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My name is Susan M. Im a single stay at home mom of a wonderful little autistic boy.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

postheadericon Lucky Lass 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 Pinup Toons which you must have a license to use. Please do not use this work without purchasing through CDO here. I am licensed through CILM which is now closed.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU Kit from Clarey called "Luck O' The Irish" which can be purchased here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask265 which can be downloaded here.

Font of Choice .. Erin Go Bragh & Constanza

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, paste into selection Paper 9. Select none. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask265, invert transparency unchecked, and merge group. Resize 85%.

Copy and paste Emerald glitter, resize 65% & drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout. Position top centre. Layer duplicate and flip.

Copy and paste Doodle 2 & drop shadow. Layer duplicate & mirror.

Copy and paste Stamp Frame & resize 75%. Using your magic wand, select the center portions of your frame, selections modify/expand 5. Copy and paste Paper 8 below your frame layer, selections invert and hit delete. Do not deselect. Copy and paste your first tube below your frame, resizing as necessary and hit delete. Select none. Drop shadow your frame & tube.

Merge down your frame & background and then add drop shadow.

Copy and paste Clover 2, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position on the right hand side of your stamp frame. Layer duplicate & mirror.

Copy and paste Shamrock Decoration, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position top left hand corner. Copy and paste Shamrock Trail, resize 75% & drop shadow.

Copy and paste Balloons, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position top right hand side.

Copy and paste Curled Ribbon 2, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position along the bottom of your stamp frame.

Copy and paste Harp, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position on the left hand side.

Copy and paste Curled Ribbon, resize 85% & drop shadow. Position along the bottom. Copy and paste Ribbon 2, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position along the bottom.

Copy and paste Beaded Wire, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position also along the bottom.

Copy and paste your tube & drop shadow. Copy and paste Emerald swirl, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner.

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

I used Erin Go Bragh, Size 60, Color #4a6d2e to type out "Lucky Lass". I then added the a noise effect .. adjust/add remove noise/monochrome uniform checked/35% & then the following gradient glow and drop shadow.

 
Add copyright and name on your tag. I have used Constanza, Size 60, color #4a6d2e and then added the same noise, gradient glow & drop shadow as the word art.

Save and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.
Monday, February 21, 2011

postheadericon Hannah's St-Pat's 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 Hannah Lynn (www.hannahlynnart.com) 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 Laura's Designz called Irish Delights which can be found here.

Mask of Choice .. I have used WSL_Mask284 which can be downloaded from weescotslass here.

Font of Choice .. I have used Fancy Celtic & Alex Brush 
 
Let's get started !

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, paste into selection Paper 12. Select none. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask284, invert transparency unchecked, and merge group. Resize 85%.

Copy and paste Element 26, resize 50% & drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout. Position top left hand corner. Repeat with Element 18 and position bottom right hand corner.

Copy and paste Element 22, resize 85% & drop shadow. Copy and paste your tube, resize as necessary.

Using your elipse preset shape, color black in your foreground, draw out a large circle shape like this and then Object/align/centre in canvas.



New vector layer, text tool Fancy Celtic, size 44 & color #21bb2f. Using your mouse, hover over your vector circle shape with your mouse till u see "A" with a curve under. Click now and type out the text you would like. I used "Happy St-Patrick's Day". Convert to raster layer and delete circle shape layer. Depending on the text you choose, you may need to adjust your font size to make it fit properly around.

I have added the following gradient glow and drop shadow. Resize if necessary and trim edges of your tube if they are peeking out under your new word art.



Copy and paste Element 31, resize 50% & drop shadow. Layer duplicate and merge down both rainbows. Position along the bottom.

Copy and paste Element 45, resize 40%, mirror & drop shadow. Position on the right hand side towards the bottom.

Copy and paste Element 21, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position along the bottom. Layer duplicate, resize 75% & mirror.

Copy and paste Element 9, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner. Copy and paste Element 10, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position on your pot of gold.

Copy and paste Element 16, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position top centre.

Copy and paste Element 50, resize 35% & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner. Layer duplicate & resize 65%. Position next to the other heart.

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

Add copyright and name on your tag. I have used Alex Brush, Size 48, color #334b21 and then added a size 4 medium white gradient glow & 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.

postheadericon Rebel 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 James Adams (www.artofjamesadams.com) which you must have a license to use. Please do not use his work without purchasing through My Tag Art here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous FTU Kit from Scrapity Scrap and More called "Black N White" which can be downloaded here (2nd kit in the list by Mirella).

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

Font of Choice .. Dead Secretary & Morpheus

Filters of Choice .. Xenofex/Constellation & Eye Candy/Gradient Glow (both optional)

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, paste into selection Paper 148. Select none. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask84, invert transparency unchecked, and merge group.

Copy and paste Element 40, resize 75% & drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout. Position on the right hand side.

Layer duplicate, resize 85% & mirror. Layer duplicate, rotate right 90 & position along the bottom.

Copy and paste Element 19, resize 95% & drop shadow.

Copy and paste Element 56 and resize 80%. Using your magic wand, select the center portion of your top frame, selections modify/expand 5. Copy and paste below your frame your tube & resize as necessary. 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.

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

Copy and paste Element 25, resize 50%, flip  & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner. Layer duplicate & mirror.

Copy and paste Element 38, resize 85%, rotate left 25 & drop shadow. Position bottom centre.

Copy and paste Element 21, rotate right 10 & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner. Copy and paste Element 15 & drop shadow. Position bottom centre.

Copy and paste Element 46 & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner in the centre of your heart.

Copy and paste Element 73, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner.

Copy and paste Element 22, resize 30% & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner.

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

I used Dead Secretary, Size 80, Color black to type out "Rebel". I then added the following Xenofex/Constellation effect, followed by Gradient Glow & then drop shadow.


Add copyright and name on your tag. I have used Morpheus, Size 48, color white and then added a size 7 fat color black gradient glow & 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.
Saturday, February 19, 2011

postheadericon Nature's Beauty 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 Sue Miller (www.suemillerart.com) 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 Scrap kit by Heartfelt Perfections called "Spring Serenade" which you can purchased here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used Vix_Mask363 by Vix which can be downloaded here.

Font of Choice .. 2 Peas Airplane & Waterbrush ROB

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, paste into selection Paper 2. Select none. New mask layer from image, Vix_Mask363, invert transparency unchecked, and merge group. Layer duplicate and merge down both mask layers.

Copy and paste Element 8, resize 50% twice & drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout. Position on the left hand side. Layer duplicate, resize 85% & mirror.

Copy and paste Frame 2 (white frame) & resize 50% twice. Using your magic wand, select the center portion of your frame, selections modify/expand 5. Copy and paste Paper 4 below your frame layer, resize 40% twice, selections invert and hit delete. Select none, merge down your frame & background and then drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Layer duplicate and rotate left 15. Layer duplicate and rotate right 30.

Copy and paste Element 25, resize 50% twice & drop shadow.

Copy and paste Element 11, resize 50% twice & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner. Layer duplicate mirror.

Copy and paste your tube and resize as required. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste Element 23, resize 40% twice & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner. Layer duplicate & mirror.

Copy and paste Element 12, resize 50% twice & drop shadow. Position along the bottom.

Copy and paste Element 16, resize 40% twice & drop shadow. Position on the right hand side.

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

I used 2 Peas Airplane, Size 30, Color #388600 to type out "Nature's Beauty". I then added a noise effect .. adjust/add remove noise/uniform monochrome checked/35% and the following gradient glow with drop shadow.



Add copyright and name on your tag. I have used Waterbrush ROB, Size 60, color white and then added a size 5 fat color #388600 gradient glow & 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.
Friday, February 11, 2011

postheadericon Angel Heart to Heart 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 KatNKDA which you must have a license to use. Please do not use her work without purchasing through her store here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU scrap kit by KatNKDA called "Heart to Heart" which you can purchase through her store here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used one of KatNKDA's masks included in the kit (mask01).

Word art of Choice .. I have used word art by Aussie Scrappers which you can download here.

Font of Choice .. I have used Pointed Brush.

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, copy and paste into selection Paper 5. Select none.

Open mask01.png in PSP. Layer/new mask layer from image/select your mask/source luminance & invert mask data checked. Merge group. Resize 125%.

Adjust/add remove noise/uniform monochrome checked/50%.

New raster layer, select all, copy and paste into selection Paper 12. Select none. Layer/new mask layer from image/select your mask/source luminance & invert mask data checked. Merge group. Resize 115% and drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

New raster layer, select all, copy and paste into selection Overlay 1. Select none & resize 85%.

Copy and paste Element 69 and resize 45% twice. Using your magic wand, select the center portion of your frame, selections modify/expand 2. Copy and paste Paper 14 below your frame layer, resize 40% twice, selections invert and hit delete. Select none & drop shadow your frame.

Copy and paste Element 39, resize 50% twice & drop shadow.

Copy and paste Element 63, resize 35% twice, mirror & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner.

Copy and paste Element 1, resize 40% twice, rotate left 90 & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner of your frame. Layer duplicate and mirror.

Copy and paste Element 7, resize 40% twice & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner. Layer duplicate & mirror.

Copy and paste Element 9, resize 40% twice & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner. Layer duplicate, resize 65% & position a lil lower of your first flower.

Copy and paste Element 12, resize 35% twice & drop shadow. Position above your other flowers.

Copy and paste Element 81, resize 40% twice & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner.

Copy and paste your tube, resize as necessary & drop shadow.

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

Copy and paste your word art. Adjust color balance/manual color correction from black to #561a27. Add the following gradient glow & then drop shadow.

 
Add copyright and your name. I have used Pointed Brush, Size 48, color #561a27 and then added the same gradient glow & drop shadow as the word art.

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. 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

postheadericon Lil Sweethearts 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 here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU Kit from Clarey called "Love Bugs" which can be purchased here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask106 which can be downloaded here.

Font of Choice .. Waterbrush ROB

Filters used .. Xenofex/Constellation & Eye Candy/Gradient Glow

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, paste into selection Paper 8. Select none. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask106, invert transparency unchecked, and merge group.

Duplicate twice and rename your layers Mask 1,2 and 3. On your first Mask layer apply the following Xenofex/Constellation.


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

Copy and paste Dot Frame 3, resize 90% & drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Copy and paste Branch 2, resize 85% & drop shadow. Position on the right hand side.

Copy and paste String 1, resize 75%, flip & drop shadow. Position on the left hand side. Repeat with String 3.

Copy and paste Rectangle Frame 1, resize 65% & rotate left 15. Position top left hand corner. Layer duplicate and mirror. Position bottom right hand corner.

Using your magic wand, select the center portion of your top frame, selections modify/expand 5. Copy and paste Paper 3 below your frame layer, selections invert and hit delete. Do not deselect. Copy and paste your first tube below your frame, resizing as necessary and hit delete. Select none. Drop shadow your frame & tube.

Repeat with your 2nd frame using a different tube and I have chosen Paper 2.

Copy and paste Curled Ribbon 3 and drop shadow. Position along the bottom. Copy and paste Curled Ribbon 6, resize 75% and drop shadow. Position along the bottom. Copy and paste Scatter 2, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position along the bottom as well.

Copy and paste Caterpillar, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position along the bottom on the right hand side.

Copy and paste Butterfly, resize 75% and drop shadow. Position top right hand corner. Copy and paste Flower 2, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position at the base of your branch just at the top of your bottom frame.

Copy and paste Bow 3 & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner of your top frame.

Copy and paste Silver word 5, resize 75% & position top left hand corner. I then added a size 5 fat white gradient glow and then a drop shadow.

At this point if you need to, resize your tag. I have used 500x500. Add your copyright and name. I have used Waterbrush Rob Size 60 color #50897a and added the same gradient glow and drop shadow as with the word art.

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

To animate, close off Mask layers 2 & 3 (the lil eye icon in your layer palette), Edit/Copy Merged and paste as new animation in Animation Shop. Close off Mask Layer 1 and open Mask Layer 2, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS. Close off Mask Layer 2 and open Mask 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, February 8, 2011

postheadericon XOXO 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 Jaz Higgins (www.ArtByJaz.com) 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 gorgoeous PTU Scrap kit Seven's Scraps called "XOXO" which can be purchased here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used Vix_Mask363 by Vix which can be downloaded here.

Font of Choice .. Constanza
 
Filter .. Xenofex/Constellation 

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, paste into selection Paper 7. Select none. New mask layer from image, Vix_Mask363, invert transparency unchecked, and merge group.

Duplicate twice and rename your layers Mask 1,2 and 3. On your first Mask layer apply the following Xenofex/Constellation.



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

Copy and paste Doodle 2, resize 65%, mirror & drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout. Position bottom left hand corner.

Copy and paste Sequins 3, resize 85% & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner.

Copy and paste Frame 7 & resize 85%. Using your magic wand, select the center portion of your frame, selections modify/expand 1. Copy and paste Paper 14 below your frame layer, selections invert and hit delete. Do not deselect.

Copy and paste below your frame your tube & resize 85%. 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.

Drop shadow your frame.

Copy and paste Ribbon 13, resize 65%, mirror & drop shadow. Position along the bottom. Copy and paste Ribbon 11, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position along the bottom.

Copy and paste Whips01, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position along the bottom.

Copy and paste Wordart 2, resize 85% & rotate left 20. I then added the following gradient glow & then drop shadow. Position top left hand side.



At this point if you need to, resize your tag. I have used 500x500. Add your copyright and name. I have used Constanza Size 72 Color #0979f1 and added the same gradient glow and drop shadow as with the word art.

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

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