Monday, July 6, 2020

Dark Universe

CT tag & wallpaper featuring the fantastic art 
of Sheena Pike using her tube 54-3.
I am also showcasing the wonderful
IB Simona Candini July 2020 Scrap
by Kizzed by Kelz. The wallpaper is
1920x1080 & available for download here.
 If the whole universe has no meaning, we should 
never have found out that it has no meaning: 
just as, if there were no light in the universe and
 therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know 
it was dark. Dark would be without meaning. C S Lewis

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Tantalizing Beauty

CT tag featuring the beautiful art of Vi Nina
using her tube Jill. I am also showcasing the 
wonderful scrap Tantalizing Tryst 
oh so pretty scrap was made to match
the stunning Jill tube. She will tantalize
you with her beauty - yet will remain
just out of reach. Tempting you enough
to make you want to catch her. To feel
her in your grasp & against you.
Can you catch her & keep her?

Life Is An Adventure

CT timeline featuring the beautiful art of 
Elena Dudina using her tube 12-1.
I am also showcasing the oh so pretty
IB Elena Dudina 4-2 Scrap by
Karmalized Scraps.You seem to have me 
confused with some warm-blooded damsel
 in distress.-Poison Ivy It's not nice to fool with 
Mother Nature.-Poison Ivy

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

My Heart

CT tag featuring the beautiful art of Dirk Richter
using his tube 27-1. I am also showcasing
the IB Cartoon Pink September 2018
If i give you my heart, do not
treat it frivolously. It cannot take
being broken or damaged. I've guarded
my heart so long - scared to hand
it over to another soul. Out of 
fear that it may come back shattered.
My heart cannot heal again from that. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

In The Darkness

CT tag & wallpaper featuring the fantastic art of
Sheena Pike using her tube 41-2. I am also 
showcasing the wonderful IB Sheena Pike
41-2 Scrap by Gimptastic Scraps. The wallpaper
is 1920x1080 & available to download here.
It is in the darkest of times, when faced to look
within ourselves, that we find ourselves.
Our strength, our courage & what truly 
makes us well us, the core of our spirit,
With those things, we can find our happiness
& know that we can conquer the darkness.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Bloody Raven

This tutorial was written on June 28,2020
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using the tube 11-2 by Yuriko Shirou.

File Factory Gallery E
Kiwi's Oelfilter
Xero Porcelain
Greg's Factory Output
VM Natural

Mask: AKK_Mask060 by
Karmalized Scraps

Texture Pack 16 by

Open up a tube of choice.
Open up a 700x700 new image.
On your Materials palette, choose a color
from your tube for the Foreground/Stroke Color.
Hide the Background/Fill color for now.
I am using the color black for mine.

Select your Rectangle Preset Shape tool.
Set the Width at 7.00 & make sure the 
Rectangle option is selected.
Draw out a big square to desired size.
Objects - Align - Center In Canvas
Convert to Raster.

Copy & paste your tube as a new layer under the square.
Resize if you need to. I resized the tube i used 70%.
Position so the bottom of the tube lines up
along the bottom edge of the square.
Its okay if it overlaps a bit. We will fix that soon.
Duplicate the tube once & move above the square layer.

Copy & paste a texture of choice under the previous layers.
Duplicate once & move above the top layer.

Rename the layers such as:

Hide Tex2 layer for now.
Select the Square1 layer & select your magic wand tool.
Click inside the Square.
Go to Selections -Modify - Expand by 3. Then select Invert.
Now select one at a time the following layers:
Press delete on each layer to eliminate the excess outside of
the square shape. Select none.

Now hide layers except Square1 & Tube1.
Lower the opacity on Tube2. Take either your Selection tool
or your Eraser tool & erase the excess of Tube 2 layer. Now, if 
you have a part of the tube you would like to keep  "popping out"
paste the Square, then leave that part.
Raise the opacity back to 100 & unhide the hidden layers..except Tube1
& Tex2. Keep these two hidden for now.

Select the Tube2 Layer in your layers palette.
Apply the plugin: File Factory Gallery E -Web -Default settings.
Duplicate Tube2 once. On the copy layer, apply the plugin
Kiwi's Oelfilter -Sezboard with default settings.
Change the blend mode on this layer to Soft Light.
Go to Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance.
Merge this layer down with the original Tube2 layer.

Apply Xero Porcelain to the merged layer.
Move the Tex2 layer underneath your Tube1 layer
& select the Tex2 layer.
Apply Greg's Factory Output -Shear Tiles -Default settings.
Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light.

On Tube1, apply the plugin Xero Porcelain.
Duplicate Tube1 layer once.
Apply the plugin: VM Natural - Splash! -Default settings.
Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light.

Now, the tube I am using had additional tube layers.
I selected one of the bird layers & Copied & Pasted as a new layer.
You can use an element or layer of choice for your tag.
Add drop shadow of choice to the layer. Position on one of the corners
of your tag. Duplicate once & position the copy on one of the other layers.

Add a drop shadow of choice to the following layers:

Fill in bottom layer of your tag.
Add the mask AKK_Mask060.
Right click & merge group on the mask.

Crop your tag to desired size.
Add copyright information & name to your tag.
Save as png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Baked With Love

CT tag & wallpaper featuring the adorable art 
of Colourbelle using her tube 119-1.
I am also showcasing the oh so cute 
IB Colourbelle 119-1 Scrap by 
Karmalized Scraps. The wallpaper is 
1920x1080 & available to download here.
This sweet kitty wants to show her 
human how much she loves her by baking.
Just, she doesn't quite know how to do that.
Can you help her bake up some delicious treats?