The Design Teams from ZVA Creative and Authentique are joining up March 20-22 to have double the design fun. We are showcasing ZVA crystals and pearls along with the Authentique "Hope" collection, just in time for Easter.
Zva will also be giving away a prize package over on the ZVA blog . Make sure you hop on over there and leave a comment fora chance to win a prize. The ZVA blog is here.
After that, hop on over the Authenique's blog, look at the amazing art and leave a comment on their blog as well.
The more comments you leave, the more chances to win.
All comments should be received by Monday, March 25 by 11:59 pm EST. A winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 26th on Zva's blog.
I created an Easter Bunny. He's actually pretty big at 18 inches tall and 12 inches from bunny nose to what is typically a "cotton tail". Lot's of space to decorate.
I want to show you that ZVA bling is not just for layouts.
Here is how bunny started after I added some punched strips from Authentique Hope Collection - Faith (product code HOP004).
Here are my Bunny instructions:
Step 1. Punch two strips using your favorite punch. This one happens to be the Martha Stewart Doily Lace trim punch and I use it often for projects like this where I need a dimensional paper ring.
Step 3. Lightly ink the edges of the petals and then curl the edges. I used a wooden skewer - but a thin paintbrush will work nicely too.
Step 4. Glue in layers.
Step 5. Lightly ink the inside of the flower for definition.
Step 6. Making the center of the flower... I punched three pieces from Authentique Hope Collection - Await HOP015 using the McGill Star punch. Then I simply twist around my wooden skewer.
Step 7. Once all three star punch forms are twisted, glue on the flower in layers.
Step 8. Use the Skewer to help set the flower center without squishing.
Step 9. Butterfly time. I wanted to make some dimensional butterflies sticking out of my bunny. Once again, I reach for my wooden skewers and cut off about 3 inches from the skewer. My butterflies are from Authentique Hope Collection - Await HOP015.
Step 10. I glue the butterfly punches to the skewer top and bottom. Then I can just stick them in the bunny. ( I finished off my butterfly with a beaded body before sticking into the bunny).
Step 11. Finish project with florals berries, trim and your choice of embellishments.
In the photo below, you can see that I have used the ZVA Creative Dots in Crystal Iridescent for the inside of my flowers and accented with ZVA Creative Leaves. I painted the edges of the leaves with some cream colored paint to blend in a bit more with my flowers.
In the photo above, you can see how I used the Authentique Hope Collection - Statements gift tags. I also used the ZVA Creative Soft Blue Pearls flourish here.
I love to use the flourishes on "off the page projects" by simply cutting around the plastic that they come on -straight from the packaging. You cannot see the plastic on the project and it keep the wonderful shape of the flourish perfect.
Soooooooo - forget that ZVA Creative Crystals and pearls are meant for flat projects! They are NOT.
Remember that the fun continues for three days with different designers being featured all three days.
Here are the blogs to visit between March 20 and March 22 and to leave comments:
Visit these Blogs of March 20
Visit these Blogs on March 21
Visit these Blogs on March 22Natasha Naranjo Aguirre
Julie Ranae Murray
Thanks so much for stopping by.
ZVA Creative Flourish - CRS-04CB-117 - Flourish III Soft Blue Pearls
ZVA Creative Dots -Crystal CRW-04CB-123 Iridescent .3cm
ZVA Creative FL-04CA-114 Leaves
Authentique Hope Collection - Faith HOP004 (paper rings around the bunny)
Authentique Hope Collection - Lavish ( flowers)
Authentique Hope Collection - Statements HOP011 ( the tags on his backside and on his neck)
Authentique Hope Collection - Adorn (Flowers)
Authentique Hope Collection - Await HOP015 (flower centers/stamen and butterflies)
Marvy Uchida Pansy PunchVersa magic Dew Drop ink - Sea Breeze (inside flowers)
Adirondack Acrylic paint - Sandal
McGill Punches- Starburst 64512 and Sun 64533
EK Success 5 petal small flower punch
Martha Stewart Doily Lace trim punch/ Butterfly punch