Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Day

CT tag featuring the magical art of Amy Brown & a wonderful matching Ib Amy Brown 83-3 Scrap by Foxy's Designz. I am using the tube Amy Brown 84-3 instead of the matching tube to show diversity in using it. It is a really pretty kit.  You can find your happy at CDO.



Dead Of Night

CT tag featuring the wonderful tube Mauve by Rebecca Sinz. Ths tube can easily be used in a fantasy, gothic or dream theme tags. One can wonder the thoughts taking place inside her head. I love the colors of her. You can purchase her here.



I am also using the beautifully gothic scrap Dead Of Night by Dees'SIGN Depot
available here





Sunday, June 28, 2015

Gadd Dream

CT tag featuring the elegant art of Maxine Gadd and a wonderful matching IB Maxine Gadd 38-3 Scrap by Honored Scraps. The scrap is the perfect setting for this beauty to dream.It can also easily be used with a number of different tubes.It is a nice mix of fantasy & elegant elements in it. You can find both at CDO.



Summer Day

CT tags featuring the wonderful Summer Day scrap by Hungry Hill. This scrap perfectly captures the laziness and warmth of a summer day. The days when you just want to be lazy and enjoy life's little treasures in the warmth of the sunshine. Sometimes those are the best days in life.
Enjoying the summertime while taking time for yourself. A cool
drink is always needed though I think or a big tree for shade.
You can experience your day at CDO.




Wilderness Wallpapers

New wallpaper featuring art by Sally Gilroy and a wonderful IB Sally Gilroy Bonus Tube A - June 2015 Scrap by Ladyhawwk Designs. The scrap has a wonderful back to nature & adventure feel to it. I did a slight homage to Canada on it but also wanted to be sure non-Canadians could use it as well. While the scrap does have some Candian elements, it can easily be used 
without them. Defintely a scrap to use multiple times. The bonus tube which it matches
is only available a few more days.
You can find the tube & scrap I used available at CDO.
The wallpapers are available for download.
Size 1920x1080
Size 1600x900
Size 1900x1000





Saturday, June 27, 2015

Enamorte Stars

CT tag featuring the June 2015 Bonus tube of Enamorte and the wonderful matching IB scrap Enamorte Bonus Tube June 2015 by Ladyhawwk Designs. The combination of the tube and the scrap creates such a whimsical and pretty design. The bonus tube is only available for a few more days. You can find both at CDO.



Elvenstarart CT Tags

2 new CT tags featuring the amazing art of Rebecca Sinz Elvenstarart. For my tags,I am using her tubes Ruins & Glimmer of Hope, both available here. I love how her artwork has such a fantasy and gothic feel to it.There is a lot of depth to the art which helps convey a lot of emotion and thought.



Monday, June 15, 2015

Memorable Scent

New tag featuring art by Zindy 
using her tube Beauty Sleep &
the scrap Violaceous by Dees'SIGN Depot






Spring Melody

CT tag featuring an adorable fairy tube by Queen Uriel. The tube is called Fairy and Ferret & can be found here. I am pairing this playful fairy and her friend in the scrap Springtime Melody  by Dees'SIGN Depot.It is a gorgeous spring & music themed scrapkit.




Sunday, June 14, 2015

Rudisill Christy *Coming Soon*

CT tags for a coming soon tube by Gary Rudisill. The Christy tube will be released at Mystical Scraps soon and comes with a PG & R rated layers. She is sexy combination of attitude and pinup.



Saturday, June 13, 2015

Blue Vacation

CT tag featuring the pinup art of Archie Dickens  with a nautical themed IB Archie Dickens 23-1 Scrap by Honored Scraps. The scrap is a great compliment to the beach ready pinup tube. She is definitely ready for the beach & sun. You can visit her at the beach at CDO. She is waiting for you
to join her there.



Berries For Breakfast

CT tags featuring artwork by Brigid Ashwood  & Maryline Cazenave; along with a wonderful scrap called Berries For Breakfast by Hungry Hill. This scrap is all about the juicy, sweet strawberries and enjoying them during this time of year. Can't you just taste your favorite strawberry dishes now?
I am just waiting for strawberry shortcake and strawberries by themselves.
For my tags, I am showing two different ways to feature how diverse the kit is.
It has lots of indoor and outdoor theme elements to be used.
 Find your berries at CDO.



 


Friday, June 12, 2015

I Know Jenny

I Know Jenny




I was inspired by the song & message behind it. The song is Jenny by Nothing More.
It is about the singer's sister and her battle with mental illness.
So many are suffering & affected in some way by mental illness.
I wanted to do a small part to help out.
You can watch the video here but please be aware 
of trigger warning with viewing it.

This tutorial was written
by Wicked Cupcake on
June 12,2015
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using 2 tubes by Zindy S.D. Nielsen
The tubes are available at her store.
 & are called No More & Her Protector

Plugins:
AAA Frames: Foto Frame
Mura's Meisters Copies: Wallpaper rotate
VM Distortion Broken Mirror
VM Toolbox Lift The Cover ( with Alpha)
 EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow

Open up a tube & image of choice.
Open up a 700x300 new image.
Fill this layer with white.

Open up a second new image
that is the same proportions or
similar to of your image.

Copy & paste your image as a new
layer onto the second image.
Merge the layers together.
Apply the plugin AAA Frames: Foto Frame
Default settings except change width to 25.
Click Ok.

Copy this image and paste onto your
white image. Resize the pasted image layer
only at 75% or as wanted.
Apply the plugin Mura's Meisters
Copies: Wallpaper rotate
default settings.

Using your selection tool,
select a part of your wallpaper layer.
Once selected, right click and
promote the selection to a new layer.

Now apply VM Distortion Broken Mirror
to the promoted layer. Default settings.
Merge the layer to wallpaper layer below.

On the merged wallpaper layer, apply the plugin
VM Toolbox Lift The Cover ( with Alpha) - default settings.

Hide the wallpaper layer for now. Select a second tube
of choice. For mine I am using an angel one.
Paste the tube as a new layer above your white layer.
Position on the tag so the tube will be visible on the
folded corner when the above hidden layer is visible.

Add a new layer above the previous layers.
Fill with a desired color. I chose green for mine
as it is the awareness color of mental illness.
Select this layer with your magic wand tool.
Selections - Modify - contract by 4.
Press delete button on keyboard & select none.

Select your font tool and choose a font of choice.
I kept my text color the green from the border but
font color is optional.
I chose the text " # I Know Jenny" as it is the
campaign  the band & fans are doing to
raise awareness for mental illness. Feel free
to use text which fits your tag.

Type out the text as wanted & convert to raster.
Apply the EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow plugin
Settings: Fat Glow width 3.00
Repeat once this time using the setting Black Halo.

Add artist copyright & name to your tag.
Save as png. Thanks so much for trying my tutorial.



Sweet Dreams

CT tag & wallpaper featuring magical art of Renee Biertempfel and a wonderful IB scrap Renee Biertempfel 37-1 by Monti's Scraps.  This  dragon is ready to dream the night away and is settling down for the evening. The bed is all ready to curl up in. Of course every dragon needs a teddy bear.
I can just imagine the dreams of a dragon!!
You can dream away at CDO.
The wallpaper is in two sizes.
1920x1080 here
1600x900  here



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Her Trinkets

CT tag featuring the beautiful art of Mike Denning, which you can find at Mystical Scraps. I adore the women he creates. They are beautifully drawn and always grace a tag in such an elegant way.
For this tag, I am using the beauty called Sultry II. She is revealing her trinkets
to a special someone in her life. It is a gift as she rarely
lets anyone see her treasures.

 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Monkeying Around

2 CT tags featuring the adorably cute PTU scrap Monkeying Around by S.G. Rowe. This scrap is available in both full & tagger sizes & can be found at Treasured Scraps. It is a lot of fun & you can create quite a scene for the monkeys to destroy. After all, they cannot help themselves since they
are such mischievous creatures.






Monday, June 8, 2015

Cookies & Milk

CT tag featuring the June bonus tube of Cuddly Rigor Mortis, a glass of milk and cookies.
I am letting them play in the IB scrap Cuddly Rigor Mortis June 2015 Bonus by Rebel Dezigns.
The scrap provides a kitchen for the bonus to play in. Many kids come home and want a snack after school. They drop the backpack and immediately head for the kitchen. I know my oldest certainly does lol. How about a cold glass of milk and cookies? Sounds yummy to me!
Come find your cookie jar at CDO.



Get Wet

CT tag featuring a sexy pinup by Dave Nestler and a wonderful beachy themed scrap Get Wet - AM5B by Hungry Hill. This lady is enjoying playing on the beach . However, she isn't too sure about her shellfish friend she seems to have found.She seems to have the look of " and what am I suppose to do with this?" I think she would be more comfortable on the beach chair behind her. Or possibly, she is contemplating cooking the lobster for dinner..that would be tasty.
Find your beach at CDO.



Sunday, June 7, 2015

Pamper Yourself

A random tag & wallpaper by me. I was playing today & thought I would share the results. 
I used artwork by Zindy S.D. Nielsen & the scrap A Lil Me Time by Dees'SIGN Depot.
Every woman needs some pampering time.A chance to spoil ourselves and take care of yourselves.
Of course, with our busy lives it can be hard to find this sometimes.
The wallpaper is 1920x1080 and can be downloaded here.









 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Forgotten One

CT tag inspired by the song The Forgotten One by Times Of Grace. For my tag, I am using the beautifully gothic art of Robin McQuay and PTU scrap Long Gone by Honored Scraps.The photo is called Quiet Sea and the tube is Learn With It..both are by Robin.
I wanted to try and illustrate the chorus of the song with my tag.
You can watch the video on Youtube.





Cup Of Tea

New CT tag featuring the magical & tired fairy art of Amy Brown. I am also using a wonderful IB Amy Brown 96-2 Scrap by WDDesignz. You can find both at CDO. This fairy is in need of a coffee pickup for sure. She is so exhausted she has collapsed into her cup. Poor thing!! Or maybe she needs a hot cup of tea. My mother has always been a hot tea drinker instead of coffee.
Help wake her up at CDO.