June 27, 2011

Rebelle Doll Designs Blog Hop

Rebelle Doll Designs has a blog hop going on, click the blinkie to learn more!


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Check back here on July 9th for my contribution!



June 25, 2011

Mojo Template

I am making mojo tags for folks and and needed a template for one of them today.
So what is a girl to do, but make one.
The template for the tag below can be downloaded after the preview.
Tag:



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Preview:


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Dowload

June 24, 2011

Dark Angel- A.C.




Tag made using Jasc Paint Shop Pro version 9



Supplies needed:

Beautiful Dreamer kit by CBJ Scraps

Tube used in first example is Huachui and can be purchased from MyTubedArt

Tube used in the second is example is Dark Yarrow, my license is through DreamscapeImaging

Font: Rage Italic

Plugins: Filters Unlimited, Eye Candy 4000

I am assuming you have a basic working knowledge of psp.

I prefer smaller tags, you are welcome to work in a larger area if you prefer.

Lets get started.

1. Open new transparent image 750 x 750 pixels (we will resize later)

2. Copy circular frame, I used CBJ_BD_PrettyRoundFrame, image, resize 50% (I use weighted average)

3. Duplicate twice, hide layers, move hidden layers to bottom

4. Copy paper of choice, I used CBJ_BD_Paper8

Use magic wand, select inside frame.

Select all, select float, select modify expand 4,

layer, new raster layer, paste into selection, select none.

Change color to suit tag, per CBJ's TOU this is allowed.

(adjust, hue and saturation, colorize, adjust slide to match tube


*for the Huachui tag, I clicked on the inside of the frame again with my magic wand

select all, modify, expand by 4, layer new raster layer, flood fill with color from tube

select none

Effect, plugins, Filters UL, textures, Japanese papers

Blend mode, overlay, merge with original paper



5. move paper below frame

6. Add drop shadow to frame, I use 2,-2,85,5,black then -2,2,85,5,black

7. Merge frame and paper

8. Unhide one of the hidden frames, pull out just to the side of middle frame (see examples)

Image, rotate, free rotate, 18 degrees right

9. Open CBJ_BD_Star, I chose green

Copy, paste as new layer, bring below second frame.

Use magic wand to select inside frame, modify expand 4

select, invert, click on star, hit delete on keyboard

select none

color star as desired to match tube

add drop shadow on frame and merge

10. Duplicae merged frame

image mirror, place to match, see examples



11. Unhide the last hidden frame, pull out to the side of the frame we just finished

image, rotate, free rotate, 18 degrees right

12. Copy CBJ_BD_HeartFlower or other textured element of choice

Copy, paste as new layer, bring below frame

duplicate and position to fill entire visible area of frame

merge flower layers

Use magic wand to select inside frame, modify expand 4

select, invert, click on flower, hit delete on keyboard

select none

color flower as desired to match tube or leave as is

add drop shadow on frame and merge

13. Duplicate merged frame

image mirror, place to match, see examples


14. Copy CBJ_BD_Lights, paste as new layer, move behind all frames

colorize to match tube, place as desired

duplicate, mirror

15. Copy CBJ_BD_StarTrail, paste as new layer, move behind all frames

duplicate, mirror


*Erase excess from steps 14 and 15 as desired


16. Add additional elements and embellishments as desired

17. Add tube and copyrights, save to offers folder

18. Add name and share
 


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Tag made using Jasc Paint Shop Pro version 9

Supplies needed Mellalica kit by CBJ Scraps

Tube used in first example is Ida Larsen and can be purchased from Dreamscape Imaging

Tube used in the second is example is from PUT, my license is through CILM

however you can purchase the tubes from CreativeDesignOutlet
Font: Viva La Vida

Plugins: Filters UL and EyeCandy 4000 (effects can be made with preloaded effects as well)
 
My wordart HERE
I am assuming you have a basic working knowledge of psp.

I prefer smaller tags, you are welcome to work in a larger area if you prefer.



Lets get started.



1. Open new transparent image 550 x 550 pixels (we will resize later)

2. Copy CBJ_Metallica_BronzeFrame and paste as a new layer

3. Image, resize 50%- resize all layers UNCHECKED (I use weighted average)

4. Copy CBJ_Metlallica_GoldRoundFrame, paste as new layer, resize 20%, place on top of Bronze Frame

5. Change blend mode from Normal to Overlay, merge with Bronze Frame

6. Copy either CBJ_RibbonKnot orCBJ_RibbonKnot2, paste as new layer,

resize 15%, place on frame in location of choice

I used eraser tool to erase at an angle, so it looks like its resting on there naturally.

7. Copy Paper of choice or use the image that matches your tube.

8. Use selection tool, draw out square over frame

layer, new raster layer, paste into selection.

use eraser tool to erase excess as needed.

9. Effects, plugins, Filters UL, Paper Textures, papyrus



*duplicate paper, close visibility, move to bottom



10. Add embellishments of choice

11. Add drop shadow (I use 2,-2,85,5, black followed by 2,-2,5, black)

12. Merge visible

13. Move merged frame to far left of work space

14. Open hidded layer, place next to merged frame

15. Selections, select all, select float

select, modify, feather, click ok, number of pixels 35, ok

select invert, click delete on keyboard 3-5 times

select none

16. Type a mojo poem or copy and paste mine as new layer on feathered piece

17. Effects, plug ins, Eye Candy 4000, gradient glow, color thin, width 5

18. Add tube of choice, copyrights and save to offers folder

19. Add name and share


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June 21, 2011

Eyes






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You should have a basic working knowledge of paint shop pro before attempting this tutorial. This tutorial was made using paint shop pro version 9


Supplies:
Tubes Ralf Straaberg-Are You Suffering - Can be purchased from Dreamscape Imaging
          Jasmine Becket-Griffith-118-1 - Can be purchased from Creative Design Outlet

Scrap Kit- Devil's Advocate by CBJ

Mask #102 from new maskes 6-5-11 Brutal Designs

Font MonAmourScriptPro
Lets get started.

1. New image 500 x 500 transparent background

2. Copy CBJ_Devils_AdvocateJournal, paste as new layer, resize 75%

3. Copy CBJ_Devils_AdvocateFlutter, paste as new layer behind the journal, resize 65%
    add drop shadow of choice. I used 2.-2,85,5, red (#780419)

4. Copy CBJ_Devils_AdvocateFoilage2, paste as a new layer on tope of journal, resize 35%, erase excess
    to your liking.

5. Copy CBJ_Devils_AdvocateDust, paste between foilage and journal

6. Copy CBJ_Devils_AdvocateP14; Using the magic wand, select the bottom layer, select all, layer,
    new raster layer, paste into selection.

7. Keeping the above layer selected, layer new raster layer, flood fill white, select none

8. Layer, load mask from disk, select gemsmask 102, invert transparency, merge group

9. Click on top layer

10. Copy tube, paste as new layer- resize to your liking.

11. Add drop shadow of choice to tube. I used 2,-2,85,5, black then another -2,2,85,5,black

12. Resize as needed to your liking.

13. Add your copyright and save in your offers folder.

14. Add font of choice and share.

*Thank you for bearing with me, I am still new with writing tutorials.


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June 20, 2011

New Snags using the wonderful scrap kit Devils Advacate from CBJ Scraps



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Family Time

It has been a rough couple of weeks for me.  So to help me over my "hump" the husband decided that we could do what I wanted this past weekend.  He has a friend visiting from out of town and I thought we could show him some of my favorite things in the Seattle area.
Saturday we went to the Space Needle and Seattle Center.  Both were amazing!  If you ever go to the Seattle Center and feel you would be tempted to play in the symphonic water, bring a change of clothes and towels.  We always do.  It saves time and allows us to be free.  On Sunday we journeyed to Whidbey Island to tour Ft. Casey and hike to the top of Deception Pass.  I am so proud of myself!  I did all of that walking and hiking and did not stop or complain once!
If you are interested in seeing the picts, you can find them at the link below
http://public.fotki.com/thepspdiva/seattle/
password: 032404

Today I had an in person interview with a temp agency as well as a phone interview with one of the local hospitals. I am looking forward to bright changes.