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My name is Susan M. Im a single stay at home mom of a wonderful little autistic boy.
My hobbies are PSP.
I love helping my friends who are starting with PSP.
Any similarity or resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional. Pls do not recopy my tutorials anywhere. Many thanks Susan.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

postheadericon New Award

 

Artmama from Artmama's Studio gave me this great award today. 
Thanks so much for thinking of me ! 

I'd like to pass it on to a few lovely ladies who always bring Sunshine.

tweety from tweety's Tutorials




postheadericon March TART Award


I am thrilled to be the grand prize winner of this month's TART Award ! There was some awesome entries and if you are interested in joining all the fun, you can do so at MyTagArt here

Here is my winning entry for this month. You can find all the other gorgeous selections on the MyTagArt blog here.

Monday, March 29, 2010

postheadericon Glam Girl Tut


Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :


Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of AV Phibes which you must have a license to use. Please do not use their work without purchasing through Mistaken Art here.
Pls note mine is licensed through Artistic Minds Inc. where their art was previously sold.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU Kit from Fi's Fault called Pink & Black which can be purchased through AMI here.

Template  of Choice .. I have used template 79 by Ali which can be downloaded from her blog here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask218 Weescotslass which can be downloaded here.

Font of Choice .. Comic Sans MS & Levenim MT.
 
Filters of Choice .. Mura's Meister/Copies, Eye Candy/Gradient Glow & Effects/Blinds

Let's get started

Open template in PSP. Resize canvas 600x600. New raster layer, move this layer as your bottom layer and floodfill white.

New raster layer, select all, copy and paste into selection Paper 8. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask218, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. Resize 110%.

Select Circle layer, select all float/defloat, copy and paste Paper 10, resize 85%, selections invert & hit delete. Select none & delete original Circle layer. I have added the following gradient glow and then drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Copy and paste Frame 3 & drop shadow.

Merge down Shape layers 2-3-4. Select all float/defloat, new raster layer and floodfill with color #e50278. Select none and delete original merged layers. I then added the following Blinds effect, as well as the same gradient glow and drop shadow as before.
 
Select Shape layer, select all float/defloat, new raster layer and floodfill with color #e50278. Select none and delete original Shape 1 layer.

Select your text tool. I used Comic Sans MS font size 14 black and typed out Glam Girl. I then used the following Mura's Meister copies effect.
 

Select your pink background layer, select all float/defloat & selections invert. Select your text layer and hit delete. Select none. You should now see your text only in your frame.

Select Frame layer, select all float/defloat, new raster and floodfill with black. Select none and delete original Frame layer. I then added a lil noise ... adjust/add remove noise/50/random & monochrome checked and then drop shadow.

Copy and paste Bow 1, resize 85%, rotate left 10 & drop shadow. Position top centre.

Copy and paste your Tube. I then added the same gradient glow and drop shadow as used before.

Copy and paste Star 4 & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner. Copy and paste Star 3, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position next to your other star.

X out white background, merge visible. Open white background, resize to your liking (I used 500x500).

Add copyright and your name. I have used Levenim MT size 48 color black with the same gradient glow and drop shadow as used before.

Save and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results. I'd love to see what you came up with.
Sunday, March 28, 2010

postheadericon Precious Bunny Tut


Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :


Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Chrissy Clark which you must have a license to use. Please do not use her work without purchasing through My Tag Art here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU Kit from Seven called Precious Easter which can be purchased here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask226 Weescotslass which can be downloaded here.

Font of Choice .. CarattereROB.

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, copy and paste into selection Paper 3. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask226, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. Resize 110%.

New raster layer, select all, copy and paste into selection Paper 10. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask226, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. Mirror & resize 105%.

New raster layer, select all, copy and paste into selection Paper 6. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask226, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group.

Copy and paste Frame 14, resize 75% & rotate right 45. Using your magic wand, select the center portion of your frame, selections modify/expand 2. Copy and paste Paper 10 below your frame layer, selections invert and hit delete. Select none.

I then added a size 4 fat white gradient glow and drop shadow to the frame. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Copy and paste Frame 24 and drop shadow. Copy and paste Frame 6 and drop shadow.

Copy and paste Frame 12 & resize 75%. Using your magic wand, select the center portion of your frame, selections modify/expand 2. Copy and paste Paper 9 below your frame layer, selections invert and hit delete. Copy and paste your tube closeup and hit delete. Select none.

Copy and paste Ribbon 2, resize 65%, rotate right 90 & drop shadow. Position on the right side of your top frame. Layer duplicate and mirror.

Copy and paste Leaf 4, mirror & drop shadow. Position bottom of your frame. Copy and paste Wrap 2, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner.

Copy and paste Flower 11, resize 65 % & drop shadow. Position bottom of a lil to the right. Copy and paste Flower 10, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position next to your other flower. Copy and paste Flower 5, resize 65%, image flip & drop shadow. Position bottom centre.

Copy and paste Butterfly 5, resize 65%, mirror flip & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner covering the end of your flower stems. Layer duplicate, resize 65% & mirror. Position top right hand corner.

X out white background, merge visible. Open white background, resize to your liking (I used 500x500).

Add copyright and your name. I have used CarattereROB size 72 color #837bb0. I then added noise .. adjust/add remove noise/50/random & monochrome checked .. and the same gradient glow and drop shadow as before.

Save and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results. I'd love to see what you came up with.
Friday, March 26, 2010

postheadericon Freebie Friday is on !


Don't  forget to stop by Just 4 Taggers for Freebie Friday ... and it's on every Friday ! 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

postheadericon Shades of Violet Tut

 
Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and
have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :


Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Renee Lavoie which you must have a license to use. Please do not use her work without purchasing through My Tag Art here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous FTU kit from Scrap Dimensions called Sensitive Woman, which can be downloaded here.

Mask of Choice .. I have used WSL_Mask84 from Weescotslass which can be downloaded here.

Template  of Choice .. I have used template 196 by Missy which can be downloaded from her blog here.

Font of Choice .. I am using Gwendolyn Bold.

Filters of Choice .. Xenofex/Constellation & Eye Candy/Gradient Glow

Let's get started !

Open your template in PSP. Adjust canvas size to 600x600 and floodfill background layer white. You can resize later. Delete Credits layers.

New raster layer, select all, paste into selection Paper 2. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask84, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. Layer duplicate and merge down both mask layers. Resize 110%.

I added the following Constellation just to add a bit of sparkle.



Merge down Rectangle layers 1-2. Select all/float/defloat, copy and paste Paper 5, selections invert, hit delete. Select none and delete original merged Rectangles layer.

I then added the following gradient glow and drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.



Select Rectangle layer 3. Select all/float/defloat, copy and paste your image, selections invert, hit delete. Select none and delete original merged Rectangle layer. Add same gradient glow and drop shadow as before.

Merge down both Thin rectangle layers. Select all/float/defloat, new raster layer and floodfill with color #b371b3. Select none. I then added the following effects/texture and then drop shadow.



Copy and paste Bow 1, resize 50%, mirror & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner.

Copy and paste Ribbon 1, resize 60%, mirror/flip & drop shadow. Position bottom of your frame. Layer duplicate and rotate right 90. Position right hand side of your frame.

Copy and paste Stone necklace, resize 35%, mirror & drop shadow. Rotate right 45 & position bottom right hand corner.

Copy Rose 3, resize 35%, rotate right 45 & drop shadow. Position along the bottom. See my tag for placement. Layer duplicate, rotate right 15 & position next to your other rose.

Copy and paste Daisies 2, resize 30% & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner. Repeat with Daisies 3 and position next to the first set.

Copy and paste Flower, resize 30% & drop shadow. Position next to your daisies. Layer duplicate and position at other corner of your daisies.

Copy and paste Fleur 14, resize 30% & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner on your ribbon.

X out white background, merge visible. Open white background, resize to your liking (I used a 500x500).

Add copyright & add your name. I used Gwendolyn Bold size 72 color #b371b3 and then added the same gradient glow and drop shadow as before.

Save and you are done.

For a lil extra twist, I added a bling to my finished tag. 
The bling I have used is from KatNKDA's Member's group. Any bling will work, the only difference will the amount of layers.

Open your bling & finished tag (.jpg with white background) in Animation shop. Check how many layers your bling has .. mine had 4 .. so you need to duplicate your tag until you have 4 layers also (edit/duplicate selected). Select your bling, select all & copy. Edit/propagate paste. Select your tag, select all, edit/paste into selection and position your bling on your tag where you would like it to be.

View animation to see if positioning is to your liking. If your bling has movement, you may have to undo and redo to position to where it flows well, or even resize your bling before starting. Save as gif.



I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

postheadericon Tag using my latest "Eggcellent" PTU Scrapkit


 A lil something I made using the adorable working of Jennifer Nilsson and my latest PTU Scrap Kit "Eggcellent"! Jennifer's work is available through My Tag Art here and my kit is available exclusively through MPT here.

postheadericon Eggcellent PTU Scrap Kit

Eggcellent PTU Scrap Kit 

This Easter's themed kit has 30 papers, 96 elements & a glass egg shaped alpha.

Soon to be available again.

postheadericon Easter CU Egg Shaped Glass Alphas


Just in time for Easter ! 

CU Egg Shaped Tagger Size Glass Alphas. Alphas are approx. 200 pixels in height x 150 wide. Included is 2 upper case alphas, 2 full sets of numbers as well as 2 bonus blank eggs for you to add to. Drop shadow for preview only. Commercial and personal use.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

postheadericon A Day Without You Tut


Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and
have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :


Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Angela Newman which you must have a license to use. Please do not use her work without purchasing through MPT here. I am licensed through Artistic Minds Inc. but they are now closed.


Scrap Kit of Choice .. Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU kit from Monti called Flower Garden, which can be purchased at Artistic Minds Inc here.

Mask of Choice .. I have used WSL_Mask84 from Weescotslass which can be downloaded here.

Template  of Choice .. I have used template 160 by Ali which can be downloaded from her blog here.

Word Art of Choice .. I have used word art from Missy which can be downloaded here.

Font of Choice .. I am using PointinoA.

Let's get started !

Open your template in PSP. Just to have a lil extra working space around, adjust canvas size to 767x574. You can resize later.

New raster layer, move to the bottom layer and floodfill with white.

New raster layer, select all, paste into selection Paper insects green. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask84, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. Layer duplicate and merge down both mask layers. Resize 110%.

Select Raster layer 3, select all/float/defloat, copy and paste Paper spots green, selections invert & hit delete. Select none & delete original Raster layer 3.

Repeat with Copy of Raster layer 3 using Paper Wood Green.

Select Raster layer 4, select all/float/defloat, new raster layer and floodfill with color #d4acb6. Select none. Adjust/add remove noise/uniform 50% monochrome checked. Add gradient glow size 3 fat white and drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout. Delete original Raster layer 4. We will be repeating these steps for the other frame layers.

Copy and paste Satin bow green & drop shadow. Position above the frame we just completed. Copy and paste Fragile flower 3, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position on your bow.

Repeat with Raster layer 5, the same steps we took with the other frame.

Copy and paste Satin bow pink, mirror & drop shadow. Position above this last frame we completed. Copy and paste Cherry blossom pink, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position on your pink bow. If needed, trim the bottom of the cherry blossom if it's hanging down the bottom.

Select Raster layer 1, select all/float/defloat, copy and paste Paper flowers green, selections invert & hit delete. Select none & delete original Raster layer 1.

Repeat with Raster layer 2, the same steps we have taken with our other frame layers.

Select Raster layer 6, select all/float/defloat, adjust color from black to #d4acb6.  Adjust/add remove noise/uniform 50% monochrome checked. Add gradient glow size 3 fat white and drop shadow. Delete original Raster layer 6. We will be repeating these steps shortly with our other dots.

Copy and paste Blossoms pink & drop shadow. Position bottom centre. Copy and paste your tube.

Repeat with Copy of raster layer 6 the same steps we took with the other dots.

X out white background, merge visible. Open white background, resize to your liking (I used a width of 600).

Copy and paste Word art & resize 85%. I decided to erase the bottom part "I miss you". Adjust color from black to #7b9459. I then added the same gradient glow and drop shadow as before.

Add copyright & add your name. I used Pointino Size 85 color #7b9459 and then added the same gradient glow and drop shadow as before.

Save and you are done.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with.
Saturday, March 20, 2010

postheadericon Coming Soon !


Coming soon to MPT .. my latest PTU kit ! 

Just in time for Easter. This kit includes 30 papers, 96 elements and a pink glass egg alpha !
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

postheadericon Magical Friends Tut


Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and
have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP. 

Needed Supplies & Filters :

Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Lacy Clagg which you must have a license to use. Please do not use her work without purchasing through My Tag Art here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used an amazing PTU kit from Soxsational Scraps called Zoe's Garden, which can be purchased here.

Mask of Choice .. I have used WSL_Mask76 from Weescotslass which can be downloaded here.

Template  of Choice .. I have used template 79 by Ali which can be downloaded from her blog here.

Font of Choice .. I am using Flowerpot.

Filters of choice .. Xenofex/Constellation & Noise (both optional)
  
Let's get started !

Open template in PSP. Image rotate clockwise 90. Resize canvas 650x650. New raster layer, move this layer as your bottom layer and floodfill white.

New raster layer, select all, copy and paste into selection Paper 1. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask76, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. Layer duplicate and merge down both mask layers. Resize 115%.

Select Circle layer, select all float/defloat, copy and paste Paper 14, resize 75%, selections invert & hit delete. Select none & delete original Circle layer. I have added the following gradient glow and then drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.


Copy and paste Swirl 1 & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner. Layer duplicate mirror & flip.

Merge down Shape layers 2-3-4. Select all float/defloat, copy and paste Paper 1, resize 75%, selections invert & hit delete. Select none & delete original Shapes layer. Gradient glow & drop shadow.

Copy and paste Frame 3 & drop shadow.

Select shape 1, select all float/defloat, copy and paste your selected image, selections invert & hit delete. Select none & delete original Shapes layer.

Select Frame layer, select all float/defloat, new raster layer and floodfill with color #fc6ba4. Select none & delete original Frame layer. Add noise as before & drop shadow. Adjust/add remove noise/uniform 50 monochrome checked & drop shadow.

Copy and paste Vine 3, mirro & drop shadow. Position on the right hand side of your frame.

Copy and paste Magical bling. Position towards the bottom centre of your frame. See my image for placement.

Select all, float, defloat and duplicate layer twice. Rename Bling 1, 2 & 3. On your first dust layer apply the following Constellation.


Apply the same Constellation to your next Dust layer and hit random once. Apply again to your last Dust layer hitting random twice. Select none. If you decide not to animate your tag, then just skip the duplicate twice.

Lower the opacity of all 3 bling layers to 70.

Copy and paste Vine 2 & drop shadow. Position on the left hand side of your frame.

Copy and paste Flower 5, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position left hand bottom corner of your frame. Copy and paste Flower 2, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position next to your other flower.

Copy and paste Bow 5, resize 65%, rotate right 15 & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner of your frame. Copy and paste Butterfly, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position on your bow.

Copy and paste Bug 5, resize 50%, mirror & drop shadow. Position right hand bottom corner.

At this point if you need to, resize your tag. I have used 500x500. Add your copyright and name. I have used Flowerpot size 72 color #ea608e. I then added the same gradient glow and drop shadow as before.

If you are choosing not to animate, then you can save your tag.

To animate, close off Bling layer 2 & 3 (the lil eye icon in your layer palette), Edit/Copy Merged and paste as new animation in Animation Shop. Close off Bling layer 1 and open Bling layer 2, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS. Close off Bling layer 2 and open Bling layer 3, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS.

Save as a gif.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

postheadericon Forever My Hero Tut


Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and
have fun giving it your own spin.
 


I wrote this tutorial with my lil man in mind. He is forever my hero. 
I love you Joseph !

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :


Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used an amazing PTU kit from Soxsational Scraps called Heroes, which can be purchased here.

Mask of Choice .. I have used WSL_Mask83 from Weescotslass which can be downloaded here.

Template  of Choice .. I have used template 79 by Ali which can be downloaded from her blog here.

Font of Choice .. I am using Impact.


Filters of choice .. Gradient Glow & Noise (both optional)

Let's get started !

Open template in PSP. Resize canvas 600x600. New raster layer, move this layer as your bottom layer and floodfill white.

New raster layer, select all, copy and paste into selection Paper 6. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask83, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. Layer duplicate and merge down both mask layers. Resize 105%.

Select Circle layer, select all float/defloat, copy and paste Paper 3, resize 75%, selections invert & hit delete. Select none & delete original Circle layer.

Select Circle layer again, select all float/defloat, select modify smooth 10, select modify expand 10, new raster layer & floodfill with color #a80226. Select none move below your other circle layer.

Adjust/add remove noise/uniform 50 monochrome checked & drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Copy and paste Doodle & drop shadow. Position top left hand corner. Layer duplicate. Copy and paste Doodle 3 & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner. Layer duplicate.

Merge down shape 3 & 4 layers together. Select all float/defloat, copy and paste Paper 9, resize 75%, selections invert & hit delete. Select none & delete original Shapes layer. Drop shadow. Drop shadow again this time -2/-2/40/4.

Select Shape 2 layer, select all float/defloat, copy and paste Paper 10, resize 75%, selections invert & hit delete. Select none & delete original Shape layer. Drop shadow. Drop shadow again this time -2/-2/40/4.

Select Shape 1, select all float/defloat, copy and paste image, selections invert & hit delete. Select none & delete original Shape layer.

Select Frame layer, select all float/defloat, new raster layer and floodfill with color #a80226. Select none & delete original Frame layer. Add noise as before & drop shadow.

Copy and paste String 2, resize 50%, rotate left 25 & drop shadow. Position bottom of your framed image. Layer duplicate & rotate right 90. Position right hand side.

Copy and paste String 1, resize 50%, rotate right 25 & drop shadow. Position bottom of your framed image. Layer duplicate & rotate left 90. Position left hand side.

Copy and paste Star 1, resize 30% & drop shadow. Position top left hand corner. Copy and paste Star 2, resize 30%, mirror & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner.

Copy and paste Truck 2, resize 50%, rotate right 15 & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner.

Copy and paste Axe, resize 50%, mirror & drop shadow. Position left hand side. Copy and paste Fireman hose, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner.

Copy and paste Cat in tree, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position top centre. Copy and paste Heroes word art, resize 50% & I then added Gradient glow size 10 color #f7c904 & drop shadow. Position below your cat in tree.

X out white background, merge visible.
Open white background, resize to your liking (I used 500x500).

Add copyright & add your name. I used Impact Size 60 with Paper 5 (angle 0/scale 100) as my pattern and then added the same noise and drop shadow as before. I then added a gradient glow size 10 color #a80226.

Save and you are done.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with
Sunday, March 14, 2010

postheadericon Spring Fling Tut


Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and have fun giving it your own spin. 

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP. 

Needed Supplies & Filters :

Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Susan McKivergan which you must have a license to use. Please do not use her work without purchasing through Up Your Art here. I am licensed through Artistic Minds Inc. but they are now closed.  

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU Kit from KatNKDA called Garden Pleasures which can be purchased here. 

Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask83 Weescotslass which can be downloaded here. 

Font of Choice .. Gwendolyn Bold.

Filters used .. Dsb Flux/Bright Noise

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, copy and paste into selection Paper 15. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask83, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group.

New raster layer, select all, copy and paste into selection Paper 14. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask83, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. Lower opacity of this mask layer to 70.

Copy and paste Element 1, resize 75% & drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout. Position top left hand corner.

Copy and paste Element 22, resize 65% & position top left hand corner. Layer duplicate, image mirror flip & merge down both layers.

Adjust color balance/manual color correction from black to #e56e1a.

Duplicate layer twice and rename Doodle 1, 2 & 3. On your first layer apply DSB Flux/Bright Noise 35%. On your 2nd layer, apply bright noise again, hitting mix twice. On your 3rd layer, apply again hitting mix 3 times. If you decide not to animate your tag, then just skip this part of the tutorial.

Copy and paste Element 6 & resize 75%. Using your magic wand, select the center portion of the bottom frame (don't forget the lil extra part), selections modify/expand 4. Copy and paste, below your frame layer, your image, selections invert and hit delete. Select none.

Using your magic wand, select the center portion of the top frame, selections modify/expand 4. Copy and paste, below your frame layer, Paper 14, resize 75%. Do no deselect.

Copy and paste below your frame your tube. Layer duplicate and drag this layer above your frame. On the tube layer below you frame, hit delete. Select none. Select the tube layer above your frame and erase the bottom portion of the tube so it appears to be coming out of your frame. Select none.

Drop shadow your frame. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Copy and paste Element 12, resize 20%, image mirror flip & drop shadow. Position on the bottom right hand corner of your bottom frame.

Copy and paste Element 19, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position on the bottom left hand corner of your bottom frame. Repeat with Element 20 & position next to your other buttom. Layer duplicate, resize 75% on the bottom right hand corner of your top frame.

Copy and paste Element 4, resize 40%, rotate right 10 & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner. Copy and paste Element 2, resize 40%, rotate right 15 & drop shadow. Position next to your other seed pouch.

Copy and paste Element 11, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position on your seed pouches.

At this point if you need to, resize your tag. I have used 500x500. Add your copyright and name. I have used Gwendolyn bold size 72 color #e56e1a and added the following gradient glow and then drop shadow.



If you are choosing not to animate, then you can save your tag.

To animate, close off Doodle Layers 2 & 3 (the lil eye icon in your layer palette), Edit/Copy Merged and paste as new animation in Animation Shop. Close off Doodle Layer 1 and open Doodle Layer 2, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS. Close off Doodle Layer 2 and open Doodle Layer 3, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS. 

Save as a gif.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with.

postheadericon Tut using my St-Paddy's Mini Kit

 
My dear friend tweety is at it again wrote this great tutorial using my St-Paddy's Mini Kit !
 
I just love what she's done with it ! Thanks so much my friend ! The tutorial can be found here.
Saturday, March 13, 2010

postheadericon Dawn of Spring Tut

 
Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :


Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Caron Vinson which you must have a license to use. Please do not use her work without purchasing through CILM here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU Kit from Tootypup called Easter's Dawn which can be purchased here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask84 Weescotslass which can be downloaded here.

Font of Choice .. Levenim MT.

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, copy and paste into selection Paper 24. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask84, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. Resize 110%.

Copy and paste Beadheart 1 &  resize 70%. Using your magic wand, select the center portion of your heart frame, selections modify/expand 4. Copy and paste Paper 23 below your frame layer, resize 65%, selections invert and hit delete. Do not deselect.

Copy and paste below your frame your tube. Layer duplicate and drag this layer above your frame. On the tube layer below you frame, hit delete. Select none. Select the tube layer above your frame and erase the bottom portion of the tube so it appears to be coming out of your frame. Select none.

Drop shadow your heart frame. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Make certain your heart frame layer is selected. Copy and paste Beadheart 4, resize 60% & drop shadow.

Select your top layer. Copy and paste Deconet 6, resize 65%, image flip and drop shadow. Position bottom right corner so it wraps along the bottom of your frame.

Copy and paste Fern 5, resize 30% & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner.

Copy and paste Vine 2, resize 40%, rotate right 45 & drop shadow. Position on the right hand side. Layer duplicate, resize 75%.

Copy and paste Lilly 1, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position on the right side.

Copy and paste Snowflakes 4, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position on the left hand side a lil down.

Copy and paste Flower blooms 2, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position bottom centre.

Copy and paste Branch 2, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position bottom a lil to the right of centre.

Copy and paste the larger Rabbit, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner. Layer duplicate, resize 65% & mirror. Position next to your other rabbit.

Copy and paste Dove 4, resize 25% & drop shadow. Position top left hand corner.

X out white background, merge visible. Open white background, resize to your liking (I used 500x500).

Add copyright and your name. I have used Levenim MT Size 48 color #877047 & then added the following gradient glow and then drop shadow.
 

Save and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results. I'd love to see what you came up with.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010

postheadericon St-Patrick's Day Themed Scrap Kits plus Freebie Mini Kit


 St-Paddy's Mini FTU Scrap Kit  

I made this lil mini kit to complement a gorgeous tube from Renee Lavoie at My Tag Art.

This FTU kit has 36 elements & 12 papers. 

You can download it at My Tag Art here.
The tutorial I have written can be found here. I hope you like it. 
 

Irish Cream PTU Scrap Kit 

This St-Paddy's themed kit has 30 papers, 89 elements & a shamrock alpha.

Soon to be available again.
  
Irish Gold PTU Scrap Kit 

This St-Paddy's themed kit has 25 papers, 71 elements & a shamrock alpha.

Currently available at My Tag Art, Scrappin Warehouse, The Creativity Box, Wilma4ever & Your Scrap Addiction

Just4taggers Sale 

I'm currently having a 35% off sale on all my CU items at Just4taggers. 

You can find all my items here.

From March 11 to March 15th, Just4taggers is having a storewide 50% off sale !
Sunday, March 7, 2010

postheadericon Tut using my "Irish Gold" Kit

My dear friend tweety wrote this great tutorial using my "Irish Gold" kit ! I just love what she's done with it ! Thanks so much my friend ! The tutorial can be found here.

postheadericon Roses Are Red Tut

 

Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :


Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Suzanne Woolcott which you must have a license to use. Please do not use her work without purchasing through Gorjuss here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU Collaboration Kit from Laura's Designs called A Lot Like Love which can be purchased here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask84 Weescotslass which can be downloaded here.

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, copy and paste into selection Paper 18. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask84, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group. Resize 115%, duplicate and merge down both mask layers.

Copy and paste Element 52, resize 85% & drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Copy and paste Frame 51 & resize 65%. Using your magic wand, select the center portion of both frames, selections modify/expand 8 (or use your freehand selection tool). Copy and paste Paper 3 below your frame layer, resize 65%, selections invert and hit delete. Do not deselect.

Copy and paste your chosen tubes in under both windows & hit delete. Drop shadow both tubes and your frame.

Copy and paste Element 56, resize 65%, rotate left 45 & drop shadow. Position on the left hand bottom corner of your frame. Layer duplicate & mirror.

Copy and paste Element 88, resize 65%, rotate left 90 & drop shadow. Position bottom of your frame to the left.

Copy and paste Element 87, resize 65%, rotate right 90 & drop shadow. Position bottom of your frame to the right.

Copy and paste Element 67, resize 50%, rotate left 90 & drop shadow. Position bottom to the left. Layer duplicate and mirror. Layer duplicate and move over a bit. Layer duplicate and mirror.

Copy and paste Element 44, resize 25%, rotate right 15 & drop shadow. Position left hand corner.

Copy and paste Element 29, resize 25% & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner.

X out white background, merge visible. Open white background, resize to your liking (I used 500x500).

Add copyright and your name. I have chosen to use the provided alpha. Copy and paste each letter, resize as necessary depending on the length of your name and position to your liking. Merge all letters together.

I then added a gradient glow size 10 color #a3a269I & drop shadow.

Save and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results. I'd love to see what you came up with.

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