Friday, January 23, 2015

Guest Designer - Athanasia Papantoniou

Hello Everyone

We have a super Guest Designer for the Things with Wings challenge.
She is a really talented and creative lady....

Hello! My name is Athanasia and I'm very happy to be here with you today! I live in Greece, I am a music teacher in elementary school and in my spare time, when I am not playing the piano, I love making handicrafts, felting, altering things and of course scrapbooking. I like scrapbooking because it combines such a vast deposit of media types not only with memories of my life and my family, but also with emotions and ideas whenever I have in my head and want desperately to express! Inspiration always derives from the photograph I use and the open choice of combination of mixed media techniques. I love to use gesso, mists and stamps! Through scraping I think I have found the best way to express myself and exploit my spare time in the best way.

Athanasia created this gorgeous page.

For my layout I used a white sheet, because I wanted to create my own background as I visualized it when I found this beautiful photo on Pinterest. I love using photos I find on the web, I think it's more artistic for my work.

Anyway, to create this background, I used a stencil with gesso (I can't work without gesso, lol), then I sprayed a black mist with water to create a watercolor effect and finally I stamped a hand script with black ink.  As I wanted to focus on the background and make the photo stand out of the composition, i used very few embellishments: some flowers (sprayed with black mist) and buttons, some of them broken into pieces and a handmade heart. I also used two chipboard wings; I torn one of them to match it with the title "broken". I sprayed them with black mist and added some golden powder. The title is written with chipboard letters (also sprayed with black mist) and I did some journaling around the page by hand. For the final touch, I splashed the page with black mist.

Isn't this just a beauty of a page!!

Thanks so much Athanasia for creating for us at Berry71Bleu.

There is still time to enter the challenge and some great prizes to be won.

Thank you to our sponsors for providing beautiful prizes this month!

1st Prize:
3 products of by digital PAPER chosen by the winner

Random Prize:
Set of TandiArt prints and cards


by digital PAPER
This online shop was set up by amazing graphic designer - Janet who works on graphics many hours daily, so that customers can always be pleased when buying her digital papers. For many years Janet has been collecting old postcards, photos, illustrations and she uses them to make her beautiful digital papers. She also like to draw. Many of her illustrations Janet drew herself.
Mixed media art, home decoration and workshops with a little bit of magic:) This dreamy art work is created with heart and soul by Sylwia Gryczuk.

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our facebook pageand Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!


  1. Thank you for having me here today, I loved working with your challenge theme 'wings' !

    1. Fabulous page love your styling! ;-) Thanks so much for Guest Designing for us! xx

  2. Hi wow this is amazingly beautiful, It really has a feeling of movement, gorjuss. x

  3. Stunning this project! Congrats my friend!

  4. Wow! Awesome page! Thanks for sharing your work! :)

  5. Lovely layuout, Athanasia! However, when the DT projects are posted separately one by one, I would love to have a link to take us readers directly to the original challenge post (more quickly than browsing through the whole month of posts). Of course I can see the theme from each project but I wouldn't want to miss any guidelines that might have been in the first challenge post. If not a link in the text, there could also be one in the side bar along with all the other badges. Thank you so much, I love to join your challenges!


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