Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Spotlight Tags

I don't normally brag about things but I feel it is high time I share. I am having a rough time financially ATM while waiting for SSI and I just had to renew my State Disability but to keep me from completely loosing my mind I have to keep doing what I enjoy which is tagging. For the most part I have been keeping up by entering and winning a few contests! I do not win them all, but I seem to be able to stand my ground this way. And of course by continuing my Swag Bucks earning (they now have a $10 Paypal GC available yay me!)

Some of these might look familiar as I usually will take bits and pieces of a forum challenge into my tags and use them for as many places as I can... for example the font challenge of one group and a mask from a challenge in another. But this allows me to be really creative and also meet the posting requirements of the forums.

This tag was a recent First Place winner of DSI Artist of the week for Jehsee Facebook Contest:
You may have to click the image to see full size to view clear credits.
I won First place in the May Contest "April Showers Bring May Flowers" contest and my tag was shown in the June issue of Tagger's E-Magazine for this tag:


I won at Graphic Groupies with this tag (I failed to make one for myself LOL)

Click image for full-size to read credits
I won at Naughty Girls with this entry, which the vote was very close!:

Click image to view full size to view credits
These two tags won May contests at PSP Party:

Click image to view credits at full-size

These tags have been featured in Pics For Design magazine

May Issue - click image to view credits at full-size

April Issue - Click image to view credits at full-size

These tags each won third place in the DSI Artist of the week contests in May

Giada AOTW Contest - click image for full size view of credits

Jehsee AOTM Contest - Click image for larger viewing of credits
Please note the reason I am posting these is so my family who are states away can see them...  they are really not for bragging.  These are winning tags but trust me I enter plenty that I win nothing for there are many talented people in the world.  I will refrain from showing you the loser tags.  LOL

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My very first award(s)!!

I came on this morning to post my tutorial before my moms visit today and viola! I found a message that said I have an award!!


This award is to acknowledge blogs that rock. Myrenthia of Designs by Mindy Mae and Holly of Freeks Creations both gave me this awesome award! Thank you so much ladies!♥
To keep this going you now must choose 5 other blogs that rock.
Just leave them a message saying you have given them an award on your blog.
The 5 blogs that I chose, in no particular order are:

Grunge N Glitter

CĂ©linart-Pinup

Brutal Designs

Rosie's Templates and More


Leather and Lace Tuts

I truly believe all these sites rock!!

Emo Star - PTU


I am using the artwork of Lady Mishka this particular tube is available by license ownership only and can be found at Scraps and the City here.

I am using a PTU Kit by Grunge and Glitter called Emolicious you can get it here

Reminder I will not tell you when to Drop Shadow your creation unless it has something directly to do with the effect. Please do so as desired.

Open a new transparent image 600x600 - we can trim it up later if needed.

Open clusterframe1 resize it by 75%

Copy and paste it as a new layer into your transparent image.

Duplicate the frame.

Open your tube. I resized mine all layers 40%

Copy the extreme CU and paste as a new layer and place in between your frame layers.

Erase any access from the bottom of the tube.

Erase the top of the top-most frame layer so that the head of your tube appears to be coming through the frame.

With your Bottom Raster Layer (should be empty) selected - selections select all

Paste your paper of choice into the selection. I have selected Paper 10

Select none.

Use mask of choice. I am using WSLMASK283 - Merge Group

On frame layer directly above Mask

Select with Magic wand settings = Replace contiguous and anti-alias checked

Making sure you are on your Group - Raster 1 layer

Blinds Settings=

Width 2
Opacity 20
Color = Black
Horizontal and Light from left/top both checked

Click ok

Keep selection

Add Noise Settings=

Gaussian
Noise 17
Monochrome checked

Click ok

Keep selection

Inner Bevel Settings=

Bevel 2
Width 14
Smoothness 63
Depth 11
Ambience -25
Shininess 35
color white
Angle 0
Intensity 50
Elevation 50

click ok

Selection = none

Add elements of your choice

Add your full tube to your creation

Add your Credits

Close your tube and remember DO NOT save the changes!

Add any writing or just your name and save the tag - I used the font the King & Queen

with a selected color from my tube used as a gradient glow.