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Sparkling Blue


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 Sparkling Sapphire by Grunge and Glitter scraps. It's a payed kit and you can buy it at Aussie Scrap Design
* Tube of your choice, I used a tube from Blonde Blythe, at CILM, now she is with MPT. Don't use without a license.
* Mask sg_featherleaf-frame made by my dear friend Sandie, she makes beautiful masks :-)Thanks for letting me use it. So sweet of you :-) Put the mask in your maskfolder in your psp files.
* Fonts of choice
* My supplies here*
* Eyecandy 4000 gradient glow (optional)

Remember to save often :-)
Have fun!!

1 Open a new transparent image 700 by 700, I always use a large workspace, you can always crop later, floodfill with white.
2 Open frame1 from your kit in psp.
3 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
4 Take your magic wand, with these settings and click in all the white spaces in the frame. Make sure the whole frame is selected.

5 Selections/Modify/Expand with 6 pixels
6 Open one of your papers from the kit in psp, I used paper 6 and put it in the foreground of your materials palette, angle 0, scale 100.
7 Layers/New raster layer.
8 Floodfill this layer with the paper. Make sure you fill all selections. Do not deselect yet.
9 Open glitterdoodle in psp.
10 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste into selection
9 Selections/Select none
10 Move this layer under the frame layer.
11 Give the framelayer a dropshadow of choice or use mine:

Horizontal: 0
Vertical: 0
Opacity: 55
Blur: 5
color: black
shadow on new layer UNchecked.

12 Layers/Merge/Merge down
13 Image/Resize with 50%, all layers UNchecked.
14 Move it to the left side, see my tag for reference
15 Layers/Duplicate
16 Image Mirror
17 Layers/Duplicate
18 Image/Free rotate with these settings:

left, 90 degrees

18 Image/Flip
19 Arrange the three frames together, see my tag for reference or to your liking.
20 Open the starcharm in psp.
21 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
22 Image resize with 50%, all layers UNchecked
23 Move this to the right framelayer on the bow, see my tag for reference
24 Open flower 1 from the scrapkit in psp
25 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer
26 Image resize with 30%, all layers UNchecked.
27 Give them both the dropshadow.
28 Open bowcharm into psp.
29 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer
30 Image resize with 50% all layers UNchecked.
31 Move this to the bow on the left frame.
32 Give it a dropshadow.
33 Make sure you are on the white backgroundlayer.
34 Layers/New raster layer
35 Floodfill with the same paper as before.
36 Layers/Load/Save mask/Load mask from disk and find your sg_featherleaf-frame from sandie with these settings:

Source Luminance checked
Fit to canvas checked
Invert transparency checked
Hide all mask checked

37 Layers/Merge/Merge group
38 Image resize with 80%, all layers UNchecked.
39 Open chrystaldragonfly in psp.
40 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
41 Layers/Arrange/Bring to top
42 Image resize with 50%, all layers UNchecked.
43 Move this on top of the two topframes, see my tag for reference.
44 Open your tube in psp.
45 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
46 Move this to the bottom of the layout you made or somewhere you like the best.
47 Give it a dropshadow of choice or use mine.
48 Open glitterflower1 in psp
49 Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste as a new layer.
50 Resize with 50%
51 Move this to the bottom of the tag.
52 Duplicate this as often as you like and resize them in different sizes.
53 Arrange them on your tag
54 Open a font of your choice, I love to use curly fonts and write down your name.
55 Layers/Convert to a raster layer
56 Give it a dropshadow in a color you like, or use eyecandy 4000 gradient glow like I did. I used the default settings and a bright color from the tag as glow.
57 Image resize with 75%, all layers CHECKED.
58 Add your watermark and the copyright info
59 Save as a jpeg.

That's it!!! I hope you had fun making this tutorial.
Huggers Paola