Sunday, December 9, 2012


Written by Gwenda on December 10th 2012
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Font of choice – I used A&S Christmas Script, found

Scrapkit is a Pay to Use kit called Hypnotic Serenity by Nika of Devilish Designz.
Thank you Nika for this fantastic kit! This one has some incredible elements, far too many to do justice to in one tag
You can purchase this kit

Tube of choice. I used New Year 2012 by Keith Garvey. You can purchase these great tubes from Keith’s store

Mask of choice – I used OMask046 LT.
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 800 x 700
Fill white.

Layers – new raster layer.
Selections – select all. Paste Paper 2 into selection.
Apply mask OMask0461 LT
In layers palette, merge group.
Effects – edge effects – enhance.
Drop opacity to about 80.

Element 92 (leaf scatter) – Mirror. Position in top right corner

Element 40 (steps) – Slide to the bottom of your tag.

Element 8 (ruins) – Resize 80%.
Sharpen. Slide down to sit over the 2nd step.

Element 38 (grasses) – Position above element 92 layer in the top right corner.
Sharpen. Duplicate, and resize 60%. Move this to the left and down.
Dropshadow both.

Element 97 (palm) – Resize 80%. Sharpen and position in bottom left corner, just above the larger grasses layer.
Duplicate – mirror, and move up a bit. Make sure both Element 97 layers sit between the two element 38 (grasses) layers.
Dropshadow both.

Element 56 (branch) – Paste above steps layer, and slide to the right so it is sitting near bottom step.
Sharpen. Erase stalk on the left a bit.
Duplicate – mirror.
Dropshadow both.

Element 11 (candle) – Resize 30% and position on the steps to the right.
Sharpen. Duplicate, and move down a bit.
Dropshadow both.

Tube – Position and Dropshadow.

Element 15 (Plant) – Resize 50%. Position to the right, above Element 8 (ruins) layer.
Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror.
Dropshadow both.

Element 37 (blue flowers) – Resize 30%. Sharpen.
Paste above element 15 on right, and slide flowers slightly left.
Duplicate – mirror, and move to desired position.
Dropshadow both.

Element 82 (vine) – Resize 30% then 70%. Sharpen, and position in the right side gap in the ruins.
Duplicate – mirror and move as desired.
Dropshadow both.

Element 2 (cream flowers) – Resize 25%. Sharpen and position over right side vine.

Element 67 (white flower trail) – Resize 60% then 75% and position above the tube layer, on left side near the bottom.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Element 87 (red flowers) – Resize 25%. Sharpen. Position above the cream flowers.

Element 42 (butterfly) – Resize 20%. Free rotate left 25.
Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror and move into desired position.
Dropshadow both.

Element 83 (bird) – Resize 25%. Sharpen.
Duplicate – mirror and move into desired position.
Dropshadow both.

Add any other embellishments of choice.
Resize if desired.
Add copyright and name

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