Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Olde Irish

The Olde Irish is a lovely kit by Stargazer Musings & I have an abundance of goodies prepared using it.
A desktop calendar in both desktop & laptop sizes, a quick page, & the word art I created for tags 1 & 2 as well as a general version of tag 2, all zipped up together here.

 Tags 1 & 3 were inspired by poser tubes created by the ever-so-lovely Tess who designs as Caroline_D (Teagan & Dancer1, respectively), while for tag 2 I assembled some of Medi's wonderful work (envee5, gibby6,gracie3, patty2). All tags are 700 pixels x 700 pixels & were created in Adobe PSCS4 with "show transform controls" enabled to allow easy resizing of elements.

Tag 1 used paper10 as background & showed the poser (Teagan) standing in front of an old harp1 & pot o gold, while holding a lute. Temporarily lessen the opacity of the lute to see the hand, allowing you to more easily erase the appropriate part of the lute, to maske it appear the woman is holding the lute. The original word art used Calliope font, & then I played around with styles.

Tag 2 used paper30 as overall backgrouund, then I created a circular layer filled with paper5. I used 2 copies of the glitter shamrock & again played with styles applied to the word art.

Tag 3 began with a cicular selection filled with paper34 (uh-huh, there is a wide selection of papers). I added a beer mug, a hat, 2 gold coins & a butterfly to the tag, applying drop shadow in all cases, while the bevel & emboss effect was added to the hat & butterfly. The poser's dress (dancer1) was green, but in a christmasy print so I used magic wand coupled with lasso to highlight the dress & fill it with paer1 at 4%.
The font is Candice with an Adobe style called "wow neon yellow off" applied.

I hope the easy nature of my tutorials helps encourage you to make tags for your self.


1 comment:

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 6 post on Mar. 05, 2012. Thanks again.