Saturday, August 30, 2008

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Kit

This kit was inspired by a tree where the flowers turn from purple to white over a few days. Hope you like it.

Kit Contains:
10 papers
5 glitter tiles
5 flowers
6 frames
1 gold frame back
2 pearl frame inserts
5 ribbons
5 wraps
5 butterflies
10 gem flowers
5 gemstones
6 pearl strands
10 bows
5 doodles


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bow Wrap Script

This script needs to be applied to my basic ribbon script ie make your ribbon then run the bow wrap script. You can then trim the ends to fit a frame. Bow and ribbons on separate layers.


Basic Ribbon Script

This makes a nice satin look ribbon from your choice of colour, gradient or pattern. Greg's Pool Shadow filter (free filter) is required.

PLEASE NOTE: This is only a small ribbon ie under 600 pixels long. Everything I make is aimed at taggers and is not necessarily suitable for digital scrapbooking size wise. I have a tutorial here on the blog on how to make this ribbon yourself if you would like to make it in a larger size.


Leaves and Stem Script

Some leaves and a stem to go with the flowers. PSP9 script included in the download folder.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Thank Yous and Your Welcomes

I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to leave a comment either here or on my 4shared - it really is wonderful to read through them and know that what you have done has been appreciated.

I'm glad everyone is enjoying the scripts because I'm certainly having fun writing them. I hope to have some more up soon.

Monday, August 25, 2008

5 Petal Flower Script

Here's another flower script for you to have a play with. You will need MuRas Copies filter and the Pearls preset for Balls and Bubbles (from PSP8). Enjoy -



Thanks again to Raeven for the version 9 script.

Making Your Own Textured Overlays

This technique is mostly used for making scrap papers.


* Paint Shop Pro (I use PSPX but you should be able to do this in all versions)

* Digital camera


1. Take your camera and go for a walk around your house, inside and out. Take photographs of any interesting textures you come across eg dirty concrete, wooden fence, rock face, gravel, grass, sand, fruit skins, close ups on leaves or flowers.

2. Load your photographs to your computer. Open the photograph you want to use in PSP.

3. Take a critical look at the photo and decide if you want to use the whole photograph for your texture or just a portion of it. At this point, crop or resize your photo to a size suitable for your project.

4. I like to make my textures seamless if possible as this gives you a little more flexibility in the size you can use as you can use it as a pattern fill. There are many free filters out there that you can use to seamless tile but I prefer to use the one that comes with PSP. Effects menu - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling. Adjust the settings and try the different options until you get a result you are happy with.

5. To apply your texture you paste your photo as a new layer above what you want textured. Change the layer blend mode (on the layer palette) to find a setting you are happy with. I use hard light or overlay the most.


* If you don't want the whole layer textured, make sure you select the part that you do want textured first and delete the excess from the overlay layer.

* You can change the layer opacity if you feel the texture is too heavy.

* Use Adjust Brightness and Contrast on either your overlay or bottom layer to brighten or darken your result.

* Apply different filters to overlays for different effects.

* Use two overlays for different effects.

* Scan rather than photograph swatches of material or other small items.

Smarty Pants! LOL

The wonderful Raeven from Raevens Tuts and Tags has managed to make the flower script work in PSP9. Thanks so much ♥.


Again, if you can't make it work there is not much point asking me as I am a novice at all this lol.

My First PSP Script

This is my first attempt at script writing. It has been tested in PSPX, PSPXI and PSPXII (sorry to anyone using earlier versions). Instructions are included and you need to have MuRas Copies installed. This is a free filter.

DISCLAIMER - if you can't get it to work I'm not going to be much help to you PMSL!


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Gazania Tubes and Desktops

I spent some time taking photos in the garden today and here are some of the results.

There are 5 desktops of gazania flowers that you can download directly from my DA Gallery. Just click on the one you like and then click download on the left hand side and it's yours lol.

And now for the tubes - these are in png format and are COMMERCIAL USE OK. I do ask for a credit but realise that on some types of projects it is just not possible. It certainly is possible for a scrap kit even though I have already come across some that don't bother and to those people - thanks for nothing!


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gradient Flowers

I've been having a play in PSP lol. Flowers are in png format. Personal use only. Preview is smaller than actual flowers.


Monday, August 18, 2008

In The Pink Sig Tag

I have written a tag tutorial using the In The Pink kit. Click on the tag to go to the tut.

In The Pink Kit

One of my favourite colours -

Kit Contains:
8 papers
2 glitter tiles
6 frames
9 flower accents
12 ribbons
9 bows
10 gem accents

(Drop shadow on preview only)


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Vintage Tag Tutorial

Click on the tag to go to the tutorial

Spring Fling Kit Take 2

There seem to be some issues with the original 4shared link so I have reloaded the kit and here is another link for you to try -


Monday, August 4, 2008

Spring Fling Kit

Lots of flowers and butterflies lol

Kit Contains:
28 papers
6 glitter tiles
17 flowers
6 single beads
6 bead strands
3 gemstone butterflies
6 painted butterflies
6 pearl flowers
16 bows
4 leafy doodles
3 frames
16 ribbons


Making Ribbons In Paint Shop Pro

This is how I make ribbons in PSP.


* Paint Shop Pro (I use PSPX and am not sure if the warp brush is available in earlier versions)

* Greg's Factory Filters (free) from HERE (scroll down).


1. Open a new canvas 1000 x 500 pixels with a white background. Add a new raster layer.

2. With your selection tool set on rectangle and feather on 0, draw out a rectangle the size you want your ribbon to be.

3. Floodfill on new raster layer with the colour or pattern of choice. DO NOT deselect.

4. Apply Pool Shadow at the settings given below. You can adjust the intensity and lightness for stronger or weaker effect.

5. Effects Menu - Texture Effects - Texture - use the settings below

6. Selections - Modify - Contract by 2 or 3 (depending on size of your ribbon) - Invert.

7. Effects Menu - Texture Effects - Blinds - use settings below. You can change the colour according to the colour of your ribbon and whether you want a darker or lighter effect.

8. Select none. Trim the edges of the ribbon (use your selection tool on rectangle to select then press delete) to remove the blinds effect from the ends.

9. To give your ribbon a less straight look, run your Warp Brush gently along the edges using the settings below. Click on the green apply tick when you are finished warping.

Your ribbon is finished. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.