For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac, which you need a license to use. You can get it at his store, here.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Sounds of the Sea by Stargazer's Musings which you can find here.
Font of choice, I am using Bickham Script Fancy 2
Mask: Becky Mask 22. I can't find her site anymore, so I can't supply a link. If you have it, use that one, or just choose another mask you like.
Plugins: No outside plugins
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
Let's get started!
Open a new canvas 650 x 650 pixels, white background.
Open frame 3, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 60%. Click inside it with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 3.
Open paper 8, copy and paste as a new layer, between the white background and frame. Selections invert, click delete on your keyboard. Leave selected.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize if necessary, arrange it how you want & duplicate. Drag one above your frame and hide it. Drag the other below your frame, take your eraser tool and erase the bits that hang below your frame. Deselect, add a drop shadow to the tube and frame.
Clock 1, resize by 30%, rotate to right by 20, add to the top left of frame, add drop shadow.
Sand1, resize by 90%, arrange along bottom of the frame
Beach Chair 1, resize by 50%, arrange on the bottom right, add drop shadow
Beach umbrella, resize by 40%, arrange on the right side, above the beach chair, add drop shadow and drag this layer below the beach chair layer in your layer palette
Decorative net 1, resize by 55%, rotate right by 55, arrange along bottom of frame
Grass 1, resize by 40%, arrange on left side, duplicate, pull copy slightly right, duplicate, resize by 65%, pull that copy slightly right., Drag below the net layer
Coral 1, resize by 40%, arrange to the left, drag below the net layer but above the grass layer. Add drop shadow.
Bird 2, resize by 25%, mirror, arrange on left side, add drop shadow.
Bottle, resize by 25%, arrange on bottom left.
Seashell 6, resize by 15%, add drop shadow, arrange on bottom left.
Seashell 10, resize by 15%, add drop shadow, arrange on bottom left
Sarfish 3, resize by 15%, add drop shadow, arrange on bottom right
Coral 2, resize by 15, add drop shadow, arrange along bottom of frame between the coral on the left and the chair
Leaves 2, resize by 15%, arrange between coral and bottle, drag layer between the two, duplicate & mirror. Drag it over to the left.
Open paper 1, copy and paste as a new layer, just above the white background layer. Open your mask in psp. Go to layers, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down box, click ok. In your layer palette, find the mask, delete it, click yes to the pop up box, merge group.
Duplicate 2x and then merge all 3 together to make the mask darker.
Crop & resize. Add your text, copyright and credits as needed & save.