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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Twice Shy






In this tutorial I used the fabulous tube “Twice Shy” from the latest pack 91 from
You can purchase the tube from

The kit is “Floral Fantasy” from
The kit can also be found at

I used mask 095 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 800 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 27, resize 55% and move into position.

Paste frame 6 and resize 90%, select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste element 3, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 37, resize 30%, drag below the tube and position on the right,  duplicate, mirror the copy and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 24, resize 35%, position between the copies of element 37 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34 resize 30%, position just below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 4, resize 15%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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





Sunday, 15 October 2017

House of Mirrors





In this tutorial I used the fab tube “Steampunk 11” from
You can purchase the tube from

The kit is “Steampunk Wilding” from
Love the fairground elements in this kit!
You can purchase it at

You will need the free Metal Peacocks filter from
(its filter 10 in Gallery E).

You will need my masks

Font is





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



Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 33 into the selection, apply mask 0024 and resize 90%.

Make another layer, paste paper 22 into the selection, deselect, apply mask 0023 and resize 95%.

Paste element 63, resize 55%, position towards the top of the masks and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 117, resize 45%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.  Using my tag for reference, erase any parts of element 63 that show outside the trees. 

Open frame 16 and resize it 30%, copy it and paste “As a new image”.  Go to “View” and check the Rulers box.   Activate your Pick tool and push the right hand edge of the frame in until it measures 150 width (see my screenshot below).  Then copy the frame, paste it on your canvas and move it over to the left.  You can now untick the Rulers box. 




Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5, paste paper 33 below the frame and resize it 30%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.  Duplicate both the frame and the paper twice and move each pair into position.

Paste the full size tube, resize 30%, mirror and position in the left hand frame, select the interior the frame and expand it as before, invert the selection and hit delete on the tube, deselect.     Open you Warp Brush, pick the Expand mode and size 150 then use it on the tube to distort it.  You will need to sharpen up the tube after you have used the brush as it makes it blurry (check out my Tips & Tricks page for sharpening) and you may need to erase any that has “blown” outside the frame.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay” and merge it down onto the paper.  Now apply the Metal Peacocks filter to the merged layer hitting on Randomize until you get a nice mirror effect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.    Repeat the above with the other two frames without mirroring the tube.

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

Paste element 2, resize 20%, drag below the main tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 100, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 25% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 20%,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 55 on the top, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 71, resize 20%, position below the carousel and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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











Friday, 13 October 2017

Dream of Faeries



In this tutorial I used the beautiful tube “Fairy 4” from
You can purchase the tube from

I used the matched kit “Fairy Dust Dreams” from
This is a lovely kit and can be purchased at

You will need my  mask

Font of choice.




Unless otherwise noted, I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 15.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resized 85% and move down lower on the canvas.

Paste element 99, resize 80% and position towards the top of the mask.

Paste element 55, resize 40%, place in position and change the blend mode to “Overlay”.

Paste element 51, resize 50%,  place in position and apply the drop shadow but with the blur set to 40.

Paste element 112, resize 50%, drag below element 51, place in position and apply the drop shadow (remember to change the settings).

Paste element 46 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 111, resize 50% and positon along the bottom of the castle, duplicate, flip the copy, duplicate it again and position both below element 51, one on the left and one on the right. 

Paste the tube, resize 30%, place in position erasing any that shows below the heart element and apply the drop shadow.

Go back to element 51, duplicate it, drag the copy to the top and erase the back part of it so that the tube and elements look inside it. 

Paste element 54, resize 30%, drag below the tube, place in position and blend out the straight end on the left using your eraser with the brush size 100 and opacity 10.  Duplicate, move the copy down a bit and again do any blending in with the eraser.

Paste element 83 above the tube, resize 35%, place in position erasing any below the heart element and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 88, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 20%, place in position, erase the parts that are cover the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 100, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 102, resize 40%, drag below element 100, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 111 again, resize 35% and place in position.

Paste element 33, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 113, resize 60%, mirror and place in position.

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.
















Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Time Cannot Heal all Wounds




In this tutorial I used the awesome art of
You can purchase Enys’s tubes from

The kit is “Hallow Warnings” from
This is a truly awesome kit, I just love it!
You can purchase it from

You will need my mask

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 15.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 760 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 18 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 54, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 89, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 20 and resize 55%.    Select the interior of each section of the frame with your magic wand and expand by 5, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 18 into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste element 106, resize 30%, duplicate and flip one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 9, resize 40% and rotate 90 degrees in either direction, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 40%. place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 144, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 40%, drag down below the red frame, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 91 on the top, resize 30% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 125, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 121, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 128, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 137, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 123, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 126, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 154, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 151, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 111, resize 60%, position on the left, duplicate, position the copy on the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 68, resize 20%, position between the two copies of element 111 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 15% and place in position.

Paste element 122, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 35%, apply the drop shadow with the box “shadow on a new layer” checked then erase the shadow on the sparkles, leaving it just on the moths.

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






Sunday, 8 October 2017

Clockwork Sun






In this tutorial I used the tube”Autumn Bouquet” from
You can purchase the tube from

I used the kit “Clockwork Sun” from
You can find this fab kit at

You will need my mask

Font of choice.




Unless otherwise stated, I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 15.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 17 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize the mask 85%, duplicate it and change the blend mode on the copy to “Hard Light”, close off the white background layer, merge visible and reopen the white layer.

Paste element 57, resize 75% and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 8, resize 50% and move into place.  Select the interior of the frame with your  magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 15 into the selection.  Paste the full size tube, resize 80%, position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete, and deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and the tube and change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light”.

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

Paste element 98, resize 60%, drag below the frame  group, place in position erasing the bottom part of the trunk that shows and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 58 above the frame group, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 60%, place in position erasing the bottom bit of the post that shows and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 50%, apply the drop shadow, change the blend mode to “Hard Light” and move into place.

Paste element 66, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2,  resize 35% and rotate 40 degrees to the right, place in position  and apply the drop shadow but changing the horizontal to 15.

Paste element 59 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow (remember to change the settings back).

Paste element 32, 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 30, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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









Friday, 6 October 2017

Feminine Daydream





In this tutorial I used the beautiful tube “Elf” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Feminine Daydream” from
You will find the kit at

I used mask 1 from set 86 by
Rachel.

Font is
Tension.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 45, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, past paper 8 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 110%.

Paste element 49, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  

Paste element 97, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 59, resize 60% and place in position.

Paste element 44, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 84, resize 20% and mirror, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 35% and place in position.

Paste element 93, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 85, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 65 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 70, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 6, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 57, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 4, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.  I cut the bottom off the waterfall and brought it to the top just erasing a few splashes that came on the dog.

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









Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Queen of Shadows





In this tutorial I used the fabulous tube “Queen of Shadows” from
You can purchase the tube at

I used the matching kit also called “Queen of Shadows” from
What a great kit!
You can purchase it at

I used mask Winter Mask 11 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 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 13 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 91, resize 55% and place in position at the bottom.

Paste element 120, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 2, resize 45%.  Select the interior of the framewith your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the element and paste paper 16 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste element 84 and resize 65%, erase the bottom part of the element (roughly half the rock) place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 121, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 12, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 87, resize 30%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 80, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 51, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 96, resize 15%, duplicate, mirror the copy and resize another 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 23, 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 20, resize 12% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 86, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 64, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 70, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 74, resize 10%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste element 129, resize 50% and position just along the bottom of the tube. 

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