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 Ninaste at Beehive studio (Ladybug Tube) which you need a license to use.
This tube has several layers with different hair and clothing color choices and wings in different colors, so it
is very versitile to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit,Ladybug Garden by Amy Marie Kits
Font of choice, I am using 2Peas Champagne
Mask: of your choice
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
open element 23 copy and paste as a new layer, rotate right 90 resize 90%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 15 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard,leave selected
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 76%
arrange in your frame
erase the bits that hang out of your frame where you don't want them
Now we'll add our elements, you can check my example tag for reference
element 12 arrange on far right side of frame
element 118 resize 85% mirror, rotate left 12 & arrange along the bottom
element 132 mirror & arrange on the bottom
element 79 resize 75% arrange on right side, just above element 12 layer
element 83 arrange below the other layers on the right side
element 9 arrange just above the frame layer on the bottom
element 6 resize 15% arrange in the flowers on the bottom left
add paper 11 above the white background
apply your mask
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save