Today's Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's blog! Be sure head on over to check it out! 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 of pearls, flowers and crystals. If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.
This is my second term on the Zva Creative team and I can tell you that I couldn't be happier working for such a wonderful company! Not only are their products beyond gorgeous, both Carolyn (co-owner) and Windy (DT coordinator) are most helpful and encouraging!
This month the team was assigned individual colors to design with and my color for this month is blue! I don't normally make anything with blue, however, the Zva flourishes make it very easy to add elegance to any style or color scheme. I started off making a shabby tag and I think the addition of the blue flourish really ups the elegance. Take a look:
To make the heart, I cut out a heart die cut and took some Blue crystal dots and outlined the perimeter. So easy! I then took Verve's 'From the Heart' sentiment from Happy Phrases and cut it up into it's individual words. I then attached them to the center of the heart.
The floral accents consists of the following: a distressed doily, a Whimsey Circle die cut (cut in half), two (cast-off) half rosettes (dyed with distress ink), the heart sentiment, paper & fabric flowers, ribbon, a heart charm, some stamens and a stick pin. I had a request recently to illustrate my creative process in building a floral accent. I'll try to post a tutorial of that soon.
Zva Creative products used:
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!
The Blog Hop starts today, December 31st and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, January 1st.
Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. 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.
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 2nd 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 to see if you are a winner!
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 facebook page and "like" our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you already do!
Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on January 28th for our next Zva design team blog hop!
Stamps: Happy Phrases (Verve Stamps)
Paper: It's Christmas Time (Christmas Shopping), Vintage Summer Basics (1903) Maja Design
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH), Pumice Stone distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: lace, doily, paper & fabric flowers, Rosette die (Ranger), pins, heart charm, Die-Namics Hearts-a-Plenty (MFT), Natural Jute/Twine (Ribbon Carousel), Ribbon Originals-Prep School (SU!), Whimsey Circle (Memory Box)
Size: 3" X 6"