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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Beach Party Alena



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 Ninaste at Beehive Studio (Alena) which you need a license to use.  This beautiful tube has 2 types of layers, a set of mermaid layers and a set of layers with legs so you can use her as a girl or a mermaid!

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Beachy Alena by Tiny Turtle Designs

Font of choice, I am using Akhenaton

Mask: Horse Play's Pasture Mask 11
Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 950 pixels with a white background

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 40%

open element 109 copy and paste as a new layer resize 115%
 click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 41 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard,
 
Open another layer of your tube, mirror it, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the left side of the frame, click delete on your keyboard, duplicate it, mirror it and drag it around to arrange in the right side of the frame
Change the blend mode to Luminance(L) and drop the opacity to about 75
 
Hide all layers but the tubes in the frame, the frame, and the background paper, merge visible
then unhide  the other layers
 
Now we'll add our elements. You can check my example tag for placement if you need to 
 
 
 element 1 arrange below the tube layer duplicate & mirror
 element 31 arrange on left to fill in the gap between the other two sand layers, merge all the sand together
 element 100 arrange on the right side of the frame
element 125 rotate left by 10 arrange on the left side of frame

 element 121 resize  55% arrange behind and to the left of the tube, duplicate & mirror it
duplicate it again, resize it 75% and arrange in the center of the frames behind the tube

 element 110 resize  25% arrange by the flowers
element 136 resize  60% arrange between the tree & frame on the right side
element 138 resize  60% arrange on the left side
element 95 resize  40% arrange in front of the legs of the tube
element 58 resize 25% arrange by the other glass


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

Black Pearl






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 Alicia Mujica (Perla Negra) which you need a license to use. 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PUT kit, Steampunk Pirate by Hania Design

Font of choice, I am using Pirates Bay


Plugins: Alien Skin Eye Candy 4000 Shadowlab (or you can just use drop shadow)
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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!


 
 Tag

Open a  new canvas 600 x 250 pixels with a white background

Open paper 8, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the canvas

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 55% arrange on the left side

Using your Alien Skin Eye Candy 4000 Shadowlab add a drop shadow using these settiings
(click image to see it larger) 


Add the following elements
element 22 resize  75% arrange to the right of and behind the tube
apply the same Shadowlab setting as above

 element 50 resize  60% arrange behind and to the right of the chests
element 65 resize 60% arrange above and below the chests layer
add the same Shadowlab setting as above

element 6 resize 70% mirror arrange on to of the chests on the right

Make the white background layer active, click on your crop tool and at the top where it says
"Snap crop rectangle to" choose the center one "layer opaque" this gets rid of the extra papers or elements that hang outside our canvas

Now, still on the white background click selections, select all, modify, set selection borders, and set it at 5
Add a new raster layer at the top of the tag, flood fill with #532f27 and deselect


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

For my name I used #ef4b8f as the background and black as the foreground
stroke set at 1 and used the same Shadowlab setting as in the rest of the tag

Avatar

Open a new canvas 200 x 200 or whatever size you need for where you will use it

We will just copy and paste the following from the tag to the avatar canvas
paper
wheel
tube

Open element 66, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 30% arrange over wheel on right side

Now crop it and add the border the same way you did to the tag except change the number on the selection borders to 3 instead of 5

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

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mermaid Elena






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 Ninaste (Alena) which you need a license to use. 
This beautiful tube comes with a mermail layer with a tail and a beach layer with legs instead of the tail
plus each layer has color choices as well.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Elena by Hania Design 

Font of choice, I am using Typo Garden

Mask: of your choice

Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 850 pixels with a white background

open 97 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 2 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard, deselect


Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 40%
arrange in front of your frame on the bottom

 Now we'll add our elements, you can check my tag for a better idea of placement

 element 7 resize  75% arrange on top right side of frame, duplicate & mirror
element 66 resize  50% arrange in the bottom part of the frame
element 49 arrange on the top left side of the frame, erase the bits that show past the frame

element 38 resize 55% arrange on the left side of the frame drop opacity to 75 so he looks like
he's disappearing in the water

element 59 resize  75% arrange just in front of the rocks inside the frame
erase the biggest one in the front

element 33 arrange on bottom right, duplicate twice, slide one over toward the middle, mirror the other
element 74 resize  75% arrange on right side of frame, between the frame & vines
element 85 resize  45% arrange by her knees, duplicate, resize 45% where her body & tail meet

element 36 resize  30% arrange to the left of the smaller seaweed
element 58 resize  30% arrange in front of larger seaweed



add paper 8 above the white background
and apply your mask


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

Thursday, April 24, 2014

CT Tag Show Off Alicia Mujica




These tags use the beautiful artwork of Alicia Mujica, her Luna tube available here






This tag was made using Alicia's Dafne tube

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Blue Love




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 Misticheskaya (Briana) which you need a license to use. 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Blue Love by Graphics of Fantasy available at

Font of choice, I am using Spring Tyme

Mask: GemsMask19

Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 850 pixels with a white background

open frame 7 copy and paste as a new layer leave right in the center where it pasted it
Click on your magic wand, make sure it's set on add (shift)
click inside the different sections of the frame with your magic wand, selections, 
modify, expand 2, selections, invert

open paper 4 copy and paste as a new layer below the frame layer
leave this right where it pastes it as well
click delete on your keyboard,
Merge these 2 layers together & drag to the right
 
 Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 45%
arrange on the left side of the frames

Now for our elements

element  111 resize 40% arrange on bottom right
 element 119 resize 40% arrange below and to the left of 111

element 28 resize 40% arrange  along side of frame, duplicate, mirror, arrange a little 
higher up and to the right of the original

element 55 resize 40% arrange between the two blue flowers along the side of frame
duplicate, rotate right 15, drag to the right of the blue flower on the right side, duplicate, mirror
and drag that one so it's to the left of the other blue flower

element 120 resize 30% arrange between the big blue flower at the bottom and 
the blue and yellow flowers that are to the left of it
duplicate it, mirror, drag back over below the yellow flowers, resize 85%
 
element 54 resize 35% duplicate a couple times arrange around in the layers of flowers
element 42 resize 15% arrange along the top of where the yellow flowers meet the big blue one
behind and above them, so it's also along the edge of the paper we put in the frame

add paper 1 just above the white background 
apply your mask

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


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Little Birdie Told Me




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 Alicia Mujica (called Luna) which you need a license to use. 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a FTU kit by Inzpired Creationz called A Little Birdie Told Me

Font of choice, I am using Young and Beautiful

Mask: grunge mask 1 by Boundless Bliss. I can't find her site online anymore
if you don't have that mask, use another that you like

Plugins: no outside plugins
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 3 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2
add a new layer between the frame and white backgroun
open  copy and paste into selection
Selections invert
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 50 %
arrange in your frame then click delete on your keyboard
You may want to erase some of the branches off the ivy on your frame if they're in her face


 flowers 2 resize  70% arrange on bottom right, duplicate & mirror
scattered flowers resize  50% rotate right 25 arrange on bottom left, duplicate & mirror
 flower 2 resize  50% arrange on top right, duplicate & mirror
 bird 1 resize  35% arrange on top left
 butterflies resize  35% arrange on right, halfway up the frame
cat resize  45% arrange on bottom left

add paper 9 above the white background
apply your mask

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

Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Moosie





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 Derzi called Moosie Boo which you need a license to use. 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using  a PTU kit called Moosie Boo by Tiny Turtle Designs, made to go with the tube, Moosie Boo

Font of choice, I am using Young & Beautiful



Plugins: No outisde plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 59 resize 125% arrange
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 23 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by80 %
arrange in your frame
erase the bits that hang out of your frame where you don't want them

Now for our elements

element 60 resize  65% mirror and arrange on the bottom right
element 3 resize  65% arrange behind the cart
element 56 resize  35% arrange by the cart
element 131 resize  40% arrange in center on the bottom
element 135 resize  40% arrange to the left of and behind the other flower duplicate 
& mirror resize the duplicate to 80%
Merge the 3 flower layers together, duplicate, resize 80% drag to the left
element 46 resize  20% arrange on mushroom on lower right side
element 50 resize  115% arrange behind frame & background paper
element 77 resize 75% arrange behind the grass & cart on bottom right
element 90 resize  25% arrange in front of flowers in the bottom center
element 132 resize  35% arrange by toadstools



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

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bunny Chick





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 Derzi from Beehive Studio (Moosie Boo tube) which you need a license to use.  I am using the Kawaii layer of the tube, there is also a white/black/pink layer and a purple and lime layer, as well as a bonus tube available in the store.
 She also comes with or without wings and ears as well so you can customize her

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Bunny Imposter by Amy Marie

Font of choice, I am using Daisy's-Delights

Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 850 pixels with a white background

Add the following items, you can check my tag for placement

element 46 arrange towards the left
element 40 arrange behind and to the right of the house

 Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 50% mirror it and arrange slightly to the right

element 54 resize  45% arrange to the left of the house

Add some grass, I took some from some supplies I had

element 13 resize  45% arrange by sign on left, duplicate & mirror, make sure it shows 
to the right of the tube

element 23 resize  35% arrange in front of tube
element 29 resize  35% arrange in the grass, duplicate a few times and arrange around the canvas
element 1 resize  20% arrange in center of the grass in front of house
element 30 resize  45% arrange by the blue flower & mushroom, duplicate move right
element 22 resize  35% arrange by foot of tube

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

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Pony



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 Charles Bristow, (My Cynical Pony - Maya)
which you need a license to use. 
This is a pony tube from his series called My Cynical Pony, 
and there are several different ponies in the series.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Tiny Turtle Designs called Spring Kit

Font of choice, I am using Milk & Cereal


Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 850 pixels with a white background

Open element 31  arrange to the left
open 29 copy and paste as a new layer arrange on the right
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 55% place in the center

Now we'll add some more elements to finish it off

element 167 arrange on the left so it looks like you have more grass
duplicate a couple times and arrange on the right, merge these 3 layers together

element 63 resize  80% arrange to the left of and behind the house
element 3 resize  25% arrange on the right
element 27 resize  25% arrange to the right of the pony
element 24 resize  20% arrange on the left, by fence
element 32 resize  25% arrange by the pony
element 43 resize  20% arrange on top of the water well
element 23 resize  20% arrange above pony, duplicate, mirror resize 85% arrange above pony
element 162 arrange behind house & water well on the right
element 17 resize  20% arrange above house
element 54 resize  55% arrange just above the white background in the center


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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lovely Bunny




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 Alicia Mujica which you need a license to use. 
This particular tube is an exclusive forum commission only available at  the forum ACDivas


Scrap kit of choice. I am using  a PTU kit by Black Widow Creationz called Bright As Flowers

Font of choice, I am using Foxes In Love

Mask: DD Simple Circle Mask 4Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 EL33 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 1 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard,
open your close up tube copy and paste as a new layer
arrange in the frame, I put mine on the left side
click delete on your keyboard, deselect
change the blend mode to Luminance(L)
 Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer
resize 70% arrange on the right side of the frame

 Now we'll add our elements
element 2 resize  70% mirror and arrange on the bottom, below the tube layer
element 8 resize  40% arrange on the leafy vine, duplicate & flip, drag down and arrange on the vine

element 27 resize  30% arrange  behind the white flowers on the top part of the vine
and duplicate and drag that one down in front of the flowers on the lower part of the vine

element 16 resize  30% arrange in between some of the flower layers, duplicate and move to the right
element 32 resize  40% arrange on the left, above the other flowers & the vine, duplicate and rotate the duplicate to the left 45
Go back on the original one, duplicate it and mirror it, then drag that one over to the left of the other 2

element 42 resize  30% arrange in the flowers
element 50 resize  45% arrange on the left side of the frame

Copy and paste paper 8 above the white background
apply your mask
resize 110% and duplicate about 5 times so it's darker

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

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Veronica Spring





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 Nanaste at Beehive studio, the pink layer of the Veronica tube, which you need a license to use.  This tube has pink, purple and orange layers, and different layers with or without a shirt, glasses or hat.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Veronica's Garden by Tiny Turtle Designs.
This kit was made to go with the pink layer of Ninaste's Veronica tube

Font of choice, I am using 2 Peas Melissa


Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 40%

Now we'll just add our elements to create a scene
element 74 arrange behind the tube
element 37 resize  70% arrange on left side, in front of fence, duplicate & mirror

element 82 resize  70% arrange on left so eggs show just to the right of the flowers, duplicate
mirror and drag this layer behind the right side grass & flowers

element 52 arrange behind the fence in the center
element 81 resize  45% arrange in front of tube 

element 65 resize  25% arrange to the left of the grass you just put in front of the tube
element 88 resize  25% arrange on the right of the tube & grass
element 84 arrange on left, behind the flower bush behind the fence, duplicate & mirror
element 47 resize  40% arrange in front of the legs of the tube


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

Friday, April 11, 2014

Veronica's Garden






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 Ninaste at Beehive Studio (Veronica )
which you need a license to use.  I'm working with the purple layer, there are also orange and pink layers
and layers with different clothing options

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Tiny Turtle Designs called Veronica Kit, which
was made to match the tube.

Font of choice, I am using Beautiful ES

Plugins: No outside plugins
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 41 copy and paste as a new layer resize 130%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open 37 copy and paste as a new layer click delete on your keyboard
open your close up tube, mirror it, copy and paste as a new layer
arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard
change the blend mode to luminance(L) and drop the opacity to 40
then deselect

Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer resize 45%
arrange on the right side of the frame

 Now add your elements
 element 92 resize  55% arrange in front of tube
element 29 resize  55% mirror arrange behind bears & tube on the bottom
element 28 resize  45% arrange behind & to the left of the bears, duplicate & drag up
element 61 resize  35% arrange on top of the two element 28 layers
element 16 resize 35 % arrange above & behind the 2 yellow flowers
element 20 resize  25% arrange to the right of the bears
element 33 resize  65% arrange on left behind all the flower layers
element 106 resize  40% arrange by tube
element 120 resize  25% arrange on top of birdhouse
element 122 resize  25% arrange to the left of the bears
element 56 resize 20 % arrange on top of the frame

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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CT Tag Show Off - Alicia Mujica





New tag using the artwork of Alicia Mujica (Blossom)
and scrap kit Tweetheart by Dee'Sign Depot



New tube Luna by Alicia Mujica
Scrap kit by Tiny Turtle Designs (Veronica)

Spring Blossom





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 Alicia Mujica (Blossom) which you need a license to use. 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit Ivy Blossom by Amy Marie that was made to go with Alicia Mujica's Blossom and Ivy tubes

Font of choice, I am using Scriptina

Mask: GemsMask173
Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 91 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2
make a new raster layer below the frame layer, make sure you're on that layer
open paper 18 copy and paste into selection

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 40%

Add the following elements
element 95 arrange on top left, duplicate & mirror
element 125 rotate right 90 resize 85%  arrange on top left below the other flowers, duplicate & mirror

element 128 arrange on left, under frame, duplicate, rotate left 20 arrange on rightmerge these two together
Duplicate, drag down a little bit, and erase the corners so it blends into the other layer

element 115 resize  25% arrange in the vines on the top right
 element 47 arrange on bottom right, duplicate & mirror
element 110 arrange on bottom left under the white flowers, duplicate & mirror
element 130 resize  85% arrange on left, duplicate & mirror
element 84 resize  45% arrange on top left, duplicate & mirror
element 42 resize  45% arrange on left side
element 5 resize  45% arrange on bottom left, between some of the other flower layers duplicate & mirror
element 87 arrange along the bottom in the flowers, duplicate & mirror

 Add paper 2 above the white background layer
apply your mask

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

Rainy Day





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 Tunchy Art (Mandy) which you need a license to use. 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Let It Rain by Creative Crazy Scraps

Font of choice, I am using Ruler

Mask: DBV Mask 111

Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 5 copy and paste as a new layer resize 125%
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 tube as a new layer, resize by 55%
arrange on the right side of the window frame
 
element 7arrange on bottom right, duplicate & drag to the left
element 6 resize  65% arrange on top left, duplicate & mirror
element 4 resize  35% arrange in the grass, duplicate a few times, arrange in the grass
you may want to resize a few of them by 75
element 20 resize  35% arrange in the grass
element 12 resize  30% arrange on window
element 13 resize  25% arrange on the bottom left
element 27 arrange on top of all the other elements

 Copy & paste paper 7 above the white background
apply your mask

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

Monday, April 7, 2014

Bonita Spring



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 Beehive Studio - Ninaste Bonita tube (green & pink layers) 
which you need a license to use. 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using  a PTU kit, Spring Bonita by Tiny Turtle Designs, made to go with
the green and pink layers of the tube

Font of choice, I am using Rabbit Moon

Mask: WSL Mask84  links to masks are on the right sidebar

Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 29 copy and paste as a new layer resize 110%
Set your magic wand settings with tolerance at 30 the
click inside with your magic wand, getting some of the open area between the twigs, selections, modify, expand 12, selections, invert
open paper 37 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard,

mirror your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 60%
arrange in the frame, erase the bits of the legs that hang over the bottom of the frame

now we will add our elements, you can check my tag for exact placement
 element 10 arrange across the bottom of the frame
element 102 resize  45% arrange on right side above & behind the ribbon layer
element 105 resize  45% arrange in front of ribbon layer on the left
element 60 resize  25% arrange behind ribbon, just over top of the tube
element 86 resize  25% arrange in front of eggs on left side
element 103 resize  45% arrange behind green ribbon on left
element 140 resize  30% mirror & arrange in front of mushroom
element 36 resize 30 % arrange on the ribbon, near the center
element 156 resize  30% arrange on right side of the frame, about half way up

add paper 20 above the white background
apply your mask


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

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Alicia Mujica CT Tag Show Off

Two tags made with Alicia's free tube.
To get this tube
 Be registered at the new store with license number.
http://aliciamujicadesign.com/es/
  Be a follower at her sites and fan club.
  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-Alicia-Mujica/412836545458005
  https://www.facebook.com/groups/390719580940676/
email Alicia with your license number to: alicia_mujica@hotmail.es



Bonita Bunny



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 Beehive Studio - Ninaste (Bonita) which you need a license to use. 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using  a PTU kit, Bonita Kit by Tiny Turtle Designs, which was made to match
the purple and teal layer of the Bonita tube.

Font of choice, I am using Anabelle Script Light


Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 34 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, make sure to click inside the little sections between the different sections of the frame
selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 36 copy and paste as a new layer click delete on your keyboard

open your tube copy and paste as a new layer resize 55% arrange in frame
duplicate, drag the duplicate above the frame and hide it

take your eraser tool and on the bottom copy, erase where it hangs out the bottom of the frame
deselect & then unhide the top tube layer

take the eraser tool and erase where the frame goes over the legs and basket of the tube

Now the bottom of the tube should look like it's below the frame and the upper part should look like it's above the frame. If you are adding drop shadow to the tube, only apply it to the bottom tube layer

Now we'll add our elements, you can check my tag for exact placement

 element 98 resize  65% arrange on the bottom right
element 63 mirror & resize  45% arrange in front of the house

element 92 resize  55% arrange behind the wheelbarrow layer, duplicate
mirror the duplicate layer, rotate right 20, drag below the original layer

element 140 resize  55% arrange behind the house, duplicate & arrange above the original
erase the stems that show below the house layer

element 90 rotate right 90 resize 75 % arrange below the house and flowers on the right
element 10 resize  25% arrange in front of wheelbarrow
element 146 resize  45% arrange on the top left of the frame
element 105 resize  35% arrange on the bottom in the center

element 83 resize  45% arrange on the top right
element 35 resize  25% arrange above where the flowers end on the bottom left

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

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Julissa In Paris



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 Alicia Mujica (Julissa) which you need a license to use. 
This tube is a freebie on Alicia's Fan page, and I'm not sure how long it is there for.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Paris Chic by Amy Marie 

Font of choice, I am using 2 Peas Champagne

Mask: Vix Big Mask 18. I am no longer finding her Big Mask Set 2 on her blog
but you can look and see if you find something else there you like if you don't have that set of masks.

Plugins: Eye Candy 4000  Gradient Glow
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 83 copy and paste as a new layer resize 110%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 20 copy and paste as a new layer click delete on your keyboard,
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 65% arrange in the frame
take the eraser tool and erase the parts that hang over the bottom of the frame, deselect

Now for our elements, check my tag if you need to for a better idea of placement
element 103 resize  75% mirror & arrange on the bottom left corner
element 33 resize  45% arrange to the right of the clock
element 31 resize  45% arrange above the element with the clock, on the left
element 105 arrange in front of the pillow element duplicate & mirror

element 19 resize  55% arrange on the bottom right, just across the top of the flowers
add a gradient glow with the following settings
glow width 7 pixels
color #ee9cbd then pull the slider out for a second color and make it white.
set the colors so you just get a little white and it's mostly pink

element 32 resize  55% arrange below the wordart and the flowers on the right

Copy and paste paper 19 just above the white background
apply your mask, make sure to click on the mask in the layer palette and delete it, then merge group
Then, duplicate your mask and merge together so it's a little darker

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

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Nefertiti



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 (Egyptian Babe) which you need a license to use. 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Graphics Of Fantasy called Nefertiti
available at Graphics Of Fantasy Store, and PFD

Font of choice, I am using Coptic Eyes Latin

Mask: Horseplay's Pasture Mask 11

Plugins: No outside plugins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 paper 6, resize 145% apply your mask
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer

Now we'll place our elements, you can look at my example tag if you need an exact reference for placement
element 3 arrange behind & slightly left of the tube, duplicate & mirror
element 20 resize  45% arrange on bottom right
element 24 resize 45 % arrange behind element 20 on the right
element 47 resize  45% arrange on the left, to the left of that column
element 79 resize  45% arrange to the left of the black cat
duplicate element 24 (the palm) and drag to the left, behind the cats

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

Magnolia Spring



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 Ellie Milk (a PFD Exclusive Club tube) which you need a license to use.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Hibiscus Spring Day by Cindy's Creative Designs

Font of choice, I am using Ruler

Mask of your choice. The one I used is no longer available

Plugins: No outside plugins
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.



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 2 copy and paste as a new layer click delete on your keyboard,

open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 45%, arrange in the frame
take your eraser tool and erase the bits that hang out of your frame where you don't want them


Now we'll add our elements, you can check my tag for exact placement
Flower 6 resize 60% and mirror arrange on right side,
duplicate, resize 75% mirror, arrange above and behind the original layer

Fower 5 resize 55% arrange on bottom right, duplicate & mirror

Duplicate the smaller layer of the white flowers that are on the right side, resize 85% and
drag over to the left side
Bird 1 resize 35% arrange on bottom right
Cat 1 resize 56% arrange on bottom left
Grass 2 resize 45% arrange on left between flower layers, duplicate & drag over to the right
duplicate, mirror, drag more to the right
Ladybug 1 resize 20% arrange on the bottom in the leaves
butterfly 1 resize 20% arrange by the light colored flowers on the right

Add  paper 8 just above the background
apply your mask

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