Friday, April 15, 2011


Written by Gwenda on April 16th 2011
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Font of choice – I used Dali, FTU font found

Scrapkit called Tendre Poison
This a PTU kit from Addictive Pleasures, and can be purchased from

Tube of choice. I used Poison Ivy by Maxine Gadd. These tubes can be found at MPT

Mask of choice – I used WSL4

Open new raster layer 700 x 700 and floodfill white

Layer – new raster layer
Selections – select all
Paper 1  paste into selection.
New raster layer –
Paper 8  paste into selection
Deselect. Sharpen both. Close off paper 8 for the moment

Apply mask WSL 4 to paper 1 ( green one ). Merge group, then stretch mask out to fill canvas. Duplicate & merge down.

Open Paper 8 layer ( gold ) and apply same mask, Merge group, but do not stretch this one out. Go to adjust sharpness – sharpen more.

Frame 3  Copy & paste. Dropshadow.
Click inside frame with magic wand and expand 6. Layers – new raster layer and paste Paper 4 into selection. Deselect. Adjust hue & saturation to 30  91. Sharpen.

Vine – paste over frame on right. Duplicate – mirror – flip. Dropshadow

Paste tube over frame. Dropshadow and move up. You can adjust placement later when all other embellishments are in place.

Frame 2 – resize 50% and paste as new layer on left. Free rotate left 20. Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror and move back to left hand side overlapping other frame slightly. Merge down. Dropshadow.

Paper 9 – resize 70% and paste under heart frames. Sharpen.
Click inside heart frames, making sure you get all the little bits. Expand 6 selections – invert.
Click on paper and delete. Deselect.
Go to textures – weave with the following settings:
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Merge frame down to paper.

Book – resize 60%. Free rotate left 15 and place under heartframe. Sharpen. Dropshadow

Doodle – resize 75%. Paste above white background bottom right of canvas. Duplicate – mirror – flip. Erase small bit sticking up at the top right. Dropshadow.

Vine 2 – Flip – mirror and place bottom left. Move so that the stalky bit is hidden by the ribbon on the heartframe. Duplicate – mirror. Dropshadow both

Rose – resize 50% place on right. Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror. Dropshadow both

Flower – paste bottom right. Dropshadow

Locknkey – resize 50%. Mirror. Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Bottle 2 – resize 60%. Place to the right

Ribbon 2 – resize 50%

Mask – resize 75%. Free rotate right15. Sharpen twice. Dropshadow

Bottle – resize 50%

Add any other embellishments of choice.

Crop & resize if desired.

Add copyrights and name.