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Monday, 31 August 2015

The Chaos Within






In this tutorial I used the art of
You need a license to use Anna’s art, available at

I used an awesome kit called “Chaos Within” from
This is a creative team inspired kit made for
Laura Werner “Lee” of
The kit can be purchased at

I used mask 18 from

Font is





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 95, blur 10.



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

Make a new layer, select all, pate paper 8 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and mirror it.

Paste Chaos and resize 90%.

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

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

Paste frame 7, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the fog.

Paste the tube, place in position resizing as needed and apply the drop shadow.  I used the smaller tube resized 90%.

Paste grass, resize 80%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste grasswflowers, resize 60%, mirror and then duplicate, place in position either side of the tube and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste flowers 2, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower 1, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste candles 2 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste word art 1, resize 80% and place in position.

Paste twig 2, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste flower 1 again, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow

Paste WA2, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste bloody glass, resize 35%, drag below WA2, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Post numbers behind the tube, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste swish just above your tube, apply the drop shadow and do some erasing so it’s wrapped around her.

Crop your tag and add your copyright information.

Add your text, I used an outline in black of 3 and paper 6 for the fill, apply the drop shadow and place in position. 

Paste the pin, resize it 40% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, apply the drop shadow and position on the text erasing a bit to make it look like it’s stabbed through the name.















Sunday, 30 August 2015

Dark Romance






In this tutorial I used the gorgeous layered tube “Red Leopard”
from the latest pack 74 from
You can purchase the tube at

I used a beautiful kit called “Dark Romance” from
The kit can also be purchased at

I used mask 70 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 700 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 8 into the selection, deselect,  apply the mask and resize it 115%.

Paste element 5, resize 90% and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1 and resize 65%.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the element and paste paper 6 into the selection, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the element.

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

Paste element 19, resize 45% and rotate 10 degrees to the right.  Select the interior of the element, expand the selection as before, make a new layer below the element and paste paper 3 into it, deselect.  I re-coloured the paper to match the tube; check out my Tips & Tricks page for help with re-colouring.   Duplicate both the tube and the paper and mirror each, apply the drop shadow to both frames and merge them down onto the papers, drag below element 1 and place in position.

Paste element 23 above element 1,  resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13 on the top, resize 60% and rotate 40 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 50% and duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 11, resize 45%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I re-coloured this element also.

Paste element 26, resize 60% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 15, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and resize it another 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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, 24 August 2015

This Christmas






In this tutorial I used the gorgeous layered tube “Aqua Marine”
from the latest pack 74 from
You can purchase the tube from

I used the kit “This Christmas” from
I like the colour combination in this kit.
It can also be purchased at

I used mask 14 from

Font is




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 15.

Open a new transparent canvas 650 x 600 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 95%.

Paste element 5b, resize 40%, select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, paste paper 1 as a new layer below the frame and resize it 30%, position it in the frame so the darker part of the paper shows, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste element 5, resize also 40%, select the interior and expand the selection as before, make a new layer below the element and paste paper 3 into it, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper and then move the two merged layers into position.

Paste element 16, resize 80%, drag below the merged layers, duplicate, merge the top copy down onto the original copy and apply the drop shadow twice.

Paste element 8, resize 55% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, drag up so it is between the two merged layers,  resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 33, resize 55%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 25% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 29 on the top, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 10, resize 40% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 18% and rotate 40 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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




















Sunday, 23 August 2015

Ageless Beauty





In this tutorial I used the gorgeous layered tube “Lolita” from
the latest pack 74 from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Ageless Beauty” from
I love the soft colours of this kit!
You can purchase it also at

You will also need mask 65 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 15.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and fill with white.

Select all, paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 24, resize 85% and rotate 30 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 50% and place in position.  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 4 into it, deselect.

Paste element 1, resize 55% and then repeat what you did with the first frame using the same paper.  We will come back to these two frames.

Paste the main tube, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 45%, drag below the top frame and paper, duplicate, rotate the duplicate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 7, drag above the top frame, resize 55%, position on the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and move over to the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 21, resize 50% and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 23, resize 65% and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 26, resize 65% and duplicate, place in position dragging the element on the right below element 23 and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 15 just below the tube, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Paste the close up tube, resize 60%, duplicate and close off the copy.  Position the open copy between the top frame and paper below it, again select the interior of the frame, expand it as before, invert the selection and  hit delete on the tube, deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and apply the drop shadow to the tube.  Open the closed duplicate of the tube and repeat the above positioning it in the green frame.

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

Paste element 19, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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