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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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Arthur Crowe - AC495

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Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

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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

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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 “Serpentine” from the latest pack 112 by
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Ships Ahoy” from
Karmalised Scraps
and can also be purchased at

You will need ping mask 315 from
and mask 20-20

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 pixels and fill with white.

Paste Mizteeques mask, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer, duplicate the paper layer, merge the copy down onto the original and resize 110%.

Paste element  39,  resize 40% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  11, duplicate, resize the copy 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

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

Paste element 41, resize 17% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 14, apply the 20.20 mask to it twice then paste onto your canvas and move in to place

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

Paste element  1, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  7, resize 40%, duplicate, mirror the original copy and position on the left below the tube, position the top copy on the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  12, resize 85%, position between the two copies of element 7 and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  30,  resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  50, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  17, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  46, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  37 above the tube, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  44, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  5, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  22,  resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 2, resize 50% and move into place.

Paste spray 1, resize 25% and move into place.

Open element 15, apply the 20.20 mask, paste on your canvas and position below the barrels.

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 “Iced Blue”
from the latest pack 112 by
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Rusted Soul” from
Karmelised Scraps
and can also be purchased at

You will need the png version of mask 242 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 700 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask, resize 65%, select all, float and defloat it, make a new layer, paste paper 6 into the selection, move up and to the left, duplicate and move the copy down and to the right.

Paste element 54, resize 50%, position on the left,  duplicate, flip the copy and position on the right.

Paste frame 4 and resize 45%, select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 2 into the selection.  Paste the close up tube, resize 65%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.   Duplicate the paper layer, bring the copy above the tube and change the blend mode on it to “Overlay”, apply the drop shadow to the frame.  Close off all layers apart from these frame layers, merge visible and reopen the closed layers.

Paste element  18, resize 65%, place in position below the merged layer and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  17, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  51, resize 60% and duplicate, position the top copy on the left, position the original so it shows to the right of the merged layer and erase the rest of that copy then apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 45, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 37%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  16, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  24, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  93, resize 20%, position below element 24 and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  7, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  29 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  38, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 26, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  34, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  9, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  21, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  33, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  22, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  11, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 2, 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 Elf” from
Verymany.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “The Steam Era” from
Bella Caribeña
and can be purchased at

You will need my mask





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.

Paste the mask, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 15 into the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer, duplicate the paper layer, merge the copy down onto the original and move it up.  When my tag was finished I duplicated this layer, dragged the copy down so just a little showed at the bottom and erased the rest.

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

Paste element  59, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  26, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  39, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  96, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  66, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  103, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  8, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  98, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  120, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  95, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  33, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  70, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  88, resize 20% and mirror place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  90, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  49, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  1, resize 15%, duplicate, flip one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  105, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  94, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  115, resize 25%, 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 “Spring Fantasy 2” from
The tube comes with several dress colour options and can be purchased at

The matching kit “Spring Fantasy” is from
and can be purchased at

You will need mask 5 by Fran

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 60, blur 15.


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

Paste the mask, resize 40%, select all, float and defloat it, make a new layer, paste paper 9  into the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer and move the paper one up and to the left.

Paste element  175, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste element 86, resize 95%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  84, resize 80% and position on the left behind the waterfall, duplicate, bring the copy to the top, resize 60% and duplicate again, position both copies at the front, duplicate again, resize this copy another 80%, mirror it and position at the front, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  161 and position behind the waterfall.

Paste element  45, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 124, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  116, resize 40% and position on the left below the waterfall, duplicate twice and position both these copies behind the three mounds of grass at the front, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 25 above the waterfall, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  12, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  114, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  10 above the first to mounds of grass, resize 47%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  68, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  66, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  95, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  30, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  69, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  83, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  126, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  85, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  3, resize 8% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  44, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 163, resize 70, mirror 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 37-3 from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “The Dark Butterfly” from
Gothic Inspirations.
Another beautiful kit by Jessica which you can purchase at

You will need the png mask 875 by

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 mask, resize 75%, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 10 into the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer and move the paper one up and to the left.

Paste smudge 1, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste glitter splatter, mirror and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste moon, resize 45% and move into place.

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

Paste frames and resize 50%, select the interior of each section of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10,  make a new layer below the frames and paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect.  Use your magic wand again to select just the centre frame and expand the selection as before, mirror the tube then paste it as  a new layer, change the overlay to “Hard Light” and position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.   Merge the tube down onto the paper, apply the drop shadow to the frame then merge it down again.

Paste tree 2, resize 65%, position below the merged layer and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 8, resize 55%, mirror and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste quote on the top, resize 55%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste stone gargoyle, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste vine, resize 45% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste tree 1, resize 60%, mirror, position behind the bench an apply the drop shadow.

Paste doodle, resize 40%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste candles, resize 25%, duplicate, position on the right above the bench, duplicate, mirror the copy and position above the tube, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste charm, resize 10%, duplicate and mirror one copy, position one below the candles on the left and one above the candles on the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste leaves 1, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste lock and key, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste butterfly 1, resize 10% and rotate 40 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste butterfly 2, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste sparkles, 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 tube 75-3 from
Anna Marine.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Ada” from
Graphics of Fantasy.
A fantastic freebie kit you can find at
Thank you so much for the beautiful kits!


You will need my mask

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.  I recoloured a couple of elements in the kit; check out my Tips & Tricks page for tips on recolouring.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 95%.

Paste element  116, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  35, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  68, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  96, resize 30%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  84, resize 30%, recolour, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 95 and position below the mirror, duplicate, mirror the copy, move it over to the left, drag below the original and erase the overlapping part,  apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  92, recolour, resize 35%, place in position just below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  52, resize 80%, duplicate, mirror one copy and position on the left, recolour the second copy blue, place in position erasing any that shows to the left of the tube and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 114, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  105, resized 70% and move into place.

Paste element  122, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  62, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  82, resize 23% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  100 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  43, recolour, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  76, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  33, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  97, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  64, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  66, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  98, resize 60%, 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 “Althea” from
Verymany.
You can purchase the tube at

The matching kit “Althea” is from
Tiny Turtle Designs
and can be purchased at

You will need png masks 324 an 333 from

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 mask 324, resize 75%, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer and move the paper one up and to the left.

Paste mask 333, resize this mask 90%, select all, float, defloat and paste the same paper in to the selection all as the first mask then move this paper one down and to the right.

Paste element 144 and resize 75%.  Click anywhere on your canvas with your magic wand outside of the element to make a selection, then invert the selection and contract it by 50, make a new layer below the element and paste paper 11 into it.  Mirror the tube then paste it on your canvas, resize it 80%, change the blend mode to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 70, position in the keyhole, invert the selection, hit delete on the tube and deselect.  Merge the tube down onto the paper, apply the drop shadow to the frame and then merge it down again.

Undo the  mirror on the tube and paste it again, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  52, resize 60%, position below the merged keyhole and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  73, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  3, resize 50% and duplicate, flip the original copy and position on the right, bring the second copy up and position above the keyhole, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  17, resize 50%, position below the keyhole layer and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  168, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  194, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  8 above the keyhole layer, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  210, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  143. Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  1, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  225 on the top, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  226, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  94, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  184, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  116, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  113, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  172, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  98, resize 40%, drag right down to above the masks, duplicate, 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.   I used the pick tool on mask 333 to make it a little narrower.








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