art journal | a year in flowers – Crocus

Today I am back with another art journal page, for my “a year in flowers” project. C is for Crocus!

This is part of a blog hop! Altenew is releasing a new “Build-a-flower” stamp set on the 1st of each month and we celebrate this release with lots of inspiration and giveaways. You should have arrived here from Altenew Card Blog. This month the flower is Crocus!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

For my art journal I worked with my gel plate. I did lots of prints for the background as well as for stamping the flowers and leaves.

I worked with my Arteza acrylic paints on this project but in order to add the needed shading to the flowers I did stamp the different layers using my Altenew oval sets.

I always like to add the letter of the flower and the dictionary definition. It adds consistency to my book of flowers, as each page has something similar.

Make sure to check the video above for a step by step tutorial on this art journal project.

supplies, coupon codes & sales

  • There is a Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan available. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly BAF releases and will receive a set each month (stamps & dies) – at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 →$29.99).
  • Shop at Arteza and get 15% OFF when you use the code SUMMER15 (valid only for 2 days).

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

Build-A-Flower: Crocus
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Gel Press 6 x 6 REUSABLE GEL PRINTING…
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Ranger GEL PLATE MEDIUM PRINTING…
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Acrylic Premium Artist Paint Set – 60…
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Deco Wallpaper Stencil
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Embossing Paste
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Classic Alphabet Die Set
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Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
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Joggles DISC BOUND WATERCOLOR 6X6…
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Ranger Ink – Dylusions Mixed Media…
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Me and My Big Ideas – Create 365…
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Me and My Big Ideas – Create 365…
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Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
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prizes

There are many ways to win prizes:

  • To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 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. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/9/2019.

next stop

Your next stop is the super talented Therese Calvird. Happy hopping!

158 Comments

  1. Nana Griffin said:

    Your flowers are lovely.

    June 2, 2019
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  2. What a beautiful page! I’m enjoying seeing you use the gelly plate.

    June 2, 2019
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  3. Donna Goggin said:

    Such a pretty page for your book.

    June 2, 2019
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  4. Diane T. said:

    Such a lovely art journal page using that Crocus .flower set. So beautiful!

    June 2, 2019
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  5. Love your tutorial and art journaling is so therapeutic for me.

    June 2, 2019
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  6. Beverly said:

    Beautiful card, I love the subtle colors and what a great “sentiment” the definition of Crocus.

    June 2, 2019
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  7. Karen Ramsey said:

    I love your flower journal and this crocus page is just beautiful!!

    June 2, 2019
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  8. Jeanne Beam said:

    Beautiful journal page!
    Thanks so much for sharing…

    June 2, 2019
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  9. Carole Effting Lohr said:

    Vicky, your technique for mixing colors adds such an artistic look to this beautiful Crocus collection.

    June 2, 2019
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  10. Pattie Hillenberg said:

    Hi Vicky
    Love your journal…

    June 2, 2019
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  11. Teri Terrific said:

    The crocus is a special sight here in Montana as it brings hope of an end to a long, snowy winter 🙂 I love the page you made today; it is so cheerful. After watching the last video, P for Poppy, and now this one, I couldn’t wait any longer; I ordered a gel plate and the box of Arteza paints! Thank you for inspiring so many with your beautiful artwork.

    June 2, 2019
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  12. Linda BL said:

    Love the brightly colored background and flowers.

    June 2, 2019
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  13. Another lovely flower layout. What a beautiful book you are going to have! Thanks for sharing this with us.

    June 2, 2019
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  14. Ashwini said:

    Lovely art journal; those flowers are beautiful! Thanks so much for inspiration, my hands are itching to do art journaling now!

    June 2, 2019
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  15. Lisa Byers said:

    Amazing painting!! I love the different colors. I have seen a few videos lately using a gel plate. The possibilities are endless with it!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!!

    June 2, 2019
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  16. Brenda Abbott said:

    Vicky, love your Year of Flowers Journal and this page is beautiful. The Crocus against the blue background is gorgeous!

    June 2, 2019
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  17. Leonie Ruane said:

    This page is simply gorgeous.

    June 2, 2019
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  18. Roni said:

    I always enjoy your journal page video tutorials, and the Crocus is another stunning page.

    June 2, 2019
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  19. Dee Earnshaw said:

    wow, stunning work – love how you used this new set:)

    June 2, 2019
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  20. Glenda S Demorest said:

    You are always an inspiration.

    June 2, 2019
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  21. Yvonne Boucher said:

    Thank you Vicky for another beautiful, creative, inspiring tutorial!

    June 2, 2019
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  22. OliveM said:

    Your page is lovely – bright and cheerful.Thank you so much for sharing.

    June 2, 2019
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  23. Sandy Stein said:

    Such beautiful colors. Way to go.

    June 2, 2019
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  24. Cyndi Morris said:

    Your Art Journal Page is stunning! I love this crocus — it’s so unique and beautiful.

    June 2, 2019
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  25. Stacy Cecil said:

    Great idea for a journal. Love the use of the corrugated paper. Tfs.

    June 2, 2019
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  26. Carolyn Powell said:

    Lovely card ideas. Great color usage.

    June 2, 2019
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  27. Joni J. Seith said:

    I love your style! You are very inspiring!!!

    June 2, 2019
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  28. Kristine Boydstun said:

    Gorgeous! I love the colors. Now I need some Arteza acrylic paints!!

    June 3, 2019
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  29. Margarita Navarro-Rivera said:

    I love how your project came together! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

    June 3, 2019
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  30. Diana W said:

    I love your art journal pages. These flowers are so lovely. Thanks for always giving us inspiration!

    June 3, 2019
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  31. Derin Thompson said:

    I love your bright colors

    June 3, 2019
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  32. Mayra Lopez said:

    Wow! So stunning. ❤

    June 3, 2019
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  33. Patty Eifert said:

    beautiful crocuses for your art journal!

    June 3, 2019
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  34. Tracey Landt said:

    Beautiful page Vicky. I am very much enjoying seeing you use the paints on your pages. This crocus flower has such realistic details, it is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing!
    T x

    June 3, 2019
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  35. Carmela Hubler said:

    What vivid colors of your crocus and the beautiful blue background! Stunning card!!

    June 3, 2019
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  36. DJ Doss said:

    What a gorgeous page. I love the colors.

    June 3, 2019
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  37. Beverly Jordan said:

    This is stunning with the bold blue bg!!! Gorgeous card and am loving the new BAF: Crocus set!
    Beverly Jordan
    @jordanbev5 IG

    June 3, 2019
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  38. Lisa A Dantonio said:

    Your art journal of flowers is so beautiful. I am teaching myself art journaling because I love the freeness of creating something that is unique and that is exactly what shows in your art journaling. Thanks for the inspiration Vicky. Keep up the beautiful work that you do and share with all of us.

    June 3, 2019
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  39. Sheila Q said:

    Love your flower journal & of course the altenew floral sets!

    June 3, 2019
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  40. Nina Magdy said:

    Lovely work..
    Big fan 🙂

    June 3, 2019
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  41. Kathrine Parsons said:

    Fabulous ideas as always. Thank you!

    June 3, 2019
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  42. Wow! Vibrant and super beautiful!! Love the art! 🙂

    June 3, 2019
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  43. Marcie Lovett said:

    Another beautiful page! I don’t know how Altenew keeps coming up with more layering stamps, each one is so detailed.

    June 3, 2019
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  44. Kathy P said:

    Love seeing another page in your year of flowers journal…..and the crocuses are just beautiful! Interesting to see you use the gelli plate for this one, a technique I must try! Thanks for the inspiration, Vicky!

    June 3, 2019
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  45. Beth Merrill said:

    I love the happy colors on this page!

    June 3, 2019
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  46. Vicky O said:

    Love the floral pages! So relaxing to watch.

    June 3, 2019
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  47. Loly Borda said:

    Beautiful page Vicky! Thanks for the inspiration!

    June 4, 2019
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  48. Aimee Phillips said:

    What you created is simply beautiful and very colorful. Made me smile saying. Love your background. Great new release.

    June 4, 2019
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  49. Bonnie Eng said:

    Stunning gorgeous colours – I love that brilliant blue, and the addition of the texture!

    June 4, 2019
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  50. Carina Benson said:

    Vicky, I’m really loving your “Year in Flowers journal “. I think it’s absolutely awesome and I do love how you used this gorgeous new stamp set. After watching your last two pages, a gelli plate is definitely on my wish list!

    June 4, 2019
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