Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Bacon My Heart

CT tag & wallpaper featuring the adorable
art of Cuddly Rigor Mortis using her
August 2018 Bonus tube. You can
receive this yummy tube by purchasing
$10 of her tubes this month!
I am also showcasing the Inspired by
Cuddly Rigor Mortis August 2018
The wallpaper is 1920x1080 
& available here.
I don't think this delicious little guy
would break anyone's heart. I'm sure
he tastes as yummy as he looks!






Sunday, August 12, 2018

Kitty Love

CT tag featuring the wonderful art of 
Ishika Chowdhury using her tube
 Kitty Cat Jess. She comes with various
hair & outfit colors.The love
between her & her cat runs deep.
Kitty rubs and purrs can calm
her spirit and quiet the roar of life.



Saturday, August 11, 2018

Splash

This tutorial was written
August 11,2018
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using the tube  9-3 of the 
Extras Pack by Howard Robinson.

Plugins: 
Mura's Meister Copies
DcSpecial Plugin - Crystal
Graphics Plus plugin - Panel Stripes
Brush Strokes - Splatter
VM Stylize - Zoom Blur

Open a 700x700 new image. Choose a tube of choice
& paste as a new layer onto your blank image.
Duplicate the layer once.

On the original tube layer, apply the plugin
Mura's Meister Copies: Wallpaper rotate.
Default settings. For my tube, I had to apply
the plugin twice to completely fill the image. 

Select your Preset shape tool - Ellipse.
Or a shape that compliments your tube. I set mine
to Oval with a Width of 3.00. I chose the color white for 
the Foreground/Stroke color & hid the Background/Fill one.

Draw out the shape to your desired size. Convert this layer to
raster & position behind your tube layer & above the Mura's layer.

Select your magic wand tool. Click inside of your shape to select it.
Selections - Modify - Expand by 2. Invert & then select your Copies
layer & press delete on your keyboard. Select none. If it helps to keep
your layers straight, you can name them - for example Copies 1.

On the same layer, apply the plugin
DcSpecial Plugin - Crystal - Settings: 
Red <> Cyan 41
Green<>Violet 88
Blue <> Yellow 18
You can adjust the color numbers to fit your tube colors.
Graphics Plus plugin - Panel Stripes - Default settings

Duplicate the layer once.You can name it something like Copies 2. On the duplicated layer, go to 
Apply the plugin Brush Strokes. Choose the Splatter option. Apply this twice.
VM Stylize - Zoom Blur - Default settings. Set the Blend Mode to Hard light.

Select your magic wand tool. Click inside of your shape to select it.
Selections - Modify - Expand by 2. Invert & then select the layer Copies 2.
Press delete on your keyboard. Select none.

Select your font tool & a font of choice. Choose a color from your tube
which maybe isnt as promient on your tag so far. Type out a single word
to fit your tag. Apply the plugin Mura's Meister Copies: Tiling.
Adjust the Tile Gap to 2. 
Move the wording layer to above your copy layers. 

Select your magic wand tool. Click inside of your shape to select it.
Selections - Modify - Expand by 2. Invert & then select the wording layer.
Press delete on your keyboard. Select none.
On the wording layer, adjust the blend mode to Hard Light. I lowered the opacity to 57 but that is optional.

Apply a drop shadow to the shape & wording layers. Merge the shape, wording & Copy layers together. Resize the layer 75% or as needed with your tube choice. Position your tube either near the top or the bottom 
of your shape. Add a drop shadow to the tube.

Crop your tag to desired size. 
Add artist information & name to your tag.
Thanks for trying my tutorial! 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Autumn Splendor

CT tag featuring the beautiful art of 
Rebecca Sinz using her tube Autumn Splendor.
The goddess of Autumn brings an elegance to
the outdoors which the previous seasons do not.
The crunch of leaves awaits as do pumpkins. 
But before the hauntings shall begin, the air will
take on a chill and the leaves shall change.


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Rock Hard

My husband, Brian asked if I could 
make him a cool wallpaper for
his phone. Of course I could!
We are metal heads & he's in a band.
That means a sexy rocker chick!
We decided to use art by 
Ted Hammond tube 30-3.
You can download the wallpaper here.


Birthstone: Peridot

CT tag featuring the stunning art of 
Briet Olga using her tube 1-2.
I am also showcasing the beautiful
gem colored scrap Birthstone:
Peridot by Tasha's Playground.
Let your beauty glow from within.
For only then, will your true beauty shine.




Saturday, August 4, 2018

Pink Perfection

CT tag featuring the beautiful art of 
Verymany with their tube Fleur.
I am also showcasing the fantastic scrap
Pink Perfection by Creative Scraps by Crys.
The scrap is available at Mystical Scraps  &
Pink blooms come to life & she celebrates
the beautiful shades of petals.




Love You This Way

CT tag by me featuring the beautiful art of 
Zindy using her tube Fallen Petal. I am 
also showcasing the wonderful scrap
Warm Glow by Chaos Priestess. Along 
with my tag, I also have a Cell phone
Wallpaper which is available here.
Love cannot be defined by words.
People often try but it is impossible
to truly define what it is.





Rasta Girl

CT tag featuring the awesome scrap
Rasta 450 by Freek's Creations.
It is available at Mystical Scraps & DITR stores.
Take some time to chill out & 
let the vibes of a plant calm you.
Whether it is for medical soothing
or pure enjoyment, the benefits cannot be denied.




Back 2 School

CT tag featuring the adorable art of 
Chrissy Clark using her tube 3-3.
I am also showcasing the wonderful
scrap Back 2 School by Gimptastic.
Families & teachers aren't the only ones
preparing for schools returning.  Nurses
& psychologists are also busy getting ready.
They are an important part of taking care 
of our kids when something isn't going right.





Saturday, July 28, 2018

Blue Contessa

CT tag featuring the art of Andreea Cernestean 
using her tube 6-2 Contessa. I am also
showcasing the scrap Blue Passion
by Honored Scraps. Her role as Contessa
has cast a blue coolness upon her. She must
hide her emotions & rely on her strength to lead.



Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Striped Friends

CT tag featuring the adorable art of 
July 2018 Bonus Tube. This sweet Zebra 
comes in 4 stripe colors and is available
with a $10 purchase of her tubes. I am 
also showcasing the Inspired By
Samantha Jean Illustrations July 2018
Bonus Scrap by Creative Scraps by Crys.
Surround yourself with friends who
embrace your stripes yet also
remain themselves. Your friends should
compliment you not clash after all. 



Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Four Alarm

CT tag featuring the gorgeous art of 
Barbara Jensen using her brand new tube
Baubles And Beads 96-1. She is smoking hot
& ready to set the world aflame. Do take care
to avoid being burned. She is guarded who
she allows close - if you cross than you
will feel the heat.


Sunday, July 22, 2018

No Slouch

CT tag featuring the gorgeous art of 
Barbara Jensen using her brand new
beauty 96-3 No Slouch. I am also
showcasing the beautiful scrap
Easter by Ladyhawwk Designs.
She feels the warm sunshine &
takes in the scents of the flower 
petals in her garden. Nature paints
the world during spring.




Sentimental Journey

CT tag featuring the stunning art of 
Barbara Jensen using her brand new
tube 96-2 Jungle Jill. Certain journeys
in our life are memorable for the experiences
& lessons learned while on them.


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Love Purrfect

CT wallpaper featuring the whimsical art of 
Charity Dauenhauer using her July
2018 Bonus Tube.The bonus tube is available
with a $10 purchase of her tubes. I am also showcasing
the Charity Dauenhauer July 2018
Inspired by Scrap by Creative Scraps by Crys.
The wallpaper is 1920x1080 & available here.



Elegant Coy

CT tag featuring the absolutely stunning art
of Barbara Jensen using her current
bonus tube Coy Toy. She is available with
a $9.00 purchase of her tubes until
Midnight August 2nd.  I am also
 featuring the IB scrap Steve Baier
June 2014 by Ladyhawwk Designs.
A glimpse here & a side look there
can leave a person guessing at 
her inner thoughts & intentions.
Do you trust your instincts with her?




Farm Life

CT tag featuring the country filled scrap
Farm House by Irish Princess Designs.
I am also showcasing the art of Keith Garvey.
Come experience the simpler life in the country.
Food will taste extra delicious out here.
Come see the outdoors away from the 
hustle & bustle of the city. You will find
a pureness in the land out here.




Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Empty Cupid

CT tag featuring the fantastic
art of Rebecca Sinz using her tube Empty.
As cupid, she has used her arrows up on 
humans. The chance at love has been
wasted time & again. She doesn't see 
the point of continuing her task.
It makes her sad that humans think
so little of love that we cast it aside.
Only if she starts to believe again
will her arrows once again refill.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Catching A Dream

CT tag featuring the gorgeous art of 
Monte Moore using his July 2018 Bonus.
This beauty is available with a $10 purchase of his tubes.
I am also showcasing the Inspired by
Monte Moore July 2018 
Use the gears to make your dreams come true.
Rebuild your wings & yourself after you stumble.
But stand back up & keep chasing your dreams.




Sexy Geek

CT tag featuring the sexy pinup art of 
 Elias Chatzoudis using his tube 166-2.
I am also showcasing the school filled
scrap Sexy Geek by Tasha's Playground.
She shatters the belief that geek ladies
are suppose to be nerdy. She loves science
but embraces her sexiness as well. 
Just don't doubt her knowledge as she
will show you that she is correct.





Saturday, July 14, 2018

Skellie Night

CT tag featuring the darkly wonderful
art of Creepie Cuties using her tube Flying Skellie.
I am also showcasing the magical scrap
Night Bird by Chaos Priestess.
They say the freaks come out at night.
Maybe they feel the most at home
under the moonlight.