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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Garden Path (CT Tutorial Freek's Creations)

I have a new tutorial for you all today.  Be gentle with me.  It's been a while since I've actually written one.

I used the gorgeous kit Forget Me Not by Freek's Creations.  It contains 80 elements, 4 frames, 4 word arts, and 17 papers.  It's perfect for those spring/summer tags, and the combination of yellow and blue is just so pretty to me.


 

Supplies
Tube of choice.  I use a tube by Marika, which can be purchased at CDO. 
Scrapkit - Forget Me Not by Freek's Creations.  You can purchase this kit from Mystical Scraps or Scraps & Co. 
Mask 92 by Moombeams & Spiderwebs
Font of choice.  I used Ellie Mae Demo.
Filters - Mura's Meister Copies and Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (optional.)
 
1.  Open a new canvas 800 x 800.
2.  Copy and paste paper 12 as a new layer.
3.  Layers>New Mask Layer>From Image.  Choose Moonbeams & Spiderwebs mask 92.  Merge group.
4.  C/P frame 1 as a new layer.  Resize by 80%.4
5.  Click inside your frame with your magic wand.  Expand by 5 pixels.
6.  Add a new raster layer.  Paste paper 9 into selection.
7.  Drag this layer below your frame.
8. With your frame layer active, paste element 46 as a new layer.
9.  Resize by 75% and move toward the bottom of the frame, so it looks like it's coming out of the frame.
10.  Erase the little piece of the path that over laps your frame of the left.
11.  C/P your tube as a new layer and resize as necessary.  I resized my tube by 75% and placed her on the bottom center of the path.
12.  C/P element 24 and resize by 75%.  Move to the bottom of the path.
13.  C/P element 22 and resize by 35%.
14.  Apply Mura's Meister Copies with the following settings.


15.  Drag this layer to just above the mask layer in your layer palette.
16.  Duplicate this layer and rotate 30 degrees to the left.
17.  C/P element 76 as a new layer and resize by 35%.
18.  Apply Mura's Meister copies with the following settings.


19.  Duplicate this layer and rotate 30 degrees to the left.
20.  Drag the original layer in between the two leaf layers.
21.  On your top flower layer, C/P element 70 as a new layer. Resize 15%.
22.  Apply Mura's Meister copies with the following settings.


23.  With your frame layer active, C/P element 23 as a new layer.
24.  Resize by 50% and rotate 75 degrees to the right.
25.  Move this layer near the bottom of your canvas so it is coming from behind the path.  Duplicate and mirror.
26.  C/P element 73 as a new layer and resize by 50%.  Move the the bottom of the canvas, so it is coming from behind the path.  Duplicate and mirror.
27.  C/P element 77 as a new layer and resize by 50%.  Move to the top left of frame.  Duplicate and mirror.
28.  On your top layer, C/P element 40 as a new layer and resize by 25%.  Move to the edge of the path at the bottom.  Duplicate and mirror.
29.  Duplicate again and move up a little.  Duplicate one more time and mirror again.
30.  C/P element 66 as a new layer and resize by 35%.  Move to the bottom right of the path.
31.  At this point, add any other elements that you like to make it your own.  I added a basket a bird, a butterfly, a sun, and a scatter because I really like those scatters on this type of tag.
32.  Add a drop shadow to your tube and all your elements.  I used H/V - 2  O - 50 B - 5.
33.  Crop any excess canvas and resize to your tastes.  I resized mine by 65%.
34.  Add your copyright credits and name.  I added a fat glow to my name.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

CT Clowning Around Snags

Hi everyone!  One of these days, I'm going to get brave and try writing a tut for you all.  In the meantime, I have some more snags for you all.  This time, they are using the fantastic kit Clowning Around by Creative Scraps by Crys.  This totally adorable kit has 98 elements and 22 papers, so there is lots to play with.  You can purchase this kit at Mystical Scraps here or Scraps & Company here


So, a little background information.  I love clowns.  My dad is a clown, and I do love my dad...even when he drives me crazy, which he still does even after all these years.  I grew up around clowns and even dabbled in clowning myself.  One of these days, I just might get myself an outfit together and run away to join the circus.  (Probably not, but it's fun to dream.)

On that note, my first tag is circus themed, and I made all with the scrap kit....no tubes used.  I simply had fun with it.  Here are the extras I made for you.











I went a bit more traditional and made just a fun tag with my next set of snags.  This kit isn't just about clowns.  It's about fun.  I used the artwork of Lady Mishka under license with Pics for Design.









Sunday, June 4, 2017

CT Snags & Tags - Patriotic Picnic by Freek's Creations

See.  I told you I'd be getting more regular with my posts.  Today, I have some snags I made using the adorable kit Patriotic Picnic by Freeks Creations.  This kit has 63 elements, 2 word arts, 2 frames, and 15 papers.  It's absolutely perfect for both those summer barbecue and patriotic tags for the 4th of July.  You can purchase this kit at both Mystical Scraps here or Scraps n Company here.






My first set of snags is using the art of Ken Morton which can be purchased at CDO.  I wanted to give you all a window into a backyard barbecue.  Enjoy!










For my second set of snags, I wanted to show off that patriotic side of the kit.  I used artwork by Pinuptoons.  The particular tube I used was purchased from CILM, but you can now purchase Pinuptoons at CDO









PS. Keep an eye out.  I've got a hankering to make a wallpaper with this kit, so I may have another play when I'm on my staycation next week.





Monday, May 29, 2017

CT - Seaside Snags & Tags

Hi everyone!  I'm back, and I plan on being much more active here in my little corner of the universe.  I'm starting today by sharing some CT snags I made using the beautiful Seaside kit by Creative Scraps by Crys.  This kit has 87 elements and 20 papers.  You can purchase this kit at Mystical Scraps here or Scraps & Co. here.  Below is a preview of this awesome kit.


For my first set of snags, I decided to go cutsie with Cuddly Rigor Mortis.  You can purchase these tubes at CDO.  Please do not use these tubes without a license.







For my second tag, I was going to go cutsie again, but I wanted to showcase the classic-ness of this kit as well.  In this tag, I used a tube by Robert Alvarado.  I purchased this tube with a license at MPT.  However, you can currently purchase his tubes at CDO.   Please do not use Robert's tubes without a license.