How To Add PDN Layers HERE. I do it the first way every time. PDN/PSP Plugins that I use a lot are located HERE.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Kandy Kisses

 Supplies Used 

Tube of choice: (FTU) “Monica” by Lin, which can now be downloaded HERE.
Font of Choice:  “Corinthia” by TypeSETit, which can be found here. I also used Segoe UI Light for my license tag.
Scrap Kits: (FTU) “Kandy Kisses” by Crafted by Gina, which you can be found here.
Mask: “Mask 27” by HorsePlay’s Pasture, which can be found here.
Template 4, from Millie’s PSP Madeness spring collection, which can be downloaded HERE.

 Lets' Begin! 

Open your template and delete rasters 4 & 7. Name and save as a *psd.

Open paper 6, resize to 650 width, apply your mask and add above your white background. Duplicate, flip and merge the two layers together.

Open your tube, resize by 65% and add above all layers. Sharpen by 3 and then center.

Open leaf 2, add to the left side of your design below the tube. Flip white background and use the rotation below. Duplicate, mirror and then merge both layers together.

Open the cupcake dish, resize by 50% and add above your last leaf 2 layer.

Open cupcake 3, mirror, resize by 75% and add to the right hand side of your design, right below your tube layer.

Open candy 7 and then Layers > import from file > candy 6 > merge the two layers. Resize by 75%, add below your cupcake 3 layer and pull slightly upward.

Pick your flower of choice. Resize by 65%, add above your cupcake 3 layer and position to cover the blue cupcake.

Undo your resize, use 45% this time, and add above your cupcake dish layer to cover the space between the last flower layer and the cupcake dish.

Find raster 3 and replace with paper 5.

Find raster 2 and replace with paper 10.

Find raster 6, pull upward with the left corner nub and then move into position. This si so you can see it slightly better. Replace this layer with paper 2.

Find raster 5 and replace with paper 11.

I went back and moved my mask slightly down, as I felt it was too high behind the layers.

Duplicate EACH template layer and add a white outline of 6/6.

After your outline has been completed, add a PDN noise of 55 – 75 – 100 then merge the two layers together. Now you are back to one template layer each.

Drop shadow all layers, crop or resize to your liking, then add your name, and upload to a photo sharing site to enjoy!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CT: Sand Between My Toes Collab and New Layout

There are just some things you don't want to see come to an end but, unfortunately, my friend Priscilla's mentoring classes will be over shortly and so those lovely, upbeat kits from Scraps N Pieces will be coming to an end. At least for free!

If you missed Priscilla's other Mentoring Kits from SNP, never fear! They are now in her stores and can be purchased for a nominal fee. Her stores are linked below.
Currently, however, you can still acquire, for free, her kit "Outta the Park" but hurry ... time is limited before going into stores.
Priscilla has now joined forces with Anita Wells to create a wonderful collab kit called "Sand Between My Toes" and I must say I simply love the fresh feel of this kit!
Just look at those soft browns and pinks, mixed in with so many different shades of blue. It's like looking at the sky in all it's glory and then seeing it touch the harsh sands of any beach you can sink your toes into.

I can envision seagulls flying overhead, feel the sun on my face, as the crash of the pounding surf fills me with peace and tranquility while I lay worshipping the warmth of the noon day sun. *sigh* Nothing seems to care when one enjoys a warm beach. Don't you agree?

Luckily, I can live vicariously through my SIL, who happens to go to the beach more than I do and has a wonderful snap happy photo finger to boot!
 Who wouldn't want to snap childhood memories for her children and who better to scrap them to pieces than me? LOL

I loved using this kit and I'm sure you will as well. Simply click the above kit image to go to Scraps N Pieces to grab your freebie while you still can! Don't forget ... you must be a member of Scraps N Pieces to grab this cutie so register today!

Here is my LO:

Owl Be Seeing You

I wrote this tutorial on July 8, 2014 using Paint.Net and for those who have working knowledge of Paint.Net.  Any similarity to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

 Supplies Used 

Elements: 2 FTU Elements by Crafted by Gina, which can be found HERE and HERE.
Font of Choice:  “Wolf in the City” by Maelle K, which can be found here. I also used Segoe UI Light for my license tag.
Quote: by Lord Alfred Tennyson, which you can pick up HERE. Font use was “Got that Bling NF”, found HERE.
Xero: Pasteillse
Eye Candy : Impact : Bevel (for name)
DSB Flux : Bright Noise
Animation Shop 3

 Lets' Begin! 

Create a new canvas of 600x250. Name your design and save in *psd.

Open your branch, mirror and resize by 525 width. Add this to your canvas.

Open the paper and resize by 602 width. Add this above your white background and pull upwards until some of the green shows. Flip white background. Lower opacity of paper to 135 and duplicate.

On the upper paper, add the below Xero Pastellise settings and then lower this opacity to 100.

Add a layer above all layers and add this colour code to your colours box: 68AA6A. Effects > Render > Border > 6 thickness > ok.

Duplicate border and add this colour to your colours box: D6B89C. Outline the second border layer with this colour. Drop shadow this layer when ready.

Above your branch layer, add the word art. Outline and drop shadow to your liking.

Drop shadow all layers and add your name now.

Duplicate your border layer 3x and add your choice of DSB Flux bright noise to your liking. Mine are 35 - 55 – 75 on mix.

Once complete: Edit > Select All > Edit > Copy merged and add as a new animation to AS3. Go back to PDN, hide the first layer and repeat the process. Do this until all layers are in AS3.

Select all in AS3, hold shift + z to apply your optimization settings and then save. Upload to a photo sharing site to enjoy!

Monday, July 7, 2014

CT: Outta the Park and a New Layout

OMG! Priscilla is at it again! She used this palette
to create such a lovely kit that holds the promise of beautiful diamond fields and the crack of Louisville Sluggers. I can smell the hot dogs, hear the cat calls and cursing the blind umpires who can't see a foul call when played.
If you have a loved one, who loves to play ball, this kit is for you! See what can happen when you use a great page template, like the one I used from AK Designs HERE, and Priscilla's lovely little mini kit!
To pick up your free kit, simple click the kit image above and sign up to Scraps N Pieces to download! You'll love the way your kid looks in this kit!