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16 April, 2016

Special Guest Spotlight on
Athanasia Papantoniou

Oh, do we have a special treat for you this month in our Special Guest Spotlight!!

You have no doubt seen this very talented lady's name and beautiful creations before! Athanasia is a true artist and we are so thrilled to have her join us this month in inspiring you to play along with our ESCAPE & MOOD PHOTO challenge.

"Hello! Thank you so much for the invitation. It is really a great honour for me to be here with you today! My name is Athanasia which means 'immortality' in Greek. As a musician, I love all kinds of arts. When I am not playing the piano, I find myself at my scrappy desk making art journal pages, layouts, canvases, tags, ATCs, altered objects and more. I get inspiration from almost everything like colours, nature, flavours and smells and of course my music! I like the vintage look as much as a more modern style, which depends on my mood. I love the limitless choices and combinations of mixed media techniques, not only for documenting memories of my life and my family, but also for expressing emotions and ideas that I have in my head that must come out. I currently design for Finnabair, ColourArte, 2Crafty Chipboard. I enjoy making videos and I hope that I will inspire you with my projects!"

Visit Athanasia here:

We urge you to go see more of Athanasia's creations as they are absolutely amazing!

Let's take a look at this month's challenge followed by Athanasia's interpretation.

Athanasia shares this about her magnificent project:
"I decided to create a canvas inspired by the lovely April challenge board and using the word ESCAPE on it. I got inspired not only by the beautiful colours of the MOOD PHOTO, but also the flowers and the black and white tree and I tried to incorporate all these elements on my project. I therefore used flowers in many colours, a chipboard tree which I painted black and white, wooden sticks as well as a keyhole out of which all the flowers escape."

We can all hear you gasping for breath at the beauty of this canvas and you no doubt want to see more!  Well, Athanasia has also provided us with a video to see her creative process and learn more about all the products and fun techniques she used.


And here are a few close-ups...

It is absolutely brilliant to make the flowers peek through the rusty metal keyhole, as to represent the beauty of  nature escaping from an enclosed secret garden.

Athanasia used many mixed media techniques on her canvas to make the background crackle and shimmer, layers upon layers of different colours and products to add depth and texture.

A masterpiece through and through!

Thank you so much Athanasia for joining us this month as our Special Guest!

If you haven't played along with our ESCAPE & MOOD PHOTO Main Challenge yet, we hope that you will do so!

You have until April 30th to do so!


  1. This is amazing, loved watching you create, thanks for sharing the video!

  2. Amazing artwork from our Special Guest!! Thank you Athanasia for joining MTW this month!

  3. This is soooo beautiful Athanasia, thank you so much for being our guest.

  4. This is beyond amazing! The crackles, the fine details and the colours are all amazing! I'm thrilled you could be our guest this month.

  5. Absolutely amazing! Athanasia's talent always amazes me! Thank you Athanasia for being our guest!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, Athanasia !!! Thank you for joining MTW this month :)

  7. Well, this is beyond fantastic !! can always think about giving it to me next time we meet :-P !! I loooove it !!

  8. wow great creation ! thank you for your video

  9. Another masterpiece Athanasia!! Love to watch you work and see that creativity flow! All the best! :)

  10. beautiful! Thanks for the video Athanasia!

  11. wow ! Stunning canvas ! thank you for you tutorial video :)

  12. Looove it Athanasia!!
    As usual a master piece!


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