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 Arthur Crowe (Angelical Eyes), which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Ice Fairy by Amy Marie
Font of choice, I am using Rough Brush Script
Mask: Vix Big Mask 1
Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.
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 850 x 850 pixels with a white background
Click on your preset shapes tool set on elipse, set the width to 15
Open paper 4, set your background on your materials palette to null
and set your foreground on patterns and find paper 4 in the menu
Hold your shift key down, and with your mouse start at the lower right side of your canvas, dragging the mouse up to the upper left until you get a decent sized circle
Go to objects, align, center in canvas, then convert to raster layer.
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 5 copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize 80%
arrange in the frame, take your eraser tool and erase the parts you don't want showing outside the frame
Now for the elements
element 57 resize 50% arrange on bottom left, duplicate & mirror
duplicate each of these and drag them to the middle so you have 4 branches with two going each way
element 109 resize 40% arrange in the center on the bottom
element 112 resize 40% rotate right 90 arrange to the right of the first flower, duplicate & mirror
element 94 resize 40% rotate left 90 arrange on right, duplicate & mirror
element 18 resize 115% arrange behind frame & background paper
element 8 arrange on left below the tube layer
element 15 arrange between the branches & flowers on the bottom
element 93 resize 80% mirror &arrange on left behind the branches
element 92 resize 75% arrange on right behind the branches layer
Copy and paste paper 1 just above the white background
add your mask
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save