Sunday, May 01, 2011

YOU MAKE ME BLUE FTU

Written by Gwenda on April 31st 2011
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Font of choice – I used Harlow solid italic, found

Scrapkit by Blue Dream Designs called You make my Heart Blue FTU found

Tube of choice. I used Fashion by Cris de Lara. I purchased this tube through MPT, but I’m unsure where the tubes are being sold now sorry

Mask of choice – I used WSL4

Scrapity Scraps Template 40 which can be found


Open SSAM Template 40. Copy, and close original
Delete copyright.

Move top, mid and bottom rectangle layers together and merge the three into one layer. Rename merged rectangles.

Repeat the above with the three rectangle border layers. Rename merged rectangle borders.

Image – canvas size 700 x 700
Floodfill bottom white

Layers – new raster layer. Selections – select all
Paste Paper 8 into selection. Deselect.
Apply mask WSL4
Merge group

HANDY TIP:
To fill template layers:
Selections – select all – float – defloat. Layers – new raster layer – paste paper into selection. Deselect. Sharpen.



Fill template layers as follows, starting with the bottom layer:

Big Circle = Paper 5

Border Big Circle – Add inner bevel and dropshadow

Smaller circle = Paper 6

Border smaller circle – Add inner bevel and dropshadow

Big Rectangle = Paper 8. Dropshadow

Square = Paper 5. Add Penta dot jeans on default settings. Dropshadow

Line square – Drop opacity to 46. Inner bevel & dropshadow.

Merged Rectangles – Set foreground colour to #554d3a and Background to #c5bd8f. Make FG Gradient with 45 degrees and 1 repeat. Fill the 3 rectangles.

Merged rectangle borders – Add inner bevel and dropshadow.

Small dotted lines – Fill with #c5bd8f. Inner bevel & Dropshadow.

Long dotted lines – Fill with #c5bd8f. Inner bevel & Dropshadow.

Paste tube as top layer. Move into position and dropshadow.

Beads – Resize 80% twice. Erase the last 3 on the right. Sharpen.
Duplicate – flip and move up a little. Move this one below the tube layer. Dropshadow both.

Flower 2 – Mirror. Resize 80%. Duplicate and resize 80%. Move down slightly.
Duplicate yet again. Mirror this one and move it down to just above the smaller circle layer. Dropshadow all three.

Bling Heart – Resize 70% twice. Free rotate right 8 degrees. Erase part so it looks like it is hanging. Dropshadow.

Spiral Heart – Resize 75%. Duplicate and resize top copy 75% again. Dropshadow.

Lock 2 – Resize 50% twice. Dropshadow

Add any other embellishments of choice.

Close background and merge visible.
Centralize.

Crop & resize if desired.

Add copyrights and name.