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Monday, August 30, 2010

Fantasy Creatures by kwellmandesigns

My grandchildren & I have been playing. Thought we would share a few fantasy creatures with you.  Hope you enjoy...Have a great day..Hugs..Kat

You can download them HERE

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Beautiful Day by kwellmandesigns

I found this cute little kit and just couldn't resist doing a tut..hope you like

This tutorial was written by me and any resemblance to any other is pure coincidence.  I used a wonderful little FTU kit called Little Frogs by Chelly and you can find it HERE.  Template # 115 by ScrapsofEnchantment...HERE.  WSL Mask # 84 HERE and of course the beautiful artwork of Suzanne Woolcott.  You must have a license to use her work and you can purchase it HERE

Please leave a little love when downloading these wonderful freebies..I know it will be appreciated. 

Ok..Lets get started.
1.  Open your template and shift D to duplicate, then close the original.  Delete the credit layer, the word beautiful layer and the stitches layer.
2.  Add a new layer, move it to the bottom and flood fill white.  You can delete this later if you want a transparent tag.
3.  Open paper of choice.  Please note these are large files so you will need to resize to suit your tag.  Copy and paste the paper of choice above the rectangles layer. 
4.  Select the rectangles layer and go to selections, select all, float, defloat.  Now go to the paper layer and Selections, Invert and hit your delete key.  Delete the other rectangles layer.
5.  Merge the two brush layers and do the same with another paper of choice.  Now do again for the white strip. 
6.  Using a small font of choice add the words I used or wording of choice.
7.  Add your tube of choice and any elements from the kit.  Use my tag for reference.
8.  Open another paper of choice and copy/paste as new layer.  Move above the white layer and apply your mask.  Size to suit your tag.
9.  Add copyrights and name, delete the white layer and save as png

I hope you have enjoyed my tut..I would love to here from you and see your results...you may email them to me at mschowwv@yahoo.com

Have a beautiful day my friend.....Hugs..Kat

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fall by kwellmandesigns

Well I thought it was about time I wrote a new tut.  So here it is and I hope you all enjoy doing it.  Have a great day...Hugs..Kat

This tutorial was written by me and is copyright to kwellmandesigns.  Any resemblance to any other tut is purely coincidental. 
I am using a PTU kit called AutumnEnchantment and you can find it at Nitwits Store HERE or use
any Autumn kit.  My tubes of course are the wonderful creations of Suzanne Woolcott.  You must purchase a license to use her work and you can do so HERE
I used a mask by WSL number 84 and you can get her masks HERE
The frame used is my own creation.  You can download it HERE

Don't forget to leave some love when downloading her work..It is appreciated.

Ok...Lets Get Started.
1.  Open a new image 600 x 600, flood fill white.
2. Open paper of choice and got to edit, copy,  now go to edit and paste as a new layer
3.  Open your mask.  Right click on paper layer and choose new mask from image.  Use drop down to find your mask and say ok.  Right click on layer and merge group.
4.  Open my frame and copy and paste it as a new layer of top of mask layer.  Center to suit yourself.
5.  Open 2nd paper of choice and copy/paste it as a new layer under the frame.  Go back to frame layer and while holding your shift key, click inside each section of the frame.  Go to Selections, Modify and Expand 4 Now go back to the paper layer and go to Selections, Invert and hit your delete key.
6.  Give frame a nice drop shadow.  I used 3, 2 50, 5 and black
7.  Open your tubes.  copy/paste each on as a new layer.  Use your pick tool to place them how you want them to look in the frames.  Now use the magic wand and go to the frame layer.  Click inside the frame and go to selections, modify, expand 3 and go back to the tube layer and selections, invert and hit delete key.  do this for all 3 frames.  Place your 4th tube to suit yourself.
8.   Add any elements of choice and give all a nice drop shadow.  If element is a little blurry I have found that if you go to Adjust, Sharpness and Sharpen, it will help it look better.
9.  Resize your canvas to get rid of excess area around your tag. 
10.  Add wording of Choice and any copyrights
11.  Delete the white background layer and save as png.

I hope you have enjoyed my tut and would love to hear from you.  You may email me at mschowwv@yahoo.com

Wanted to show off a gorjuss tag from my tut by Agnes...Thank you soooo much...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Purples Tutorial by Lee

My sweet friend Lee over at Gorjuss Tags Forum did this tut from my new kit, Shades of Purple.  You can find it HERE at her blog..I hope you enjoy it and would love to see your results..

Thank you Lee for taking the time to do this..It's great..Hugs..Kat

Friday, August 13, 2010

Shades of Purple by kwellmandesigns

FREEBIE....Shades of Purple...Kit Number One...kwellmandesigns

I finally got my very first kit ready.  It may not be the best, but I am still learning.  Anyway here it is and I hope someone can use it..enjoy and please I would love to see your creations..you can send them to mschowwv@yahoo.com

Please read my T.O.U. and follow them...they are simple..Everything not shown in the preview.

Go HERE to download the kit.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Jesus is my Lighthouse...Blog Layout by kwellmandesigns

Thank you sweet Kathy for this wonderful kit from PickleberryPop called Where Dreams Live...I just loved everything about it...so I had to try a blog layout...and here it is for anyone that would like to use it..You may add your blog title to the header if you want.  Hugs..Kat

Go HERE to my photobucket to save the layout.  I would love to here what you think about it..Please leave a comment...

Tags Made Using My Tuts

Using My 2 Column Layouts...and T.O.U.

Before you install your 2 Column Background Layout First make sure your original installed template is Minima.

To do this, do the following:

At the very top, right hand side of the blog - Click Customize.Click the Layout Tab.Click the Edit Html Tab.In your html file, Look for the type of template you have. It shouldsay something like this..

Blogger Template
Style Name: Minima

If you do not have a Minima template, select a new template style by clicking the Layout Tab and Select New Template Tab.

Changing your template should not delete any of your gadgets or text.