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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Luscious Foliage





This tutorial uses the fabulous current layered bonus tube “Plumage” from
Barbara Jensen.
This tube is free with any tube purchase of $10 before
Saturday 4th July  from

The kit is “Luscious Foliage” from
I just love this beautiful kit, it can also be purchased at

I used mask 65 from

Font of choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 95, blur 10.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 15, resize 60% and move over to the left, we will come back to this.

Paste the tube, duplicate it, mirror one copy and close it off, resize the open copy 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  This is the main tube.

Paste element 8, resize 40%, drag below element 15, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 2, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 50% and duplicate, position one copy on the right below both elements 1 and 2 and position the other on top of those elements on the left, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 7, resize 35%, position on the left immediately below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5 on the top, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 65% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 60% and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any necessary adjustments.

Go back to element 14, select the interior of each part with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, paste paper 6 below the element and resize it 70%.  Open the mirrored tube, drag it above paper 6, change the blend mode to “Overlay” and position both the paper and tube so she is peering through the foliage, invert the section and hit delete on both, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame. 

Paste element 26 on the top, resize 60%, hook over the letter “f” on foliage erasing part of the ring and apply the drop shadow.

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














Tuesday, 16 June 2015

I Love London!





In this tutorial I used the gorgeous tube “Emerald” from layered pack 65 by
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

I used a fabulous new kit “I Love London” from
How lovely to see a London inspired kit!
You can also purchase this it

I used mask 230 from

Font is 




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 9 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste element 22, resize 40% and rotate 10 degrees to the right.   Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the element and fill with #292929.  Open the tube and choose your layer options, I did a little recolouring which Barbara allows, copy merged and paste it as a new image, mirror it and copy again and paste on your canvas, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 70, close off the white background layer and mask layer, merge visible, reopen the closed layers and place the merged layer into position.

Paste element 8, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Un mirror the tube and paste it as a new layer, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 75%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9 on the top, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16b, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste element 27, mirror, drag down to below the merged frame layer and position on the left, duplicate, rotate the duplicate 90 degrees to the right and position the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

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














Saturday, 13 June 2015

USA!






In this tutorial I used the gorgeous layered tube
 “Surprise Party” from pack 71 by
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Celebration” from
This gorgeous kit can also be purchased at

I used mask 06 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


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

Make a new layer, select all, pate paper 5 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 85%.

Paste element 11, resize 50%, move up and over to the right and apply the drops hadow.

Paste element 23, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 60%, drag below elements 23 and 16 and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 13 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 65%, drag below the tube and duplicate, position the two copies either side of the tube erasing the part that overlaps and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 8, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and drag it below the original copy, position both on the right of the tube.  Duplicate the copy again and position on the left of the tube.  Apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 34, resize 35% and position below the rose on the left, duplicate, rotate the duplicate 40 degrees to the right and position between the two roses on the right.

Paste element 19, resize 40% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, position below the top rose and leaf on the right and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12 above the leaves on the right, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1 on the top, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 60% and duplicate twice, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.










Tuesday, 9 June 2015

She Breathes Magic







In this tutorial used the beautiful art of
Anna Marine.
You need a license to use Ann’s art, they are available at

I used the gorgeous freebie sampler “Magic of Chichi” from
Be sure to check out the two beautiful full size friendship inspired kits
“Magic of Chichi I” and
“Magic of Chichi II” at

You will need the “Burning Love” mask from the freebie set from
(it's under Freebies)

Font is 




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open the mask, duplicate it, close the original and resize the copy 20% with the “Resize all layers” box checked.  Make a new layer, move it to the bottom and fill it with white.

Make another layer, select all and paste paper 1 into the selection.  Click on the Raspberry Road mask layer, go to Selections – float, Selections – defloat, Selections – invert, click back on the paper layer and hit delete, deselect and delete the Raspberry Road layer.

Paste cloud, resize 65% and position on the heart.

Paste frame 4 and resize it 30%.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the frame with your magic wand to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 4, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 3 into the selection.  Paste your tube and, resize as necessary, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the tube and the frame, merge the frame down onto the tube , merge down again onto the paper and place in position. 

Paste heartspill as a new layer below the merged layer, resize 80%, place in position erasing some from each side that are too far out and apply the drop shadow.

Paste ribbon 1 on the top, resize 50%, place in position along the bottom of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the candle, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste brushed leaves, resize 60% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste leaves 1, resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate barbwire, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste charmcross, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste ribbon 2, resize 45%, rotate 100 degrees to the left and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste floral, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste rosebud, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste winged, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 1 with glow, resize 70% and place in position.

Paste breeze, resize 70% and place in position.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  I used the Pick tool (Deform tool in older versions) on the mask to stretch it down a bit.  When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, apply an inner bevel to the text with the settings in my screenshot below and the drop shadow and then export your tag on a transparent background as a png.