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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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June 29, 2014

CT Tag - Dees'Sign Depot

Dee of Dees'Sign Depot just released this absolutely stunning kit called EnPointe.
It's such a beautiful kit, with soft pastel colours of peach, pink, lavender and green.
She also made a KISS as well, which includes a layered tag template, plus the elements included in the layered tag.
Here's a preview of both the kit and KISS_4.


This beautiful kit is available at Dees'Sign Depot Store here.


KISS_4 is available at Dees'Sign Depot Store here.
Here is a tag I made with KISS_4 as is, just adding a tube and a special effect.
I used a lovely tube by Anna Liwanag, available at CDO.

Here is a tag I made using the EnPointe kit, with an adorable bonus tube by Pinup Toons from CDO.


~Allison~
June 22, 2014

PTU Tutorial - Pirate Kittie

Today I have both a CT tag to show off, and a tutorial.
Being on Kissing Kate's CT I had a play with her awesome kit Smuggler's Cove.
I just love pirate kits and tags, so really enjoyed working with this one.
I made this tag using the artwork of Melissa Dawn, and decided to write a tutorial for it.


TUTORIAL - PIRATE KITTIE
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 Melissa Dawn, license and tube available at CDO.
Kit: PTU kit Smuggler's Cove by Kissing Kate, available at Scraps N Company.
Mask: Mask 36 by Chrissy's Chaos, available here (last one)
Font: Praying Angel, available here
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
Unless otherwise stated, I have used a Drop Shadow with settings of: 3,3,35,4, 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 650, flood fill with white.
Copy and paste Frame 2 as a new layer, resize by 70% and sharpen, add drop shadow.
Copy and paste Paper 4 as a new layer under Frame layer, resize by 82%, apply your mask (Chrissy's Chaos Mask 36).  Merge mask group.

Copy and paste Paper 8 as a new layer under Frame layer, resize by 82%.  Make frame layer active, take your Magic Wand Tool and click inside the frame.  Go to Selections - Modify - Expand by 15 - Invert.  Make Paper 8 layer active and hit Delete.  Select None.  Change Opacity to 30%.

Copy and paste Element 22 (sand) above all other layers and resize by 95%, sharpen, mirror and place near the bottom of the tag.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer above the sand layer, and place near the center of the tag.  Apply a drop shadow.

Copy and paste Element 18 below the tube layer, resize by 45%, sharpen, and place to the right.  Apply a drop shadow.

Copy and paste Element 49 below the tube layer, resize by 60%, sharpen, and move to the right.  Duplicate and mirror. Apply a drop shadow to both layers.

Copy and paste Element 15, resize by 75%, sharpen, move to the left below the ferns, apply a drop shadow.

Copy and paste Element 20 and resize by 30%, sharpen, mirror and add a drop shadow.  Place the bird as if it's sitting on the barrel.

Copy and paste Element 4 and resize by 43%, sharpen and place behind your tube.  Duplicate, mirror and place behind the fern on the left.  Add a drop shadow to both layers.

Copy and paste Element 34 and resize by 55%, sharpen and place behind the barrel.  Duplicate, mirror and place to the left of your tube, just below the fern layer.  Add a drop shadow to both layers.

Copy and paste Element 61 and resize by 45%, sharpen, move to the right, just below your tube layer, apply a drop shadow.

Copy and paste Element 23 and resize by 50%, sharpen, and place to the bottom of your tag, slightly covering your tube layer.  Apply a drop shadow.

Copy and paste Elements 57, 58 and 59 and resize by 8%, sharpen.  Place in front of the money, see my tag for placement.  Add a drop shadow to all layers.

Copy and paste Element 62 and resize by 80%, sharpen, flip and mirror.  Place below your tube layer.  Move down slightly.

Add your copyright.

Add your name.  I used Praying Angel font with a colour from my tag, and applied a thin gradient glow, and drop shadow.

Save as png.

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~

Tag Show Off

Well it appears I'm still in the mood to make patriotic tags lol
I made a couple more yesterday, both using fab templates by Dee of Dangerously Delicious Designz.

This first tag was made using the artwork of Keith Garvey, available here, a combination of a couple kits (USA Girl and USA 2010) by Addictive Pleasures, Dee's template, available here, and a mask by Dee, available here.


This second tag I made with a scrapkit by Nitwit Collections, available here.
I just love Nitwit its, they're all so cute and adorable!
Dee's template and mask you can download here and here.


~Allison~


June 21, 2014

CT Tag Show Off - Dees'Sign Depot

Dee of Dees'Sign Depot made this awesome patriotic kit called Retro USA.
The kit is loaded of lots unique elements and is perfect for all fab Independence Day tags and layouts.
 
Here's a preview of the kit, which is available at Dees'Sign Depot Store.


Here's the tag I made with the kit, using the artwork of Trinita, available at PFD.
The template and mask were also both made by Dee, and are available at Deliciously Dangerous Designz here and here.

 
~Allison~

CT Tag Show Off - A [Space] Between and Template 10

Mirella of A [Space] Between made this gorgeous kit called America The Beautiful.
It's packed with tons of patriotic elements, in vibrant red, white and blue!
Here's a preview of the kit, which is available at Dees'Sign Depot.


And here's a tag I made with the kit, and the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis which is available here.
Mirella is a big soccer/football fan, so I made this tag for her, in honour of the Fifa World Cup.

The fab soccer animation was made by Sophisticat Simone and is available at CDO.

The template was made by myself, and can be downloaded here.

~Allison~
June 15, 2014

CT Tag Show Off - Dees'Sign Depot



Dee of Dees'Sign Depot had a new idea, something she calls KISS (Keep It Simple Supplies).
With a KISS you get a layered tag, plus all the elements that made up the tag.
So you can make the tag with the layered tag supplied, or you can make a new tag using the individual elements and papers.

This is KISS #1 which is available at Dees'Sign Depot Store.


Here's a tag I made using the layered tag 'as is', and a tube by Alex Prihodko, available at PFD.
And here's a forum set I made to match the tag, using the individual elements.



This is KISS #2 which is available at Dees'Sign Depot Store.
For this one I decided to make my own tag using the elements and papers provided.
I made this using the artwork of VeryMany, available here.

~Allison~



Tag Show Off

Since it's June, and both Canada Day and USA Independence Day are just around the corner, I decided to make a some patriotic tags (and hope to make a few more).

I made this tag using the artwork of Tony Tzanoukakis, available here and a great kit by Addictive Pleasures.
I made this tag using the artwork of Trinita, available at PFD and a kit by Melissa Bennett called Proud 2B Canadian, available here.
This tag was made using the artwork of Ismael Rac, available here and a kit by Monti's Pixel Playground available here.


All tags were made using great templates by Dee of Dangerously Delicious Designz, available here, here and here.

~Allison~

Tag Show Off

I just love kits by Tasha's Playground!
I made this tag using the artwork of Zlata Ma, available at PFD, and Tasha's kit called Birthstone Pearl (part of her birthstone series), also available at PFD.
I also adore the ocean, and love making tags with an ocean/beach theme, and mermaids!
I made this set using the artwork of Selina Fenech.
 I made this tag using an older tube by PinUp Toons, available at CDO and a kit by Newlife Dreams, part of her Sea Minis Collection, available here.

~Allison~

Tag Show Off

Wow I've been rather neglectful of my blog lately!
Too busy tagging lol
Anyway, I thought it was about time to show off some tags I've made in the past few weeks.

First, a couple weeks ago Creative Misfits had their 6th birthday!!!
So they had a week of celebrations and fun :)
I played their Huntdown Challenge, and made a bunch of birthday taggies!
So here goes...

I made this tag using a cute birthday kit by Newlife Dreams, available here.
I made this tag using the same kit, and a tube by Lia.
I made this tag using the artwork of Tooshtoosh, available here, and a cute kit by Kay Miller Designs called Party Time, available here.

I made this tag using another kit by Newlife Dreams called Born To Party available here, and a tube by PinUp Toons (bonus tube).
I made this tag using a kit by Emeto Designs called It's Your Special Day, available here, and a cute tube by Suzanne Woolcott (Gorjuss).
This tag I made using the artwork of Ismael Rac, available here.
This set I made using the artwork of Michi Art, available at CDO.


I made this tag using the artwork of PinUp Toons, available at CDO and a kit by Emeto Designs called Happy Birthday, available here.

Finally, I made this tag using the artwork of Caron Vinson, available at CDO, and a great kit by Dees'Sign Depot called Birthday Cheer, available here.


~Allison~

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Dees'Sign Depot Verymany Rieneke Designs Chichi Designz Gothic Inspirations

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