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Hello and welcome to my blog! I am Vivienne, living in the UK and married with a son who now lives in Perth, Australia and a daughter who has given me two gorgeous grandsons! Paint Shop has been my hobby for more years than I can remember and I love making tags. I have always loved doing tutorials written by others and a couple of years ago started writing them myself. As well as tag tutorials, I also have a Tips and Tricks page where you will find tutorials on basic Paint Shop techniques. I hope you enjoy my blog and have fun with my tutorials. Please be sure also to check out the Tag Gallery and see some of the awesome results to the tutorials!

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Alicia Mujica - LDS1095

LDS_584

AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

BJVIP18

Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

CILM - CI-1360LM

Digital Chaos - DC-113

Dreaming with Bella - DWB1607

Dreamscape Imaging - DSI582

Elias Chatzoudis - EAS10253

Garv - KG2307

KATNKDA - NK1759

My Tubed Art - MTA_F133

MTA-1337

My PSP Tubes - MPT1875

Myka Jelina - MK1328

Scraps and the City - SATC1209

Scraps & Co. - S&CO209

Suzanne Woolcott - SW169

Pics For Design - PFD_Dragonfly

PSP Project - TPP01390

Psp Tubes Emporium - PTE1351

Stickerchick – SC1875

TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

Verymany - VMT_Dragonfly

Zindy - ZZT439

Zlata_M - zlatam_dragonfly

Dees’Sign Depot – DD_CTVG

TinyTurtle Designs - TTD02490


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In this tutorial I used the tube “Amalia” by
The tube comes with several colour options and can be purchased at

The matching kit “Amalia” is from
Tiny Turtle Designs
and can be found at

You will need the png version of mask 307 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.

Paste the mask and resize it 80%.

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

Paste element 4, resize 60% and move into place,

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

Paste element  184, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  6,  resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  78,  resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  15,  resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  8, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  1, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  92,  resize 35%, duplicate, mirror the original copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  134,  resize 40%, place in position between the two copies of element 92  and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  72, resize 20% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, position below the top copy of the skulls and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  9 on the top, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  2, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  3,  resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

Paste element  82, resize 15% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  12, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  10,  resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  89,  resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  65,  resize 50% and move into place.

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.















In this tutorial I used the tube “Princess of Darkness” from
You can purchase the tube at

The matching kit also “Princess of Darkness” is by
Scrappin with Lil Ole Me
and can be purchased at

You will need the png version of my mask

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.

Paste the png mask and resize it 95%, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 14 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element  65, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  30, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  128,  resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  148, resize 20%, duplicate and mirror one copy, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  16, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  26,  resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  18, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  94, resize 70% and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  150 on the top, resize 17%, position below element 149 and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  116, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  145, resize 30%  and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  140, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  35, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  139, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  155, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  102,  resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  106, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  138, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  149, resize 25% 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.



















In this tutorial I used the tube “Witch 13” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is 
part of the awesome collab
“Cackles and Candles”
from VM Artists scrap team.
The collab is in six parts which you can purchase separately
or as a complete bundle at

You will need mask 1 from the 4hwmask pack 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 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask, resize it 22% and mirror it, select all, float and defloat it, make a new layer and paste paper 2 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste spray 10, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  30, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  20b, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste spray 2d and resize 40%, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the spray and fill with black   Mirror the tube, copy it and paste it on your canvas, resize her 70% and position in the spray, invert the selection and hit delete, change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 65.   Paste element  1 above the spray, move into position and again hit delete, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to t he cobweb and to the spray, close off all layers apart from the black layer, tube, spray and cobweb , merge visible, and re-open the closed layers.

Paste spray 13, resize 70% and position below the merged layer.

Paste element  31, resize 65%, position on the top and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 6, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  21, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 9, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  28b, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  64, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  62, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  57, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 8, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  11b above the tube, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  45, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  59, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  5d on the top, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  5a, resize 9%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  39,  resize 17%, duplicate, mirror the original copy, place in position and aply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 2, resize 20%, position between the two copies of element 39 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  32, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  69b, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  74b on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  60, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  44, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  26, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  46, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  71, resized 5%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  71c, resize 5% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  58, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  27, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  15, resize 12%, 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.










In this tutorial I used the fabulous tube “Insoluble Mystery” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Mystery or Dreams” from
Bella Caribeña
and can be purchased at

You will need mask 311 from

Font of choice.




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



Open a new transparent canvas700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask, select all, float and defloat it, make a new layer, paste paper 12 into the selection, deselect, resize 95% and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element 142, set your eraser to size 100 and opacity 60 and dab around the hard edges to soften them, resize 65%, duplicate,   move one copy down and to the right and the other move up.  You can adjust them later.

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

Paste element  15, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  24 and resize 60%, apply the drop shadow with the box “shadow on new layer” checked, on the shadow layer go to Adjust – Blur – Gaussian Blur and apply with a radius of 10, duplicate the shadow, merge the element down onto the top shadow and then down again onto the lower copy, duplicate the element, position the top copy at the bottom and move the lower copy over to the right and up a little. 

Paste element  56, resize 60%, position below the two copies of element 24 and apply the drop shadow. 

Paste element  135, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  153, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 59 on the top, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  143, resize 70%  and mirror, position behind element 59 erasing any that shows to the left of that element and apply the drop shadow.
Paste element  4,resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  90, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  71, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  61, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  47, resize 40%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  41, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  118, resize 25%, place in position behind element 41 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  52, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  3, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  148, resize 55%, duplicate, position one copy above the tube, resize the other copy another 80%  and position below her and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 103, resize 40%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 1, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  116, resize 13% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  108, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 105 above the tube, resize 10 and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  98, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  110, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  86, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  106, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  115, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  101 on the top, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  54, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  33, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  53, resize 15%. Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  57, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  114, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  68, resize 5% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  69, resize 6%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  100, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  10, resize 60% and move into place.

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.









In this tutorial I used the tube “Vampire 3” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Let’s Fang Out” from
This fun kit can be found at

You will need my mask

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 9 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask,  resize it 80% and move up and to the left a little.

Paste element 112, resize 75% and move into place.

Paste element  113, resize 70%  and move into place.

Paste element 127, move into place and go to Adjust – Sharpness _ Sharpen.

Paste element  16, resize 75% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  111, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  1, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  54, resize 95%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  29, resize 30%, position below element 1 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  67, resize 40%, erase the loop of rope at the top, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  125, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  5, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  104, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  74, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  8, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  30, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  22, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  66, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  25, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  35, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  106, resize 13% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  56, resize 12% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  120, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  102, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  91, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  9, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  39, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  107, resize 80%  and move into place.

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.












In this tutorial I used the tube “Strawberry Shortcake” from
the latest pack 107 from
Barbara Jensen.
The tube can be purchased at

The kit is “Summer Love” from
and can be purchased at

You will need the jpeg version of mask 870 by

Font of choice.




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


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 17 into the selection, deselect , apply the mask and resize 95%.

Paste element  165, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  92, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  82, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3 and resize 35%, select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it, paste paper 17 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste element  170, resize 40% and move into place.

Paste the tube, resize 53%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  166, resize 30%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  137, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  131, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  149, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  93, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  4, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  51, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  35, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  28, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  18, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 62, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  169, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  2 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  23, resize 13% place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  13, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  10, 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.



























In this tutorial I used the lovely tube “Witch 11” from
The tube is available for purchase at

The kit is “Witch Night 2” from
Bella Caribeña.
This great fun kit can be purchased at

You will need mask Halloween mask 2 from

Font of  choice.





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



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

Paste the mask, resize it 17% and mirror it, select all, float and defloat it, make a new layer, paste paper 16 into the selection, deselect and delete the original mask layer.

Paste mask 2 from the kit, resize 85%, mirror and position below the paper mask layer.

Paste element  99 on the top, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  166, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 50% and mirror, position below element 166 so just a little shows at the front and to the right of it and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  141 on the top, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  180 , resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  103, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  83, resize 45% and move into place, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the element and merge it down onto the paper.

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

Paste element 178, resize 60% and mirror, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  56, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  158, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  160,  resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  98, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  97, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  7, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  96,  resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  25, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  167, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  21, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  161, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  179, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  100 on the top, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  74, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  71, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  150, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  92, resize 7%, 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.





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