Friday, September 28, 2012

Frankie Spooky Halloween Snag

Sharing a spooky Halloween snag tag I did. Thought it was a perfect
Halloween one.Hope you guys like it!
I used a PTU kit by Krissy's Scraps called Frankensteins Love.
Tube by Danielle Gransaull available at

Skully Halloween

Tube by Meg Baker
Scrapkit Nevermore
Both can be found at

Blinds Mask by Monti

Monday, September 24, 2012



This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
September 24,2012
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube by Zindy S.D. Nielsen.
You can purchase the tube at her

Tube of choice.
I am using a free font called
Fiolex Mephisto Dingbat for my
shape and the font Wizards Magic
Mask 42 by Moonbeams & Spiderwebs.

Open a 600x600 new image.
Open up your tube of choice.

Select your font tool. You should of already
downloaded the font & either open or installed it.
In your Materials palette,
You want both Stroke & Fill to have colors
from your tube.
Stroke width 1.0 Font size 24

On your new image, type out a lowercase
c or another letter if using a different shape.
Enlarge as needed.
Object align in center.
Convert to raster.

On your preset shape, click in the empty
spaces around the inside of your shape.
Hold shift button down to allow you to select
multiple areas of the shape & keep all selected.

Add a new raster layer. Fill with a dark color
from your tube. Selections invert &
press delete.
Move the new layer underneath the shape layer.

Paste your tube between the two layers.
Position as wanted & press delete.
Select none.

Back on the preset shape layer.
Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel
Bevel 6 Width 8 Smoothness 0
Depth 20 Ambiance 0 Shininess 0
Angle 315 Intensity 50 Elevation 30 Color white

Add a new raster layer underneath the fill layer.
Apply the mask 42.
Merge group.
Resize the mask layer 103%.

Select your font tool again.
Select a 2nd font of choice.
Same colors as your preset shape.
Type out a single world of choice.
I used Witchy. Convert to raster.

Apply the earlier inner bevel which you
used on the shape.
Position in center bottom part of
your tag.

Merge the layers visible.
Apply the plugin Xero Radiance
Strangeness 61 Charm 50
Truth 128 Beauty 255

Resize 88%.
Add artist copyright & name.
Save as png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wicked Baking

Wicked Baking

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
September 12,2012
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.I am
using a tube by Shannon Rene Justice which
you can purchase at

Tube of choice
Plugin: VM Extravaganza
Ray Transmission

Open a 600x600 new image.
Open your tube of choice.
The tube I am using comes with
elements on layers.

On your Materials palette, X out
or hide the Stroke palette.
On your Fill palette, fill with the
color black.

Select your rectangle preset shape.
Make sure it is selected to the rectangle.
Draw out a nice sized rectangle in middle
of your palette. Convert to raster.

Duplicate the rectangle layer once.
Fill with a different color from your tube.
Resize this layer 90%.

On the 2nd rectangle layer, apply
the plugin VM Extravaganza
Ray Transmission
Default settings

Now with your magic wand tool,
select the dark lines of the rectangle.
After you select the first line, hold the
select button down while you select the
rest of the dark lines.

After all are selected, right click on the
rectangle layer on your layer palette.
Promote selection to layer.
This should be the selected lines.
Adjust -add noise - Uniform 35.

Select your pen tool.
Choose a different color for your stroke
materials palette. On the pen line style, you
want Dash Dot Dot. Width 2.00
Draw out two lines above the rectangles
& below. Convert them to raster.

Now copy a layer from your tube
with the girl or person of choice.
Paste as new layer on your tag.

Next open a mixing bowl.
I resized 50% and 70% once each.
I positioned on the tag so it appears to be
going after the book & girl.

Open one or two cupcake layers -depending
on what tube you are using. Resize the cupcakes
50% twice. Paste one on the bottom right corner
of the tag. Mirror the 2nd cupcake. Mirror on the
top left corner of the tag.

Choose your text tool.
Select an easily read font.
Fill color black on Materials palette.
Type out a recipe of choice.
I used
"1 part sweet
1 part wicked
1 part evil."
Convert to raster & position as wanted.

Choosing another font, type out the
additional text for your tag.
I used "Wicked Baking".
Convert to raster.

Merge layers together.
Add artist copyright information & name of choice.
Save as png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bone Yard Beauty

A Halloween theme Microtut by me.
You know when you combine a tube & scrapkit..and they seem made
for one another? Yep that's how it is with these two.

Tube by Michele Ann available at
DreamScape Imaging

Scrapkit The Bone Yard Tagger Kit
by S.G. Rowe Designs available
at Taggers Delight

Tree Overlay Tagger Size By Me
WLC Designs

Vix Mask 197

Sunday, September 9, 2012

My Scrap Blog

I started a new blog for my scraps & overlays.This way it is easy to find
everything in one stop & not amid my tutorials.

You can find them here

Wicked Little Cupcake Designs

Friday, September 7, 2012

Tears In Shower

Tears In Shower

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
September 6, 2012
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
For this tutorial, I’m using a
tube by Zindy. You can purchase this
tube at her store.
Zindy Zone

Tube of choice.
VM Toolbox
AAA Frames Foto Frame

Open a 600x250 new image.
Open up a tube of choice.I suggest
a tube sitting as if in a corner.

Fill your new image with a
light grey or color of choice
from tube.

Resize your tube 80%.
Paste on a side of choice
on your new image.
I pasted mine on the left side.

Select your selection tool.
Select a very narrow horizontal rectangle
near the bottom of the tag.
Layers -New raster layer.
Fill with a color slightly darker
than original fill color.
Select none.

This should give the illusion of a
wall & floor edge.
Effects -3D Effects -Inner Bevel
Bevel 2 width 2
Image smoothness 50 depth 12
Ambience 3 Shininess 8 Angel 45
Intensity 30 Elevation 40.

Use your selection tool again.
Make sure the bottom fill layer is selected
in your layer palette.
Select around the back "wall" part of the tag.
Click on the layer -
Promote selection to new layer.
Apply the plugin VM Toolbox -Grid.
Default settings.

Staying on this layer, click inside one
of the squares with your magic wand tool.
Now hold the shift button down & select
various random other squares on this layer.
On the selected squares, adjust
add noise Uniform 25.

Choose your font tool.
Select a font which appears to be
"laying down or flat".
Select a cooresponding color to
your tag.
Add your text of choice along the
"floor" of the tag by your tube.

Merge your layers visible.
Apply the plugin AAA Frames Foto Frame.
Change the width setting to 2.

Add artist copyright information.
Add name you wish on tag.
Save as png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Circled Zombie

Circled Zombie

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
September 5,2012
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
For this tutorial, I’m using an image
by Vicki Zombiee. It is available at

Tube of choice

EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow
Xero Radiance

Open a 600x600 new image.
Open up a tube of choice.

Select your Ellipse tool with
your preset shapes.
On your Materials palette,
X out your strole color.
For your fill, choose a color
from your tube.

Draw out various circles
or shapes to coorespond
with your tube. I alternated the
size of the circles I chose to draw.
After you draw each shape, convert
the shape to raster layer.

Once you have enough shapes, merge
all of them together.
Apply a gradent glow to the shapes.
EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow
Black Halo Glow width 3.00.
Repeat the gradient glow with
Fat setting this time. Apply one last time
with the Black Halo setting.

Now with your main tube,resize 88%
or as needed. Paste as a new layer in
the center of your shapes.

Okay now we want to use the Rectangle
shape tool Fill black Stroke a color from

tube. Width 5.00
Draw a narrow horizontal rectangle.
Convert to raster layer.

Duplicate the rectangle layer 7 times.
Move the duplicate layers up & down as

needed to create "wall" of the rectangles.
You do want to leave a little space between

each one.
Merge the rectangle layers together.
Move this layer below the circle layers.

Staying on the rectangle layer,
selections select all -float & defloat.
Paste your tube ( without resize ) as a new

layer. Position on the left or right side of
the rectangles.
Selections invert & press delete.
Select none.

Duplicate the tube layer & mirror.
This should give you the tube inside
the rectangle layers on either side.
Merge the two layers together.
Merge down with the rectangle layer.

Apply the plugin Xero Radiance
Strangeness 39
Charm 50
Truth 128
Beauty 255
Apply the plugin twice to the tube
rectangle layer.
Resize the layer 88% if needed.

You can add text to the tag.
I added mine in the circles.
Stroke width 1.0
I used a font to fit with my tag.

Merge layers visible.
Crop to desired size.
Add artist copyright info & name.
Save as png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.