My Daughter was born on Feb 14, 2010 and she is wonderfully healthy! Thank you for all the wonderful emails about everything. I just wanted to say that for right now since life has gotten so busy I am working mainly on tags and layouts. There will be the occasional tutorial but not as many as before. I am sorry if this causes any problems, but family comes first! I hope this finds all my followers doing well! Blessed Be! ~Lori

Quick Links

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Alien Skin
Squirlz Water Reflections
Animation Shop

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Midnight in the Garden

For this tutorial I have used the Vintage Dreams kit from Scrappin Bratz that was made in honor of Jillann the former Scrappin Bratz owner which can be purchased HERE

Alien Skin Eye Candy Impact 5 Trail can be found in my quick Links on the top right of the page.

  • Open paper 26 or whichever one you would like to use as your frame. Resize to 25%
  • Open a blank 800x800 canvas transparent
  • Using your preset tool, Draw a shape you would like to use as your frame. I used a dodecagon. I placed it from 100 to 700 in both directions.
  • Flood fill this with your paper of choice, merge visible
  • Draw another of the same shape inside the previous one. Using the freehand selection tool Follow your shape around and then hit delete to make the inside gone.
  • Using Eye Candy 5 Glass apply the following settings. (Click on the picture to see full size)
  • Strech the shape to fill your canvas.
  • Open another paper for your background inside your frame, Resize to 15% and place inside your frame.
  • While having the frame layer selected create a drop shadow I used 2, 2, 100, 10 black.
  • To fill your frame you are going to want to resize each element you wish to use to around 20% to start with, you can use what ever you would like I have used the moon, bench, rain, and Ivy all with the same drop shadow as above.
  • Resize your canvas to 70%
  • Paste as a new layer on a fresh 800x800 canvas.
  • Place your bird(s) of choice on the top with a drop shadow
  • Place a branch on the left side under the frame layer, Duplicate, Mirror, Merge Down, Drop Shadow.
  • Using your flowers of choice make a nice arrangement and place it over the frame at the bottom. Add a drop shadow.
  • Add anything else you would like at this time, including all copyrights and wording.
  • Resize as desired
  • Save your tag