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 Caron Vinson, which you need a license to use.
She's now at CDO, when I got her tubes, they were at CILM.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Peacock Fairy, a PTU kit by Kizzed By Kelz available at Scrap Candy
Font of choice, I am using Reisling
Plugins: Alien Skin Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
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 your template, shift D to duplicate and close the original.
I then change the canvas size to 950 x 850 pixels to make room for working.
Delete Raster 5
To fill the layers with papers, make the layer active in your layer palette, click inside the shape with your magic wand, selections, invert,
open your paper, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard.
To fill the dotted lines, selections, float, defloat, invert open paper, copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard.
I used the following papers for each layer:
Raster 3, 7, 8 paper 10
On Raster 7 & 8 I also added noise, monochrome at 100% uniform
Copy of Raster 3, Raster 4 paper 14
Raster 2 paper 9
Raster 6 paper 15
Raster 1, copy of raster 1, 9 & 10 paper 16
Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the middle
Add some elements. Check my tag for placement reference.
I used the following:
Grass 2, duplicate & mirror
House arrange just over the 2nd oval layer on the left
Flower Frame (arrange just over the 2nd oval layer in the middle
froggie, resize 45% arrange so he's sitting on the rectangle
Bell flowers bunch, duplicate, resize one at 50% arrange on left
resize the other at 75% arrange on right
Fairy flower, resize 75%
water scene resize 60%
Dragon resize 50% arrange on right
Ladybug resize 20% arrange on flowers on the right
smoke sparkle, arrange on right, duplicate, mirror
Birds resize 35%
Blue peakcock feathers, resize 65% arrange on left
snail resize 28%
Word art apply gradient glow width 6 change the colors so you have white and purple
Crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save