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Flower Girl

By © Purplechick Creations
Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental
and unintentional.
This tut uses PSPX2 but can be used with other versions.

Please do not share this or place on another website!!

* Scrapkit Spring Dreams, it's a payed kit by Baby Cakes Designs and you can buy it at Aussie Scraps
* Tube of your choice, I used a lovely tube from Barbara Jensen. Don't use her artwork without a license!
*WSL mask 254. You can find them here.
Put the mask in your mask folder in your psp files.
* Doodle, colorized by me, if it's yours please let me know so I can give you proper credit.
* Eyecandy 4000/Gradient glow (Optional)
* Font of choice, I used Inspiration.
* My supplies here
Remember to save often :-)
Have fun!!

1 Open a new transparent image 800 by 800, I always use a large workspace, you can always crop or resize later, floodfill with white.
2 Layers/New raster layer
3 Open the 4 green papers in psp. They already are 800 by 800, so I didn't resize them.
4 Put BCS sage paper in the foreground of your materials palette, angle 0, scale 100.
5 Floodfill the layer with the paperpattern.
6 Layers/Load/Save mask/Load mask from disk and find your wsl mask 254 with these settings:

Source luminance checked
Fit to canvas checked
Invert transparency UNchecked
Hide all mask checked

7 Layers/Merge/Merge group.
8 Open the 4frames frame :-) in psp.
9 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
10 I colorized the bow by using my freehand selection tool, point to point to make a selection around the bow like this:

and then go to Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Colorize and choose a color from your tube or kit, I used 108/79
11 Image/Resize with 60%, bicubic, all layers UNchecked.
12 Move it a bit to the top of the tag.
13 Take your magic wand and click in the first of the frames with these settings:

mode add shift, rgb value, tolerance 0, outside checked.

14 Put one of the four green papers in your materialspalette with the same settings as before, or use the one that's already in there. We have four different papers and we use them all so it's not that important wich one you use first :-)
15 Layers/New raster layer
16 Floodfill this layer with the paper.
17 Selections/Select none
18 Move the paperlayer under the framelayer.
19 Repeat step 14 to step 18 with the rest of the frames and the papers.
20 Give the frame a dropshadow of choice or use mine:

horizontal 0
vertical 0
opacity 55
blur 5
color black
shadow on new layer UNchecked.

21 Close your white backgroundlayer, and the masklayer, make sure you are on one of the others layers and go to Layers/Merge visible.
22 Open the other layers.
23 Give the framelayer another dropshadow.
24 Open the birdhouse, the birdhouse with the bird and the bird in psp.
25 Edit/Copy the birdhouse, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
26 Image/Resize with 30%, all layers UNchecked.
27 Move the birdhouse in one of the frames.
28 Open the other birdhouse and repeat steps 25 till 27.
29 Edit/Copy the bird, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
30 Image/Resize with 50%, all layers UNchecked.
31 Move it one of the other frames, I put it a bit on top of it, but you can do as you like of course.
32 Layers/Duplicate.
33 Image/Mirror.
34 Move this bird to the other house, see my tag for reference.
35 Give them all a dropshadow.
36 Open the BCS floral cluster in psp.
37 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
38 Image/Resize with 60%, all layers UNchecked.
39 Move this on top of the white bg layer and the masklayer to the right side of the tag, see mine for reference.
40 Give it the dropshadow.
41 Layers/Duplicate
42 Move that one to the left side a bit more to the bottome of the frametag, see mine for reference.
43 Open the doodle in psp, if you need to colorize it, now is the time ( I always go to Selections/Select all, Selections/Float, selections/Defloat, Layers/New raster layer and floodfill this with the color of choice, Selections/Select none and delete the other layer :-)
44 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
45 Move it on top of the masklayer, to the right side of the tag, see mine for reference.
46 Layers/Duplicate
47 Image mirror
48 Image/ Flip
49 Move that one to the left side to the top.
50 Layers/Duplicate
51 Image/Flip
52 Move this layer to your liking on the bottom of the tag on the left side.
53 Layers/Duplicate
54 Image/Mirror.
55 Open your tube, I used a girl lying on the ground.
56 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
57 Move her to the bottom of the frame layer, like she is lying in front of it.
58 Give the dropshadow.
59 Open the blossoms in psp.
60 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
61 Image/Resize with 80%, all layers UNchecked.
62 Move them to the bottom of the tag so the girl is lying in the flowers.
63 Give the same dropshadow.
64 Open the butterfly and the cream butterfly in psp.
65 Image/Resize to your liking, duplicate them as much as you like and arrange them on the tag.(I colorized the cream butterfly)
66 Give them all the dropshadow.
67 Take your text tool and a nice font and write down your name.
68 Give it a dropshadow or go to Effects/ Plugins/Eyecandy 4000/Gradient glow, with the glow widht to 5 and the color white, and repeat it with a soft color from the tag, I used a light orange one from the flower.
69 Image/Resize with 80%, all layers CHECKED. or to your liking.
70 Add your watermark and proper credits if necessary.
71 File/Export as a jpeg :-)

That's it!!!
I hope you had fun making this tag
huggers Paola