Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Time Blues

I had such fun today! I got to play with a beautiful kit from Funky Fever called "Summer Time Blues". It's available in both tagger & full sizes, & comes with its own poser. Both versions are currently on sale for more than 50% off! The links to the kit are in the tag tutorial below, plus I have 2 quick pages for you.

Tutorial for “Dreams Take Flight” tag

What I used:
A wonderful scrap kit by Funky Fever called “Summer Time Blues” http://butterflyblushdesigns.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8_42&products_id=206 (full) http://butterflyblushdesigns.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8_42&products_id=204 (tagger)
The lovely poser is included in the kit.

What I did:
I created this tag in Adobe PSCS 4.
1. Open a new, transparent canvas, 700 pixels x 700 pixels. Use the circular selection tool to draw a large circle. Fill the circle with the background of your choice (paper 11).
2. Choose one of the 2 butterflies. I chose the second butterfly. Copy & paste, resizing smaller to fit nicely in upper half of your circle. Adjust opacity of butterfly layer to 80%.
3. Copy & paste the gazebo, resizing to about 10% of original size. Adjust opacity of gazebo layer to 70%.
4. Copy & paste the poser, resizing so she can stand off to one side & not substantially block other elements. Apply bevel & emboss effect, then apply drop shadow.
5. Choose text colour, font & font size. I used dark blue Lauren Script size 18 for the name & size 14 for the other text, & then applied a glitter style. Use a smaller font to type tag info along bottom (Arial 3).
6. Merge visible & save.



Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 23 Jun [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 24 Jun [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Car/Truck/Airplane, etc. Theme post on Jun. 24, 2009. Thanks again.