Thursday, April 30, 2015

Burst Of Spring

CT tag featuring the sexy pinup art of Robert Alvarado which has been paired with a wonderfully vibrant scrap called Burst Of Spring by Tasha's Playground. The scrap is a great mix of white and vibrant colors. Everyone is ready for colors and fresh air after winter and this scrap provides that.The lady is so excited about spring she has gone and pulled an oops! by showing her butt! lol
You can find both at CDO.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Phoenix Timeline

This one was inspired after a particularly rough month in our house. My husband has a phoenix tattoo on his arm. After every time we got knocked down, it was time to stand up & dust ourselves off again. I am showing two versions. The same timeline just with different wording on each.
One is a quote by Maya Angelou & one  has lyrics by Gemini Syndrome.

Phoenix Timeline
This tutorial was written
by Wicked Cupcake on
April 29,2015
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube by Penny G
This tube is available at
Mura's Meister's Copies
Mura's Meister's Perpsective Tiling

Mask: MB and SW Forum Mask 31
by Moonbeams & Spiderwebs here

Open a new image in psp.
Size 851x315.

Copy and paste your tube as
a new layer. Apply the plugin
Mura's Meister's Copies:
Wallpaper rotate - default settings.

To the same layer, apply Mura's Meister's
Perpsective Tiling.
Perspective 80
Stretch 0
Center 0
Height 100
Offset X 0
Offset Y 0
Crop 100
Crop opacity 255
BG color of choice.

Duplicate this layer once.
On the copy layer, go to adjust
Hue & Saturation. Set both to 0.

Now apply the mask MB and SW Forum Mask 31.
Merge group.

Paste your tube again as a new layer.
It should center it on your image. Adjust the position
as needed.

Select your font tool. Choose a font of choice to
fit your timeline. On your materials palette,
choose two colors from your timeline.
You want a color for foreground and one for background.
On your tool options, set your stroke width to 1.0
Type out your text as wanted. I staggered mine but it
is optional how you do yours.
Convert text to raster.

Go to Effects - 3D effects - inner bevel
Select the Bevel 2
Default settings. I have the color white
but that is up to you.
Click okay.
Now go to effects - drop shadow.
Use a drop shadow of choice on the text.
You don't need a very big one at all.

Add a new raster layer above the previous layers.
Fill with a color of choice from the timeline.
Using your magic wand, select the layer.
Selections - modify - contract by 4.00.
Press delete on your keyboard.
Select none.
Instant border.

For the avatar:
open a 180x180 new image.
Select the new image with your magic wand tool.
Copy merged the timeline. Paste as a new layer
onto the new image.
Now go to selections, invert & press delete on keyboard.
Select none.

On your layer palette, move the Raster 1 or empty layer
to above the new avatar image. Fill this layer with the
same border color as the timeline.

Once filled, select the layer with your magic wand.
Selections - modify - contract by 4.00
Press delete on keyboard.
Select none.

Add copyright to both timeline and avatars. Remember to check
Terms of use for how to credit timelines. Not every company has
the same policy.
Add name to them like you did the earlier text.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Monday, April 27, 2015


My own daughter graduates in June from junior high. How did that happen? She is an awesome student and person. I did this because of her graduation coming up. 
I used the Spazz tube GradPup and the matching Graduation 2015 scrap by MellieBeans. Both are available at the Spazz store. They are a great way to celebrate a graduation. We are after all approaching that time of year quickly. Schools are approaching summer vacation soon and graduations are coming up. Or maybe its an adult that is graduating. Either way the tube and scrap are a fun way to celebrate digitally a momentous occasion such as graduation. I also did a couple
snag tags as well. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Delicate Silver

CT tag featuring a beautiful tube by Rene Kunert & a wonderful IB scrap Rene Kunert 15-2 by Honored Scraps. Both the tube and scrap have a delicateness and beauty to them. This beauty is a memento and is being treasured in her frame. Little treasures have been placed with the frame.Possibly the picture or drawing was done on a special day and a way of 
marking the occasion is to frame it; celebrate it.
You can find everything at CDO.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Alicia Mujica Exclusives

CT tags featuring new Alicia Mujicas exclusives at CDO. The tubes have a lovely spring theme. I have paired the tubes with the IBs done for them. The tubes and scraps are really pretty and will put you in a spring mood for sure. The scraps are by the designers 
Ladyhawwk Designs, Hungry Hill and Monti's Scraps.
The Monti scrap All Things Grow with love & the scrap Imagine AM13B by Hungry Hill  are both available in the previously released area.The Ladyhawwk scrap is not available at this time.

Life's A Beach

New CT tag featuring pinup art by Robert Alvarado, who is visiting a beach in the mini scrapkit Summer Time by Foxy's Designz.  This beauty is all ready for summer and spending time at the beach. Maybe she likes build sandcastles, or watch the surfers. She could be a surfer herself.
The scrap is loaded with lots of beach theme elements ready for your summer themed creations.
You can find her and the scrap at CDO.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fantasy Cupcake

I decided to play around today & made this tag. I am using a wonderful commission tube by Freya Langford-Sidebottom & a magical scrap called Fantastical Friends: Shannon by Wicked Princess. I saw the tube and just knew the colors would be perfect with this kit. Plus, the cupcake made me smile and cheer up. Cupcakes are magical in that way after all.So this cupcake is in
a magical setting all its own.

Music Play On Fairy

New CT tag using an adorable fairy by Queen Uriel. For this tag, I am using her tube called The Dust Bunny Villian. This tube has a mix of adorable and elegance to it. She can easily fit into a variety of tags. You can purchase her at her store here.

Sweet Treats

New CT tag featuring the sexy pinup art of Robert Alvarado with a tasty IB Scrap Robert Alvarado 5-3 by Ladyhawwk Designs. The pinup can indulge in all her favorite sweet treats with this scrap. Ice cream, cupcakes, and cake are all featured.I know that with the warmer weather ice cream & milkshakes are a favorite treat. The scrap also has touches of retro and vintage in it as well. You can find everything at CDO for purchase.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pieces Of April

New wallpaper featuring the beautiful art of Anna Liwanag. I am using her bonus tube available this month with purchase of her tubes. I paired this beauty with the wonderful vintage scrapkit Pieces Of April by Hungry Hill. This scrap has a wonderful vintage with touches of spring in it. Imagine sitting outside on your steps and admiring the flowers that have bloomed. Or perhaps having tea in the garden. This scrap is perfect for that. You can find everything at CDO. The wallpaper is 1920x1080 in size and can be downloaded here.

Spazz Andrea

Two Ct tags featuring the wonderful new tube Andrea by Spazz. This sexy lady comes with 2 hair color options and 5 sweater color options. That means lots of versatility in using her on tags. I paired the beauty with the matching scrap by Ginnibug Designz. The scrap matches the different layers and is very easy to use with the tube. You can find both at the Spazz store.

Fairy Spring

CT tag featuring an adorable fairy by Tezza's Dezignz. This fairy comes in 4 different color layers. You can match her to a variety of tags that way. She is very cute and ready for lots of fun and mischief as all fairies are. You can find her at Mystical Scraps along with more tubes by Tezza.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Faces Of Witches

CT tag featuring the gothic art of Robin McQuay. For this tag, I am using the tube Twined And Twisted. This tube comes with the same face but two different expressions. You can use the faces together or separately of one another. With two different expressions, you can end up with two different tags completely. Of course, in my house it is never too early for Halloween and I thought it was perfect with the tube. You can find her tubes available at Digital Chaos.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hot Spring

CT tag featuring the beautiful sexy art of Sonia Roji combined with a wonderful IB scrap Sonia Roji 4-2 by Chichi Designz. The scrap is the perfect place for this fairy to play outside. The weather has warmed up and she loves to explore the outdoors. You can find both available at CDO.

Spazz Jassabelle

CT tags featuring the awesome art of Spazz. I am using her tube Jassabelle, which you can purchase here. There is a gothic elegance to this tube. She comes with three hair color layers. My tags are featuring two of the layers. Jassabelle is ready to dress up all your gothic creations.

Nature's Art Wallpaper

New wallpaper featuring the wonderful art by Hannah Lynn. I am using the scrap tube bundle 39 by Hannah Lynn and the scrap by Ladyhawwk Designs. This scrap has a wonderful spring and artsy feel to it. It is a very happy scrap to use. You can find the bundle at CDO.
The wallpaper is size 1920x1080 and can be downloaded here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Beach Treasures

New wallpaper featuring art by Michael Landefeld and a wonderful nautical theme scrap called Beach Treasures by Foxy's Designz. Summer is coming soon and this is the perfect way to put yourself in a beachy frame of mind. The scrap is loaded with lots of goodies that are beach and nautical theme. Can't you just feel the sand between your toes and hear the waves??? The wallpaper is 1920x1080 in size. You can find everything at CDO.
Download Wallpaper here

Come She Will

CT tags featuring the wonderful scrap Come She Will by Hungry Hill. This scrap perfectly captures April showers and springtime theme. After all, you don't have much of a springtime without some showers. Lots of flowers, trees and grasses depend on water to thrive. Spring and showers bring new life, a breath of fresh air. The outdoors always feel cleaner and fresher after a shower. You can find this scrap at CDO for purchase.