FELICITY

Artwork of ©VeryMany

BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS

Artwork of ©Keith Garvey.

BLESSED DAY

Artwork of ©Alex Prihodko.

NIGHTFALL RAIN

Artwork of ©Alex Prihodko.

ENCHANTED

Artwork of ©VeryMany.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

"OCEAN BREEZE" TAG SHOW OFF

BEAUTIFUL tube by Trinita at PFD HERE
**You must have a license to use PFD art**
You can also add fins to her to make her a mermaid and change the colors of everything on the tube

"Ocean Breeze" kit by Tiny Turtle Designs - LOADED with cool elements!
Go to the shop HERE for this and other great kits




Wednesday, May 7, 2014

"SIGNS OF SPRING" TAG SHOW OFF

Tube is called Darla 2 and is part of a 3 pack of Darla dolls
**You must have a license to use SPU art**

Kit by Daniela called "Signs Of Spring" also available at SPU

Visit SweetPinUp HERE


Please be aware that it is beyond my control of kits/masks/templates/tubes that I use in my designs are no longer available by the blog/site owners

Sunday, April 13, 2014

PHOTOBUCKET NEWS

Well it seems all my images stored in Photobucket aren't going to be showing up for a little while - I have exceeded my bandwidth which is strange, because I haven't uploaded anything to it in over 10 months and all of a sudden they now want me to purchase more bandwidth!  Sigh****I tried another photo storage site and it wouldn't even upload a simple little blinkie, so at this point I am not sure if I will purchase from Photobucket or what.  In the meantime, I apologize for the blank boxes on my blogs that are supposed to be blinkies!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

CT TAGS FOR "GRAPHICS OF FANTASY"

These are my first 2 tags as a new CT member for Sonia at Graphics Of Fantasy

This one is called "Tropical Beauty" - named after the fabulous kit by Sonia
The kit is available for purchase at Pics For Design HERE
or at Sonia's shop Graphics Of Fantasy HERE

I used a tube by artist Zlata_M at Pics For Design HERE
**You must have a license to use PFD art**
This tube is in a collection of 3



This one is called "Tropical Beauty Majestic" - named after the tiger, which happens to be my favorite animal.  This kit is loaded with tropical wildlife!



Please be aware that it is beyond my control if tubes/kits/templates/masks used are no longer available by the site/blog owner

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

"TULIPS" TAG SHOW OFF

I used a tube by VeryMany called "Tulips" and you can purchase it HERE
**You must have a license to use VM art**

The matching kit is called "Fresh and Fruity" by Pink Paradox Productions
You can visit her shop to purchase kits HERE
You can also see matching kits to VM tubes at the above VM site



Please be aware that it is beyond my control of kits/tubes/elements/masks/templates that I have used in my designs are no longer available by the blog owners/shop owners

Thursday, May 23, 2013

"NIGHT CLUB" TAG SHOWOFF

This adorable hand drawn doll tube is called "Peaches"
You can purchase it at SweetPinUp HERE
**You must have a license to use SPU art**
The kit I used is an old one called "Night Club" by our friend
Rieka...it is no longer available
Mask used is my Misting Mask - you can grab it HERE
I provide links to kits/posers/freebies, etc. on my posts; however it is beyond my control if the materials used are no longer available at the owner's blog/site

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"FLORABELLE" ANIMATED TUTORIAL

This delightful kit is called "Florabelle" and is by Hania's Designs
You can purchase this kit at SweetPinUp HERE
Animation used is called "Fairy Sprinkle" by Simone
You can grab this freebie animation as well as other great ones HERE
I used my Misting Mask - you can download this HERE
I used Alien Skin Eye Candy Impact Gradient Glow on my name text - this is optional
Font used is called Waltograph
I use PSP 8 so any version will work
LET'S GET STARTED!!

Open Paper 8>Duplicate and close the original
Open Paper 7>Duplicate and close the original>Apply the Misting Mask with Invert Transparency checked>Merge Group>Copy>Paste onto Paper 8
You should see this as a smoky looking frame over your Paper 8 as shown on my tag 
Duplicate the Merged Group so you have 2 copies of this Merged Group
Open the Fairy Poser included with the kit and resize to 600 x 600
Copy and Paste onto the tag, placing the Fairy in between the 2 Merged Group Layers - this will give the effect of her feet disappearing
The following elements were used and placed between the 2 Merged Groups:
(All were resized smaller and drop shadows were appllied)
Element 117 Green Grass
Element 39 Sticks
Element 46 Castle
Element 48 Tree Stump
Element 69 Tall Plant With Caterpillar
Element 76 Puffy Flowers
Place these elements as shown on the tag
Other elements used and placed on top of Merged Group Layers:

103 Pine Cone
108 Log
115 Deer
22 Ladybug (Use your Deform Tool to angle the Ladybug)
27 Chair
29 Tiny Fairy
32 Honey Jar
35 Apple
65 Leaves
70 Squirrel
75 Hedgehog
61 Gray Mud
55 Butterfly (Use your Deform Tool to angle the Butterfly)
44 Leaf
31 Mushroom
24 Sunbeam (Place this under the Tiny Fairy without resizing>go to Layers>Properties>Luminance Legacy>77% to make the Sunbeam look faded
Place all elements on tag as shown and add drop shadows
To add the border open Paper 1>Copy and close it
On your tag, go to the Layer Palette (LP) and Add A New Raster Layer all the way to the top of the LP
Go up to Selections>Select All>Modify>Contract by 10, hit the Delete key on your keyboard>Selections>Invert>Effects>3D Effects>Inner Bevel>Selections>Select None - you now have a cute border!!
Place your copyright information and name
LET'S ANIMATE!!

In Animation Shop (AS) open the Fairy Sprinkle animation
You will see it has 20 frames
Go back to PSP and Copy Merged your tag>Paste As New Animation in AS
Go up to Edit>Duplicate Selected until you have 17 frames of your tag
(Frame totals are shown on the bottom right side of your AS screen)
Go up to Edit>Paste Before Current Frame 3 times until you have 20 frames total
Make sure the scroll bar on the bottom of your tag is all the way to the left
Go up to Edit>Select All>Edit>Propogate Paste
Go to the Fairy Sprinkle animation and making sure the scroll bar is all the way to the left, go up to Edit>Select All
Using your mouse grab the first frame of the animation and drag it to the desired spot on the tag 
View Animation to make sure it looks OK - if not, simply Undo both the animation and Tag and start again
If you're happy with it, Save as a GIF
You're finished!!
I hope this tutorial was helpful and fun -- happy tagging!!
I provide links to kits, masks and templates used; however it is beyond my control if these kits/products/freebies are no longer available by the blog/site owners

Sunday, May 12, 2013

"FILAZ" MINI TUTORIAL

Tube is by SweetPinUp and is called "Filaz 05"
**You must have a license to use SPU art**
Kit by Amy Marie called "Down Home Girl"
Purchase both tube and kit at SweetPinUp HERE
Misting Mask - DOWNLOAD HERE


LET'S ANGLE SOME ELEMENTS!!

Open transparent image sized at 700 x 700
Open Paper 8, Copy
On tag go up to Selections>Select All
Paste copy of Paper 8 Into Selection>Selections>Select None
Open Pink Paper 6 and re size to 400 x 400
Apply Misting Mask>Merge Group>Copy>Paste As New Layer on tag and move toward the right side of tag as shown
Open tube, resize to 500 and Copy/Paste onto tag
To angle the fence, rocks at fence, and grass element 91, open each element and resize smaller - using your Deform Tool, press down on CTRL (on your keyboard) and using your mouse cursor grab the bottom left square on the deform shape, move up slowly until you get the angle you want.  Place angled elements as shown on tag
Place the grass both behind and in front of the fence by Duplicating - I made another copy of the grass to place in front of tube
I Duplicated the grass again, Mirror it, and placed behind the tube - work the grass around until you are happy with placement
The Water element was Mirrored and placed under all grass elements with rocks surrounding the water
Place flowers and plants as shown
MAKE YOUR BORDER

In Layer Palette (LP) Add A Raster Layer to the top layer in LP, use your Dropper Tool to select a beige color, flood fill your tag with the beige, go up to Selections>Select All>Modify>Contract by 10>hit DELETE key>Selections>Invert>Effects>3D Effects>Inner Bevel>Drop Shadow>Selections>Select None
This would be a cute tag to animate with water or sparkles!!
I provide links to kits, masks and templates used; however it is beyond my control if these kits/products/freebies are no longer available by the blog/site owners

Monday, March 25, 2013

"SWEET EASTER" TAG FOR REQUEST

This absolutely stunning tube is by Zlata_M at Pics For Design HERE
The tube also comes with a red rose if you do not wish to use the peep!
**You must have a license to use PFD art**

This PTU kit, which has the most beautiful elements, is by
Designs By Joan and is available at SATC HERE
The kit is called "Sweet Easter"

Font used is Chopin Script

I used Graphics Plus Spot Lite plugin on the child tube to have a shadow effect


If you would like one please leave your name and email address on the comment portion of this post

I provide links to all elements/kits/masks/tubes that I use; however it is beyond my control if these materials/kits are no longer available by the blog/site owner

Sunday, March 3, 2013

"BUNNIES AND BUTTERFLIES" FTU MINI TUT

Bunny tubes are called "Easter Rabbit" and are available at SPU HERE
**Bunnies are also CU!!  You must have a license to use SPU art**
FTU kit is by Cajoline and is called "Garden Party"
Visit her at her blog HERE
I used animated butterflies -Animation 107 by Simone HERE
Font used is called Waltograph
Tag size is 700 x 700
ANIMATION
This tag is made with the same Animation instructions as are written for my tag and tutorial called "Fireflies" on this blog - click HERE for that tutorial...the only change you will make for this tag's Butterfly animation as opposed to the Fireflies is that the Butterflies have 41 frames in Animation Shop - Fireflies have less
I used PSP Effects>Fine Leather with a shade of grey for the background
Using the Dropper Tool I chose a pink from the tag and made the border - making the border is also explained in the Fireflies tutorial
The background scenery was included in Cajoline's kit and I used a Misting Mask to create the effect on my tag...you can use your own favorite mask or you can download the Misting Mask HERE
I provide links to materials used however it is beyond my control if these materials/kits/freebies are no longer available on the site owner's blog/shop