Friday, December 30, 2011

Timeline Cover





Hi everyone!  I made a timeline cover using the artwork of Ismael Rac that I thought I would share with you all!
Hugs, Staci

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

PTU-I Remember


PTU-I Remember

Tube of Choice- I am using the artwork of Anna Marine.  You can purchase this and other
great tubes at CDO

Scrapkit used-  I am using a BEAUTIFUL kit called Twilight Rose by Foxy's Designz.  You can purchase this and other great kits at Foxy's Digi Store

Mask used-  I am using MB and SW Mask 2 by Moonbeams and Spiderwebs.  There are a bunch of great masks to download on her blog

Filter used- Xero Grayscaler.  It is a FTU Filter and can be downloaded here


Font of Choice- I am using a FTU font called Trinigan FG.  You can download this font at
Fontspace

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Let's start by opening a New Image 700X700

Open Frame5_FD Image Resize 650X434 and copy and paste as a new layer. 

With your magic want click on the inside of the frame. Selections Modify Expand 10
Activate the layer below the frame. Open Paper9_FD and copy and paste as a new layer
Selections Invert and hit the delete key on your keyboard.  Don't unselect yet!

Open up your tube.  This tube happens to have a close-up tube so copy and paste as a
new layer, I scooted her to the right and down a little.  Hit delete on your keyboard but
don't unselect yet LOL.

Open Cloud_FD and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it down toward the bottom of the frame (see my tag for my placement) and hit delete on your keyboard.  Finally Selections Select None.

Activate your tube layer, Duplicate and on your original tube layer Effects Xero Greyscaler (make your colors all have 0) and hit ok.

Activate your duplicated tube layer Adjust Gaussian Blur 3.00 and change your blend mode to soft light. Layers Merge down so both tube layers are one layer now. Adjust Add/Remove Noise Add Noise and I did Gaussian 25% with Monochrome checked and hit ok. I then lowered the opacity a bit. 

Once happy with how everything is Layers Merge Merge visible. and move toward the bottom of your tag (see my tag for my placement).

Open Glitter_FD Image Resize 650X477 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move below your frame layer.

Open HeartSwirlDeco_FD Image Resize 650X137 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move to the bottom of your tag.

Open Ladder_FD Image Rotate Right/Left and copy and paste as a new layer. Move below your frame layer but so that it is peeking above the frame.

Open Branch2_FD Image Resize 650X136 and copy and paste as a new layer move this like you did the ladder (See my tag for my placement.

ok Now open your tube (the full figure showing legs LOL) Image Mirror and copy and paste as a new layer and move to the bottom of the tag.  I Duplicated the tube and on the duplicated tube I did Adjust Blur Gaussian Blur 3.00 then changed blend mode to Soft Light and merged the two tube layers together.

What I did next was Layers Merge Merge Visible...I resize my tags to 600X600 you might not With your Selection Tool set at Rectangle (0 feather) I start from the left (you might not LOL) Trace around your tag (we are getting rid of the empty space) once you are happy with what you have selected...Image Crop to Selection.

Open Paper11_FD and copy and paste as a new layer.  Open your mask and then Layers New Mask Layer from Image Scroll down to find your mask and click ok. Layers Merge Merge Group

With your Mover Tool Move to the top of your tag once happy with it Layers Duplicate
Image Flip and Merge these two masks together and move to the bottom.

Add your © copyright and license information and name and you are done!

Hugs, Staci

Thursday, December 22, 2011

PTU-Winter's Elegance


PTU-Winter's Elegance

Tube of Choice- I am using a tube by Jennifer Janesko (I LOVE Janesko!) You can purchase
this or other creat tubes at CDO

Kit used- I am using the BEAUTIFUL kit by Mythical Designs called Winter Elegance. Thank You so much my Myth!  (((HUGS)))  You can purchase this and other great kits at Digi Fox's Studio

Mask used- Iam using a mask by Spiderwebs and Moonbeams (Forum mask 4 MB and SW) You can download this and other masks at Spiderwebs and Moonbeams

Font used- I used a free font called A song for Jennifer and you can download it at DaFont

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Open a New Image (I like mine 600X250) Transparent

Selections> Select All Open Paper14_WinterElegance_MD and copy and paste Into Selection  Selections> Select None.

On your first layer, Selections> Select All Open Paper3_WinterElegance_MD and copy and paste as a new layer.  Selection> Invert and hit the delete key once on your keyboard.

Open Forum Mask 4 MB and SW.

Layers> New Mask Layer From Image scroll down to find your mask and hit ok.
Layers> Merge Merge Group.

Open Element48_WinterElegance_MD and copy and paste as a new layer.  Go to your first layer Selections> Select All Click on Element 48 layer Image> Crop to canvas size.  I moved this below the mask layer.

Open Element23_WinterElegance_MD Image> Resize 300X300 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it to the left Duplicated it and moved it to the right.
Now after each thing you put on your tag you will want to activate that bottom layer and then crop to selection.

I added the following elements to my tag:  Element 18 (just copy and paste and move up),
Element 3 (I just copied and pasted) Element 6 (Again just copied and pasted). Just make sure your mask layer is on the top!

Next copy and paste your tube of choice and move around to where you like it.  Again click on that bottom layer Selections> Select All then click on your tube layer to activate it Image> Crop to canvas size.

Once happy with where everything is and you cropped everything to canvas size layers> Merge Merge Visible.

What I did next was Layers> New Raster Layer Selections> Select All Modify Contract 8
Selections> Invert and I used the blue from Mythical's color palette and flood filled my frame.  Selections> Select None. I then duplicated it Adjust Blur Gaussian Blur 3.00 Layers> Merge Merge Visible.

All that is left is to put your ©Copyright Info License# and Name.  With the name I did use Alien Skin Xenofex 2 Constellation but you might not want too so the choice is yours.

Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season
Hugs, Staci

Sunday, December 11, 2011

FTU-Lights and Dreams


FTU-Lights and Dreams

Tube of Choice-  I am using Red Holly by Renee Lavoie!  You can find this and other great tubes
at PSP Tube Stop

Kit Used Des lumières et des rêves.  It is a BEAUTIFUL FTU kit that you can download at Imagine

Mask used is MB and SW Mask 15 that you can download at Moonbeams and Spiderwebs

Font used is Pea Eric.  It is a FTU font that can be downloaded at kevinandamanda

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Open a 700X700 New Image

Open FRg_Des lumieres et des reves_P3  Image> Resize 700X700 and copy and paste as a new layer.

Open MB and SW Mask 15 Layers> New Mask Layer from Image and Scroll down to find your mask and click ok Layers> Merge Merge Group.

Open FRg_Des lumieres et des reves_Trainee d'etoiles Image> Resize 355X650 and copy and paste as a new layer I moved to the left, Layers> Duplicate Image> Mirror/ Flip.

Open FRg_Des lumieres et des reves_Deco 3 Image> Resize 650X526 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it to the bottom of the tag, Layers> Duplicate Adjust> Blur Gaussian Blur 3.00 then changed the blend mode to Soft Light Layers> Merge Down.

Open FRg_Des lumieres et des reves_Deco 1 Image> Resize 570X650 and copy and paste as a new layer and move to the left. I then Layers> Duplicate Adjust> Blur Gaussian Blur 3.00 then changed the blend mode to Soft Light Layers> Merge Down, Layer> Duplicate Image> Mirror.

Open FRg_Des lumieres et des reves_Guirlande boules Image> Resize 650X182 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I move this up to the topy of the frame, Layers> Duplicate
Adjust> Blur Gaussian Blur 3.00 then changed the blend mode to Soft Light Layers> Merge Down.

Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer and move to the bottom of the tag.
Layers> Duplicate Adjust> Blur Gaussian Blur 3.00 Change Blend Mode to Soft Light and
Layers> Merge Merge down.

Open FRg_Des lumieres et des reves_Doodle 7, Image> Resize 97X300 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved this to the right and up so it looks like it is hanging from the frame.

Once you are happy with your placement Layers> Merge Visible.

Add your © Copyright Info and Name and you are done!
Thanks and Hugs, Staci

Friday, December 9, 2011

PTU-Mistletoe Magic

 PTU-Mistletoe Magic

Tube of choice-  I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac.  You can purchase this and other
great tubes at his store XeracX

Scrapkit used- I am using the Beautiful kit by Angel's Designz called Mistletoe Magic
(Thanks Kelly). You can purchase this and other great kits at Digi Fox's Studio

Filter used is Mura's Meister Copies (Encircle). You can download this filter HERE

Font used is Girls are Weird.  It is a FTU font and can be downloaded at DaFont

Mask used is MB and SW Mask 14 and can be downloaded at Moonbeams and Spiderwebs

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Open a 700X700 New Image Transparent

Open paper of choice (I used AD_Paper9) and copy and paste as a new layer.

Open your mask and Layers> New Mask Layer Scroll down to find your mask and hit ok.

I then opened AD_Snow then clicked back on my mask layer, Selections> Select All
Float/Defloat copy and pasted the snow Selections> Invert and hit the delete key
once on my keyboard.

Open AD_Mistletoe Image> Resize 50% and copy and paste as a new layer.  Image> Flip
and then I applied Mura's Meister Copies Encircle changing the top layer to 5 and
hit ok.

Open AD_Poinsetta and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it up to the upper left hand corner and then duplicated and moved to the lower right hand corner.

Open AD_Splat and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved to the upper left hand corner
and duplicated and moved to the lower right hand corner.  Merge these two layers together and move under your mask layer.

Open AD_Frame1 Image> Rotate Left and copy and paste as a new layer. With your magic wand, click on the inside of your frame, Selections> Modify Expand 10 Open paper of choice (I used the same paper as my mask)Click the layer below your frame layer and copy and paste as a new layer Selections> Invert and hit the delete key once on your keyboard.

With your frame layer active, Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer.

Open AD_Snow 2 Image> Resize 50% and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it down to cover my tubes legs.

Open AD_Hanging Ornaments Image> Resize 75% and copy and paste as a new layer.  I put it so look like they are hanging from the top of the frame and move below your tube layer.

Open AD_Lights and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved these so they were on top of the frame.

Open AD_Wordart2 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved this toward the bottom of the tag.

Open AD_CatonBauble Image> Resize 50% and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved this to the M in Magic.

Open AD_Stocking and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it so it looks like it is hanging from the upper right hand side of the frame.  Move this layer to the top of the frame layer, Duplicate and move the duplicate layer to the top layer.  With your eraser tool erase to the bulbs and lights are showing and the star from the tube is showing.

Once happy with everything Layers> Merge Visible.  I like my tags at 600X600 so I resized.

Add your ©copyright Info and name and that is it!  Did you know if you Merge Visible and
save as a PNG you get no white background? 

Thanks for trying out my tut!

Hugs, Staci

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

FTU-Lovely Mermaid

FTU-Lovely Mermaid

I am using the AWESOME artwork of April Story!  You can purchase this and other GREAT artwork at PSP Tube Stop

Scrap kit used is called Sovereign Hearts by Digicats (and Dogs)

Font used is called Twilight and you can download at FFonts

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Open a 700X700 New Image
Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer.
Layers> Duplicate and on the top layer Image> Blur Gaussian Blur 3 and change the
Blend to softlight. Layers> Merge Merge Down.

Open DCD_SoHeS_Frame06 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move this below your tube and with your pick tool scoot the left side in so it looks like the mermaid is in the
frame. Change to your magic wand and click inside the frame, Selections> Modify Expand 5, Open DCD_SoHeS_Paper11 and copy and paste as a new layer Selections> Invert and hit the delete key once on your keyboard.  Move this below your frame Layer.

Open DCD_SoHeS_DoodleFlower01 Image> Mirror and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it up and to the left under the tube layer.

Open DCD_SoHeS_Emo Skull Image> Resize 50% and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it down and to the right on top of the tube layer.

Open DCD_SoHeS_Scrap Heart and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved up and to the right.  Layers> Duplicate and move down and to the right.  Once happy with where it is Merge them together and move below your paper layer. Layers> Merge Visible.

I like my tags at 600X600 so I resized it added my © Copyright info and name!

I hope you enjoy this tut and I hope you visit PSP Tube Stop and check out all of the great artwork there!

Hugs, Staci

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

PTU-BRRR

PTU-BRRRR

Tube of Choice- I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac!  You can purchase this tube or other wonderful tubes at his store XERACX

Scrap Kit used- I am using Angel's Designz Frost Berry!  Thank You so much Kelly!!!!
You can purchase this kit and others at Digi Fox's Studio

Filter used is Mura's Meister Copies.  You can download here

Font used is LDJ Jilly Nilly.  It is FTU and you can download at Fonts 101

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Open a 700X700 New Image.

Open AD_Flower1 and copy and paste as a new layer
Effects> Mura's Meister Copies  On the scroll down bar under the picture find Encircle
Once found change the Number (Upper Right) to 3 and hit OK.

Open AD_Flower2 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Put the same Mura's Meister
Encircle on this flower and hit ok. Image> Flip and Merge Down.

Selections> Select All Float/ Defloat Open AD_Snow and copy and paste as a new layer
Selections> Invert and making sure you are on the snow layer hit the delete button
once on your keyboard.

Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer.

Open AD_Filmstrip and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move to bottom of the tag and move the tube so it looks like it is sitting on it.

With your magic Wand hold down your shift button and click on the inside of all 4 frames
Selections> Modify Expand 2 and copy and paste AD_Paper14 as a new layer.  Selections>
Invert and hit the delete key once on your keyboard.  Select None. Move below your frame.

I used the 3 different snowflakes in the kit resized 50% to decorate the frame, You might to do something different and I say You Go! On top of the frame I used the AD_Wordart.
You can either used a gradient glow of change the color of your drop shadow how ever you feel comfortable doing it.

Open AD_Holly an copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved behind the tube and up and left.

Open AD_Lights and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved behind the tube and toward the top of the tag.

Open AD_Reindeer Image> Mirror and copy and paste as a new layer.  Again behind the tube and I just moved it to the left.

Open AD_Tree and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved behind the tube and to the right.

That is it!  Once you are happy with everything Layers> Merge Visible.

What I did Resize to 600X600 added my © copyright info and added a name.

I hope you enjoy this tut.  This is a great kit to work with!  So many options!

Hugs, Staci

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

PTU-Pirates Life


PTU-Pirates Life

Tube of choice- I am using the BEAUTIFUL artwork of Elias Chatzoudis!  Thank You Elias!  I am in AWE of your work!  You can purchase this tube and other great tubes at PTE

Scrapkit I used is Pirates Life for Me by LadyHawwk Designs.  Thank You so much Cathy!
Again I am in AWE of your work!  You can purchase this kit and other great kits at
Digi Fox's Studio

Filter I use was Mura's Meister Encircle and you can download this filter HERE

Font used is called Today.  It is a FTU font and can be downloaded at DaFont

Mask used is one of mine.  It is MB and SW Mask 5 and you can download it at
Moonbeams and Spiderwebs.

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Let's start by opening a 700X700 New Image.

Open LHD_PL_Element22 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Effects> Plug Ins Mura's Meister Copies.  Scroll down to Encircle and change the top
number to 7 and click ok.

Open LHD_PL_Frame2 and copy and paste as a new layer. With your magic wand click

Open your tube of choice and copy and paste as a new layer.  What I did was duplicate the tube moved it below the frame and with my eraser tool erased some of the tube that was above the frame and the little bit below the frame, this is optional for you if you don't feel comfortable you can place elements on top of it.

Open LHD_PL_Element 37 Image> Resize to 225X540 and copy and paste as a new layer.
I moved it down and to the left.  Once you are happy with your placement what I did
is I duplicated this and on the bottom original one I did Adjust> Blur Gaussian Blur
3.00 and hit ok then merged these 2 vines together and then duplicated again and did
Image> Mirror and Flip

With your top layer active, Open LHD_PL_Element23 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Move it to the left a bit so it is covering up the part of the tube that you don't
want showing.  Once happy with your placement Duplicate and Image> Mirror.

Open LHD_PL_Element24 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move on top of your Element 23.

Open LHD_PL_Element36 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it down toward the
bottom of the tag and under the frame layer.

With your top layer active Open LHD_PL_Element 19 Image> Resize 25% and move to the bottom right hand side and place on the twig.

Open LHD_PL_Element18 Image> Resize 50% Image> Mirror and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it to the bottom left hand side on the twig.

Open LHD_PL_Element17 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved mine below the frame layer.

with your very bottom layer active Open LHD_PL_Paper11 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Open your mask and Layers> New Mask Layer> From Image and scroll down to find your mask name and click ok.

Once happy with your placement of everything Layer> Merge Visible.  I resized mine down to
600X600.

Put on your copyright info and name and you are set to go!
I hope you enjoyed doing my tut and till next time, Hugs to you all
Staci

Monday, November 21, 2011

PTU-Silent Night

PTU- Silent Night

Tube of Choice- I am using the artwork of Jennifer Janesko.  I purchased it from CILM
but you can purchase this tube and others from CDO.

Scrapkit I used is called Silent Night by Hungry Hill Scraps.  It is a PTU kit and
can be purchased at Digi Fox's Studios.  Thank You Alison!

Mask of choice- I am using Moonbeams and Spiderwebs Mask 1.  You can get it and other
great masks HERE

Font of Choice- I am using a FTU font called Janda Swirlygirl font that can be
downloaded from Fontspace.

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Open a 700X700 Transparent Image

Open Circle and Copy and Paste as a New Layer

With your magic wand click on the inside of the circle Selections>Modify Expand 15

Copy and Paste paper-4 as a New Layer Selections> Invert and hit delete once on your
keyboard Open Snow and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Now Hit the delete key once on
your keyboard on the snow layer and then make your paper layer active and hit the
delete key on your keyboard again.  Selections> Select None.

Open lantern Image> Resize 300X300 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I move it under
the circle layer and to the right.  See my example for my placement.  Move to where
you like!

Open flakes and Copy and Paste as a New Layer  I moved to the bottom and made it so it
showed up around the circle.  Once happy with placement I duplicated and Image> Flip/Mirror and moved to where it surrounded the circle you may want to just do the one.

At this point I Copied and Pasted my tube which is a close up.  I activated my snow layer
and then Copy and Pasted my tube so it was above the snow and then activated the paper
layer and Selections> Select All Float/Defloat Invert and with my tube layer activated
once moved into place I hit the delete key on my keyboard.  Before I got rid of the Selection
I Copied and Pasted lightstring moving it below my tube layer and then hit Delete on my
keyboard and then Selections> Select None.

With the circle layer active, Open cluster Image> Resize 600X255 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I moved it down toward the bottom of the circle.

Open deer-2 Image> Resize 193X300 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I then moved it to the right.

What I did next was pick a dark color from the leaves of the circle, added a new layer,
Layers> Arrange Send to bottom and applied my mask.  I then used my pick tool to move
the mask around to my liking and that is it!

I Merged Visible, resized to 600X600, added my ©copyright info and added a name.

I hope you enjoyed doing this tut and may have learned something new.

Hugs, Staci

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Snag Tags










Hi everyone!  I have some snag tags for you using the beautiful artwork of Ismael Rac

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

PTU-Magical


PTU-Magical

Tube of choice - I am using artwork by Sherin Moustafa.  You can purchase this and other
wonderful artwork at DSI.

Scrap Kit of choice - I am using It's Magic by Rebel dezigns.  Thank You giZZy!  You can
purchase this kit and others at Digi Fox's Studio.

Filters used Mura's Meister Copies and you can download for free HERE.

Font of choice - I am using Simply Glamorous, it is a Free font and you can download at
dafont.

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Let's start by opening a 600X250 Transparent New Image

Open paper of choice (I used RD-ItsMagic_paper 5) and copy and paste as a new layer.
Go to the bottom original layer and Selections> Select All click on your paper layer
and then Image> Crop to Selection.

Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer.  Layers> Duplicate.  On your original
tube layer Effects>Mura's Meister Copies.  I used Wall Paper(perspective) and changed the number to 40 and hit OK. Go to the bottom original layer and Selections> Select All click on your paper layer and then Image> Crop to Selection.  I then changed the blend mode to overlay.  I moved the single tube over to the left.  Go to the bottom original layer and Selections> Select All click on your paper layer and then Image> Crop to Selection on both tube layers.

Open RD-ItsMagic_element 53 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move to just below your single tube layer and then go to the bottom original layer and Selections> Select All
click on your paper layer and then Image> Crop to Selection.

I used RD-ItsMagic_elements 34 and 35 in the corners of the tag and then cropped to selection.

Once you are happy with where everything is I made a border out of one of the glitter papers in the kit.  To do this on your top layer Selecions> Select All Modify Contract 8 and copy and paste the glitter paper and then hit the delete key on your keyboard and you have a border!

Layers> Merge Visible

Add your © copyright information and name and that is it!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

PTU-Harvest Beauty

PTU-Harvest Beauty

Close up tube of choice- I am using the Beautiful Artwork of Jennifer Janesko!  It can be purchased
at CDO.

The scrap kit I am using is called Harvest Home by Hungry Hill!  Thank You so much Ali! It can be purchased at Digi Fox's Studio.

Font of choice-  I am using a FTU Font called Trinigan FG and it can be downloaded at Fontspace.

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Open a 700X700 Transparent new image

Open glitter-splatter and copy and paste as a new layer.

Open flower-1 and copy and paste as a new layer.

Open curled-paper-frame-1 and copy and paste as a new layer. Image> Free Rotate to the right 90% All layer and Rotate single layer around canvas center NOT checked.

With your magic wand (Mode: Add(Sift) Match mode: RGB Value Tolerance and Feather 0) Click on the inside of your 3 frames while holding down your shift button.  Selections> Modify Expand 5 Open paper-3 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Selections> Invert and hit the delete key once on your keyboard.  Selections> Select None

With your magic wand again click the first frame Selections Modify expand 5, Open your tube of choice and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved mine to the left so only half her face was showing.  I then duplicated and on the original layer used Xero filter moodlight at default setting and the top layer I used a Gaussian Blur of 5 and then changed the Blend Mode to Soft Light. Selections> Select None.  I merged the tube together and then duplicated it again and Image> Mirror to put the face in the last frame. Make sure your tubes are under the frame layer and above the paper layer.

Open love Image> Resize 168X250 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move to the middle frame and above your paper layer but below the frame.

Open flower-2 Image> Mirror Image> Resize 600X268 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Make sure it is above your frame layer and move to the bottom of your frame.

Open twig  Image> Mirror Image> Resize 600X219 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move down above your flower layer.

Open flower-3 Image> Resize250X247 and copy and paste as a new layer.Move down and to the right a bit.  See my example for my placement.

Open flutterby Image> Resize 250X184 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move down and to the right.  See my
example for my placement.

Once happy with everything Layers> Merge Merge Visible.  Put on your ©copyright information and name and that is it!

I hope you enjoyed doing this tut and I hope you played around with placements and different elements to
get it just the way you like it!
Hugs, Staci

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

PTU-Darkness




Darkness-PTU

Tube of choice-I am using the beautiful artwork of Anna Marine.  You must have a license for it and you can get that, the tube, and wonderful service at CDO.

Scrap Kit used is Dark Mistress by Hungry Hill.  Thank You so much Alison!  You can purchase this kit and many other great kits at Digi Fox's Studio.

Font of choice-I am using a FTU font called Feathergraphy Decoration and it can be downloaded at dafont.

Mask of choice-I used the one I made for the Misfit Blog.  You can download it and other masks HERE.

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Open a 700X700 Transparent Image

Open paper-10 and copy and paste as a new layer.

Open your mask ( I used Staci Misfit Halloween Mask 2), Layers> New Mask Layer From Image Scroll down to find your mask, Source luminance checked Invert mask data unchecked. and
hit ok.  Layers> Merge Merge group.

Open glitter-circle Image> Resize 615X625 and copy and paste as a new layer.

Open diamond-circle-1 and copy and paste as a new layer.

With your magic wand (Mode: Add(Shift) Match mode: RGB Value Tolerance and feather 0) Click inside your diamond-circle.  Open Paper-2 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Selections> Modify Expand 5 Selections> Invert and hit the delete key once.

Open lighning Image> Resize 300X291 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it to the left and up and then I duplicated it Image> Mirror and moved it down.

Open silhouette-1 Image> Resize 500x500 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move down to the bottom of the diamond-circle.

Open silhouette-2 Image> Resize 500x500  Image> Mirror and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move down to the bottom of the diamond-circle.

You want to make sure all of this is below you diamond circle. And now you can hit the delete key on layers that are hanging over the edge of the diamond.

On top of the diamond circle copy and paste your tube.  What I did was duplicate it and move it just below the diamond-circle.  On the top layer with the selections open your eraser tool and erase the parts that are over the diamond-circle (the bottom layer should be fine.) Selections> Select None. I then duplicated and used Xero-Radiance on the bottom layer and a Gaussian Blur of 3.00 to the top. This is optional.

Open black-rose  Image> Resize 136X122 and copy and paste as a new layer.  See my example for placement.

Open ribbon-rosette Image> Resize 250X154 and copy and paste as a new layer.  See my example for placement.

Open dangle Image> Resize 136X200 and copy and paste as a new layer.  See my example for placement.

Open corner-web Image> Resize 141X150 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it to the left so it looks like it is connected to the flower on the tube.

Open kitty Image> Resize 168X 250 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I duplicated and put a Gaussian Blur of 3.00 on the top layer.

Once happy with everything Layers> Merge Merge Visible.

At this point I resized to 600X600 put on my ©copyright information and put my name on it and that is it!

Thanks for trying out my tutorial with this great kit!
Hugs, Staci

Friday, October 14, 2011

FTU-Bite Me


Bite Me-FTU

Tube of choice.  I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac.  You cam purchase this tube and others at
his store Xeracx.net
I am using the GORGEOUS FTU scrap kit called Because the Night by Digicats(& Dogs)

Font used is a FTU font called Clive Barker.  This can be downloaded at dafont.

Filters used are Mura's Meister Copies and Xero Moonlight and Porcelain and Radiance.  You can download these filters here.

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Let's get started by opening a New Image 600X250 Transparent.

Open DCD_BTN_Paper09 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Activate your bottom layer Selections> Select All then activate your paper Image> Crop to Selection.

Open your tube (at this point I used the non close up tube) and copy and paste as a new layer Effects> Mura's Meister Copies  I used Wall Paper (lighten) but chose which one you like best and hit ok.  I then used Xero> Moonlight at the default setting and hit ok and then I changed the opacity to 25. Activate your bottom layer Selections> Select All then activate your tube layer Image> Crop to Selection.

Open DCD_BTN_Cemetary Sign and copy and paste as a new layer.  Activate your bottom layer Selections> Select All then activate your cemetary sign Image> Crop to Selection.

Open DCD_BTN_Blood Splatter and coy and paste as a new layer. I moved up a touch and changed the blend mode to Overlay.

Open DCD_BTN_Gravestone and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it to the right and up.  Once happy with the placement activate your bottom layer Selections> Select All then activate your gravestone Image> Crop to Selection.

Open DCD_BTN_Moon.  I move up and to the left.  Once happy with placement activate your bottom layer Selections> Select All then activate your moon Image> Crop to Selection.

Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer.  I used the close up tube and move to the left.  I used the radiance filter after duplicating on the bottom tube and used a gaussian blur of 3.00 on the top and then changed the opacity to soft light. Activate your bottom layer Selections> Select All then activate your tube Image> Crop to Selection.


The other tube I moved to the right, duplicated and on the bottom tube I used the porcelain filter and on the layer I used gaussian blur again and then changed the opacity to soft light.  Activate your bottom layer Selections> Select All then activate your tube
Image> Crop to Selection.

Activate the bottom layer Selections> Select all Selections> Modify Contract 8 Activate your top layer and copy and paste DCD_BTN_Paper 12 and then Hit the delete key once on your keyboard.  Once happy with everything Layers> Merge Merge Visible

Put on your ©copyright information and Licensing information and your name and that is it!

Hugs, Staci

Sunday, October 9, 2011

What a Girl Wants-PTU




 PTU-What a Girl Wants

Tube of Choice-  I am using the BEAUTIFUL artwork of Elias Chatzoudis.  You need a license for his work and you can purchase this tube and others at PTE.

Scrapkit used is What a girl wants by Crystal's Creations.  You can purchase this kit at Digi Fox's Studios

Font used is a FTU font called Girls Are Weird.  You can download this font and other at DaFont.

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Open a 700X700 transparent new image.

Open wagw-ee18 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move down toward the bottom.

Open wagw-ee20 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move this below your frame.  Make your frame layer active and with your pick tool stretch your frame so the city is covered on the sides. make your mover tool active.

With your magic wand (tolerence feather 0 match mode rgb value) click in the middle of your frame, Selections> Modify Expand 5 Open wagw_pp8 and copy and paste as a new layer Selections> Invert and hit the delete key once on your keyboard.  Selections> Select None.

Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer.  What I did was once I was happy where the tube is placed, I duplicated it and moved it under the frame and with the top layer activated I erased what was on top of the frame (skirt wise) and then put a drop shadow on the bottom tube.

What I did next was open waga_ee7 and copy and pasted this as a new layer and moved it up so it covered the city and moved it so it was above the city.

Open wagw_ee6 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it to the left duplicated it then Image> Mirror Merge those together then duplicated again and then Image> Flip and merged those layers together.

Open wegw_40 Image> Resize by 50% and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it into the frame area but you can put it anywhere you like.

Open wagw_ee16 Image> Resize 50% and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it behind the tube layer.

Open wagw_ee33 Image>Resize 50% and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it to the left side of my tube
and moved it so it was under the tube layer.

Open wagw_ee39 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it up and them moved it under the frame and paper
layers.

Open wagw-ee1 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it to the left and under the rose layer.

Open wagw_ee2 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it down so it was on top of the frame layer.
Once happy with your placement I then duplicated and on the bottom layer I did Adjust> blur Gaussian Blur 3.00

I then Merged visible, Resized it to 600X600.

Add your ©copyright information and name.

That is all there is to this tut!  I hope you enjoy doing the tut as much as I enjoyed writing it for you.
Until Next Time
Hugs, Staci

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

PTU- Hunter or Hunted




Hunter or Hunted?

Tube of choice.  I used a BEAUTIFUL tube by Camilla Drakenborg called Darkling and you can buy it at UYA

Scrapkit used is by Scottish Butterfly and called Gothic Scrap.  Thank You Heidi!  You can purchase this kit at Digi Fox's Studio

Mask of Choice.  I used Artmama Mask 11 You can download this mask and others at Artmama's Studio.  Miss you Artmama!

Font of Choice.  I used Angelic War.  It is a FTU font over at DaFont

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Let's get started!

Open a 700X700 Transparent new image.

Open Paper5 and copy and paste as a new layer.

Open your Mask Layers> New Mask Layer From Image...Scroll down to find your mask Invert Mask Data Unchecked and hit OK.

Open Frame Image> Resize 650X638 and copy and paste as a new layer.

With your magic wand tool (Add(Shift) RGB Value Tolerance/Feather 0 Contiguous and Anti-alias checked Outside Click in the middle of your frame.  Selecions> Modify Expand 5 and copy and paste Paper8 and a new layer Selections> Invert and hit the delete button once on your keyboard.

Copy and paste BloodSplatter1 as a new layer and hit delete on your keyboard.  I duplicated this layer and did Adjust> Blur Gaussian Blur 3.00

Copy and paste Wirefence 2 as a new layer and hit delete on your keyboard.  I duplicated this layer and did Adjust> Blur Gaussian Blur 3.00  Selections> Select None.

Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer.  I duplicated my tube so one layer was above the frame and one layer was below the frame.  I then carefully used the reaser tool to erase the extra parts of the tube that were showing.

Open Arrow (2) and copy and Paste as a new layer.  Position toward the bottom of your tag and when happy with it Layers>Duplicate Adjust> Blur Gaussian Blur 3.00 Layers> Merge Down Layers> Duplicate Image> Flip Image> Mirror.

Open Bow Image> Resize  200X216 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it up and to the left.  I then duplicated the layer and put the gaussian blur on it and then merged down.

Open Heart4 Image> Resize 50X47 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move over so it is on top of the bow.

Open Ivy and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it up so there was a little something over my tubes head and then moved down so it is above the arrow layers.

Open Candels Image> Resize 200X200 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved this down and to the left.

Open CandleSkull and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved this down and to the right.

Open Mist Image> Resize 300X300 and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it down over the candle layer so it looked like they just got blown out.  I duplicated it and moved over the CandleSkull.

Open Cross and copy and paste as a new layer.  I moved it to the left so it was over the candles.

This part is optional because it is kinda hard and I don't know if I can explain it well enough for you.

Open Mirror Image> Resize 256X500 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Image> Mirror and move it to the right and below your candleSkull layer. Open your tube and with your pick tool rotate it so the face will be in your mirror.  I then lowered the opacity of the tube so I could see the mirror and made sure the face was in the mirror and used my eraser tool to erase the excess tube.  I then brought the opacity of my tube back up to 100.  I duplicated the face put on my gaussian blur and changed the blend mode to soft light.  I then used my Soften Brush around the edges and then lowered the opacity to around 79.

Once you are happy with where everything is positioned Layers> Merge Merge Visible.
Put on your ©copyright information and name and you are all done.

I hope you enjoyed this tut and perhaps learned something new.
Hugs, Staci

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Warriors in Pink





That is what you all are that are battling Breast Cancer...You are my Warriors in Pink.
Please if you haven't yet please visit the Susan G. Komen site and see what you can do to help in the fight.  Please leave me a note that you got the template and I would LOVE to see what you all do with it!
Hugs, Staci

Warriors in Pink

Friday, September 23, 2011

In The Pink Template





Hi Everyone!  This Template is for Breast Cancer Awareness and hopefully I will have more to come.  Please leave me some love when downloading so I know to make more.
Hugs, Staci

In The Pink

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Something Wicked This Way Comes-PTU


PTU Something Wicked This Way Comes

Tube of Choice - I used a Beautiful tube by Selina Fenech.  You can buy this one and others at CDO.

Scrap kit used - Feeling Grunge by DigiMania

Mask of Choice - I used Vix_Mask393 you can download this one at her site VixPSP.

Drip Filter - I used Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature Drip and you can download this filter HERE.

Fonts of Choice - I used 2 FTU fonts.  The wordart font is Sick Capital Vice and for the name I used Rat Infested Mailbox.

The Moon is clipart by Mythical Designs.

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Let's get started with a New Image 700X700 Transparent.

Open DigiMania-Feeling Grunge-Paper7 and copy and paste as a new layer.

Layers>New Mask Layer From Image...Scroll down and find your Vix_Mask393 making sure that
Invert mask data is not checked and hit OK.  Layers>Merge Merge Group.  Layers> Duplicate
Open DigiMania-FeelingGrunge-Paper9 and copy and paste as a new layer.  Repeat your mask
layer Adjust> Blur Gaussian Blur 3.00 and change the Blend Mode to Soft Light.

At this point you can add your moon.  If you use Mythical Designs Moon Script you need to
Image> Resize to 300X300.

Open DigiMania-Feeling Grunge-Arch and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move to the right.  Once
happy with it Duplicate and on the top layer Adjust> Blur Gaussian Blur 3.00.

Copy and Paste your tube of choice.

Open DigiMania-Feeling Grunge-OpenBook  Image>Resize 200X123 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Move down and to the right.

Open DigiMania-FeelingGrunge-Jewel and copy and paste as a new layer.  Move up and to the left.

Open DigiMania-Feeling Grunge-Skull Image>Resize 111X36 and copy and paste as a new layer.
Move to the bottom right.

Open DigiMania-Feeling Grunge-Symbol and copy and paste as a new layer. Move down a bit.  Once
you are happy with placement Layer>Duplicate and Adjust>Blur Gaussian Blur 3.00

What I did next was do text on a curve and made my wordart.  I then Selections>Select all
Float/Defloat Modify expand by 2 and on the layer below the curve text added a new layer and flood filled
with a color from the moon and then added the drip layer.  I used the setting of Small Streak but play
around to see what looks best to you.

Once happy with everything Layers> Merge Merge Visible. I resized to 600X600.
Add you © copyright info License # and name and you are done!

I Thank You for checking out my tutorial.  I hope you use it as a guideline.
Hugs, Staci

Monday, September 19, 2011

FTU-Samhain Scrap Kit





Hi everyone!  I have a new kit I have been working on Called Samhain.
I hope you like it and if you happen to use it in a tut or a tag I would love to see it
and post it here!
Remember to leave some love when downloading so I know you got it!
Hugs, Staci

Samhain

Friday, September 16, 2011

BNB Witching Season Blog Train


WOOHOO!  New blogtrain has left the station!  Make sure you pick up our part over at
Spirit & Scraps!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

PTU-Bleeding Heart




PTU-Bleeding Heart

Choice of tube.  I used The Monarchs by Susan McKivergan and it can be purchased at Up Your Art.

Scrap kit I used is by Hungry Hill called Whatza Ghoul to do? and can be purchased at either Digi Fox Studios or Wilma4Ever.

Mask-Use a mask that is round LOL  I used Vix_Mask 363 and you can download at VixPSP.

Font of choice.  I used a FTU font called Rage by kevinandamanda.

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Open a 700X700 New Transparent Image

Open frame-2 Image> Resize 600X574 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.

Open paper-11 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer, move below your frame layer and apply your mask.
What I did was to use the pick tool to make the mask a little bigger.  You can do this now or wait till
you are finished with the tag but before merging everything.

Open glimmers and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I did the mask on here too but that is your choice.


Open moon Image> Resize 200X200 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move to the top right hand side of your
frame.

Open cloud and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move behind the moon.

Open fence Image> Resize 650X274 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move down a bit.

Open bleedingheart-vine Image> Resize 300X142 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move to where you want
on the right side of the fence and when happy duplicate it and then mirror it.

Open tree-2 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Position where you like.  Once happy with where it is
Layers> Duplicate and on the top copy Adjust> Blur Gaussian Blur 3.00 and change the blend mode to soft light.

Open fog-2 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move to the right.  Arrange so it is below the tree layer and
then Layers> Duplicate Image> mirror.

Open your tube and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I had to Resize the tube I used.  Position to where you
like it.

Open streetlamp and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I put it behind my tube so my tubes hands rested on the
lamp and tree.

Open lantern Image> Resize 99X200 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move to the bottom right of the tag.

Open fog-1 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Play around to see where you like it.  I ended up mirroring it
and placing it over the skirt of my tube.

Once happy with everything, I did Layers> Merge Visible and resized it to 600X600

At this point you need to put your © copyright information and name on the tag and you are done!

Oh yeah with the name?  I did use the Eyecandy 4000>Drip if you have it and want to use it just play
with the settings to get the drips the way you want them.

I would like to Thank You for visiting my blog and I hope you do this tut!  This is a great kit to play with!
Hugs, Staci

PTU-Queen of Everything






PTU-Queen of Everything

I used the HD artwork of Ismael Rac.  You can purchase this tube and others at his store xeracx.net.

Filters used- I used DSB Flux and Xero.  They are FTU plug-ins and can be downloaded here.

Font used- I used a FTU font called Fontasia for the name and for Queen of Everything I used Champagne and Limousines another FTU font.

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Open the template in the HD pack and delete the info layer.

Starting on Raster 4 Selections> Select All Selections Float/Defloat Open Egyptian_pp2_XX and copy
and paste as a new layer, Selections> Invert and hit the delete key on your keyboard.  Selections>
Select None.  Delete Raster 4. What I did next was Duplicate the circle and used DSB Flux> Bubbles.
Use whatever setting you like...

Click on Raster 3 Selections> Select All Selections Float/ Defloat Open Egyptian_pp3_XX and copy
and paste as a new layer, Selections> Invert and hit the delete key on your keyboard.  Selections>
Select None. Delete Raster 3  What I did was duplicate this layer applied DSB Flux blast to the right.
I had to use my pick tool afterward to shorten it on the right a bit but again that choice is yours.

Click on Raster 5. Selections> Select All Selections Float/ Defloat Open Egyptian_pp2_XX Image> Rotate
Right/Left and copy and paste as a new layer.  Selection> Invert and hit that delete key again.  Selections>
Select None.  Delete Raster 5.

Click on Raster 6.  Selections> Select All Selections Float/ Defloat Open Egyptian_pp2_XX Image> Rotate
Right/Left and copy and paste as a new layer.  Selection> Invert and hit that delete key again.  Selections>
Select None.  Delete Raster 6.

Click on Raster 2. Selections> Select All Selections Float/ Defloat Open Egyptian_pp3_XX and copy
and paste as a new layer, Selections> Invert and hit the delete key on your keyboard.  I then used DSB Flux>
Blast to the right with Raster 2.

Click on Raster 7. Selections> Select All Selections Float/ Defloat Layers> New Raster Layer and I flood filled with a gradient using Red and Orange...I deleted Raster 7 and then duplicated the flood filled layer.  On that
bottom layer I used DSB Flux> Bubbles and then used my pick tool to move the bubbles closer to the original size
and then used DSB Flux Blast up, down, left and right.

Make your black circles active. Layers> Arrange move to the top. on the top layer (the one that doesn't have a filter on it) Selections> Select all Float/Defloat and take your close up tube and copy and paste as a new layer,
Selections> Invert and hit the delete key on your keyboard once.  I duplicate the tube and on the original
layer I applied Xero> Greyscaler and on the duplicated layer I did Adjust> Blur Gaussian blur of 3 and changed the blend mode to soft light.

Move the red/orange sun up and under that tube/black circle layer.

With your top layer activated open the next middle tube and copy and paste as a new layer.  As I wanted
to show her hands on her hips I had to go to the very bottom layer Selections> Select All and go to the top tube layer
and Image> Crop to selection.
Duplicate your tube layer and this time I added Xero> Porcelain to the bottom/ original layer and for the
duplicated layer did the blur and then changed the blend mode to soft light.

I added a palm tree from the HD pack but there is lots of stuff there that you can add.

Once you are happy with everything Layers> Merge Merge Visible



I added Queen of Everything and used the gradient  for the small round circle around
it.
Add your © and Name and you are done!

Have fun!  I hope you play with the different settings of the plug ins!

Hugs, Staci

Monday, September 12, 2011

Brand New CU/PU Pumpkin Template!!!





Hi everyone!  I am excited to share this with you all!  You can use as CU or PU only thing I ask is that you don't claim as your own as I worked very hard on this and that you link back here to share not on your own site.
Enjoy!  And please leave some love when you d/l
Hugs, Staci

CU/PU Pumpkin Template

PTU-Magical Dreams




PTU-Magical Dreams

Tube of Choice.  I used Anna Marine's Beautiful tube that is a background and can be
purchased at CDO.

Scrap kit I used is a Beautiful kit called Magical Dreams by Foxy's Designz.  Thank You so much Ann for allowing my to use your Beautiful Kit!  This kit and others by Foxy can by purchased at Digi Fox Studio.

Font I used is called Pea Lovey Dovey.  You can download this and other fonts at Fonts for Peas.

Filter used is Eye Candy Gradient Glow.  You can check it out here or just use a really heavy
white drop shadow.  That choice is yours.

The drop shadow I used is this V & H:2 Op:50  Blur:10 Color Black

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Open a New Image 700X700 Transparent.

Open Element15_FD Image> Resize 600X621 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.

Open your tube with the background and Copy and Paste as a New Layer. Move this below your
window.

Change your Mover Tool to your Pick Tool and scoot in the sides and bottom of the window so your
Background tube is all in the window.  Once you get it where you like it click on your tube layer,
activate your Eraser Tool and erase the bits of tube that are showing above and below the frame.
Layers> Merge  Merge Visible.

Open Element5_FD Image> Resize 650X478 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move to where you like.
I moved to the bottom and played with the window to get it where I liked it.

Open Element3_FD Image> Resize 491X109 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I moved it down toward the
Bottom and moved it under the Apple City .

Open Element6_FD Image Resize 650X521 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.

Open Element17_FD Image> Resize 272X300 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer. Image> Mirror and move to
the Right.  Once happy with the placement move blow the window layer.

Open Element14_FD Image> Resize 272X167 With your top layer activated Copy and Paste as a New Layer.
I moved it to above the rainbow layer.

Open Element39_FD Image> Resize 500X343 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I moved it to the top
part of the window.

Open Element12_FD Image> Resize 500X204 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  What I did was move it to the
right a touch and then duplicated moved up and to the left duplicated again and moved to the bottom.  I
merged all three of those layers and moved to the bottom.

Open Element19_FD Image> Resize 295X295 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I moved it up and to the left
to cover the end of the branch and then Layers> Duplicate Image> Mirror and then moved that down and them moved
it under the window layer.

Open Element31_FD Image> Resize 295X134 and copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I moved it under the lamp on the
right and then duplicated and moved it down and to the left.

At this point you can add anything else you want to your tag that is in the kit or even a mask if you wanted
too.

Once happy with everything Layers> Merge Merge Visible.

Put on your ©Copyright and Name.  What I did with the name is using the font of choice put in the name you want.
Selections> Select all Float/Defloat Selections> Modify Expand 2 then I used the color of the star and white
to make a sunburst gradient Layers> New Layer and flood fill with that gradient.  Move this below your original
name layer and with it still activated Adjust> Add/Remove Noise Add Noise Gaussian 80% Monochrome checked
and then I did a fat Gradient Glow.

I hope you enjoy doing this tut as much as I enjoyed writing it and I hope you learned something new also.

Hugs, Staci

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

PTU_Goth Chic


PTU-Goth Chic

Artist of Choice closeup. I used Miss Crow by Ismael Rac.  You can purchase this tube and others at his store here.

I used DigiMania's Scrapkit called Gothica.  This kit and other can by purchased at Digi Fox Mania.

The mask I used is Artmama's mask 11.  You can download this mask and others at Artmama's Blog.  Make sure you leave her some love!

Font of Choice.  I used Pea Thinksilver.  It is a FTU font and can be downloaded at Kevin and Amanda's.
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Let's start by opening a New Image 700X700 transparent.

Open DMS_Gothica_Paper7 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.

Open Artmama Mask 11, Layers> New Mask Layer From Image Hit the down arrow till you find Artmama Mask11
Source luminance checked Invert mask data NOT checked and hit ok  Layers> Merge Merge Group. What I did
was with my mover tool I moved the mask layer down a little bit.

Open DMS_Gothica_Frame and Copy and Paste as a New Layer. With my mover tool, I moved the frame down just
a bit.  See my example for my placement.

Make your Magic Wand active Add(Shift) RGB Value Tolerence/Feather 0 Contiguous/Anti-alias checked,
Hold down your shift key on your keyboard and click your magic wand tool inside all the frames, Selection>
Modify Expand 5

Open DMS_Gothica_Paper5 and copy and Paste as a New Layer. I used the mover tool to move the paper down.
Once happy with where your paper is Selections> Invert and hit the Delete key on your keyboard. Selections>
Select None and move the paper under the frame.

Activate the Frame (Top) Layer.  Open DMS_Gothica_Crow Image> Resize 50% and Copy and Paste as a New
Layer.  Move to the upper right hand side of the frame.

Open DMS_Gothica_Candle Image> Resize 75% and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move to the bottom part of
the left side of the frame.  See my example for my placement.

Open DMS_Gothica_Beadball and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I moved it right above the mask layer.

Open your closeup tube and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I moved it so the bottom of the tube lined up with
the bottom of the frame. Arrange this layer so it is above the crow layer.

Activate your top layer, Open DMS_Gothica_GothChic wordart and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Arrange to your
liking.

Open DMS_Gothica_Bow1 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move below your wordart layer and move to your liking.

Open DMS_Gothica_SkullDagger and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Image> Free Rotate to the Right 90 degrees and
move this to the right and arrange under your bow layer.

With your top layer activated, Opens DMS_Doodle and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I moved it to the bottom right
Layers> Duplicate Image> Mirror Image Flip and moved the duplicate layer to where I liked it.  Once happy,
I merged those two layers together and moved it to right above the mask layer.

With your top layer activated, Open DMS_Gothica_Broach and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I moved it to the left
and arranged under the Candle Layer.

With your top layer activated, Open DMS_Gothica_GM_Razorblade and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I moved it up
and to the left then moved down under the bead layer.

With your top layer activated, Open DMS_Gothica_Gem3 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I moved it up and to the
right.  Once happy with placement, Move below the crow layer.

Layers> Merge Merge Visible.  I resized to 600X600.  Put your © copyright information and name on and that is it!

I hope you enjoy doing this tut!  It is a great kit!

Until Next time!
Hugs, Staci

Saturday, September 3, 2011

PTU-OOO Shiny!




OOO Shiny!

I used the artwork of Jennifer Janesko.  You can purchaser her artwork and more at CDO.

Scrap Kit used is Rebel Dezigns Dark Glitter.  Thank you Rene!  You can purchaser her
Scrap Kit at Digi Fox Studios.

Font used is Girls are Weird.  It is a FTU font and can be downloaded at DaFont.

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Open a 700X700 Transparent Image.

Open RD-DarkGlitter_element6 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.
Image> Free Rotate Left/Right 90

With your Magic Wand Add(Shift) RGB Value Tolerance and Feather 0 Contiguous checked click
on the inside of your frame.

Open RD-DarkGlitter_paper3 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I moved it down to show the
Pattern on the upper part of the paper.  Selections> Invert and hit the Delete Key on your keyboard
once.  Selections> Select None.  Move below your frame layer.

With your top layer activated, Open your Tube and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  My tube has a...
how to say it nicely LOL a flat head so I moved it so that the flat part was up at the top of the layer.

Open RD-DarkGlitter_element3 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move it to the top layer if it isn't
already and then move to the right (See mine for placement.)  Once happy where it is Layers> Duplicate
Adjust> Blur Gaussian Blur 3.00  Layers> Merge Merge Down.  Layers> Duplicate Image> Flip Image> Mirror
Layers> Merge Merge Down and then move to your bottom layer.

Activate the paper we put under the frame layer.  Open RD-DarkGlitter_element 10 and Copy and Paste
as a New Layer.  I moved it to the left so it is visible behind the tube and above the frame.  Once happy
with placement Layers> Duplicate Image> Mirror Image> Flip.

Activate your top layer, Open RD-DarkGlitter_element18 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I moved it up
and to the right.  Layers> Duplicate  I moved this layer down and to the left so it looks like one big
feather. Layers> Merge Down and then move to the bottom.

Activate your top layer, Open RD-DarkGlitter_element41 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  I moved up and
to the right. Layers> Duplicate and I moved this layer down and to the left.  Once happy with placement
merge the two layers together and move to the bottom.

Activate your top layer, Open RD-DarkGlitter_element29 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Image> Free Rotate
Left 25. Move up and to the left and move under your tube.


Activate your top layer, Open RD-DarkGlitter_element27 Image> Resize 50% and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.
Move to the left so it is in the middle of your leaves and move below your tube layer.

Layers> Merge Merge Visible but make sure the All Layers is NOT checked.

Open RD-DarkGlitter_element4 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move around till you are happy with it.
What I did was Duplicate the Merged Layer once I was happy with the frame and moved the duplicated layer
below the frame so I had a copy above and below the frame. I then activated the top layer got out my eraser tool
and erased a little of her head so all the frame showed through.

Activate your frame Layer. With your Magic Wand same settings as above click on the inside of your frame.
Selections> Modify Expand 10 Re-Open RD-DarkGlitter_paper3 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer Selections> Invert
and hit Delete once on your keyboard.  Selections> Select None.  Move this layer to the bottom.

Activate your top layer, Open RD-DarkGlitter-element35 Image> Resize 50% and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.
Move down so it is covering the bottom of your tube.  See my example for placement.

Open RD-DarkGlitter_element42 and Image> Resize 50% and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move this down next
to the Rose.

Open RD-DarkGlitter_element32  Image> Resize 50%.  Resize this one more time. Copy and Paste as a New Layer.
Move down next to the name plate.

Image> Resize to 600X600 Pixels.

Put on your © copyright information and name of choice and that is it!

I hope you enjoyed this tut and that you learned something different and that you do something different as
all my tuts are a guide not that you have to do exactly as I do.

Hugs, Staci




Thursday, September 1, 2011

PTU- For a Good Time Call...

PTU- For a Good Time Call...

Artwork by Ismael Rac.  I used the Jailbreak HD Pack which is wonderful!  To purchase
this or any other pieces of his work visit his store at Xeracx.net.

Filters used are dsb flux and Xero Radiance.  These are FTU filters and can be downloaded right here.

Font used is Uniquely Sprayed.  It is a FTU font and can be downloaded at Fonts2U.

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Open a 600X250 Transparent New Image

Open JBHDP_pp2_XX and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Go to the very bottom layer and make it active
Selections> Select All then make your paper layer active and go to Image> Crop to Selection and now
your paper is the right size!

Open JBHDP_pp3_XX and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Repeat the instructions above on how to get your
paper the right size.  Effect> dsb flux Blast Left at whatever setting it is on.  repeat dsb flux blast
but change direction to the right.  Repeat one more time but change direction back to the left.
Change your blend mode to Overlay.  Click on that bottom layer again. Selections> Select All click on the
paper you just blasted and Image> Crop to selection.

Open your tube...I used the close up tube but you can use which ever one you want.  I did Image> Mirror.
Copy and Paste as a New Layer and moved to where you want.  I moved mine to the right.  Clicked on the bottom
Layer and cropped the tube to selection.  Layer> Duplicate On the bottom (original) layer I did Xero> Radiance
at the default settings.  On the top (duplicated) layer of the tube Adjust> Blur Gaussian Blur at 3.00 and
changed the blend level to 56.  Some might want more blend some might want less it is your choice.

Re open your tube (again I used the close up tube for this one and resized.  If it is easier for you use the
middle sized or smaller sized tube)  Resized this tube and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Drop Shadow of
Choice.

Layers> Merge Visible.  Put in your © copyright info and license info and watermark.

I then put on there For a Good Time Call but you can put whatever you want and a name.

I wanna Thank You for doing my tutorial and I hope you have as much fun as I did making it!
Hugs, Staci


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Misfit Scrapkit!!!!


I decided to try my hand at making scrapkits and what better place then to have it on the Misfit Blog!  Remember to leave some love ok?  To get my kit and other awesome kits head on over to the Creative Misfit Blog

Monday, August 29, 2011

PTU- Love Taylor

Love Taylor

Artwork by Ismael Rac.  Tube named Sweet Taylor (Love it!) You can purchased this tube at Rac's Store.

Scrap Kit Our Song by Candylicious Designz.  You can purchase this kit at Digi Fox Studios.

Font used Pea Lovey Dovey.  It is a FTU font and can be downloaded at kevinandamanda.com

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Let's get started!

Open a 700X700 New Transparent Image

Open CD-frame6 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer

Activate your Magic Wand [Add(Shift) RGB Value Tolerance and Feather 0 Contiguous checked]
and click on the inside of your frame.  Selecions> Modify Expand 5

Open CD-Paper3 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move below your frame. Selections> Invert
and hit the Delete Key on your keyboard once and then Selections> Select None.

Open CD-Vine2 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.

Open CD-frame2 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move to where it is centered behind your other frame.
See my example for my placement.

Open your tube and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  What I did was Layers> Duplicate and move the original
below the frame and have the duplicate above the frame (CD-frame6) on the frame Selecions> Select All
Float/Defloat Selecions> Modify Expand 1 and then on that top copy of my tube I Selections> Invert and used
the Eraser Tool to Erase the bottom part of the tube.  Do what is easiest for you depending on the tube you
use.

Open CD-WordArt and Copy and Paste as a New Layer. Move down (See my example for my placement.)

Open CD-element8 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move down on top of your WordArt.

Open CD-heart2 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move up and to the right and then move under your tube layer.

Activate your top layer and open CD-element1 and Copy and Paste as a New layer.  Move down and to the left and
move under your WordArt Layer. Layers> Duplicate Image>Mirror and move to where you are happy with them.

Open CD-butterfly1  Image> Resize 125X186 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move Down and to the left so it
is on top of the L.

If you are happy with the placement of everything Layers> Merge Visible.

I then Image> Resize 600X600.

Put your © Copyright info and Name and that is it!

I really enjoyed writing this tutorial for you all and I hope you enjoy doing it just as much!
Happy Tagging!
Hugs, Staci

New Template-Our Song

Hi everyone!  I have a new template for you all to use!
Hugs, Staci

Our Song


Thursday, August 25, 2011

From The Moon With Love-PTU


From The Moon With Love-PTU

Artist Tube by Caron Vinson.  My license for this tube is thru CILM but you can purchase at CDO HERE

Tag Template 400 by Missy.  You can download her templates HERE.

Scrapkit is called From the Earth to the Moon by Digicats (& Dogs).  This BEAUTIFUL kit and more can be purchased at Digi Fox Studio's HERE.

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Let's get started!

Open missy_tagtemplate400.  Image> Canvas Size  I did mine 700X700 so how ever large you would like yours.

Delete the following layers...by missy, wordart, wordart back, wordart shadow and background.

Now we will work from the bottom up.  Make center circle2 layer active. We will be doing this on all the layers
of the template...Selections> Select All Selections> Float Selections> Defloat and copy and paste paper of choice.
Selections> Invert and hit the Delete Key on your keyboard.  Delete original layer. On all the Whit Circle Backs
and Frames I did Adjust> Add/ Remove Noise Add Noise 80% Gaussian Monochrome Checked.
Here is what paper I chose and what layer I used it on:
center circle 2-DCD_FE2m_Paper02
Square 1 and Square 2-DCD_FE2M_Paper14
Rectangle 1 and Rectangle 2-DEC_FE2M_Paper23
Circle1 and Circle 2-DCD_FE2M_Paper06
Frame Back 1 and Frame Back 2-DCD_FE2M_Paper11
Center Circle-DCD_FE2M_Paper13

Open your Tube and Copy and Paste as a New layer.  I had to move mine up so move to where you like it.

Open DCD_FE2M_ChickenWire and Copy and Paste as a New Layer. Move to where you like it and then Layers>
Duplicate Adjust>Blur Gaussian Blur 3.00 Layers> Merge Down Layers> Arrange Send to bottom Layers> Duplicate
Image> Flip/Mirror and scoot the one on the bottom of your tag down a little bit.

Making sure your top layer is active Copy and Paste DCD_FE2M_Divider  I moved it down at the bottom of my tube and
Then moved it below my circle back layers.

Activate your top layer and Copy and Paste DED_FE2M_Time Flies and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.
Move down so it is covering the bottom of your tube.

Open DCD_FE2M_Asteroid Image> Resize 50% Copy and Paste as a New Layer  Place where you like.  I moved mine up and
to the left of my tube then moved the Astroid under the Tube Layer.

Open DCD_FE2M_Deco03 and Copy and Paste as a New Layer Layers> Arrange Send to bottom

Activate your top layer, Open DCD_FE2M_Deco02 Image> Mirror and Copy and Paste as a New Layer. Move to the
right Layers> Arange Send to Bottom

Activate your top layer, Open DCD_FE2M_Flower04 Image> Resize 50% and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.  Move
to the right and under your tube layer.

Open DCD_FE2M_Fly Image> Resize 50% Image> Resize 50%  (Yes twice LOL) and Copy and Paste as a New Layer.
Move to thr right on your flower and that is it!

What I did was Layers> Merge Merge Visible, Image> Resize 600X600  Put my © Copyright Info and Name on it.

I really enjoyed writing this tut.  I hope it is easy for you to follow and that you will have your friends
try it!
Hugs, Staci