Happy Monday to you!  Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our February blog hop!  We are very excited about month's hop and are excited to share our new work with you!

Today's Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's blog!  Be sure to head on over to check it out!  Since many of us live in different time zones around the world, you will find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way).

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.

For my project, I decided to alter an old door plaque that I had bought for my daughter years ago.  She's VERY girly, so of course it had to have lots of pink!

This is the original plaque.  It needed 4 layers of gesso to cover those bright colors!
I added texture to the background by applying muslin and lace.  Then I inked the entire plaque with these lovely colors.
I mixed Natural Sand medium with paint and applied it to random areas.

This large chipboard chandelier is manufactured by The Dusty Attic.
 I altered it by dabbing it with white paint, embossing it with an iridescent embossing powder and texturizing it with Glass Beads Gel.  Then I decorated the chandelier with beautiful Zva crystals!

How lovely are these pink flourishes?  My daughter was so ecstatic when she saw them!
 The large flower is also made by Zva Creative and it comes with that 'distressed' look with painted edges. These are one of my favorites!
 The large Zva Creative rhinestones that I tucked into my floral clusters make beautiful accents.

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, February 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, February 26th.

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, February 27th on Zva Creative's blog. 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.

 The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's blog. Your next stop is Justina Tey.  Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on March 25th for our next Zva blog hop!

The Dusty Attic: Large Chandelier DA0078
Zva Creative:FL-04CA-124
Zva Creative: CRW-03CB-106
Zva Creative: CRW-05CA-172
Zva Creative: CR-05CB-117
Zva Creative: CRB-05CB-118
Clearsnap: Emboss Gloss
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Stormy
Embossing Powder:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Magic Moon Pearls
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: A Bit O’ Bubbly
Ranger: Distress Stains - Spun Sugar
Folk Art: Tapioca
Ranger: Multi-Medium Matte
Liquitex: Natural Sand
The Crafter’s Workshop: Tile Texture
Handmade Halo: Dew Drops
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive