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. Deborah Allmon said:

    Love your journal pages with the BAF releases. Your beautiful flowers inspired me to subscribe to the Build a Flower. Thank you for sharing.

    April 2, 2020
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  2. Angela Person said:

    Gorgeous journal page. I love all the little extras on this page.

    April 2, 2020
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  3. Carina Benson said:

    I love your flower journal, such a unique idea and your art journal pages are some of my favourite. The dimensional look that you achieved with this flower is amazing. Thank you for sharing your awesome talent. Take care

    April 2, 2020
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  4. Melissa Friedrich said:

    I LOVE your background and this beautiful Torch Ginger BAF for your flower art journal is one of my faves. Thanks for another awesome video!

    April 2, 2020
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  5. Judy Griffin said:

    Vicky, I love your flower journal. This one was really pretty.

    April 2, 2020
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  6. Another gorgeous flower page! Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Stay safe, stay healthy.

    April 2, 2020
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  7. Liz O said:

    Fabulous Art Journal entry Vicky! Love this new Torch Ginger FAB set, thanks for the inspiration!

    April 2, 2020
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  8. Shawn B said:

    I have been really enjoying your flower journal pages they are absolutely gorgeous!

    April 2, 2020
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  9. Meghan Kennihan said:

    Incredible journal page! I LOVE the BIG T and the words!

    April 2, 2020
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  10. Carla Hundley said:

    Beautifully made.
    Carla from Utah

    April 2, 2020
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  11. Patty A Eifert said:

    AMAZING!! Beautiful addition to your flower journal!

    April 2, 2020
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  12. Patti Nienberg said:

    Beautiful! What an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your talent!

    April 2, 2020
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  13. Beverly Jordan said:

    Talk about “Beyond Beautiful”, Vicky, this is stunning!!!

    April 2, 2020
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  14. Susie Risk said:

    Love the beautiful journal page you made with the torch ginger Build-a-Flower set. The colors you chose are wonderful.

    April 2, 2020
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  15. PENNY F said:

    I’m always inspired by your coloring techniques!

    April 2, 2020
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  16. Nana Griffin said:

    This is so impressive. I love how you put everything together for this lovely page for your book.

    April 2, 2020
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  17. Johann said:

    Again AMAZING page. So vibrant WOW . Love e the stamp set also.

    April 2, 2020
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  18. Linda BL said:

    I have enjoyed watching you add pages of flowers to your flower journal. The Torch Ginger is one of the prettiest pages so far. Love the additions you made to the stamped image with the extra black lines and the white gel pen highlights.

    April 2, 2020
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  19. Rose Johnson said:

    Your art journal pages are so creative! Love your videos – so full of inspiration!

    April 2, 2020
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  20. Mary Holshouser said:

    The page is gorgeous. the flower is so
    life-like. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    April 2, 2020
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  21. Laurie Black said:

    Such a creative project, I love seeing unique ideas like this!

    April 2, 2020
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  22. Patty A Eifert said:

    This flower looks beautiful on your journal pages! I had never heard of a Torch Flower before now!

    April 2, 2020
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  23. Rachel said:

    Love this! I also really like the idea of using the alphabet as an art journal topic. I’m always looking for ideas because I have so many projects and ideas, but when I get to the point of sitting down to start, I don’t know what to do. Thanks for the inspiration!

    April 2, 2020
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  24. Beth Merrill said:

    This stamp set is stunning, as is your art journal page. Love the washi tapes!

    April 3, 2020
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  25. Brandi R said:

    Gorgeous journal page. Love the yellow background with that beautiful torch ginger. ♥

    April 3, 2020
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  26. Denise Bryant said:

    Gorgeous journal! Love the colors and the beautiful flower design!

    April 3, 2020
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  27. Vickey Ezell said:

    Love the stamp set but your talent really makes it super special!

    April 3, 2020
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  28. Christine A said:

    Great video. I loved watching you adding all the beautiful layers and details which created a beautiful scene for the gorgeous ginger.

    April 3, 2020
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  29. Inkin' Chickie said:

    I’m enjoying the flower journal pages. Heading over to watch the video to see how it’s done.

    April 3, 2020
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  30. Laurie said:

    I just love your layout. Beautiful!

    April 3, 2020
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  31. Yvonne Boucher said:

    Vicky, another fabulous flower page to your journal! Love your creative process. Ever inspiring talented artist!

    April 3, 2020
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  32. Cyndi Morris said:

    Gorgeous! I love this beautiful Torch Ginger. I’ve said this before but it bears repeating — your posts always inspire me to start an art journal. This period of self isolation may be the perfect time to get started!

    April 3, 2020
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  33. Mixie Pixie said:

    This is a gorgeous page, and my first introduction to this company! I saw your YouTube video, then went right to the company website and started shopping! It’s all so great I can”t decide what to get, but for sure the washi tapes you used at least. I wish I could get it all!

    April 3, 2020
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  34. laraineR said:

    Beautiful! Love Altenew floral stamps & dies!

    April 3, 2020
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  35. Kathy P. said:

    Beyond beautiful, Vicky! Love all the attention to the details, which makes this page extra special. Another gorgeous page for this fun flower book!

    April 3, 2020
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  36. This is lovely! I am a big fan of your A Year in Flowers series. I recently made my first art journal page inspired by your videos and it was fun!

    April 3, 2020
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  37. kkraftyiam said:

    Howdy Ms. Vicky, I love how you used all of the layers in Altenew’s Build-a-Flower – Torch Ginger stamp set. Your color choices are brilliant. Love your work.

    April 3, 2020
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  38. Iza Malek said:

    Wonderful journal page ! Love it!

    April 4, 2020
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  39. Allison F said:

    Another beautiful page for your flower journal! Love watching your videos

    April 4, 2020
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  40. Dana M said:

    Gorgeous journal page! I love how the bloom pops on your page and the amazing details in the background.

    April 4, 2020
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  41. Kristina said:

    Yay!! Another page for the alphabet flower journal! I’ve SO enjoyed watching you build this! Thank you for sharing your talents! 🇺🇸

    April 4, 2020
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  42. What a stunning layout! And the depth of your colors is superb.

    April 4, 2020
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  43. Fikreta said:

    Beautiful !

    April 4, 2020
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  44. June Swart said:

    Gorgeous art journal! Loved the video!!!

    April 5, 2020
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  45. Carol Wortman said:

    I just fell in love with the art journal! Beautiful. Need to learn about “splashing”. That flower is so beautiful, do love the added highlights! Thanks for the inspiration and please stay safe and healthy!

    April 5, 2020
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  46. Julie said:

    Beautiful contrast with your colors. Love the page!

    April 5, 2020
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  47. Bonnie E. said:

    Gorgeous page! Such lovely design details and I love the bold black outlining of the bloom.

    April 5, 2020
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  48. Kathy Dippner said:

    Great idea for a journal! I love the colors and textures on this page.

    April 5, 2020
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