Sunday, 30 July 2017

New tutorial from Rhonda.. 'Fun In The Sun' Ptu

Super cute new tutorial from Rhonda @ Rhonda's Rockin' Designz.
Created using my Template #48 and 1 of my favourite tubes by Laguna.


You can find this fabulous tutorial  HERE 

Friday, 28 July 2017

FTU Gone Fishing

This tutorial was written by myself. This tag is my own idea and creation.
Any similarity to any other tutorial or tag is co incidental.
Please read my tutorial basics (located top left sidebar) before you begin.

Supplies Needed
Ftu Scrap kit 'Magic of the Ocean' by Graphics of Fantasy Designs  HERE
Tube. I have used 'Kitten and Goldfish by Laguna  Picsfordesign.com
Mask 2 set 135 by Rachel Designs  HERE
Save to mask folder.

No Filters used. 

Open a new image 700x700.
Starting with the mask layer. From kit c/paste paper 4. Resize to 90%.
Load mask from disk - fit to layer.
In layer palette, delete mask and merge group. 
Resize to 90%.

From kit c/paste Element 85 Rope resized to 80%. Rotate right 90 degrees.
Using magic wand tool click in the centre to float the inner.
Selections - Modify - Expand by 4.
From kit c/paste Element 28 Fishing net resized to 70%. Move below Rope in layer palette.
Move the net around until you are happy with  how it looks within the Rope frame.
Selections - Invert - Delete - Select none.
Duplicate Net layer. Change blend mode of top copy to Multiply. Merge down.
Drop shadow the rope layer and again merge down.
Go to Effects - Image Effects - Offset . Change vertical offset to 20 and apply.

Copy and paste your chosen tube. Position roughly centre of canvas. You can jig it around to your liking as the other elements go on. D/shadow. 
Now lets add some elements.
D/shadow as you go...

44 Sand. Resized to 80%.  Position along the bottom behind your tube layer. Duplicate. Go to bottom copy and Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur 2.

87 Water Ripple. Resized to 80%. Rotate right by 2 degrees. Place at bottom above the sand. Just slightly lower down the canvas.

26 Grass. Resized to 60%. Position at the left side of tag, above the rope behind tube layer.

18 Paper boat. Resized to 30%. Place left above grass, behind tube.

82 Starfish. Resized to 20 %. Bottom left above boat layer.

138 Mosquito. Resized to 20%. Position on the left above the grass. Duplicate. Mirror the copy and position elsewhere on the grass. Merge down so that both insects are on the same layer. Duplicate again to make them stand out more.

58 Mooring Post. Resized to 50%. Place on the right side of the canvas behind tube layer.

69 Rocks/Grass. Resized to 35%. Bottom right above Mooring post. Behind tube.

125 fishing Rod. Resized to 55%. Image -  Mirror. Position on the right above grass as though its resting against the mooring post.

68 Fish on twine. Resized to 25%. Bottom of tag behind tube above water.

Merge all layers. Crop to your liking. I usually sharpen at this point rather than each separate element as I go along. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask 5.0 - 30 -5.
Add name and relevant artist copyright and tube licence info.
Save as Png.
Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag. Sal xoxo


Same tag using the artwork of Eskada also at Pics for design 



Tags by Silvia




Animated Tag by Betsy



Thursday, 27 July 2017

New Tutorial by Rhonda 'The Raven' Ptu

Rhonda @ Rhonda's Rockin Designz has been working her Psp magic again and created this stunning new tag/tutorial using my template#15. Beautiful job Rhonda thank you again for mine.You can find her tutorial HERE

Monday, 24 July 2017

FTU Eastern Beauty



This tutorial was written by myself. This tag is my own idea and creation.
Any similarity to any other tutorial or tag is co incidental.
Please read my tutorial basics (located top left sidebar) before you begin.

Supplies Needed
Ftu scrap kit 'Desert Rose' by Graphics of  Fantasy Designs  HERE
Tube Of Choice. I have used 'Magic travel book' by Misticheskaya at  Pics For Design
Font used Talismanica

Filters Used 
Mura's Meister - Copies
PhotoEffex - Scanlines


Open a new image 700 x 700.
From kit c/paste frame 6 and resize to 70%.
Using magic wand tool click in centre of frame to float inner.
Selections - Modify - Expand by 5.
From kit, c/paste the masked desert image (located in the papers folder) Move below frame layer.
Selections - Invert - Delete - Select none.
Duplicate the desert image, d/shadow frame, merge visible.


C/paste Element 42 - Palms. Resize to 50%. Position left of canvas behind frame. Duplicate and mirror copy to right. Merge both layers. D/shadow

C/paste Element 4 - Sand Hills. Resize to 65%. Position Bottom left of Image above the frame. Duplicate and Mirror copy to the right.
This is where we should be at this point.


C/paste Element 56 Foliage. Resize to 30 % and rotate right by 90 degrees.
Apply Mura's Copies - Encircle. See settings below.


Now go to Effects - Image Effects - Offset and change the horizontal value to -60 this will position the encircle to the left.
Duplicate layer and mirror the copy to the right. Merge down and move your merged layer behind all other layers at the bottom of your layer palette. 
Duplicate again. Go to Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorise. Change the colour of the layer to tie in with your chosen tube. I changed mine to Hue 230 Saturation 76.
Resize layer to 98%.
Now go back to the original Green copy and apply PhotoEffex - Scanlines.
Settings below.


 C/paste your tube.  Position it off centre more towards the right of the image. D/shadow.

Continue to build up your tag using desired elements from kit. D/shadow as you go. 
I used...

Element 40 Cushions. Resized to 50%. Position to the bottom right behind tube layer.

Element 18 Perfume Bottle. Resized to 50%. Bottom right  above Cushions behind tube layer.

Element 22 Blue Perfume Bottle. Resized to 30. Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorise.
Same settings as used for Encircle. Position bottom right above Perfume Bottle.

Element 20 Lillies. Resized to 35%. Rotate right by 25 degrees. Bottom right behind Perfume Bottle above Cushions.

Element 19 Gold Frame. Resized to 30%. Bottom right behind lillies.

Element 4 Sand Hill. Resized to 20%. Bottom right above Perfume Bottles behind tube.

Element 9 Lantern. Resized to 65%. Position left of image above Sand Hills.

Element 24 Yellow Floral. Resized to 45%. Place behind tube layer above lantern. Duplicate. Mirror the copy and move to bottom far left of image.

Element 53 Pink Floral. Resized to 45%. Position bottom left above yellow florals. Behind tube layer.

Element 6 Butterfly. Resized to 45%. Mirror. Far left behind yellow floral. Above lantern.

Element 58 Tiger. Resized to 55%. Place on the left behind lantern.

Element 20 Lillies. Resized to 40%. Mirror. Place far left behind tiger.

Element 16 Spiral Sparkle. Resized to 45%. Position bottom left above florals and lantern. Duplicate and move copy to top right of image.

Merge all layers. Crop to your liking. I usually sharpen at this point rather than each separate element as I go along. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask 5.0 - 30 -5.
Add name and relevant artist copyright and tube licence info.
Save as Png.
Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag. Sal xoxo




Tag by Silvia 






Wednesday, 19 July 2017

FTU Photographs

This tutorial was written by myself. This tag is my own idea and creation.
Any similarity to any other tutorial or tag is co incidental.
Please read my tutorial basics (located top left sidebar) before you begin.

Supplies Needed

Ftu scrap kit - Memory Maker by MizTeeque  Here
Tube. I have used Cute Photographer 3 from VeryMany  Here
Mask 535 by Weescotslass Creations
My template #62   Here

Filters Used
Eyecandy - Chrome
Tramages - Mo Jellyfish

Open template, shift D to duplicate. Close original.
Delete credits, layer 4 and word art layers.

Go to layer palette...
Layer 1. Selections - Select all - Float. Copy/paste paper of choice. I used paper 9 resized to 50%. Selections  - Invert - Delete. Select none and delete template layer. D/shadow. Repeat for Layer 7.

Layer 2.  Selections - Select all - Float. Copy/paste paper of choice. I used paper 10 resized to 70%. Selections - Invert - Delete. Select none and delete template layer.  Apply Tramages - Mo Jellyfish . Tile -100 Offset -173 Shading-132. D/shadow.

Layer 3. Selections - Select all - Float. Copy/paste paper of choice. I used paper 3 resized to 50%. Selections - Invert - Delete. Select none and delete template layer. Apply Mo Jellyfish, settings as before. D/shadow. Duplicate layer and change blend mode of top copy to screen.

Layer 5. Selections - Select all - Float. C/paste a close up of your tube and position to your liking. Selections - Invert - Delete. Select None.Working on Close up, go to Effects - Photo Effects - Sepia Toning - Amount to age - 75.

Layer 6. Apply EyeCandy - Chrome. Settings below. D/shadow.



Layer 7. See Layer 1.

Layer 8. From kit choose 4 of the word art elements and resize to 25%.  Place them over each of the 4 boxes on the temp layer. To help with positioning so that they are all vertically straight, line the left edge of each word art against the right edge of layer 7. 
Merge all 4 layers and D/shadow. Go back to original temp layer and change the blend mode of the boxes to Screen.

Now C/paste, position and d/shadow your tube.

Continue by adding desired elements from kit to your tag. D/shadow as you go.
I used....
2 Camera. Resized to 40%. Bottom left of image behind tube layer.

4 Paper Flower. Resized to 50%. Centre of image, above layer 3. Behind close up.

25 Leaves. Resized to 50%. Apply Sepia toning that we used on the close up layer. Position bottom right of image behind tube layer. Duplicate and mirror copy to left. Merge down. D/shadow. Duplicate again and change blend mode of top copy to hard light.

8 Paper butterfly. Resized to 20%. Rotate left 21. Top left of tag above frame.

Mask layer. Paste paper of choice. I used paper 6. Resize to 80%. Load mask from disk. In layer palette delete mask and merge group. Duplicate mask layer and image - mirror. Merge layer down.
Open raster deform tool...(Its the pick tool in the version of Paintshop I use) Use raster deform tool to position and reduce the height and width of mask until your happy with how it looks.
Delete background layer of template.

Merge all layers. Crop to your liking. I usually sharpen at this point rather than each separate element as I go along. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask 5.0 - 30 -5.
Add name and relevant artist copyright and tube licence info.
Save as Png.
Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag. Sal xoxo




Tags By Sylvia 


Tag Templates 61 & 62

 HERE





I did say I was already thinking of Autumn !.. I just love autumn colours and tags. So I couldn't resist having a play with these and a wee bit of autumnal tube shopping of course :)


Tube - Misticheskaya
Scrap kit - Bibi's Collection - Autumn Music
Temp Fonts - Impact & Milasian Circa 


Tube - Vadis 
Scrap Kit - Pink Paradox Productions - Autumn Comfort
Temp Font - Corporea




2 Beautiful Tags By Silvia



Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Tag Showcase

A collection of beautiful tags sent to me from Silvia in Berlin. All created using my templates and tutorial. ..As you can probably guess..like me she is a huge fan of Verymany tubes...Great Job Silvia !!






Sunday, 16 July 2017

Tag Templates 59 & 60

 HERE






I put these templates together yesterday and ironically it's mid July and the weather was typically British... cool and raining !!
It's a little better day today but despite this I'm already thinking about Autumn tags and templates !!. Anyhow hope you can make some use of these summer ones. Below is what I did with them. I'm off to go enjoy a little sunshine while I can.

Summer Dreams

Tube - VeryMany
Scrap - Tiny Turtle Designs - Ocean Breeze
Temp Fonts - Corporea & Midnight Valentine

Lazy Sunny Dayz

Tube - Arthur Crowe
Scrap - Pink Paradox Productions - Tropicos Caliente
Temp Font - Sex Drugs and Fidget Spinners.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Fantastic New Tut from Rhonda

My lovely friend Rhonda ( Rhonda's Rockin' Designz ) & The Taggers Lounge ) has created and written a fab new tutorial using my template. Go check it out !....

Ftu - Reading in the grass.
Rhonda has used template 26 for this one and an adorable tube by Kajenna. I love it.
 How cute is that doggy ? !! 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

FTU Simply Steampunk

This tutorial was written by myself. This tag is my own idea and creation.
Any similarity to any other tutorial or tag is co incidental.
Please read my tutorial basics (located top left sidebar) before you begin.

Supplies Needed

Ftu scrap kit is Steampunk by Graphics Of Fantasy Designs.
Tube. I have used Steampunk 6 by VeryManyTubes.com
save to mask folder 

Filters Used
Cybia - Screenworks - Dot Screen.

Open a new image 650x650.
Copy/paste element 45 Frame resized to 70%.
Now because this frame has little fiddly add ons and is already drop shadowed we can't use the magic wand tool to float the inner to fill with our paper.
So instead use your rectangle selection tool and simply make a selection around the edge. See image below.


C/paste paper of choice from kit. I used paper 4 resized to 60%.
Move below frame in layer palette.
Selections - Invert - Delete. Select none.

Copy and paste your tube. To make it sit nice inside the frame duplicate it and move copy behind the frame layer.
Go back to your top copy and drop shadow. Now take your eraser tool and run it along the bottom of your tube to expose the frame then go the bottom copy and erase any tube showing below the frame.

Now continue to add desired elements from kit to your image.
Drop shadow as you go...I used

26 Masked Image. Position behind frame.

29 Clocks resized to 90%. Place behind Masked Image.

6  Pocketwatch/Rose Cluster resized to 50%. Position bottom left of Frame above Clocks below Masked Image layers.

32 Leaves resized to 35%. Mirror. Place behind Frame and Clocks top right of image.

19 Butterfly resized to 25 %. Position on the left above Frame / tube.

17 Hearts resized to 50%. Position on the right above tube layer. Duplicate.

Mask Layer. Copy/paste paper of choice. I used paper 5 resized to 85%. Move to the bottom of your layer palette below all other layers.
Go to layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk.
Fit to layer .
In layer palette delete mask and merge group.
Apply Cybia - Screenworks - Dot Screen. Transparency 0.
( please note if you resize your image when merged it will affect the look of this filter. I recommend that you just crop)

Merge all layers. Crop to your liking. I usually sharpen at this point rather than each separate element as I go along. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask 5.0 - 30 -5.
Add name and relevant artist copyright and tube licence info.
Save as Png.
Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag. Sal xoxo







Tuesday, 4 July 2017

FTU Lost In Paradise



This tutorial was written by myself. This tag is my own idea and creation.
Any similarity to any other tutorial or tag is co incidental.
Please read my tutorial basics (located top left sidebar) before you begin.

Supplies Needed

Beautiful Ftu scrapkit ' Lost Paradise 2'  from Graphics of Fantasy
Tube is Florence by VeryManyTubes.com
You must obtain a licence prior to purchasing these images.

Filters Used
Mura's copies - Encircle
Tramages - Mo Jellyfish

Open a new image 700x700.
C/paste Frame 3 from kit resized to 70%.
Using magic wand click inside frame to float the inner.
Selections - Modify - Expand by 5.
C/paste paper from kit. I used Paper 1 resized to 70%.
Move paper below frame in layer palette.
Go back to Selections...Invert and delete.
Select none.
 Go back to your frame. Apply filter Tramages - Mo Jellyfish (settings below).
D/shadow and merge down with paper layer.


Copy/paste element 64 Pink lillies as a new layer. Resize to 50%.
Apply filter Mura's Copies - Encircle (settings below).
Move this layer below frame in layer palette and lower opacity to 85.


C/paste element 53 Ferns. D/shadow and move below frame above Lillies. 
Above the Frame layer C/paste element 36 Burst resized to 90%.

Now add your tube to the image. Position centrally above the frame and d/shadow.
We can now continue to add desired elements from the kit to our design.
 D/shadow as you go. I used...

Element 43 Floral Swag resized to 80%. Rotate right 95 degrees. Position bottom right of image behind tube layer. Duplicate and mirror copy to the left.

Element 53 Ferns resized to 40%. Position bottom far left behind floral Swag. Duplicate mirror copy to right.

Element 3 Fern Leaf resized to 35%. Rotate left by 120 degrees. Position bottom left behind floral swag. Duplicate mirror copy to the right. 

Element 42 Sand. Place along bottom of image behind all other layers.

Element 54 Insect resized to 30%. Top right of frame behind tube.

Element 1 Starfish Swag resized to 60%. Left of image behind tube and Floral Swag.

Element 40 Shell resized to 30%. Position behind Starfish Swag on the left.

Element 70 Jar resized to 40%. Right of image behind tube and Floral Swag.

Element 68 Water drops resized to 40%. Position on right above Jar / Floral Swag layers behind tube.

Element 51 Plant resized to 30%. Position on right behind the Jar. Duplicate and mirror copy to left above Shell.

Merge all layers. Crop/re size to your liking. I usually sharpen at this point rather than each separate element as I go along. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask 5.0 - 30 -5.
Add name and relevant artist copyright and tube licence info.
Save as Png.
Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag. Sal xoxo



Tag By Sylvia


Monday, 3 July 2017

FTU Summer Selfie

This tutorial was written by myself. This tag is my own idea and creation.
Any similarity to any other tutorial or tag is co incidental.
Please read my tutorial basics (located top left sidebar) before you begin.

Supplies Needed.

Ftu scrapkit is Swag on the beach by Irish Princess Designs  HERE
Tube of choice. I have used Isaure by Lysisange. Available at ScrapsnCompany
 You must obtain a licence prior to purchasing images.

Filters Used
Xero - Radiance (optional)

Open a new image 700 x 700. 
Copy/paste Element 20 - frame resized by 50%.
Using magic wand tool click in centre of frame to float inner.
Selections - modify - expand by 5.
Copy/paste paper of choice. I used paper 8 resized by 50%.
Move paper layer behind frame in layer palette.
Selections - invert - delete.
Still selected & inverted..paste a close up copy of your tube. Move close up behind frame. when positioned to your liking ..hit delete.
Select None...
Close up layer....Apply xero -radiance to suit your tube (optional) and alter the opacity and play with blend mode till your happy with how it looks.
D/shadow your frame then merge visible.
Go to Effects - Image Effects - Offset (settings I used below) 


Copy /Paste element 4 Palm Trees resized to 67%. Position using Offset again, this time with settings at 
Horizontal at -170  Vertical at 70.
When in position duplicate ...Mirror copy to right.
Duplicate again. Place third copy in the centre. Behind frame. Move it up so its slightly higher than the others. D/shadow.

Copy/paste, position and drop shadow your tube.

Copy/paste element 21 Sand resized to 95%. Position behind tube along bottom of your image by making duplicate copies and play around with it..Mirror / flip /resize for example until you have a little beach that you are happy with.

Continue to add desired elements from kit, d/shadow as you go...I used...

31 Sun lounger resized to 45%. Image - Mirror. Positioned on the left of canvas above Palm trees.

22 Sign resized to 35%. Above Palm behind Lounger.

9 Bird resized to 30%. Image - Mirror. Bottom left above Lounger.

16 Radio resized to 25%. Behind tube above Lounger.

15 Cocktail resized to 30%. Above Radio layer.

11 Camera resized to 12%. Above Cocktail/tube layers.

28 Lipstick resized to 15%. Position behind Camera.

5 Shells resized to 25%. Bottom left of image behind lipstick layer.

8 Pearls/Shell resized to 20%. Place bottom right behind tube layer.

14 Black Foliage resized to 25 %. Position on the left behind Bird above Lounger. Duplicate and mirror copy to the right and position behind Pearls/shell.
I made a third copy and positioned to fill a small gap I had behind Radio/Tube.

34 Sparkles resized 25%. Place above frame with close up, behind all other layers.


Merge all layers. Crop/re size to your liking. I usually sharpen at this point rather than each separate element as I go along. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask 5.0 - 30 -5.
Add name and relevant artist copyright and tube licence info.
Save as Png.
Thank you for stopping by and trying this tutorial. I hope you are pleased with your tag. Sal xoxo




Tag By Sylvia


Saturday, 1 July 2017

Back From The Bermuda Triangle

Hello all ...I hope you are well.

I've been away from the Psp world for a little while.. well 3 years to be exact.
(Reasons that I won't bore you with)  
To my old friends, forums I was a member at or if I did Ct work for you at that time...I can only apologise for going off the radar so abruptly.

So a couple of months ago I dusted off the old Paintshop Pro and began dipping a toe back in so to speak.. I've enjoyed it. I've been tagging, blog walking (visiting old faves) and checking out all the new and fabulous tubes and artists out there, a spark has been re ignited. Oh how I've missed it all and everyone!!
It's led me back here...
I'm still finding my feet again but over the next few weeks I'm hoping to get my blog back on track. Fix any broken links of mine... Unfortunately as often happens with old tuts if a scrap designers link to a kit has become invalid and I'm not able to contact them.. then there is little I can do about that...sorry.

I'm currently designing a new blog header etc to zazz it up a little. A couple of new tutorials to write up and maybe some new templates in the pipeline...
Who knows...hopefully you'll pop back and visit again soon.
Sally xoxo






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