Thursday, January 31, 2013


This tutorial was written by me on January 30th 2013 and is entirely my own idea.
Any resemblance to other tutorials on the net is purely coincidental
All my Tutorials are © protected
Please provide a link back to the blog - do not copy/paste elsewhere
or claim as your own work

Tube is by Amy Matthews which you can get at CDO
Scrap Kit is by Irish Bitch Designz - available at Scrap Candy HERE
Font used is Life Savers

Open a 650 x 650 transparent image

Using your Shape Tool - Square, draw out a square and place it in the centre of your image
(color does not matter)

Now open up your Princess Grunge kit, and choose Paper # 9
Copy and paste this over your Square
Using your Magic Wand, and making sure you are on the Square Layer, click anywhere
outside the Square. You will now have marching ants around the edge of the square and the canvas
Move to the paper layer and then hit delete
Your paper now sits snuggly over your square shape, which you can delete if you like

On your bottom layer of your image, floodfill with color of choice and apply a mask
I used WSL Mask # 81 - and then HSB Noise to my mask layer

Using your Rectangle Shape Tool - and using a color from your paper - draw out 2 long vertical 
rectangles. Look at my tag for reference
Open up your tube ... if you have a close up - this works best and gives variance to the tag
Poition your tube over one of the rectangles, and trim the tube by deleting the same way we
did the paper over the square.
Do this for both rectangles.
Alter the blend mode on the tube layers to SCREEN and lower opacity to 64 - 70
Add Gradient Glow to the rectangle shapes ... FAT white first and then MEDIUM in your choice of color.
Play around with the settings to find the one you like the best.

Now choose another color either from the paper or your tube, and draw out a small circle
Move this layer down to the left and place this behind your square shape. Continue to use my tag as a guide.
Duplicate this circle - Flip and Mirror. Now you can add any effects you like, paste your tube into the circles - whatever you like. Use your imagination.
I added Texture Effects Weave to mine, then a Gradient Glow

Now copy/paste your tube - make sure this is now your top layer and placed in the middle
of your tag
Now let's add some elements
1 - Add the Curtain - resize by 55% and behind the tube, at the top of the rectangles
2 - Add Frame - do not resize, and move below your square, so the spikes are showing
3 - Add Shoe/Pearls - resize by 22% and move down to the left of your tube
4 - Add Star Charm - resize by 22%, mirror and move down to the right of your tube
5 - Add Flower - resize by 22%, and place where you like, duplicating as desired

Add other elements as you like - remember to always try and add your own style to every tag you make

Choose your font, size 24 and type out 'everyday princess' all in lower case.
Promote to layer and rotate by 90 degrees ... add a gradient glow. Place as shown
Duplicate, Flip and Mirror and place on the right hand side.

Add your name, and your copyright information.
Crop tag to size and save as PNG

Sunday, January 27, 2013

KR Drawings - Lost Without You Extras ....

I have another new set of Extras for you today - featuring
the beautiful Dream tube by KR Drawings which you
can find here at the PSP Project

As always - the rules of snagging apply - thanks
Here is the set - enjoy!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Princess Grunge Cluster ♥

I haven't made a cluster in awhile and happy with the way this one came out
I used the PRINCESS GRUNGE Kit by Irish Bitch Designs which you can buy
at Scrap Candy here

Here is a preview of the Cluster
And a preview of the kit that I used to make it

Here is the tag I made with it using another gorgeous Angela Newman tube

Monday, January 21, 2013

Template #239

Another new template ... here is the preview

And here is my Tag Show Off ... using a super cute tube by Irmino Pin-Oops
which you can buy at SATC here

Friday, January 18, 2013

Keith Garvey RELAX Extras

Happy Friday everyone ... back with another set of Extras for you today

This time I have used the awesome kit SANDS OF TIME by Foxys Designz

and you can get the kit here

Do not alter tags in any way or claim as your own work

I am working on a tut now using the same kit - different tube :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Angela Newman STEPPING OUT Extras

A new set of Extras using the beautiful SONYA tube by Angela Newman
You can buy the tube here

Click on the tags to get at full size and save - do not alter in any way or claim as your own work

Friday, January 11, 2013

Collab Temps with Millie # 1 - 4

I teamed up with my buddy Millie yesterday and we made 4 Collab Templates
I think we did good - they turned out really cool
Here is what we came up with

Make sure you drop by Millies Blog
Check out all the other goodies on her blog and leave
her some love while you are there

Here is a tag I made with one of the templates ... pressie for Millie

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Deborah Grieves Blue Sweetness Extras

Time for my first set of Extras this year
And I am using the gorgeous artwork of Deborah Grieves
This tube is available at The PSP Project here

As always - respect the rules
(do not claim as your own and do not alter in any way)
Click on the tags to get them at full size

Please save these to your own PC - thanks

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Template # 238

WOOHOO on a roll - 2nd template for the day

Here is the preview

Here is my finished tag - using Jose Cano Art and elements from Inzpired Creations kits
that you can buy at SATC
And another great tag by Liz ... awesome as always :)

Template # 237

Welcome to 2013

I hope that you brought in the New Year in style.

Here is my first Template for the year

And here is my finished tag ... using a gorgeous tube by Ellie Milk
This tube is an exclusive to the Bag-A-Snag forum
And this is the same template that Liz used for this gorgeous tag
I just love seeing what others make - so feel free to send them to me
and I will post them in a Tag Show Off thread