Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Written by Gwenda on March 28th 2011
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Alyssas template 9. Her blog no longer exists, so you can download this from

Font of choice – I used Fat, FTU font found

Scrapkit called Lavender Love
This a FTU kit from Bubbles Dreams at

Tube of choice. I used Summer in Greece by Elias Chatzoudis. This tube was purchased through MPT, but his work can now be found at

Mask of choice – I used WSL4

Open template, shift D to copy, then close original

Delete credits & pink background. Fill background with white.

Layer – new raster layer – selections – select all. Paste paper 7 into selection. Deselect

Apply mask WSL 4. Merge group. Stretch to edges. Duplicate mask layer and merge both layers.

Set colours in palette to  FG #6f62b8   BG #fafcf9
Make BG Gradient SUNBUST 45 degrees with 11 repeats.

Merge down doodle 1 and doodle 2 layers. Selections – select all – float – defloat – new raster layer and fill with Gradient. Deselect.
Give inner bevel of choice and dropshadow

Frame 1. Selections – select all – float – defloat – new raster layer. Paste paper 12 into selection. Deselect.

Adjust - add noise – 60% with Uniform and monochrome checked.
Sharpen & dropshadow

Repeat the above for Frames 2, 3 & 4.

Using the same technique as before, paste the following papers:
Paper 9 into square 4
Paper 5 into square 3
Paper 11 into square 2

Square 1 fill with same coloured gradient as before, but change to LINEAR 45 degrees and 1 repeat.

Delete all original template layers.

Paste tube over Frame 1 and position to liking.
Duplicate, and move this below frame, above gradient layer.
On top copy, delete any parts you don’t want to show ( same on bottom tube if necessary ) Dropshadow tube.

Add any other embellishments of choice. I used:

Wire. Paste over background layer top right. Duplicate – mirror – flip.
Merge down & dropshadow

Doodle. Paste over wire in top left corner. Dropshadow.

Beads Curtain. Resize 80% then 88% then 50%
Paste under gradient layer on left. Duplicate – mirror and merge together.
Duplicate, and drag this copy above the gradient layer up to the top ( see my tag for reference ).
Dropshadow both bead curtains.

Eyelet. Resize 50% then 60%. Sharpen
Position towards top ( see my tag )
Duplicate and move to the right.
Duplicate – mirror.
Dropshadow all 3 eyelets

Hearts rope. Resize 90%
Paste as top layer & position towards bottom of tag. Dropshadow

Charm. Resize 75%. Past on right. Sharpen & dropshadow

Close off background and mask layers and merge visible.
Resize 95%.

Open mask layer. Merge visible

Crop & resize if desired.

Add copyrights and name.