A year in flowers – Iris

Welcome to a fun blog hop! Altenew has released a new Paint A Flower stamp set and this time it’s Iris! Love it and I just had to use it for my alphabet flower art journal. A new watercolor set along with watercolor paper pads have also been released and we celebrate with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

For today’s art journal page I used watercolors and the new Iris stamp set. Remember anything works for an art journal and watercolor is perfect! Check the video above for a step by step tutorial on how I made my page. Here are some close – up photos on different areas of the layout!

supplies & promotion

2 days only! Receive a FREE Watercolor Brush – Large(value $4.99) with every order of Watercolor Essential Set from 3/22/2020 at 12:01 am EDT until 3/23/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last. The free gift will be added to cart automatically.

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

Full Release
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Paint-A-Flower: Iris
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Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set
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Watercolor Paper Set (A2 loose sheets)
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Watercolor Paper Pad (9″x 12″)
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Positivity Washi Tape
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Morning Glory Palette Washi Tape
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Gold Foil .5 inch Washi Tape
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Embossing Ink
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Classic Alphabet Die Set
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Wavy Grid Stencil
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Embossing Paste
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology TYPOGRAPHY…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology BIG CHAT…
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Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz -…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Non-Stick…
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WOW DUAL SPEED HEAT TOOL WZHT-USA
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Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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giveaway

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 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 below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 03/31/2020.

blog hop list

Altenew Card Blog
Vicky Papaioannou
LauraJane
Virginia Lu
Nathalie DeSousa
Ashlea Cornell
Caly Person
Therese Calvird
Norine Borys
Lilith Eeckels
Emily Midgett
Laurie Willison
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Svitlana Shayevich
Nicole Watt
Maryam Perez
Amber Rain Davis
Mindy Eggen
Sveta Fotinia
Jaycee Gaspar
Kymona Tracey
The Hedgehog Hollow
Agnieszka Malyszek

 

73 Comments

  1. Vivi Brown said:

    Very nice.

    March 22, 2020
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  2. Jennifer Taylor said:

    Fantastic layout. Love the watercoloring on the Iris.

    March 22, 2020
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  3. Sue D. said:

    What a beautiful journal page… awesome colors and design!!

    March 22, 2020
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  4. Brenda Johnson said:

    I love this video. I’m just learning to watercolor and not an artist but you do such a great job showing us how. Thank you.

    March 22, 2020
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  5. Oti Martinez said:

    Love your page. Always look forward to seeing work.

    March 22, 2020
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  6. Shirley Desrochers said:

    I love the journal page you made. It is absolutely gorgeous!

    March 22, 2020
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  7. Nana Griffin said:

    So very pretty.

    March 22, 2020
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  8. Lauryne Cunningham said:

    Wow! Beautiful! I love the textured background and all the gorgeous colors! Thank you for the watercoloring tips!

    March 22, 2020
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  9. NatQuebec said:

    Such a beautiful watercoloring ! Thanks for the video

    March 22, 2020
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  10. barbara lassiter said:

    Just watching you paint is a mini-watercolor class! This Iris set is gorgeous and your journal page is so beautiful.You were the one who inspired me to order the disc punch for creating the disc bound journals and I love it. I have the 36 pan watercolor set from Altenew and it’s a favorite go-to for creating watercolor cards. I love the texture on this page and I was curious how it would hold up with watercolor. Obviously it’s fine. 🙂 Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    March 22, 2020
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  11. Debbie F. said:

    What a beautiful background! The pastel colors with the texture paste give such a soft spring time effect. And that Iris!!!! Beautiful color! I have an iris stamp that I’ve worked with using pencils and it is SO challenging to color. As I was watching you paint, I realized it might be easier to emboss and paint it. Will have to give it a try. Thank you so much for the video. Crafting is helping to save my sanity during these challenging times. May you stay healthy and safe. P.S. Thank you for leaving in all the painting. Watching you paint was relaxing to me!!! Thanks for helping to lower the anxiety I’m experiencing!!!!!! Better than medication!!!!!!!

    March 22, 2020
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  12. Jade said:

    What a pretty journal page! Thank you for the video.

    March 22, 2020
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  13. Kailash said:

    Beautifully done! Love the texture on the background!

    March 22, 2020
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  14. Kelly W. said:

    Hi Vicky! Your art journaling pages are some of my very favorite creations that you make! You’ve introduced me to several new products on this one. I love this floral image and the texture from the paste and stencil add a lot! So very pretty!!!

    March 22, 2020
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  15. Jan said:

    Very pretty. Thank you for sharing

    March 22, 2020
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  16. Carol Engler said:

    Nice Journal page, great colors!

    March 22, 2020
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  17. Kristine Boydstun said:

    Thank you for sharing this! I can’t wait to my subscription to arrive! As always, the texture that you use always inspires me to experiment with my supplies!

    March 22, 2020
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  18. Carolyn R said:

    Love your Iris colors. They are such a beautiful flower.

    March 22, 2020
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  19. BECCA YAHRLING said:

    How very beautiful! Love the mixed media style.

    March 22, 2020
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  20. Thanks for the great inspiration. I love your flower series and this is such a great addition to it!

    March 22, 2020
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  21. Rita Damiani said:

    Another great project Vicki. Love your Iris and your monthly flower journal pages. Such a wonderful idea. Thank you for brightening my day.

    March 22, 2020
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  22. Sheri Kempke said:

    Thanks Vicky for sharing your wonderful work. Love this new iris stamp set!

    March 22, 2020
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  23. Brenda L. Kuder said:

    Beautiful! I always love your work!

    March 22, 2020
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  24. Melissa Hoffman said:

    Gorgeous, as always. All of your videos are fantastic but I especially enjoy the journal videos! Thank you for the inspiration and education!

    March 22, 2020
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  25. Lynn BLANCHARD said:

    Thank you for such good ideas. Love mixed media and will add to some of my projects. Love the new set and your use of it.

    March 22, 2020
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  26. Delia Wilkes said:

    Beautiful page Vicky. Absolutely love this new stamp set and the amazing tips and techniques you share with us. So many great ideas to try. Thank you.

    March 22, 2020
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  27. Caroline said:

    My deep purple iris bulbs are blooming in my front yard now. They are over 50 years old, coming from my childhood home, planted by my mother. This watercolor page is lovely and I definitely see this set in my future.

    March 22, 2020
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  28. Sharon Gullikson said:

    How pretty your Irises are. I am so in love with the colors.

    March 23, 2020
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  29. Anna Edwards said:

    Truly beautiful.

    March 23, 2020
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  30. Sue D said:

    Pretty colors and texture. I love irises.

    March 23, 2020
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  31. Angela Person said:

    Gorgeous stamp set! I am so excited about this new paint of the month flower.

    March 23, 2020
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  32. Deb Tilton said:

    a paint of the month flower just sounds fun! love those iris flowers, one of my favorites

    March 23, 2020
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  33. Barbara Koppelman said:

    I love the background for this card!

    March 23, 2020
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  34. Heather Mills said:

    This is so beautiful!! The irises are gorgeous and the layout/background you created show them off perfectly!

    March 23, 2020
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  35. Meghan Kennihan said:

    This is gorgeous! I LOVE your mixed media! BEAUTIFUL iris!

    March 23, 2020
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  36. Penny J. Douphinett said:

    Gorgeous, I love your page! TY!

    March 23, 2020
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  37. Beth Fralix said:

    What a Brilliant background! I Love the Iris Paint a Flower set!! Watercolours & Iris=Absolutely Gorgeous!! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you all!!

    March 23, 2020
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  38. Liz O. said:

    Very pretty Art Journal entry Vicky! Love this new PAF set! Thanks for sharing!

    March 23, 2020
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  39. Mary Kelly said:

    Beautiful page Vicki – love all the extra details you add to make it perfect.

    March 23, 2020
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  40. Dorothy A said:

    What a beautiful card. So many different techniques. Thank you for the video!

    March 23, 2020
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  41. Tammy Hanson said:

    Amazing color and textures on this card.

    March 23, 2020
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  42. Beth Fralix said:

    Gorgeous Texture in your background & lovely colours! I Love the Iris Paint a Flower set!! Watercolours & Iris=Absolutely Gorgeous!! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you all!!

    March 23, 2020
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  43. Jenny N said:

    Beautiful art journal page and a beautiful new stamp set.

    March 23, 2020
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  44. Savannagh Kacey said:

    Your video was a welcome addition to my StayAtHome Day. Although there was more cleaning I could have done around the house I was totally uninspired with drudgery and so happy to watch you add to your art journal. Thanks so much!

    March 23, 2020
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  45. Nelya said:

    Pretty! It works so well with the soft background.

    March 23, 2020
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  46. Inkin' Chickie said:

    Wonderful use of the stamp to create another page. I will have to look through the post for the start of the flower book series.

    March 23, 2020
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  47. Linda BL said:

    The Iris is the perfect addition to your year in flowers journal. Love the textured background with the color of the irises. Love to watch you watercolor !

    March 23, 2020
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  48. Rose Johnson said:

    I adore all your art journals but especially the flower series. Would love to try this new watercolor palette!

    March 23, 2020
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  49. Patti Golub said:

    GORGEOUS AS ALWAYS. I can watch you create all day.

    March 23, 2020
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  50. Carol McCready said:

    Fantastic journal page. I love that new iris,

    March 23, 2020
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