There is now an added twist to our blog hops, YAY! 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, February 28th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, March 1st and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 2nd 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.
My colours were the very romantic Red and Black...
The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes
Your next stop is here: Angelica Franssen
Thank you SO MUCH for joining us x
Before I started, I needed to shorten the handles and the bag length itself, but this was simple with a sewing machine!
Firstly I had to decide on some sort of fastening for the top. It needed to be a simple attachment that Izabelle (5 years old) could do up and undo.
I found this Prima Canvas tag in my stash, which went perfectly.
I chose to cut off the pretty embroidered design to use on another project, and stitched the blunt end on the inside of the bag, so it could fold over and secure on the outside of the front...see?!
Next it was time to get messy! I spritzed the bag with Peacock coloured Glimmer Mist, from the bottom left and top right corners. I laid a swirly mask down first under where the bulk of the embellishments would be.
I also stamped a few black swirls using Prima Build-a-Swirl Set. These were carefully placed for embellishments later!
Next I laid the foundations for my flower cluster and title to sit on. I spritzed some Prima Lace with Glimmer Mist to match it to my colour scheme, and layered this up with some other ribbons. The May Arts Net was folded as I stitched it on to give it a pleated effect.
I painted the edges with a pale blue colour acrylic...
...and stamped a script pattern on top of the letters using a fairly dried out black ink pad for a subtle effect.
To seal and protect the letters I covered with a few layers of mod podge.
Izabelle is really pleased with her bag, and doesn't she look gorgeous?! Now all that's left to do is find a safe place to keep the bag away from her little brothers hands!
listening - to Hubby's phone conversation
eating - licking the curry off my fingers as I prepare dinner
drinking - err...not enough!
wearing - trackie bottoms, and hubby's sweatshirt & socks
feeling - pleased I have a certain DT application written up and waiting to send ;)
weather - cold and wet
wanting - to scrap this evening...
needing - to phone my dad
thinking - What shall I put in the oven for the kids
enjoying - hearing the washing machine whirring and smelling dinner cooking
wondering - Can we turn CBeebies off yet? :)
I was thinking about some papers, matching cardstock, flowers, bling, buttons, ribbons, stamps...
(I shall be getting a photo up on here very shortly!)
So to be in with the chance of winning, simply follow this blog (if you are not already!) and link this giveaway up on your own blog...easy!
International entries very welcome!
I shall randomly choose a winner from my followers who linked me up on 28th Feb 2011.
Good Luck everyone xx
I started rummaging through my patterned paper box and this brown lined sheet was on top, seemingly, in the way! So I chucked it onto my desk and as my photo fell out of the printed it landed perfectly onto the paper...Voila! The rest was reasonably easy!
The photo is one I started scrapping last year, but the page just wasn't working for me. I put it away and tried to forget about it!
I just love this tape measure patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket, and could use it on almost every LO!
If I had more time I would have added some stitching, and I still might...
I did change the title because I wasn't happy with the first, and I had forgotten that I had some raw chipboard letters waiting to be painted!
So I took some home and very shortly after I had made these two pages...
I hope you have all had a good weekend so far...We went to a fabuulous wedding yesterday, here are a couple of pics but I want to find time to edit the rest...
She still looks gorgeous on her side!! :)
My babies all dolled up!Thats me on the right
I am now recovering from lack of sleep and too much wine but it was all well worth it!
I added acents of orange and blue for contrast, and staples, stitching and twine added to the 'boyish' theme
This quote from a 7 Gypsies sticker sheet was very fitting and the perfect colour!