Tuesday, May 04, 2021

The Flower Challenge #56

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of The Flower Challenge #56.  The challenge is to use your 
favourite flower.  That can be a tough one.  I love lots of flowers, but my most favourite is the Stargazer Lily.  The image above is a Tiger Lily (Penny Black), but I watercoloured it in the Stargazer colours.  I love the shades of bright pink and the fragrance is amazing. 

I stamped the lily in black ink, clear heat embossed and watercoloured with distress inks and zig markers.  I then fussy-cut.  

I used a embossing folder stamping background from my stash.  This was done with a woodgrain embossing folder (Sizzix - retired) and Distress Inks Picked Raspberry and Gathered Twigs.  I die-cut a square aperture (My Favorite Things - retired) on the card front and secured my lily with the bottom stem inside the aperture, with the rest of the flower outside.  A simple sentiment (Trust Me Builder - Penny Bloom) was stamped in black to finish the card.

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We are excited to have BozenA (ArtCardBox) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see the beautiful flower cards from our Designers, and wonderful Guest Designer BozenA.

Our challenge is open until April 25th.  Come play along!


Stamps:  Tiger Lily, Trust Me Builder (both from Penny Black)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Gathered Twigs, Kitsch Flamingo, Candied Apple (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories:   Woodgrain embossing folder (Sizzix - retired), water mister, clear embossing powder, heat tool, waterbrush, Stitched Square die (MFT - retired)

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18 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

Really lovely, Loll! Look at you and this fabulous 'makeover' to create your favorite! You are so clever, my friend!
=]

Julie B said...

I love your star gazer lily Loll, one of my faves too. The soft woodgrain texture looks fab as a background. :)

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! This is really gorgeous, Loll! I love how you adapted the Tiger Lily for the Stargazer by using just the right color palette and your woodgrain frame is perfect! Another really beautiful card! xx

Mac Mable said...

Great texture from the woodgrain embossing folder and WOW to the stargazer Lilly, which looks amazing Loll x.

Nstiz said...

How striking this is in your stargazer colors. I love the woodgrain background with the hint of pickled raspberry in it. So perfect for this image. Beautiful layout too.

Bonnie said...

Your lily is GORGEOUS, my friend! I feel like I should be able to smell it! Love the woodgrain frame that sets it off beautifully!

Aileen said...

Beautiful design, love the lilly and the background with just a touch of the same colour, perfect finish xx Aileen

Robyn Oliver said...

Loll, your Lily card is just gorgeous...the woodgrain window with the bright pink lily peeping out is fabulous.... and oh they are a favourite of mine too..well one of my favs... I've just dug up all my red lilies along the back fence and thinned them and replanted about 80.. so I'm hoping for a lovely show later this year. hugs Robyn
ps my 3rd birthday winners stamp has arrived safely, thank you

Susan said...

Beautiful!! You turned the Tiger Lily into a perfect Stargazer Lily. Love the background with the different colours in the wood.

nancy littrell said...

Love your embossing folder background for your Gorgeous stamped and watercolored star gazer Lily flower, my friend. Your lily is Stunning and I can just smell the beautiful scent. TFS your favorite flower, Lolly. TFS Love and Hugs..Nancy

My Paper Epiphany said...

Spectacular bloom framed beautifully! I love that the woodgrain colours have a touch of pink to match:)

Marcia Hill said...

I love all types of lilies, and your Stargazer Lily is GORGEOUS Loll! Your water coloring is beautiful and I can just imagine the smell from here. Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Pat said...

That inked embossing folder woodgrain background is just great with your beautifully watercoloured lily Loll, and I have to say they are the loveliest of flowers with a wonderful scent, and you have captured the look of the Stargazer lily perfectly, and the black embossing shows it off perfectly. x

HilaryJane said...

That background looks stunning and I love how the flower is coming out of the frame and it's gorgeous vibrant colour - stunning xx

Cardsncraftsnyc said...

Lily is also one of my favorite flowers . I love your card so much.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Loll, I googled the difference between Stargazer Lily and Tiger Lily. (That goes to show how much I'm ignorant of nature...) Anyway, now I know the difference, and your Stargazer Lily is so lovely! The shades of bright pink are so beautiful with the shiny black outlines. And I love the woodgrain front window panel as much as the Lily. I've never thought of using pink ink for the woodgrain texture. That's unexpected and it makes the card so special!
Hideko xx

TK said...

Gorgeous! Oh I do love this beautiful lily and background!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Loll, this is one beautiful Tiger Lily, love the intense color on it, you can almost smell the delicious fragrance.
Fabulous fussy cutting too, and the woodgrain background frames it beautifully.
Awesome card, Teammie.
Stay healthy and safe.
XO