Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cherrylicious

CT tag featuring the art of  Elias Chatzoudis
& the wonderful matching IB
 Elias Chatzoudis 36-2 Scrap by
are such a fun & tasty fruit.
She can't help but have some
fun with them.



Life In Full Bloom

CT tag featuring the May 2016 Bonus Tube
by Cuddly Rigor Mortis. Isn't it just the cutest?
With it, I am using the IB
Cuddly Rigor Mortis May 2016 Scrap by
Gimptastic Scraps. Nature is
examining itself and seeing how
the fellow plants are doing.
They have to watch out for one
another and help each other out.



Blue Glass


This tutorial was written
by Wicked Cupcake on
May 25,2016
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube by Robin McQuay.
The artist does not sell tubes anymore but you
can find her artwork here.
The tube I used is an exclusive to Creative Misfits Forum.

Plugins & Programs:
Paint Shop Pro X2
VM Stylize - Square Blur
VM Distortion - Distortion by Hue
Eye Candy 4000 Glass

Open up a 700x700 new image. Select a tube to use
of choice. Resize the tube if needed. I resized mine 85%.
Copy & paste the tube as a new layer onto your image.

Select your rectangle preset shape tool. Width 5.00.
On your Materials palette, select a color from your 
tube for the fill color & hide the stroke color for now.
Draw out a rectangle close in size to your tube - vertical or 
horizontal depending on the tube you are using. Convert to raster.

Position so the rectangle comes up behind part of the tube.
Merge the tube & shape layer together & duplicate once.
On your layers palette, select the duplicate copy layer we just made.
Apply the plugin VM Stylize - Square Blur with the default settings.

Now apply the plugin VM Distortion - Distortion by Hue using the settings
Strength 33
Direction 219
Chaos 127
Intensity 77

Next, we're going to apply Eye Candy 4000 Glass. Go to settings
& select the option Clear Glass. We are going to use the default settings for it. Now we are going to add another slight bevel to it. Go to Effects -3D Effects Inner Bevel & select the option 2 & leave settings as is. You can change color if you wish. I used white on mine.

Move the copy layer below the original tube/shape layer. 
On the original layer, lower the opacity to 71 and set the blend
mode to soft light. 

Copy and paste your tube once again. If needed, position so
it lines up with the rest of the layers. On this layer, set the blend 
mode to soft light & leave opacity at 100.

Select your font tool. Choose a font of choice for your tag &
a color for the text. Type out a word or two to fit your tag. For mine,
I used the words Always Blue. Convert to raster. I chose to rotate
the words right 90. You can do this by going to Adjust - Free Rotate.
Just make sure the rotate all layers is not checked. Once rotated, move to
position you want the text in on your tag.
I also applied the earlier Inner Bevel to the text layer & a drop shadow
of choice.

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Choices Not Fears

CT tag featuring the wonderful art of
Rebecca Sinz using her tube 
Glimmer of Hope.  With it,
I also have used the matching 
scrap Glimmer of Hope by Honored Scraps.
Don't let the choices you make
be influenced by your fears. There is 
light amidst the darkness and it 
can be found in your choices.
May your choices provide the light
you need in life.






Vintage Tiffany

CT tags featuring the wonderful scrap
Vintage Tiffany by Irish Princess Designs.
It is filled with wonderful vintage
 & feminine touches.




Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Amour Paris

CT tag featuring the wonderful art of Jamie Kidd
& the scrap Amour De Paris by Gimptastic Scraps.
Fall in love with Paris as you design. Do you dream
of pampering yourself &
sitting at your vanity with the window
open as you listen to the city come to life.




Saturday, May 21, 2016

Music Prayers Timeline

CT timeline featuring art by TheVintageAngel™ &
the beautiful IB TheVintageAngel™ 8-2 Scrap by Gimptastic Scraps.
Music has the power to speak to our soul in a way that 
reaches us beyond words. It can describe our 
feelings when we are unable too and help
us through tough times & emotions.





She Whispers

CT tag featuring art by Enys Guerrero
& the wonderful scrap She Whispers by Hungry Hill.
Touches of vintage surround her as she remembers
past whispers given to her.



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sunshine Love

CT featuring the beautiful art of Mike Denning.
I am using his tube Sunshine. Today,
she pampers herself. Surrounded by
the things that help her feel beautiful,
she only enhances her already 
natural beauty.


Love Kitten

CT tag featuring art by Sheena Pike
& the wonderful IB Sheena
Pike 6-3 Scrap by Chichi Designz.
This sweet kitty is ready for love.
She has lots of love to give away.
Just give her a chance to show you.



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Live Life

CT tag featuring art by Amy Brown
& the matching IB Amy Brown 33-1
Scrap by Honored Scraps. Take 
a moment & pause in life. Remember
to live life and not just to exist in it.





Lady Monarch

CT tag featuring the stunning art of Rebecca Sinz
using her tube Lady Monarch. She exudes 
regality and the Monarch butterflies
are at home with their queen. 
What secrets come on their wings
from the lands & the people?


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Champagne Glitz

New tag featuring the art of Anna Liwanag 
& the beautiful IB Molly Harrison
November 2015 Bonus Scrap by Rebel Dezigns.
Such a softness is found in the scrap.
As she sips her champagne, the 
perfume of the flowers surround her.
Dressed to impress & to celebrate,
the scene is set to entertain. 



Classy Goth

CT tag & wallpaper featuring the stunning 
art of Andreea Cernestean  & the 
stunning IB Andreea Cernestean  May 2016
Scrap by Chichi Designz. She brings 
classiness to her gothic wardrobe. Additions
of the mask & a corset to match & she 
is ready to host a gothic ball. 
The wallpaper is 1920x1080 
& available here for download.




Saturday, May 7, 2016

Red



This tutorial was written
by Wicked Cupcake on
May 7,2016
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube by Keith Garvey.

Programs/Plugins
Paint Shop Pro X2
Mura's Meister: Copies
Xero: Illustrator
Greg's Factory Output: RGB Isolate

Open a 700x250 new image.
Open a tube closeup of choice.
Copy & paste the close up as a new layer
onto your blank image.

Resize your tube if needed. I resized
mine by 83%. Position on either side of 
your image where the tube looks best.
I positioned mine on the left side.

Duplicate the closeup twice. Hide 
the copy layers for now & select 
the original layer.

Apply the plugin Mura's Meister: Copies.
Use the setting Wall Paper(rotate) with
default settings.
Go to Adjust: Blur - Gauassian Blur 8.00.

Now apply the plugin dsb flux.
I did the Direction Right and Percentage 25.
If your tube is on the right side you may
want to switch it to Left Direction.

Unhide the first tube copy layer &
make sure it is selected on your layer palette.
Apply the plugin Xero: Illustrator with the settings: 
Abstraction: 32
Colouration: 105
Definition: 77
Change the blend mode on this layer to Hard Light.

Select your magic wand tool. Click on side 
of the layer that is opposite the current closeup
layer we are working on. Press delete. This should eliminate
the extra slightly white part of the layer.

Now unhide the top closeup layer & make sure it is
selected on your layer palette.
Apply the plugin Greg's Factory Output: RGB Isolate
with Default settings.

Select your Selection tool. Choose a shape for your 
selection. I set mine to circle. Also make sure the Mode
is set to Add ( Shift ).
I drew out three small circle shapes. After drawing the first
one out, i held the shift button to keep it selected & draw out
the second circle selection. Once selected, press delete on 
your keyboard & select none.

Add a new raster layer. Make sure it is the top layer
on your tag. Fill with a color from your tag. Select the 
layer with your magic wand tool. Selections Modify -
Contract by 4.00. Press delete on your keyboard. Select
none. Adjust - Add noise - Uniform & 12.00

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


Bad Bitch

CT tag featuring the pinup art of Justice
Howard using her tube Rebellious.
To go with her attitude, I also used
the scrap Bad Bitch by Gimptastic Scraps.
If your going to rebel , might as well
have the attitude to match. Society will
definitely notice her attitude.





Faces Revealed

CT tag featuring the art of Lorenzo Sperlonga
& the wonderful IB Lorenzo Sperlonga 67-1
Scrap by Honored Scraps. Everyone wears 
masks for others to see. It is only in private
that we reveal our true faces.



Pina Colada

CT timeline featuring art by Cuddly Rigor Mortis
& the summery IB Cuddly Rigor Mortis 93-1
scrap by Ladyhawwk Designs. Escape
to the island tropics as you enjoy the 
fruits & flowers of summer. You can taste
summer in the drink.




Friday, May 6, 2016

Down Home

CT tag featuring the wonderful art of 
Anna Liwanag & the country - themed
scrap Down Home by Hungry Hill.
Spend time in the country & eating 
true down home cooking. No one 
makes comfort food like a farmer.
It is a simpler life in the country.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Shell Beauty

Was playing around today & created this tag.
Featuring art by Jose Cano & the scrap
Doesn't she look like she could
be walking along the beach or 
boardwalk? 




Monday, May 2, 2016

Honey Sweet

CT timeline set featuring the pinup art
of Robert Alvarado & the wonderful
scrap Honey by Gimptastic Scraps.
Travel back to the time of road trips
& diners along Route 66. When life 
was simpler and milkshakes were a treat.
Put some tunes on the jukebox and kick
back with your friends in the car.