Friday, March 11, 2011


Written by Gwenda on March 11th 2011
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Font of choice – I used Coventry Garden, FTU font found

Scrapkit called Simply Red
This a FTU kit from Scrappers Emporium at

Tube of choice. I used Lacey by Jamie Kidd. This tube was purchased through CILM, but her work can now be found at

Mask of choice – I used WSL4
Open new raster layer 700 x 700 and floodfill white

Paper 3 resize 15%.
Layer – new raster layer – selections select all  - paste into selection. Deselect
Apply mask WSL4.
Stretch mask to sides and up and down.

Sachet resize 10% and paste into the middle of your canvas.
Mura meister copies with the following settings. From top:
12   70   70   0   100   -25   100   0   100   0   0   30   0
Ensure this is on top of mask layer. Sharpen

Frame resize 25%. Flip. Paste. Use pick tool to stretch frame out to a round shape. Sharpen

Set FG colour to  EDEDED  and BG to CD3948  BG Gradient 45 degrees with 1 repeat.
Click inside frame – expand 6. New raster layer under frame and fill with gradient. Deselect.

Leaves and Flowers resize 10%. Paste on top of frame to the left. Rotate left 20. Sharpen twice. Layer duplicate – mirror

Flowers resize 15% then 75%. Paste on left

Flowers2 resize 15% delete the top part of the flower. Paste, free rotate left 10. Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror, then move back to the left ( see my tag )

Red Wire Tag resize 30% then 85%. Mirror and place to the right. Sharpen

Pendant resize 30% then 80%. Place bottom right.

Bow Ribbon resize 25% paste over flowers by under redwire heart & pendant layers. Free rotate left 20. Sharpen.

Butterfly resize 15%. Paste on left. Duplicate – mirror and resize 85%. Sharpen.

Tube Paste over gradient layer and move into position. Duplicate. Move top copy to top of palette layers, and delete any parts you don’t want showing.

Dropshadow all layers except mask and background

Close off mask and background, then merge visible. Resize merged 90%

Open mask and merge visible.

Add any other embellishments of choice.

Crop & resize if desired.

Add copyrights and name.