Friday, November 15, 2019

Asia

CT tag featuring the wonderful art of 
Andreea Cernestean using her tube 30-1.
I am also showcasing the  IB Bonus
Sybile Art November 2019 Scrap
Asia has such rich cultures
& history. Visit & embrace 
what the people share with you.
Listen with your heart & soul.




Celestial Cat

CT tag featuring the fantastic art of 
Enys Guerrero using her 
Diamond Club Exclusive
AOTM tube. This cat is given to 
all members of CDO Diamond Club
for November 2019. I am also
showcasing the wonderful 
Enys Guerrero AOTM IB
This cat dreams of exploring the 
stars during cat naps. The sky looks
so full of new adventures & mischief to
find. Maybe scampering around on
the moon would be fun. 



Monday, November 11, 2019

Soft Autumn

CT tag featuring the wonderful art of 
Anna Marine using her tube 34-3.
I am also showcasing the Anna Marine
34-3 IB scrap by Karmalized Scraps.
Autumn is slowly fading away.
The colors becoming less vibrant.
Yet, autumn is not quite ready
to give up its hold of the world yet.




Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sexy In Black

Sexy In Black

This tutorial was written
November 8, 2019
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using the tube 122-1

Plugins: 
Mura's Meister Copies
Xero Porcelain

Mask: LLM 906 Mask
by Lori's PSP Graphics

Open a 700x700 new image.
Select your Ellipse Preset shape tool.
Set your width to 8.00.
Have the oval shape selected.
On your Materials Palette, have the 
Foreground color set to black or a dark color.
Hide the Background color for now.
Draw out a vertical oval to desired size.
Go to Objects - Align - Center in canvas.
Convert this layer to a raster layer.

Copy a close up of your tube of choice.
Paste as a new layer under your Oval shape.
I resized mine 87% but this may depend on your tube.
Duplicate the tube close up once.

On the bottom close up layer, apply the plugin
Mura's Meister - Copies - Wallpaper rotate default settings.
Duplicate your bottom layer once. Fill with a dark color
of your tube. I did a dark grey. 

Select your oval shape layer in the layer palette.
Select your magic wand tool. Click inside the shape
to select it with the wand. Go to selections &
click invert. 
In the 3 layers underneath the shape, select each layer
one at a time & press delete on your keyboard. Once you have
erased everything outside of the shape, select none.

On the wallpaper layer, change the blend mode to Luminance Legacy.
Apply the plugin Xero Porcelain with default settings.
Add drop shadows of choice to the shape & top close up layers. 

Okay hide the bottom empty layer. 
Merge the tag layers together. 
Duplicate once.
On the bottom merged layers,
apply the plugin Mura's Meister Copies:
Afterimage (Sphere random)
Settings: 
Number 8
Shift X 22
Shift Y 22
Angle -9
Rotation 8
Phase 0
Cycle 102
Alternuation -100
Scale 100
Everything else set to default numbers.
Greyscale this layer by going to Adjust
Hue & Saturation.
Change both of them to 0.

Select your font tool. Choose a simple easy to read font.
Select a light color or use white for your Background palette on your 
Materials tab. For my font, I used the color white & font size 16.
Type out the word Sexy or a word of choice that fits your tag.
Make sure it is positioned between the two tag layers.
Convert the word to a raster layer.

Apply Mura's Meister Copies - Tiling Plugin. Adjust the Tile Gap
to 2 to make sure you have spacing between each word.
Now, select the bottom tag layer - the greyscale one.
Selections - select all - float -defloat - invert.
Select the word layer. Press delete on your keyboard.
Select none.  Change the word layer blend mode to Overlay.

Add a new raster layer above the empty bottom layer.
Fill with black or another dark color.
Apply the mask LLM 906.
Right click on one of the mask layers & Merge group.
Resize the mask layer 97%. 

Merge layers & crop your tag to desired size.
Add artist copyright information & a name of choice
to your tag.
Save as a png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial! 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Cold As Ice

CT tag featuring the stunning art of 
Rebecca Sinz using her tube
Cold As Ice. I'm also showcasing the
  gorgeous matching scrap As Cold As Ice
Together, you can create a stunning
winter wonderland.
The cold harshness of winter
brings a beauty to the landscape.
Bundle up while you admire the 
frozen world that only winter can 
create. She'll be your guide on the 
frozen tundra. 




Saturday, November 2, 2019

Autumn Squirrel

CT tag featuring the wonderful art of 
Verymany using the Squirrel tube.
I am also showcasing the oh so lovely
Colors of Autumn scrap by
As the night fades to morning, this
squirrel is up early to gather nuts
for the upcoming winter. The autumn
sun cuts through the fading darkness 
to reveal the autumn glow.



Friday, November 1, 2019

Garden of Fall

CT tag & timeline featuring the wonderful tubesof
I am also showcasing the lovely scrap
Garden Of Fall by Karmalized Scraps.
Fall turns the outdoor world into a 
palette of earthy colors. Take time to 
walk outdoors & take in the 
beauty of fall. 








Thankful

CT tag & wallpaper featuring the gorgeous
art of Keith Garvey using his tube 150-3.
I am also showcasing the lovely IB Scrap
Pinuptoons November 2016 Bonus 
by Gimptastic Scraps.The wallpaper is
1920x1080 & available here. She's ready to
spend Thanksgiving dinner with
her loved ones. Giving thanks 
& making memories around the 
table every year. Lots of laughs 
& smiles will be shared with
one another. 




Thursday, October 24, 2019

Beautiful In My Spots

I just wanted to show a tag I made tonight
featuring my personal commission
by Queen Uriel. This one is so special
to me as she is depicted having 
Vitiligo like myself. It's an autoimmune
condition which changes the color of 
our hair & skin. We lose our color
& as a result, both become lighter in color.
I love how wonderfully she illustrated 
the spots our skin gets.


Cat Magick

CT tag & wallpaper featuring the gorgeous art 
of Brigid Ashwood using her October
2019 Bonus Tube. This beautiful 
feline can be yours with a 
$10 purchase of her regular 
tubes this month. I am also
showcasing the magical IB
Brigid Ashwood October
2019 Scrap by Kizzed by Kelz.
The wallpaper is 1920x1080
& is available here for download.
Under a full moon, she prowls 
the sacred alter grounds, guarding them.
She is waiting for her priestess to 
come perform the ceremony tonight.





Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Witching Hour

CT tag featuring the fantastic art of 
Mitch Foust using his October 2019
Bonus Tube. This witch can be yours
with a $10 purchase of his regular tubes.
I am also showcasing the wonderful 
IB Mitch Foust October 2019
Scrap by Chaos Priestess. As the clock
strikes midnight & the moon is risen high,
tonight she shall cast her spells. 
Use the energies flowing through
 & around her. The ancients shall speak
as the veil is thinned. It would 
be wise to listen close to their words.




Saturday, October 12, 2019

Skeleton Tree

CT tag featuring the gorgeous art of
Briet Olga, a retired CDO artist.
I am also showcasing the wonderful IB
scrap Enys Guerrero 27-3 by
Kizzed by Kelz. Humans might
be creeped out to know that this
particular skeleton rather enjoys
sitting outside in nature. He isn't sure
why it freaks them out to see one
moving around & conversing. As he says,
skeletons are used to residing outside,
so why not enjoy the outdoors?



Ghostie Sweets

CT timeline featuring the adorably 
fun art of Cuddly Rigor Mortis
using her tube 118-1. I'm also
showcasing the wonderful
scrap Sweet Halloween by
 Karmalized Scraps. This sweet ghost
friend can't resist all the yummy
looking treats left out! Just a few nibbles
& bites to taste & enjoy everything.
He's sure the humans won't notice
if he indulges. After all, its Halloween
& even ghosts deserve some treats.







Friday, October 11, 2019

Realm Of Fairies

CT tag & timeline featuring absolutely
gorgeous art of Elena Dudina. I am 
showcasing the Elena Dudina &
Chaos Priestess Bundle 1. Elena's three
stunning tubes are truly magical. When paired
with the scrap by Chaos,  realms of
fairies come to life with this bundle. 
Take a peek inside their hidden world.
Watch them dance to music you
will find yourself humming along with.








Demons Fly



This tutorial was written
on October 11, 2019.
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using the tube Pumpkin by

Plugins: 
Mura's Meister Copies
VM Natural: Welder
EyeCandy 4000: Glass
EyeCandy 4000: Gradient Glow

Mask: AR315_CM_mask141
from Creative Misfits Blog.
I'm not sure which posts the mask I used came from.

Open a 700x700 new image.
Copy & paste your tube as a new layer.
Duplicate the tube once. Select the original
tube layer.

 Apply the plugin 
Mura's Meister Copies: Wallpaper Rotate-Default settings.
Apply the mask AR315_CM_mask141. Merge group.
Rename the layer 1.
Duplicate the layer twice. Rename the two new layers as 
2 & 3.

Hide the 3 layer for now. Select the layer 2 on your layers palette.
Select the plugin VM Natural: Welder -Default settings.
Change the blend mode on this layer to Overlay or one of 
choice depending on your tag.

On the Layer 3, go to Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur.
I did a radius of 10.00 for mine. 
Change the Blend mode on this layer to Hard Light.

Now, with the original Layer 1 selected, apply the plugin
EyeCandy 4000: Glass with the settings:
Bevel Width 45.00
Smoothness 75
Bevel Placement: Inside
Edge Darkening 30
Gradient Shading 35
Refraction 50
Opacity 0
Tinting 50
Color: White

Choose your Ellipse Preset Shape Tool
Line Style Solid & Width 3.00
On your Materials palette, set your Foreground color
to a color that will stand out from your tag. Hide the background
color for now. 
Now drag out a circle around your tag. You don't want it
too big but enough to go around nearly all of your tag.

Select your font tool. Select a font which fits your tag style.
On your Materials Palette, unhide the Background color & select a 
color for your text. I used white for mine.
Hover your mouse along the circle shape until it shows A) but sideways slightly.
Click your mouse & type out your text. 
Hit apply when done. 

Now on your layers palette, click the + on the Vector layer for the text & circle layers. This will open up the layers. Click the eye on the circle ellipse layer to hide it from your tag. Then re-click the - to close the layers but still keep your text visible. Convert to raster. I applied EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow - Black Halo 3.00 to my text to help make it more visible.

Crop tag to desired size. Add copyright information & name to the tag.
Save as PNG. Thanks for trying my tutorial


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Pumpkin Witch

Sharing a tag I did featuring the art of 
the oh so adorably spooky
Creepie Cuties. I am using her tube
Pumpkin Surprise. This witch
certainly found the perfect
creepy Jack O Lantern for 
their haunted halloween. Do
beware of any tricks or treats
that may be given while at
their celebration.



Saturday, October 5, 2019

Little Monsters

Ct tag featuring the fantastic art of 
Elias Chatzoudis using his tube 94-2.
I am also showcasing the halloween
filled scrap Little Monsters by