Name this Flower

Monday, January 7, 2013

What's in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet.
Shakespeare

I am turning to you, dear reader, with a burning question. What is this flower?

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I’m in a quandary, see. I’m no flower expert, so I’d like to say it’s a rose, since the other stamps on this set appear to be roses. But I’m probably wrong and I would love someone to set me straight.

So leave me a comment, what do you think? Is it a rose or something else?

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Even without a name, this flower looks lovely in Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays. I used Poinsettia Red Gold and Green with Envy Green. Instead of spraying the colors directly onto my paper, I squirted a bit onto a paint palette and used a watercolor paintbrush to apply the color just where I wanted. I used Cocoa and Cashmere ink from CTMH to add shadows and soften the background for that watercolor look. A dab of gold embossing powder in the center adds some metallic shimmer.

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25 comments:

Allisa said...

I can't wait to see your responses! I had this same discussion with my spouse.....no flower experts in my household either! I almost think it looks like the flowers on a Magnolia tree. I suppose it could be a different type of rose though! Your card is gorgeous, regardless of the type of flower!

Amy White said...

I am not a flower expert, but I think it looks like a wild rose. My parents had wild roses growing in their backyard that looked just like this, although, they were bright pink.

Amy White said...

BTW, beautiful card!

My Creations with Michelle said...

I was thinking the same thing when I first used the stamp too, then I remembered my grandmother's wild rose bush. I'd say, wild rose!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

I'm in with a wild rose or old fashion rose. Such a pretty card, Tresa.

Crystal R. said...

Yes, that is definitely a wild rose. I love the simplicity of those way more than an actual rose.

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jeanine mayden said...

it is a wild rose. and some of the knockout roses look like this too.

stampmom said...

I agree in my limited knowledge of horticulture that it looks like a wild rose... made more beautiful than nature at the hand of the Queen <3

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I also think it is supposed to be a wild rose. I noticed that the other day on someone else's card with that stamp. It's beautiful.

Casandra Bennett said...

Gorgeous. Love the embossing and coloring. Looks like you got some great responses, and when I saw wild rose mentioned so many times, it took me back to the day I mistakenly (at age 6) decided to play hide and seek in Grandma's wild rose bush. Since that day, I have had great respect for roses and their thorns. (Oops.)

Anonymous said...

It's a prarie rose---see North Dakota's state flower.

Queen Bee said...

wild rose or primrose!

Kelley Balzola said...

Love the card and the responses! ;) way to go and start something... LOL

Anonymous said...

I think it's a camelia

purplemel said...

it is a wild rose they smell fab and have great rose hips. They grow in abundance up here

Wendy Coffman said...

Lovely card - and nice to know the answer too!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Card, I in agreement a wild rose!

Bonnie said...

I have to go along with wild rose. Love your card. So pretty!

kimskreations said...

I agree with Wild Rose or Old Garden Rose.
Beautiful card Tresa!!

Lisa P said...

I was going to say a wild rose, also. If you Google it and click on Images you can see a similarity. I believe it is the provincial flower of Alberta.

Pam said...

it is a rose. old fashioned, or wild, as other readers have said. very pretty card!

Debbie May said...

I would have to think it is a rose since it is on the rose stamp set, but the first thing that came to mind when I saw it was a gardenia blossom. We planted one at my Aunt's house in Florida and the blossoms look like this.

Janet McCormick said...

The card is so beautiful! As for the flower, it looks like the Wild Rose, which is the Provincial flower of Alberta, Canada.

Michelle said...

It's a dog rose, they are native to the UK and this hemisphere. They come in a very light pink usually and they are very strongly scented and thorny!

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