a year in flowers | torch ginger

A new release, an art journal page and a giveaway today!

This is part of a blog hop as we celebrate the new Build-A-Flower release by Altenew. This month the flower is just stunning, it’s a Torch Ginger!

Build-A-Flower subscription

You can get a monthly subscription plan for the Build-A-Flower collection. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly BAF releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 →$29.99). You can get the set without being a subscriber but without the discount. This subscription always includes the stamp set and the matching dies.

There is also an option to get a 5% discount if you get the bundle that includes the set and the ink cubes.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

I have an alphabet flower art journal where I add a new page every now and then. The goal is to have a finished journal with one flower page for every letter of the alphabet. The Paint-A-Flower and Build-A-Flower monthly collections are perfect for this year round project so I keep using these sets and hope I will have a set for every letter!

Here are some close-up photos of the project that I made for today! Check the video above for a step by step tutorial on how I put together my layout.

For the background I used Altenew shimmer sprays and although it’s hard to catch on the photos, it’s shinny and gorgeous in real life.

The layers that you stamp one on top of the other to put the flower together really makes it dimensional but I also added some black sketchy lines with my marker and some white highlights. Details like that bring the whole project together.

For extra visual texture I used a stencil and sprays over it as well as stamping and splashing on the background.

I also added washi tape strips that always bring something extra on a page and I combines different colors and designs to make it more interesting.

On all my pages I add the name of the flower with the first letter big and bold, to make a statement. This is an alphabet art journal after all!

supplies

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

Build-A-Flower: Torch Ginger – Altenew
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Feeling Dotty Stencil
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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Cherry Blossom Oval Set
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Green Valley Oval Set
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Emerald Gold Washi Tape
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Positivity Washi Tape
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Graph Die Cut Tape
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Pure White Ink Spray
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Sunkissed Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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Warm Sunshine Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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Frayed Leaf Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
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Classic Alphabet Die Set
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Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-ology…
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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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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
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giveaways

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 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 Card blog on 04/09/2020. So make sure to leave a comment along the way!

blog hop order

Altenew Card Blog
Nathalie DeSousa
Vicky Papaioannou
Virginia Lu
LauraJane
Mindy Eggen
Maryam Perez
Kelly Griglione
Nicole Watt

114 Comments

  1. Yvonne Bongle said:

    Hi Vicky from Luxemburg, Wisconsin. I love your cards so much. You absolutely inspire me with the beauty you make. Thank You so much for sharing.

    April 6, 2020
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  2. Sue D said:

    Beautiful page. Love your idea of making an alphabet flower art journal.

    April 6, 2020
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  3. Wow! The flower, stem and leaf stand out so beautifully against the awesome background!! <3

    April 6, 2020
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  4. Heather Mills said:

    Oh, wow!! This looks amazing!!! Love the giant “T” to really draw attention to the flower name.

    April 6, 2020
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  5. Shawn Wenrich said:

    Hi Vicky! I love this journal and I always look forward to the videos, so awesome!

    April 6, 2020
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  6. Amy Martin said:

    Such a wonderful layout!! I love all the details you added.

    April 6, 2020
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  7. MaryH said:

    Enjoyed knowing your thought process of creating the page and loved you added white for shading, nice tip!

    April 6, 2020
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  8. Annette Reed said:

    This is a gorgeous piece of mixed media. I love the background. The extra inkling with the pens sure do make a difference. The flower is lovely.

    April 7, 2020
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  9. Dawn Jones said:

    I love you various journals and have the supplies to start one, but don’t know where to start! This flower journal has inspired me to start my own flower journal with all of the stamps I’ve acquired from Altenew. Beautiful work as always.

    April 7, 2020
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  10. Judy Price said:

    Nice coloring! I like your idea of having a journal like that, and having the first letter of the flower name really big. Fun!

    April 8, 2020
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  11. tina z. said:

    Love your design and the colours!

    April 9, 2020
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  12. Amber P said:

    Love your project!!

    April 9, 2020
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  13. Sandra Penner-Fox said:

    Beautiful! What is the white cut out stuff?

    April 9, 2020
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  14. Sandra Penner-Fox said:

    Beautiful! What is that white cut out scruff?

    April 9, 2020
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