Friday, November 22, 2013

*~* An Angel's Pain *~* PTU Mini Kit


This is a mini kit which can be purchased for $1
Please forward your reciepts to CarriesConcoctions@gmail.com and I will send you the link
Please allow 24 hours after you forward your reciept for me to send you the link
Thank You





Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Timeline Cover Template #6

I made another Facebook Timeline Cover template so I hope someone can get some use out of it!
In the example posted below I used the "For Love" collab available only at Digital Chaos


You can download the template HERE

Friday, October 11, 2013

Timeline Cover Template #5

So I came up with this tonight while I was playing around.  I am not sure if anyone will be able to use it for anything but I hope someone can find some use for it

You can download it HERE

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

*~* New PTU Kit *~* Autumn Twilight


New PTU Kit
"Autumn Twilight"
I was inspired to make this by the Ida Larsen tube of the same name that is available at Digital Chaos

This kit includes:
6 Frames
21 Elements
5 Flowers
14 Papers

The price of this kit is $2
Please email me with your reciept at CarriesConcoctions@gmail.com and I will send you the link to the kit







A Mother's Love



This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the beautiful art of Helena Reis.  You must have a license to use the same tube.  You can find all her beautiful tubes at Digital Chaos*

Dream A Little Dream Scrap Kit
*This is a PTU kit by Chaos Priestess which can be purchased at Digital Chaos*

Timeline Cover Template #4
*This was made by me and can be found here on my blog*

Lets Get Started:
1).  Open all your supplies in PSP
Shift + D to duplicate your template
Close the original


2).  Make your Layer 1 active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Flood fill with your color of choice or with a paper from the kit
Select None
*Follow these steps for the other 4 layers using different papers from the kit*

3).  Make Layer 5 active
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Selection
Invert
Delete
Select None

4).  Duplicate your tube layer
Add a Guassian Blur of 5
Change the blend mode to soft light

5).  Now is the time to make the timeline cover your own.
Add elements and any word art you want

6).  Add all copyright information and any license information needed

7).  Add your name

8).  Save in your desired format

All Done

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on October 8, 2013
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Timeline Cover Template #4

I have a new Facebook Timeline Cover template
I hope you enjoy it



You can download it HERE

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Timeline Cover Template #3

Just made a new Facebook Timeline Cover Template so I thought I would share it with everyone


You can download this template HERE

Thursday, September 12, 2013

*~* Contest by Gothic Inspirations *~*

Gothic Inspirations is holding a contest on her blog to help sales of the "For Love" collab at Digital Chaos (100% of the sales go to artist Sherin Moustafa to get her out of Syria into the UK safely.
Check out the contest HERE


Buy the kit HERE

Tag Show Off

I am now on the Creative Team for Digital Chaos *yay, does happy dance*





Saturday, August 24, 2013

Breathe Me


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of choice
*I am using the gorgeous artwork of Steve Baier.  You must have a license to use the same tube.  You can find all of his beautiful work at Up Your Art*

"Breathe Me" cluster frame
*You can find this HERE on my blog.  I made it using the beautiful "Breathe Me" kit by Tasha's Playground.  You can get this kit at Digital Chaos*

Font Of Choice
*I am using Invitation Script Limited Free Edition which is a FTU font*

Lets Get Started:
*This will be a short and simple tutorial*

1).  Open all your supplies
Resize if you fee necessary

2).  Using your Freehand Selection tool draw around the light silver part of your frame
Add a new Raster Layer
Flood fill with a color of your choice
*I actually used one of the papers from the kit but if you don't have the kit a color will do the same job*
Move the color layer below the frame
Select None

3).  Copy and paste your tube of choice

4).  Duplicate the cluster frame
Move the duplicated frame above the tube layer
Now use your Eraser tool to make it look like parts of your tube are outside the frame

5).  Add all copyright information and any license information needed

6).  Add your name

7).  Save in your desired format

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on August 24, 2013
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Friday, August 23, 2013

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Facebook Timeline Template 2

Just thought I would try my hand at making another timeline cover template
This is just something simple I made while playing around with a dingbat font



Download HERE

Monday, June 24, 2013

Facebook Timeline Cover Template 1

So I thought I would try my hand at making a template for a timeline cover for FB
I hope someone finds some use for this ♥

Download HERE

Sunday, June 23, 2013

In Loving Memory

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the always stunning work of Carrie Hall.  You must have a license to use the same tube.  You can purchase a license at Up Your Art*

In Memory Scrap Kit
*This is a gorgeous kit by the super talented WDDesignz.  You can find all her kits at Whisprd Designz*

Mask Of Choice
*I am using one of the beautiful masks by Moonbeams and Spiderwebs*

Font Of Choice
Lets Get Started:
1).  Open all your supplies in PSP
Resize as you feel necessary

2).  Open a blank canvas 600*250
Select All
Copy and Paste your paper of choice as a new layer
DO NOT deselect
Selections
Modify
Select Selections Borders
Both Sides
Anti-Alias Checked
Border width set at 10
Add a new Raster Layer
Copy and Paste your paper of choice again
DO NOT deselect
Selections
Modify
Select Selections Border
Outside
Anti-Alias Checked
Border width set to 10
Add a new raster layer
Copy and paste your paper of choice
Deselect
Move this layer below you original border layer

3).  Using your crop tool
Crop both of your layers back to your 600*250 original canvas size

4).  Add a drop shadow
*I used 1, -1, 50, 5.00 and then did it again with -1, 1, 50, 5.00*

5).  Then go to Image
Canvas Size
Change the size of your canvas to 650*550 to give you room to work

6).  Add a new raster layer
Send to Bottom
Select All
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection or flood fill with a color of choice from your tube
Deselect

7).  On your bottom layer go to
Layers
New Mask Layer
Select your mask of choice from the drop down menu
Source Luminance checked
Invert Mask Data unchecked

8).  Now is the time to make the tag your own
Add whatever elements, word art, etc that you want

9).  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Position
Duplicate your tube
On your duplicate tube
Adjust
Blur
Gaussian Blur
5.00
Change the blend mode and lower the opacity to something that works for your personal preferences and your particular tube
Add a drop shadow to your original tube layer
*I used 1, -1, 50, 5.00 then -1,1,50,5.00*

10).  Resize your tag if necessary

11).  Add all copyright information and any license numbers needed

12).  Add your name

All Done!



This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on June 23, 2013
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Friday, June 21, 2013

PTU Kit *~* Forever Love *~*

I made this kit in honor of my nephew Riley
He was born premature at 27 weeks and sadly he passed away on June 17th.
Any proceeds from this kit will go fully to his parents

This kit is $3.00
Includes:
34 Elements
8 Flowers
10 Frames
20 Papers

Thank you for looking



Please email me at
CarriesConcoctions@gmail.com with your receipt after completing your PayPal transaction and I will send you the link to the kit
Please allow 24 hours for kit delivery
(although it should only be a couple of hours)


Friday, June 14, 2013

Azure


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Image of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous work of Ching Chou Kuik.  You can find her tubes at UpYourArt*

Scrap Kit Of Choice
*I am using a scrap kit named "Azure" by A Tagger's Scrap*

Mask of Choice
*I am using a mask by Moonbeams and Spiderwebs*

Lets Get Started:
1).  Open all supplies in PSP
Resize as you feel necessary

2).  Open a 600*525 blank image
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
Layers
New Mask Layer
Choose your mask from the drop down menu
Ok
Right Click
Delete Mask
Yes
Ungroup layers

3). Duplicate the mask layer
Mirror
Flip

4).  Open your image of choice
Select All
Copy and Paste your paper of choice into selection
Selections
Modify Select Sections Borders
Both
10
Anti-Alias checked
Add a New Raster Layer
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Add a new Raster Layer
Selections
Modify Select Sections Borders
Outside 
8
Copy and paste another paper of choice into selection
Select None
*I chose to give my frame a drop shadow*
Merge Visible
5).  Add any elements you would like to make the tag your own

6).  Copy Merged and paste onto your original image with the masks

7).  Resize as you feel necessary

8).  Add all copyright information and any license information you need to your tag

9). Add your name

10).   Save in your desired format
All Done

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on June 14, 2013

Any resemblance to any other tutorial is completely unintentional

Friday, May 24, 2013

City Girl



This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the always stunning artwork of Steve Baier.  You MUST have a license to use this art.  You can purchase a license to use his art at UpYourArt*

Black Tie Affair Scrap Kit
*This is a beautiful PTU kit by A Tagger's Scrap*


Lets Get Started:
1).  Open all your supplies in PSP

2).  Open an 851x315 new image
Select All
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
 Do not deselect

3).  Add a new raster layer
Selections
Modify
Selections Borders
Both clicked
Width of 14
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Do NOT deselect

3).  Add a new raster layer
Selections
Modify
Selections Borders
Outside clicked
Width 14
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Deselect

4).  Using your Crop tool make sure you crop both of your border layers back to 851x315
Add a drop shadow to both layers if you want to

5).  This is the time to make the tag your own.  
Add any elements or word art you would like
6).  Add your copyright information and any license number needed

7).  Add your name or word art

8).  Save as a JPG

Lets Make an Avatar:
1).  Open a 200*200 Image

2).  Select All
Selections
Modify
Selections Borders
Both clicked
Width of 8
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Do NOT deselect

3).  Add a new raster layer
Selections
Modify
Selections Borders
Outside clicked
Width 8
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Deselect

4).  On your main image
Copy Merged
On your avatar
Paste as a new layer
Position where you would like

Save your avatar


All Done!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blue Butterfly


This tutorial was written using PSP 8
It assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the art of Rachael Tallamy which can be purchased at UpYourArt*

Scrap Kit of Choice
*I am using Blue Bayou by A Tagger's Scrap*

Font of Choice
*I am using MysoulOne ROB*

Lets Get Started:

1).  Open your frame of choice in PSP
Shift + D to duplicate
Close the original

2).  Image
Canvas Size
Change your canvas size to 800*525

3).  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Duplicate your frame
Move one frame layer above your tube layer
Using your eraser tool erase parts of the top frame layer to let some of your tube lay on top of the bottom frame layer

4).  Duplicate your tube
Adust
Blur
Gaussian Blur
5.0
Change your blend mode to one of your choice
*I used soft light*

5).  Add a drop shadow of choice to your bottom tube layer

6).  Now is the times to make the tag your own
Add any elements you want

7).  Add your copyright information and any applicable license information

8).  Add your name

9).  Save in your desired format

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on April 30, 2013
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dark Love

This tutorial was written using PSP 8
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP

Supplies
Tube of Choice
*I am using a tube by Camilla Drakenborg.  You must have a license to use the same tube
You can purchase her art at Up Your Art *

Dark Love Scrap Kit
*This kit is by Imperfect Angel Scraps.  You can purchase this kit at Whisprd Designz*

Template of Choice
*I am using one of the gorgeous templates by Elegant Inspirations*

Font of Choice
*I am using Meridian Demo*

Lets Get Started:

1).  Open all your supplies in PSP
Resize if you feel the need to

2).  Make the top shape layer active of whatever template you are working with
Select All
Float
Defloat
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Select None
*Do this for all layers of your template*

3).  Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer
Position it
Duplicate your tube
Gaussian Blur of 10
Change your blend mode to something that suits your tube
*I used Soft Light*

4).  Add any elements you want to make the tag your own or use my tag for reference

5).  Resize the tag if needed

6).  Add all your copyright information and licenses if needed

7).  Add your name

8).  Save in your desired format

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on April 23, 2013
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Into The Light


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous art of Shawn Palek.  You must have a license to use the same art.  You can purchase this art at UpYourArt*

Dorchadas Collab Scrap Kit
*This is a beautiful PTU collab kit by WDDesignz, Imperfect Angel Scraps and Cuppie Cake Designz.  You can find this kit at Whisprd Designz*


Lets Get Started:
1).  Open all your supplies in PSP

2).  Open an 851x315 new image
Select All
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
 Do not deselect

3).  Add a new raster layer
Selections
Modify
Selections Borders
Both clicked
Width of 14
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Do NOT deselect

3).  Add a new raster layer
Selections
Modify
Selections Borders
Outside clicked
Width 14
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Deselect

4).  Using your Crop tool make sure you crop both of your border layers back to 851x315
Add a drop shadow to both layers if you want to

5).  This is the time to make the tag your own.  
Add any elements or word art you would like
6).  Add your copyright information and any license number needed

7).  Add your name or word art

8).  Save as a JPG

Lets Make an Avatar:
1).  Open a 200*200 Image

2).  Select All
Selections
Modify
Selections Borders
Both clicked
Width of 10
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Do NOT deselect

3).  Add a new raster layer
Selections
Modify
Selections Borders
Outside clicked
Width 10
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Deselect

4).  On your main image
Copy Merged
On your avatar
Paste as a new layer
Position where you would like

Save your avatar


All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on April 9, 2013
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Love Is...Tag Show Off


Tag made using the kit "Love Is" by Chaos Priestess



Dreamy Night Collab Tag Show Offs

Tags made using the Dreamy Night collab from WDDesignz and Chaos Priestess
Available only at Whisprd Designz




Dreamy Night and Peas In A Pod

Tag made using the absolutely stunning collab kit by Chaos Priestess and WDDesignz called "Dreamy Night"
You can find this huge collab at Whisprd Designz

Tag made using the cute Peas In A Pod kit by WDDesignz
All sales of this kit go to 2 pitbull rescue charities
You can find this kit at Whisprd Designz

New Collab, Charity Kit, Sales and More

Hey everyone!  
We have a lot of great stuff going on at Whisprd Designz right now!

We have a beautiful new collab kit by Chaos Priestess and WDDesignz called Dreamy Night
We also have a gorgeous new kit from Chaos Priestess called Love Is
She is also having a HUGE 50% off sale which includes her BMS deal




Thursday, January 17, 2013

Beauty and Faith




This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous art of The Vintage Angel.  You must have a license to use the same art.  You can purchase her art at CDO*

Days Gone Scrap Kit
*This is a beautiful PTU kit by WDDesignz.  You can find this kit at Whisprd Designz*


Lets Get Started:
1).  Open all your supplies in PSP

2).  Open an 851x315 new image
Select All
Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer
 Do not deselect

3).  Add a new raster layer
Selections
Modify
Selections Borders
Both clicked
Width of 12
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Do NOT deselect

3).  Add a new raster layer
Selections
Modify
Selections Borders
Outside clicked
Width 10
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Deselect

4).  Using your Crop tool make sure you crop both of your border layers back to 851x315
Add a drop shadow to both layers if you want to

5).  This is the time to make the tag your own.  
Add any elements or word art you would like
6).  Add your copyright information and any license number needed

7).  Add your name or word art

8).  Save as a JPG

Lets Make an Avatar:

1).  Open a 200*200 Image

2).  Select All
Selections
Modify
Selections Borders
Both clicked
Width of 10
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Do NOT deselect

3).  Add a new raster layer
Selections
Modify
Selections Borders
Outside clicked
Width 10
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Deselect

4).  On your main image
Copy Merged
On your avatar
Paste as a new layer
Position where you would like

Save your avatar


All Done!

This tutorial was written on January 17, 2013 by Carrie's Concoctions
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tender Love



This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
It was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the artwork of Zindy S.D. Nielsen.  You MUST have a license to use the same tube*

Sweet and Tender Scrap Kit
*This is a gorgeous kit by Inzpired Creationz.  Check out all her beautiful kits at Scraps and The City*

Font Of Choice
Lets Get Started:
1). Open a 600*250 blank canvas

2). Copy and paste your paper of choice as a new layer

3). Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer
*Using your crop tool make sure you crop it back to a 600*250 canvas*
Duplicate your tube
On the duplicate layer:
Adjust
Blur
Gaussian Blur 5
Ok
Change the blend mode on your tube to something that suits it
*I used Soft Light on mine*

4). Select All
Selections
Select Selections Border
Both Sides Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 10
Add a new raster layer
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection
Invert
Delete
Invert again
Do Not Deselect

5). Selections
Select Selections Border
Outside Only Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 10
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with another paper of choice
Select None
**I added a drop shadow to both of my frame layers**
6). Now is the time to add any elements to make the forum set your own
Move them below your 2 frame layers and your tube layer but above your original paper layer

7). Add the copyright information and any license information that is needed

8). Add your name

Save in your preferred format




Lets Make An Avatar:
1). Open an 200*200 blank canvas

2). Copy Merge your tag

3). Copy and paste onto your canvas
Position the portion you want to be seen in your avatar
Crop your image back to 200*200
Use the steps in Step 4 &5 from your banner to make the border for your avatar except change the 1st setting to 10 and the second to 10 for the width

4). Add your copyright and license information

5). Save


All Done!


This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on January 16, 2013
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Vintage Love

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written using PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Supplies:
Tube of Choice
*I am using the always stunning work of Zindy S.D. Nielsen.  You must have a license to use the same tube*

Vintage Love Scrap Kit
*This is a gorgeous kit by the super talented WDDesignz.  You can find all her kits at Whisprd Designz*

Mask Of Choice
*I am using one of the beautiful masks by Moonbeams and Spiderwebs*

Font Of Choice
Lets Get Started:
1).  Open all your supplies in PSP
Resize as you feel necessary

2).  Open a blank canvas 600*250
Select All
Copy and Paste your paper of choice as a new layer
DO NOT deselect
Selections
Modify
Select Selections Borders
Both Sides
Anti-Alias Checked
Border width set at 10
Add a new Raster Layer
Copy and Paste your paper of choice again
DO NOT deselect
Selections
Modify
Select Selections Border
Outside
Anti-Alias Checked
Border width set to 10
Add a new raster layer
Copy and paste your paper of choice
Deselect
Move this layer below you original border layer

3).  Using your crop tool
Crop both of your layers back to your 600*250 original canvas size

4).  Add a drop shadow
*I used 1, -1, 50, 5.00 and then did it again with -1, 1, 50, 5.00*

5).  Then go to Image
Canvas Size
Change the size of your canvas to 650*550 to give you room to work

6).  Add a new raster layer
Send to Bottom
Select All
Copy and paste your paper of choice into selection or flood fill with a color of choice from your tube
Deselect

7).  On your bottom layer go to
Layers
New Mask Layer
Select your mask of choice from the drop down menu
Source Luminance checked
Invert Mask Data unchecked

8).  Now is the time to make the tag your own
Add whatever elements, word art, etc that you want

9).  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Position
Duplicate your tube
On your duplicate tube
Adjust
Blur
Gaussian Blur
5.00
Change the blend mode and lower the opacity to something that works for your personal preferences and your particular tube
Add a drop shadow to your original tube layer
*I used 1, -1, 50, 5.00 then -1,1,50,5.00*

10).  Resize your tag if necessary

11).  Add all copyright information and any license numbers needed

12).  Add your name

All Done!


This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on January 15, 2013
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional