Saturday, December 28, 2013

Winter Beauty

Tube by Arthur Crowe found here for purchase
Kit by Chichi Designz found here for purchase
font used -YoungBlood
Filters/Plugins used
 Eye Candy5 Nature - Snow drift
VM Natural- Sparkle
Xero- Porcelian
Drop shadow used 2,2,25,5 color #808080
inner Bevel for name Bevel2, width 29,image numbers from the top down 56, 20,4,11,Light color white 315,27, 69
 Open a new canvas sized 650 by 650
Place doodle element in to the canvas and resize  the branch element by 50%. Place it on top of the doodle, duplicate and mirror. Apply Snowdrift filter at default to both branches
Resize the igloo and mask by 50%place to the left under the doodle layer.
Place snow1 then snow 3 on top.
Resize gem frame by 50% and place to the right of the igloo, click inside with your magic wand feather set to 20, add a new raster layer and copy/paste paper into selections, Open you closeup tube resize by 25% apply Xero Porcelain and change the blend to luminance (l).Place cloud1 and snowflakes blue under these layers.
 Resize  snowflake by 50% then 80% and place to the right behind the frame.
Open the blue wordart resize by 50% and duplicate  move it around several times to create a wall paper.
Resize snowballs1 by 25% and place in between the branches
Resize the icicle by 40% duplicate and resize it by 80%
 Apply VM sparkle at 12 to the igloo, snowflake and icicles
Add your name and convert to raster, duplicate and apply snowdrift to the bottom name and the inner bevel to the top name merge down then add the drop shadow.
 Crop your tag, add the artist CR, URL, your license number.
 Thanks for looking

Friday, December 27, 2013


Tube used in this tutorial is by Arthur Crowe buy the tube here
Kit used is a Spazz Exclusive kit by Abstract Creations called Ice Princess
Found here for purchase

Font used Faces of yesterday

Open a workspace 650 by 650
Place el 14 and el 16 on each side of the crown
Place el38 under the crown and tower layers
 Place el10 on the left, duplicate and mirror.
Resize el22 by 50% and place above the tower layers
Place f2 and add el24 on each side of the frame. click inside the frame, expand your selections by 4 , add a new raster layer and copy paste paper1 into selections.
Resize el 45 bu 70% and free rotate it 90 to the left.
Place el 42 to the top then add your tube close up
Reduce the size of el. 5, 26 and 49 by 50%
Add your name and convert to raster. Applt Effects-Edge effects- enhance then add your drop shadow
Add the artist URL.CR and your ,license number

Sweet Kitty

Tag contains a scrap kit by Crazy Carita called Maxine Gadd 25-1 found here for purchase
Note the kit will be retired Dec28th 2013 all Crazy Carita's Kits are 25% off

Tube used is by Mayline Cazenave found here for purchase

Thursday, December 26, 2013


Tube by Disco Science found in the exclusive section of picsfordesign
Kit by Crazy Carita called Amy Matthews April2013 

Kit available here for 25% off of retail until Dec 28th

Pretty Ballet

Tube used is by Misticheskaya found at pics for
Kit by Crazy Carita found here for purchase
Called IB-Jessica Dougherty 50-2

 Now 25% off and only available until Dec 28th 2013

Fantasy in Topaz tag

 TAG  made with an exclusive tube by Zlata M found at
Kit By Crazy Carita found here called Gemstone Topaz
Hurry and snag your kit they are 25% off and will be gone from the site on Dec 28 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Feliz Ano Nuevo

The main Tube used in this tutorial is by Barbara Jensen Called Panties in a bunch found in pack 51 here for purchase
(you will need three tube for this tut- I used tubes from pack 50 found here)
Kit by Crazy Carita called Bonne Annee found here for purchase

Font of choice
mask  DD winter mask 12
Xenofex 2 constellations

Start with a cnavas 620by 620
Add paper2 and apply your mask
Place el16 four times on the canvas to make a honey comb shape. Mirror them and flip them then merge them down.
Place the faces of each tube inside the hexagon boxes. free hand select the inside of the boxes then invert selections and delete. change the blend to overlay.
Place el23 above the masked layer and el2a behind it  duplicate and mirror .
Resize element6 by 80% and free rotate it 20 to the left.
Place element1 and erase the pole place element 19 resized by 50% on the top where the pole was.
 Mereg the two tubes used in the boxes and place over the disco ball.Activate the ball, invert selections and delete the excess. Change the blend to overlay.
Place el13 over this layer and resize to fit around 80%
Place el 25 and 28, resize 28 by 50%
resize elements 26, 24, 9 and 10 by 50%
Resize element 30 by 35%, duplicate and free rotate one of them 8 to the left.
Place your main tube to the right.
Add your name, artist URL , CR and your license number
 Thanks for looking
 Below is an animated version of this tag

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Let's Celebrate tag showoff

Let's Celebrate by Crazy Carita is a festive kit available here for purchase

Tube by Barbara Jensen found in pack 50 here for purchase

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Oh So merry Kt tag showoff

Tube used in this tag is called Panties in a bunch found in pack 51 by Barbara Jensen
Purchase here
Kit by Crazy Carita called Oh So Merry
Found here for purchase

Close To Pink Kisses

Tube used in this tut is called Burlesque found in pack 50 here for purchase
Kit called Pink Kisses by Crazy Carita found here for purchase
Mask 50 by moonbeams and spiderwebs found here for download
Font- close to you found here for download
Filters/ Plugins:
Xenofex2 constellations
Eye Candy 4 HSB noise ,glass and gradient glow
Open a canvas 620 by 620
Place el3 and click inside of the frame with your magic wand. Expand the selections by2 and add a new raster layer. Copy/paste paper3 into selections, duplicate and change the blend to hard light.
Place your tube under the frame layer.
Resize el19 by 25% twice then place at the center of the heart.
Duplicate the frame, free rotate it 50 to the left and resize it by 50%. Place to the bottom left, duplicate and mirror. Merge down and duplicate move one in the from of the frame toward the bottom and the other behind the frame moved up towards the center of the larger frame. Click inside of the frames, expand the selection by2, add a new raster layer and copy/paste paper1 into selections. repeat this with the other set of hearts.
Place el 17 behind the larger frame towards the top.
Add el4 and apply Mura Meister Copies encircle and change x and y to 60. place this behind as the last layer.
Place paper2 behind the circle and apply your mask.
Place el6 on the right, duplicate and flip. place the ribbons behind the frame background layer.
Place e11 and free rotate it 90 to the left. place behind the tube above the black hearts below, erase the lace overhang.
Resize el5 and el8 by 50% duplicate them and flip the duplicates.
Resize e14 by 40% and free rotate it 50 to the left.
Resize the wordart by 65% and apply a gradient glow.
Free rotate el16 40 to the right and resize it by 40%.
 Add your name and apply glass and gradient glow
the artist CR, URL and your license number should be added.
Save as a PNG if you are not animating
 To animate  duplicate the small heart frames and word art twice.
apply HSB noise to the wordart and change the seed for each layer.
Apply constellations stars size 5 and change the seed for each layer.
 Save as a GIF
Thanks for looking

Friday, December 6, 2013

Whispered Winter

Tube by Arthur Crowe found here for purchase
Scrap kit by Abstract Creations called  Whispering Snow found here for purchase
Font used AcroterionJF
Mask by Essex girls  Christmas1 found here
Drop shadow 2, 2, 20,9 black
Eye Candy4 Gradient glow and Chrome( optional on font)
 Open a canvas 610 by 610
Reduce the frame2 size by 75% twice and free rotate it 90 to the right.
Place el20 to the right of the frame.
Place e47 on top of the frame to the left. Activate the frame and delete any part of the snowflake touching the frame and inside of the frame.
Reduce el16 by 65% and place on top of the frame.
Place el 17 under the cluster to the right, duplicate it and mirror. Duplicate the mirrored feather and free rotate it 20 to the left and move to the left alittle.
Place e3 to the right, duplicate free rotate 90 to the left place to the right, duplicate again and flip.
Place the following elements under the ice crystal element from top to bottom.
22, 36 ( resize by 50%),23,15
 Resize element2 by 50% then 80% and place to the top right corner of the frame.
Add paper8 and apply your mask. Make sure if using the same mask place it in your mask folder then  load mask from disk. Merge group and using your pick tool pull the mask in on each side to bring it closer to the tag then crop your tag.
 Add your closeup tube and erase the excess and apply your drop shadow.
Apply selections, select all, float, Load/save selection-save selection to alpha channel.
Adjust-Softness-Soft Focus hit ok.
Then go to Selections-load/save selections-load alpha selections-invert selections and delete.
Add your name apply chrome and gradient glow
Add the artist CR, URL and your license number
Another rendition of this tag using the wa and artist Alex Prihodko and Xero Porcelain used on the tube
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tag showoff of Merry and Bright Kit

Kit found here by Crazy Carita Called Merry and Bright

Oyos De Espana

Tube by Elizabeth Austin found here for purchase
 Kit by Crazy Carita called  Gemstone Ruby found here for purchase
Mask and font of choice
Xenofex 2 constellations
 Start with a canvas sized 610 by 610
Resize el2 and 25 by 80%place 25 on top of element2
Add paper7 and apply your mask. I used a mask by LexiCreationz and erased the hard edges
Place your tube on top of the frames. place element 8 to the left covering the sharp edge of the tube.
Place element 19 under the tube to the right, duplicate and mirror.
Free rotate el 21 90 to the left and place under the greenery on the left under the rose.
Resize el 11 by 50% and place on the top left of the frames.
Place el3 ,duplicate, change the blend to difference on the top leaves and the opacity to 30 then merge down, duplicate again and mirror. Merge then down, duplicate, free rotate 90 to the left,
Place el 22 and a mirrored copy of your tube. place them in the center of your frames change the blends to overlay
Place el 20 to the left duplicate mirror and flip.
 Merge them down and duplicate twice adding noise at a different level for each layer.
Apply Xenofex constellations to a select part of your tube, Changing the seed for each layer duplicate.
 Add your name artist URL, CR and your license number.
 To animate copy/paste to animation shop and save as a GIF
Thanks for looking

Friday, November 29, 2013

Tag Showoff using Abstract Creations

IB Sebastien Serrano 3-1 is available for purchase at CDO
 Tube used in the tag above is by Amy Matthews sold at CDO

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Midnight Wedding 3 piece Tag

Tube used in this tag set is by Barbara Jensen called Midnight Wedding
It is a bonus tube given to you after a 10 dollar tube purchase at Barbara Jensen
The kit  made by Crazy Carita called Midnight Wedding can be found here for purchase.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Timeless Beauty Tags and Snags

Tag is made with Maxine Gadd tube found at CDO for purchase
The kit used is by Chi Chi Designz Called IB Maxine Gadd 17-1 found here for purchase
Here are some snags made with this kit
Click each one to enlarge then right click and save