Saturday, June 30, 2018

Sweet Drink

CT tag & wallpaper featuring the comical art of 
Cuddly Rigor Mortis using the tube 109-3.
I am also showcasing the Inspired By
Cuddly Rigor Mortis 109-3 
The wallpaper is 1920x1080 
& available here.
After all, while enjoying the beach
or tropics, you need a colorful drink to enjoy.
Relax, lay back as you sip, and feel
the sunshine as it warms your body.





Butterflies Flowers

CT tag featuring the fantastic art of 
Rebecca Sinz using her tube Enlightenment.
This beauty comes with lots of layers of butterflies.
Plus, there are two full tubes with varying butterfly
colors as well. Wisdom can be found on the wings
of the butterflies. Listen in the quiet & let them
be your guide. 


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Tequila Sunrise

CT tag featuring the oceanic scrap
Tequila Sunrise by Irish Princess Designs.
I am also showcasing the adorable
art of Caron Vinson using her tube 60-1.
Taking a break from the water,
this mermaid is watching the boats.
Hmm wonder if she stole the hat -
or was it given to her by a pirate?



Love Always

CT tag featuring the fantastic art of 
Enys Guerrero using her tube 8-2.
I am also showcasing the fantastic
scrap Pink It Up by Chaos Priestess.
Love does not have restrictions or boundaries.
To love someone like her, the rules will 
need to be rewritten. But you will be
rewarded with a love deeper than imagined.




Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hold Onto Each Other

CT tag featuring the magical art of 
Molly Harrison using the tube 45-3.
I am also showcasing the beautiful scrap
For You I Will by Honored Scraps.
During times of stress or worry, turn
to those who you hold most dear. 
Let them lend their strength as needed.



Jungle Adventure

CT tag featuring the scrap Jungle Adventure
by Freek's Creations. The scrap is available
at Mystical & DITR. I am also 
showcasing the art of Verymany.
Does the lemur know what happened
to the explorer? I doubt he would
reveal if he does.  It's possible
he got lost in his jungle wanderings.




Country Kisses

CT tag featuring the wonderful art of 
Ishika Chowdhury using her tube Dakota.
I am also showcasing the wonderful
collab Country Kisses. This is a seaonsal
release & becomes available in January
for Valentine's Day at Dees'Sign Depot.
She is ready for her own cowboy
to come capture her wild heart.






Summer Days

CT tag & wallpaper featuring the pinup art of 
Michael Landefeld using his tube 10-3.
I am also showcasing the scrap
Long Summer Days by Gimptastic Scraps.
Spend your summer days in the sun.
Grab your board & ride into the waves.
The wallpaper is 1920x1080 &
available here.




Monday, June 18, 2018

Choose Love

CT tag featuring the stunning art of 
Andreea Cernestean using her June 
2018 Bonus Tube. She is available with
$10 purchase of her tubes. I am
also showcasing the Inspired By
You should always choose love when
presented it in its most purest form.
Love can mean different things to 
people - but when you find the love
that you have been waiting for - Choose it.



Saturday, June 16, 2018

Beautiful Ivy

CT tag featuring the fantastic art of 
 Elias Chatzoudis using his June 2018 Bonus Tube.
She is available by spending $10 on his tubes.
I am also showcasing the Inspired By
Scrap to match by Ladyhawwk Designs.
Beware if you upset her plant friends.
You will unleash a fury unimaginable from her. 
She does not tolerate her plants being harmed.



Elegant Goth

CT tag featuring the art of Kreative Graphics
using the elegant tube Lucy.  She will work
wonderfully in an elegant feminine tag
as well as a darker gothic tag.
There is an inner strength which shows 
through her eyes & stance.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Dream Wish Heart

CT tag featuring the wonderful art of
PinUp Toons using his CDO Diamond
Club Artist Of The Month Tube.
She is available to members of the Club
during this month. I am also 
showcasing the Inspired By Scrap
Listen to the dreams & wishes of your heart.
It is trying to whisper what your heart
& soul truly want & need. 




Sunday, June 10, 2018

Coded Dragon

This tutorial was written
June 10, 2018
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube by Sheena Pike.

Supplies Used: 
Mask35 by BrutalDesigns
Available here

Plugins:
Mura's Meister -Wallpaper Rotate
VM Experimental: Every Picture Tells A Story
dsb Flux - Blast
VM Natural: Speed
EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow

Open a 700x700 new image. I like a lot
of workspace when designing tags.
Choose a tube of choice. 

Copy & paste your tube as a new layer.
Duplicate the tube layer once & hide the copy layer
for now.

On the original tube layer, apply the plugin 
Mura's Meister -Wallpaper Rotate. I did the change the 
Number setting to 10 on mine but it is optional.

On your Materials palette, choose black
for the Foreground/Stroke color. Hide or 
X out the Background/Fill color.

Select your Preset shape tool. I chose the 
Rectangle one & am using the Square shape with it.
Width set to 5.00
Draw out your shape to desired size.
Convert the shape outline layer to raster.

Select your magic wand tool. Select inside the
shape layer. Selections - Modify -Expand by 2.
Selections Invert . On the layer palette, select the 
wallpaper tube layer. Press delete. Select none.

Now, unhide the Copy tube layer. Resize if desired.
I resized mine by 87% but it could vary depending on tube.
Select your Selection tool. Select the parts of the tube showing outside
of the shape layer & press delete. Select none or Ctrl D to remove the selection. I did choose to leave the top or head of the dragon as I wanted it to be coming out from the shape. Move the shape layer below this tube layer.

Duplicate the wallpaper tube layer.
On the copy layer, apply the plugin VM Experimental: Every Picture
Tells A Story -Default settings.

On the orignal Wallpaper tube layer, apply the plugin dsb Flux - Blast.
Make sure Percentage is selected & set the amount to 25. Direction Left.

Merge together the layers within your shape. Duplicate once.
On the original merged layer, apply the plugin VM Natural: Speed -Default settings.

Add two new layers below your previous layers.
Fill the top layer with a lighter color from your tube.
Fill the lower layer with black or a dark color from tube.
Apply mask of choice to each filled layer. I used Mask35 by BrutalDesigns.
Merge each group.  On the top or lighter color mask, resize this layer by 95%.

Select a font of choice to fit your tag. Type out 1-2 words. I am using the words
Coded Dragon for mine. Convert to Raster. Position this layer below the shape layers on your tag. I applied the plugin EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow - Fat with width 3.00. Add a drop shadow of choice to the tag.

Crop your tag to desired size. Add artist copyright
& name to your tag. Save as png. Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Aquamarine Mermaid

CT tag featuring the wonderful art of 
Rebecca Sinz using her tube
Turquoise Mermaid. I am also
showcasing the ocean filled scrap 
Aquamarine by Irish Princess Designs.
The beach has gone quiet from tourists.
Now is her chance to explore the 
shore & find hidden treasures.






Saturday, June 9, 2018

Open Arms

CT timeline featuring the wonderful art
of Enamorte using her tube 60-2. 
I am also showcasing the wonderful
 IB Scrap Vintage Angel 10-2
by Honored Scraps. Live your
life with open arms. Welcome others
into your life & accept them for themselves.




Thursday, June 7, 2018

Believe In Unicorns

CT tag featuring the magical scrap
Unicorn Dreams by Freek's Creation.
I am also showcasing the art of 
Selina Fenech using her unicorn 
tube Rainbow Wings. Unicorns
paint the world in the colors
of their magic. If you are lucky
enough to come across one,
you will discover why we believe.




Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Live Life To The Fullest

CT tag & wallpaper featuring the fantastic art of 
Misstigri using her June 2018 Bonus Tube.
The bonus is available with a $10
purchase of her tubes. I am also
showcasing the wonderful Inspired By
Scrap Misstigri June 2018 by Chaos Priestess.
The wallpaper is 1920x1080 & available
here for download. Live your life by your rules.
Be dramatic, be colorful & be YOU!




Sunday, June 3, 2018

Ocean's Pearl

CT tag featuring the fantastic art of 
Mélanie Delon  using her tube 4-1.
I am also showcasing the stunning
scrap Birthstone: Pearl by Tasha's Playground.
Hidden by the ocean, is a pearl who's beauty
is beyond comparison. Nothing in the world
can compare to her. Yet, she remains hidden
knowing the world would tarnish her.