Saturday, May 14, 2011


Written by Gwenda on May 14th  2011
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Font of choice – I used Alba Matter, found

Scrapkit by Seachell called Canary Yellow FTU found

A nature background, or the one I am supplying

Tube of choice. I used Celestine by Elias Chatzoudis. His work can be found at

Mask of choice – I used WSL4

New raster 700 x 700
floodfill white

Dropshadow as you go

Layers – new raster layer. Selections – select all. Paste paper 3 into selection. Deselect
Apply Mask WSL 4. Merge group.

Element 21 (frame) – resize 80%. Dropshadow
Click inside all 4 frames with magic wand. Expand by 3.
Layers – new raster layer. Paste Waterfall2 into selection. Deselect
Drop opacity to 84

Element 3 (vine) – resize 75%. Paste over frame at top. Duplicate and drag one under paper layer. Erase parts of top copy.
Duplicate – mirror – flip both copies so they are in the bottom left as well.

Element 29 (ribbon) – resize 45% Sharpen.
Paste over frame bottom left.

Element 21 (leaves) – resize 50% then 70% and paste under ribbon layer. Free rotate left 7.
Duplicate. Resize 85%. Mirror, and bring back to the left.

Element 4 (branch) – resize 60% twice. Paste bottom right

Element 2 (leaves) – resize 60% then 70%. Mirror and paste to left over frame.
Duplicate and resize 70%. Move down slightly. Duplicate again – mirror and bring back to left.

Element 32 (cage) – resize 60% then 80%. Sharpen.

Element 33 (canary) – resize 40%. Sharpen. Duplicate and move between the two element 1 layers so it is peeping out.
Duplicate again – mirror and move under cage layer.

Element 28 (yellow flower) – resize 30% then 60%. Duplicate and resize 85%

Element 10 (butterfly) – resize 30% then 60%. Free rotate left 15. Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror and place as desired.

Add main tube

Add any other embellishments of choice.

Crop & resize if desired.

Add copyrights and name.