a future project. Or, I think I may have used it in a past project. Either way, I love both pieces. 

Zva  Flourish - Pink/Rosy Crystal -[CRB-05CB-118]
This is a bigger, longer piece that I love!!The lighter and darker crystals give these pieces so much dimension. 

Zva also carries flowers. I have quite a few of their roses in white, because I love to color my own to match my crystals and layouts. So I used the Zva Sweet Roses in white and colored them with Glimmer Mist in Sunkissed Peach. I then added them as middles for my hand made flowers that I diecut from my Tim Holtz Tattered Floras die.  Then I just covered them with Gesso to blend in with the rest of the layout.

A closeup of the title.  The word Angel was die cut using Tim Holtz "Typeset" 12 inch strip die.

My daughter has this inner sparkle that she seems to be born with, so I found this quote on Pinterest and decided to use it as my title. Mixed media id so hot now so I did some brick work with texture paste, and sprayed and splashed 2 different Glimmer mist colors on the page.

Here is a closeup of the flower cluster I created. The vines are a Cherry Lynne design that I diecut and then cut apart.

 Zva Flourishes- Pink/Rosy Crystal -[CR-05CB-117] There are 2 flourishes in this pack, and you can see the second one I used below. 
I purchased a new Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page set. It is so pretty!!

 Zva Flourishes- Pink/Rosy Crystal -[CR-05CB-117] This one is in the same pack as the one above.

I created the orange roses using Spellbinders Rose Creations die and the add on card stock in my Swirlydoos kit. I enhanced the colors of the card stock with Glimmer Mist and then rubbed some Inka Gold in Old Silver for a beautiful burnished look . I die cut  some of my favorite vines for the greenery.

The larger flowers were die cut using Spellbinders Sunflower set #2 die. I then added a Zva Sweet Rose to the middle and used the Inka Gold in Old Silver rubbed on the petals of these as well. 

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.  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, September 24th and runs through 11:59pm US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, September 25th. 
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 26th 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  Carole Maurin ...Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on October 29th for our next Zva blog hop!


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  3. This page is breathtaking! It literally looks like she is sitting on the page. Awesome!

  4. What pretty work - thanks for sharing.

  5. I adore everything about this layout, you way with words is lovely. Zva Creative bling is gorgeous. . xxx

  6. Both lay-outs are so gorgeous - they make wonderful tributes to the angels in your life! Sorry to hear about your loss:(

  7. Beautiful layout!!! Love how you used the gems and all the dimensional flowers! Great photos too.

  8. Absolutely stunning layouts, love those flowers!!!

  9. Absolutely lovely - both pages have so much detail - simply divine !!!

  10. Both layouts are beautiful! Love your techniques on Grama layout, that is so special, rose color works so well!

  11. Gorgeous designs. Love all the detail and flowers. Stunning.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. WOW! Both your pages are stunning! Love your colors, layout and everything! hugs Lotta

  13. Sensational layouts! I love the L-shaped banners framing the first image, and glorious embellishing throughout! What fabulous photos too...
    Alison x

  14. Beautiful pages love the flowers !

  15. Wow \lisa, those are 2 wonderful layouts with lots of embellishments and crystals. The crystals by zva really dress your layouts well. lovely.

  16. what a beautiful LO, gorgeous girl, and a wonderful quote.. love it all... xx

  17. Oh, the page hadnt finished loading, and I only saw the second LO at first, the opther LO is just as beautiful, and once again, a lovely quote :)

  18. Lovely layouts.... I really think the soft colors with the Zva bling is gorgeous.... Great job!

  19. Such gentle and sweet layouts. Zva's fits perfectly, yes? Thanks for the inspiration.

  20. wow! Your layouts are exquisitely beautiful! Love all those flowers and the colors are divine! TFS

  21. These are fabulous! I love the subtle background on the first one and how the edges of the picture just blend right into it.

  22. O wowers I do love the bling on the pages and the flowers are to die for. The colors are so gorgeous and vibrant. TFS

  23. Lisa, such gorgeous pages with such love and attention to detail!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  24. both layouts are sooo gorgeous!! LOVE them both!


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