Wednesday, 21 January 2009


Hope you like it : Be My Valentine

Supplies needed:
I am using the brilliant artwork of Keith Garvey
You can purchase a license to use his work at HERE
Scrap Kit:
I used a FTU scrap kit called

you can download from
Bel Vidotti Scraps HERE
Template # 107:
By Dezigns By Ali HERE
Font I used is Boulevard

My supplies HERE

Okay lets go

Open up the template and image resize 75% all layers checked
Then go to canvas size 525 x 525 delete raster 1, shape 3 and shape3copy in the layer palette
Add a new raster layer and flood fill white and move to the bottom of the layers.

In the layer palette click on layer 1 selection, select all, float. Defloat and copy and paste a
Paper from the kit as a new layer, selections invert press delete on your keyboard select none
And delete the original.

Do the same with Shape 1, Layer 3, Shape 2,

In the layer palette click on Layer 2, selection, select all, float, defloat copy and paste a paper
of your choice from the kit, selection invert and delete the original now paste a tube of your
choice, resize if needed position how you like (see my Tag for reference) selections invert and
press delete on your keyboard select none.

In your layer palette click on Shape2copy, selections, select all, float, defloat from the kit copy
and paste a paper of your choice, selection, invert, and press delete on your keyboard, select none
and delete the original.

Click on your top layer in your layer palette add your tube of choice and drop shadow move the tube
To the left side.

Add any embellishments you like from the kit resize and giving them all a drop shadow.

X out the white background layer and merge all visible then un X the white background layer.

Still on the bottom layer copy and paste a flower of choice resize by 50% place to the top right side
(see Tag as reference) add more flowers around the Tag with different colours duplicate as many
times as you need.

X out your merged layer and your white background merge all the flowers visible, duplicate
Twice and on the bottom flower layer go to adjust, blur, radial blur, and apply with settings

Zoom checked

Strength 50
Eliptical checked

Horizontal offset 0
Vertical offset 0
Project center 25

Now click on the middle flower layer go to adjust, blur, gaussian blur and apply these settings

Radius : 30.00

Un X your white background, and your merged top layer, click on your top layer and add the artists
copyright and your name,

Copy merged and paste into animation shop, duplicate till you have 20 frames.

Open up your bling and resize to 300 click on the first frame of the bling and edit, select all,
then edit and copy

Now click on the first frame of your Tag and select all then edit and paste into selected frame
View your Tag and if happy save as a GIF.

Thank you for trying my tutorial.

This tutorial was written on 21st January 2009 any resemblance to any other tutorial is
purely coincidental

Friday, 9 January 2009


For this tutorial you will need :

Tube of choice
WSL_Mask84 & WSL_Mask 4 from Chelle at HERE Or
Scrapkit I used is called Rosie Elegance from HERE or You can use one of choice

Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
Xenofex2 Constellation

Put the masks in your mask folder.

Font of your choice (I used Al Sandra)

I am using the artwork of © Keith Garvey you may
purchase a license at
MPT to use his work.

Please remember to save often!

Open a New transparent image 550 x 550
Flood fill with white.
Copy and paste paper 2 as a new layer.
Layers/load Mask from disk and choose WSL_Mask 84
using the settings below

Fit to canvas
Hide all mask
Source luminance
And click load, in your layers palette right click on the group layer and merge group
Copy and paste paper 12 as a new layer
Layers/Load mask from disk and using the same settings as above but change the mask to
WSL_Mask 4 again in your layer palette right click on the group layer and merge group
Copy and paste frame 4 resizing by 80% then copy and paste diamond circle 2 and resize by
90% then making sure you are on the diamond circle layer right click in your layer palette and
merge down now give the frame a dropshadow of 1, 1, 60, 8.91.
Open the silverheart1 and resize by 50% then copy and paste move it to under your frame layer
But above the group layers and free rotate 30 degrees left and move it to the top left of the image
See my tag for placement now duplicate it and move the duplicated one down to the bottom right
of the tag now image mirror again see my tag for placement, now copy and paste foliage 1 and
move it to the left of the tag but above the frame use the lasso to select the part of the stem that
is over the frame then press delete on your keyboard, select none, now copy and paste heart 3 resizing
by 50% and place of bottom silver heart, the copy and paste bowflower 3 resize 50% and again by 50%
then place on the side of your tag just over the stem of foliage1 then copy and paste bowflower 4 also
resizing twice by 50% and place beside the other one just over the foliage stem next copy and paste
butterfly 4 and resize by 30% and copy and paste butterfly1 which you will have to resize by 30% too
place butterflies at top right on your tag, now copy and paste your tube and with your lasso go round the
bit of ankle that is over the frame then delete on your keyboard and select none. Give all the elements and
your tube a dropshadow using the settings we used on the frame. Add all artists © and your own mark
now for the name type out your name in whatever font you choose (I used Al Sandra) settings I used were
size 72, stroke 1 foreground colour #693b9 and background colour #a82e5a add same dropshadow then
Eye Candy 4000 gradient glow and choose white and press medium then Eye Candy gradient glow again
But change the colour to #693b9.

Now to animate the Frame, click on layer 2 in your layer palette which should be your Frame layer and
duplicate this layer twice to give you 3 frame layers rename them Frame 1, Frame 2, Frame 3
on Frame layer 1 go to Effects/Xenofex 2- Constellation and use these settings
Star Size 2
Size variation 3
Edge Star 4
Overall Star 0
Overdrive 100
Twinkle Amount 37

Make sure keep original image is checked, then okay

Click on Frame 2 in your layer palette and use the same settings but click the random seed button once

Click on Frame 3 and again click on the random seed button

Now X out Frame 2 & 3 and right click on the blue bar at the top of your Tag and copy merged go into ani shop and edit and paste as a new animation, back into PaintShop and X out Frame 1 and un X Frame 2 and again copy merged and take it to ani shop and paste after current frame moving the slider at the bottom over to the right, back to Paintshop and X out Frame 2 and un X Frame 3 and copy merged and take that to ani shop and paste after current frame. You should now have 3 frames in ani shop, View your animation and if happy save it as a GIF.

Hope you enjoyed this Tutorial

Written on 08.01.09

Thursday, 8 January 2009

My first time at blogging

My name is Lyn and I live in Fife, Scotland I am married to a wonderful man and who I love dearly, mainly cos he puts up with me and my PSP ing lol of which I am utterly addicted anyway I started this blogg with that in mind as I would like to try and write some tutorials watch this space lol
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