Monday, November 30, 2015

Happy Holidays

Random tag featuring art by Tony Tzanoukais &
the scrap Happy Holidays by Dees'Sign Depot.
Together, they make a very merry &
festive combination. Lots of
decorations and presents waiting 
to be unwrapped.



Sunday, November 29, 2015

Winter Magic

CT tag featuring art of Jennifer Janesko &
the scrap Winter Magic by Foxy's Designz
The combination captures
the magic of winter.




Winter Mint

CT tag featuring art by Cuddly Rigor Mortis &
the scrap Winter Mint by Gimptastic Scraps.
The delicious looking gingerbread man
is working to give everyone a 
festive & merry Christmas.
After all, the holiday celebrations
need delicious food & drink.





Saturday, November 28, 2015

Sheena Pike Thankful Autumn

CT tag & wallpaper featuring art by Sheena Pike
& scrap by Honored Scraps in the 
Bundle pack 7. 
Together, you transition from fall
to the beginnings of winter.
The wallpaper is available in two sizes:
1920x1080 here
1366x768 here






Time Heals

CT tag featuring stunning art of Sheena Pike
& IB Sheena Pike 4-3 Scraps by Gimptastic Scraps.
There are some wounds that are so deep,
time cannot heal them. The hurt and
emotion stay with us our whole lives.
The pain she has endured is the
kind that time cannot heal.




Wonderful Moment

CT tag featuring art by Anna Liwanag  &
the scrap Maybe by Hungry Hill.
For all of the random, wonderful
moments life give us.
She has just had a random moment
herself and is just appreciating
it for all of the wonderfulness of it.




Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Soft Dreams 2

2nd CT tag featuring the art of Verymany
& scrap Soft Dreams by Chichi Designz.
She is working to keep her dreams
alive. She wants to surround herself
in her dreams as they become reality.




Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Faces Of Alice



This tutorial was written
by Wicked Cupcake on
November 24,2015
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using tubes by Enys Guerrero
The tubes are available at
CDO.

Plugins:
Mura's Meisters: Copies
Xero: Illustrator

Supplies: 2 Tubes of choice
DBV Mask 110 here

Open a 700x700 new image.
Open two tubes of choice by an artist.

Select your preset shape tool. I am using
the shape ellipse - & have it set to circle.
On Materials palette, hide the stroke color for now.
Select black or color of choice for the fill color.

Holding shift button down, draw out
a circle to desired size. The shift button
helps you draw out a perfect circle. The same
will work with square and such as well.
Once you have your shape, convert to raster.
Duplicate three more times for a total of
4 shape layers. Arrange as wanted on your tag.

Select the original shape in your layer palette 
& with your magic wand on the circle itself. Copy
& paste your 1st tube as a new layer.
Selections - invert & press delete.
Select none. Merge the two layers together.

Select another shape layer & the shape itself with
the magic wand. Paste the same tube again as a new layer.
Selections - invert & press delete.
Select none. Merge the two layers together.

Repeat the above steps with the 2nd tube and the
other two shape layers.
Merge the shape layers together.
Selet your selection tool. Draw out a horizontal rectangle
going across two shape layers. 
I chose to select around the eyes of the tubes I used.

On your layer palette, right click on the shape layer
& select Promote selection to layer.
Select none on your image.
On the promoted layer, go to adjust
Hue & saturation - set both to 0. This will greyscale 
the layer.

Duplicate the shape layer. On the bottom or original
layer, apply the plugin 
Mura's Meisters: Copies - Wallpaper-default settings.
Apply the mask DBV Mask 110.
Merge group. Resize the mask group 94%.

Duplicate the shape layer 1 more time.
On the middle shape layer, adjust
Blur - Gauassian Blur 7.00. 

On the mask wallpaper layer,
apply the plugin Xero: Illustrator
Abstraction 25
Colouration 88
Definition 185
You can also press random to find 
one you like as well but those are the numbers
of the one I chose to use.

Lower the opacity of the top shape layer
to 75%. This will allow a bit of the blur from the
below layer to show through.

On your Materials palette, switch the colors
so black is on stroke and the Fill is hidden for now.
Select your preset shape tool if you are using circle shape
as I am.  We are going to draw out a circle to do text on.
If using another shape, then do your text as you normally would.

Draw out a circle around a shape on your tag.
Holding shift button down, draw out
a circle to desired size. The shift button
helps you draw out a perfect circle.
Do not convert to raster. Duplicate this layer 1 time.
Move  the duplicate layer to another position of choice.

Now select your text tool & a font of choice.
Choose a color from your tag for the text ( fill ) layer on
the Materials palette. 
On the 1st vector circle, hover the mouse until you get the A )
symbol. Now you can type on a curve. 
After typing out desired text,  do not convert to raster yet.
Expand this layer in your layer palette by clicking the + symbol.
Then click on the eye of the circle layer to hide it. After that, close the 
layer back up & convert to raster. Easy.

Repeat the above section with the 2nd vector layer &
the rest of your text. 

Crop the layers & merge visible.
Add artist copyright information & name for the tag.
Save as png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Candy Cane Kisses

New random tag by me featuring art by Alicia Mujica 
& the wonderful scrap Peppermint Pleasures by Dees'Sign Depot.
She loves peppermint during the winter.
It is her favorite seasonal flavor.



Soft Dreams

CT tag featuring art by Marika
& a soft, whimsical scrap Soft Dreams by Chichi Designz.
She is exploring a whimsical autumn
and loves the soft colors of it.
There is also a snag tag as well.







Monday, November 23, 2015

Whoooo Are You

CT tag featuring the magical art of Amy Brown
& IB Amy Brown 76-1 Scrap by Honored Scraps.
She is standing guard with her owl friends.
Together, they can watch & protect their realm. 
The owls are wise and see more than
us mere mortals.


Thinking Of You

CT tag featuring art by Andreea Cernestean. I am using her
November 2015 Bonus tube. With her, I am using the wonderful
& angelic scrap IB Andreea Cernestean November 2015 Scrap by Chichi Designz. She is reflecting on things and concerns
of a friend.  She is worried about someone.
She asks the angels to look over them during 
this tough time.



Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hush Of Winter

New wallpaper by me featuring art by Kajenna
& using the beautiful winter scrap Hush Of Winter by Dees'SignDepot.
Winter snow has fallen and a hush has
come across the outdoors. There is a 
stillness in the air. Slowly,
animals start to brave the snow & the cold
in search for food.
The wallpaper is 1920x1080 & 
available here.





Andreea Cernestean Bundle 6

CT tags featuring art by Andreea Cernestean 
& scrap by Rebel Dezigns in the bundle pack 6.
The bundle is gothic in theme and feel.
The art defintely has a dark fantasy feel to them.





Saturday, November 21, 2015

Bordeaux Kisses

Random tag by me featuring art by CelinartPinup
& a wonderfully beautiful scrap
Bordeaux Kisses by Dees'Sign Depot.
She has taken time to pamper herself
and enhance her beauty for tonight.
She wanted to look dressed to kill
when she goes out; to entice 



Friday, November 20, 2015

Rock & Roll It

CT tag featuring the sexy pinup art of Steve Baier &
IB Steve Baier 5-2 Scrap by Honored Scraps.
The sexy lady is ready to rock out on stage.
Are you ready to listen to her tunes?
I bet she can play some wicked notes
to have the crowd moving to the music.



'Tis The Season

CT tag featuring the beautiful art of Melissa Dawn
& a truly festive scrap The Shining Season by Hungry Hill.
This sweet angel baby has fallen asleep from all
the celebrating and festivities of the holiday.
The holidays come to life in this wonderful scrap.



Thursday, November 19, 2015

Winter Blessings

CT tag featuring the beautiful scrapkit
Winter Blessings by Chichi Designz.
You can create a beautiful winter wonderland
with the scrapkit. The soft blues and whites
truly bring winter to life.





Winter

CT tag featuring art by Jennifer Janesko 
& IB Jennifer Janesko 146-1 Scrap by Ladyhawwk Designs.
She wishes to enjoy winter indoors -
away from the cold temperatures. She likes
the beauty of winter but the temperatures
are another matter. 



Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Precious Moments Pilgrim

CT tag featuring the tube
Sexy Pilgrim Alicia
She has made a turkey for the feast
& looks sexy while bringing it to the table.
Wonder what the whispers are about her 
around the town? Dressing like that there
are sure to be  whispers.


Alena Lazareva Spring

CT tag featuring fantastic art by Alena Lazareva 
& a scrap by Foxy's Designz in the bundle pack 12.
 Together,spring comes alive with the fairies
& elf that are in the pack. The colors of 
spring are wonderfully vibrant.
Nature shows off a beauty during spring.





Winter




This tutorial was written
by Wicked Cupcake on
November 18,2015
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube by Rebecca Sinz
called Winter. The tube is available at
her store.

Supplies:
Tube of choice
Animation of choice. I am using one in
Animation pack 180 by Rebel Dezigns.

Plugins: 
Mura's Meister Copies: Wallpaper
Mura's meister clouds

Open up a blank new image same size
of your chosen tube. I am using the 
size 580x385.

Copy & paste your tube as a new layer
onto the blank image. Duplicate this
layer & hide the copy layer for later 
use.

On the original tube layer,
Apply the plugin 
Mura's Meister Copies: Wallpaper
with default settings.

Duplicate the wallpaper layer once.
On the first layer, apply the plugin
Mura's meister clouds. Change the 
setting option to smoke & the colors
labeled FG & BG to colors from your tube.
Apply this affect twice.

Now on the wallpaper layer, 
change the blend mode to overlay.
Apply again the plugin
Mura's meister clouds. Change the setting
to Crack and apply. You don't need to
change colors or anything this time unless
you want to for your tube.

Add a new raster layer above your previous layers.
Fill this layer with white or color of choice from your tag.
Select this layer with your magic wand tool.
Selections -modify - expand by 4.00.
Press delete on your keyboard. Select none.
You should have a border now around your tag.
Add a favorite drop shadow to the border.

Add copyright information & name to your tag before we
head into Animation shop. It is easier to bring it over
with another layer this way.

In Animation shop (AS):
Open up your animation.
I am using
Animation 543 which is found in Animation pack 180
Select all frames of the animation
Go to animation - resize animation. I resized 45%
for the one I am using.

On your tag image, copy the bottom two layers of your tag. Paste as a new 
animation in AS. Duplicate for frames by holding 
Ctrl button down & repeatedly tapping L to get the 
same amount of frames as the animation. For the animation I chose,
I needed 25 frames. You can find the frame count in the bottom
right corner of the program as you are pressing the buttons.

Select all on the tag layer frames. Back on your animation,
select all & copy. Now drag the first animation frame onto your first
tag frame. You can do this by clicking on the animation itself & dragging. 

Do not let go of your mouse button until you have it positioned as wanted 
on the tag. For mine, I arranged the animation on the bottom right part of 
the tag.  Give it a few seconds and all the frames should fill in with the 
animation in the same position you arranged it on in the first frame.

Now back to PSP one last time. Grab the top layers of the tag.
Repeat the above steps except this time, you are going to drag
the top tag layers onto your tag instead of the animation.

Once you have added the top layers to your tag,
select all the frames & view animation. If you are happy 
& everything looks good, then save the tag as a gif.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.