Friday, March 25, 2011


Written by Gwenda on March 23rd  2011
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Font of choice – I used lucida blackletter

Scrapkit called Black Swan by Pink Princess Scraps.

Tube of choice. I used Rosalyn  by Fred Winkler. His work can be found at

Mask of choice – I used WSL259

Open new raster layer 600 x 600 and fill with white.

Layer – new raster layer. Selections – select all. Paste paper 2 into selection. Deselect.
Adjust Brightness & Contrast (B&C)  20  0
Apply WSL mask 59

 Ele 4  (frame) Copy & Paste

Click in centre of frame. Layer – new raster layer – fill with gradient FG b7b7b7  BG e9e9e9  set at 45 degrees with 4 repeats.
Go to effects – texture effects – blinds with settings 3  40  & colour a3454f

Tube paste on top of frame as shown

Ele 6 (candelabra) resize 75%. Move left. Sharpen

Ele 43 (leaves) resize 50%. Flip. Adjust B&C 20  0.  Sharpen and move bottom right. Duplicate – mirror – merge down

Ele 20 (heart clock) resize 50%. Move left

Ele 24 (diamond trail) paste on left. Duplicate – mirror – merge down

Ele 8 (red flowers) resize 60%. Free rotate left 90. Sharpen. Duplicate- mirror – merge down

Ele 30 (music) resize 75%. Move left. Sharpen

Ele 1 (parasol) resize 70% Paste over frame top right. Adjust B&C 20  0.  Sharpen

Ele 16 (Flowers) resize 70%. Mirror. Move to the right. Sharpen
Duplicate – mirror and move to the right higher than the others. Erase part of stem that shows. Merge down.

Ele 7 (candle) resize 60%. Paste on right. Sharpen

Ele 31 (sparkles) resize 70%. Paste as top layer. Erase any sparkles over face on tube ( just looked a bit yuk )

Dropshadow all layers except mask & sparkles & white background

Crop & resize if desired.

Add copyrights and name.