Monday, 27 May 2013

Zva Creative May Design Team Blog Hop {'Sweet' Layout}





Zva Creative & their Design Team members, as well as myself {Guest Designer for Zva Creative for the months of March, April & May} welcome you to our May blog hop! We are excited that 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):
Fabi Ormerod    
 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 created this layout especially for Zva Creative this month.  
I used Pink Paislee papers & embellishments & used many different mixed media techniques on my base paper.  If you come back on Thursday (after the hop) I will be showing more of my background techniques & will let you know how I created the background & which products & mediums I used.


I know!  I ended up covering up more than half of my background after all that work but I wanted the Zva Creative Bling Swirl to SHINE and not get lost in that busy background but I like it showing at the top & bottom of my page :)


As usual I took one of the Zva swirls & cut it into smaller pieces (in fact I still have some left to use on another project!)  I often cut the flourishes into smaller pieces and spread them around my layout.


Here above you can see I used another little piece tucked in behind my photograph.


And I used another little bit above, below my cluster, to the left.


I love Zva products & fortunately I still have some left over so you will be seeing more of them on my projects!


I have used Zva products on some other layouts I've created this month too - like this one below - where I used some bling dots that I cut from a swirl & separated into individual pieces.


Here below I used the flower centre gems that are already separated.  I dotted them around my page 'confetti' style.


Lastly I used some gorgeous golden orange swirls in the layout below.


This is my last month Guest Designing for Zva Creative.  I have been Guest Designing for them for 3 months - March, April & May & thoroughly enjoyed it.  Thank you very much to everyone at Zva Creative & to Windy Robinson, Zva Creative's Design Team co-ordinator, for allowing me this opportunity!

If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path.  Each designer is linking to the next and so on. This month I am right at the end of the hop so hopefully you were inspired along the way!

The Blog Hop starts today, May 27th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, May 28th.
***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 29th on Zva Creative's Facebook page! 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!


51 comments:

Kim said...

Your work always has so much eye candy

I'm just a simple gal said...

Your work is so lovely!

Margot-craftcorner said...

Simply beautiful:)

sandi said...

Wow Helen these are simply gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! Your background work is always so fabulous. The second lo is my favorite.....wow!

Beatrice Lawson said...

So many lovely projects! I loved how you used the single crystals cut from a swirl on he masculine page, and the orange flourish was great!

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning little works of art.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Kathleen White said...

Simply amazing art work. I could just look at them for hours and never get tired!

Kathleen said...

Great page layouts. Love how you used the bling here, there and everywhere!

juscrap said...

Wow Helen these are simply gorgeous! Love all of them! xoxo

langeatheart said...

Wow! I mean wow! Your layouts are amazing! I love all the textures and colors! TFS!

JAVAGIRL said...

These are all so wonderful great cors beautiful design

Romy said...

Wow, each one of your lay-outs is truly breathtaking! You are a star in mixing papers and embellishments!

Jean Bullock said...

I think you need some lessons in layering. NOT! Your layers are great. Love all the pages but the first one is my favorite! I loved the mixed media approach you took. Very complex and cool. Yes we can see the flourishes. They look great on this piece. Well done!

Heather Jacob said...

wow Helen this is so full of artistry and magic, pure heaven , love it all x

Lynette said...

Lovely work done here Helen.
Love all the different techniques on the layouts.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are soooooooo amazing!! WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!! These are all so gorgeous!! I love them!!!!

Elena Olinevich said...

What a cool work on the background, I am speechless. When I create my BG it is so hard to hide it under the layers:-)

Debra Lovell said...

Wow! I absolutely love your pages! So gorgeous! Thanks!

Debra Lovell said...

I tweeted about the hop! https://twitter.com/DebraJLovell

Debra Lovell said...

I shared on my FB page about the hop! https://twitter.com/DebraJLovell

Debra Lovell said...

I asked my locals for more Zva!!

Janis said...

So many things to see in your layouts...and so many things to love!

Nicole Doiron said...

All SO lovely! I can't wait to see how you created that background. I've been wanting to play around with mixed media a little more, but i'm scared! You are a true inspiration!

Shanna Shands said...

Very bright and creative layouts.

Ava Gavloski said...

helen, you are a lucky duck to have had the opportunity to guest with zva, i would so much like to do this as well... put in a good word for me. My my , you did share the love with showcasing zva on many layouts!!!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Oh wow, Helen, these are magnificent. I also loved seeing the background you created. I really love it!!
You did a great job for ZC. :-)

Lizzy Hill said...

Can't wait to see how you created that most awesomest of bgs,.......I'm not here for the hop, so don't include me Helen.....but I must say you've made that swirl absolutely SHINE:):):)

Debbie L Gregory said...

Really like all the layers and texture to your pages, and amazing stencil work, great way to showcase the bling.

Tracey said...

WOW Helen! These are absolutely stunning!!!

Rhonda said...

LOVE your work. Great inspiration! Thanks. :o)

Peacock Review said...

I loved all of them. You have such an amazing talent. The blending with the colors and the layers are my favorite. This would love to see what you could do for a wedding frame???

Amy said...

I really like your style and all the ways you used the Zva!

CindyLCo said...

Love the use of the variety of mediums!

AnnMarie said...

wow I am in love with your work...thankyou for sharing and I am now a follower of your blog

Jenny said...

2 beautiful layouts! Thank you for the inspiration.

Val Thorpe said...

Amazing layouts Helen.. all so different and so pretty :D

mommyx2 said...

Wow your layouts are awesome! I will be back for sure on Thursday to see your tutorials (and hope you show how you did the paper pleats too!!). Beautiful layouts!

mommyx2 said...

I posted about the hop on facebook https://www.facebook.com/accountant.cpas?ref=tn_tnmn

mommyx2 said...

asked my local SS to carry zva creative!

Belle said...

Wonderful use of elements!

Alison said...

Sorry to have been MIA, Helen...fab projects as always...I LOVE the punched edges on your papers in that first layout!
Alison xx

Keren Tamir said...

OMG Helen That layout is FANTASTIC!! WHAT A BACKGROUND!!
and I love the others too, although I've already said it!!

Lainie Michel said...

Beautiful depth, pretty layering, and you really capture the essence of the person in every photo...such gorgeous artistry!!!

Electra said...

Beautiful LO's and your backgrounds are awesome!

Lucy said...

Gorgeous lo 's! I love the layers!

said...

as always I love your style, thanks a lot for the inspiaration!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Awesome LOs but I LOVE the second one the most! Something about it...the colors and the whitespace...GORGEOUS!

Marjie Kemper said...

So many beautiful LOs, Helen! Wish I could see that first one in person.... the amazing textures and details you've added with the stencils and layering is captivating.

Windy Robinson said...

AWESOME projects Helen! Thank you so much for sharing all of them with Zva!:)

Bellaidea said...

Helen, this work is fantastic!

Eila Sandberg said...

Crikey Helen! ALL of these pages totally shine! your work is amazing! As I'm backtracking your blog, I've also seen the tut on how you created that super gorgeous background you so generously shared. Thank you again for your incredible inspiration! xoxo