25 November, 2012

Vintage Christmas Store Collab at Mystical Scraps

Check out this hot Mega- Collab from Mystical Scraps
to warm up the Christmas Season:
Just spend $7.00 in the store to get it for free, or $10.00 by itself.

This collab is full of scripts, styles, papers, CU items, 
PU kits and CU posers from 16 designers!!!

This is my portion of this collab:

Check it out here at the Mystical Scraps Store.

*hugz*

22 November, 2012

PTU- Magic Of Winter

* Click for bigger

This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working 
knowledge of PSP and was written using PSP XI, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a PTU kit from Tasha's Playground,
named Winter Wonderland. 
You can find  information about this kit on her blog here.

Tube: I'm using Catching Snowflakes by Zindy.
You can find this & more gorgeous tubes at Zindy Zone
Do not use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Template: AS_Xmas Template5 from Annu on the Creative Misfits blog, here
* Leave some love when downloading the temp. ;)

Masks: MB and SW Mask 15 & 16 from Moonbeams & Spiderwebs
Find them here & here.
* Leave some love when downloading the masks. ;)

Filters: Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Frosty

Drop shadow: 5 5 35 4, black.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top  the snowman layer.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Make a new layer above the white background layer. 
Flood-fill with #cc3c41. Apply Mask 15. 
Merge group. resize 105%.

Raster 2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper 3, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. Add a drop shadow.

Raster 3- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paper 5, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 

Move square 2 below the frames in layers palette.
Then merge on to square 1.
Next, select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 8, resized 80%. 
Hit delete & select none. 
Add a drop shadow to both the frames.

circle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 1, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. 

For the word art, I used the manual color correction tool,
using this colour as my source- #7195ba & the target as #d44248.
Add your drop shadow. Move towards the right of the tag.

Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position it in the center. Move below the word art 
in layers palette. Add a drop shadow.

Next we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I sharpened & added 
a drop shadow to, unless specified otherwise.

snow mound- Place under your tube. No drop shadow.

icicles- Place in the center of the tag, as I have in my example.
Move below your square & frame layers in layers palette. 
No drop shadow.

branch3- 80%. Position over the circle. Duplicate.
Mirror & flip. Move this one 'out' a little to the right.
Move both to just above your circle in layers palette.

deco2- 35%. Place in top left corner of the square.

bells- 60%. Move below the deco in layers palette.

tree3-65%. Place on the left of the tag. 

tree2- 55%. Place with the other tree. 

deer- 40%. Move to the left of the tag. 

flower dangle- 60%. Place over to the right.

beads- 70%. Duplicate. Move one below the word art 
& add a drop shadow to that one.
On the top one, use your eraser to erase parts of the beads 
to make it look like it's wrapped around the word art.

owl- 40%. Place on the top right corner.

scatter- 80%. No drop shadow.

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.

Open up paper 7. Apply mask 16. Merge group.
Paste above the red mask layer. 
Resize 80%. Change the blend mode to Screen.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Next add your name. Duplicate.
On the top one, add a bevel:
On the bottom one, add a gradient glow:
Then add noise to this glowed layer-
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 50%.
Then, add a drop shadow.

Finally, delete the white background layer. Merge visible.
Save as a PNG & enjoy during the holiday season. =)

*hugz*

21 November, 2012

PTU- Punk You

* Click for bigger

This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working 
knowledge of PSP and was written using PSP XI, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a PTU kit from Tasha's Playground,
named Punk You. You can find more information about 
the kit on her blog here.

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Zlata M.
You can find this & more gorgeous tubes at PFD.
Do not use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Template: Template0010 from me, here

** Optional Gradient for the name, here.

Filters: Eye Candy 5: Nature- Rust
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Ill Skillz

Drop shadow: 2 2 35 4, black.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

top R. square- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper2, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. Add a drop shadow.

top L. square- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paper1, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. Drop shadow.

rectangle 1- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper8. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow.

Open paper12.Duplicate & close the original. 
Rotate 90 right. (All layers ticked.)
rectangle 2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste the rotated paper.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Add your drop shadow.

rectangle 3- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper4. Hit delete. 
Select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

star center- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper5. Hit delete. Keep selected.
Add your closeup. Hit delete. Select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop the opacity of your closeup to 50%.

Add a drop shadow to the star frame.

Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position off to the left of the tag.
Add a drop shadow.

Next we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I sharpened & added 
a drop shadow to, unless specified otherwise.

glass- 80%.Position in the top left. 
Duplicate & move this one to the bottom right.
Move both these below the star background in layers palette.
NO drop shadow.

beads- 70%. Place in the top right. 

barrel- 65%. Rotate 90 right (Untick the all layers box, if needed).
Place on the bottom right. Duplicate.
On the top one, apply Eye Candy 5: Nature- Rust at these settings:
Then change the opacity to 45%.
Add a drop shadow to the bottom barrel.

guitar- 80%. Rotate 12 right. 
Place to the left of the barrel.

record- 37%. Place to the left of the guitar. 
Move below the guitar in layers palette.

can- 50%. Duplicate. 
Position them on the left of your tube.

shoe- 37% Duplicate. 
Mirror one & place both to the left.

ribbon- 80% Place to the right of tag.

collar- 35%. Rotate 15 right. Place over one of the shoes.
Link to 2 & duplicate. Move one under the shoe.
Erase a bit of the middle part of the collar on the top one.
Add your drop shadow to the bottom one.

bear- 50%. Place on the barrel.

bottle- 70%. Position to the right of the guitar.

bag- 40%. Place over by the bottle.

devilish heart- 55%. Place in the top left corner.

sparkles- Erase any excess you don't want.
NO drop shadow. 

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Next add your name, using the gradient or another of choice.
Add a bevel:
Now add a gradient glow:
And a drop shadow.

Finally, delete the white background layer.
Merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. 

*hugz*

20 November, 2012

PTU- Santa's Favorite Naughty Girl

* Click for bigger

This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working 
knowledge of PSP and was written using PSP XI, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a PTU kit from Purple's Kreationz,
named Candy Christmas. You can find where to get 
your hands on this kit here on her blog.

Tube: I'm using the awesome artwork of Verymany.
You can find this & other beautiful tubes at PFD.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Template: kktempz47 from Kandi Kissez.
Find this on her blog here.
* Leave some love when snagging the temp. ;)

Filters: Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Carpenter Script

Drop shadow: 2 4 35 8, black.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

green circle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper 6, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow.

green rectangles- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper 8.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow.

gold stripes- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 13. 
Hit delete & select none. 

red square- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 10, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & select none.

gold circle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 11.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow.

filmstrip back- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 12, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none.  

filmstrip- Using the magic wand tool, click inside each square 
(you may have to click twice). Modify- expand by 6. Invert. 
Copy & paste your closeup in each, resizing as desired.
Hit delete on each one. Select none. Crop to canvas. 
Erase any excess from each closeup.
Merge all closeups together & move below the filmstrip layer.
Duplicate the closeups. On the bottom one, 
change the blend mode to Luminance (L).
On the top one, add a Gaussian blur of 3. 
Change the blend mode to Soft Light.
On the bottom layer: Effects- Blinds at these settings:
Width- 2/ Opacity- 25/ Color- black
Horizontal & Light from top/left ticked.
* If you will be resizing your tag, Do this step AFTER 
resizing, to keep the effect 'clean'. ;)

pixel words- delete.

white word art background- Resize 80%. 
Link to 1. Add a drop shadow.
kandi wordart- Resize 80%. Link to 1.
Move these layers up as shown in my example.

Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position her on the left of the tag. Add a drop shadow.

Next we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I sharpened & added 
a drop shadow to, unless specified otherwise.

element 21- 50%. Place in top right of tag.

element 24- 50%. Place on top to the left of tag.
Move below your tube in layers palette.

element 23- 25%. Place in the center of the bow.

element 8- 65%. Place on right of negative.

element 33- 60%. Position on the lower right of tag. 

element 2- 40%. Place to the right of the North Pole sign.

element 18- 50%. Duplicate. 
Hang them from the bottom of the negative.

element 20- 60%. Position in front of your tube, off to the right. 

element 12- Position as shown, by the gift-box.

element 28- Mirror. Position on the right. 
Move below the word art in layers palette.

element 9- 47%. Place to the right of the candy cane.

element 15- 30%. Place left of the candy cane. Duplicate.
Resize this 2nd one 40%. Place on top of the cupcake 
& move down slightly. Move below the cupcake in layers palette.

element 10- Duplicate so you have 4. Resize them about 25%. 
Rotate them a bit & scatter them around,
like in my example.

element 11- Do the same as the other candies, 
resizing these 22%.

element 5- 30%. Rotate 8 left. 
Position to the left of the gift-box.

element 38- 80%. Erase any excess you don't want on your tag. 
NO drop shadow. ;)

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Next add your name. Add a bit of noise:
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 65%.

Then add a gradient glow:
And of course, don't forget your drop shadow.

Finally, delete the white background. 
Merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. 

I hope you enjoy trying this tut.
I'd love to see your results.=)

*hugz*

FTU- Winter Diva

* Click for bigger

This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working 
knowledge of PSP and was written using PSP XI, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a FTU kit from Tasha's Playground,
named Winter Diva. This is part of an awesome collab.
You can find the kit on her blog here.
* Leave some love when downloading the kit. ;)

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Lady Mishka.
This was a prepaid project & is an exclusive to PFD.
Do not use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Template: Template0014 from me, here

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Mussica Swash

Drop shadow: 6 4 40 8, black.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

dotted circle- leave as is.

rectangle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper 10. Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Add a drop shadow.

L. circle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paper 4.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas. 
Duplicate. Mirror & flip. 
Drop shadow both. Delete R. circle.

center circle- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 2. 
Hit delete & select none. 

circle frame- add a drop shadow.

negative- use your magic wand & click inside each square.
Modify- expand by 2. Invert. Paste paper 8. 
Move this layer below the negative layer.
Hit delete & keep selected. 
Next add closeups of your tube, resizing as desired.
Hit delete on each one. Select none. Crop to canvas. 
Erase any excess that overlaps in each square.
Merge these closeup layers together. Duplicate. 
On the bottom one, change the blend mode to Luminance (L).
On the top one, add a gaussian blur of 3. 
Then change the blend mode to Soft Light.
Add a drop shadow to the negative.

angled strip- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 9.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Add your drop shadow.

strip- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper 1. Hit delete. 
Select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

snowflakes- erase the top right one. Add a drop shadow.

Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position off to the right of the tag.
Apply Xero- Radiance at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.

Next we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I sharpened & added 
a drop shadow to, unless specified otherwise.

snow- 80%. Place to the bottom right under 
your main tube. Drop shadow.

snowflakes- Move to the right. Duplicate. 
Mirror & flip. Add a drop shadow to each.

lights- place on the bottom of the negative.
Drop shadow.

flower2- 45%. Place on the bottom right 
corner of the negative. Drop shadow.

ornament- 60%.
Place in the top of the middle circle. Drop shadow.

disco ball- 75%. Place in the top left.
Drop shadow.

button- 65%. Position on the top left corner 
of the negative & add a drop shadow.

bow- 47%. Place in the top middle with the ornament.
Drop shadow.

bottle- 75%. Place on the bottom left of tag.
Drop shadow.

drink- 75% Place with the bottle. Drop shadow.

hollypop- 27%. Rotate 19 right.
Place in the drink, erasing some of the excess stick.
Drop shadow.

shoe- 50%. Duplicate. Drop shadow each.

wordart- 75. Place in the bottom right of tag.
Drop shadow.

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Next add your name. Then add a bevel:
Now add a gradient glow:
And a drop shadow.

Finally, delete the white background layer.
Merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

*hugz*

3 FTU Christmas/ Winter Templates

I have three more Christmas/ Winter templates.
For each one, there is a PSP & PSD file in the downloads.




                                    As always, I'd love to see your creations with them. 
                                 But most importantly, have fun using them for your tags.=)
                                                                      *hugz*

18 November, 2012

FTU- Template 0012

I have one Christmas-themed template for you:
There is a PSP & PSD version in the download file.
You can download this template here:

As always, I'd love to see your creations with it. =)
*hugz*

Mystical Scraps Designer Call


17 November, 2012

Just a little note about my kits....

Hey, Sweeties! =)

I haven't been able to be online a whole lot,
but I have seen tidbits here & there about an issue with
some taggers charging money/ making profits off tags-
be it, always lists, etc.
With that being said, I feel it imperative to state
that my kits are NOT to be used in any way for profit. 
This includes charging people for Always lists, tagging groups, etc. 
I want you to feel free to make yourself and friends tags and forum sets, 
blog designs and have an always list. 
However, if you are using any of my FTU or PTU kits
for your creations, absolutely NO money is to be exchanged.
To make a profit using my kits is completely against my TOUs.

I know that most of you are honest & do abide by the TOU 
of all designer's & artists, but I wanted to post this
because, unfortunately there are some people out there
that are making profits from artists & designer's goods. =/

Thank you for reading this.
Happy tagging & keep it fun! =)

*hugz*

Tags & Tuts Showcase

It's that time again- to show off more beautiful tags 
from my awesome Creative Team. =)

This first beautiful Christmas tag comes from Callie,
using my Dear Santa kit:
You have to check this tut out here on her blog.

Tragedy also rocked out my Dear Santa kit with this tutorial:
You can find here awesome tutorial here on her blog.

Tragedy also has an awesome tutorial & extras for you,
using the Dear Santa Sampler kit:
You can try this tut & snap up the awesome extras here.

This next tag from Belinda using my Christmas Chill kit,
is so hot it will heat up your winter:
You can find the tutorial here on her blog.

Belinda made this sweet tag, using my Bedtime Stories kit:
Find it here on her blog.

My sis, Tragedy also made this adorable tag, 
using the Bedtime Stories kit:
Find her tutorial here.

And last, but not least, Whynter made me this gorgeous
tag for the Scrap-A-Licious CT team,
using my Funeral Of Hearts 2 kit:
You can check out this sexy tutorial here

Make sure to stop by each of these talented ladies' blogs.=)

As always- Thank you, Sweeties for spoiling me with 
the totally stellar tags. =)

*hugz*

Rockin' Ho Ho Ho- PTU Kit

I'm back with another Christmas kit.
Rockin' Ho Ho Ho is a little bit Christmas & a little bit Rock N' Roll:
This kit is filled with lots of goodies for you,
with 24 papers, 87 papers & 5 frames
to make some rawkin' Christmas tags. =)

As always, I'd love to see any of your creations 
made with this kit. Feel free to send them to me at: 
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*


15 November, 2012

Christmas Chill PTU Kit

I have another new kit going into stores tonight:

Christmas Chill is filled with 18 Papers, 61 Elements & 5 Frames
for your icy hot Christmas tags. =)

As always, I'd love to see any of your creations 
made with this kit. Feel free to send them to me at: 
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

10 November, 2012

More Tags & Tuts To Showcase

I have some more arse-kicking CT tags to showoff,
from some very talented ladies. =)
Using my Funeral Of Hearts kit, Belinda totally rocked this tag:
You can check out her awesome tut here.

Belinda also has an awesome FTU tut for you,
using my Dear Santa Sampler freebie kit:
You can check out this sweet tut here.

Crystal rocked my Swag Alley Blues kit, 
to make me this hot HOT tag:
Using my Dear Santa kit, 
Crystal made me this stunning Christmas tag:
Toxic Candy made this smokin' tag
using my Funeral Of Hearts kit, 
for the Scrap-A-Licious store:
You can check out this awesome tutorial here on her blog.

Alexanda Huntress made me this freakin' aww-dorable tag
for my birthday, using my Bedtime Stories kit:

And I have a really hot, stunning tag & tut to show off from 
my blog friend, Sharon C of Tagalicious Tags & Tuts
using my Swag Alley Blues Freebie kit:

You can try this tutorial by going to her blog here.

As always, thank you so much, Sweeties for my stellar tags.
I totally LOVE them! =)

Make sure when checking out their tutorials,
you check out the rest of their blogs. ;)

*hugz*

05 November, 2012

FTU- Dear Santa Cluster Frame

I have a cluster frame for you, using my Dear Santa kit.
This frame comes in a PSP & PSD file
since I have an optional mask layer added.;)
You can snag this frame here:

I hope you have some fun with this cluster frame.
I'd love to see any of your creations with it.=)
*hugz*