Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Hush Bunny

 CT tag featuring the stunning art of
Barbara Jensen using her tube 94-3 Hellion.
I am also showcasing the wonderful scrap
Hush by Ladyhawwk Designs.
Until April 1st, you can pick up
retired bonus tubes by Barbara for every
$5 you spend on tubes!! Wow what a deal!!
You can check out the beauties here!





Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Celestial Bunny

CT tag featuring the stunning art of 
Barbara Jensen using her tube 94-2 Celestial.
I am also showcasing the wonderful scrap
Color Field by Ladyhawwk Designs.
Until April 1st, you can pick up
retired bonus tubes by Barbara by
spending $5!! Wow what a deal!!
You can check out the beauties here!



Sunday, March 25, 2018

Silence Speaks

CT tag featuring the fantastic art of 
Yuriko Shirou using the tube 10-1. I 
am also showcasing the scrap
Wicked Little Cupcake by Honored Scraps.
This scrap truly speaks to the wickedness
& darker aspects of my soul. Silence often
can say volumes when we can't find
the words too.



Friday, March 23, 2018

New Beginning

CT tag & wallpaper featuring the fanastic
scrap New Heart by Chaos Priestess.
I am also showcasing the art of Zindy.
The wallpapers are available in two sizes:
1920x1080 here
1440x900 here
After the tears fall & dry, & after the pain
has been at its worst - dry your eyes.
Pick up your broken pieces & put yourself
back together again. Maybe the pieces
fit differently this time but you
will be stronger in the end.




Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Easter Lamb

CT tag featuring the wonderful scrap
Easter Chick by Irish Princess Designs.
I am also showcasing the art of Verymany.
This sweet lamb is enjoying the sunshine
on this gorgeous Easter day. She'll help
you find your eggs among the flowers.




Bohemian Memories

CT tag & wallpaper featuring the wonderful art of
Rebecca Sinz using her tube Bohemian Rhapsody.
The wallpaper is 1920x1080 & available here.
Music has a way of bringing treasured 
memories to the surface again.
Hearing a tune or a certain lyric
can have you remembering something special.


Monday, March 19, 2018

Cupcake Icing

CT cupcake featuring the art of
Cuddly Rigor Mortis using her 
March 2018 Bonus Tube.
I am also showcasing the Inspired
By Cuddly Rigor Mortis March 
2018 Scrap by Creative Scraps by Crys.
Sometimes, two people connect in such
a way that they are meant to be. It can be 
a romantic partner or a best friend.
You can't imagine them not being part of you.
Just like you can't imagine a cupcake without 
frosting or icing.



Sunday, March 18, 2018

Lost In The Moment


CT tag featuring the art of PinUp Toons using 
his tube 148-1. I am also showcasing the 
wonderful scrap Moments Like This
by Tasha's Playground. Take time to
become lost in moments of life. 
Forget about everything & just 
feel & live in the moment.




Thursday, March 15, 2018

Natural Comforts

CT tag featuring the wonderful scrap
Natural Comforts by Chaos Priestess.
I am also showcasing the art of Verymany.
Sometimes, when life is too hard to handle
& the stress begins to consume you; turn to
nature for comforting. Let Mother Nature
nurture your spirit & mind with her world.



Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spring Mouse


This tutorial was written
March 14, 2018
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using two tubes by Sheena Pike.

Supplies Used:
Textures by Tonya's Temptations
Found Here

Mask
RR_MaskSet61_Mask4 by ROCKED BY RACHEL
Found Here

Plugins:
AFS Imports
EyeCandy 4000 - Gradient Glow
Mura's Meister: Copies

Choose two tubes of choice by an artist.
I do suggest using one horizontal tube &
a more vertical one.

For the beginning image, open a 700x250.
Paste your texture or paper of choice as a new layer.
Paste your horizontal tube as a new layer above
the one you just pasted.
Merge the two layers together. Make sure you do
not Merge Visible.

Duplicate the merged layer once.
Make sure you have the copy layer selected in your
Layers Palette.

Apply the Plugin effect
AFS Imports: Streaker - Default settings
AFS Imports: Radstrea - Default settings
Change the blend mode on this layer to
Screen or one of choice. Lower the Opacity
to 61 or whichever looks best for your tag.

Select the bottom layer. It should be empty.
Right click - Arrange - Bring to top. This will move
it in the layer palette for you. Fill this layer with
a color of choice from your tube.

Using your magic wand tool, select the layer you
just filled.
Selections - Modify - Contract by 4.
Select none.
Apply EyeCandy 4000 - Gradient Glow - Fat -Glow Width 3.00
Repeat once changing it from Fat to Black Halo option.
Add a drop shadow of choice.

Now, Open your second new image this time 700x700.
Copy merged the image we have been working on.
Paste as a new layer onto the 700x700 image.

Resize this layer. I resized mine 95%.
Duplicate the image twice for a total of three layers.
On the very bottom layer, Rotate this layer either left or right
by 15.00. On the Middle layer, rotate this layer the other direction
than the bottom one.

Now, take your vertical tube & paste as new layer above
the previous layers. Resize as needed.  Add a drop shadow of
choice to it as well.

Choose your font tool. Choose a font of choice that fits your tag.
Type out a word of choice. I chose the word Spring.
Apply the plugin Mura's Meister: Copies
Tiling. Be sure to change the tile gap to 2 to give proper
 spacing between each word. You can adjust as wanted on this.
Click Ok. This should give you lines of words across your image.

Paste a second texture as a new layer. Move it to below the previous layers.
Also move the words layer to above the texture you just moved.
Change the blend mode on the words layer to Overlay.
Merge the two layers together.

Apply the mask RR_MaskSet61_Mask4 to this layer.
Merge group.
Merge all of the layers together. Resize 95%.
Crop your tag to desired size. Add artist Copyright
& name for tag.
Save as png. Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Lemon love

CT tag featuring the wonderful art of 
Anna Liwanag using her tube 43-3.
I am also showcasing the IB
Scrap Melissa Dawn 20-2
The colors of the lemon orchard
always brightens her day. She 
can't help but smile when
walking around smelling the fruit.



Under The Moonlight

CT wallpaper featuring the stunning art of
Rebecca Sinz using her tube The
Moon and the Stars. I am also
showcasing a scrap by Honored Scraps
of the same name. My wallpaper is 
available in two sizes.
1920x1080 Here
1366x768 Here



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Blueberry Lemonade Afternoon

CT tag featuring the wonderful full-size scrap
Blueberry Lemonade by Freek's Creations.
I am also showcasing the art of 
Verymany using the tube Dinky.
This sweet doggie is looking
for a place to cool down & relax
from the warm sunshine.




Red Flowers

CT timeline featuring the stunning art of
Misstigri using her March 2018 Bonus.
I am also showcasing the Inspired
by Misstigri March 2018
The red flowers in her culture share a
 history unlike many others. 
Catch a glimpse into her culture.






Quackers Easter

CT tag featuring the spring filled
scrap Peeps & Quackers by
also showcasing the adorable
art of Sheena Pike with her tube 29-2.
This sweet duck is ready to 
help you Quack this Easter.




Monday, March 12, 2018

Scarred Forever

CT tag featuring the fantastic art of
Rebecca Sinz using her tube Scars.
I am also showcasing the matching
scrap Scars by Honored Scraps.
We all carry scars in our life. 
While some are visible, often
the deepest scars are not. 
Be care when you judge as you
don't want to make the pain worse.





Saturday, March 10, 2018

Mardi Of The Irish

CT tag featuring the art of 
Charles R. Bristow using his 
tube St. Patty's Chrystal.
Why not blend the two parties
into one festive occasion?
That is exactly her thinking!

Moonlight

CT tag featuring the fantastic scrap
Night Bird by Chaos Priestess.
I am also showcasing the art of 
Zindy with her tube Fairylight.
Under the glow of the moon,
dreams become unlocked
& can fly amidst the stars.



Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Spring Blooms

CT tag featuring the sweet art of 
Maryline Cazenave using her tube 36-3.
I am also showcasing the scrap
Spring Blooms by Tasha's Playground.
Having found these containters empty,
this sweet kitty thought they would make
the perfect napping location in the sunshine.



Country Life

CT tag & wallpaper featuring the wonderful
scrap Country Living by
also showcasing the art of Cuddly
Rigor Mortis with her tube 122-2.
The wallpaper is 1920x1080
& available here
Getaway from the busy city life &
come relax in the country. The quiet 
can be calming & allow you to 
breathe & think again.