Sunday, October 14, 2012


Written by Gwenda on October 14th 2012
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Font of choice – I used 1 Calligrapher, found

Scrapkit is a Pay to Use kit called Pick Your Poison by Nika of Devilish Designz.
Thank you Nika for letting me play with your gorgeous kits! Several different colour schemes in this one.
You can visit Nika’s site and purchase this kit

Close up tube of choice. I used Black Masquerade by Maxine Gadd. I bought this tube at PTE, but you can now find these awesome tubes

Mask of choice – I used OMask011 LT1-1.
I’m not sure where I got this mask, so I have supplied it. Please let me know if this is yours, and I will either remove, or supply credits.

New canvas 700 x 700
Fill white.

Layers – new raster layer.
Selections – select all. Paste Paper 12 into selection.
Apply mask OMask011 LT1-1
In layers palette, merge group.
Stretch mask to all edges.

Frame 3 - Resize 90% and paste in the  centre of your canvas.

Frame 1 - Resize 80%. Sharpen.

Set foreground colour to #5e804d and background to #ead7a7
Make background gradient angle 45 with 3 repeats.

Click inside Frame 1 with magic wand. Selections - modify - expand 4
Layers - new raster layer. Fill with gradient
Effects – texture effects – weave with settings 2   8   5 both colours black.

Tube -  Position tube above Frame 1
Duplicate, and move one copy below Frame 1 (above gradient).
Dropshadow top tube, and carefully erase the bottom so it appears she is coming out of the frame.

Element 42 (grass) – Resize 80%.
Position above mask layer on left. Duplicate, and drag to the right.
Merge both copies together

Element 29 (branch) – Resize 60%.
Position above top tube on the bottom right.

Element 40 (bottle) – Resize 40% and position to the left.
Duplicate. Resize 85% and move further left.
Dropshadow both.

Element 35 (leaves) - Resize 40%. Sharpen. Paste bottom right.
Duplicate – mirror – flip, and move to the right and down a bit.
Dropshadow both.

Element 45 (flower) - Resize 30% and position on right.
Duplicate – mirror – flip. Resize 85% and move to the right and down a bit.
Dropshadow both.

Element 21 (green lilies) - Resize 30%. Paste under the bottles.
Free rotate left 90.
Duplicate – mirror, and move to the left.
Sharpen & dropshadow both

Element 32 (mushroom) - Resize 20% and position above the bottles.
Duplicate – mirror. Resize 80% and move back to the left.
Dropshadow both.

Element 43 (dark leaves) – Resize 30%
Position beneath the larger flower (element 45).
Duplicate – flip. Free rotate left 30, and in layers palette, move this to sit above the larger flower.
Duplicate this copy again. Mirror, and move to the right.
Sharpen & Dropshadow all three.

Element 3 (butterfly) - Resize 20% then 80%. Paste as top layer.
Free rotate left 30.

Add any other embellishments of choice.

Crop & resize if desired.

Add copyrights and name.

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