Monday, March 07, 2011



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

You will need:

Font of choice – I used Alba Matter

Lemon-Licorice scrapkit by Crazy Carita FTU found

Tube of choice. I used Gabriella by Keith Garvey. I purchased mine through MPT, but Keith’s work can now be found at

Mask of choice – I used sg lacy circle by Essex Girl, which can be found on pg 3

Open a new canvas 700 x 700 and fill white.

Copy & paste Paper 11 as a new layer. Layers – load/save mask – load from disk. Source luminance & hide all mask checked.
In layers palette, merge group.
Resize mask layer 90%
Lower opacity to 75. Duplicate layer. Merge down

Copy & paste Frame3. Dropshadow

Copy & paste Gems2. Resize 55%. Adjust sharpness. Dropshadow
Move to the top of the black frame
Layer duplicate – image flip. Merge down
Layer duplicate, image free rotate right 90 degrees .Merge down.
Adjust sharpness
Add dropshadow, then merge down onto frame3

Copy & paste Frame1. Free rotate right 45 degrees.
Adjust sharpness. Dropshadow

Copy & paste Gems1. Resize 55%
Free rotate right 45 degrees. Adjust sharpness.
Move to the top right and place over green frame.
Layer duplicate – image mirror. Merge down
Layer duplicate, image Flip. Merge down.
Add dropshadow, then merge down onto frame1.

Close off white background and merge visible.

Click inside the frames with magic wand and expand by 6
Layers – new raster layer – fill white.
Deselect. Move white fill under the frame
Effects -  texture effects – weave with settings
1    1    4    black    black.  Fill gaps checked.

Copy & past Tube – move to desired position.
Duplicate tube and move this copy so it sits between the frame and the white fill.
Click on white fill – selections, select all, float, defloat, invert.
Click on duplicate tube and hit delete.

Click on top copy of tube, and erase any parts showing below the frame.

Copy & paste Plant. Free rotate right 45 degrees
Resize 90% & place on the bottom right of the frame.
Adjust sharpness and dropshadow.

Copy & paste Doodle2. Image mirror and place on top of plant. Dropshadow

Copy & paste Butterfly2. Resize 40
Free rotate left 20 degrees and place over doodle. See my tag for reference.

Copy & paste Bow3. resize 60.
Place to left of tag.

Add any other embellishments of choice.

Crop & resize if desired.

Add copyrights and name.