26 August, 2013

Quick Tag Showoff- Lorelei's Dream

Freya Langford-Sidebottom recently released her newest
tube named Lorelei at AIL
I had to get that tube... because she's gorgeous 
& also because I knew she'd work
perfectly with my Touch Of Goth kit.

Here's the tag I made with both:

I cannot say how much I love this tube! =)

Thank you for looking. 
And thank you, Freya for all your amazing artwork.=)
*hugz*

24 August, 2013

School Days Is In Stores Now

Looking for a back to school kit that's 
bold & bright? 

School Days is a fun back to school kit made in 
bright green, yellows, hot violets & bold purple-blues. 
This kit is packed with 12 papers, 60 elements & 6 frames 
for some gorgeous, bold back to school tags. =)


You can find this at Pics For Design here
or at Mystical Scraps here.

As always, I enjoy seeing your creations with my kits. =)
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)
*hugz*

23 August, 2013

FTU- CU-Okay Locker Template

While working on a new kit that I'll be putting into 
my stores this weekend, I made a locker template. 

This template is set up where you can make 
it a double locker (as shown in my preview)
or delete one for a single locker.
It's perfect for those Back-To-School kits.=)

The locker measures 800 px. in height,
for those who want a bigger element in their kits.
I have also included a sample in the download for you.;)

The template is a PSD layered template,
so it should work in any program.


You can grab this here:

I hope you can make use of it. =)
*hugz*

20 August, 2013

TOU Update On My Kits

It has been announced as of late Sat. night 
that a certain CU designer has changed her 
TOU and no longer allows cluster frames to 
be made with any of her CU items that any 
of us designers use in our kits. 


Because of this, I had to change my TOU for my kits 
& this change is effective as of now. 

*EFFECTIVE 8-20-2013*
Cluster frames can NOT be made with ANY of 
my kits without written permission from me, 
since some CU designers do not allow cluster frames
to be made with their products.

Please contact me before creating any clusters using 
any of my kits. Thank you. =)

This change to my TOU will be added in any new 
kits that are released after today. 
You can always refer to my TOU for
my kits on my page here.
That page will always be updated with
my latest TOU regarding my kits.;)

If you have any questions as always please feel free to 
contact me via email MagikD[@]live.com
(Remove the bracket around the @ symbol first.)

Thank you for reading & your understanding. =)

*hugz*

19 August, 2013

CT Tags!!!

I'm back...with more tags to show off. =P
These tags were made by my fabulous CT.
...And I have a couple other tags I have to
show you that were made with my kits,
 simply because they're also awesome! =)
The first couple tags  were made from my 
Touch Of Goth kit.
This first gorgeous tag is from Belinda:
You can find her wicked tutorial here on her blog.
Robyne made me this stellar tag:
And this equally stellar matching FB cover:
....And this awesome cluster frame for you all:
 
You can find the awesome tutorial for the tag & grab the frame
from Robyne's blog, here.
*Make sure you leave her lots of love for the frame. ;)

The next few tags were made with my City Chic kit.
Jeannine made me this beautiful tag:
Find her fab tutorial here on her blog.

I also have these hot tags from Kelly:


Anna made me this awesome tag, 
with my FTU Back To School kit:

You can find her tutorial here.

Here's a few tags with my recently 
released Bad Student kit.
This first bad ass tag is from Belinda:
And her equally bad ass tutorial can be found here.

And Kelly made these two amazing tags:


I have another stellar tag from Anna,
using my now FTU Pink'd kit:
Find the tutorial for this hot tag here.

And last, but not least from my CT Ladies,
I have this fab tag from Alex:
Her awesome tutorial can be found on her blog here.


Last month I had made a kit exclusively for 
the Creative Chicks scrapkit challenge.
Rhonda made me this rockin' tag &
also wrote a rockin' tutorial for it:
Stop over & check out the tutorial here.
Thank you again, Sweetie for this awesome taggie! =)

And I also have this beautiful tag from Bobbie
over at the Creative Chicks.
She used my FTU Pink'd kit:
Thank you, Hunnie for this stellar tag! =)

Thank you all for looking. =)

Please stop by the blogs of my awesome 
Creative Team... try a few tutorials & give them a
follow, too. ;)

*hugz*

Tag Showoffs

I haven't posted any of my own tags here in a while.
Mostly my own tags get posted as tutorials. =)
BUT! I have a few I've made with my own kits 
that I wanted to post- and yes, most of these are
HIM tags or stuff made exclusively for my 
HIM-Addicts members. =P
*On a side note, some will have 'sample' 
across them. The reason is to deter certain
HIM fans from stealing them to rip them,
which tends to happen too often.

These first set of tags was made
with my PTU W.L.S.T.D. kit &/ or freebie kit:



I also made two different sets of desktop backgrounds,
for my Addicts:


And a set of extras for them: 


I also made them a desktop background 
with my All Lips Go Blue kit:

I made this tag with my Dark Light kit.
This might become an exclusive tag for my Addicts.;)

I made these tags with my Touch Of Goth kit.
This one was made as a comment pretty 
I left on their pages:

This one was made for members who 
joined our chat party: 

And I had a play with my Bad Student kit:

Last but not least, if you've scrolled through
this far, I have a few tags I made a while
back from my kits for you to snag & use.
These were made for fun for closing tag offers. =P




Thank you for looking. =)
I'll be posting my awesome CT tags later.;)
*hugz*

18 August, 2013

PTU- Take A Good Look

* 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 X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using an awesome PTU kit from Kizzed By Kelz
named Middle Fingers Up! You can find the kit here.

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Redfill.
You can find more of this awesome artwork at Pics For Design.
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: temp133 from Tamie Of Addictive Pleasures.
Find the template here.
*Leave some love for the template. ;)

Mask: A nice grungy mask of choice

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Bikham Cyr Script

Drop shadow: 4 2 50 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:

Open Paper 3 from the kit. 
Copy & paste the paper above the white background 
on the temp. Apply your mask of choice. Merge group.
I resized mine 105% & then duplicated 
the mask layer to darken it a bit. ;)

Raster 7- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 7, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 
Add a drop shadow.

Raster 6- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 5, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none.  

Raster 2- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 9, resized 80%. 
Hit delete & select none. Drop shadow. 

Raster 4- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 1, resized 80%. 
Hit delete & select none. 

Raster 8- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 4, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. 

Raster 1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 14, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. Drop shadow.

Raster 9- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 2, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. Drop shadow.

Raster 15- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 11, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Keep selected & add your tube or closeup.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Duplicate your closeup.
On the top one, add a Gaussian Blur of 3. 
Change the blend mode of this layer to Soft Light at 60%.
On the bottom one, change the blend mode to Luminance (L).

Raster 5- Use your manual color correction 
with the source as white & the target #8cbfb6 
(or color of choice). Then add some noise: 
Gaussian/ Monochrome/ 50.
Then add a drop shadow.

Customize the word art layers to your own preference.

Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position on the right of the tag.
Apply Xero- Radiance at these settings
(or a setting of your choice):
Add a drop shadow.
Move the tube below the word art in layers palette.

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

finger- 55%. Rotate 10 right.
Position on the upper right.

girlie skull- 55%. Rotate 9 left.
Place this over on the upper right.

whiskey- 75%. Place on the left.

bottle- 70%. Rotate 90 right.
Place in front of the whiskey.

knuckles- 47%. 
Mirror & place on the lower left,
with the bottles.

cuff- 35%. Place in front of the knuckles.

chain- See my example for placement.

pill- 25%. Duplicate.
Mirror the bottom one & position by the bottles. 
Move the 2nd one with it. 

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.

After I resized my tag,
I add the sparkle & moved it towards 
the bottom of the tag.;)

Next add your name.
*If using the same font, you'll want a stroke set at 0.5 
in the same colour, since 'bold' doesn't look very good. ;)
Now rotate the name 12 left.
Then add a gradient glow:
And add your drop shadow.

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

I hope you had fun trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results. =0)
*hugz*

15 August, 2013

PTU- Get Your Geek On

* 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 X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a PTU kit from Tasha's Playground
named Sexy Geek. You can find more info about 
where to find this kit here.
*And get the kit during Tasha's hot 30% off sale.;)

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Alex Prihodko.
You can find more stunning artwork at Pics For Design. 
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: 205 from Kristin at Toxic Desirez.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some lovin' for the template pack. ;) 

Mask: of choice

My word art: here

Filters: Xero- Ultra Violet
Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Lavenderia Regular

Drop shadow: 1 1 55 5, black.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Resize the template so it's 600 px wide, all layers ticked.
Then change the canvas size to 650 X 650 px.

Now working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Raster 8- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper1.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow.

Merge Copy of Raster 9 onto Raster 9.
Then, select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper3, resized 75%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow.

Raster 6- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper10, resized 60%. 
Hit delete & select none. Duplicate. Mirror & flip. 
Add a drop shadow to both.
Delete Copy of Raster 6.

Raster 7- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper9, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow.

Copy of Raster 7- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper11, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow.

Raster 2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper8, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

Raster 10- Use your manual color correction 
to change to #464646. Drop shadow.

Raster 11- Use your manual color correction 
to change to white.

Merge Copy of Raster 5 on to Raster 5.
Then, select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper4, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. 

Copy (2) of Raster 1- add a drop shadow.

Copy of Raster 1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper7, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Keep selected & add your tube or closeup.
Resize as needed & hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Apply Xero- Ultra Violet at these settings 
(or settings of your choice) to your closeup:
Then add a drop shadow.

Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position on the right of the tag.
Apply Xero- Radiance at these settings
(or your own settings):
Then, add a drop shadow.

Now, open up my word art.
Copy & paste onto your tag.
Use your manual color correction to 
change the colour of the word art (if preferred).
Then add a gradient glow:
Now add your drop shadow.
Right click on this layer, Arrange- send to bottom.

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

doodle1- 40%. Rotate 15 left.
Place in the top left.

glasses- 35%. Rotate 10 right.
Place on the bottom part of the doodle.

calculator- 45%. Rotate 10 left. 
Place on the left of tag.

eraser- 55%. Rotate 8 right.
Place on the bottom of the calculator.

composition book- 45%. Rotate 12 left.
Position on the bottom left of tag.

notepad- 45%. Rotate 10 right.
Place with the composition book.

book- 50%. Place in front of the 
notebook & composition book.

pen- 60%. Place with the books.

pencil- 70%. Rotate 80 left.
Position by the book.

books- 45%.
Place on the right.

crayon- 65%. Rotate 25 right.
Place in front of the stack of books, 
off to the right.

thumbtack- 27%. Rotate 45 left & sharpen.
Place this on the doodle.

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

Now add a solid paper of choice.
Apply your mask & merge group. If needed, resize. 
Then right click & send to bottom
in layers palette.

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

Next add your name. And a drop shadow:
5 5 70 4, #454545

Finally, merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. 

I hope you have fun trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results. =0)

*hugz*

09 August, 2013

New Kit- Bad Student- Mystical Scraps Exclusive

I have a new kit in the Mystical Scraps Store.

Remember when you were in High School?
Was you a bad student or a nerd?
I was a happy medium of the two & I 
had some evil teachers that seemed to bring 
out the best (or bad) in me. LOL

Bad Student is a fun kit with just the right touch 
of mischief for some wickedly awesome school- girl tags. 
This kit was inspired by the amazing artwork of 
the equally amazing Keith Garvey & contains 
16 papers, 90 elements & 7 frames 
in pinks, reds & charcoal blacks. 


This is an exclusive you'll only find here at Mystical Scraps. 

As always, I enjoy seeing your creations with my kits. =)
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

FTU CU-Okay City Chic Paper Template

I still have some CU okay stuff to get added here & 
thought I should get to adding it! 

So, tonight, I have for you a tagger-sized paper template 
I made while making my City Chic kit.
The template is a PSD template,
so it should work in any program you use.;)

You can grab the file here:

Hope you can make use of it for your kits. =)
*hugz*