Friday, April 16, 2010

Zva Creative DT Blog Hop!

We are all joining together today to share a project that we have created using some of our favorite Zva Creative products. I am hoping that you will take some time to join us for a TON of fun!

Each designer's blog will share a unique sketch that was created with paper...and there's a twist! It's a sketch that's designed with both scrapbookers and card makers in mind. In addition to having the design laid out for you, each blog will have its own color combo. The sketch can be turned and the color placement can be changed around. If you see a flower element on a sketch, please feel free to change it to something else if you like. Each sketch is a 6 x 6" page, but you can adapt the design to be horizontal, vertical or even a circle! The colors don't have to be exact, just stay within the color family that's provided (including using a lighter or darker shade). Adding neutrals like white, brown or black is ok...and "making it your own" is always fun to see!

The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog. She is linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. There are 12 design team members, so be prepared to be inspired along the way.

We would LOVE to see how YOU create with ZVA CREATIVE products! Please use this sketch to create any type of project (card, layout, home decor etc.). Your project must include Zva products to be in the running for one of the prizes. Add a link to your project in "inlinkz". You will have until midnight on Thursday April 29th to play along.

Hidden on 5 of the blogs is a wonderful Zva Creative prize package...Woohooo! Those blogs will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to participate on as many blogs as you can (but you do not need to use all 13 sketches). The 5 winners will be announced on Friday April 30th. 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, you never know what kind of inspirational projects that you may find.

Here's the sketch and color challenge.

And here's my take on the challenge. I used a gorgeous Night Blue pearl flourish (although it looks almost black in this photo) and some of my favorite felt flowers and canvas brads.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (white), Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream) ⎜ Patterned paper: October Afternoon ⎜ Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Scattered Showers) ⎜ Ink: Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate, Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo) ⎜ Zva Creative: Symmetrical Pearl Flourish "Night Blue" (PE02CB143), Felt Floral Embellishments "Cool" (FL01CB114, FL01CB116), Canvas Brads Vanilla (BR01CB109), Adhesive Dots (AD01CB101) ⎜ Tools: EK Success Circle Punch, sewing machine

Please hop on over to see the amazingly talented Anabelle O'Malley.

I am looking forward to your take on this challenge. Here's the place to place your direct link. Links that do not go directly to your entry will be deleted.

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us. Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. How striking the black Zva is againest the paterned paper. Love it!

  2. I absolutely love this sketch. The colors are fantastic and that black Zva flourish is stunning on those colors.

  3. Love your layout. . . beautiful

  4. prachtig kaartje!! vind de wat vollere met meer printjes toch echt een stuk leuker van je hoor :) xx Tamara

  5. Stunning! Love your mix of patterned paper!

  6. Love you blog so bright and cheerful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Wow, this is definitely one of my most favourite cards from you. You always do the best green/blue cards and I can't wait to give this colour scheme a go too.

  8. WOW! I just love what you did with this sketch. Your card is awesome and so inspiring. Love the bling and colors.

  9. Great card!! Love the take of the sketch
    thanks for the hop

  10. Great job with the sketch! You are so creative! That flourish is divine and the flowers are super cute!! ♥♥ Kay

  11. Ingrid your cards are lovely! I made this lo with the sketch
    Thanks for the inspiration!