Monday, June 27, 2011

Zva Creative June DT Blog Hop

Zva Creative and the Design Team welcomes you to join us this month for a blog hop that we feel is always extra special!

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, June 27th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 28th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 29th 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.

Here's my Zva creation. To coordinate with my vintagey layout, I've decided to feature some beautiful brown crystals and flowers from Zva this month.


This photo was taken at Baker Street Station in London. I love the look of this tube station, with all its old brick walls, photos and general historical feel. To complement the photo, I used a brown and blue palette from Bo Bunny's Gabrielle line.


I ripped open the centre of the top patterned paper to create a frame for my matted photo, revealing glimpses of the Bo Bunny butterfly patterned paper beneath. The photograph was popped up using super thick dimensional foam dots.


The layout is embellished with Zva's lovely large brown blossom and a brown crystal flourish. I decided to let the crystal flourish float about half an inch off the raised photo. Journalling's on the small manila tags which have been inked and stamped to age them.



Popped-up butterflies layered high for more dimension, and lots of ripped edges.


Product List:
Flower & Leaves - Zva Creative CRB-04CA-114
Crystal - Zva Creative FL-04CA-107
Patterned Paper - Bo Bunny Gabrielle collection (Gabrielle Dot, Flight & Elegance)


The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes
And as this is the last stop in the blog hop, I'm linking you back to Kim as well.

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us

32 comments:

BabyBokChoy said...

Did you mind the GAP Sue? LOL. Such a pretty project! love it :)

Janet said...

great distressed layout,the flowers and bling fit perfect
Janet

Kelly Massman said...

Lovely!

Liz said...

This is great I love the it.. Zva is just the best.

Guiseppa said...

This is wonderful...I love all of the layers!

Michelle said...

WOW!

Susanne said...

Wow... Lovely naturally LO. I like your way to bling and built the layers. Hugs Susanne

Romy said...

Amazing work! Your layering, distressing and tearing looks great!

Jan Garber said...

All the ripping, and tearing, and distressed edges...love your style! And these Zva flowers are perfect for almost any layout! Love 'em!

Sara said...

Love what you have done to the paper :)

soric said...

superbe page

Eva said...

This is beautiful! Love the distress details on this!

Debbie Garcia said...

ahhh this hop is always my favorite I stalk and stalk till it appears..
Beautiful creations

Kim Hughes said...

seriously a wicked COOL page Susan!

Gisèle said...

The pop of rust in the aqua is beautiful!!!

Karen B. said...

Wow, that orange bloom looks amazing against the brownish paper!

Chloe :-) said...

Fabulous dimension!!!! Gorgeous page :-)

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Wow, what a way to make this lovely layout pop. I love it!!!

Carol said...

Gorgeous layout, love the layers and the flower is beautiful

lynn79 said...

what a great way to end the blog hop! i am all about the paper distressing and love what you did!

annette said...

O WOW !!! Love it ... thanx for a great hop .... cheers

Arjanne said...

nice page!

Margie said...

This is so, so pretty! I love the distressing!

Zeffy said...

a very interesting L.O. love how well tags,flowers and bling work!

kimheggins said...

Love the layers and the colors too.

Sandy said...

Beautiful page!

Renee said...

Great vintage flair to your layout, Susan!!

Sue D said...

Great layout--the brown accents are perfect.

Fern said...

What a fabulous layout!!! Love the BoBunny papers and your distressting and tearing is amazing!!! Hugs!!

Donna said...

Great layout! Love the grunge look.

Lillian Child said...

So many delightful elements on your project - WOW! So very lovely!

Maria Matter said...

Wowza, Sue, this is gorgeous! I love all the fun elements you've added!!!
hugs