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Friday, 29 November 2013

Sweet Nothings








  In this tutorial I used the tube “Satin Seduction” from
the latest pack 49 from
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The beautiful kit is called “Sweet Nothings” by
The kit is also available at 

You will also need a mask, I used mask 365 by

I used the font



Please check my “About my tutorials” page before starting if this is the first tutorial of mine that you have followed, thank you.

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


Open a new transparent canvas 650 buy 600 pixels and fill with white.

Open and copy pp10, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 95%.

Open el17, paste as a new layer and resize 60%.  Select the interior with you magic wand, expand the selection by 20 and make a new layer below the element.  Open and copy pp6 and paste it into the selection, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.  Close off the white background layer and mask layer and merge visible, re-open the closed layers. 

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 70%.

Open el19 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, drag below the merged layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Open el24 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, flip and and position on the left.  Duplicate, mirror and move over to the right.   Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el1 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55% and position on the left in between the two copies of el24.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate, drag it up between the merged layer and tube and position on the right.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el23 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el27, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 70%, duplicate and mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el2 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, drag below both copies of el27, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el20 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 33% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el25, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 45% and duplicate, mirror the original element and resize the copy 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open el26 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, drag below both copies of el25, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el11 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el8 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, 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 and add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.





Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Black Rose





In this tutorial I used the art of
Janna Prosvirina.
This beautiful tube “Black Rose” is available at

The matching kit, also called “Black Rose” is by
You can purchase the kit at
This is a gorgeous kit with many elements and papers.

You will also need a mask, I used big mask 001 by
Vix.

I used the font




Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting if this is the first tutorial of mine you have followed, thank you.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 675 pixels and fill with white.

Open and copy Paper5-GI_BlackRose, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 85%.

Open Moon-GI_BlackRose and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65% and place in position.  Apply the drop shadow with the box “Shadow on a New Layer” checked  and then apply a Gaussian blur with radius set to 20 to the shadow.  Click on the moon element to activate it and apply the drop shadow again.

Open Frame5-GI_BlackRose, paste as a new layer and resize 48%.  Select the interior of each part of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5 and make a new layer below it.  Open and copy Paper7-GI_BlackRose and paste it into the selection, deselect.  We will come back to this.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, place roughly in position resizing as needed and apply the drop shadow.  I used tube 2 resized 75%.

Open WA2-GI_BlackRose and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Grass-GI_BlackRose and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45% and position just to the right of the tube, duplicate and move the duplicate to the left of her, apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open Cluster-GI_BlackRose and paste as a new layer.   Resize also 45%, position on the right of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Open Pebbles-GI_BlackRose and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70% and position on the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

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

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

Open Bottle-GI_BlackRose and paste as a new layer.   Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Berries2_GI_BlackRose and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70% and rotate 90 degrees to the right.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place both elements into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open Rose2-GI_BlackRose and paste as a new layer.   Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  This goes directly behind the tube.

Open Ribbon1-GI_BlackRose and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open FabricRose-GI_BlackRose, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 15%, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open BookwLeaves-GI_BlackRose and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Duplicate your tube twice, close one copy off and mirror the open copy, drag it down below the frame and position inside the right hand part,  select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand it as before and hit delete on the tube to remove the excess, deselect.  Open the closed copy and repeat positioning the tube in the left hand part of the frame.  Change the blend mode on the tubes to “Overlay” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

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

Open Moss-GI_BlackRose and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60% and rotate 90 degrees to the Right.  Drag right down so it’s just above the mask and position on the left along the bottom edge of the tag.  Duplicate and mirror the duplicate.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open Cloud-GI_BlackRose and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and position just above the two pebble layers. 

Open Sparkles-GI_BlackRose and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40% and place in position.

Check your layers again and double check on a black background. You may need to erase some of the white cloud that shows at the bottom of your tag.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.








Sunday, 24 November 2013

Frozen Diamonds





This tutorial uses the tube “Dani Devine”
from pack 49 by
This is a gorgeous tube and is available for purchase at
Barbara’s store.

The kit is called “Radiant Frost” from
What a fabulous kit with some great element!
The kit can also be purchased at

You will also need a mask, I used big mask 017 by
Vix.

I used the font



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting if this is the first tutorial if mine that you have followed.

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


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 700 pixels and fill with white.

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

Open element 7, paste as a new layer and resize 65%.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer.  Resizing the tube as needed, line it up with the frame and then apply the drop shadow.  If you are using one of Barbara’s layered tubes, duplicate it and close the original, pick your layers and merge visible.  I resized my tube 70%.

Go back to the frame and select the interior of it with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and fill with black.  Paste your tube again or close up if you have one and, resizing as needed, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  I used the close up resized 75%.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and lower the opacity on the tube to around 50.

Open element 5 and paste as a new layer, it should be between the frame and the tube.  Resize 55% and position on the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open element 6, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 80% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, duplicate and mirror the duplicate.  Place both elements into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open element 25 and paste as a  new layer.  Resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 24 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 18 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35%, drag below element 24, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 1 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open element 10 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 23 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 18a and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 22 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 22a and paste as a new later.  Resize 35%, mirror and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 19 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35% and duplicate three times. Position the elements around your tag and apply the drops shadow to each.

Check your layer positions 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.




Snowbunny





In this tutorial I used the fabulous tube “Ice Queen”
from the new pack 49 by
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Snowbunny” by
I loved this beautiful kit which is also available at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 133 by

I used the font



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page if this is the first tutorial of mine you have followed, thank you.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and fill with white.

Open pp5 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 95%.

Open el4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, rotate 10 degrees to the left and place in position.  Select the interior of the heart with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20 and make a new layer below it.  Open and copy pp2 and paste it into the selection, deselect. 

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  If you are using one of Barbara’s layered tubes, duplicate it and close the original, pick your layers and copy merged.  I resized my tube 70%.

Open el12 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el17 and paste as a new layer.  Resized 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el27 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 70% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Open el10 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and place in position (no shadow).

Open el26 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el11 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el23, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Mirror, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el15 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el8 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el28 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%,  rotate 100 degrees to the right and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el20 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el30 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50% and rotate 15 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open your tube again or the close up if you have one, paste as a new layer below the heart and place in position resizing if needed.  Select the interior of the heart and expand the selection as before, invert it, activate the tube and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the tube and the frame and change the blend mode on the tube to “Luminance (Legacy)”.  I used the close up resized 70%.

Check your layers again and when you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export as a png on a transparent background.