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. Carla Hundley said:

    This is beautiful!
    Fabulous idea.
    Carla from Utah

    February 2, 2019
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  2. Kathy Ferguson said:

    Vicky: I love your project idea of a flower journal. I hope you share this every month so we can see how it progresses. The mums you created are gorgeous and I love how you used washi tape to make your vase. I look forward to seeing your finished product.

    February 2, 2019
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  3. Shelly said:

    Your talent is amazing! I feel as if u tell a little story with each of your creations! Love and admire your work so much! And this stamp set is gorgeous!!

    February 2, 2019
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  4. Helen F said:

    You vase of flowers is truly gorgeous Vicky! It certainly showcases those amazing new Altnew flowers! Thanks so much for all the helpful hints as well as the great inspiration!

    February 2, 2019
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  5. Isabel Z said:

    What you created is stunning!

    February 2, 2019
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  6. Brenda Abbott said:

    Vicky, you created a gorgeous journal page! I love how it all came together. Would love to see your journal when you are finished with it.

    February 2, 2019
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  7. Judith Valerio said:

    Vicky, I love your work! Wether it’s a card or your art journals, they are all beautiful and so unique. your mums are beautifull, and your vase, washi tape, great idea! I can’t wait for the next flower addition to your journal!

    February 2, 2019
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  8. Sandy Stein said:

    So pretty! Vase is so unique.

    February 2, 2019
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  9. Jeanne Beam said:

    Such a beautiful page! Love the idea of a flower journal.
    Thanks for sharing…

    February 2, 2019
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  10. Angel Gilbert said:

    I am so excited about your new floral art journal, looking forward to seeing you create every page! Beautiful!!!

    February 2, 2019
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  11. Darlene said:

    I love your video’s. I like the idea of leaving off the outline stamp. which gives a different look. You have so many great ideas. and they will work in card making. Your video’s are very inspiring for me and my card making.

    February 2, 2019
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  12. Jennifer K said:

    I loved your video Vicky and I think you art journal is amazing, it is such a fantastic idea, you are so creative! The two pages you have created so far are beautiful, they really are pieces of art! I’d love to do something like that but I wouldn’t know where to begin. Do you ever teach classes on how to do this? I can’t wait to see your next page!!!

    February 2, 2019
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  13. Lois Newport said:

    WOW…another beautiful creation! You make me want to buy every stamp set out there! I love your art journaling projects as well as your cards; Thank you so much for sharing your ideas!

    February 2, 2019
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  14. Kandice J said:

    I love how you used the washi tape for the vase. Very creative! Thanks for sharing!

    February 2, 2019
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  15. Betty said:

    lovely journal cover, Vicky – the washi tape for the vase is perfect with those beautiful flowers!

    February 2, 2019
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  16. Deepa Lakshman said:

    Beautiful cover. These flowers are wonderful.

    February 2, 2019
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  17. Sherry Lesiak said:

    Beautiful bouquet!

    February 2, 2019
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  18. Lisa Moline said:

    I love this page that you added to your flower book! Beautiful! This is such a beautiful stamp set! Thanks for the inspiration!

    February 2, 2019
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  19. Teresa Doyle said:

    This is such a beautiful bloom and I love the way you used the water colour brushes with this set. Vicky, your art journal pages are always so inspiring and this one is no different, I have no doubt in my mind that you with use all of the letters by the years end!

    February 3, 2019
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  20. Jean Marmo said:

    So very pretty! Love how you used it!

    February 3, 2019
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  21. Lisa Byers said:

    I love your use of the Washi tape. The Japanese Blossoms are so beautiful! They are colored wonderfully!! What a fabulous BAF!!

    February 3, 2019
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  22. Annette Reed said:

    What a great, fun project! Your pages are beautiful. I hope you share the whole book when you’re finished. I love the idea of the washi vase. It looks fabulous.

    February 3, 2019
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  23. Sharon Smith said:

    Gorgeous use of these stunning stamps. I love the colors you have chosen for your design

    February 3, 2019
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  24. Jeannie J said:

    Love the colors on the flowers. They really pop. The vase you created is pure genius. One more Altenew set I need to get!

    February 3, 2019
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  25. M. Carmen Rorieguez said:

    Such a pretty flower, I love the colors that you used. Thank you for sharing.

    February 3, 2019
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  26. Yolanda said:

    That’s a lovely idea for a journal. It’s a beautiful page.

    February 3, 2019
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  27. Meghan Kennihan said:

    This is beautiful! I love the gold letter J and of course the colors of the mums! Great design!

    February 3, 2019
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  28. Jan T said:

    Awesome, I love the new stamps!

    February 3, 2019
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  29. Annalisa said:

    I’m very much enjoying this year in flowers series. It gives me lots of interesting ideas for cards, even though you’re doing it in art journal form. Thanks for sharing with us!

    February 3, 2019
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  30. Kitty Tatman said:

    Lovely as always. LOVE your idea for the vase. Just perfect!

    February 3, 2019
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  31. Amy Brown said:

    Beautiful journal page! I love seeing Altenew products on projects like journals and scrapbooking! 🙂

    February 3, 2019
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  32. Mindy Drummond said:

    I never would have thought of a “A year in flowers” journal and I love it!! What a beautiful way to start it, this Japanese Mum set is gorgeous! I love the different colors you used and the washi tape vase is awesome. Thank you for sharing this and for the inspiration, I will be creating one too. ([email protected])

    February 3, 2019
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  33. Kelly Nance said:

    I love your work!

    February 3, 2019
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  34. Dawn Jones said:

    I love your art journals and the idea of a special one just for flowers is wonderful. Can’t wait to see your next flower page.

    February 3, 2019
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  35. Johanna T. said:

    Beautiful Journal Page! What a great idea. I love the vase too (I wouldn’t mind having one of those in my house). Thanks for the inspiration!

    February 3, 2019
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  36. Patty Beers said:

    Beautiful. This looks like a fun thing to do with other stamp themes also. I was thinking Mermaids.

    February 3, 2019
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  37. cyndi morris said:

    Absolutely gorgeous colors. I love this Japanese Mum. I plan to start an art journal soon and this is a wonderful inspiration.

    February 3, 2019
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  38. Donna Wessel said:

    Loved your color combinations and your idea for an A-Z flower journal is inspired.

    February 3, 2019
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  39. Caroline Livermore said:

    Inspirational! What a wonderful way to teach youngsters their botany and alphabet at the same time!

    February 3, 2019
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  40. Ruth Gauss said:

    Wonderful journal cover! I love how you used the washi tape and these big, beautiful blooms are a fabulous way to decorate! Thanks so much for sharing!

    February 4, 2019
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  41. Megan said:

    Your journal is looking great so far, hope you are able to make an entry for each letter of the alphabet. Such interesting techniques you shared for using the layering stamps in different ways, thank you.

    February 4, 2019
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  42. Jenny said:

    Stunning flowers and journal!

    February 4, 2019
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  43. Sharon B said:

    I love the journal theme. Lovely all the way around and using the washi tape was a wonderful touch!

    February 4, 2019
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  44. Karen said:

    Very colorful and Beautiful creative work of art! Love your designs…So Cheerful and Inspiring! Great Work! Well Done!

    February 4, 2019
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  45. Dana M said:

    Gorgeous! These mums make such a fabulous art journal page.

    February 4, 2019
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  46. Heidi Rees said:

    Vicky, such a beautiful project! This flower set has to be my favorite to date!

    February 4, 2019
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  47. Connie Hinkle said:

    Beautiful 😍

    February 4, 2019
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  48. Denaha J Doss said:

    So lovely. I love your coloring. I can’t fussy cut at all so I really admire your talent for that as well. TFS!

    February 4, 2019
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