Friday, October 9, 2009


Art ©Jennifer Jankeso CI0280LM
Carrie's Concoctions 2009
This tutorial was written in PSP8 but can be done in other versions
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
Image/Tube of Choice
*I am using the STUNNING artwork of Jennifer Janesko. You MUST have a licene to use the same art*
Mask #53 and Ribboned Frame by Chelle
* These both come from Chelle at WeeScotsLass Creations. Thank you Chelle for your gorgeous stuff! You can download these HERE*
Xero: Porcelin
Font of Choice
*I am using PassionsConflictROB which is a PTU font*
Lets Get Started:
1). Open All Supplies
On your Ribboned Frame delete the background and copyright layers
*I greyscaled my images. Go to Adjust ~ Hue and Saturation ~ Colorize and set both to Zero*
2). On your Ribboned Frame
Select 1 frame with your magic wand
Selections ~ Modify ~ Expand by 10
Copy and paste your image as a new layer
Selections ~ Invert
Selections ~ Select None
*Repeat these steps for the other side of your frame. Make sure you click the area below the ribbon*
3). Close the frame layer
Merge the Images together
Make the frame layer visible again
4). On your image layer:
Xero: Porcelain
Softness: 50
Strength: 128
Brightness: 128
Red Channel: 0
Green Channel: 0
Blue Channel: 0
Press Ok
5). Make your frame layer active
Using your Freehand Selection Tool
Set to Point to Point
Select just the ribbon on your frame
Adjust ~ Hue and Saturation ~ Colorize
*I set mine to Hue: 169 and Saturation: 141*
6). Add a new layer
Drag it below your frame and image
Flood fill your layer with the color #404040
Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ From Image
Find your WSL_Mask53
*Source Luminance selected, Invert Mask Data not selected*
Right click on the mask layer in your layer palette
Merge ~ Merge Group
7). Add all copyright and/or license info
8). Add your name
9). Save in your desired format

All Done!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial

This tutorial was written by Carrie Lansberry on October 9, 2009
Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Tut ~Angelic~

Art ©Selina Fenech CI0280LM
This tutorial was written with PSP8 but can be done in other version. This tutorial assumes that you have a working knowledge of PSP

Image of Choice
*I am using the stunning artwork of Selina Fenech. You MUST have a license to use the same work.*
**as of right now Selina Fenech is not selling her tubes anywhere**

Land Of Make Believe kit by Kirsty
*This is a PTU kit that you can purchase HERE. Kirsty thank you for this gorgeous kit*

Font of Choice
*I am using AmbianceBT*

Lets Get Started:
1). Open your image of choice
Resize if necessary
3). Image
Canvas Size
4). Using your Freehand Selection tool set to Point To Point make an outline around the edge of the bubble
*see screenshot below for example*
5). Selections
Expand by 5
6). Copy and Paste your image as a new layer
Select None
Move your image below your bubble layer
* If the image is slightly outside the bubble follow the instructions below*
~Make your image layer active~
~Selections-Select All-Float-Defloat~
~Modify-Contract by 5~
~Press delete~
~Select None~
This should fix the problem
7). Add a slight drop shadow
*I used 0,0,40,4.00 color black*
Resize and colorize to suit your tag
*Look at my tag for placement*
Add the same dropshadow as in step #7
9). Add all appropriate copyright information and any license numbers if applicable
10). Add your name and any drop shadow or gradient glow you want to
11). Save as a .png or your preferred format and you are all done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie Lansberry on September 24, 2009. Any similarities to any other tutorial is coincidental

Sunday, September 20, 2009

WordArt Collection By Me

Well I thought since I can't manage to concentrate enough to get my tutorial written I would share some word art with you guys!
This is older wordart I made...Alot of it has been used in my older tutorials. I know its not as good as some but I hope someone can find something to use

Love and Hugs,

**Preview is MUCH smaller than actual size**

Thursday, September 17, 2009

WOW my 1st Blog Award

WOW this is my first blog award and yes like a nerd I am excited! Thank you Artmama for this cutie award! You are a sweetie and I can't wait to try out your tuts

I am to give this award to 3 people and the people I have chosen are

I stalk all 3 of you talented ladies endlessly and you put up with

Love and Hugs,

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Template

I had this posted earlier but made some changes to it so I am reuploading it now! There is a tutorial that goes along with this template that I am in the process of writing. If you are a tutorial writer please feel free to use my template but please direct them to my blog to download it

**Preview is Resized**
You can download this template HERE

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Carried Away

*This tutorial was written in memory of my daddy. He was taken from me far to soon but I know he is watching over me with angel wings! The ribbon on the tag signifies Brain Cancer Awareness. My father was diagnosed with brain cancer July 7, 2006. He used to love to watch me tag and create so I thought this was a fitting tribute! I love you daddy always and forever*

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written in PSP8 but can be done in other versions

Tube/Image of Choice
*I am using the beautiful work of Steve Baier. You must have a license to use the same artwork. You can purchase a license at UpYourArt. Please DO NOT use the same image without the proper license*
Frame, WordArt and Elements by Misty Cato
*This is a PTU kit, however I recently learned that she has retired this kit and is no longer selling it*
Font of Choice
*Mine is AirFoil Script*

Lets Get Started:1). Open a 650*650 canvas
Open up all your supplies in PSP
Resize and Recolor as needed
2). Copy and Paste your frame as a new layer
Using your magic wand click inside the frame
Selections~Modify~ Expand by 2
3). Copy and Paste your Tube/Image as a new layer
Selections~Invert~Press Delete
Selections~Select None
Move your Tube/Image layer below your frame layer
4). Make your frame layer active
Right click
Merge~Merge Down
5). Duplicate your merged image
*I resized mine by 50%*
Image~Rotate~Free Rotate 20 degrees to the right*
**Since this is such a personal tag now is the time to add any embellishments you wish to use**
6). Add all copyright information and license numbers if applicable
7). Add your name
8). Save in your preferred format and you are done

**Another Example** This tutorial was written by Carrie Lansberry on April 23, 2008
Originally posted HERE
Do not repost, script or translate

Monday, August 24, 2009

My First Template

Well I thought I would give template making a go and this is the
Hopefully someone will like it enough to download it
Please leave some love if you do download

Love and Hugs,
**Preview is resized**
Download HERE