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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Alicia Mujica CT Tag Show Off

New tag using Alicia Mujica's new tube which is free to you 
with any 4 Euro purchase in her store in the month of December 2014
Make your purchase then email her your receipt and she will send you the tube.

Scrap kit used is also by Alicia Mujica called December 2014 and is in her store.

Snaggable versions of this tag in my Fotki album


North Pole Toon






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 Pinup Toons which you need a license to use.
This tube is the December 2013 bonus tube that was available with a $10 purchase in that month.
You cannot get it anymore unless CDO does a bonus bonanza which they are doing right now through December 25th, 2014.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a kit from Creative Scraps by Crys called Country Christmas 

Font of choice, I am using Scriptina


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

open frame 1 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 7 copy and paste as a new layer 
click delete on your keyboard

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

add your elements:
element 21 arrange on the left between tube and frame layers
element 29 resize 50% arrange in front of tree on left
element 22 resize 50% arrange in front of the tree to the left of the sign
element 27 resize 30% arrange on top of the gift
element 36 resize 45% arrange to the right of the gift, erase the stone path
element 26 resize 65% arrange across bottom of frame, below gingerbread house layer
element 8 arrange behind other layers on the bottom


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

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Magic



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 Ismael Rac (Miss X 2014 tube) which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Holiday Magic by Scrappin With Lil Ole Me 

Font of choice, I am using Showcard Gothic

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

open element 133 copy and paste as a new layer 
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 24 copy and paste as a new layer below the frame
arrange in your frame, click delete on your keyboard
leave selected, copy and paste your tube as a new layer
resize 50%
erase the bits that hang out of the frame where you don't want them


Now add your elements:
element 29 resize 50% arrange on left side
element 4 resize 45% arrange on right side
element 110 resize 45% arrange just left of bottom center

element 89 resize 45% arrange to the right of the wheel
element 97 resize 35% arrange on far left, in front of tree
element 119 resize 45% arrange in front of wheel, below
 pails of snowballs layer, duplicate, drag to the far right

element 138 resize 35% arrange in front of snowman layer
element 15 resize 45% arrange between tree & snowman on the left
element 46 resize 25% arrange beween pails of snowballs & the 
other layers so it looks like it's in the snow

element 68 resize 45% arrange below snow layer on right
element 62 resize 25% arrange in front of buckets
element 3 resize 25% arrange beween buckets and pine branch on right

element 45 resize 35% arrange behind pin branches on right
element 44 resize 35% arrange between pink leaves and Santa sign on right

element 101 arrange on left side above the white background, duplicate, rotate right 25
arrange it so it just overlaps the original, duplicate again, rotate right 25, drag up so it 
just overlaps the 2nd layer
keep doing this until you have enough to go around the top completely
going as far around the tag as you want.

If you have mura copies, you could also do this with the settings in mura using encircle
I have a version of windows and PSP that this plugin doesn't work with, do I had
to do it manually


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

Friday, December 12, 2014

Santa's Reindeer





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 Keith Garvey, Sexy Reindeer & the Santa tube which are free tubes in his store, which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Christmas with Alyce by Scrappin With Lil Ole Me 

Font of choice, I am using Christmas Card

links to her masks are down the page a little bit and on the right sidebar

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 950 x 950 pixels with a white background

open element 29 copy and paste as a new layer, resize 90%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 27 copy and paste as a new layer 
click delete on your keyboard,

Copy and paste your Santa tube as a new layer,
arrange in your frame
click delete on your keyboard, make sure Santa is under the frame layer

Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer, mirror & arrange in front of the window

now add your elements:
element 40 resize 75% arrange on the right side of window
element 91 resize 55% mirror & arrange between chair and tube on the right
element 39 resize 90% arrange on left side of window
element 38 resize 45% arrange in front of tree on left side
element 49 resize 40% arrange to the left of the other gift
element 12 resize 35% arrange behind tube to the right of element 49
element 109 resize 25% arrange in front of santa bag and chair
element 35 resize 25% arrange in tree
element 31 resize 28% arrange by chair

copy and paste paper 20 above the white background
add your mask and merge group, resize 110%
I then erased the parts of the mask that was showing at the very bottom

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