About Me

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 "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. 


 




 




In this tutorial I used the current bonus tube "Undercover" from
Barbara Jensen.
This gorgeous layered tube is currently free at 
with a tube purchase of just $9 until Midnight on 25th January.

The kit is "Sweetly Enamoured" from
Pink Paradox Productions.
A lovely kit for Valentines and also available at

The mask is from the Mask Collection Frame set by 
(you need to scroll down to see it, its numbered 1 - 91 when downloaded).

Font of choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 60, blur 10.


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

Paste element 135, resize 80% and apply the shadow.

Paste the mask and resize 28%, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 39 into the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer and position the paper one on the bow.

Paste element 104, resize 60%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 127, resize 40%, position below element 104 (the rug) and apply the shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 80%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste frame 7 and resize 35%, select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and fill with black, paste the tube again but mirrored and resize it 80%, position in the frame, invert the selectio and hit delete, deselect.  Apply the shadow to the frame and lower the opacity of the tube to around 60, merge the tube down onto the paper then merge the frame down onto the paper/tube and move into place.

Paste element 116, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 70, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 88, resize 8% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 64, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 96, resize 30% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 109, resize 8% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 95 below the tube, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 87, resize 20%, duplicate, position and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 27, resize 18%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 101 on the top, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 63, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 106, resize 23%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 23%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 19, resize 13%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 18, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 103, resize 28%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 23%, 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 "Catch of the Day".
This lovely tube is from the latest pack 122 from

The kit is "Ninja Magick" from
Pink Paradox Productions 
and is also available at

You will need mask 63 from
Sophisticated Simone
at a

Font of choice.

 


I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 66, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

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

Paste element 168, resize 60% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 148, resize 25% and move into place.

Paste element 99, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 147, resize 35% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 51, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 146, resize 50%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 55, resize 35%, duplicate, position on either side and apply the shadow.

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

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

Paste element 163, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 76, resize 20% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 145, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 75, resize 35% and duplicate, position one copy below the pavilion and the other above the tube, erase the part of this top copy that shows on the left on the tube and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 50, resize 15%. Position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 158, resize 50% and move into place.

Paste element 121, resize 13%, position and apply the shadow.

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

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

Paste element 31, resize 13%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 79, resize 20% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 164, resize 20% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 115, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 93, resize 17%, position and apply the shadow.

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

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

Paste element 10, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 127 on the top, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 19, resize 7%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 7%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 86, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 87, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 160, resize 13%, position and apply the shadow.,

Paste element 116, resize 13%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 7%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 34, resize 16%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 61, resize 5%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 59, resize 5% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 57, resize 5%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 104, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 170, resize 30% 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 beautiful tube "Dragonfly"
from the latest pack 122 from
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is "Moonlight Dreams" from
Pink Paradox Productions
and is also available at

You will need my jpeg mask 0037 and png mask 0075

Font of choice.

 


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


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

Make a new layer, select all, float and defloat, paste paper 26 into the selection, deselect, apply mask 0037, resize 75% and move up.

Paste mask 0075, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 34 into the selection, deselect and delete the black mask layer.

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

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

Paste element 106, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 17%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 43, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste frame 15 and resize 30%, select the interior of the main section with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and paste paper 38 into the selection, deselect, apply the shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and position behind the tube.

Paste element 115, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 155, resize 45%, duplicate and move both into place.

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

Paste element 60, resize 23%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 12% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 40% and position.

Paste element 162, resize 60% and position.

Paste element 145, resize 22%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 135, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste element 134, resize 50% and position.

Paste element 3 on the top, resize 17%, position and apply the shadow.

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

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

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

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

Paste element 86, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 13%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 102, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 73, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 5%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 166, resize 30% 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.    I erased the bottom root of the tree.

 

 

 





 


In this tutorial I used the tube "Winter Rose" from
Verymany.
I lovely tube avaialable at

The kit is "Winter Rose" from
Tiny Turtle Designs
and can be purchased at 

You will need png mask 355 by

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, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 12 into the selection, deselect, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original and delete the black mask layer.

Paste element 118, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 110 and resize it 60%, 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 11 into the selection, deselect, apply the shadow to the element, merge it down onto the paper and move into place.

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

Paste element 5, resize 80%, position below the tube and apply the shadow.

Paste element 66, resize 60% duplicate, resize one copy another 90% and position on the right,  mirror the second copy and position on the left below element 5.

Paste element 37, resize 45%, duplicate, position one below element 5 on the left and one below the tube on the right, apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 127 below the tube, resize 45%, position and apply the shadow.

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

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

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

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

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

Paste element 66 again, resize 50%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 70, resize 55%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 76 and position.

Paste element 80, resize 13% and rotate 30 degrees to the left, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 112, resize 8% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 73, resize 60%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 22%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 3 on the top, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 85, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 17%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

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

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

Paste element 57, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 113, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 64, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 71, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 67, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

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

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

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

Paste element 29, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 25%, 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.  


 


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