The new Build-A-Flower set by Altenew has just been released and this month it’s a Begonia ! How gorgeous is this!

Join us on a fun blog hop with lots of inspirational using the new set and many giveaways.

You can sign up to the monthly subscription plan if you like. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly BAF releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 →$29.99). Every set comes with both stamps and matching dies.

Today I used those beautiful flowers as my focal point on this art journal layout. You can follow my tutorial and turn the same design into a card or even a canvas. The size is up to you!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

Make sure to watch the video above for a step by step tutorial on this layout! Here are some close up photos where you can see the detail better.


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Build-A-Flower: Begonia — Altenew
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There are many ways to win prizes:

  • To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.

  • They will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 02/09/2020.

blog hop list

Altenew Card Blog


Nathalie DeSousa

Vicky Papaioannou –> you are here

Maryam Perez

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Laurie Willison

Mindy Eggen

Virginia Lu

Nicole Watt

Therese Calvird

Kelly Griglione



  1. I enjoyed the build of the journal page. I haven’t seen the other in the series, so it might be a great time to catch up. Something I’d like to try.

  2. Love begonias in my garden, and these are beautiful! I’m enjoying this series and how you create your layouts.??

  3. I loved your art journal layout using the Build a Flower Begonias. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us.

  4. Because of your disc-bound flower journal, I was inspired to purchase the punch and discs to create an art journal so that I could add pages as I painted them. Thank you and I’m having fun with it. I love this Begonia set from Altenew and it was perfect for your beautiful page,

  5. Hi Vicky, I left you a comment on your YouTube page, I love your art journal pages and always look forward to them, there is so much inspiration and technique how-to’s. This Begonia set is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. What a gorgeous BAF set! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration Vicky, your Art Journal page is lovely, those Begonias looks gorgeous!

  7. It was already fine but the more you did the more beautiful the finished page, Deepening colors, then highlighting them, using so many approachable techniques. Still the master~

  8. I am so glad you are continuing with your Build a Flower Art Journal. I just love watching your videos when you are creating the flowers! I just auto enrolled for the Build a Flower monthly set because I really love the Begonia. Thank you for your inspiration!

  9. Thanks Vicky…I always enjoy your work, but usually hate art journaling…however I enjoyed the smaller size and you may have solved one of my problems. I love Bible journaling but hate when it comes through the back of the page, so your flower journal could become my Bible verse journal. Thanks again.

  10. So excited to see that you are continuing the flower alphabet series. I love watching you create. You are such an amazing artist. This latest is fantastic.

  11. It’s a;ways a treat to watch you design and complete your art journal pages, and today’s beautiful begonia was no exception, Vicki! Love the whole idea of your flower journal.

  12. I too really love those begonias. WOW. Adding the Pitt pen to them made them really come alive. And the vintage look I always love. Between the flowers the “wood” and the burlap the page has a real earth feel to it … like being in a garden or outdoors. Amazing page! Thank you for the video. Some good tips to try!! I really appreciate all your videos, but I must admit the art journals are extra special.

  13. I just love watching you create, so much fun. You are so talented, and I love hearing your voice. You give me such inspiration. Thank you!
    ~Ginny K.~

  14. I absolutely love this page and Altenew have fabulous flower stamps. I am very excited that you will be doing more of these I absolutely love your art journals!

  15. OMG. I absolutely love your video on the Begonia art journal page. It is so helpful and creative. Thank you!!!

  16. Incredible colors and details! Love the textures on your art journal and these gorgeous begonia flowers!

  17. Beautiful page — I love that begonia. Starting an art journal is on my “to do” list. Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. I always love seeing what you create – love the wood accent in the background. Thanks for sharing your talents!

  19. Really enjoyed your video, especially how yiu were able to take the brightly colored flowers and give them a vintage look. Very pretty journal, with page B bring exceptionally pretty!

  20. Happy to see another page in your flower journal. Thanks to Altenew and your creativity your garden grows with beautiful flowers!

  21. I love this!! It has so much of what I like to see: texture, layers, grunge, a bit vintage. If it had bling it would have everything I love about mixed media. Your flowers are beautiful and the layout and design are fantastic.

  22. Like all of your other creations, it’s simply beautiful. I do have a little more liking to this one because of the brown and blue colors you used. I also love the touch of burlap for texture. Your work is always stunning Vicky. ; )

  23. What a beautiful page. All of the elements come together gorgeously, like the tree stump and the flowers and the splatters and the title. I love how you used the begonias and a begonia theme together.

  24. Your flower journal always makes me smile, Vicky! I love the contrast of the rough elements with the delicate flowers.

  25. What a great idea for an art journal — a year in flowers. Love your use of the white on the pink flowers.

  26. I love all your videos but especially the flowers . I have been wanting to start a art journal in only flowers. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  27. I’m so happy to see more of your flower art journal. I love how you put things together. They inspire me .

  28. Wow Vicky 🙂 Your layout is absolutely stunning!!! I can’t wait to watch your video and see how you did it! I just love the Altenew BAF Collection and this Begonia is no exception! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  29. This is soooo gorgeous!! I love how you have distressed everything with ink and how those beautiful flower pop in the pink!

  30. You’ve sold me on this stamp set, I’ve watched this video a few times now and I just love it! Thank you so much for sharing your work love your videos

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