Daily Archives: July 21, 2010

July Zva Blog Hop Winners announced

We’d like to congratulate the five July Zva Blog Hop winners!  Their names will be found on the following blogs:

Debbie Olson

Veronica Goh

Kim Moreno

Jillian Deiling Cassity


How exciting that one of the Zva blog hop winners comes from my blog today. Random.org chose number 40 and so, the winner is…

Sandra v.d. S.on 19 Jul 2010 at 1:26 pm  40 What a beautiful romantic LO! I love the flower!

Congrats Sandra v.d.S. Please e-mail me (link is in the sidebar near the top) and we’ll get that prize out to  you asap.

One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00.
Congrats winners!

I have another Zva Creative project to share with you today. It’s an altered frame project that I’ve created for a challenge at Splitcoaststampers.com Each year the SCS Dirty Dozen Design Team and Alumni host a fun week of challenges for the Fan Club Members. Fan Club Members help support the site and this is our way of saying thank you. I was thrilled to be part of the Dirty Dozen in 2006/2007.  Creating a sample for one of today’s challenges was a great way to have some stamping fun.Want to learn more about the Fan Club and challenges. You can find the details here.


Wow. A paperless project from me.  Pretty rare, huh? Pulling out my Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints and getting messy was a lot of fun. To get this very old layered look, I kept brushing on layers of paint until I got the look I wanted. I worked wet in wet to blend the paints. I wanted to get the look of old furniture that has been painted time and time again and has bits of color coming through.

After I had the look I wanted, I stamped the surface with the Hero Arts Circle Lace Doily stamp. Instead of stamping with ink, I brushed the rubber with Blank Canvas Studio Paint and then stamped randomly on my frame.


I’ve used two pieces of the Zva Creative Clear Swirl Frame CR01CB116 here to embellish the top corner of my project. The silk ribbon rose is handmade and I’ll have a tutorial for you on Friday for it.


Sorry about the poor quality of this shot but it was the one that show the crackled surface best. As a final step to make this project look vintage, I brushed the entire surface with a thick coat of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. I love finished surface. The love is spelled out with some more Zva bling…the Alpha Page Crystal Clear Crystals CRB02BC111.

Supplies: wood frame, twine, white silk ribbon, CRB02BC111 & CR01CB116 rhinestones by Zva Creative, Claudine Hellmuth Blank Canvas, Landscape Green, Traditional Tan, Sable Brown, & Sky Blue Studio Line Paints by Ranger,  Circle Lace stamp by Hero Arts, Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint, silk ribbon by May Arts

Thanks so much for joining me today!