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Friday, January 4, 2019

This is Your Year


This Is Your Year
Written 1/4/2019
This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique.
If you want your tag to look just like mine, then use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge
of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.

Supplies Used:
Tube by Very Many Tubes. This tube is called Blaze. You can purchase it at verymanytubes.com
You must have a license to use this tube.  If you choose not to use this tube, then use a tube that preferably has a close up.
Scrap Kit is by Me. It is a kit that is exclusive to The Taggers Lounge Forum. You can get this kit for free simply by being a member and earning loot and purchasing it from the Shoppe.
Mask is by Weescotslass Creations. It is mask #125. You can get her great masks at http://weescotslasscreations.blogspot.com/search/label/Masks
Font I am using is Cataleya.
Plugins: (plugins are most generally optional)
Let's Begin:
Open frame 2 from the kit.
Shift+D to duplicate.
Close the original.
Resize the frame by 80%.
Make your canvas larger to give you plenty of room to work with by going to image – canvas size. I set mine to 900x900 but only because I like lots of room and then will crop or resize when I am all done with the tag.
Open PP1 and copy and paste as a new layer. Drag under the frame. Apply the mask. Delete the mask layer and merge the group.
Open glitter bunch from the kit and copy and paste as a new layer. This should be between your mask layer and the frame. Resize by 85%. Add noise to this layer at 100%. Add a slight drop shadow. I used V-1 H-0 Opacity-60 Blur-2.00 Color- black
Make your frame layer active. Using your magic wand select the inside of the frame. Selections modify and expand by 4. Layers new raster layer and drag under the frame layer. Open PP4 and copy and paste into selection.  Selections modify and contract by 3.
Open the close up of your tube and copy and paste as a new layer under the frame layer. Resize if you need to and position most of the face inside of the framed area. Selections - invert – hit delete on your keyboard. This will clear any of the excess tube that is outside of the frame. Selections select none.  
Duplicate your tube layer. On the top copy go to adjust-blur-gaussian blur and add a blur of 9.00. Set the properties of this layer to screen. Merge the 2 tube layers together. Add a drop shadow of V-0 H-0 Opacity-50 Color-Black
Add this same drop shadow to the frame layer.
Now let’s dress the tag up with elements from the kit. I will list the elements I used. Feel free to use other elements to make your tag unique. Placement of the elements is completely up to you. If you want your tag to look just like mine, then use my tag for reference.
Elements I used:
Candles
Glasses – I added noise to these at 50% but that is completely up to you.
Mask
Star bunch small
Streamer – I rotated this to the left 90 degrees but that is completely up to you.
Add a drop shadow to all of your elements.
Add your name to the tag.
Add your copyright and licensing information.
Crop. Resize if you want to.
Save.


I'm back

After a little over a years hiatus I am back!!!
I am going to start writing tutorials again and making templates and masks. 
The bug has bit again!!!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Taggers Lounge Boo Train Blog Train


Welcome to The Taggers Lounge "BOO" Train!
Visit each stop to gather all the goodies and don't forget to leave some 
love for each person!

Join our forum for more tagging goodies, challenges, and great friendships!
thetaggerslounge.forumotion.com
We accept new members daily!

Have fun and Enjoy the ride


You can grab my part below the previews:::


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Tropical Getaway Blog Train


Tropical Getaway Blog Train is now taking off!!
Be sure to hit each stop - leave some love - and drop by our 
forum and make some new friends!!
We accept new members daily and offer up lots of tagging challenges
but also have some fun if you just like to snag!
http://thetaggerslounge.forumotion.com

TRAIN STOPS
The Taggers Lounge  (TRAIN HEADQUARTERS)
Tags By Tika (YOU ARE HERE) 
Designz By Anorie
Jens Sweet Temptations
JBaers Nook  
My Tagging Addiction  
Myztic Designzz
Rhonda's Rockin Designz
Pammers Passions
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Here is my part of the blog train 

You can download it HERE

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Taggers Lounge Season To Sparkle Blog Train

Welcome the The Taggers Lounge Blog Train!
Please jump on board and enjoy these great freebies from some amazing members.
Don't forget to leave some love as you gather.
Please drop by the forum as well and join us in weekly challenges, amazing exclusive
tubes and kits for purchase with lounge loot (the official currency of TTL)
Lots of amazing things happening for the holidays with goodies and fun for everyone!

The Taggers Lounge
Train Headquaters 
Tags by Tika (You Are Here)
Rhonda's Rockin Designz
Myztic Designzz
Designz by Anorie
Jens Sweet Temptations

You can download my part HERE

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fall Beauty


Fall Beauty

Written 8/20/2017

This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique. If you want your tag to look just like mine then use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.

Supplies Used:
Tube Of your choice. Preferably one with a close up.   I am using a commission by Jose Cano that was created for The Taggers Lounge forum. This tube is FTU by being a member at The Taggers Lounge and participating and earning loot to get her. You can find the forum at http://thetaggerslounge.forumotion.com/ . You must have a TTL license number to use this tube. You can find Jose’s awesome work at https://canotubes.com/

Scrap Kit is called Autumn Skies by Anorie and again is an exclusive to The Taggers Lounge forum. Come join us and get some goodies!!! You can also find Anorie at https://anorie.blogspot.de/

Mask of your choice. I am using mask #353 by WeeScotsLass Creations. You can get her masks at http://weescotslasscreations.blogspot.com/2009/04/masks.html

Font of your choice. I am using DJB Liz.

Plugins: (plugins are most generally optional)
Penta.com Dot and Cross

Let's Begin:
Open Frame02 and shift +D to duplicate. Close the original. Re-size as you wish. Make your canvas large enough to work with. Using your magic wand select the inside of the frame. Selections modify and expand by 5. Layers new raster and drag under the frame. Open paper03 and copy and paste into selection. Copy and paste the close up of your tube as a new layer above the paper layer. Position within the frame and selections invert and hit delete. Selections select none. Change the properties of this layer to luminance legacy. Apply the Penta.com Dot and Cross filter using the following settings:

Add a drop shadow to the frame.
Open paper02 and copy and paste as a new layer and drag to the bottom. Apply the mask of your choice. Delete the mask layer and merge the group.
Open your full-sized tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size as needed. Place to the far right of the frame. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 10 and copy and paste as a new layer. Move to the bottom of your tag and duplicate many times and place along the bottom. Make it as full as you want it to be. Add a drop shadow to each one and merge them together to help keep your layer palette organized.
Open element 07 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size as needed. Place to the far left and drag down to just above your mask. You want it behind your frame but also showing out to the left side and top. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 11 and copy and paste as a new layer. Place at the base of the tree. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 06 and copy and paste as a new layer. Resize as needed. Duplicate a few times and place along the bottom around the pots and tree and your tube. Add a drop shadow to each.
Open element 04 and copy and paste as a new layer. Place along the bottom and drag to just above your leaves. Add a drop shadow.
Open elements 02 and 03 and copy and paste as a new layer and re-size. Place in front of the pots. Add a drop shadow to each one.
Add your name.
Add your copyright and licensing information.
Crop and save. 


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Fall Fantasy



Fall Fantasy

Written 8/19/2017

This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique.If you want your tag to look just like mine then use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.

Supplies Used:
Tube of your choice. I am using the work of Alehandra Vanhek. This tube is called Fairy Mae and you can purchase her at http://scrapsncompany.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=113_499&products_id=30799

Scrap Kit of your choice. I am using a kit called Autumn Fairies by Jens Sweet Temptations. You can purchase this kit at http://scrapsncompany.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=112_655&products_id=24016

Font of your choice. I am using Laughing and Smiling.

Plugins: (plugins are most generally optional)
Xero Porcelain

Let's Begin:
Open element 12 and shift+D to duplicate. Close the original. Make your canvas large enough to work with. Using your magic wand select the inside of the window. Selections modify and expand by 15. Layers new raster layer and drag under the window. Open paper 1 and copy and paste into selection.
Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size as needed. Position so her face is within the selected part of the window. Selections invert and hit delete. Selections select none. Apply the Xero Porcelain plugin using the default settings. Change the properties to Luminance Legacy. Lower the opacity to 55. Add a drop shadow to both the tube and the window. Merge these layers together.
Copy and paste your tube again as a new layer. Re-size as needed. Place to the left of the window and down just a bit. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 31 and re-size by 75%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Drag to just on top of the window. Place it in the top left corner. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 35 and copy and paste as a new layer. Drag to the bottom. Place so you can see the branches above the tubes head and out the right side of the window. Use my tag for reference if needed. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 46 and copy and paste as a new layer. Move to the bottom in front of your tube. Image flip vertical. Place to the far left. Duplicate and image flip horizontal. Move this duplicate to the right. Merge together. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 37. Re-size as needed. Copy and paste as a new layer. Move to the far left of your tube and move under the leaves. Add a  drop shadow.
Open element 60 and re-size by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer and place so it is hanging from the leaves that go along the top of the window to the far right in front of the tree branch.
Open element 55 and copy and paste as a new layer. Place so it looks to be coming out of the lantern.
Open element 20 and re-size as needed. Copy and paste as a new layer. Move to the bottom center of the window area. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 4 and copy and paste as a new layer and move down under the leaves that run along the bottom so that the ribbon is peeking out from the top of the leaves. Add a drop shadow.
Add your name.
Add your copyright and licensing information.
Crop and save.


Beary Best Friend


Beary Best Friends

Written 8/19/2017

This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique. If you want your tag to look just like mine then use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.

Supplies Used:
Tube of your choice. I am using a tube by Ken Morton. You can find his work at http://cdoestore.com You must have a license to use his work.

Scrap kit of your choice. I am using a kit by Foxys Designz which you can find at http://www.cdoestore.com/index.php?p=product&id=41819&parent=498

Mask of your choice. I am using mask #226 by Insatiable Dreams. You can get her masks at http://insatiabledreams.net

Font of your choice. I am using 2 Peas Sunflowers

Plugins: (plugins are most generally optional)
NONE

Let's Begin:
Open Frame 2 and shift+D to duplicate. Close the original. Resize by 75% and then again by 85%. Make your canvas large enough to work with.
Using your magic wand select the inside of the frame and go to selections modify and expand by 5. Layers new raster layer and drag under the frame. Open paper 3 and copy and paste into selection. Selections select none. Add a drop shadow to the frame.
Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size as needed. Place on the far right side of the frame and add a drop shadow.
Open paper 2 and copy and paste as a new layer. Drag to the bottom. Apply the mask of your choice. Delete the mask layer and merge the group.
Open element 7. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place around your frame. Re-size as you need and rotate or flip. Add a drop shadow and once you get them all on merge them together.
Open element 8 and copy and paste as a new layer and re-size as needed. Duplicate many times and place all around the frame. Add a drop shadow to each and if you want merge them together.
Open element 4 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size by 50%. Image rotate to the left by 25 degrees. Move to the bottom left corner of the frame. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 5 and copy and paste as a new layer. Image flip vertical and then again image flip horizontal. Place behind the bear and to the left side. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 1 and re-size by 50% 2x. Copy and paste as a new layer and place in the bottom left corner at the end of the ribbon. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 16 and re-size by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer and position so they are all within the framed area. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 19 and re-size by 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Move to the bottom left corner behind the jar and just to the right of the jar. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 15 and re-size by 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Image flip horizontal. Place so that the twine is behind one of your flowers. Add a drop shadow.
Add some text and your name to the tag.
Add your copyright and licensing information.
Crop and save.

Beaute Florale


Beaute Florale
(Floral Beauty)

Written 8/19/2017

This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique. If you want your tag to look just like mine then use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.

Supplies Used:
Tube of your choice. I am using an exclusive tube that was created by Arthur Crowe. This tube is exclusive to The Taggers Lounge psp forum. You can get this tube simply by participating at the forum. You can find the forum at http://thetaggerslounge.forumotion.com/ You must have a TTL license to use this image. You can find Arthur’s awesome tubes at https://arthurcrowesfactory.com/store/

Scrap kit is another exclusive made for The Taggers Lounge forum. This kit was made by Jens Sweet Temptations. You can also get this kit by participating at the forum. You can find other goodies by Jen at http://jenssweettemptations.blogspot.ca/

Font of your choice. I am using Amastery(I also used some of the extra swashes)

Plugins: (plugins are most generally optional)
NONE

Let's Begin:
Open element 29 and shift+D to duplicate. Close the original. Make your canvas large enough to work with. Resize the frame by 120%.
Using your freehand selection tool set on point to point carefully go around the outside edge of the frame and select it. Be really careful that you do not go outside of the frame.
Layers new raster layer. Drag under the frame.
Open paper 5 and copy and paste into selection.
LEAVE SELECTED
Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer. Position so that her top half is within the framed area but also some poking out around if you wish. Erase any bits you do not want. Selections select none.
Add a drop shadow to both your tube and the frame.
Open element 44. Copy and paste as a new layer and drag to the very bottom. Place at the top right side near your tubes head. Now here is where it is going to take some work from you but it’s so worth it in the end. You are going to duplicate this leaf element several times and rotate it so that you can place it around the frame from the top right to the bottom right. I rotated mine by 15 and 30 degrees. Make sure you sharpen every time you rotate. Once you get them built up the way you want then merge them all together and duplicate that merged layer and image flip horizontal and move to the left side. You should have a complete ring of leaves all the way around the frame. Once you are happy then merge both layers together. Duplicate. On the bottom copy Adjust Blur Guassian Blur at 15. On this blurred layer go to effects texture effects Blinds with the following settings: 

Add a drop shadow to the top copy of the leaves layer.
Now here is where some freedom of expression can come in. Let’s begin building up the flowers all around the frame. You can use any flowers of your choice from the kit. Use as little or as much as you want. I placed some under the frame and peeking out. I placed some on top. Re-size them as you need to. Add a drop shadow to each one.
Once you get all of your flowers on let’s add some other elements.
Open element GElement. And copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size by 75%. Move to the bottom left corner of the frame. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 33. Copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size by 50% 2x. Move to the bottom left in front of the water buckets element. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 9 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size by 50% and then again by 70%. Drag under the frog layer. Place at the bottom on the right side of the frog. Add a drop shadow.
Open element 6 and copy and paste as a new layer. Re-size by 50% 2x and image flip horizontal. Place on top of the water buckets element. Add a drop shadow.
You can of course at this time add any other elements if you wish and make the tag uniquely yours. I chose to stop here.
Add your name.
Add your copyright and licensing information.
Crop and save. 



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Waiting For Fall


Waiting For Fall

Written 8/14/2017

This tutorial is meant purely as a guide. Feel free to use your own choice of tube or scrap kit to make your tag unique. If you want your tag to look just like mine then use the same supplies I have used. This tutorial assumes you have a knowledge of paint shop pro. Any resemblance to any other tag or tutorial is completely coincidental.

Supplies Used:
Tube of your choice. I am using the work of Very Many. This tube is called Jessica and you can purchase her at http://verymanytubes.com You must have a license to use this image.

Scrap Kit is a freebie kit by Creative Crazy Scraps. It is called Autumn Mist and you can download it at http://creativecrazyscraps.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/autumn-mist.html

Mask of your choice. I am using fall mask 8 by Dangerously Delicious Designs. You can download it at http://dangerouslydeliciousdesignz.blogspot.com/2013/10/autumn-mask-set2.html

Font of your choice. I am using Smoothline Script.

Plugins: (plugins are most generally optional)
Penta Dot and Cross
Xero Porcelain

Let's Begin:
Open frame 3 and hit shift+D to duplicate the frame. Close the original.
Make your canvas large enough to work with.
Using your magic wand select the inside of the frame and then go to selections modify and expand by 5.
Layers New Raster Layer and drag under the frame layer. Open paper 1 and copy and paste into selection.
LEAVE SELECTED.
Open your tube and copy. In my case I used the closeup of my tube but if  your tube does not have a close up you can just use the tube. Paste as a new layer just above the paper layer and position to where whatever part of the tube you want in the frame is within the selected area. I used her face and filled the entire framed area but this is completely up to you. Selections invert and hit delete. Selections select none.
Apply the Penta Dot and Cross filter using the following settings: 

Apply Xero Porcelain using the default settings.
Change the properties of this layer to Overlay.
Add a drop shadow to the frame and merge these 3 layers together.
Open paper 1 again and copy and paste as a new layer. Drag to the bottom. Apply the mask of your choice. Delete the mask layer and merge the group. Lower the opacity of your mask layer to 50.
Open your tube again and copy and paste as a new layer. Position where you would like in front of the frame. Add a drop shadow.
Now let’s dress the tag up with elements from the kit. I will list the elements I used. Feel free to use other elements to make your tag unique. Placement of the elements is completely up to you. If you want your tag to look just like mine then use my tag for reference.
Elements I used:
1
5
9
11
13
15
19
Once you get all of your elements added on then be sure to add a drop shadow to each one.
If you want to add some text or word art to your tag now is the time to do so.
Add your copyright and licensing information.
Add your name.
Crop and save.