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Hiya I'm Tonya! I'm an avid psper, have been for a few years and finally have me a blog that I've been working on slowly getting stuff added to. I started writing tuts and recently started making masks and templates. I LOVE to see creations you've made with my things, if you'd like to email me please do so at aquaspinner@gmail.com ................................................. My TOU are as follows: All of my items are personal use only NO Commercial Use, please do not share (distribute) my stuff in groups, just send people here to grab please. ♥ Tutorial writers, if you wish to use my stuff in your tutorials, of course I am honored! You're more than welcome to use my stuff in them, I only require that you link to me and send people here to grab the goodies that you are using in the tut. ................................................. Hope you'll enjoy what I have for ya and thanks for stopping by. ♥

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009



This is the tag we'll be making, another nice easy scrappy tag. So, here's what you'll need:

• Tubes I used were by Caron Vinson and can only be used with a license which can be obtained at CILM however any tubes you want to use will do.  CILM is now closed, however you can purchase her tubes at CDO here now.

• Mask I used was Vix_mask414 please go to her site to get this awesome mask, her masks can be obtained under the goodies section.

• The filters I used were Xero Porcelain for the tube, Super Blade Pro and Eye Candy 4 Gradient Glow for the text effects. If you do not want to use my supplied flame, you will need Eye Candy 5 Nature. Or here is a png of the flame I made:



• Font used was Swan Song, but use whatever font you wish.

• I used the scrapkit Simply Elegant by the fabulous Missy Lynn which is available for sale at Scraps with Attitude.


Okay ready, let's go!

1. Open up a large canvas, I usually start with 600 x 600 with a white background. I like to start large and then re-size as needed later, just so I have lots of space to work with. We will re-size and crop later.

2. Take frame 6 and paste onto your canvas if you are using the same kit I did. Re-size to your liking. Using your magic wand tool, click inside one of the hearts, make sure you have as much selected as possible and expand selections so you get everything. Add a new blank layer underneath your frame, using paper 5 paste into selection on that newly added blank layer. Do the same with the second heart. Select none.

3. Okay lets add some tubes! On one of the heart paper layers, select all, float, defloat and paste one of the tubes and resize to liking. Select none. Now we want to make it look like that tube is peaking through the frame. On the tube layer, select all, float, defloat. Grab your eraser tool and on your frame layer, erase the bits that hang over on the tube you want removed. When done, select none. Repeat all these steps for the second tube and second heart. Looks pretty doesn't it?

4. Now lets do some background to this tag. I used paper 5 and paper 16 and did 2 mask layers with Vix's mask. On your white background layer, select all, float, defloat, add a new blank layer and paste one of the papers into that selection on the blank layer. Apply mask and merge layer group. Do the exact same thing for the other paper. I chose to flip and mirror the second and used my deform tool to get them to my liking.

5. I wanted to add some of the beautiful candles to this tag, so I chose the green candles and resized each of them by 50% and the taller one I duplicated and resized by about 80% to add a little bit of a 3d effect to it. At this point you can add the supplied flame or create your own to each of the candles. Add any other elements of choice, I used butterfly 2 and dragonfly 2 and did colorize them a little bit. For the purple I used 250 and 33 hue/saturation. For the green colorings I used 108 and 39 hue/saturation.

6. Resize to your linking, sharpen layers as you see fit and add any drop shadows you want now. I chose to also apply Xero Porelain to the tube layers. On the one tube I applied the filter twice to make them more even-toned, but it's all your preference.

7. Add your copyright information and watermark, making sure it's easily readable.

8. Add your text, using any effects you like. I chose to use Swan Song 72, #917478 and super blade pro (coconut ice setting) and a gradient glow and drop shadow.



That's it! We're done, I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and I look forward to seeing what you create with it.



This tutorial was written by Tonya on October 27, 2009, absolutely no part of this tutorial may be taken or used without my express permission.

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