Thursday, December 30, 2010

Love in the New Year (Thursday's Dream Schemes)

I like to think that Spring is just around the corner, even though New Year's Day 2011 is only two days away. These beautiful lovebirds (stencil LL3011) were stenciled by Elaine Benedict in the name of Love (stencil LG697). The birds were paste embossed with the regular embossing paste using the hinge technique. After they were dry she repositioned the clean stencil on top of the pasted image and stenciled the lovebirds with a variety of pigment and metallic inks. She started with a yellow green and then shaded with a darker color of kelly green on the lower half of the image. The yellow beaks and black eyes were shielded with the Picasso stencil shield (LL332), so that the the breasts and heads could then be stenciled bright red. The word "love" was paste embossed with the metallic gold paste and while it was still wet just a bit of gold glitter was added.

As we move into 2011 Dreamweaver will be presenting fifteen new designs. These lovebirds and the tole heart I posted a couple of weeks ago are now ready for purchase. Please feel free to play along with our Thursday's Dream Schemes. The sidebar at the right has all of the Dream Team's names so be sure to head out and see what Love in the New Year is posted on their Dream Schemes. And then leave some love in the comments section of their postings, it is what we live for...Love!

5 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful. The coloring of the birds is perfect. Tell Elaine I LOVE IT! I hope you and your family have a Happy New Year!!!

Kristi said...

This is lovely and refreshing! Happy New Year!

Terrece said...

WOW! Elaine did a beautiful job stenciling the birds. I love this new stencil. I'm going to have to try it with the colors Elaine used.

Pam Hornschu said...

Wonderful card, Elaine! Love the colorful birds.

Moser said...

Great stencil and aweome card by Elaine. Loved the theme so I just had to play along: www.2ndchildhood.typepad.com

Have a great new year. Looking forward to seeing all the new Dreamweaver stencils!

Cherylynn

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