Thursday, January 31, 2013


Written by Gwenda on January 22nd 2013
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Font of choice – I used 1 Snappy DNA

This kit is part of a Love Collab, and I have used the kit created by Sheila at Devilish Dezines.
You can purchase this fantastic HUGE collab

Tube of choice. I used Cozy by Keith Garvey.
You can buy Keith’s tubes from his store

Mask of choice – I used one called 0Mask 046. I’m not sure who this belongs to, so if it’s yours, please let me know and I will either remove it, or give you credit for it. You can download it from

Open new raster layer 800 x 800 and fill with white. We will resize later

Layer – new raster layer. Selections – select all. Paste Paper 3 into selection. Deselect.
Apply 0Mask 046. Merge group.
Duplicate mask. Mirror and merge both together.

Element 24 (pink scatter) – Paste above mask layer and slide to top right corner.
Adjust Hue & Saturation – colorize 134  59.
Erase any sticking out to the right.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Frame 1 – Resize 80%. Now we are going to create a new frame using one of the papers.
On frame 1 layer, Selections – select all. Selections – float. Selections – defloat. Layers – new raster layer. Paste Paper 2 into Selections – select all Deselect.
Delete original frame.
Sharpen paper 2 frame. Give inner bevel of choice.

Set foreground to #c5dddd and background to #e9b2b5
Make background gradient angle 45 with 1 repeat.
Click inside frame with magic wand. Selections – modify – expand 6.
Layers – new raster layer. Fill with gradient.
Effects – texture effects – texture. I used one which came with my computer called paper standard.

Tube – Dropshadow

Element 12 (leaves) – Flip. Resize 50% then 80%.
Adjust Hue & Saturation – colorize 134  59.
Paste over Tube layer and slide to the right.
Free rotate right 20
Sharpen. Duplicate. Free rotate one copy left 90 and slide to the bottom centre. (You can always move elements later if you need to)
Dropshadow both.

Element 42 (ribbon) – Resize 50%
Adjust Hue & Saturation – colorize 156   255.
Paste between the two leaves layers and slide to the right and down.

Element 48 (grass) – Paste over ribbon layer and slide to the bottom.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

The next layer up should already be the Leaves you rotated. Slide them around until you have them where you want them.

Element 4 (blue lilies) – Resize 50%. Paste above top leaves layer.
Free rotate left 90 and slide to the bottom.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Element 24 (pink scatter) - Paste over blue lilies layer and slide to bottom right.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Element 11 (pink flower) – Resize 70% and paste above pink scatter layer. Erase stalk and slide to bottom right corner.
Sharpen. Duplicate and slide left. Dropshadow both.

Element 96(white heart scatter) – Resize 50% and paste between the two pink flower layers.
Sharpen. Duplicate and merge both scatter layers together.

Element 22 (pink mushrooms) – Resize 30% and paste above white heart scatter layer.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Element 9 (doodle) – Resize 70%. Paste above pink mushrooms layer. Free rotate left 45 and slide to the right.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Element 27 (cage) – Resize 65%. Paste above doodle layer.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

The next layer should be the copy of element 11 pink flower that you have already positioned. Move it now if you want to.

Element 20 (trio of blue/pink flowers) - Resize 25%. Sharpen.
Paste above top copy of element 11 pink flower.
Duplicate twice so you have 3 copies. Position as desired. In layers palette, move one copy down under the pink mushrooms layer.
Dropshadow all three.

Element 43 (bird) – Resize 30%. Paste above top copy of flower trio.
Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror and position as desired.
Dropshadow both.

Crop & resize if desired. I resized 74% because I like my tags to be around the 590 x 590 mark. The choice, as always, is yours!

Add copyrights and name.

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