For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Amberly Berendson,which you need a license to use, she's at My Tubed Art.
At the bottom of the page you will find an alternate version of the tag that I made using Caron Vinson artwork and you can find her at CDO.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Magick In The Woods, a PTU kit by Wicked Princess Scraps.
Font of choice, I am using Dagobert.
Plugins: No outside plugins used
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.
Let's get started!
Open a new canvas about 750 x 750 with a white background.
Open fence leaves, resize by 55%, duplicate, mirror, arrange across the canvas, pulling them down a little closer to the bottom.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, arrange in the middle of the fence, resize if needed. I resized mine by 80%.
Open Mushroom house 3, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 65%, drag below the fence layer, and arrange it to the top left.
Open the hills element, copy and paste as a new layer drag it between the fence and house layers, resize by 65% (see tag for reference)
Open the tree element, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%, drag below all the layers, arrange on the left.
Open tree branches, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%, arrange just below the tree layer, duplicate, drag over between the tree and house layer
Open rock 2 and rock 3, copy and paste each of them as a new layer, resize by 75%. Arrange rock 2 under your tube so it looks like she's sitting on it, arrange rock 3 to the left & duplicate. Mirror the duplicate and resize it to about 80%.
Copy and paste trinket box as a new layer, resize by 25% then adjust sharpness, sharpen. Arrange on the stones to the left.
Copy and paste pebbles as a new layer, resize by 45%, arrange under the rocks, duplicate, mirror and arrange.
Open the rainbow, copy and paste as a new layer, drag behind the house and trees.
Open the dove, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 25%.
Open the fox, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 25%, arrange on rock on right side.
Crop & resize.
Add your credits & copyright as needed
Add your name, and save!
Here's another example of the tag using another tube