Monday, 18 June 2012



You will need:

1 tube of choice - I used the awesome artwork of Alicia Mujica - you need her own license to use.
The specific license & I bought this tube when Alicia was with PTE - her tubes can now be bought only from her own store La Boutique

Summer Cocktail scrapkit by Bibi's Collection -
This stunning kit can be purchased at Butterfly Blush Designs

This is a simple copy & paste tutorial,
so have a play around with all the gorgeous elements and have some fun with it.

Throughout this tut:

c/p = copy & paste

d/s = dropshadow used is 2 -2 40 4 black

Lets begin:

Open a new image 650 x 650

Resize paper 1 to 75% - mirror and c/p as a new layer

Resize element 62 to 65% - c/p as a new layer and place over the porthole on the paper

Set your magic wand tool at 100% tolerance and click inside the element - selections - modify -
expand 15 - selections - invert

Highlight your paper layer in your palette & hit delete on the keyboard - select none

Highlight your element layer - right click with your mouse & merge down

Resize 80% - Adjust - Sharpen

D/S - as per my settings above

C/P element 69 & place on the right edge of porthole - apply d/s

Place your tube to the right - resize if necessary ( I resized 90% and mirrored image) - apply d/s

C/P element 20 - mirror - rotate left 20

C/P element 2 - mirror - rotate left 20 - place this fish into the net so its head is poking out the top

Duplicate layer and drag below the net layer

On the copy layer erase part of the fish to show the rim of the net

Add d/s to the original fish layer (not the one you've partially erased) and the net layer

Thats the main body of the tag done, and now you get to add whichever elements you want to.
Be creative and have fun.

If you want to use the same elements as I have, they are:


29 resized to 60% - sharpened

29 (again) but resized to 30% - rotated left 40 - sharpened

40 resized to 85%





d/s all elements as before

Add the correct copyright and license info

Add your name - I used dsb flux bright noise on the name

Merge visible

That's it - you're done !

I hope you liked this tutorial, I'd love to see your results & welcome any comments.

Ocean Spray was written on18th June 2012 & copyrighted to me, Les aka Midnite Kiss.
Any similarities to other tuts are completely unintentional.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

New Event on Taking Back PSP

Taking Back PSP is at it again - some of you donated to their BCA cause a couple of months ago,

this next one will start on 20th September so plenty of time for you to donate towards their new cause.

For your donation you receive awesome tubes and kits which wont be available anywhere else AND will be helping make a sick childs dream a reality.

We are back and proud to announce that our next event will take place on September 20, 2012. This time around we will be raising funds for Make A Wish Foundation International - Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referralsources, donors, sponsors, and entire communities.

Event tickets will once again cost $10.00 USD and all proceeds will go to Make A Wish Foundation International. Visit our blog to donate and remember to come back often ( to see who we have gotten on board and donated to this cause -- we are happy to say that we once again have Keith Garvey, Maigan Lynn, Angela Newman, Skyscraps Designs, Maxine Gadd, Simona Candini, Kaci McVay, Cuddz Reflections, Arthur Crowe, and joining us for the first time is Cute-Loot, Shayna Hall and Victoria Starr. This is just a start!!!! We have more wonderful artists to add to our list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!