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Monday, December 31, 2012

PTU tut - Memories

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies Needed:

~Gimp (any version will do).

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Myka Jelina, you must have a license to use this art which you can now get HERE.

~Memories PTU scrapkit by Tasha's Playground, this kit is a DSI exclusive which you find HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Quickier Demo.

Let's get started!!!!!

1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha).

2. Open Frame 7 (square frame), add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 10 center it behind Frame 7, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser.

4. Open Frame 4 (round frame), place it under Frame 7 & Paper 10 in your layer box.

5. Open tube, add drop shadow.

6. Open and place the following elements:

Scatter
Music Sheet
Flower 1
Flower 3
Flower 5
Lantern
Headband
Book
Coins
Jug
Deco 2
Hair Pin
Newspaper
Winged Heart

~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~

~Add drop shadow to all elements (except Scatter)~

7. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer).

8. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image).

9. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image).

10. Add copyright info and name.

11. Save as .png

You are finished :)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

PTU tut - Ice is Nice

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies Needed:

~Gimp (any version will do).

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Alehandra Vanhek. You must have a license to use this art which you can get from Pics For Design HERE.

~Ice is Nice PTU scrapkit by A Taggers Scrap, which you can get HERE.

~Mask of choice. I used  WSL mask 218 which you can get HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Alex Brush.

Let's get started!!!!!

1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha).

2. Open Frame 4 (round frame), add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 14 center it behind Frame 4, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser.

4. Open Frame 5 (rectangular frame), place it over Frame 4 & Paper 14 in your layer box. Add drop shadow.

5. Open Paper 12 center it behind Frame 5, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser.

6. Open tube, add drop shadow.

7. Open and place the following elements:

Snowy Ground
Snowy Branch
Branch 5
Star 3
Jeweled Stars
Bow 4
Tree 5
Leaves
Candle 2
Cherub
Pinecone
Snowballs
Wordart 1

~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~

~Add drop shadow to all elements (except Snowy Ground)~

8. Open Paper 16

9. Open mask

10. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks).

11. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer).

12. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image).

13. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image).

14. Add copyright info and name.

15. Save as .png

You are finished :)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Former PTU kit now FTU - Winter Blues


Can you feel the cool, crisp air nipping at your nose? The snow piling up around you? Why not take a relaxing drive through the country and enjoy the beauty of Winter? Winter Blues contains 50 elements, 6 frames and 10 papers.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Gimptastic Scraps - 9 Older Kits at a New Lower Price!!!


I decided it was time to lower the price on 9 of my older kits. 
So now you can grab these kits for just $1!!!!!!!


And...if you act now you can save even more!!!!!! Because on top of the new lower price I am having a BIG sale until January 1st. WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's like an after Christmas savings bonanza...LOL.


Monday, December 24, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Freebies - Day 12

On the 12th day of Christmas the final freebie comes from Sarah...

Today is the final day of our 12 days of freebies. We really hope you have enjoyed the blog hop and all the freebies we have offered. 

Check out this fantastic freebie from Sarah:


You can grab these HERE.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Freebies - Day 11

On the 11th day of Christmas it's time for some New Years fun...

I have created a FTU kit for you:

You can grab it HERE

Leah created some fantastic matching templates:


You can grab them HERE

Don't miss out on tomorrow's freebie!!!!!

12 Days of Christmas Freebies - Day 10

On the 10th day of Christmas get an awesome freebie from me...

That's right, I have a little CU/PU freebie for all of you today.
This frame comes in PSD format so you can change it up in any way you like. I have included the samples in png format too...

You can download it HERE.

Friday, December 21, 2012

FTU tut - 2013 After Party

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies Needed:

~Gimp (any version will do).

~2013 After Party FTU scrapkit by Tasha's Playground which you can get HERE.

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Lix, you must have a license to use this art which you can get from Lix's Tube Store HERE. *This tube has not yet been released*

~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 84 which you can get HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Twelve Ton Goldfish.

Let's get started!!!!!

1. Open a new layer (I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha).

2. Open Frame 3, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 1 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser.

4. Open tube, add drop shadow.

5. Open and place the following elements:

Phone Case
Music Cross
Disco Ball
Bling
Tape
Flair
Champagne
Lips
Razor Blade
Shoe

~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~

~Add drop shadow to all elements~

6. Open Paper 3.

7. Open mask.

8. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks).

9. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer).

10. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image).

11. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image).

12. Add copyright info and name.

13. Save as .png

You are finished :)

Gimptastic Scraps CT results

Yay!!!!!!!!! My awesome CT has been at it again, check out these results...

This fab tut is from Sherena @ Sherena's Sweet Treats, it's called Chocolate Christmas and she used my PTU kit Chocolate Christmas.

This adorable tut is also from Sherena, it's called called Gorjuss Snow. She used my PTU kit Little Owl

This beautiful tut is from Hannah @ Sugar Coated Tuts N Tags, it's called Little Owl. She also used my PTU kit Little Owl

Last but not least is this lovely tut from Belinda @ BKC Designs called Little Owl. She used my Little Owl kit and the tube that inspired it.

12 Days of Christmas Freebies - Day 9

On the 9th day of Christmas head over to Sarah's blog for free stuff...
Wow, that one was even off-tune without me actually singing it...LOL. 

Check out this fabby freebie from Sarah:


Grab it HERE

Thursday, December 20, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Freebies - Day 8

On the 8th day of Christmas we've got more goodies for you...

Leah created an awesome CU Christmas tree template:


You can grab it HERE

I have a couple of former PTU kits that I have now made FTU:

You can grab She's Crafty HERE

You can grab Come Sail Away HERE

See you again tomorrow :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gimptastic Scraps Now @ The PSP Project

WOOT!!!!!!! That's right, you can now find my kits at The PSP Project!!!!!!
I am all moved in and ready to go...I also have my 50% off sale set up over there, so be sure to check it out!!!!!
Just click on the blinkie to head on over to TPP and see what I have to offer:



Monday, December 17, 2012

Gimptastic Scraps CT results

Check out these outstanding results from my awesome CT :)

This stunner is from Tasha @ Tasha's Playground, it's called So Sweet Christmas and she used my PTU kit Ginger Christmas.


This cutie is from Hannah @ Sugar Coated Tags N Tuts, it's called Funky Funky Christmas and she used my PTU kit also called Funky Funky Christmas.

This adorable tut is from Belinda @ BKC Designs, it called Funky Christmas and she also used my PTU kit Funky Funky Christmas.

She also made this fab cluster frame you can gran HERE.

Belinda also made this awesome tag using my FTU kit Christmas Tweets :) 

Great stuff ladies!!!! You never disappoint.

12 Days of Christmas Freebies - Day 5

On the 5th day of Christmas you'll find more freebies here...

WOOT, that's right. Leah and I both have some fab freebies for you.

Leah has made an adorable kit called Season's Greetings:


You can grab it HERE

I have made a CU circle frame:
You can grab them HERE

See you tomorrow for more goodies :)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Freebies - Day 4

On the 4th day of Christmas Tasha has more freebies for you...

Woot, check this out!!!!!! Tasha has made ALL of these former PTU kits FTU!!!!!


You find these on Tasha's blog HERE

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sorry for the confusion O.o

It seems somehow I posted the wrong link to the Christmas Tweets kit and some of you downloaded an upcoming freebie...OOOPPPSSS!!!!! Anyway, the link has now been fixed, I apologize for the confusion.
If you have already downloaded be sure to go back and snag the right kit now...LOL.

12 Days of Christmas Freebies - Day 2

On the second day of Christmas we have freebies for you...

Both Leah and I have created some free goodies for you today.

I have created a kit for you called Christmas Tweets:


You can download it HERE

Leah has created an adorable CU pack:


You can grab it HERE

See you tomorrow for more freebie fun ♥

Thursday, December 13, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Freebies - Day 1

On the 1st day of Christmas Tasha has a freebie for you...
Okay, you all are lucky you can't actually hear me singing...LOL.

A few of us have got together and decided to do a 12 days of Christmas blog hop. Each day we will offer you a freebie here that will either be made by us, or Tasha's Playground, or Sarah's Tags N Things. We have LOADS of awesome stuff, so be sure to check back each day to see what's new...and FREE of course.

Today Tasha has made this lovely kit for you:


You can grab it on Tasha's blog HERE

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

PTU Tut- Home for the Holidays


This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's
Supplies:
Gimp or program of choice
PTU kit Home For The Holidays from Sweet Cravings Scraps
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Elias Chatzoudis. You must have a license to use these tubes. You can purchase them at his shop HERE.
Mask 337 from weescotslass
Fonts: Great Vibes, Will&Grace and TheNautiGal

-File>New 600x600 px.
-Open frame 1. Layer>Scale Layer 45%. Place in center of canvas. Select the magic wand and click inside frame. Select>Grow 5. Open paper 4. Move paper layer below frame layer in the layer box. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on keyboard. Select>None. Make the frame active. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 0, 0, 5, black, 50.
-Open frame 2. Make the bottom layer. Scale 55 %. Place at the upper left of white frame. Repeat drop shadow.
-Open frame 6. Make the top layer. Scale 45% and place on the white frame. Using the magic wand, click inside frame. Grow 5. Invert. Open tube. Make the top layer. Scale 70%. Place tube on red frame. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Move duplicate below the red frame in laye box. Delete. Select none. Make the top tube active. Select the eraser tool and erase the bottom portion of tube sticking outside of the frame. Make the frame active and repeat drop shadow.
Elements:
tree decorated
holly
ribbon 1
tree branch - Flip
decoration
cookie 2
candy 2
cup
ornament 2
polar bear
-Open paper 2. Make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks in gimp.
-Make the top layer acitve. Select the text tool. Font: Great Vibes, Size 65, foreground color: e1d2a9. Click canvas and type 'Home'. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise. Change all sliders (except alpha) to 0.35. Place text to the lower left of tag. Layer>Transparency>Alpha to Selection. Grow 2. Layer>New Layer. Move new layer below text layer. Change foreground to 890202. Select the bucket fill tool and fill selection. Add drop shadow of 0, 0, 5, black, 80.
-Make the top layer active. Still using the text tool, change font: will&grace, size: 40, foreground color: 890202. Click canvas and type 'for the holidays'. Place text below 'Home' text. Alpha to selection. Grow 1. New layer. Move new layer below this text layer. Bucket fill with e1d2a9. Select none. Repeat noise and drop shadow.
-Add your name with TheNautiGal font and add copyright and you're done!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

PTU Tut- I Touch My Elf


This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's
Supplies:
Gimp or program of choice
PTU kit Lick My Candy Cane from Toxic Desirez. You can purchase this kit at The PSP Project.
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Leonardo Preda. You must have a license to use these tubes.
Template 165 from me HERE
Mask 208 from weescotslass
Font: LD Jilly Nilly

-Open template. Delete credits.  Image>Scale Image 450x450 px. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 px and click center.
-Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 5, black, 50. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used:
1- paper 16
2- paper 6
3- paper 5
4- paper 10
5- paper 3
6- paper 7
7- paper 10
8- paper 17
9- paper 15
10- paper 12
-Make words 1 active. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise. Change all sliders (except alpha) to 0.40.
-Make words 1 back active. Repeat drop shadow.
-Make words 2 active. Colors>Colorize. Change only the lightness to 100.
-Make words 2 back active. Colorize: Hue: 0, Saturation: 100, Lightness: -60. Repeat noise and drop shadow.
-Open tube. Move tube below all the word art layers in the layer box. Layer>Scale 90%. Place at the bottom of tag. Repeat drop shadow.
Elements:
frame 1
garland
sign
holly
stars & sparkles swirl
string
tree
doodle
ornament 2
lips
candy cane light posts
snowflake 1
snowflake 2
-Open paper 14. Make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks in gimp.
-Add your name and copyright and you're done!



PTU tut - Casual Christmas

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies Needed:

~Gimp (any version will do).

~A Taggers Scrap's portion of the SATC Christmas in the City collab. You can find out more info on how to get this collab HERE.

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis. You must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE.

~Template of choice. I used a template I made just for this tut, which you can download HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Gabba All Caps.
Let's get started!!!

1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha).

2. Open template in PSD format, remove and move layers of template around until they are the way you like them.

~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete).

These are the papers I used:

Paper 2
Paper 4
Paper 5
Paper 6
Paper 7

~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise).

~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color).

~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open tubes, I used both a full body and a close up.

~Open full body tube, add drop shadow.
~Open close-up. I changed the mode on the close-up to Overlay (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Overlay from the drop down menu). The tube has been added to the template in the same way you add paper (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select tube layer in layer box > Delete).

4. Open and place the following elements:

Frame 2
Stars 1
Bow 2
Tree 4
Pinecone
Bauble
Bauble 2
Bauble 4
Gift
Gift 2
Ribbon 2
Wreath 2
Teddy
Light

~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~

~Add drop shadow to all elements (except Frame 2 & Stars 1)~

5. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers).

6. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image).

7. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image).

8. Add copyright info and name.
9. Save as .png
ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Gimptastic Scraps CT results


Check out these awesome results from my fantastic CT.

All of these results are using my newest PTU kit called Chocolate Christmas


This stunner is by Hannah @ Sugar Coated Tags N Tuts is called  Chocolate Christmas

This beauty from Millie @ Millie's PSP Madness is called Chocolate Christmas Goodness


Millie also made this fantastic cluster frame you can grab HERE

Belinda @ BKC Designs made this fab tut called Choco Christmas. She made some extras you can get HERE.

Belinda also made these wonderful cluster frames you can grab HERE.

PTU tut - Midnight Surrender

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.

Supplies Needed:

~Gimp (any version will do).

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Zindy Nielsen, you must have a license to use this art which you can get from HERE.

~A Midnight Kiss PTU scrapkit by Tasha's Playground which you can get HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Allura.

Let's get started!!!!!

1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha).

2. Open Frame 3 (black frame), add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open Paper 9 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser.

4. Open Frame 5 (blue frame), I tilted the frame slightly using the Rotate Tool in the tool box. Add drop shadow.

5. Open Paper 8 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser.

6. Open tube, add drop shadow.

7. Open and place the following elements:

Jewels
Deco
Deco 2
Tree
Paper
Open Book
Feather
Petal
Candle
Owl
Heart
Flower 2

~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~

~Add drop shadow to all elements~

8. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer).

9. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image).

10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image).

11. Add copyright info and name.

12. Save as .png

You are finished :)

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