Autumn Dream
 

1A1AutumnDreamChica.gif picture by peachesandsweetcheeks

 

Supplies:
Tube of choice, I am using the remarkable art by Barbara Jensen. You can purchase a license to use her art HERE.
Precious new Autumn scrap kit "Autumn Charm" by Chica's Designz HERE.
Mask 307 by Vix HERE.
Plugin>VDL Adrenalin>Snowflakes (Optional) HERE

Ok Let's Dream a little!!!

Open a new image 700x650 pixels and flood fill white. Put the Vix mask 307 in your PSP mask folder.

Copy and paste paper 3 from Chica's "Autumn Charm" scrap kit. Layers>Load/Save Mask, Load from disk. settings: invert transparency UN-checked, Hide all mask. Layers>Merge Group.

Copy and paste Frame 10 from Chica's kit. Image>Rotate either left or right, either is good...LOL

Copy and paste paper 1 ~ re-size 70%.

Using the magic wand tool, click inside the frame. Selections>Modify expand by 8.

On paper>Selections>Invert and Press the delete key on your keyboard. Selections>None.
Move the paper below the frame. Effects>3D>Drop shadow frame, settings: V3, H3, Opacity 71, Blur 9.

Copy and paste tube, Drop shadow. Move below the frame, erasing tube below the frame.

Copy and paste Swirl 1 ~ re-size 50%, place top left corner. Drop shadow.

Copy and paste any elements from Chica's kit that charm you, I used Bow 11 ~ re-size 40%. Drop shadow. Butterflies 3 & 4, 20%, Image>Free rotate 20, one left one right. Cattails 1, 50%, drop shadow and lower the opacity to 66 or your liking (located at the top in your palette). 

Copy and paste Doodle 1 ~ re-size 60%. Place bottom left corner, drop shadow. Duplicate>Image>Mirror. Move to the bottom in your palette, above the mask.

Add your copyright, watermark and name. Font of choice, I use Arial black font.

Re-size all layers to your liking, I re-sized 83%, final size 581 pixels.

Save as a jpg or png if you are not going on with the animation and you are done!!!

I sure hope you enjoyed the warm charm of Chica's new Autumn kit!!!

Animation:
On the Mask layer, Effects>Plugin>VDL Adrenalin> Snowflakes, with these settings: Amount~100, Range begin 0, Range end 20, Hardness 100, Transparency 0, Change Random seed for the 1st frame to 182.
Layers>Copy Merged and paste in Animation Shop as a new animation. Go back to PSP, change Random seed to 818 for the 2nd frame. Copy merged again and paste in AS after the first frame. Back to PSP and repeat these steps once more changing the Random seed to 1545. Thus having 3 frames in animation Shop. Select ALL, change your frame properties to 19, to slow down the snow.
Run your animation, save as a GIF....and you've got dreamy snow!!!