Thursday, 10 October 2013

FTU Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead

Ding dong was written by myself on 10th October 2013. It is my own idea and creation. Any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.

Supplies Needed

Tube. I have used the fantastic artwork of Alfadesire. Available from Pics For Design

Amazing Ftu scrap kit is 'Halloweeny' by Mirella at A Space Between
Its a full size kit so its quite large but it is downloadable in parts and truly a fantastic kit.
( Great news !! Mirella has now re uploaded this fab scrap kit to her blog and it's available in tagger size. Please note though when I wrote the tut sizings for elements are for full size kit )
Please leave a thank you when downloading :)

Mask Wsl167 by Chelle at Weescotslass Creations

Font Used Rock & Roll Typo - Crazy

Filters Used

Xero - Radiance
Tramages - Mo jellyfish

Open a new image 700 x 700.

From kit c/paste Element 5 Black Frame re sized to 20%. Rotate by 90 degrees. Using magic wand tool click in centre to float. Selections - Modify - Expand by 3.
C/paste paper 3 re sized to 20% and position as desired beneath the selection. Invert the selection and hit delete. Select none and move paper layer below frame.
Apply Xero - Radiance to paper layer ( see settings below) 
Apply Tramages - Mo Jellyfish to Frame ( settings below) D/shadow and merge the 2 layers.

On the right side of your canvas, toward the bottom right of frame( refer to my tag for placement) C/paste Element 28 Black Leaves, re sized to 17%. Duplicate and Mirror copy to left. Merge the 2 layers. I used Manual Color Correction to change the colour from black to the green in the Cauldron. D/shadow and move layer below Frame.
 Above this layer, again bottom right of canvas, C/paste Element 22 Black Tree Branch re sized to 25%. Rotate left by 12 degrees. Duplicate and mirror copy to right, merge down and d/shadow.

C/paste your tube to the right side of frame and d/shadow and to the left of the frame ( behind tube layer) c/paste Element 18 Cauldron re sized to 27%. D/shadow.

C/paste Element 25 Legs, re sized to 25%. Image - Flip. Position over Cauldron and use eraser tool to remove bottom part of legs that exceed the rim and front of the cauldron so it appears that the witch is upside down in there ! D/shadow. Behind the legs c/paste Element 17 Bat re sized to 15%. Position above Cauldron just resting on the rim. D/shadow.

On the top left hand corner of Frame behind Bat layer, c/paste Element 29 Leaf re sized to 8%. Rotate right by 18 degrees and d/shadow.

Continue to add desired elements from kit and d/shadow to your liking... I used...

21 Web - 12%. Position on right side of canvas behind tube. Duplicate and place copy to the left of your tube above the Cauldron.

31 Spider - 15%.  C/paste and position to the left of your tube so it appears to be dangling from Web.

34 Autumn Leaves - 20%. Bottom left of canvas above Cauldron.

40 Eyeball - 10%. Bottom left behind Leaves.

8 Frog - 10%. Bottom left above Leaves.

50 Bow - 10%. Bottom right of canvas behind tube and Branch.

Mask Layer - C/paste paper 2 re sized to 20%. Move to bottom of layer palette. Load mask from disk - fit to layer. In layer palette, delete mask and merge group.

Merge all layers. Crop/re size to your liking. I usually sharpen at this point rather than each separate element as I go along. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask 5.0 - 30 -5.
Add name and relevant artist copyright and tube licence info.
Save as Png.

Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag.
Sal :)


  1. I love all your tutorials..but I really love your FTU one's. I look for a lot on the internet and for the most part they don't interest me but yours are really good and your instructions are easy to understand. Thanks for your hard work. :)

  2. Thank you Yvette for stopping by and taking time to leave a lovely comment. Your'e very welcome. So pleased you like my tutorials. I've been writing them for 10 months now but still very much value feedback. So again... Thank you :)

  3. the kit is no longer available on their blog :(

  4. Awww nooo... her whole site is closed down by the looks of things. Sorry, will look into re doing the tut using a different kit :( :(


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