Monday, 25 March 2013

Zva Creative March Design Team Blog Hop!






Well what is this doing on MY blog you ask?!  The GREAT news is that I am guesting for Zva for the next THREE months and could NOT be happier about it!!  Just LOVE bling, and Zva, as you know, know how to do bling!!  I discovered their bling quite some years ago & have made the effort ever since to hunt it down & buy it, as I've never seen it for sale here in South Africa.  So here we go!!

Zva Creative, their Design Team members {and ME!} welcome you to their March blog hop! We are excited about this month’s hop and look forward to sharing our new work with you!

Today’s Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative’s blog! Be sure head on over HERE 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 for 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.

I was sent a nice big bundle FULL of Zva product & this is what I created!


Anyone who knows Paris just knows that this is the right colour scheme for it!  The Parisians love their red!


I used both the red swirls in their entirity & also some of the red bling dots that are lovely!!  And of course that beautiful flower is also from Zva Creative!


I used papers from The Scrap Cake {from Poland - sadly now no longer in existence} 'The Bright Side of Life'.  


I created a lot of texture on this page through the use of gesso & different materials such as chipboard, paint, glitter, varnish, lace, corrugated board, dymo tape & of course the lovely crystals.  


I positioned my photo at an angle so that it looks like my daughter is peeking out from the chipboard arch {which really reminded me of the Arc de Triomphe, which was where we were when I took this photo, on the Champs Elysees!}  


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, March 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, March 26th.

***Prizes***

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, March 27th 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 stopped by if you already like follow us there!

Your next stop is Christin Gronslett  HERE. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

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



57 comments:

xx BABYGAL xx said...

I followed the blog hop! Great works here!

Brenda said...

What a gorgeous layout to start the hop with! So many beautiful details...

Buffy Esser said...

Beautiful Layout,I love what you did with the chipboard between that and the bling your page just pops!

silvia said...

Gorgeous page!! LOVE the chipboard arch and the bling flourish!!

CorinaT said...

Lovely layout - I still find Gesso intimidating!

ANNA KOTOMAKHINA said...

So creatful!!!

Алина said...

Париж, Париж..Очень красивая и нежная страничка))

Nicole Doiron said...

This is gorgeous Helen! Love the red bling! Congrats on your GD spot with Zva Creative! You lucky you! But i'm not surprised because you are one talented artist! :)

Alyonka!!! said...

Wow! This page is so stylish!

mommyx2 said...

What a gorgeous layout!! Love the zva bling!

Amarilys said...

congrats!!!! Gorgeous layout and great use of Zva products!

Lolô Artesanato said...

Amazing page my Dear
xx
Leila

juscrap said...

Wow Helen! This page is stunning!xx

Виктория Азарова said...

Люблю стразы, очень красивое сочетание цвета.

alexandra s.m. said...

Big Congrats Helen!
That is fantastic news!
and of course, I LOVe your page ;-)
Thank you~

IrinaR said...

Здорово! Прекрасная страница!!!

Ava Gavloski said...

Congrat's Helen on the GDT!!!! Enjoy the journey with Zva. Love your color combo on your layout and you really showcased the Zva well. Nice little tip on angling the photo of your daughter.

Romy said...

Oh, how gorgeous and elegant! I love how you used that chipboard frame.

Marg Van Patten said...

Incredibly lovely art! Thanks for the inspiration!

Windy Robinson said...

Thant is a beautiful layout Helen. The red is the perfect accent. Thank you so much for sharing it with us today:)

Kathleen White said...

Beautiful layout. I especially like the new red bling dots!

caroleanne said...

wow congratulations first of all for making guest designer. And am loving your layout, just beautiful. BFN caroleanne

caroleanne said...

p.s. forgot to say am a follower!!

Amy Voorthuis said...

You do wonders what a lovely lo very pretty Helen......hugs Amy :)

Amy Voorthuis said...

oeps forgot to congratulate you on the GDT spot you go girl xox

Gayle Price said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous page, and yes your colour scheme is perfect for Paris....I love that splash of bright red. I also love the chipboard and how you,ve used it, looks fab. xx

Monica said...

Loving your hop. I didn't know about the Parisians and their red. I learned something new! Thank you.

lisa808 said...

Congratulations on being a guest DT member. Your page is awesome. I love all the great details.

Sandi Cl~ said...

How very exciting! What a gorgeous page! Congrats on this awesome GDT spot!

jolan said...

Great Job Helen and welcome to the team xxx Jolanda

Lizzy Hill said...

Gosh! Just beautiful use of their products...& go you! Lotsa goodies to play with & lotsa inspiration for us for the next few months....great hop, great page {LOVE That chippy, too]...Thank you:):):):)

Debra Lovell said...

I asked my local store,Snippitts.Hopefully they will :) I told them about all the blog hops and she said she will check ya'll out on FB I told Snippitts about all the Great inspiration and new things people are buying! Thx for the Hops,and giveaway! "Happy Spring" :)

Debra Lovell said...

I also put this on my FB page http://helentilbury.blogspot.com/

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous!

Sue D said...

I like all the texture on your layout.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I love love love love the way you framed the photo, the big flower and loving the bling!! Congrats on the GDT!!!!

Beatrice Lawson said...

So very pretty! Love the touches of red, perfect on this layout.

Lucy said...

Beautiful. Lon!

Gillian said...

love the chipboard arch, it looks like actual metal.

Lizzy Hill said...

I've popped this up on my FB page, Helen:):):)

Dolly B said...

Wow this layout is just gorgeous, I love everything about it, love the touches of red and the photo peeking through the arch, a stunning layout
Mary

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous layout Helen...I love that diecut...but everything is just perfect! Fabulous photo too! ;-)

scrappin_in_AK said...

beautiful page

Nakosta (Nata_Lu) said...

It's very beautiful!

Marelize said...

This is such an amazing layout Helen! Your daughter is beautiful and you've created the perfect layout. xx

Julie A. Shearer said...

Your layout is stunning !! I love the RED !! So pretty . Congrats on being the guest designer , I can see why you were chosen . Your work is beautiful . TFS.

sandi said...

This is simply beautiful and your dd looks so sweet!

Keren Tamir said...

Woohoo congrats!! Love love this LO. Those windows are fabulous. Love the idea!!

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

I love your style and your detail to frame the lovely photo.

elainec said...

Layout is as always tops/ Love the red bling swirl & little red dots. I'm inspired again to get working with a bit more "bling" x

yyam said...

Well, congrats on your guest stint! How awesome! You really do amazing things with the bling! This layout is no exception!

Sandie Edwards said...

Stunning, and those pearls do look so yummy. I must get some into my stash .... such a treasure of a LO... x

Lynette said...

I love how beautiful the black and red pops on this page. Very very beautiful.

Sophia said...

Gorgeous LO with awesome details...

Marjie Kemper said...

Such a sweet expression on your daughter's face... love that shot, and the way you scrapped it. Beautiful design. Love the pops of red!

Val Thorpe said...

Congratulations on guest DT they are lucky to have you. Gorgeous layout just love the chippies and the bling.

Eila Sandberg said...

Congrats on your GD gig, splendid news!! Absolutely adore this page and your use of that super gorgeous chippie! Yummielicious all of it!! hugs and kisses,