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Hi I'm Rita, most of you know me as LadyAries around the forums and the tagging community. Welcome to my blog.
I live in South Carolina and am married to the most wonderful man, my soul mate Wayne. Together we have 4 daughters and 5 wonderful grandchildren. I have been addicted to PSP and tagging for 7 years. I love to bowl, read, scrapbook & watch movies. And I am addicted to Pinterest. Here I will be displaying some of my creations. I hope you enjoy your visit!

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Pink Christmas Snags

I liked this tag so well after writing the tut that I decided to share some snags of it.
I made this snag set with artwork of Marika which can be purchased from Creative Design Outlet. The scrap kit I used is a PTU kit by Vickie's Scraps, "Pink Christmas" which can be purchased HERE and HERE. 
*click on image to view full size & right click to save*
Enjoy ♥


A Pink Christmas - PTU

*Click tag to see full size* 
This tutorial is from my own imagination,
any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written by LadyAries on November 27th, 2013.
This tut was written for those with a basic knowledge of psp.

*Supplies Needed*
PSP: I am using X2 but any of them should work.
Font of choice, I am using Xiomara
Mask: DBV Xmas Mask 06 HERE
Drop Shadow usually V3 H3 O25 B5 black

*Tube of Choice*
I am using the beautiful art of Marika.
And it can be purchased from HERE.
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrap kit Of Choice*
I am using the awesome PTU kit "Pink Christmas" by Vickie's Scraps.
And it can be purchased HERE & HERE

*PlugIns* 
Eye Candy 6, Gradient glow for the name.

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*Let's Get Started*
*Remember to add your drop shadow as you go along* 

Open a new image 650 x 650.

Element57 flip - copy & paste to the center of your tag. Duplicate, mirror. 

Element121 resize 83 percent, copy & paste to the center of your tag.

Element70 copy & paste to the center of your tag.

Element67 copy & paste to the center of your tag. 

Activate the magic wand and click inside the frame. Selections modify, expand by 8. Open a new raster layer and copy & paste paper12, selections invert, delete, select none. Move your background under your frame. 

Element119 copy & paste to the center of your tag, adjust it to your liking. Duplicate, mirror, flip. Do not drop shadow this layer. 

Resize close up of tube by 75 percent, copy & paste to the inside of your frame.

Element128 copy & paste to the bottom center of your frame.

Element106 resize 38 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your tag.

Element100 resize 28 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your tag. Adjust, sharpness, sharpen.

Element101 resize 50 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Element98 resize 60 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag. 

Element27 resize 65 percent, copy & paste to the top center of your frame. Adjust, sharpness, sharpen.

See my tag for details.
Add more elements if you wish to.

Open new raster layer and send to the bottom, Open paper16 and copy & paste, apply your mask.

When you are happy with your tag merge all layers and resize to your liking.

Apply the correct artist copyright and license info and save as a PNG, then add your name and merge & save.

I hope you enjoyed this tut. ♥ 

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 
Thank you so very much for trying my tut Dixie.
I love what you have done with this, your tag is gorgeous!! ♥

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Brrrrr It's Cold Outside - PTU


*Click tag to see full size* 
This tutorial is from my own imagination,
any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written by LadyAries on November 24, 2013.
This tut was written for those with a basic knowledge of psp.

*Supplies Needed*
PSP: I am using X2 but any of them should work.
Font of choice, I am using Loopi 
Pattern: Gold beads ~ Link unknown at this time.
Place your Gold bead pattern into your "Patterns" folder in your My PSP Files.
Drop Shadow usually V3 H3 O25 B5 black.

*Tube of Choice*
I am using the beautiful art of Jennifer Janesko.
And it can be purchased from HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrap kit Of Choice*
I am using the beautiful PTU kit "Brrrrr" by Devilish Dezines.
And it can be purchased HERE and HERE

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*Let's Get Started*
*Remember to add your drop shadow as you go along* 

Open a new image 650 x 650 & flood fill with white.

Element14 resize 8 percent, copy & paste to the center of your tag.

Element15 resize 10 percent, copy & paste to the bottom of your tag. Duplicate & flip.

Element60 resize by enlarging 12 percent, copy & paste to the center of your tag.

Resize your tube to your liking, copy & paste to the center of your tag. 

Element72 resize 30 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag. Duplicate & mirror.

Element55 resize 78 percent, copy & paste to the bottom of your tag.

Element4 resize 42 percent, copy & paste to the bottom of your tag.

Element82 resize 20 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Element73 resize 50 percent, copy & paste to the bottom of your tag.

Element77 resize 40 percent - mirror, copy & paste to the right of your tag.

See my tag for details.
Add more elements if you wish to.

Open paper6 resize 65 percent, copy & paste to raster 1.

When you are happy with your tag merge all layers and resize to your liking.

Selections, select all, Modify, Select Selections Border, Inside, Anti Alias, Border width 8. Flood fill with pattern Gold beads, Angle 0, Scale 100. Selections, Select none.

Apply the correct artist copyright and license info and save as a PNG, then add your name and merge & save.

I hope you enjoyed this tut. ♥

Mrs. Santa - No Scrap

*Click tag to see full size*
This tutorial is from my own imagination,
any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written by LadyAries on November 24, 2013.
This tut was written for those with a basic knowledge of psp.
 
*Supplies Needed*
PSP: I am using X2 but any of them should work.
Font of choice, I am using AkaDora
Mask: HorsePlay's Pasture Mask9 HERE
Template: TracyF.Designz-Xmas1 HERE

*Tube of Choice*
I am using the beautiful art of Alicia Mujica.
And it can be purchased from HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

Inner Bevel to my name with settings of:

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*Let's Get Started*
*Remember to add your drop shadow as you go along*
I am using V3 H3 O25 B5 black.

 Open template, Shift + D and close original. Delete credits.
Reset canvas size to 650 by 500.

Resize tube 86 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your template.

Add your drop shadow to Oval fill, Rectangle fill, Circle fill & tube. 

Open new raster layer and send to the bottom, flood fill with color of choice. I have used #8f2222 and apply your mask.

 When you are happy with your tag merge all layers and resize to your liking.

Apply the correct artist copyright and license info and save as a PNG, then add your name and merge & save.

I hope you enjoyed this tut. ♥

Christmas Hottie - FTU


*Click tag to see full size*
This tutorial is from my own imagination,
any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written by LadyAries on November 24, 2013.
This tut was written for those with a basic knowledge of psp.
 
*Supplies Needed*
PSP: I am using X2 but any of them should work.
Font of choice, I am using Burton's Nightmare
Template: TracyF.Designz-Xmas1 HERE
Mask: HorsePlay's Pasture Mask27 HERE
Drop Shadow usually V3 H3 O25 B5 black

*Tube of Choice*
I am using the beautiful art of Ismael Rac.
And it can be purchased from HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrap kit Of Choice*
I am using the beautiful PTU kit "On A Winters Day" by HorsePlay's Pasture.
~Updated November 2, 2014 this PTU kit is now FTU HERE

Inner Bevel to my name with settings of:
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*Let's Get Started*
*Remember to add your drop shadow as you go along*

Open template, Shift + D and close original. Delete credits.
Reset canvas size to 650 by 550 to give you more working room.

Oval,  Select all/float/defloat new raster layer. Open paper9 and copy & paste, selection invert, delete, select none & delete original template layer. Do not drop shadow this layer.

Rectangle, Select all/float/defloat new raster layer. Open paper1 and copy & paste, selection invert, delete, select none & delete original template layer. Do not drop shadow this layer. 

Circle, Select all/float/defloat new raster layer. Open paper2 and copy & paste, selection invert, delete, select none & delete original template layer. Do not drop shadow this layer.

Add your drop shadow to Oval fill, Rectangle fill & Circle fill.

Time to add the elements, I used the following:
Element41 resize 80 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Element43 resize 40 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Element61 resize 20 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Element62 resize 16 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Element61 resize 16 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Element19 resize 50 percent - rotate 7 degrees left, copy & paste to the top left side of your oval.

Element2 resize 22 percent, copy & paste to the top left side of your oval.
 
Element5 mirror - resize 70 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your circle and then merge down one time.

Resize tube to your liking - mirror & On your Circle, Select all/float/defloat new raster layer. Copy & paste your tube, selection invert, delete, select none.

Element59 resize 36 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your circle.

Element58 resize 26 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your circle.

Element58 resize 18 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your circle.  
 
Element20 resize 28 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your tag.
  
Element50 resize 25 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your tag.
 
Element14 resize 50 percent, copy & paste to the top of your rectangle.

Element28 resize 25 percent - mirror, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.
  
See my tag for details.
Add more elements if you wish to.

Merge all visible, take and drag your tag to the center of your working space so that it isn't sitting so low on your tag when you are done.

Open new raster layer and send to the bottom, Open paper3 and copy & paste, apply your mask. Grab your pick tool and pull your mask layer to make it a little bigger.

When you are happy with your tag merge all layers and resize to your liking.

Apply the correct artist copyright and license info and save as a PNG, then add your name and merge & save.

I hope you enjoyed this tut. ♥
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Winter Wonderland - PTU



*Click tag to see full size*
This tutorial is from my own imagination,
any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written by LadyAries on November 19th, 2013.
This tut was written for those with a basic knowledge of psp.

*Supplies Needed*
PSP: I am using X2 but any of them should work.
Font of choice, I am using Brock Script
Mask: DBV Xmas Mask 16 HERE
Drop Shadow usually V3 H3 O25 B5 black 

*Tube of Choice*
I am using the beautiful art of Jennifer Janesko.
And it can be purchased HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrap kit Of Choice*
I am using the beautiful PTU kit "A Frosty Christmas" by Vickie's Scraps.
And it can be purchased HERE and HERE

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
*Let's Get Started*
*Remember to add your drop shadow as you go along* 

Open a new image 650 x 650

Element108 resize 90 percent, copy & paste to the center of your tag.

Activate the magic wand and click inside the frame. Selections modify, expand by 8. Open a new raster layer and copy & paste paper4, selections invert, delete, select none. Move your background under your frame.

Element52 resize 45 percent - mirror, copy & paste to the bottom inside of your frame.

Element51 resize 50 percent - mirror, copy & paste to the bottom inside of your frame.

Resize tube to your liking and add to the center under your frame. Use your eraser tool if needed to remove any parts that may be sticking out. 

Element59 resize 60 percent - mirror, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Element142 resize 40 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Element137 resize 18 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Element139 resize 40 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your tag.

Element149 resize 38 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your tag.

Element140 resize 25 percent - mirror copy & paste to the right side of your tag.

Element3 resize 35 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your tag. 

See my tag for details.
Add more elements if you wish to.

Open new raster layer and send to the bottom, flood fill with your color of choice, I am using #2d7394 and apply your mask. In the layers palette I have changed the Opacity to 70 %.

When you are happy with your tag merge all layers and resize to your liking.

Apply the correct artist copyright and license info and save as a PNG, then add your name and merge & save.

I hope you enjoyed this tut. ♥ 

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 
Thank you so very much for trying my tut Dixie.
I love what you have done with this, your tag is gorgeous!! ♥


Merry Christmas - FTU


*Click tag to see full size*
This tutorial is from my own imagination,
any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written by LadyAries on November 17, 2013.
This tut was written for those with a basic knowledge of psp.
 
*Supplies Needed*
PSP: I am using X2 but any of them should work.
Font of choice, I am using Christmas Card
Template: TracyF.Designz-Xmas3 HERE
Mask: Bitzy Beez Designz 212 HERE
Drop Shadow usually V3 H3 O25 B5 black

*Tube of Choice*
I am using the beautiful art of Ismael Rac.
This was a Bonus tube in Dec. 2011. Is in not available for purchase.
You can find his store HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrap kit Of Choice*
I am using the beautiful PTU kit "As The Wind Blows" by HorsePlay's Pasture.
~Updated November 2, 2014 this PTU kit is now FTU HERE

*PlugIns*
Eye Candy 6, Gradient glow for the name.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
*Let's Get Started*
*Remember to add your drop shadow as you go along*

Open template, Shift + D and close original. Delete credits.
Reset canvas size to 600 by 600 to give you more working room.

Circle1,  Select all/float/defloat new raster layer. Open paper1 and copy & paste, selection invert, delete, select none & delete original template layer. Do not drop shadow this layer.

Circle2, Select all/float/defloat new raster layer. Open paper4 and copy & paste, selection invert, delete, select none & delete original template layer. Do not drop shadow this layer.

Resize tube 75 percent, copy & paste onto your circle2. Drag slightly to the left. Using your eraser tool, erase any parts of your tube that may be sticking out from under the frame layer.

Rectangle, Select all/float/defloat new raster layer. Open paper1 and copy & paste, selection invert, delete, select none & delete original template layer. Do not drop shadow this layer.

Add your drop shadow to frame 1, 2 and to rectangle fill & text fill.

Time to add the elements, I used the following:
Element17 resize 80 percent, copy & paste into the rectangle.

Element17 resize 42 percent, copy & paste into the rectangle.

Element26 resize 40 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your tag.

Element63 resize 50 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Element44 resize 40 percent, rotate left 15 degrees, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Element17 resize 28 percent, rotate left 15 degrees, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Element46 resize 20 percent, copy & paste to the top of your tag.

See my tag for details.
Add more elements if you wish to.

Open new raster layer and send to the bottom, Open paper15 and copy & paste, apply your mask.

When you are happy with your tag merge all layers and resize to your liking.

Apply the correct artist copyright and license info and save as a PNG, then add your name and merge & save.

I hope you enjoyed this tut. ♥

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~      
Thank you so very much for trying my tut Deb.   
I love what you have done with this, your tag is so very beautiful!!
Thank you so very much for trying my tut Dixie.
 I just love what you have done with it, your tag is gorgeous!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Midnight Tryst - PTU

*Click tag to see full size*
This tutorial is from my own imagination,
any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is purely coincidental.
It was written by LadyAries on November 16th, 2013.
This tut was written for those with a basic knowledge of psp.
 
*Supplies Needed*
PSP: I am using X2 but any of them should work.
Font of choice, I am using Princess LuLu
Mask: Gems Masks192 HERE
Drop Shadow usually V3 H3 O25 B5 black
 
*Tube of Choice*
I am using the beautiful art of Maxine Gadd.
And it can be purchased HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrap kit Of Choice*
I am using the fantastic PTU kit "Moonlit Tryst" by DevilishDezines.
And it can be purchased HERE and HERE

*PlugIns*
Eye Candy 6, Gradient glow for the name.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
*Let's Get Started*
*Remember to add your drop shadow as you go along*
Open a new image 650 x 650

Frame2 resize 75 percent, copy & paste to the center of your tag.

Activate the magic wand and click inside frame. Selections modify expand by 10. Open a new raster layer and copy & paste paper2 selection invert, delete, select none.

Element41 resize 70 percent, copy & paste to the top center under your frame.

Resize your tube to your liking and copy & paste into the center of your frame. When you have it in position duplicate once, then go to blur, gaussain blur, 3.00. Then over on your layer pallette change the mode to hard light. Then change the opacity anywhere between 70-76. What ever looks good to you, I have mine at set at 50. Then merge down, and apply your drop shadow of choice.

Element7 resize 20 percent, copy & paste to the right side under your frame. Duplicate & mirror.

Element46 resize 22 percent, copy & paste to the left side under your frame.

Element19 resize 70 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Element2 resize 70 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag. Free rotate left 10.00 degrees.

Element2 resize 40 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag just below the first one.
Free rotate left 10.00 degrees.

Element18 resize 70 percent - mirror, copy & paste to the bottom of your tag.

Element17 resize 75 percent, copy & paste to the bottom of your tag.

Element20 resize 20 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag. Free rotate right 20.00 degrees.

Element1 resize 20 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

See my tag for details.
Add more elements if you wish to.

Open new raster layer and send to the bottom, flood fill with color of choice I used #7d6382 and apply your mask. Duplicate & flip, mirror then merge down.

When you are happy with your tag merge all layers and resize to your liking.

Apply the correct artist copyright and license info and save as a PNG, then add your name and merge & save.

I hope you enjoyed this tut. ♥


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

CT Tag Show Off ~ Sassi Designs

Here are my CT tags that I made for Sassi with this so beautiful kit "Pink Lemonade". This kit is huge!! There is so much that can be done with it. See a listing of her stores HERE. And I used artwork of Queen Uriel. You can find her new store HERE. I also used Amberly Berendson. This is a exclusive tube at ACDiva forum.
You must have a license to use this art.
*click on image to view full size*