Friday, 29 March 2013

PTU Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk was written by me on 28th March 2013. It is my own idea and creation. Any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.

Tube used is 'Sara'. The gorgeous artwork of Jose Cano and fabulous matching Scrap Kit also named 'Sara' from Skyscraps. Both available from SATC  HERE

Filters Used
Xero - Porcelain.

This is quite a quick tut. Nothing too in depth. Perfect for if your having a brew and 20 mins Psp time while the dinners cooking or your waiting to pick the kiddies up from school.

Open a new image 700 x 700. Open element 32 - Half tone. Re size 90% and paste as a new layer. Choose a frame from scrap kit. I used element 12 Oval frame re sized 70%. Position slightly towards upper right of half tone. Take your magic wand and click inside to float. Selections- modify-expand by 2. Open a new raster layer and flood fill with a linear gradient using 2 colours from your tube. Angle on 45- 0 repeats. Move this new layer below frame. 

Still selected paste a close up of your tube. Move into desired position below the floating selection. Selections-De float-invert and hit delete. Select None. Apply Xero-Porcelain on default setting and change blend mode to luminance legacy.

Paste1 of the star frames. I used 28 and re size 50%. Position to left.  Again click magic wand in centre of frame to float.
Selections-modify-expand by 2. Paste paper of choice from kit. I used paper 1. Move paper beneath the selection and De float - invert and delete. Select none. Apply porcelain as before and change the opacity in layer palette to 80%.

Paste your tube move to desired position and drop shadow. Now place desired elements from kit, working around your tube and frames. Drop shadow to your liking. I used ....
Ele16 Sneakers. Re sized 80%.  Positioned bottom of tag. Above frame, below tube.
Ele 3 Trophy. Re sized 60%. Right of tag. Below Sneakers, above frame.
Ele 5. Scoreboard. Re size 60%. Rotate right by 12. Positioned above frame behind other elements.
Ele 4 Whistle. Re sized 25%. Bottom of tag, above tube layer.

Merge visible and crop/re size and sharpen to your liking. Add name and relevant artist copyright and tube licence . Save as Png. 
All done.
Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope that your pleased with your results. Sal :)



FTU Inked And Proud (No Scrap)

Update - The template for this tutorial is currently unavailable. I have left the tut up for those whom may already have the template or who want to use create a different one..
Inked and proud was written by Me on 27th March 2013. It is of my own idea and creation and any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.

Supplies Needed
Tube of choice- Preferably 1 featuring a tattoo. I have used 'Style Life' a fabulously sexy new tube by Arthur Crowe  HERE
Template 2 by Marilyn @ Marilyn's Creationz  HERE 
Mask of choice
Word Art of choice. If you want to use the one I made, you can download it  HERE

Filters Used
EyeCandy - Chrome
Xero - Radiance


Open Template, duplicate and close original. Delete credits and valentine word art.
In layer palette - Rectangle 1.  Selections - Float. Paste a close up of your chosen tube and move a tattooed section beneath the selected area. De float - invert and delete. Apply Radiance to suit your tube and change blend mode to luminance legacy. Select none.

Rectangle 2 . Repeat what you did for previous layer but paste a facial close up inside the selection. For the smaller love word art within this rectangle I adjusted the colour using Colour Balance - Manual colour correction.

Rectangle 3 . Repeat as for rectangle 1 again but select a different part of your close up for inside the selection and lower your opacity a little. I had mine at 75.

Rectangle 4. Selections- float- new raster layer. Flood fill inside the selection with a linear gradient made up of 2 colours from your tube. Angle 45- Repeats-1. Select none. Adjust gaussian blur by 10 and apply Xero- Radiance to your liking. For word art within this rectangle change blend mode to hard light.

Frame layers. Apply EyeCandy Chrome. Settings I used below. Drop shadow.



Paste your main tube and duplicate, drop shadow the original and on your copy adjust gaussian blur by 3 and change blend mode to soft light. Paste word art and drop shadow.

Mask layer- open new raster layer at bottom of palette. Flood fill with a colour or gradient. I used Metal Steel preset gradient - set on linear with angle at 45. Re size layer 97% and load mask from disk- fit to layer. In layer palette delete mask and merge group. I re sized 90% and used raster deform to position.

Merge Visible. Crop/re size and sharpen to your liking. Add name and relevant copyright and licence info. Save as Png... and were done. Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and you're happy with your tag. Sal :)

Monday, 25 March 2013

PTU Rock Angel


Rock Angel was written by myself on 25th March 2013. It is my own creation and any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.

Supplies Needed
Tube- I have used the fabulous 'Adeline' by Celinart Pin up. Available from SATC  HERE
Scrap Kit- I have used PTU Rock Angel by Design by Joan also from SATC  HERE
Template 28 by Me  HERE
Mask Wsl 219 by Chelle @ Weescotlass Creations  HERE

Filters Used.
Xero - Radiance
Tramages - Mo' Jellyfish

Let's Crack on.
Open template, duplicate and close original. Delete credits.
 In layer palette. Merge smaller circles. Selections -Float Paste paper 3 at 90%. De Float- invert and delete. Select none and delete original.

Large Grey Circle. Float Paste paper 2 at 70%. De float-invert and delete. Select and delete original.
Large black rectangle. Apply Texture-Blinds. Vertical-Width 5-Opacity 50. Colour- Grey.
Blue Rectangle. Float-New raster layer and flood fill with 2 colour  Linear Gradient ( I used pink and grey) Angle 45 - repeats 0. Apply Tramages- Mo Jellyfish - see settings below. Select none and delete original layer

Small rectangle 1. Float-New raster layer and flood fill with same gradient as used before but have repeats on 1. Apply Texture effects - Textures- Squares see settings below. Select none and delete original layer.


Small rectangle 2. Float- New raster layer flood fill with Linear gradient made of 2 different shades of grey.  Angle 45 - repeats 0. Still selected, Paste a close up of your tube. De float-invert and delete. Select none .Apply radiance to suit your tube and change blend mode to multiply and drop shadow.

Paste your main tube and drop shadow. Add elements of choice and drop shadow to your liking I used....

3 Headphones- Re sized 70%.
26 Decks- Re sized 80%. Rotated right by 8.
73 Stars. Re sized 60%.
75 Speakers. Re sized 80%.
47 Spikeball. Re sized 60%
5 Lips. Re sized 80%. Rotated right by 8.
59 keyboard. Re sized 90%.
27 Equalizer. Re sized 70%. Duplicated and flipped.
91 Music Notes. Re sized  40%.
103 Skull. Re sized 40%. Rotated right by 8.
82 Cross. Re sized 50%. Rotated left by 8.
28 Guitar. Rotated left by 8.

Apply Mask using paper of choice.
Merge Visible. Crop/re size and sharpen to your liking. Add name and relevant copyright and tube licence info. Save as Png. All done. Thank you . Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and your pleased with your results. Sal :)

FTU Sexy Like Me


Sexy Like Me was written by Myself on 24th March 2013. It is my own creation and any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.

Supplies Needed
Tube- I have used the Gorgeous artwork of Jessica Dougherty. Available from CDO  HERE
Scrap Kit- Ftu Platinum.Club. An oldie but goody... freebie by Designs by Sarah  HERE
Template 227 By Millie @ Millie's Psp Madness  HERE
Filters Used (Optional)
Xero Radiance
Cybia Screenworks-Dot Screen
Tramages-Panel Stripes

Open template. Duplicate and close original. Re size all layers to 95% and adjust canvas size to 700x700. Delete credits and stars. Working on layer 1 in layer palette. Selections-float . Open paper 7 ( if you using a different kit or paper you won't need to do this. I wanted a smaller pattern effect and didn't want the black edging on the paper inside my selection) Using selection tool draw a large rectangle in centre of paper. Copy and then paste into selection we have floated on our tag. Adjust brightness to -15 contrast-20. Select none and drop shadow.

Layer palette. Layer 2. Selections- float. Paste paper 13. De float invert and hit delete. Select none and delete original layer. Repeat this step for layers 3 and 4, Pasting papers of choice.
Paste your tube and position at the bottom of tag below word art. We can now work our chosen elements around our tube.

Paste frame 5 re sized to 85% as a new layer. Position behind your main tube.Click in centre with magic wand to float. Modify and expand by 2. New raster layer. flood fill with a black and grey gradient. Angle 45-Repeats 2. Move new layer below selection.

Still selected paste a close up of your tube , hit delete again and select none Apply radiance. change blend mode to luminance legacy and opacity to 60%. If you want coloured lips- take your freehand selection tool and draw around lips as neatly as you can ( Helps if you zoom image and may take a little practice unless you have a very steady hand) once happy, promote selection to layer, change blend mode to hard light and opacity to 80%.

Paste laptop re sized to 70%. Mirror and position bottom right of tag behind tube. Take your magic wand tool and click on the screen several times until its floated as a whole rectangle. Apply Cybia Screenworks- Dot screen, mode 0. Paste a smaller copy of your tube inside the selection-invert and delete. Blend mode luminance legacy opacity 80%. Select None. Repeat steps as on close up if you want your lips coloured.

Back to layer Palette. Layer 8 Word Art. Using magic wand click inside each letter to float. Selections Modify- Contract by 1. Paste paper of choice. Selections-invert and delete. Apply Tramages- Panel stripes, settings below and Cybia Screenworks - Dot screen - mode 0. Select none.


Paste elements of your choice and drop shadow to your liking.... I used 

Martini Glass Re sized 30% . Bottom of Tag. I erased part of stem to make it look like my tube was holding it.
Pillow. Rotate left by 9. Placed behind laptop.

Flower 5. Re sized 60%. I adjusted brightness & contrast to make it brighter. Place behind pillow. Duplicate and re size copy 80%.

White Lillie's. Re size 70%. Image-Mirror. Placed left of tag behind tube. Duplicate and re size copy 80%.

Lips. Rotate left by 9. Brighten. Placed behind tube above laptop.

Glitter Branch. Re size 40%. Reduce brightness. Duplicate twice. Placed 2 left of tag the other on right behind laptop.

Bling Star Trail. Re size 50% Mirror. Reduced Opacity to 90%. Right of tag above all layers.

Merge visible. Crop/re size and sharpen to your liking. Add Name and relevant copyright and tube licence.
Save as Png . I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and your happy with your tag :)

Show off - PTU Sweet Easter Toon By Rhonda


INCREDIBLY cute ..... New tut from Rhonda, Ptu Sweet Easter Toon using my Easter temp 1. Tube by Pin up toons @ CDO and Scrap Kit by Jen's Sweet Temptations. Visit Rhonda's Blog ' A Creative Beat'  HERE . Gorgeous Rhonda. Ty for my Tag xoxo

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Spring Psp Templates 1-3

Put together 3 new spring themed templates today. Kinda wishful thinking here in the UK. when I look out my window and there's a good half foot of snow on the ground.... C'mon spring where are you ???


 HERE









Friday, 22 March 2013

Show Off... PTU My Sweetness By Rhonda

Stunning new tut from Rhonda. Ptu My Sweetness. Created using the artwork of keith Garvey, Scrapkit by Nicky and Template 30 Sweetness by Me. Visit Rhonda's Blog.... Rhonda's Rockin Designz  HERE to have a try at this and her many other fabulous tutorials.


I 've also had a little play with this template and made this tag using a cute little Pinup Toon and scrap  kit is by Bibi.


Thursday, 21 March 2013

FTU Loving Lily


Loving Lily was written by Myself on 20th March 2013. Any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.

Supplies Needed
Tube of choice. I have used the Beautiful Artwork of Jessica Dougherty available from CDO  HERE
Gorgeous FTU Scrap Kit  'La Vie En Rose'  by Mirella @ A [Space] Between  HERE

Plug In's Used
Mura's Meister - Copies
PhotoEffex - Scanlines

Open a new image 700 x 700. Paste element 2 Oval frame as a new layer. Re size 80%. Using raster deform tool. stretch out the sides to make it more circular.
Duplicate. Close copy off for now we will use this later. Working on our original. Select all and float. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with a colour taken from your tube. Select None.Change blend mode to overlay then merge layer down and drop shadow.

Paste element 54 flower and re size 50 %. Apply Mura's copies settings below and once encircled re size layer 112%. Again duplicate and close visibility of copy. Move layer down in palette so that its above closed frame copy.Working on original, change hue and saturation levels with colorise on  this layer so its similar  coloured only slightly lighter than your frame. Drop shadow.



Close Visibility of original frame and floral layer and open the copies. Merge the 2 layers and resize to 105%. adjust gaussian blur by 5 and apply Photoeffex - Scanlines, settings below. Adjust opacity to 60%. Re open all layers.


Paste element 32 flowers re sized 40%. Apply mura's copies with same settings as before. Once encircled re size layer 90% and drop shadow twice.

Paste your tube and position centrally. Use eraser on low opacity to neaten around the bottom. Don't worry too much about this as elements will disguise it. Duplicate your tube, drop shadow original.  Apply gaussian blur at 3 and change blend mode to soft light on the copy. 
Paste desired elements from your kit and drop shadow to your liking... I used

Element 53 leaves. Re size 50%. Placed bottom left of frame. Duplicate and change blend mode to screen to lighten.

Element 55  Ribbon/key. Re size 50%. Bottom of frame above leaves.

Element 56 Glitter. Re size 30%, Right of frame. Duplicate and mirror to left.

Element 45 Butterfly. Re size 30%. Duplicated twice. Placed randomly on tag and shadow added.

Merge visible. Crop/re size and sharpen to your liking. Add name and relevant copyright and licence info. Save as Png. Thank you for trying this tutorial I hope you are pleased with your results. Sal :)

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

FTU The Easter Bunny's Been


Easter Bunny's Been was written by myself on 18th March 2013. Any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.

Supplies Needed

Tube of choice. I have used the Fabulous artwork of Danny Lee available from SATC  HERE
Stunning FTU Scrap Kit  Hoppy Easter by Melissa @ Melissaz Creationz  HERE
Easter Template 1 by Me  HERE

Open template , duplicate and close original.  Delete credits, background and flower.

In layer palette- Yellow circle - Selections -float and paste paper 15 as a new layer. De Float - invert and delete. Select none and delete original layer.

Blue Rectangle. Selections - float. Paste paper 13. De float - invert and delete. Select none and delete original layer.

Green Rectangle 1 and 2. Selections - float, paste paper 12. De float - invert and delete. Merge layer down and have opacity at 80.

Pink oval. Selections - float, paste paper 19. De float - invert and delete. Select none and delete original layer.

Paste your tube and place in desired position. Duplicate, drop shadow the original. Adjust gaussian blur by 3 and change blend to soft light on your duplicate. Work desired elements around the tube adding drop shadow to your liking..... I used

El 30 Rainbow Lollipop. Re sized 200%. Right of tag behind tube layer.

El 14 Bunny. Re sized 80%. Right of tag above tube layer.

El 31 Cupcake. Rotate right by 6. right of tag behind bunny.

El 25 Strawberry. Re sized 80% . Left of tag behind tube layer.

El 11. Sequins. Re sized 75%. Middle left of tag. behind Strawberry.

El 13.Balloon. Rotate left by 12. Top left of tag above Strawberry, behind tube.

El 6 Choc Eggs. Rotate left by 8. Left of tag above tube layer.

El 20 Egg Row. Re sized 70%. Bottom of tag above Choc Eggs.

El 16 Word Art. Re sized 70%. Bottom of tag. Above all other layers.

Merge Visible. Crop/Re size and sharpen to your liking. Add name and relevant copyright and licence info.
Save as Png. Thank you for trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag. Sal :)

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Show off ...Ptu Happy Easter By Rhonda

Rhonda has written this fabulous tutorial 'Happy Easter' using my Easter template 4. 
To give this tut a try, visit Rhonda's blog A Creative Beat  HERE 
... And TY Rhonda for my gorgeous taggy... I love it xoxo




Thursday, 14 March 2013

Psp Templates 28-30

Had a play in Psp earlier and put together 3 new templates. Hope you like and can make use of them
 Hugs, Sal :)

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

FTU Have You Seen Kitty ?



Have You Seen Kitty? was written by Myself on 12th March 2013. Any Similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.

Supplies Needed
Tube of choice. I have used the Beautiful artwork of Myriadelle. Available from CDO  HERE
Gorgeous FTU Scrap Kit, Mommy and Me by Nicky @ Inzpired Creationz Freebiez  HERE
Mask Wsl 219 by Chelle @ Weescotslass Creations  HERE


Open a new image 700 x 700. Paste frame 3 as a new layer and re size to 80% . Take your magic wand tool and click inside frame to float. Selections-modify-expand by 10. Paste paper  5 . Invert the selection and hit delete. Select none and move new layer below frame in layer palette.

Paste frame 1 re sized to 30 %. Image - mirror . Again click inside inner to float. Selections- modify expand by 4. Paste paper 1 and invert and delete. Select none. Move layer down below frame and merge these 2 layers together. Place  to bottom right of Tag and move it to the bottom in layer palette so that its below frame 3. Duplicate and Image - mirror. Move copy to top left of tag. Apply drop shadow.
Paste your tube. Place in desired position above frame and drop shadow. Use eraser tool to remove any excess that protrudes the bottom of your frame.

Paste  desired elements and drop shadow to your liking. I used ......

Ballet slippers. Re sized to 70%. Right of tag above frame.

Heart scatter. Re sized to 30%. Bottom right of tag below ballet slippers.

Ivy. Re sized to 80%. Left of tag below frame. Duplicate and Image-mirror to right.

Pearl doodle. Re sized to 50%. Bottom right of tag. Duplicate mirror and flip copy to top left.

Lantern. Re sized to 60%. Mirror. Bottom left of tag above frame layer.

Cat. Re sized to 50%. Bottom left  above lantern layer.

Hat. Re sized to 45%. Rotate left by 4. Bottom left above cat layer.

Scattered Flowers. Re sized to 30%. Bottom left above hat.

Flowers 1. Re sized to 60 %. Bottom of tag above all other layers.

Mask layer. Paste paper 1 re sized to 85%. Move layer down to bottom of layer palette. Load mask from disk - Fit to layer. Use raster deform tool to position and re size to your liking. Reduce opacity to 50.

Merge layers. Crop/re size and sharpen to your liking. Add name and relevant copyright and licence and save as Png.
All Done. Thank you for trying this tutorial. Hope you are pleased with your tag. Sal :)


Sunday, 10 March 2013

PTU Happy Easter

Happy Easter was written by myself on 9th March 2013. Any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.

Supplies Needed

Tube of choice. I have used Easter Bunny. Gorgeous new tube from Danny Lee  HERE
Scrap Kit. I used a fab matching kit, Easter Bunny from Bibi's Collection  HERE
Easter Template 2 by Me  HERE

Open Template, duplicate and close original. Delete background and credits. 
In Layer palette - Pink Rectangle. Selections - Float .Paste element 136  re sized to 120%. Selections- Modify - Invert and delete. Select none. Merge down with original temp layer. Drop shadow.

 Layer palette- blue shape. Selections - float. Paste paper 10 re sized to 80%. Selections - invert and delete. Select none and delete original layer.

Layer Palette - Green Oval. Selections - float. Paste paper 1 re sized to 50%. Invert and delete. Select none, delete original layer. Drop shadow

Layer Palette - Border. Selections - float. Paste paper 6 re sized to 60%. Invert and delete. Select none, delete original. Drop shadow.

Yellow Squares. Selections - Float Paste element 136. Invert selection and delete. Select none and delete original squares.
Paste your tube. move to desired position and drop shadow.

Paste desired elements and drop shadow to your liking..... I used

Element 101 flowers. Re sized to 50%. Bottom left above tube layer.

Element 100 cupcake. Re sized to 50%. Bottom right above tube layer.

Element 65 Bunny Bag. Re sized to 40%. Image mirror & rotate right by 15. Beneath Cupcake.

Element 111 Chick. Re sized to 60%. Bottom right. above Cupcake.

Element 69 Purple Egg. Re sized to 50% . Bottom right behind Chick.

Element 83 Purple Bunny. Re Sized to 40%. Image mirror. Bottom left behind flowers.

Element 92 Purple Flower. Re sized to 40%. Rotate left by 6. Bottom left behind bunny.

Element 24. Button Cherries. Re size 70%. Image mirror. Top left.

Element 134 Green Bow. Re sized to 60%. Top left above Button Cherries.

Element 139 Balloons. Re sized to 60%. Right of tag. Behind tube layer.

Element 47 Sequins. Re sized to 75%. Right of tag. Above Balloons, beneath tube.

Element 136 Blue Scatter. Re sized 70%. Place top of tag beneath all other layers. Duplicate mirror and flip. Position copy at bottom of tag. 

For the word art. I flood filled with gradient, applied a little noise and used Shadowlab on a low setting with no blur.

Merge layers and crop/re size and sharpen to your liking. Add name and relevant copyright information.
Save as Png. Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and your happy with the results. Sal :)


Thursday, 7 March 2013

New Tut PTU Close Up by Rhonda & Tag Show Off's





Rhonda over @ Rhonda's Rockin Designz has written a fabulous new tut. Close Up using my template 17.  You can find this and Rhonda's other awesome tuts on her blog . HERE

I've also got some gorgeous new tags to show off courtesy of the super talented ladies over at Creative Chicks forum. TYSM, I love them xoxo


Tags made using Ftu Tutorial Bad Reputation/ Temp 25 
Kittykat

EdloEly


Samantha

Tracy

Vesta



Tags made using Temp 17
EdloEly

Shelly


Temp 18

EdloEly



PTU A Little 'Me' Time


A Little 'Me' Time was written by Myself on 6th March 2013. Any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is co incidental.

Supplies Needed
Tube of choice. I have used Butterfly. A stunning tube by artist Alex Prihodko, available HERE
Scrap kit I used is PTU, Janette from Bibi 's Collection. I purchased from SATC HERE

Plug In's Used
Xero-Radiance
Xero-Nostalgia

Open a new image 700 x 700. Paste frame 56 as a new layer, re size 70 % and rotate right by 2. Using magic wand tool, click inside centre of frame to float. Selections-modify-expand by 4. Paste paper 3 as a new layer. Selections-invert and delete. Move new layer below frame. While still selected, paste a close up of your tube. Move into desired position inside the selection and hit delete again. Select none. Apply Xero - Nostalgia. Settings below.



 Merge all 3 layers together move slightly to left and apply Xero- Radiance to suit your tube choice.


Paste your tube. Position to the right of tag and drop shadow.  Add Elements of choice and drop shadow to your liking. I used...

Element 26 Gramophone. Re sized 90%. left of tag below tube layer.

6  Feathers. Re sized 60%  . Bottom left of tag below gramophone. Duplicate- mirror to right of tag beneath tube.

54. Flowers. Beneath tube layer. Above Frame.

75. Flower. Re sized 50%. Rotate left by 4. Bottom of tag. I positioned to make it look like she was holding it and used eraser too to remove stem above her fingers.

17. Lanterns. Re size 80%. Placed top of tag above frame.

76. Pink Bubbles. Re size 85%. Bottom of tag. Above frame. below all other layers.

34. Music notes, Re size 35 %. Left of tag above gramophone.

  45. Shoe. Re size 30%. Image mirror. Duplicate to make a pair and position bottom left of tag.

22. Make up. Re size 60 %. Bottom of tag. Above tube.

68. Nail polish. Re size 30%. Bottom of tag. Above make up.

9. Scatter. Paste and position. Bottom in layer palette.

Merge visible. Crop/re size and sharpen to your liking. Add  name and relevant copyright Info. Save as Png.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and your pleased with your tag . Sal :)


Sunday, 3 March 2013

Easter Templates 1 - 4

Good afternoon. Hope everyone's having a great Sunday. Internet still giving me grief so data stick in hand, I'm visiting Sister and poaching the use of her internet for half hour so I can get a few bits done and these new Easter templates uploaded. Ty Ely and an extra big ty for my fab new blinkie. I love it :)


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