Monday, June 30, 2014

Beauty Within

Guest CT tag featuring the wonderful PTU scrap Beauty Within by Abstract Creations.
This is a beautiful kit with the elements and soft, calming colors.
You can find it in her store here.







With More Love

CT tags featuring the PTU scrap With More Love by Amy Marie. 
This is such a pretty scrap. You can find it for purchase in her








Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hummingbird Song

CT tag featuring PTU
art by Zindy S.D. Nielsen
& matching PTU scrap
Hummingbird by WDDesignz.
Both are available at Zindy's store.







Poison Ivy

CT tag featuring PTU
art by Sabine Rich &
IB Scrap Sabine Rich 1-3
 by Ladyhawwk Designs 
Both are available at CDO.



Saturday, June 28, 2014

Wisteria

CT tags featuring the PTU scrap Wisteria by Amy Marie.
You can purchase this wonderful kit at her store.





Faded Glory

CT tag featuring
PTU art by Pinuptoons
PTU scrap Faded Glory by Rebel Dezigns
You can purchase all of them at CDO



Crazy Skulls

CT Tag using
PTU art by Gary Rudisill
PTU scrap Not All Here by Toxic Desirez
Both are available at Mystical Scraps






Summer Pearl

CT tags featuring the PTU scrap Summer Pearl by Amy Marie. This is a wonderful fun and colorful summer themed scrap kit.You can find this scrap available in her store.





Friday, June 27, 2014

Eternally Crows

CT tag featuring PTU art by Jennifer Janesko and a matching IB scrap Jennifer Janesko 161-3 by Honored Scraps. You can purchase both at CDO.



Bitten Corset

CT tag featuring the PTU art of Robin McQuay; which you can find at Digital Chaos.
I am also using the PTU scrap Corset by Broken Sky Dezines. You can find this scrap at






Steamy

CT tags featuring the PTU scrap Steamy by Hungry Hill. This awesome steampunk themed scrap is available for purchase at CDO.If you love steampunk, you will love this kit.






Patterns



This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
June 27,2014
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
For this tutorial, I’m using a PTU tube by
Piombo. I also have a 2nd example featuring
the art of Andrew Sussmann. Both are
available at MTA.

Supplies:
Tube of choice.

Plugins:
Mura's Meister Copies
Xero Porcelain
EyeCandy 4000 Gradient glow

Open up a 700x700 new image.
Open up your tube of choice.You
want to use one with a pattern on
it.

On your Materials palette,
set the stroke color box to black.
X out or hide the fill box for now.

Now select your preset shape
rectangle tool. Set width to 10.00.
Make sure the square shape is selected.
Draw out a square shape to
desired shape.

Before you convert to raster,
go to objects tab, align, center
in canvas. Now you can convert to raster.

Select your magic wand tool.
Click inside the square with it.
This should give you the "marching ants"
inside the shape.
Selections, modify expand by 3.

Now click on your tube. Also select your
selection tool. On your tube, select a part
of the pattern that you want to use.
Copy this part once you have it selected.

Open a 2nd 700x700 image. Paste the
part that you just copied.
Apply the plugin Mura's Meister Copies
Wallpaper  twice.

Once the pattern fills the image,
copy and paste as a new layer
onto your main tag image.
Selections invert & press delete button.
Select none.
Move this layer underneth the
square layer.

Select your preset rectangle shape
again. This time make sure its
set to rectangle. Have both material
palettes set to black or a dominant
color in your tube.

Draw out a horizontal narrow rectangle
above the square preset layers.
You want it near the top going across
the square layers & hanging off a bit
on both sides of the square.
Convert to raster. Duplicate once & flip
so that you have two rectangles.

Merge the two rectangles together.

Now click on your tube. Also select your
selection tool. On your tube, select a part
of the pattern that you want to use. We want

a different part of the pattern than we used
before. Copy this part once you have it
selected.

Open a 600x250 new image.We don't need as
big a space as before. Paste the
part that you just copied.
Apply the plugin Mura's Meister Copies
Wallpaper  twice.

Back to your rectangles, select one with
the magic wand tool. Copy and paste as
a new layer the wallpaper image we just
did. Position as wanted. Selections invert
& press delete. Select none. Repeat with the
2nd rectangle layer as well.
Merge all the rectangle layers together.

On the rectangle layer, apply the plugin
Xero Porcelain. Default settings.

Select your font tool. Choose a font of choice
& color for your text as well. I used caps lock
on but its up to you. Type out the words
"Embrace Your Patterns" or text of choice.
Convert to raster.

Apply the plugin EyeCandy 4000
Gradient glow. Setting Fat Glow width 3.00
Add a drop shadow to the words as well.
2,2,50,5 black.

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

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Glamourous

CT tags featuring the beautiful PTU mega scrap by Amy Marie. This is a wonderful scrap and so packed with lots of elements, clusters and papers. It is available
in her store.





Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hippie Fairy

New guest CT tag featuring the very cool PTU scrap Hippie Love by Abstract Creations. You can find this far out kit available in her store. I had a lot of fun with it.



Spring Cat

CT tag featuring the PTU art of Penny G. You can find her wonderful art at MTA. I love how 
real the cat looks. The fur looks so soft and you could just pet it. One can easily get lost
in the beauty of the cat.
I am also using the PTU scrap Spring Kiera by Amy Marie, which you can find in 
her store.





Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Aloha Summer

CT tag featuring the PTU tube by Alicia Mujica. I am using the tube called Summer 2014. I just love this girl. She is adorable & really I think she captures the fun of summer and the beach.
You can find her at Alicia's store here.




Monday, June 23, 2014

Purple Shadows

CT tag using PTU scrap In Shadows by Honored Scraps.You can find this kit at Treasured Scraps. I am also using art by Dark Yarrow; which you can find at Digital Chaos.










American Firecracker

CT tag using the PTU IB scrap Ted Hammond 31-3 by Foxy's Designz. I am also using PTU art by Ted Hammond. You can find both available at CDO.



Steve Baier Bonus Tube & IB Kit

CT tag featuring June 2014 Steve Baier tube & matching IB kit by Ladyhawwk Designs. Both are available at CDO. The bonus tube is only available this month.