A new release, an art journal page and a giveaway today!
This is part of a blog hop as we celebrate the new Build-A-Flower release by Altenew. This month the flower is just stunning, it’s a Torch Ginger!
You can get a monthly subscription plan for the Build-A-Flower collection. 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). You can get the set without being a subscriber but without the discount. This subscription always includes the stamp set and the matching dies.
There is also an option to get a 5% discount if you get the bundle that includes the set and the ink cubes.
You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel
I have an alphabet flower art journal where I add a new page every now and then. The goal is to have a finished journal with one flower page for every letter of the alphabet. The Paint-A-Flower and Build-A-Flower monthly collections are perfect for this year round project so I keep using these sets and hope I will have a set for every letter!
Here are some close-up photos of the project that I made for today! Check the video above for a step by step tutorial on how I put together my layout.
For the background I used Altenew shimmer sprays and although it’s hard to catch on the photos, it’s shinny and gorgeous in real life.
The layers that you stamp one on top of the other to put the flower together really makes it dimensional but I also added some black sketchy lines with my marker and some white highlights. Details like that bring the whole project together.
For extra visual texture I used a stencil and sprays over it as well as stamping and splashing on the background.
I also added washi tape strips that always bring something extra on a page and I combines different colors and designs to make it more interesting.
On all my pages I add the name of the flower with the first letter big and bold, to make a statement. This is an alphabet art journal after all!
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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 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 Card blog on 04/09/2020. So make sure to leave a comment along the way!
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I know it’s going to be a good day when I open my email and see I’m going to have coffee with a video from Vicky! This may become one of my favorite flowers.
This layout is absolutely beautiful!
This is the first time I have heard of a Torch Ginger flower,,,and your use of it is lovely.
Fabulous projects, love all the colors and layering!
Great mixed media result! I so love this set.
This is a flower that I know nothing about, but I will google it to learn more, It ‘s gorgeous as you used it here on your journal page. Looking into your flower journal is a good way to be inspired for the day!
Beautiful display. Love the torch ginger design.
beautiful flower! I like that you are making a book of all the flowers for the year.
I love your journal page very pretty stamp set
Vicky, your journal page is beyond beautiful in that mixed media style. The detail in this stamp set is brilliant. Just the glimpse I saw of your journal whet my appetite to try mixed media. I’ve always liked the look of it, but haven’t ventured into that field. I think that’s going to have to change after seeing your video. Thanks so much!
Your journal page is quite beautiful. I love the way you added the T and words in white boxes.
Very simple but elegant page layout. Love the ink choices on the flower.
Love your art journal page, Vicky! Thanks for the video. I have never heard of a torch ginger flower before, but it certainly is pretty.
This stamped set is gorgeous and your flower art journal is inspiring. I have just started making cards and paper crafting about four months ago and enjoy this medium as an outlet for my creativity. I have been making cards for my entire team at work to celebrate their birthdays, anniversaries and accomplishments. I don’t own anything from Altenew yet but this flower set is on my list now. Thank you for sharing your ideas and art!
This is beautiful..love the idea
Wow, what a cool way to use this stamp set!
Wow! Absolutely stunning!! You are so creative
and talented. I’d love to do a journal like this.
Oh how I love your videos – always a great way to start my morning or at the end of my day. Thank you so much for something to look forward to during this tough time. Stay safe. Be well.
From the US – California
Another beautiful art journal page. Such a cool flower!
What a beautiful page! I love the idea of making a flower art journal. Terrific video, too.
Love this flower. I have never heard of this not sure if we have it in the USA.
I love this flower and your idea of doing a flower journal is awesome!
Gorgeous…..! Made my day….!!!Always look forward to your videos.
Vicki, I’m always impressed by your art journal pages! I love the colors, layers and texture you create. Well done!
Beautiful set. And looks versatile!
Wow! Such a beautiful page. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
What a fun idea and alphabet flower art journal! Love your T page!
Fantastic page . Love your videos. Be healthy and be safe.
une superbe page j’aime beaucoup les contrastes de ce magnifique fond et de cette fleur merci de ce beau partage belle soirée Geneviève de France
An incredible journal page, great colors, amazing layout. Fantastic video. Thank you.
This is beautiful.
I’ve never heard of a Torched Ginger so when I saw the subject line of your email I thought you were talking about your cat and panicked!!!!!! Whew! It’s a flower!!!!! I love your background and seeing you work on your flower art journal. Beautiful. This morning I continued working on a new mixed media project, threw my back out somehow and had to stop and rest. At least I can rest watching YOU create!!! Can’t wait to get back to my project — a home decoration (photos of myself as a little girl). Thanks for keeping me company for a little while!!!!
Beautiful product Vicky!
Beautiful art journal page with your lovely work! Altenew’s BAF sets are so wonderful; this one was a new-to-me flower.
I just love this flower. It is unlike any of the other Altenew flower sets. Your project is very artsy/cool.
What a beautiful page! I always love to watch you add to your flower journal! I like how you cut letters out of the word strips- great idea!
Awesome layout! I love watching and listening to your making art!!!!
I just love watching you create your beautiful pages!!!
So inspiring and relaxing. You are truly gifted.
Like so many other viewers , I had not heard of Torch Ginger before. I do like and the colors you used were just perfect. Thank You.
Love your flower journal and this flower is gorgeous .
I love the idea of your flower journal
Beautiful flower design and great blog
What a gorgeous journal!
This is gorgeous! I love the way you used this. Thank you for sharing.
Lovely journal page–what a lovely flower! Great job Vicky!
Your creativity is always inspiring. Love the journal idea. This flower is new to me as well. Thank you for the inspiration.
Your page is so gorgeous and what an fabulous idea to make a journal with
different flowers from A-Z on them. Love it x
Love your journal pages with the BAF releases. Your beautiful flowers inspired me to subscribe to the Build a Flower. Thank you for sharing.
Gorgeous journal page. I love all the little extras on this page.
I love your flower journal, such a unique idea and your art journal pages are some of my favourite. The dimensional look that you achieved with this flower is amazing. Thank you for sharing your awesome talent. Take care
I LOVE your background and this beautiful Torch Ginger BAF for your flower art journal is one of my faves. Thanks for another awesome video!
Vicky, I love your flower journal. This one was really pretty.
Another gorgeous flower page! Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Stay safe, stay healthy.
Fabulous Art Journal entry Vicky! Love this new Torch Ginger FAB set, thanks for the inspiration!
I have been really enjoying your flower journal pages they are absolutely gorgeous!
Incredible journal page! I LOVE the BIG T and the words!
Carla from Utah
AMAZING!! Beautiful addition to your flower journal!
Beautiful! What an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your talent!
Talk about “Beyond Beautiful”, Vicky, this is stunning!!!
Love the beautiful journal page you made with the torch ginger Build-a-Flower set. The colors you chose are wonderful.
I’m always inspired by your coloring techniques!
This is so impressive. I love how you put everything together for this lovely page for your book.
Again AMAZING page. So vibrant WOW . Love e the stamp set also.
I have enjoyed watching you add pages of flowers to your flower journal. The Torch Ginger is one of the prettiest pages so far. Love the additions you made to the stamped image with the extra black lines and the white gel pen highlights.
Your art journal pages are so creative! Love your videos – so full of inspiration!
The page is gorgeous. the flower is so
life-like. thanks for sharing
Such a creative project, I love seeing unique ideas like this!
This flower looks beautiful on your journal pages! I had never heard of a Torch Flower before now!
Love this! I also really like the idea of using the alphabet as an art journal topic. I’m always looking for ideas because I have so many projects and ideas, but when I get to the point of sitting down to start, I don’t know what to do. Thanks for the inspiration!
This stamp set is stunning, as is your art journal page. Love the washi tapes!
Gorgeous journal page. Love the yellow background with that beautiful torch ginger. ♥
Gorgeous journal! Love the colors and the beautiful flower design!
Love the stamp set but your talent really makes it super special!
Great video. I loved watching you adding all the beautiful layers and details which created a beautiful scene for the gorgeous ginger.
I’m enjoying the flower journal pages. Heading over to watch the video to see how it’s done.
I just love your layout. Beautiful!
Vicky, another fabulous flower page to your journal! Love your creative process. Ever inspiring talented artist!
Gorgeous! I love this beautiful Torch Ginger. I’ve said this before but it bears repeating — your posts always inspire me to start an art journal. This period of self isolation may be the perfect time to get started!
This is a gorgeous page, and my first introduction to this company! I saw your YouTube video, then went right to the company website and started shopping! It’s all so great I can”t decide what to get, but for sure the washi tapes you used at least. I wish I could get it all!
Beautiful! Love Altenew floral stamps & dies!
Beyond beautiful, Vicky! Love all the attention to the details, which makes this page extra special. Another gorgeous page for this fun flower book!
This is lovely! I am a big fan of your A Year in Flowers series. I recently made my first art journal page inspired by your videos and it was fun!
Howdy Ms. Vicky, I love how you used all of the layers in Altenew’s Build-a-Flower – Torch Ginger stamp set. Your color choices are brilliant. Love your work.
Wonderful journal page ! Love it!
Another beautiful page for your flower journal! Love watching your videos
Gorgeous journal page! I love how the bloom pops on your page and the amazing details in the background.
Your floral art journal is gorgeous!
Yay!! Another page for the alphabet flower journal! I’ve SO enjoyed watching you build this! Thank you for sharing your talents! ??
What a stunning layout! And the depth of your colors is superb.
Gorgeous art journal! Loved the video!!!
I just fell in love with the art journal! Beautiful. Need to learn about “splashing”. That flower is so beautiful, do love the added highlights! Thanks for the inspiration and please stay safe and healthy!
Beautiful contrast with your colors. Love the page!
Gorgeous page! Such lovely design details and I love the bold black outlining of the bloom.
Great idea for a journal! I love the colors and textures on this page.
This is so pretty!
Hi Vicky from Luxemburg, Wisconsin. I love your cards so much. You absolutely inspire me with the beauty you make. Thank You so much for sharing.
Beautiful page. Love your idea of making an alphabet flower art journal.
Wow! The flower, stem and leaf stand out so beautifully against the awesome background!! <3
Oh, wow!! This looks amazing!!! Love the giant “T” to really draw attention to the flower name.
Hi Vicky! I love this journal and I always look forward to the videos, so awesome!
Such a wonderful layout!! I love all the details you added.
Enjoyed knowing your thought process of creating the page and loved you added white for shading, nice tip!
This is a gorgeous piece of mixed media. I love the background. The extra inkling with the pens sure do make a difference. The flower is lovely.
I love you various journals and have the supplies to start one, but don’t know where to start! This flower journal has inspired me to start my own flower journal with all of the stamps I’ve acquired from Altenew. Beautiful work as always.
Nice coloring! I like your idea of having a journal like that, and having the first letter of the flower name really big. Fun!
Love your design and the colours!
Love your project!!
Beautiful! What is the white cut out stuff?
Beautiful! What is that white cut out scruff?