Rainbow Dash - Cu4Cu Freebie -

Rainbow Dash is a set of PNG papers that can be used for ANYTHING.
Textures, layouts, cut outs, patterns ..if you can think it..I'm pretty sure Rainbow Dash can do it!
Rainbow Dash is a taste basically of another two sets I have made. You can check those out
HERE & HERE > I may change those two sets to Cu4Cu - but I haven't made up my mind yet.

At any rate you can get this colorful freebie HERE
Thank you for coming by and I hope you enjoy! Feel free to send me some
feed back - it's very helpful!! -- ataxicemotions@aol.com --

Danielle S.

Sale @ TS!


~* The Urban Fairy *~

Tag Tutorial - His Ocean

Tutorials from me are very rare - so don't expect a lot LOL

Kit used: Mermaid Dreams in the Ocean by Urban Mermaid Designs
She does have a tagger size kit available as well! I work with Full Size kits most times.
This IS a PTU kit and I LOVE it - actually I love most of her work. I haven't used
all of her kits but I'm working my way there lol.
Thanks for another great kit Kate!

I used a tube by Amy Brown - you can get a license and her tubes at CILM.
I used a tube from Pack S - it's her latest release.

Plugins: Eyecandy 4000 & Maurs Copies

Okay, shall we get started? [ The text is all up to you tho! ]

1. Open paper of your choice - I used Paper 2 - resize to 500x500 pixels.
Open your tube and resize by 70% or as needed.
Copy tube to your tag.

2. Rectangle Tool - Foreground ONLY - color of your choice - size 4
Draw a simple rectangle around your tube & convert to raster layer
Duplicate your rectangle layer & resize by 105%, merge down.

3. Add a new layer. Click on your rectangle layer to activate it.
Magic wand - select INSIDE the rectangle - selections - Expand by 3 -
select your NEW layer and flood fill. Drag layer below your rectangle layer - merge down.

4. Convert your background to layer.
Magic wand - select INSIDE the rectangle - selections, expand by 3
Activate your background layer - promote selection to layer.
[ Do NOT merge yet ]

5. Eyecandy 4000 - add a VERY LIGHT GG to the tube - VERY LIGHT.
Add a drop shadow to the tube - not to heavy.

Your layers should look like this:
Promoted Selection

6. X out the background & merge visible
Duplicate the merged layer - apply plugin Maurs copies
After Image - Rotate Random - I set the top to 4 & left the rest alone
Lower opacity to around 60%

7. Open element 12 & resize to width of 500 - apply to your tag

Your layer should look like this:
Top Image
Element 12
Copied Image with plugin effect

8. Open a second paper - I used paper 1 - Resize to 500x500
Place the paper UNDER element 12 & erase the paper ABOVE the waves

9. Open element 3 & resize by 30% & paste to your tag, moving it to the left
Paste on your tag ABOVE the waves
Selection tool - FREE HAND LASSO
Upscale your image so you can see - then lasso around two parts of the
waves - you do NOT have to get the outline perfect =]

10. Once you have what you want, make sure the waves layer is active
& go to selections, float - defloat. Activate your element 3 layer & hit delete.
Pretty cool huh? I love that.

11. Open brush3 & resize by 70%
Paste to your image & change the blend mode to soft light
Move the paper to just above the second paper.

Main Image
Element 3
Brush 3
Second paper
Duplicated image with plugin

12. Merge visible - add your info & artist info - save as .jpg and you're all done!

Hope you enjoyed & it wasn't to hard to follow!

- Danielle S. -
The Urban Fairy

- Venting - So you see I AM human

Normally I keep my mouth shut and my opinions to myself - and of course
spill them onto my close friends, even if they don't agree with me all the time.

Over the past few weeks I have been getting more and more
and MORE disgusted by the way America is today. I LOVE my country -
NEVER doubt that - but America is going down hill quickly.

Today I signed onto AOL to check email - work related of course -
and there on AOL's home page...is a shot of Paula Abdoul - and omg
I hope I didn't butcher that TO BADLY ] - sitting in her closet. This closet is
LOADED with clothes! More shoes then I think I've EVER seen - shuweet!
All I can do is shake my head [ after appreciating the sight of course! ]
Why? Because while she is sitting infront of her closet that is worth probably
oh I dont know...a million or more? Your average every day PARENT, or maybe not even a parent, is STRUGGLING to make ends meet. Bending over backwards,
twisting left & right, turning inside & out - just pay those dang bills and keep
food on the table. But hey look! Are those the NEW line of Summer clothes?

Baseball players COMPLAIN that a couple million dollars a year ISN'T A GOOD ENOUGH PAY CHECK! " No sweety, I can't get you that tinker bell outfit, it's 32 dollars baby I'm sorry. " <-- That's what WE NORMAL AVERAGE people have to tell our children. WHY? Because our meager 5 grand a month, if that , ISN'T A GOOD ENOUGH PAY CHECK! A trip to the Denver zoo, or maybe the aquarium? How about the Six Flags? Crap, my tire blew and I already used my spare! The electric bill is HOW MUCH? We sit here stressing, freaking out, crying, TRYING to make things work as best we possibly can - and these people, little stars that they apparently are, sit on their multi-million dollar asses and party. Excuse me....HAVE YOU NOTICED THE SITUATION PEOPLE?!?!?!?!? Holy crap would it be SO BAD, to take TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS & give it to a school? How about 5 grand donated to a local church? What about buying some new computers for some schools? How's the research going into better & more efficient cars? Oh you mean the research no one can afford anymore? This is just sick. It's depressing & heart breaking. People are loosing their homes because of the crap that's happening. Can I help them? No, I can't - I can barely help myself - and it KILLS ME that I can't lend a hand. When was the last time YOUR mayor gave himself/herself a raise? There are all these so called stars - who do nothing for us. NOT A THING. EXCEPT! Show us how to fuck up. Drugs? YES! Cheating? YES! Diets of death? YES! WHERE did all the good people go? WHERE are all the POSITIVE role models for our children? OUR ADULTS EVEN! I miss what we used to be - how things once were - and I WISH that people would GROW UP. Who CARES about Brad Pitt? SO WHAT about Jen? GET OVER THE DRAMA AND FOCUS ON THE STUFF THAT MATTERS!!!!!! - LIFE. And yeah, I know - this blog post, will mean nothing to anyone who CAN make a difference - because they don't seem care do they? Enjoy your next damned show of American Idol - hope that's another couple thousand dollars that goes down the drain with smiles. Danielle S. The Urban Fairy

- Vocabulary Builder -

Weekend Sale!!!!

Man o Man have I been a BUSY BUSY BUSY me!!!!
Already this month I've done the military ball, the denver zoo &
the denver aquarium! BTW - the food there is dangerous, don't eat it!

Well I have some GOOD news! I'm having another baby!!!!
3 is enough, plenty, no more. This is his LAST shot at a son lol
After this, he gets snipped. I am SO happy about this I've decided to
share =] For this weekend all my kits are 75% off & all my Cu stuff, including my Cu4Cu , is 55% off! Mind you my Cu4Cu is sold ONLY at OSDS.
Other wise this sale can also be found at all my other stores!

Sweet N Sassy / Terminally Unique Designs / Treasured Scraps / Haven Designz

Now I am off to go LAY DOWN, I've been sick since Sunday :: pouts ::
starting to feel human again but I don't want to push my luck.

Have a GREAT weekend everyone!!!!!!!

~* The Urban Fairy *~

Paper Pack - Pampered!

So I've been in a personal slump lately & just haven't had much going for me
in the way of creativity. I do have one new kit coming up but other then that I've
kinda just been BLAH. So what did I make? Papers =]
I love papers, they're my all time favorite part of any kit - kind of like my
do or don't buy button! Well, here's the new set I made & I'm working on
another one - Envy. Enjoy & thanks for looking!
Check this out HERE

Have a great week!
~*~ Danielle S - The Urban Fairy ~*~