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Hi there and welcome to my blog! I'm Allison, also known as Aquabel in some groups. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I've been addicted to PSP and tagging for about 4 years. I love creating tags and sets, so thought I'd create a blog to display some of my creations, as well as anything else that may tickle my fancy :) I hope you enjoy your stay!

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I have some freebies on my blog for you, FTU Cluster Frames, templates, masks and word art. Anyone is welcome to download and use. But please remember all of my items are for Personal Use only. They are not for Commercial Use, nor are they to be shared in forums or groups. Forums and Groups are welcome to use my stuff (and I'm thrilled for them to do so), but please redirect members to my blog to download the items. Tutorial writers are also welcome to use my items as well. Just please direct people to my blog to download. Thank you! And I hope you enjoy using my goodies, and have fun with them :)
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February 20, 2014

CT Tag Show Off - Dees'Sign Depot

Dees'Sign Depot and Tiny Turtle Designs, both awesome designers, have gotten together and made a collab kit!
The kit is called Perfect Harmony and it is stunning!
The colours are rich and beautiful, and the elements blend so well together.
Here's a preview of the collab kits.

The collab is currently on sale for 30% off regular price, and is available at Dees'Sign Depot and Tiny Turtle Designs.

Here's a tag I made with the collab, using the artwork of Pinup Toons, available at CDO.


~Allison~

CT Tag Show Off - Dees'Sign Depot

Dee recently released some older PTU kits as FTU, and since we're getting closer to St. Patrick's Day I thought I'd have a play with this pretty kit called St. Patrick.
The kit is available for download at Dees'Sign Depot.
I also used a great tube by Misticheskaya, available at PFD and a great template by Dee and Kandi, available here.


~Allison~

CT Show Off - A Space Between

I had a play with this beautiful kit called Pattie's Love by A Space Between today.
It's such a pretty kit, with lots of green elements, perfect for St. Patrick's Day, but also for any time of year.
Here's the kit, which is available at Dees'Sign Depot.
And here's the tag I made using the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis, available here, and a beautiful mask by Dangerously Delicious Designz, available here.

~Allison~
February 13, 2014

Announcement - A Space Between

Hi everyone!
I have an exciting announcement to make :)
Mirella of A Space Between has opened her own store!!


Mirella makes beautiful kits, so you really should head on over to her store and check it out.
Plus, she has a grand opening sale, all kits 25% off.

In addition, she has just made this gorgeous Valentine kit called My Heart For You.
This kit is currently on sale for 40% off regular price!
Isn't it a fabulous kit?!?!?
You can visit A Space Between store here.
Also, please visit A Space Between's Facebook page for some fun contests, challenges and scavenger hunts!
You can visit her page here.

~Allison~
February 09, 2014

CT Tag Show Off - Dees'Sign Depot

I got to play with this gorgeous new kit by Dees'Sign Depot called Loneliness.
Here's a preview of the kit, which is available at the Dees'Sign Depot store.


Here's the tag I made with the kit, using the artwork of Jasmine Becket-Griffith, available at CDO, and a beautiful mask by Dee of Dangerously Delicious Designz.

~Allison~

FTU Tutorial - Cupid Cutie


This is a tutorial I made for the Creative Addictions Forum as a mystery tutorial, and thought I'd post a link to it here.
The tutorial is hosted at the Creative Addictions Forum.
The tutorial section of the forum is open to everyone, you don't have to be a member.
But if you like what you see, please feel free to join our group...we're a friendly bunch, and have lots to offer!

Here's the link for the tutorial:


The tutorial uses the artwork of Pinup Toons, an adorable FTU scrapkit by Dangerously Delicious Designz called Sweet Thang, and a template by Dangerously Delicious Designz.

~Allison~

Tag Show Off

I made a couple tags last night from kits that I bought.
Thought they were so pretty I couldn't resist :)

First, this tag I made with the artwork of PinupToons, available at CDO, and a beautiful kit called Grandma's Kitchen by Keep In Touch Designs, available at Scrapbook Bytes.

Second, I made this tag using the artwork of Ellie Milk, available at PFD, and a stunning kit called The Frog Prince by Newlife Dreams Desings, available at Scrapbook Graphics.

~Allison~
February 05, 2014

PTU Tutorial - Made With Love

Here's a forum set that I made using the artwork of Tamandya and a beautiful kit called I Love You Beary Much by Kissing Kate.


TUTORIAL - MADE WITH LOVE

This tutorial was written by me using PSP X, but any version should work.
Resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
This tutorial assumes a good knowledge of PSP and tagging.

Supplies:
Tube of Choice:  I am using the artwork of Tamandya, license and tube available at PFD.
Kit: PTU kit I Love You Beary Much by Kissing Kate, available at The Art of Spazz store or Tiny Turtle Designs.
Font: Lavanderia available here
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow

Unless otherwise stated, I have used a Drop Shadow with settings of: 3,3,40,4, color black.
For sharpening resized tube/elements, I have used Unsharp Mask with settings of: Radius 3, Strength 30, Clipping 3, Luminance Only unchecked.

Let's get started!

Open a new image 650 x 200.
Copy and paste Paper 5 as a new layer.
Copy and paste Element 48 and place at about the middle.
Copy and paste the following elements, rotating where necessary, resizing by the given percentages, and sharpen.

Element 68 - resize by 25%, flip
Element 79 - resize by 35%, do not add a drop shadow
Element 72 - resize by 25%
Element 74 - resize by 20%
Element 73 - resize by 18%
Element 65 - resize by 5%, rotate slightly

Now use my tag for placement, moving the elements up or down the layer palette where needed.
Duplicate and mirror where necessary.  Add drop shadows to all except Element 79 (and do not mirror this element either)

Copy and paste Element 27, rotate so that the bow is almost horizontal, then mirror.  Resize by 60%, place above all flower layers (use my tag for placement), sharpen and add a drop shadow.

Copy and paste Element 78, rotate to the left slightly, and resize by 45%, sharpen and add a drop shadow.  Use my tag for placement.

Copy and paste Element 80 above all layers.

Now copy and paste your tube, resize to your liking, sharpen.
Place your tube to the right.
Duplicate your tube and apply a Gaussian blur of radius 5 to your duplicated layer.
Change the blend mode of the duplicated tube layer to Soft Light, and reduce the opacity to 30%.
Duplicate your Soft Light layer, and change the blend mode to Screen.
Now go back to your original tube layer, go to Selections --> Select All --> Float -->  Invert.
Now go to your Soft Light layer and hit Delete, then to your Screen layer and hit Delete again.  Select None.
Now merge all 3 tube layers, but do so in this order:
Merge the Soft Light layer with the original tube layer, then merge the Screen layer with your Soft Light/Original merged layer.
Add a drop shadow.

Now we need to crop the entire image.
To do this select your crop tool, draw your crop tool around the entire image and double click.

Now add a new layer above all other layers, and flood fill with colour: #ece6de.
Selections --> Select All --> Float --> Modify --> Contract by 6, hit Delete, Select None.
Add a drop shadow with the following settings: 2, 2, 30, 2, colour: black, then again with these settings: -2, -2, 30, 2, colour: black.

Add a new layer above all other layers, and flood fill with colour: #d25467.
Selections --> Select All --> Float --> Modify --> Contract by 4, hit Delete, Select None.
Add noise with the following settings: Uniform, Noise 70%, Monochrome checked.

Add your copyright.
Add your name - I used Lavenderia with colour #ece6de and add a drop shadow.

Save as a png or jpg.
Don't close your pspimage, as we'll need it to make the avatar.

AVATAR

Open a new image 150 x 150.
Go back to your banner image, and hide your 2 border layers, your name and your copyright.
Select Edit --> Copy Merged.
Now go to your avatar, and paste as a new layer.
You'll now have your banner image in your avatar.  So move it around until you have your tube showing, and place to your liking.

To make the border, follow the same instructions as for the banner image, with a couple slight changes.
Add a new layer above all other layers, and flood fill with colour: #ece6de.
Selections --> Select All --> Float --> Modify --> Contract by 5, hit Delete, Select None.
Add a drop shadow with the following settings: 2, 2, 30, 2, colour: black, then again with these settings: -2, -2, 30, 2, colour: black.

Add a new layer above all other layers, and flood fill with colour: #d25467.
Selections --> Select All --> Float --> Modify --> Contract by 3, hit Delete, Select None.
Add noise with the following settings: Uniform, Noise 70%, Monochrome checked.

Add your copyright.
Add your name - I used Lavenderia with colour #ece6de and add a drop shadow.
Save as a png or jpg.
DONE!!!
I hope you've enjoyed this tut.
If you have any questions or find a mistake, please feel free to send me an email.
Also, I'd love to see any tags made using this tut, so again, please feel free to email me your creations, or post the link to your tag in the comments below.

~Allison~

CT Tag Show Off - Dees'Sign Depot

Just in time for Valentine's Day Dee of Dees'Sign Depot has some absolutely beautiful kits for us!  First, she has this beautiful kit called Mon Chéri D'Amour.  Here's a preview of the kit, which is available at Dees'Sign Depot store.


Here's a tag I made with the kit, using the artwork of Alex Prihodko, available at PFD.

Dee also has this gorgeous 2 part bonus kit called Precious Love for the month of February!
Here's a preview:


Spend just $7.50 in one order and get Part 1.
Or spend just $10.00 in one order and get Parts 1 and 2.
This offer is available until February 28, 2014.
And to add to this Dee has a 30% off sale on all her kits for the month of February!!
Here's a couple tags I made with the bonus Precious Love kits.
This first was made using the artwork of Nocturne, available at PFD.
 This second was made using the artwork of Di Halim, also available at PFD.


Finally, I made this Facebook Timelove cover and avatar using the beautiful artwork of Zindy S. D. Nielsen, available at the Zindy Zone Shop.


~Allison~

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