Monday, 26 September 2011

Zva Creative September DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcomes you to join us this month for a blog hop that we feel is always extra special! We thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize! See details below.

The summer trade show was in July, which means brand new Zva Creative products. So please keep an eye out for them at your local craft stores.

As you know, Zva offers so 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.

The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog. She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, 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 blogs is a Zva Creative prize package...YAY! 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 26th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, September 27h and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 28th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). 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 Zva Blog Hop post...you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.

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

Sooo, you have FOUR chances on each blog to win one of our FIVE prizes! That's technically OVER 50 chances :)

I love using bright colours when I am scrapbooking. I just can't help myself. However, I find the most versatile colours with Zva Creative are the clear rhinestones and white pearls. Why??? Because I can colour those to any colour I want using my Copic pens. The pearl leaf branch that I have used in this layout was originally white pearl. But it definitely didn't match the colours of my layout, so I simply coloured it green with a Copic pen. And voila! Bright, colourful leaves that are not lost amongst the brightness of my layout.

Here's a close-up of the coloured leaves. I also added colour to the floral embellishment. Again, it was too pale against the colours of my layout. I added a little Glimmermist to brighten it up and add a little sparkle.

The butterfly was already such a beautiful, vibrant blue, and I didn't want to detract from that. So I kept it simple, and added just a single rhinestone in the centre.

And my other weakness when scrapbooking is layers and depth. I'd be lost without the Zva Creative foam dots. I have them in both 1mm and 2mm thicknesses, and I ALWAYS have a huge stash on hand because I go through sooooo many!!!!! In this close-up, you can see how I have used the foam dots to create varying depths and layers amongst the flowers, photo, and title.

Zva Creative Products Used: flower (FL-04CA-128), pearl leaves (PES-03CB-101), leaves (FL-04CA-112), silk flowers, felt flowers, 1/8" rhinestone brads (BRBK02CA102), multi-coloured rhinestones (CR-02CB-101), rhinestone strips (CR01CB113), 1mm (AD01CB101)and 2mm (AD01CB102)foam dots.

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is here: Windy Robinson

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us. Don't forget to pop back on Wednesday to find out if you are one of our lucky winners. Until then, happy blog hopping!

35 comments:

  1. Oooh-love the misting! Great page!

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  2. Wow. Gorgeous. Love the colors.

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  3. I love the misting on this layout. Love that you did a lot of fussy cutting too. Lots to look at...just gorgeous!

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  4. I posted to FB here:
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1429647123

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  5. I tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/#!/margievis

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  6. So much prettiness to look at - beautiful LO and lovely crystals.

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  7. Oh wow, this is such a gorgeous feminine layout! I'm loving all the contemporary colours and the hints of misting.

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  8. This is absolutely gorgeous!

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  9. What a pretty layout! I love the flowers and the butterfly is a nice accent! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. You always know just what to add...glimmer, bling...perfect balance! I will try coloring my Zva with my Copics!

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  11. Beautiful layout! So many great details! Love the coloring with Copics tip!
    DeniseB

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  12. You designers are totally the best.. I'm so in love with this bling I can't get enough of it....
    Beautiful card

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  13. AWESOME!! I LOVE the colors that you used!! THANKS for sharing the coloring tips!!
    Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  14. gorgeous project. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I LOVE TO DO THIS HOP EACH MONTH.
    I am a big bling fan
    Zva makes the best.
    Great Design Team reveal each month
    Thanks for sharing the great ideas

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  16. I am so glad to have found this hop...such gorgeous creations. TFS

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  17. beautiful use of colors - thanks for sharing

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  18. I want to learn how to hula ~~ FABBY LAYOUT!!!

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  19. This is a fabulous page. I love the idea of coloring the pearls with copics!

    For some strange blogger reson I can only post as anonymous today.
    Hugs, alwayscharlie

    smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

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  20. I never thought about coloring the gems with Copic markers, but it turned out beautiful. Love the layers/depth on this lo.

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  21. Those flowers are so beautiful! Love the clustering around the pic of your dd in the grass skirt!

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  22. Beautiful layout, love the colors and all the details, like all the flowers and butterflies

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  23. How gorgeous! Truly a work of art!

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  24. Soooo pretty! I love how you used the Glimmer Mist. It's a beautiful layout!

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  25. always love what you do. this is fantastic

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love all of the little details...
    - April W

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  27. I love all the pretty details! It's a wonderful layout! Greetings, Martine

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  28. Very pretty. I just recently began using/collecting copics and coloring bling was one of the first things I did with them.

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  29. I like the idea of changing the colors of what you have on hand.

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  30. I called my local scrapbook store. They don't carry your product but anything could happen.

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  31. Very pretty and I like how you changed the colors.

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