Monday, May 11, 2009

Oriental Lily

I love Oriental Lilies, in fact they are my favorite flower. I love the way they look and smell. I have some on my table right now, got them for Mother's Day. They haven't opened yet, but I am anticipating that moment. So Here I wait for my pretty flowers to open, so I am inspired to make my own.
This Oriental Lily, aparently also called Mona Lisa is made from the 5th Ave. floral set. I colored part of this lily with regal rose and used my aqua painter to blur the edges. Then I came back in and put speckles all around, which is what they look like. I used my mustard marker to color the stamen. Side note- beware if you have these flowers that the stamen drop pollen and it stains! I recommend using a paper towel to pick them off, it actually makes them last longer as well, so a bonus reason for doing this.

Now once I had this lily colored and cut, I imediately realized these were Kristina Werner's Color Challenge colors- you can find her blog here. Here are the colors she had lined up for this last challenge. I missed the boat here and didn't get my card done in time for the deadline, but that is OK, it was fun to make and I am suprised that I could even put these colors together.

5 comments:

Our Little Inspirations said...

Very pretty card! Love the embossed b/g and how you used the colors. Sophie is a little cutie pie BTW :)
Carol

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow-zers, gorgeous!

ChristineCreations said...

How pretty! What a great use of these colors!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! I love your Oriental lily...fabulous colouring and your card is wonderful!

Jessica said...

Love your lily card! They are my favorite too! :)