22 April 2012

Old Time Glamour (PTU)

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Old Time Glamour

This tutorial was written by me on April 22nd, 2012 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP version used: X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used a gorgeous kit called "Vintage Girl" by Jo of A Taggers Scrap.  Thank you so much for this gorgeous kit!  You can get it at Sophisti-Scraps.

Tube of choice: I used the awesome art of Maxine Gadd.  You can purchase her tubes at PTE.

Font of choice: I used Mrs Saint Delafield, a pay font.

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 8.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

From the kit, open frame 9.  Copy and paste as a new layer, free rotate the image 90 degrees left.  Using the magic wand, click inside the frame.  Invert selection.

Resize the tube 85%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange on top of the frame.  Activate the eraser tool and carefully remove the portions of the tube that cover the frame at the sides and bottom, see my tag for reference.

Invert selection, expand by 5 and invert once again.  Copy and paste a paper of choice and resize as desired.  I resized 60%.  Tap delete and deselect.

Add your elements, I used:

background: resize 80% and arrange above the background layer.  Duplicate, mirror and flip.
candle: do not resize
cameo2: resize 40%
brooch: resize 30%
flowerpot1: resize 60%
telephone: resize 80%
flowers of choice: resize 25%
butterfly2: resize 40%; free rotate 25 degrees left or right
ribbon: resize 70%, use eraser to remove excess

Apply drop shadow to all layers except the two background layers.

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  You're finished!

Email me HERE if you'd like to show me your tag!  : )

Hugs, Carol 

April Showers (PTU)

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April Showers

This tutorial was written by me on April 22nd, 2012 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP version used: X2, but should work with other versions.

This tutorial was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used a beautiful kit called "Evening Sunset" by Designed by Stina.  Thank you for this lovely kit!  Please visit Stina's blog for store information.

Tube of choice: I used a tube by Carmen Keys (Medlin).  She was with MPT when I purchased this tube and I'm not sure where they're available now.  Her website is HERE.

Mask of choice: I used one of the gorgeous masks available at Moonbeams & Spiderwebs.  I used mask #19, HERE.

Font of choice: I used Miss Robertson, a pay font.

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 10.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.

Add a new raster layer and select all.  Open a paper of choice from the kit, copy and paste into the selection.  Deselect.

Apply the mask and merge the mask group.

From the kit, open Arbor and resize 85%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Apply drop shadow above.

Copy and paste the tube as a new layer and arrange as shown.  Drop shadow.

Activate the picture tube tool in PSP.  Select "lawn" from the drop down menu, leave the settings at default.  Add a new raster layer above the masked layer.  Click on your canvas several times to create the grass as shown in my tag.  If you make a mistake, simply undo and try again.  Once you're happy with the look, recolour this layer: Adjust > Hue & Saturation > Colorize > Hue: 45, Saturation: 176.  Click OK.  Drop shadow.

Add your elements and apply drop shadow.  I used:

Daffodils03: resize 20%, then 85%
Daffodils02: resize 20%
Daffodils04: resize 20%
Arrange these layers as desired on the right side of the tag, then hide the other layers and merge visible.  Unhide the other layers and duplicate the merged layer, mirror and arrange on left side.  Duplicate again, resize 85% and move below the arbor layer.  Duplicate once again, resize 85%, arrange as seen in my tag.  Duplicate the last two layers and mirror; arrange on right side below the arbor layer.
Paper Butterflies of choice: resize each 10%; free rotate right or left 25 degrees.  Duplicate some of the butterflies and resize 50%, scatter as seen in my tag.
Sparkle02: resize 80%
Sparkle 04: resize 80%; mirror
Light: resize 80%

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a png or jpg and you're finished!  Enjoy your new tag!

Email me HERE and show me your tag.  : )

Hugs, Carol 

02 April 2012

Elizabeth Austin Special Event!

ELIZABETH AUSTIN SPECIAL EVENT

Many of you already know that Elizabeth Austin has been fighting Lymes Disease for over a year.  What most people don’t know is how devastating Lymes is.  Here is a link if you wish to learn more.

Uninsured Liz’s medical bills are mounting.  That being said, we are hoping to be able to assist Liz by offering this very special Elizabeth Austin tube; HOPE and beautiful scrap kit, KEEP THE FAITH by Leigh Penrod of Heart Felt Perfections.

How it works:::

Donate a minimum of $2.00 directly to Liz via PayPal as a gift. Send us the receipt to CustomerService@UpYourArt.com with HOPE in the subject line.  We will deposit HOPE into your account.  For each $2.00 you donate you have one entry into a drawing.  Once Liz receives $300.00 we will randomly draw one lucky winner to get the original painting HOPE!!!!  In addition everyone will get as a special thank you this beautiful PU kit created just for Liz, we will send you a code to download at Heartfelt Perfections.
In addition, all of ELIZABETH AUSTINS tubes are on sale 10% the entired month of April!
We also have a blinkie for your blog and appreciate that you display it.

Thank you all for participating, it means so much to Liz to know there is HOPE if YOU KEEP THE FAITH.
Feel free to add Liz as a friend on Facebook

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