Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Calla or Peace Lily


The Calla Lily. It is not a lily at all. The botanist made a boo boo and it just stuck being called a lily. However, it is a cousin to the Anthurium - a red, heart shaped flower with yellow spike in the center. And what do Calla Lilies and the box jellyfish have in common? Neither need a mate to reproduce! ;)

Here is a lovely painting by Henri Matisse depicting his interpretation of these gorgeous flowers:

by Henri Matisse

The Calla Lily comes in a rainbow of colors. This one started out as a white one, but evolved into lime yellow. It's colored with a strange combination of color pencils, Copic markers and Memento markers. Then I covered it with clear sparkly marker - it glows.

Stamp Set: Elegant Florals by Theresa Momber for GKD, as well as the sentiment in Gina's Stippled Flowers set; Background is MFT Bundles of Flowers
Cardstock: Neenah 110# white and Bazzill lime color
Inks: Gina K. Designs
Crayola and Prismacolor Pencils, Copic and Memento markers
Nuvo Clear Sparkle Marker
Yellow dots by W+9; Oval & scallop dies by Spellbinders; Corner Rounder; ribbon, craft foam layer & glue dots

Thank you for coming by!!!


  1. Rosy, How pretty is your Calla Lily, but after you've schooled us...I can't believe it's not a lily! Education is hard sometimes. Your card is lovely and I'm sure will warm the heart of it's recipient.
    I was just looking at my "Happy Mail" again and again and again and my heart was certainly warmed. It's not very warm here for sure, we have 3 feet of snow and climbing and 10 degrees out right now. Hope Hawaii is being kind (weather wise) to you. Thank you Rosy for your thoughtfulness and friendship. And Lily education!!!

  2. This is so beautiful. I love that this flower can be so many colors. Your color choice is awesome.

  3. Beautiful Calla Lily! (Or whatever...) You have a wealth of knowledge 😉 The colours are uplifting, and I’m sure the recipient will be blessed to receive this lovely card.

  4. This is so lovely, Rosy. Your colors are gorgeous and that background is perfect for your focal image. And the ribbon is the perfect final touch, I think it really makes this card pop!! I just LOVE it!!!

  5. WOW!!! this is so beautiful. Love the colors and the soft background. This will surely bring comfort. Oh, and thanks for the Calla Lilly education.

  6. Very Pretty Rosy. One of my fav flowers

    Hugs from the snowy, cold North, :)


Your kind comments really encourage me a TON! Mahalo nui loa!