Thursday, 26 February 2015

Video Tutorial by Athanasia Papantoniou
{Design Team 'Moment To Shine'}

Hi everyone. It's Heather McMahon back with you today to welcome 
you to another tutorial in our Design Team 'Moment To Shine' series. 

Today we have a video tutorial by Design Team member Athanasia Papantoniou
from Greece. Athanasia was inspired by our current challenge here.

We were lucky enough to see a sneak peek of Athanasia's layout in the mid-month 
reveal & now she is sharing a video of how she made her stunning project.

Please let Athanasia know what you think by leaving a comment!

Athanasia created this incredible layout based on the mood board
 below. She was inspired by the beautiful green shades, the ethereal photos &
the quote. Athanasia will share her creative process with us in her video.

Let's get to know a little about Athanasia...

"Hello!  My name is Athanasia (it means 'immortality' in Greek)
& I'm very happy to be on this great team! I live in Greece & I 
am a music teacher in elementary school.  In my spare
 time, when I am not playing the piano, I love making handicrafts,
 felting, altering things & of course scrapbooking!

 I love scrapbooking because it combines such a vast range of media types,
 not only with memories of my life & my family, but also with emotions & ideas
 that I have in my head & want desperately to express!!
My inspiration always comes from the photograph I use & the limitless
 choices & combinations of mixed media techniques. I love to use gesso,
mists & stamps. Through scrapping I have found the best way to
express myself & fulfill my artistic desires. You can find my blog HERE"

Watch the video below to see how Athanasia created her layout!

Here are some closeups showing Athanasia's gorgeous details...

Athanasia has used a range of beautifully textured
 products to create her amazing background.

Athanasia likes blending different media to create a mixed media 
background. You can be sure there always be a lot of gesso, 
mists, watercolors & stamps on her projects!

She loves to alter the chipboard pieces with embossing powders like she has 
here, or with other media such as sprays, stamps & inks.

Athanasia also likes to use many different textures & material like lace, thread, 
buttons, flowers, chipboard pieces, stickers & flowers on her projects.

Here is Athanasia' s stunning finished page!


White cardstock
Stickers - 7 Dots Studio 'Nature Walk' 
Chipboard - Imaginarium Designs 'Butterflies'
 Flowers - Petaloo 
Stamps - Prima 'Songbird', 
La Lettre 'French Script' & butterfly
Stencil - Prima 6x6 'Hollyhock'
Embossing Powders - Lindy's Stamp Gang 'Angel Wings Gold' 
& 'Midnight Pewter'
Mists - Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist 'Key Lime Pie' & 'Black Magic
 & Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist 'Fern'
Watercolors - green 
Ink - black StazOn
Permanent pen
A decorative dried leaf
Market findings - lace, buttons & flowers

Please leave a comment for Athanasia if you enjoyed her video!

Remember - there are only 2 days left to enter this month's challenge!
To be in with a chance to win 1 of our 11 amazing prizes you'll need to be quick!

You can find the challenge details here.

We also have our monthly FOLLOWER COMPETITION running HERE
so don't forget to enter if you haven't already. It also closes in 2 days!
You could win a $25 gift certificate without even creating a project!

Complied and posted by Heather McMahon


Valia Katzaki said...

I stand in awe in front of your creative process my friend! Brilliant!!!

Marianne/skorpionen said...

This is totally awesome!!

Fearless said...

amazing work <3 thanks for tutorial x

Aggie said...

That's a wonderfull layout! Piece of art!

Tiphanie B. said...

Wouaw amazing work which I saw in your video !! Very beautiful page !

corinne de france MARCH said...

thanks for tutorial !
awesome <3

Goga said...

WOWZA! :) Your LO is genial and so inspiring :) 💖 Love it ☺ Thank you for stunning tutorial and fresh spring motivation :)

Елена Третьякова said...


Jayne said...

Awesome video, stunning page!

Sandra said...

Fantastic tutorial, thank you. I love your layout, it's amazing.

Lolô Artesanato said...

Amazing page and video
tks for sharing

langeatheart said...

Stunning layout! Love the video! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous and the detailing with the different items, flowers, buttons, etc. is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your art and your tutorial.

Fiona Paltridge Designs said...

I am Speechless!!! You are AMAZING!!!

Toni Hinchcliffe said...

Wow! Your page is exquisite! Thank you for sharing the video with us!

Di Garling said...

BRILLIANT video and such a beautiful layout. Thanks so much for sharing Athanasia. I thoroughly enjoyed watching you create.

Unknown said...

Precioso!!!!, como gran artista que es...muchas gracias por enseñarnos, inspirarnos y mostrarnos tu arte.Un gran abrazo de Beatriz

Ella Swan said...

Wowzers this was truly magical! Thanks so much Athanasia for creating this especially for SATW! It is an amazing video!!

sandi spink said...

So inspirational, thanks so much for sharing your amazing techniques and giving me new ideas to explore and experiment with in my own creations.

Margaret Mifsud said...

I am in awe!! A fabulous video and a truly magical page!!! Amazing!!

LucianaW said...

You're the BEST my friend!!!!

Heather McMahon said...

I am floored by this amazing project! Wow!

Hera said...

This page is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing all the details with us!

Ro Miqueletto said...

That's a wonderfull layout! Piece of art!Fantastic!

wintam said...

This is one hell of a combination: the video is a masterpiece, the music is awesome (whose is it???) and the LO is one of a kind! So creative and full of inspiration! Tha
nk you so much!