Thursday, October 10, 2013


Supplies Needed  

1 tube of choice – I used the awesome artwork of Anna Marine which can be purchased from CDO.  You must have a license to use. 

Font of choice – I used Dragonfly 

Weescotlass Mask 236 here

"Dark Ocean" is a tagger size scrap kit created by Jessica of Gothic Inspirations and can be purchased from her store here.  You can visit her blog here.

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

Open up a 700 x 700 blank canvas.
Flood fill white.

Copy and paste Frame 6 as a new layer.
Resize 75%
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 3.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Copy and paste Lights as a new layer just above the paper.
Resize 70% and move into position - see my tag for reference.
Tap the delete key.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Move into position.
Move below the frame.
Highlight the paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the tube just above the paper.
Tap the delete key.
Highlight the original tube layer and erase what you don't want to overhang the frame.

Copy and paste Wood as a new layer.
Resize 70%
To feather the element:
Use your Freehand Selection Tool and circle around the element making sure the marching ants are touching the strict edges of the bottom and right side.  
Selections/Modify/Inside Outside Feather:
Both checked
Feather amound: 25
Tap your delete key a few times.
Move the element into position - see my tag for reference.

Add your elements (the elements that are just over the mask we'll get to in a bit).  I used:
Wheel:  Resize 40%
Hour Glass:  Resize 40%
Grass:  Place behind the frame/Duplicate/Resize 50%
Pelican:  Resize 40%/Mirror
Lamp:  Resize 35%
Crows:  Resize 65%
Sand 1
Sparkles:  Resize 60%

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 6 Into Selection.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add the following elements just over the mask.  Don't worry about what overhangs the mask.  We'll take care of that in a bit.
Moon:  Resize 50%/Change the Propertries to Difference
Old Net
Bubbles:  Resize 60%

Merge Visible the 3 elements.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Crop your image a little.

Add your copyright.

Add your name.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #000000
Background: #52424d
Stroke: 1.0
Give your name a slight Inner Bevel:


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did creating it for you.
Happy Haunting!

I’d love to see your results.
Email me!