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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Dragonfly Picnic




Snaggable versions of this tag in my Fotki album

For this tutorial you will need the following:

Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X7, you should be able to use any version.

Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Ian Daniels (ID-AA1 Tube)which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Spring Browny by Amy Marie's Kits 

Font of choice, I am using Vtks Rash

Mask of your choice

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 850 x 850 pixels with a white background

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 85%

Now we'll build our tag by adding the elements:
element24 arrange under tube, duplicate 4 times, arrange around so you have a good sized patch of grass, then hide the tube and white background, merge visible, unhide the hidden layers

element 47 arrange in front of tube on left
element 7 resize 75% arrange in front of tube on bottom left
element 1 arrange behind tree stump, duplicate, drag down to the left

element 27 arrange in front of tube on left, duplicate, drag the duplicate below the tube
take your eraser tool and erase just what is over the face & body of your tube but leave where the tree is covering her legs

element 45 mirror horizontal arrange behind tube on right
element 20 resize 55%  flip vertically duplicate 2 times arrange across top of wall

copy and paste paper 18 as a new layer above the white background
apply your mask, merge group


crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Coffee Bean





Snaggable versions of this tag in my Fotki album

For this tutorial you will need the following:

Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X7, you should be able to use any version.

Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Anna Marine Individual Tube 49-1 which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU scrap kit by Ladyhawwk Designs IB-Anna Marine-49-1

Font of choice, I am using Segoe Script

Mask of your choice

Plugins: No outside plugins used




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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 850 x 850 pixels with a white background

Open frame 1 copy and paste as a new layer 
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 4 copy and paste as a new layer 
click delete on your keyboard,

Copy and paste your close up tube as a new layer, resize by 90%
arrange in your frame
erase the bits that hang out of your frame where you don't want them

Now add your elements:
element24  resize 60% arrange on bottom right, duplicate, mirror horizontal
element 3 resize 50% arrange above flowers on right side
element 30 resize 46% arrange bottom center
element 28 resize 46% arrange to the right of element 30
element 29 resize 35% arrange behind the coffee beans layer
element 26 resize 45% arrange behind beans & cinnamon sticks
element 22  resize 45% arrange between the coffee cup and coffee beans
element 23 resize 60% rotate right 80 arrange behind coffee cup on the left

add paper 6 above the white background
apply your mask, merge group, duplicate, merge together, resize 85%

crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save

Monday, November 24, 2014

CT Tag Show Off Diry Art




New tag using the artwork of Fidor from PFD
and PTU scrap kit Feeling Christmas by Diry Art available here:
Diry Art Store Ya *Christmas 2013 Combo - 4 scrap kits*

Snaggable versions of this tag at Fotki
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Snaggable versions of this tag in my Fotki album

For this tutorial you will need the following:

Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X7, you should be able to use any version.

Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Alicia Mujica CDO Exclusive tube 8A which you need a license to use.  This tube is not available in her store, but only at CDO.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using PTU kit, Dear Santa, by Scrappin With Lil Ole Me  

Font of choice, I am using Santa's Sleigh Full

You'll find it in the October 2014 posts, for some reason when I clicked the post
it would not give me the direct url to that post in the address bar.
You can also find it by clicking "Masks" on the left sidebar, and it's just a few posts down


Plugins: No outside plugins used



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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.


Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 850 x 850 pixels with a white background

Open element 14 copy and paste as a new layer, resize 90%
open paper 6 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard,
leave selected


Copy and paste your close up tube as a new layer
arrange in your frame
erase the bits that hang out of your frame where you don't want them

add your elements: 

element 148 resize 50%  mirror vertically, arrange on bottom right, duplicate, mirror horizontally
element 13 resize 40% arrange on top of the gold colored branches, duplicate, mirror horizontally
element 9 resize 40% arrange bottom center

element 58 resize 40% arrange in front of birdhouse
element 18 resize 45% arrange at the bottom of the branches
element 17 resize 20% arrange in front of birdhouse

element 117 resize 25% arrange below the green branches on right, duplicate, mirror horizontally, 
element 134 resize 35% arrange in front of flowers duplicate & mirror horizontally
element 121 resize 35% arrange behind flower & pincones, duplicate & mirror horiztonally

copy and paste paper 23 above the white background
apply your mask, merge group, resize 85%

crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save