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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Whoa! I can Post! I can Post!!!

Hello my dear followers!

I cannot believe I can post again. I couldnt sign into Gmail so I wasnt able to post on blogger.
I'm hoping to be back for a while, writing tutorials and sharing goodies. Thank you to everyone who checked in on  me.  I miss this place. xoxo ♥




Sunday, June 14, 2015

CT Tag


This beautiful scrap kit by Dees Sign Depot


CT Tag


Another gorgeous scrapkit by Dees Sign Depot
Tres Chic on sale too!!! :+)

CT Tag


Beautiful Seaside Rendezvous Scrap kit by Dees Sign Depot
on sale !!!


Monday, May 4, 2015

CT Tag for Dee's Sign Depot

This is a taste of the exquisite scrap kit by
available in Dee's Store. It's so delicate
and beautiful. I know I'll be playing with it
time and time again. 
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Saturday, April 25, 2015

I'm Thrilled to Announce....

.... I'm back with Dee at Dee's Sign Depot as one of her CT designers.

As soon as she asked me, I had to play with her Reverie Kit. An older kit but so refreshing

this time of year.  Thank you Dee! I so look forward working with your beautiful creations once again.

The Alicia Mujica Exclusive tube only availabe at Cherished Moments Forum.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Tag Template 4




Made a template today for Spring 
because I'm anxious for Spring to get here.

My tag preview is posted above.
Love Barbara Jensen's new tube.

You may download my new temp here...

called


Preview below:



I'd appreciate any comments or love

if you download.

Thank you! ♥

I'd love to see your creations too!

xoxo
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT

We are pleased to ANNOUNCE ...

 the Grand Opening of a New PSP/PS forum CHERISHED MOMENTS !!! 

Please join myself, Lee, Squirrely, Millie, Stayyseee, Pammy, & Arizona on Wednesday, Feb 25th!  

We'd love to have you join our new family.  ♥


There will be challenges, prizes, contests, auctions and tons of fun & games.

If you join our forum, we'd appreciate you adding our blinkie...



We look forward to having you and your friends.

* * * * *

Keeping the art of PSP & PS forever strong.




Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Award!!! :)


I'm thrilled to say I won this award from Lady Aries Blogspot.

Thank you so much!  I'm thrilled to say the least.

Now I am honoured to pass this award onto 5 other

bloggers who RAWK my world too!

Sophisticat Simone from Scrappy Bit of Fun

Flamin Sal from Fired by Flamin

Carol from Hugahav's Haven



Thank you all for honouring us with your talents & love of PSP! ♥





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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Where There Is Love



Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
Tube of choice. I am using the sexy artwork of Keith Garvey
No scrap kit for forum set
(only for 'Signature Scrap tag' below)
Texture by Sanami276 HERE 124(4)
brushes of choice. I used some tiny circle brushes
by Celestial Star (no longer available) so I made
some heart shape brushes HERE 
*These are for PSP version X2 Ultimate or Newer*
Gradient mcq Fire Pink found HERE
Plugins: AB 08 - WireMeshings Unlimited
Xero - Fritillary
Wordart by myself HERE & HERE
Animation Celine Match3 (ani2)  by Sophisticat Simone HERE Thank you! ♥

Font ~  Great Vibes

Grab a coffee and let's begin....



* * * * *

1.  Open a working image 700 x 250 px.
Flood fill white. Add a new raster layer.
Resize texture 124 (4) to 700 px, C/P
Select the empty layer, select All
back to the texture layer,  select Image ~ Crop to selection.
Duplicate this texture layer.
Using plugin AB 08, wiremeshings unlimited ~ default setting
Apply.  Change blend mode to 'soft light'.

2. Add a new raster layer, change foreground colour to white
using brush tool, default size, tap a brush of choice onto this layer.
Duplicate if needed.


3. Open tube, resize as needed. C/P in middle of working image.
change blend mode to 'soft light'

4. Using preset shape, find the 'burst' shape.
With fill colour white, draw out a shape onto working image.
convert to raster layer. Change blend mode to 'soft light'.


5.  Open close-up of tube, resize 75%, C/P to left of image
with half of face showing only.
Duplicate close-up. Adjust blur ~ gaussian blur of 3.
Change blend mode to 'soft light'
Duplicate main copy of tube again.
Adjust Blur ~ blur more. Move this layer below main tube layer.
This replaces a drop shadow.

On original main tube, apply Plugin
Xero - Fritallary setting: 3, 30. 10, 0

6.  Open main tube, C/P to right so torso is shown.
Duplicate this part of tube. Adjust Blur ~ Gaussian blur 3.
Change blend mode to 'soft light'.
Duplicate main tube of torso again.
Adjust blur ~ blur more. Move this layer below original tube.
Select original tube layer, apply Plugin
Xero - Fritallary setting: 3, 30. 10, 0

Add wordart 'Where There Is Love, There Is Lingerie'

7.  Select white background layer.
Add a new raster layer. Select All. 
flood fill with gradient mcq fire pink, using 45 degrees, repeats 0.
Modify selection contract by 7. Delete. Deselect.
Move this layer to very top of working image.
Effects ~ Edge ~ enhance more.
Duplicate this layer. Apply Screenworks ~ Dense Net Plugin
change blend mode to 'screen'. Sharpen.

8.  Select white background layer again.
Add a new raster layer, select all.
Flood fill with colour #d90806
Modify selection contract by 10.
Delete. Deselect. 
Move this layer below the frame layers made earlier.
This should be the third layer from top.
Duplicate. On original red frame layer,
use Effects ~ Texture Effects ~ Fur
setting: blur 25, density 90, length 11, transparency 44.

9.  If desired add tiny single white hearts on your working image
using fill colour white, preset shape heart (supplied in PSP).


10.  Add copyright information, watermark & name.


TO ANIMATE:

1.  Close off all the top frame layers including all the tube layers.
You should have the following layers open:
white bg, textured layers, brush, heart & burst layers.
Select white bg layer, copy merged.

Open Animation shop,
Paste the merged psp layer as a new animation.
Duplicate for a total of 18 copies.
Select all ~ Propogate Paste.

Open animation supplied, 
select all. resize animation by 80% bicubic
Select copy.

Slide first frame of Simone animation onto the
working forum set bg first frame.
Check animation by clicking View.
Note:  if unhappy with placement of animation, click UNDO
and try again.

2.  Back to PSP,
Close off the bottom layers that were open and Open all the top layers
that include the tube & frame layers, copyright & name.

Select an open layer, copy Merged.

Back to A/S,
Paste as a New Animation, duplicate for a total of 18 copies. Select All.
Copy.

Drag the top frame animation onto the first frame of the working forum animation.
Align frame perfectly on frame one.
Check animation by clicking on View.

Once happy, Optimize with Wizard, optimize octree, error diffusion, 255 colours.

Save as a .GIF.

* * * * *

To make avatar, open new image 150 x 250 px. (or size of choice)
Flood fill white. 
With the layered forum set beside the avatar,
simply copy the layers onto the Avatar, beginning at bottom,
changing blend modes if needed.

Add a new raster layer for frame, flood fill with gradient as before. Select all.
modify contract by 5. Delete. Deselect. Edge ~ Enhance More. Duplicate. Add Screenworks ~ Dense Net as before.
Change blend mode to 'screen'. Sharpen.

Add wordart supplied 'Love Me Tender'

Add a new raster layer. Move below the gradient frame layer.
Flood fill with #d90806 as before. Select all, modify contract by 8. 
Delete & Deselect. Duplicate. 
On original red frame, use effects ~ Texture ~ Fur ~ same setting.
Add tube layer below the frame layers. Duplicate ~ Blur ~ Gaussian Blur of 3. 
Change blend mode to 'soft light'.
Add copyright, license, & Name.

To Animate:

Close off top layers of Avatar (frames & tube)
Select white bg, copy Merged.

Open A/S
Paste the PSP image as a new animation. Duplicate for a total of 18 copies. Select all.
Propogate Paste.

Using same Simone Animation,
select All, resize animation 80% again. 
Copy.

Drag first frame of animation onto first frame of bg Avatar.
Check animation.

Back to PSP.

Close off bottom layers of Avatar.
Open top layers.  Select top most layer. Copy Merged.

Back to A/S

Paste as a new animation. Duplicate for a total of 18 copies.
Select all. Copy.

Drag this frame Avatar animation onto the first frame
of the working Avatar animation.
Check animation by clicking View.

If happy, optimize using optimize Octree, error diffusion, 255 colours.

Save as a .GIF

* * * * *

To make a 3 piece set,
Open FTU kit by Kirsty's Scraps called I'll Love U Forever  Thank you! ♥
Valentines Mask3 by Jane on Creative Misfits blog HERE Thank you! ♥


1.  Open a 700 x 700 px image. Flood fill white.
Open paper 13, resize 700 px. C/P as a new layer.
Apply mask, merge group.

2. Open frame 1, C/P
Using magic wand, click inside of frame. Modify expand by 10.
C/P close-up of tube, resized if needed. 
Invert selection. Delete.
Be sure tube is below frame.
Dupliate tube. Adjust blur ~ Gaussian blur of 3.
Change blend mode to 'soft light'.

3. Open bracket 4, resized to 500 px.
C/P

Open frame 2 (pink ribbon frame)
C/P ~ invert.
Select all, select float, defloat

Open paper 10, resized to 700 px.
C/P as a new layer.
On this paper layer, invert selection. Delete excess paper. Deselect.

4.  Open clip.  Using selection tool, point to point.
draw a selection around the rose, deleting the gold metal.
Magnify the image by scrolling the wheel on your mouse
to make it easier to select the rose.  Delete excess.
C/P rose on top of ribbon frame. Resize 55%.
Colourize using hue 255, saturation 255.
D/S using 0, 1, 55, 1 blur, colour #bb2032
Duplicate rose twice, resize each rose 70%.
Arrange as per reference tag.

5. C/P main tube.  Duplicate. Adjust blur ~ Gaussian blur 3.
Change blend mode to 'soft light'.
On main tube, apply Xero ~ Fritillary: same setting as in forum set.
Merge down.
Duplicate tube.

Open wordart 'Be Mine'
Copy & paste between the two tube layers.

Colourize the Wordart Hue 255, Saturation 255.
Duplicate. Merge Down. D/S

On duplicate copy of main tube,
erase part of tube that covers wordart, except for hand.
See reference tag.

To keep the red theme, draw a  point to point selection 
around the green leaves on the gold frame.
Colurize using 255 & 255 as before.
Deselect.

D/S bracket frame and main copy of tube only.

8.  If you wish to resize tag, use 90% smart size.

Add copyright, watermark, lic # & Name.

For name, use font Great Vibes in fill colour #d90806.
Add inner bevel as below:



D/S name.

Delete white bg layer. Merge visible.
Save as a PNG.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to drop me a note in the comments.

♥ A beautiful Valentine forum set for you to enjoy! ♥




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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Winter Fairytale


CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW FULL SIZE 
Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
Tube of choice. I am using the exquisite art of Rachael Tallamy,
previously sold at Up Your Art, now available HERE
FTU Mini kit by Raspberry Roads called Winter Romance
MBandSWMask37 HERE
Vintage paper masked layer by myself HERE


Font ~  Zapfino Extra LT Three, a pay font
Fill colour #393983

Drop shadow setting: 5/5/50/10 blur colour #404040


* * * * *

1.  Open a working image 700 x 700 px.
Flood fill white.
C/P Vintage paper masked layer.
Add a new raster layer, select All.
Open paper 1, copy and paste into the selection.
Deselect.
Apply the MBandSWMask37. Merge group.

2. Open element 20, resized 25%
Duplicate, resize another 80%, move duplicate
below original. Offset to bottom right of original pearled circle.

Open element 12, resized to 375 px in length
C/P to right of pearled rings, duplicate
resize 80%.
Move duplicate behind original Xmas tree, slightly to right.
Darken by using Adjust Brightness -20, contrast 0.
3. Add elements of choice. Add these elements below pearl rings:
Element 19 ~ 20%, duplicate, flip
Element 16 ~ 15%, duplicate, flip
Element 18 ~ 15%, rotate 70 degrees to left, flip


4.  Open main tube, resize if necessary. C/P above large pearl ring.
but below the spruce trees.  Any areas of tube that extend 
beyond trees erase with eraser tool.
Duplicate main tube. Adjust Blur ~ Gaussian blur of 3,
change blend mode to 'screen' and drop opacity to approx 49.

5.  Add these elements above main tube:
Element 23 ~ 10%, duplicate, resize 75%, sharpen
Element 17 ~ 20%
Element 13 ~ 20%, duplicate
Element 14 ~ 30%, duplicate, resize 80%
Element 8 ~ 20%, rotate 40 degrees to left. Sharpen
C/P again, rotate 90 degrees to left. Sharpen
Element 10 ~ 15%, sharpen
Element 4 ~ 25%, rotate 15 degrees to left, sharpen
Element 9 ~ 15%, rotate with pick tool, sharpen
Element 15 ~ 15 %
Element 3 ~ 21%, sharpen

Add D/S to elements of choice.


6.  If you wish to resize tag, use 90% smart size.
Add copyright, watermark, lic#, & name.


7.  Delete the white back ground layer.
 Layers ~ Merge visible.
Crop ~ Merged Opaque
 Save as a PNG


♥ A beautiful fairytale tag for you to enjoy! ♥


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Friday, January 9, 2015

Dark Angel


CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW FULL SIZE 
Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
Tube of choice. Tube shown is by Alehandra Vanhek of Pics For Design.
FTU kit called Dark Angel by Line A Designs HERE
Mask 16 found HERE. If this mask belongs to you, 
please let me know, I'd love to credit you. ♥
Plugins: EyeCandy 4 ~ gradient glow
Wordart by myself HERE

Font ~  Minster No. 2

Drop shadow setting: 2/2/75/4 blur, colour #202020


* * * * *

1.  Open a working image 700 x 700 px.
Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, select All.
Open paper 4, copy and paste into the selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask provided. Merge group.

2.  Open element 06, resize to 590 px wide. C/P
Add EyeCandy 4, gradient glow setting:
glow width 5, soft corners 0, overall opacity 100

'fat' setting, both slider colours black.
Using magic wand, tolerance 10, select the black
gradient glow area, promote selection to layer. Deselect.
Add noise, random, 33, monochrome checked.
D/S as above.


3. Open element 25, resize 20%, C/P to right.
Duplicate, miror & flip.
Open element 01, resize 15%, C/P 
Duplicate, merge down. Duplicate again.
Resize this duplicate 85%, move to left.
D/S both circle rings.
Open element 5, resize 50%, C/P
Element 7 ~ 30%, C/P, rotate 25 degrees to left. Dupliate, mirror.
Move duplicate copy below original frame.
Working on original frame, use magic wand, click inside of frame,
modify selection expand by 5 px
Copy close up of face, paste as a new layer.
Invert selection, delete excess.
Duplicate the tube layer, adjust blur ~ gaussian blur of 3,
change blend mode to soft light.
Open element 08, resize 20% C/P over the right frame.
Using pick tool (deformation tool), hold down the 'control key'
move bottom left corner inwards.
Move this so it appear the ribbon wraps around the right frame.
Using lighten/darken tool, darken the right border of the ribbon
by right clicking along the right edge.



4.  Open main tube, resize 45%,  mirror,
C/P to right of tag, rotate 7 degrees to right
Colourize grey, using Hue 0, Saturation 0
duplicate main tube
Adjust blur, gaussian blur of 3
change blend mode to soft light.

Open element 11, resize 20%, C/P, flip
Use selection tool, line to line, draw a line along the stem
to delete excess tube below the stem.
Select main tube layer, delete, select duplicate of main tube, delete.
Deselect.
*See reference tag*

5.  Add elements of choice:
element 02 ~ 15%
element 03 ~ 20%
element 04 ~ 25%
element 12 ~ 25%
element 13 ~ 20%
element 14 ~ 10%
element 15 ~ 15%, duplicate, flip
mirror
duplicate, flip
Add wordart.


6.  If you wish to resize tag, use 90% smart size.
Add copyright, watermark, lic#, & name.


7.  Delete the white back ground layer.
 Layers ~ Merge visible. Save as a PNG


♥ Hope you enjoy your new gothic tag! ♥
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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Winter Star


CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW FULL SIZE 
Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
Tube of choice. I am using the new beautiful silvermisty tube
Facebook Mini Kit by Happy Ness Creation called My Christmas Tree Partie 3
Note:  You must login to Facebook to download this minikit.
FTU Midwinter Morning cluster by Kimeric Kreations ♥
Mask 16 found HERE. If this mask belongs to you, 
please let me know, I'd love to credit you. ♥
Sparkles of choice
Plugin:  Xero ~ Porcelain


Font ~  Carolyna Pro Black (pay font)

Drop shadow setting of choice!


* * * * *

1.  Open a working image 700 x 700 px.
Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, select All.
Open paper from mini kit. Copy.
Paste into the selection. Deselect.
Apply the mask provided. Merge group.
Duplicate this masked layer. Mirror
Colourize using Hue 132,  Saturation 173

2.  Open cluster, resized 25%. Change foreground to colour #4acadc,
use Colour Changer tool to change purple tones in burlap
to colour of foreground. Using paint can, simply tap
the colour on the burlap a few times.
C/P to left of tag
Duplicate, rotate 90 degrees to left.
Move this duplicate copy below original cluster layer.

3. Open star from minikit, resize 20%. C/P
Using magic wand, click in center of star, modify selection expand by 10.
Open main tube, C/P tube within area of selection.
Invert selection, delete excess tube. Deselect.
Apply plugin Xero - Porcelain - default setting.
Add D/S to star.

4.  Open main tube, mirror, resize 90% twice.
C/P. Duplicate. On duplicate, apply Plugin Xero ~ Porcelain ~ same setting.
Drop opacity to 56%.
Open white spruce branch (element 12), resize 20%. Flip. C/P
Place below original tube layer.
D/S.
Open element 15, resize 20%, 
C/P above white branch but below original tube layer.


5.  If you wish to resize tag, use 90% smart size.
Add copyright, watermark, lic#, & name.


6.  Delete the white back ground layer.
 Layers ~ Merge visible. Save as a PNG


♥ Hope you enjoy your new winter tag! ♥


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Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year Snowflake



CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW FULL SIZE 
Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
Tube of choice. I am using an Exclusive from AC Diva Forum called Snowflake
FTU kit by Scrap and Tube called The New Year ♥ Thank you!
FTU kit by Scrap and Tube called A Fairy Christmas ♥
Mask 16 found HERE. If this mask belongs to you, 
please let me know, I'd love to credit you. ♥


Font used ~ Paradise Finishers & Paradise Script Two (pay fonts)

Drop shadow setting used: 2, 3, 50, blur 9, color black
or setting of choice

* * * * *

1.  Open a working image 700 x 700 px.
Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, select All.
Open any background of choice. Copy & paste into the selection. Deselect.
Apply the mask provide. Merge group
OR
use my masked bg HERE

2.  Open branch ~ 60% C/P
duplicate twice, mirror and flip one, arrange two on left, one on right

3.  Open bench ~ 90%, mirror, C/P
Lamp ~ 75% C/P
open twig bush from the Fairy Christmas kit ~ 80%
colourize grey using Adjust Hue 0, Saturation 0
C/P, sharpen
Open log, resize 60%, C/P, duplicate, rotate one 15 degrees, sharpen
 Open silver firework2, C/P
silver ribbon ~ 75%
silver balloon ~ 55%, duplicate 
trail stars ~ 70% C/P, duplicate, sharpen both
open stone path from Fairy Christmas kit,
resize 60%, mirror, change colour to grey using Hue 0, Saturation 0
C/P

4.  Add snowflakes & stars, resized 16% and sharpened
Add main tube, resize, C/P behind twig bush
D/S all elements added incl tube

If you wish to resize tag, use 90% smart size.

5.  Add copyright, watermark, lic#, & name.


6.  Delete the white back ground layer.
 Layers ~ Merge visible. Save as a PNG


♥ Hope you enjoy your whimsical creation! ♥


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