Please read my "About my Tutorials" page before starting the tutorials, thank you.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Creepy Nights





In this tutorial I used a kit called
“Creepy Nights” by
There are some beautiful elements in this kit
and no tubes were used in the tag.
The kit can be purchased at

You will need a mask for the background, I used mask 79 by

I used the font 


If this is the first time you have followed one of my tutorials, please read my “About my tutorials” page before starting, thank you.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 85, blur 5.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 600 pixels and fill with white.

Open paper Creepy Nights (2) and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all and paste the paper into the selection.  Open the mask and rotate it 90 degrees to the right, then apply it to the paper.  Resize the paper 95%.

Open Creepy Nights (64) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55% and place in position.

Open Creepy Nights (42) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Creepy Nights (1) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Creepy Nights (32) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Creepy Nights (57) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Creepy Nights (22) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Creepy Nights (5) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Creepy Nights (69) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Creepy Nights (4) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Creepy Nights (11) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Creepy Nights (45) and paste as a new layer.   Rotate 90 degrees to the right, drag down to just above the scarecrow, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Creepy Nights (49) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50% and position on the left, duplicate, mirror and position on the right, apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open Creepy Nights (28) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Creepy Nights (3) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Creepy Nights (24) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Creepy Nights (25) and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

 Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  when you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.











Sunday, 25 August 2013

Last of the Summer





In this tutorial I used the fabulous art of
The Hunter.
This tube is free for a limited time to likers of

The gorgeous matching kit is
also free for a limited time in the group
and is called “Last Summer" from

Thank you Hunter and Bibi for these
awesome gifts!

You will also need a mask, I used mask 22 by

I used the font


If this is the first time you have followed one of my tutorials, please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting, thank you.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 575 pixels and fill with white.

Open BIBILASTSUMMER PAPERS (1) and copy.   Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask, resize 90%.

Open BIBILASTSUMMERELEMS (24) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 90%, mirror and flip, move up and to the right. 

Open BIBILASTSUMMERELEMS (6) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open BIBILASTSUMMERELEMS (29) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open BIBILASTSUMMERELEMS(51) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open the tube and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open BIBILASTSUMMERELEMS (38) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open BIBILASTASUMMER (16) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open BIBILASTSUMMERELEMS (34) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open BIBILASTSUMMERELEMS (3) and paste as a new layer.  Mirror and flip, resize 60% and place in position.

Open BIBILASTSUMMERELEMS (48) and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open BIBILASTSUMMERELEMS (4) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open BIBILASTSUMMERELEMS (1) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Open BIBILASTSUMMERELEMS (26) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, duplicate and mirror the duplicate, position one flower below and to the left of the tube and other below and to the right of the flip flop.

Open BIBILASTSUMMERELEMS (42) and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%, drag down below the car and place in position. 

Open BIBILASTSUMMERELEMS (32) and paste as a new layer.   Drag down below the parasol and place in position.

Open the font and add your name, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

OpenIBILASTSUMMERELEMS (19) and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 8%, position on your name and apply the drop shadow. 

 When you are done, crop your tag and add your copyright information, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.



Sunday, 18 August 2013

The Power Of Love





In this tutorial I used the art of
Alex Prihodko.
You need a license to use Alex’ art, available from

I used the part of the collab “For Love” by
This awesome collab comprises kits by
ten fantastic designers (that’s 79 papers and 318 elements)
and you also get the beautiful tube “Lost Angel” by Sherin Moustafa
and 2 gorgeous clusters by Chaos Priestess.
You can purchase the collab at

You will need mask 330 by
Vix
and a background mask.
for the background I used mask 565 by

I used the font



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting, thank you.

Unless noted, I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 pixels and fill with white.

Open and copy pp3, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply Insatiable Dreams’ mask.  Resize 88%.

Make another layer and paste the paper into the selection again deselect apply Vix’ mask. Resize 90%.

Open el1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75% and apply the drop shadow, reapply the drop shadow but this time with the vertical and horizontal set to -2.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place roughly in position and apply the drop shadow (remember to change the settings back).  I resized  my tube 40%.

Open el13 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el18 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, drag below the heart and position on the left.  Duplicate, rotate the duplicate 90 degrees to the left, flip it and position on the right.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el4 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, drag below the roses, duplicate, place both elements in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open el7 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, drag below el4 and position on the left, duplicate and move the duplicate over to the right, duplicate again, flip and position at the top.  Apply the drop shadow to all layers.

Open el8 and paste as a new layer.  Drag up to just below the tube, mirror, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el9 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el6 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el5 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and position on the right, duplicate and move the duplicate over to the left.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers. 

Open e12 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and position on the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the right.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el9, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and change the blend mode to “Hard Light”.

 Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.




Teacher's Pet





In this tutorial I used the awesome art of
Ted Hammond.
You need a license to use Ted’s art, available at

The kit was inspired by this tube 21-2 and is by
It can also be purchased at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 84 by

I used the font



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting, thank you.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 80, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 575 pixels and fill with white.


Open pp1 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Open 6a and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20.  Open and copy pp2, make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and place in position.

Open 14 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 85% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, drag down below the merged layer and place in position.  Duplicate, rotate the duplicate another 20 degrees to the right and position.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open 25, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 80%.

Open 22 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 1 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open 12 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 23 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Open 18 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 2 and paste as a  new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  When I had all my elements in their final positions, I did some erasing to put this element between the girl's hand and the books on the tube.

Open 16 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 25% and rotate 110 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 17 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, drag down below the pile of books/apple, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 15 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

 Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.