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.
- You should have arrived here from the Altenew Card Blog.
- Your next stop is my super talented friend Virginia Lu.
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)
You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel
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.
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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
Your next stop is my super talented friend Virginia Lu.