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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Gothic Kisses





In this tutorial I used th tube “Vampire 4” from
This tube comes with several layers including colour clothes and can be purchased at

I used the kit “Gothic Kisses” from
The kit can be found at

I used mask 74 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 33 into the selection, deselect, open the mask, mirror it and apply to the paper.  

Paste element 165, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 167, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 168, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 133, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 123, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 8 and resize 30%.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the element with your magic wand to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 10, make a new layer below the element and paste paper 29 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste element 67, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 30%, mirror and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 169, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 103, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 161, resize 35% and duplicate, position one copy on the top of the tube on the right and the other below the tube on the left and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 52 making sure it’s on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pastes element 44, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 55, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 112, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 23% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.













Thursday, 17 August 2017

Crow!




I this tutorial I used the fabulous tube “Crow” from
What an awesome tube!
You can purchase crow from

I used the kit “Gradually Fading” from
Another fab kit from Carrie!
You can purchase it at

You will need mask 84 by
And mask 3 from set 165 by 

Font of choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 2 into the selection, deselect, duplicate it and close the copy off for now,  apply Weescotlass’ mask to the original and resize 95%.  Open the closed copy, apply Rachel’s mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 101, resize 45% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 58, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 40% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 30% and duplicate.  Position one copy on the left behind element 58, one copy on the top on the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 28, resize 25%, position above element 58 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69 on the top, duplicate and erase one cross of each copy so you have them on separate layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 76, resize 30%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 99, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 86, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 94, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.









Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A Spidery Friend!





In this tutorial I used a cute tube “A Spidery Friend” from
You can purchase the tube at

I used the fun freebie kit “Boohoo Yummy” from
Loved this kit!
You can find it

I used Halloween mask 1 from

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 40%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste element (paper) 4 into the selection, deselect and delete the original mask layer.  Use your Pick tool on the top of the mask to pull it up and make it slightly longer.

Paste element 46, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40 and resize it 65%.  Select the interior of the element with you magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste element (paper) 2 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste the tube, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 20%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37 on the top, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 16, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 65, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.












Monday, 14 August 2017

Cemetery Masquerade





In this tutorial I used the fabulous tube “Witch 5” by
You can purchase the tube at

I used the kit “Cemetery Masquerade” from
I loved this kit, love Halloween!!!
You can purchase the tube at

You will need Halloween mask 4 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal  5, opacity 85, blur 10.

Open a new transparent canavs 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 18%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 24 into the selection, deselect and delete the original mask layer.

Paste element 85, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 108, resize 35%, drag below the house, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 107, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 79, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 7 on the top and resize 25%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, paste paper 7 as a new layer below the frame, resize the paper 35% and position it in the frame with the top, right hand corner in the frame, we don’t want the blue bit, invert the selection and hit delete.  Open the tube, mirror the full size copy and paste on your canvas, resize 80%, position in the frame and again hit delete, deselect.  Paste element 9, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. Change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.  Merge the frame down onto the spider, again onto the tube and then again onto the paper and move into position.

Paste element 10, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Undo the mirror on the tube and paste it again, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 110, resize 30%, drag below the tube, duplicate, place in position  along the bottom of the house and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 61, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 89, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 91, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 95, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 110 again, resize 20%, duplicate,  place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 19, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 88, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments (I pulled the mask out a bit wider using my Pick Tool), then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.








Sunday, 13 August 2017

Mournful Echo






In this tutorial I used the art of
You can purchase Enys’ tubes at

I used the kit “Mournful Echo” from
I really loved this kit!
You can purchase it at

I used mask 4 from set 165 by

Font of choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 10 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize the mask 75%, duplicate it and mirror the copy, position the original top left and the copy bottom right.

Paste element 93, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I recoloured this element to better match my tube.

Paste element 57, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 9 and resize 30%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 11 into the selection.   Paste the tube, resize it 90% and position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and the tube and change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay”.   Merge the frame down onto the tube and then again down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste element 105, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 72, resize 45%, drag below the merged layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 101, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 12% and rotate 20 degees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 77, resize 8% and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 76, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste item 75, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 10%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 3, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.









Friday, 11 August 2017

The Golden Season



In this tutorial I used the tube “Maple Leaves” from
This lovely tube comes with 4 dress colour options and can be purchased from

I used the kit “Autumn Sunshine” from
You can purchase the kit from

You will need autumn mask 05 from

Font of choice.





I use a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 22%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 15 into the selection, deselect and delete the black mask layer.

Paste element 139, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 137, resize 55% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 138, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 8, resize 22% and rotate 70 degrees to the right.    Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 15 into the selection.  Mirror the tube and paste it on your canvas, resize 60% and position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete and deselect.    Change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.  Close off all layers apart from the frame, tube and paper, merge visible, open the closed layers and move the merged one into position.

Reverse the mirror on the tube and paste it again, resize 32%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 30%, position below the merged layer and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74 below the tube, resize 50%, duplicate, mirror the copy and resize it another 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 73, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 108, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 130, resize 20%,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 111, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 104, resize 30%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 40, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 94, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 89, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 132, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 146, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 121 on the top, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84, resize 5%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 116, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.  I stretched the mask a bit longer.

Paste element 6, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

When you are all done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.












Thursday, 10 August 2017

Stormy!




Quick and easy tutorial using the art of
You can purchase Eny’s tubes at

The kit is “Stormy” from
This is a really beautiful kit with some lovely elements
and is totally free!

You will need my mask

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 03 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask. 

Paste Backdrop E101.

Paste frame 02.  With your freehand selection tool on the settings in my first screenshot below, draw a selection around the frame something like my second screenshot.  Make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 01 into the selection.    Open the tube, mirror it and paste on your canvas, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay”.  Close off the white background, mask and element background, merge visible then reopen the closed layers.





Undo the mirror on the tube and paste it again on your canvas on the top, resize80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Violin E1, resize 60% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, drag below the main tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Wordart 02 on the top, resize 67%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Raindrops E1, resize 60%, drag below the wordart and place in position erasing any of the lines that show above the wordart and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Tag E101, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Scissor E1, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Flower E102, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Rose E102 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Butterfly E102, resize 40% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your  layers now and make any adjustments, then crop your tag (be care not to crop the mask short), add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.