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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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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

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Zindy - ZZT439

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In this tutorial I used tube 3 from set 50-3 by
Enys Guerrero.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is "Imbolc Blessings" from
Gothic Inspirations.
Another fabulous unique kit available at

Font of choice.

 


I uses a drop shadow of vertical 5 and horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.


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

Paste flame, resize 80% and move up and to the left.

Paste smudge 1, resize 40% and move down and to the left.

Paste star bling, resize 60% and position on flame.

Paste hill, resize 75%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste bush, position and apply the shadow.

Paste ground, resize 55%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste mesh, resize 60%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste brushed pattern, resize 60%, mirror and position.

Paste brushed bling, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste wordart 15, resize 80% and position.

Paste flower buds 2, resize 55%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste frame glitter and resize 34%, select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and paste paper 5 into the seleciton, deselect and apply the shadow to the frame.  Paste the tube and resize 40%, position in the frame and apply the shadow.

Paste moss, resize 50% and position, erase the long piece that goes over the tube and apply the shadow.

Paste lights, resize 40% and position below the moss along the bottom of the tube/frame.

Paste cloud, resize 35% and position.

Paste pendant dark on the top, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste diamond drop, resize 17%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste bird, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste flowers 2, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste wordart 1, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste puffs, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste flowers 1, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste fence, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste grass sprigs, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste ribbon 3, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste babies breath, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste books, resize 17%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste candles, resize 27%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste rose, resize 6%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste sands, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste berries 2, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste berries 1, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste candlestick, resize 25%, duplicate, position and apply the shadow to each.

Paste flower 2, resize 30% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste flower 1, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste feline, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste rose petals, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste bling, resize 50%, mirror and 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. 

 




 



In this tutorial I used the beautiful tube "Forest Fairy 4" from

Verymany.
You will find the tube at

The matching kit "Magical Fairy" is from
Wicked Princess.
This is a really fabulous kit and can be purchased at

You will need png mask 348 from

Font of choice.

 


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


Paste the mask, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 14 into the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer and sharpen the paper layer.

Paste tree 1, resize 50%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste house 2, resize 35%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste water 1, resize 70%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste grass 2 and resize 45%, position below water 1 so a tiny bit shows on the right, duplicate, bring the copy to the top, mirror it and position right at the bottom, apply the shadow to each.

Paste water 2 on the top, resize 35%, move into place and lower the opacity to around 65. When I had finished my tag I careful erased this element around the group of pink flowers on water 1.

Paste bridge, resize 50%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste wordart, resize 55%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste bird, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste butterfly 5, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste bird 2, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Past stump, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste leaf 4, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste bucket, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste bunny, resize 13%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste flower 24m, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste flower 25, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste grass 4, resize 55%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste flower 30, resize 20%, position below the tube and apply the shadow.

Paste cup, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste log, resize 25% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste sign 1, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste animal 2, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste bird 4, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste flower 28, resize 22%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste dog, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste cluster, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste flower 29, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste animal 1 on the top, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste flower 1, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste lantern 2, resize 13%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste flower 2, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste bottle 2, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste bottle 3, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste book 2, resize 18%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste fox, resize 17%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste globe 6, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste fox, resize 17%, position and apply the 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 mini kit "A Garden Dance" from
Bella Caribeña.
The kit includes the tube by Yuki
and can be purchased at
Dreaming with Bella store.

Font of choice.

 


I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 15.

 

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

Paste element 2, resize 70% and position bottom left.

Paste element 5, resize 65% and postion top right.

Paste element 8, resize 60%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 55% and move into place.  With your freehand selection tool set to Point to Point with feather at 0, draw a selection through the centre of the element in which to add your paper then make a new layer below the element, open paper 4, flip it then copy it and paste it in the selection you made, deselect and apply the shadow to the element.

Paste element 51 between the paper and element 6, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 10 on the top, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 34 above elements 2 and 5, resize 65%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 40, duplicate, resize on copy 40% and position on the right, resize the second copy 45% and position below the steps on the left and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 42 below the steps, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 65, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 61 on the top, resize 35%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 50% and position.

Paste element 18, resize 30% and position.

Paste element 54, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 14, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 22%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 26 again, resize 45%, mirror and position.

Paste element 18 again, resize 30% and position.

Paste element 66, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 20%, duplicate position along the bottom of the steps and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 9, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.
Paste element 12, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 63, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 1, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 59, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.
 
Paste element 7, resize 13%, position and apply the 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 "Latty" from
Misticheskaya.
This is a lovely tube with many layer options and can be found at

The kit is "Garden of Verona", a pretty freebie kit from
TADD
that can also be picked up at 

Font of choice.

 



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 15.


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

Paste element 20, resize 70% and move into place.

Paste element 88, resize 75% and move into place.

Paste element 126, resize 40% and move into place.

Paste element 107, resize 70%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 138, resize 40% and mirror, position below element 107 and apply the shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 80% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 19%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 130, resize 40%, position below the tube and apply the shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 27%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 139, resize 30% and flip, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 35% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 64, resize 25% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 27, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 135, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 44, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 50%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 75%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 35 on the top, resize 60%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 114, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 82, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 13%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 86, resize 7%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 108, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 103, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 128, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 118, resize 13%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 124, resize 23%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 93, resize 70% 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 "Lori" from
Vermany. 
You can purchase the tube at

The matching kit "Loving Lori" is by
Bella Caribeña
and is available at

You will need mask 159 from
Thank you Miz for your amazing masks!

Font of choice.




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


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 850 pixels and fill white.  

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and mirror it.  If this canvas is a little large you can resize it  now to 800 pixels in length.

Paste element 93, resize 90%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 65%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 15, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 55% and mirror, position in front of element 43 and apply the shadow.

Paste the tube behind element 61, resize 28%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 40% and mirror, position above the two tree elements and apply the shadow.

Paste element 29 and resize 45%, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and fill it with black, paste the tube again, resize it 70% and position in the element, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, apply the shadow to the frame and lower the opacity on the tube to around 50.

Paste element 60, resize 40% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 119, resize 45%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 115, resize 80% and move into place.

Paste element 111, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 106, resize 45%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 10% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 57 below element 15 (the rocks and grass), resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 47, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

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

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

Paste element 61 again, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 53 behind the tube, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 68 above the tube, resize 7%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 76, resize 13%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 80, resize 22%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 7%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 71, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 127, resize 5%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 128, resize 13%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 117, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 120 on the top, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 121, resize 7%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 131, resize 18%, position and apply the 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 "Colour me Pink" from
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is "Midnight Garden".
Another lovely kit from
Pink Paradox Productions
also available at

You will need png masks 229 and 231 from

Font of choice.

 


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


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Paste mask 231, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 26 into the selection, deselect, delete the black mask layer, resize the paper one 90% and move it up and to the left.

Paste mask 229, again select all, float, delfloat and make a new layer, paste paper 31 into the selection, deselect and delete the original layer, resize the paper one 60% and move into place.

Paste element 171, resize 80%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 174, resize 60%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 89, resize 60%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 88, resize 60%, position on the right below element 89, duplicate, mirror the copy and move it over to the left. 

Paste element 77, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 177, resize 35%, duplicate, position and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 87 on the top, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 18%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste the tube below the boat element and crow, resize 50%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 25%, position below the tube and apply the shadow.

Paste element 135, resize 25% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 72, resize 35%, duplicate and merge the copy down onto the original to make it stand out more, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 120, resize 40%, duplicate, mirror one copy, position and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 106, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 119, resize 20%, duplicate, mirror one copy, position and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 37, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 18, resize 35%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 161, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 133, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 114, resize 5%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 115, resize 5%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 157, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 67 above the tube, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 82, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 47, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 121, resize 7%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 169, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 116, resize 5%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 179, 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 "Steampunk 50" from
Verymany.
The tube can be purchaed at

The matching kit is from
Bella Caribeña
and is available at

I used png mask 279 from

Font of choice.

 


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

 

Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 90%, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect and delete the original mask layer.

Paste element 42, resize 75%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 70%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 57, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 50% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 70, resize 60%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 63, resize 50%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow with the "shadow on a new layer" box checked then carefully erase the part around the glow.

Paste element 13, resize 85%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 75%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 78, resize 40%, position below the tube and apply the shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 30% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 82, resize 70%, duplicate, resize the copy another 80%, position both and apply the shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 75%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 115, resize 15% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 121, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 104 on the top, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 64, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 72, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 103, resize 18%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 100, resize 7%, position and apply the shadow.

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

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

Paste element 56, resize 18%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 12% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 124, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 115 again, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 111, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 116, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 118, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 107, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 91, resize 5%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 5%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 10%, position and apply the 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.    I erased that small part of the mask that was out on the right. 


 


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The tutorials are, unless otherwise stated, my idea and written by me, any similarity to any other tutorial is entirely coincidental. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of any material on this blog, without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Vivienne and Vivienne's Paintbox with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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