Friday 28 November 2014

Photo Tutorial by Alexandra Polyzou
{Design Team 'Moment to Shine'}

Hello everyone & welcome to our November photo tutorial by Design Team 
member Alexandra Polyzou from Greece. Alexandra is sharing how 
she created a journal page, using our current challenge here.


Alexandra was inspired by the quote, the doilies & the colors of the current mood board.

A reminder about Alex & her bio :-

"Hi there! I'm Alexandra Polyzou & I'm thrilled to have been
 a part of the Scrap Around The World team since it's inception!

I'm from Greece & I'm a working woman, happily married to my 
wonderful hubby & I have 3 kids....a boy & 2 girls.

I'm creative by nature & love any kind of craft but scrapbooking is my favourite,
 my true passion! Ever since I discovered it 3 years ago it was love at first sight! 

I’m always searching for new ideas & techniques & I try to use & combine them
 on my  pages for an eclectic  style.   Scrapbooking my photos & seeing my family's
 memories displayed on paper & in projects is very important to me & why I do what I do.

 I'd love it if you visited my blog HERE & my Facebook page HERE.

  1. Cut your patterned paper into small pieces then glue the pieces randomly onto your journal pages using gel medium, thus giving your pages some additional texture.

2. Cover almost all the surface with gesso then spray with 3 different colored mists.

3.  Add some stamping, a paper doily, a lace ribbon some gauze to create further texture 

4. Now decorated your  journal page spread with various embellishments.

 Here are some close-ups...

You can see the variety of textures below.

Using different stamps on the background adds detail & texture without adding bulk.
  This is especially important for a bound journal that has no capacity to expand
 on both sides, as it avoids a book with a thin spine that becomes very thick 
on the other side & difficult to close without a clasp or elastic.  

Here is the finished journal page

Products Used :-


Papers - 13arts - Fly Away
Gesso - Ranger
Mists - 13arts - Pastel Mint, Pearl Yellow, 
Pearl Clear, Chalk Woodbine
Dylusions - Black
Inks - Hero Arts
Stamps - Prima 
Stickers - Studio Calico
Flowers - Prima
Other - lace ribbon, paper doily, 
button, brad, wooden frame

Please leave a comment here for Alexandra if you found this tutorial inspiring!

There are only 2 days left to enter the November challenge!
You are almost OUT OF TIME so if you want a chance to win
get your entries in in the next 48 hours!!

You can find the details here.


selena said...

magnifique page pleine de couleurs et de finesse, j adore!

Unknown said...

Beautiful project!!!! Great tutorial!

Di Garling said...

awesome art Alex. Thanks for sharing.

langeatheart said...

Gorgeous project Alex! Love your colors. Thanks for sharing! :) <3

Heather McMahon said...

I adore this Alexandra! Thanks so much for a fabulous tutorial!

zuziucha said...

How cool! Thanks for sharing!

nancy carroll said...

Awesome piece of art!

Vasso Sofou said...

Thank you Alexandra! this is beautiful!!

Tusia Lech said...

Beautiful art-journal pages and great tutorial!!

Riikka Kovasin said...

gorgeous spread!