Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Winter Chimes


1 tube of choice - I used the wonderful artwork of Joanna Bromley which can be purchased from PSP Tube Stop.  You must have a license to use.  The elf and robin in this tutorial are on seperate layers of the tube and the kit and tube can be purchased together for a fantastic savings only at PSP Tube Stop.

Font of choice - I used Coneria Script here

Gem Mask 55 here

"Northern Exposure" is a tagger size scrap kit created by me and can be purchased from any of my stores here.  

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

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

Copy and paste El 11 as a new layer.
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Change the Properties to Multiply and Lower the Opacity to about 71.
Copy and paste EL 46 as a new layer over the paper.
Change the Properties to Soft Light.
Tap the delete key.

Add the following elements below the frame - see my tag for placement.  Don't worry about anything that overhangs the frame.  

We'll clean that up in a bit.
El 6:  Resize 15%/Duplicate as many times as needed to make a fence line
El 62:  Resize 50%/Duplicate/Mirror/Move the snow in back up a little on your canvas.
El 2:  Resize 20%
El 18:  Resize 15/Duplicate and resize as you like

Highlight the paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each element that overhangs the frame and tap the delete key.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer below the frame.
Tap the delete key.

Copy and paste the Robin from the tube.
Resize 60%
Copy and paste the Elf from the tube.

Add the rest of the elements to your tag.  I used:
El 29:  Resize 50%/Flip/Free rotate Left 60 degrees/Duplicate/Free Rotate Right 100 degrees
El 68 & 69:  Resize 25%
El 74:  Resize 30%/Duplicate
El 21:  Resize 15%/Duplicate/Use the Pick Tool to turn this way and that
El 34:  Resize 70%/Duplicate/Mirror/Flip
El 31:  Resize 40%/Flip

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 13 Into Selection.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your credits.

Type your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #41312f
Background: #bb4d58
Stroke: 1

Type your name.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel 3x's:

Copy and paste El 28 as a new layer below your name.
Active our Pick Tool and flatten the element a little.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did creating it for you.
I'd really love to see your results.
Email me!


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