Monday, 29 April 2013

Zva Creative Blog Hop! Guest Designer for March, April & May!!






Zva Creative, their Design Team  & little old me 
(Guest Designing for Zva for March, April & May!  Yeah!!)  
welcome you to our April blog hop! We are excited happy you are joining us and look forward to sharing our new work with you!

Today's Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's Facebook page
Be sure head on over to check it out! 
Here's a list of participants (in case there is a glitch along the way) :-

Irene Tan 
Helen Tilbury THIS IS ME!
Fabi Ormerod    

As you know, Zva offers many beautiful colour 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 used Zva bling on THREE of my projects this month!  

Let's take a look shall we?!

3 different ways to use Zva Bling 

1) For a trendy ombre effect 
2) On a masculine page
3)  As the star of a simple page!


I went for an ombre effect on my page here - mixing various colours and blending them into each other, so I decided to use an array of bling colours to match.


I cut up & mixed pink, purple & green bling flourishes for an array of colour.


When working with bling I am never dictated to by the shape or size of the flourish as I simply cut the flourishes down to suit my page.


Above you can see that I have mixed four different colours together & softened the effect by adding flowers, vines & leaves intermingled with the bling.


Next up is BLING ON A BOY PAGE!  
Yup, why not?!  I went for a masculine, pewter colour & I laid my bling over a mess of tangled threads!!


Just LOVING the look of that!


I also used smaller black bling underneath my photo & to draw attention to my title at the top left of the page.


 Lastly I created a simple page using one big, black bling flourish that I cut into two pieces & repositioned. 


I didn't have to add much else at all - often bling jazzes up a page SO much that little else is necessary!  I hope my pages have inspired you to use up your Zva bling in different ways!

If you want to see my pages in more detail - with LOTS of close-ups and explanatory text - check back soon as I always showcase each layout separately here on my blog & do just that!

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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, April 29th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, April 30th.

***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, May 1st on

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!

The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's Facebook page! Your next stop is Fabi Ormerod. Enjoy! Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on May 27th for our next Zva blog hop!



56 comments:

Sandi Smith said...

Gorgeous creations Helen...each layout is stunning!

Evgenia Petzer said...

Helen, amazing LOs, great job!

Keren Tamir said...

wow Helen you rocked this GD!! I'm so happy for you!!These LOs are fantastic!! I love your flower arrangement in the first and I love the misting in all of them. You are right the last one looks fabulous just with bling!!

Dona Vogt said...

This is an unusual style for me but I love what you have done! Flourishes on a boys page and it works!

Kathleen White said...

Wow, eye poppingly beautiful layouts!!!

Lillian Child said...

Seriously amazing creativity - love your color choices!

caroleanne said...

lovely layouts - lovely zva!

Jean Bullock said...

Jaw-droppingly beautiful work. I gasped. Truly, I gasped. (In amazement, of course.) I also followed you via GFC and Bloglovin. (By the way I really like Bloglovin. I am glad you offer it.)

Bente Fagerberg said...

Your pages are sooo lovely Helen. And I so enjoyed the versatility of styles here.Though I do love them all I think numero uno is my fave. The colours are so well blended and with mists, bling and star quality of both Cam and Zva Creative :-)

Ava Gavloski said...

Helen, love that masculine layout!!! I need to give some of your techniques a try... What, did Zva give you a boat load of zva and you just couldn't stop!!!! lololo
great showcasing my friend...

Dana D. said...

Wow, love the colors and the details are amazing. Terrific!!!

juscrap said...

Your pages are fantastic my friend! I loved them all.xoxo

Desire Fourie said...

Awesome works of art. Love the diversity in the designs. You never cease to amaze your visitors.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Sanna Lippert said...

gorgeous layouts, Helen! Especially love the ombre page - stunning!! and the quote on the boy page is good - need to note that down for days to come :)!

Linda Carson said...

Outstanding pages! Love the colors, design and Zva pearls! Your children are beautiful!

Romy said...

Oh my, your designs are all so gorgeous, colourful and unique! Simply love them!

T said...

All the LO's are just beautiful!

MARILYN said...

AWESOME pages my friend!!! loooove the first one the vibrant colors look spectacular!!! and you masculine page is awesome...love it!!!! I hope you are having a happy days!!! CONGRATULATIONS on the GD spot..WTG!!!!! xoxo

Margot-craftcorner said...

Great work:)

leslierahye strickland said...

beautiful layouts! Thanks for sharing...the first one is my fave I think... :)

Beatrice Lawson said...

Seriously beautiful... love seeing the ombre layout, it was amazing, but bling on a boy layout - even better!

Carol McCready said...

Sensational pages. Love the color spray and bling.

Rachael Funnell said...

All 3 of these layouts are Brilliant Helen... WTG! on the GD spot!

Sandydee said...

These are vert pretty layouts.

Lizzy Hill said...

Not doing the hop, but wanted to say how STUNNING these are, especially your boy page...pretty- grunge is sooo well done here....most impressive!!!!!!!

Teresa said...

awesome layouts! t.igo

Teresa said...

Commented and shared on FB! t.igo

lisa808 said...

Fab L/Os.

Jan said...

Love your layouts. Thanks for sharing.

MichelleMc said...

Amazing projects! Love the details!

Lainie Michel said...

Strikingly gorgeous color on your layouts...such great design and talent!

Lynnda said...

Love love love your layouts... they are fabulously beautiful!!! So inspiring!!! You rock them all...!!! HUgs..x

Tracy MacLoughlin said...

Love your creativity!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

These are all so gorgeous! Wow! My fave is the last one - so sweeeet!!! :D
xo

Nicole said...

Lovely layouts!

Stephenie said...

Love the different examples of how to make use of Zva Creative flourishes!! TFS!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* you are so amazing!! These are all soooooooooooo gorgeous!! I love love love love the colors and loveeeeeeeee the bling!!

Sue D said...

Great ways to use bling!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Elena Olinevich said...

this is so stunning, I love the way you placed the vines on the first LO, and how soft is the second one.

Tanja said...

Nice pages, thanks for sharing.

Lea said...

Wow, your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Love the bits of string you put behind the bling on the boy layout, it's brilliant. And I love how you cut up your bling and mixed the colors!

Jenny said...

I love the misted background! I will definitely have to try that.

mommyx2 said...

Wow you have definitely inspired me!! Gorgeous pages.

Amy Voorthuis said...

AAWWEEE these are so B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.!!!! Very pretty Helen I love the layout with the gorgeous yellow and black swirls what a wonderful combo! Congrats on the GDT you deserve it!!! hugs Amy :)

said...

I love the first layout :)
thanks for the blog hop.
ciao dall'Italia

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I shared this post on FB

Monica said...

fabulous projects wow!

MaryAnn said...

love that you cut up the flourishes ...wonderful layouts.

Lucy said...

Beautiful LO's! I love the colors of the 1st one!

Bellaidea said...

This is just delicious!

Mitra Pratt said...

Shhhh. Don't tell anyone, but this is my second trip to your blog today. Don't wantcha to think I'm stalking your page or anything. BUT, that first page rendered me speechless in the wee hours of the am, so I had to come back. Then I realized you had posted more pages. Thankfully I am recovered enough to write something. I really really really DIG that first page. When something is so cool it makes you immediately take out your supplies and make something...it's powerful! Hope that sore throat is better!

yyam said...

Oh wow. You sure know how to showcase Zva products. That first layout is my fave. Just love the burst of happy colours. And the masculine layout is super cool too.

Karen Schroeder said...

Wonderful pages!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Congrats on GDT spot Helen! Your rocked that bling!!!!!!!!!xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Stunning LOs! Love that advice for your son (or any of us). Beautiful work, always.

Sandie Edwards said...

You do colour so well, I am in awe... just totally fabulous. Congrats on your GDT ..