My Daughter was born on Feb 14, 2010 and she is wonderfully healthy! Thank you for all the wonderful emails about everything. I just wanted to say that for right now since life has gotten so busy I am working mainly on tags and layouts. There will be the occasional tutorial but not as many as before. I am sorry if this causes any problems, but family comes first! I hope this finds all my followers doing well! Blessed Be! ~Lori

Quick Links

These are the Quick Links to my most used supplies =]

Alien Skin
Squirlz Water Reflections
Animation Shop

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Summer Garden

For this tag I used to wonderful work of Julie from Bits N Bobs, the kit is called "Garden of Life" and can be found HERE
Sqirlz Water reflection which can be found HERE
Animation Shop which can be found following the link on the main blog page
Work of Suzanne Woolcott which can be purchased HERE

Lets get started...

  • First choose your background paper, I used #8 but you can pick what ever you like.
  • Now you are going to PASTE your center of choice as a new layer. I used doodle 3, you could use anthing here the doodles, blings sparkles whatever you want. You may have to strech it to make it fit the way you would like.
  • Personally I felt my bacground was to dark so I put it at a 50% transparancy and I added a drop shadow to my doodle. Then I MERGED ALL
  • Save this as your base layer.
  • Add new RASTER LAYER and then COPY this layer and PASTE it as a new image.
  • This will be the beginings of your foreground layer,
  • You can choose any of the frames privided or make one of your own, I used the ribbon doodle 1 to make my own frame.
  • Add whatever embelishments or tubes you would like to acchieve the look you are going for. With such light colors I always use a drop shadow to make them each stand out a bit more. Layer everything as you would like. I have my tube under the frame and the rest on top of it. Dont forget all wording and copyrights.
  • When you have this how you would like it to look open up the Water Reflection program.
  • IN this you want to open your BASE layer
  • Hit the elips looking thing one the left and select the whole image by left clicking on each corner and then right click to get your ants.
  • Using the Rain/Snow you want to make a light rain shower, I used the settings below but you can tweek them he wy you would like.

  • SAVE this base as a GIF
  • Go to Animation shop and open your base, take notice as to how many layers there are.
  • Back in PSP COPY Merged everything you have on the frame layer all at once, and PASTE it as a new animation in Animation Shop
  • CTRL+ SHIFY + L until your frame layer matches your base layer.
  • On the frame Layer CTRL + A to select all and CTRL + C to copy
  • on the base layer CTRL + A and then CTRL + E to paste on top of the base, make sure you are centered!
Run your animation and SAVE as a gif

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More awards Ü

I just received this lovely award from Julie of Bits N Bobs
Thank you Julie :O)


For this tutorial I used the beautiful work of Julie from BitsNBobs through the kit 'She Dreams' which can be found HERE
Eye Candy Impact 5:Gradiant Glow

Lets get started.

  • First OPEN your bubble of choice, we all know I love purple so we know which one I chose Ü and resize it 150%. (This is to make it easier to work with while we go.)
  • Create a new raster layer, transparent
  • Using your ELLIPSE TOOL Create a circle the same size as the bubble outline dark gray and inside what ever background you would like for your bubble. I used a purple with the texture of wet leaves. Since you made this on a new layer you can switch to the PICK TOOL to resize your circle if need be.
  • In order if what I added to my bubble I have the Element 5 (leaves), Curled ribbon 1, wings 1 and dress 2. I only added a small drop shadow to the dress because I liked the way the rest of it turned out without one.
  • I flood filled my background with a landscape like fill
  • Added a few stars
  • Wording I used Brock Script with a GRADIENT GLOW of soft white 7.5 width.
  • Added my mark (Don't forget copyrights if needed)
  • RESIZE (I did 50%)
  • SAVE

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial Blessed Be, and don't forget to share your results! Lorilynn

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Splashing good time

For this tutorial I used the Slish Splash Splosh Kit from Gemini Creationz which can be found HERE

Lets get started....

  • First I opened my frame of choice which was frame 2
  • I opened a new transparent canvas and flood filled it with what I thought would make a nice 'water' color with a 75% transparency. I then freehand selected (cut) some off of the top to make a water ripple effect. It took me a few tries to get this right so play around with it.
  • I copied the water layer and placed it behind my frame and trimmed off the over hang the same way I did with the ripple waves, then I added a slightly darker blue drop shadow to the water.
  • I found a gravel picture on photo bucket and cut it the same way to make the bottom of my 'fishbowl effect'.
  • From here I just added assorted elements from the kit and placed them where I wanted them all with a slight black drop shadow.
  • Once I had the basic look I desired I wanted to make my word art. To do this I picked a very light grey for my foreground and a transparent background, and using my preset shape tool made a circle around the inside of the frame. Next I stretched it out just a touch so my words would be totally inside the frame.
  • Useing my test tool, I clicked on the circle I had made when I saw the semicircle under the A (font tool) this means you are writing on the curve. I added my text. I had to tweek this a few times as well till I got it where I wanted it.
  • COPY MERGED and place on your background of choice, I picked the light yellow because it seemed nice and sunny to me.
  • I added my mark (dont forget any copyrights you may need to add) and the name for my tag. Resize and SAVE!
All done I hope that you had fun with this. Blessed be dear friends