For the petals, I had yellow on the shuttle and red on the ball, did direct tatting to begin with and then Victorian sets. I might have known about direct tatting before I read muskaan's blog, but her regular use of the technique was definitely an influence.
I'm pleased with the stamens. They had me puzzled, how was I going to do the bits at the end? Early this morning I thought of Jane Eborall's alien, of tat it and see fame, and wondered if I could use a twisted picot to achieve the look I wanted. I could, it worked!
The pattern needs some refinement, but it's recognisable. Here's a picture of a flame lily in my garden: