Saturday, April 16, 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 Monika, found

Scrapkit by Wishing on a Starr called Green Goddess  FTU found

Tube of choice. I used Early Visit by Rachel Tallamy. Rachel’s gorgeous tubes can be found at Up Your Art

Mask of choice – I used WSL4

New canvas 600 x 600
Floodfill white

Add new raster layer. Selections – select all – paste Paper 18 into selection. Layers – load/save mask WSL 4 from disk
Merge group
Lower opacity to 75

Set foreground colour to #24622d, background null
Preset shapes – oval width 8
Draw oval (see mine for reference). Go to objects – align – centre in canvas
Convert to raster & give inner bevel & dropshadow.

Click inside this oval frame with magic wand, expand 6.
Layers – new raster layer and paste Paper 11 into selection. Deselect.

Green Goddess frame ( the one with peacocks ). Paste under the paper 11 layer and move to the left. Duplicate – mirror & merge down.
Duplicate again and free rotate 90 degrees. Move down a bit. Merge both these peacock layer together and dropshadow.

Fern – free rotate left 60. Sharpen more. Paste left. Dropshadow

Acrylic Ivy -  Resize 50% and paste over oval frame on left. Dropshadow

Floral – resize 75%. Paste over ivy. Dropshadow

Calla lily – Resize 75% then 85%. Paste over oval frame to the right. Dropshadow

Arrangement – paste as bottom layer over white background, and move into position . Dropshadow
Delete any excess poking out from behind the foliage on the left

Hummingbird – Resize 20%. Duplicate - mirror and place where desired. Dropshadow

Add tube. Dropshadow
Add any other embellishments of choice.

Crop & resize if desired.

Add copyrights and name.