art journal | A year in flowers – Japanese Mum

Welcome to a fun blog hop! A new flower stamp has been released by Altenew for their Build-A-Flower collection. It’s the Japanese Mum and it’s gorgeous! It’s a layering stamp set but you can create flowers without using all the layers, or just stamp the outline and color it with your favorite medium. In the video, I demonstrate a few ways to use the stamp set for different results.

We celebrate with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways.

art journal project –  A Year in Flowers

Instead of sharing a card using this stamp I am sharing an art journal page today. Remember if you are a cardmaker you already have everything you need to create lovely pages! This is a page for my “A year in flowers” project. I want to create an alphabet book all the way from A to Z, with flowers on every page. So here is my page for the letter J (Japanese Mum)

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

The flowers were really easy to create by using the stamp set. I used my Altenew watercolor brushes to add color and I went with 3 different color combinations for variation in my bouquet.

I created a quick background with my new distress oxide sprays in no time and I added I little bit of stenciling just for some visual texture. I made sure that my background is subtle as I wanted the flowers to be the focal point.

For the vase I used some Gilded Ombre Washi Tape ( ALTN | SSS | SBC ). I covered a piece of paper and then use my scissors to cut it out and make it look like a vase. I love the golden detail on this washi tape and I did add golden splashes and a gold J to bring everything together. The letter was cut out by using the Classic Alphabet Die Set ( ALTN | SSS | SBC ). I love that font and I will be using this alphabet  through out the whole art journal book.

supplies

Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum — Altenew
[ ALTN ]
Joggles Disc Bound Watercolor Journal…
[ JGG | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray WILTED…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray FADED…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Gilded Ombre Washi Tape
[ ALTN | SSS | SBC ]
Classic Alphabet Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil GRADIENT…
[ SSS ]
Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray
[ ALTN | SSS | SBC ]
Pebeo decoMarker 1.2mm Tip – White…
[ JGG ]
Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
[ SBC | SSS ]
Faber-Castell STAMPER’S BIG BRUSH…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft TRAVEL STAMP…
[ SSS | SBC ]
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
[ SSS | SBC ]

giveaway

There are many ways to win prizes in this blog hop:

  • Leave me a comment below for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. The winner will be announced on my winners page on 2/6/2019
  • Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please read more on Altenew Card Blog
  • There are more giveaways on every stop of the hop

next stop

Your next stop is my super talented friend Virginia Lu.

Happy hopping!

165 Comments

  1. Stacey Kowbel said:

    Beautiful card! Such a lovely design with the vase and flower arrangement!

    February 4, 2019
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  2. Carol Rossouw said:

    This is such a beautiful flower with some lovely sentiments as well. Another BAF beauty! Love the project inspiration too!

    February 4, 2019
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  3. Janie S. said:

    Your journal page is just beautiful. I wish I could color or paint like you do. You really brought that flower to life.

    February 4, 2019
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  4. Marilyn Lynskey said:

    You are really inspiring!

    February 5, 2019
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  5. Marisela Delgado said:

    Fabulous flower

    February 5, 2019
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  6. Peggy M said:

    Love this journal idea! What fun!! Thank you for sharing.

    February 5, 2019
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  7. Anisa said:

    How to come up with such a creativity? Love the art you create.

    February 5, 2019
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  8. Linda R said:

    Great video. Thanks for all the beautiful examples. Your mums are amazing! And, you are going to have an amazing journal.

    February 5, 2019
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  9. Kathleen C. said:

    Thank you for sharing this awesome journal project Vicky! I love to see artists like yourself use the Altenew products in various different ways. The colors look so nice with the washi tape! Just beautiful.

    February 5, 2019
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  10. Viveca V. said:

    I am enjoying your Year in Flowers art journal entries. I loved the hyacinths, and now I’m falling for the Japanese Mums. Thanks for sharing the tips about making your own vase, too.
    Altenew has so many fantastic floral stamps- and when you create with them, it makes me want to add them to my collection because you showcase them so effectively with your wonderful ideas.

    February 5, 2019
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  11. Karen Tarolli said:

    Thank you for the inspiration! I can’t wait to utilize all of my flower stamps.

    February 6, 2019
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  12. Jaclyn said:

    This is beautiful. I think this would be a good way to do a poetry journal as well.

    February 6, 2019
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  13. This is such a beautiful book you are building, I am definitely inspired! I will try these out myself using whatever flowers I have too. Thanks Vicky!

    February 7, 2019
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