Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Captive Hearts

Clicking on the image will enlarge for bigger view.

1 tube of choice - I’m using the artwork of Zindy S.D. Nielsen which you can purchase here.
Font of Choice - I’m using Aquarelle here
Weescotlass Mask 62 here
“Opposites Attract” is a PTU tagger size scrap kit created by Julie of Bits ’n Bobs and can be purchased at AMI. You can visit her blog here.
Thank you Julie for a stunning and classy kit!

This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

Open up a 700 X 700 transparent image.
Flood fill white.

Copy and paste Frame 1 as a new layer.
Free rotate left 90 degrees.
Using your Freehand Selection Tool, outline the square of the frame.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Flood fill with a gradient of your choice.
Copy and paste your tube above the gradient layer.
Tap the delete key.
Number of Pixels: 53
Tap the delete key until you get a slight feathered effect.

Add your embellishments. I used:
Ladder 1: Free rotate right 15 degrees
Branch 1 & 2
Bow 1: Resize 40%
Free rotate right 47 degrees
Sparkle 1: Resize 50%
Little Flowers 1: Resize 70%

Highlight your white background.
New Raster Layer.
Copy and paste paper of choice Into Selection.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Crop your image making sure you don’t crop any of the mask.

Type out the words “Captive Hearts”
Position at the top of your tag.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.

Resize all layers 90%.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I’d love to see your results and show it off in my Show Arena.
Email me!

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