gtt-winter-wonder-ani-karen.gif picture by Gems-hw-tags 

This tutorial

was written by me, Gems, Nov 1st 2009

Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

My tutorials are registered with Twinc

I am using the wonderful art of Suzanne Woolcott

You need a licence to use Suzannes work, which you can purchase through

Gorjuss Art

this was written in PSPX and Animation Shop
assumes you have a good understanding.

I dont use many PTU kits in my tuts however this is such a beautiful kit

Scrapkit ptu -Amazing Snowland by Irene Alexeeva HERE

Mask-Becky's Mask22-HERE

Font i used - Wicked Queen 

Plug ins- aliens skin-Xenofex2-constellation

ok off we go!!

Open up the Mask and minimise to your system tray
Open a new transparent canvas 650x650

flood fill with white.
Get paper5 and resize to 21% of original
paste as a new layer

go to
layers-new mask layer-from image
click on your drop down and find Beckysmask-22
source luminance checked only.
apply the mask,
go to layers-merge-merge group.

Get your snowhouse resize to 15% of original
paste as a new layer.
place to the right hand side of the canvas
Add a small drop shadow to any elements you wish as we go along
use a dark colour from the paper instead of black
I used 1-2-30-10.00 and the colour #374b47

Open up the 2 trees from your kit
resize both to 18%
copy and paste tree1 and place to the left side of the canvas
then tree2, see my tag for reference.
go to layers and lower the opacity on tree1 to 60
and on tree2 to 80.
Open up your snowman resize to 20%
paste as a new layer, just infront of the house.
Get the fence resize to 20% and paste as a new layer.

Now onto the silver wire frame
resize to 30%
On your layer palette duplicate the wire frame.
hide all layers apart from the 2 wire frames
layers-merge-merge visible
un-hide everything.
stay on the wire frame
go to adjust-sharpness-sharpen.
Get the sleight and resize to 21%
paste as a new layer.
see my tag for reference
go to adjust-sharpness-sharpen.

Get your winter sign and resize to 21%
paste as a new layer off to the left.
Open a snowdrift of choice (i used2)
and resize to 21% and paste at the bottom of the sign.

Go to your layer palette and find and activate your wire frame
Get an icicle of choice (i used icicle3)
resize to 21%
paste as a new layer place it at the top of your wire frame.
Now go to your warp mesh tool
gtt-wire-mesh-tool-screeney.jpg picture by Gems-hw-tags 
it will put a mesh over your canvas
use the nodes nearest the ends of your icicle
to bend them to the rough shape of your frame.
gtt-wiremesh-icicle-screeney.jpg picture by Gems-hw-tags 
Just click on the mover tool to apply
move them near the top of the canvas

Open and resize to 21% the 2 diamond scatters and the snow swirl
paste them as new layers placing them as in my tag or where your happy.
Open and resize to 18% the lantern and beam
place it to the top of the frame shining down over the scene.

Add your main tube and all your ę & Licence info

Add your name and if your not animating, save as a png or jpg and
your Done!

To Animate continue:
Activate the silver wire frame
go to effects
alien skin xenofex - constellation and use the following settings

edit > copy merged
over into animation shop
paste as a new animation
back to psp
edit undo
effects > xenofex > constellation
this time hit the random seed button once
edit > copy merge
over to AS
click on your tag, paste after current frame
back to psp
edit undo
effects > xenofex > constellation
and hit the random seed button once more
edit > copy merge
over to AS
click on your tag, paste after current frame
in AS go to view and check your animation is running properly
and your done!!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and i hope you found it easy to follow?

any problems at all please feel free to shout!!

Hugs Gemsxx

ArtworkęSuzanne Woolcott SW521 Gems09