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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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My Licenses

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

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 art of
This is tube 40-3 and can be purchased at
Creative Design Outlet.

The kit is “Reverence” from
This is an awesome kit, I loved it!
You can purchase it at

Font of choice.





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 element 115 and resize 90%.

Paste element 113 and resize 80%.

Paste element 111.   Move these three elements into position. 

Paste element  86, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  31, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 2, resize 40%, rotate 10 degrees to the right and move into place.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste paper 16 into the selection, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame. 

Paste the tube and resize 50%, select all, float and defloat the tube, make a new layer below it and paste paper 11 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the tube, change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity on the paper layer to around 70, close off all layers apart from these two and merge visible, open the closed layers.  Draw an oblong selection around the right hand part of the frame and hit delete, right click and paste “as a new layer”, bring to the top and position above the tube.

Paste element  35, resize 70%, position below the lamp post and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  36, resize 70% and duplicate, position on copy so a little shows on the right of the frame erasing the stalk that shows, mirror the other copy and position at the top of the frame and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 41 below the tube, resize 25% and mirror, place in position on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  10 on the top, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  46, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  2, resize 35%, duplicate, mirror one copy,  place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element  97, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  125, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  126, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  45, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  54, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.D

Paste element  104, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  57, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  129, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  103, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  46 again, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  105, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 124, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  93, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  56, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  68, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Check your layers now and make any adjustments.  Drag element 105 (the two skulls) above element 93 and do some erasing around the bottle so the skulls are behind it.

Paste element 20, resize 50%, rotate 30 degrees to the left and position below the clock.

Paste the tube again below the butterfly and position so her eye is showing between the wings, draw an oblong selection around her face, it doesn’t matter to much on the size but just above her face to below her mouth is good, invert the selection, hit delete and deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and use your eraser on a lower opacity to rub out any hard edges that show and blend it in the go to Adjust – sharpness – unsharp mask and apply with the Radus set to 2, Strength to 50 and Clipping to 5.

Paste element  99 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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




 




In this tutorial I used the tube “Steampunk 25” from
You can purchase the tube from

The matching kit, also “Steampunk 25” is by
Kizzed by Kelz
and can be purchased 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 750 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 90%.

Paste element 68, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  132, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  69, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  19, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  24, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  59, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  70, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  76, resize 40% and move into place, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 15, make a new layer below the element and paste paper 7 into the selection, mirror the full size tube, paste it as a new layer, resize 80%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 50.

Paste element  54, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste element  86, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  123, 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  116, resize 70% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  65, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  61, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  78, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  119, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  28, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

Paste element  79, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  80, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  121, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  85, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  104, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  122, 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 a beautiful tube from
called “Black Rose”.
You can purchase her at

The kit is “Ruby” from the Birthstone Collection from
Another beautiful freebie kit, thank you Miz!

You will need mask

You  will need mask 6 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 650 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask,  resize it 35% and move up and to the left a little.

Paste element 31 and mirror.

Paste element  30, resize 90% and move into place.

Paste element  53 and move into place.

Paste frame 4 and resize 40%, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and fill with black, paste t he tube, resize 80%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame and lower the opacity on the tube to around 50.

Post the tube again, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  18, resize 60%, position below the frame layers and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  16, resize 80% and move into place.

Paste element  58, resize 25%, mirror and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.



Paste element  41, erase the gold word, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  49, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  9 below the tube, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  33, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  51, resize 90% and move into place.

Paste element  8 on the top, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  7, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  5, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  1, resize 5%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  10, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  56, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  2, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  4, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  22, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  28, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  29, resize 20% and rotate 30 degrees to the left, 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 “Cindy” from
I love this tube!
She come with several colour options and can be purchased at

The kit is “Bits of Yesterday”
This is a truly stunning kit from
You can purchase it at

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 9, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.



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

Paste spray 8, resize 70% and move up and to the left.

Paste spray 18, resize 45% and move into place.

Paste spray 6, resize 70% and move into place.

Paste spray 19, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste frame 3b and resize 40%, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into place.

Paste element 39, resize 25%, apply the drop shadow and position behind the merged frame.

Paste element  14, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 16, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  70, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  38 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  56, resize 20%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  83, resize 30% and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  65, resize 30%, mirror and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  84, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  11, resize 25% and rotate 90 degres to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  40, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  25 resize 25% and rotate 10 degrees to t he right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  55, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste wordart 2c, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  11 again, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  52, resize60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  87 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  63, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  40 again, resize 10%, mirror and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow

Paste element  77, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  86, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  99, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  47, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  33, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  5, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  9, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  11 again, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  43, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  73, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  66, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  3, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  31, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  30, resize 17%, 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 “Distraction” from pack 104 by
Barbara Jensen.
This is my favourite tube from this pack!
You can purchase it at

The kit is “Elegant Daydream” from
Pink Paradox Productions
And a beautiful elegant kit it is!
you can purchase it also at

I used stamp 2 from the Vintage Stamps set from
This is a beautiful set of free stamps, thank you Minja!

Font of choice.





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



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 759 and fill with white.

Paste the stamp and resize it 28% (be sure to sharpen up well, check out my Tips & Tricks page for info on sharpening), use your change to target tool size 300 and recolour to #97c0c8 (again, check out my Tips & Tricks page for info on recolouring).

Paste element  76, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 10, resize 27%, select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 13 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into place.

Paste element  5, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  93, resize 30%, place in position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  33, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  26, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  85, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  22, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  77, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  57, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  29, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  37, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  6, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  89, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  16, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  28, resize 35% and apply the drop shadow, place in position erasing the end so it wraps around the cherub.

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 “Poison Ivy” from pack 104 by
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Positive Days” from
Foxy’s Designs
and is also available at

You will need the png version of my

You will need Animation Shop for the animation.

Font of choice.





Unless stated, I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 15.


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

Paste my mask, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect and delete the black mask layer.

Paste element 31, resize 60%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original and move into place.

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

Paste element  45, resize 50% and position below the tube, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 15, make a new layer the element and fill with white, paste the close up tube mirrored, resize 65%, position in the element, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, lower the opacity on the tube to around 70 and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

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

Paste element  17, move into place erasing the two long stalks at the bottom and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  8, resize 80% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  18, resize 60% and mirror, move into place again erasing the bottom of the stalk and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  12, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  1 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  40, 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  9, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  15, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  25, resize 10%, duplicate, mirror one copy and resize another 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers and make any adjustments then crop and apply your copyright information and text.



ANIMATION:

Put your tag to one side for a moment  and open a new  transparent canvas 500 by 350 pixels, paste the butterfly element, resize it 45% and apply a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 15, opacity 45 and blur 10.  Right click on this canvas and “copy merged” then paste it in Animation Shop.  Go to Effects – Insert Image Effects, find “Compression” from the drop down menu and apply with the settings in my screenshot below.  Now go to Animation – Rotate and rotate 30 degrees to  the right.






Copy your tag now, paste it in Animation Shop as a new animation and duplicate it so you have 15 frames which is the same as the butterfly.  Select all the butterfly frames and copy them, click on the tag and copy all the tag frames, right click go to “Paste into selected frame” and paste the butterfly on the tag.  We need to speed the animation up so select all the frames again then go to Animation – Frame properties and change the value to 5.

When you are all done,  run your tag through the Optimization Wizard and save as a gif.















This tutorial uses the tube “Harley Quinn” from pack 104 by
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Dragon Days” from
Pink Paradox Productions
and can also available at

You will need masks 114 and 116 from

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.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 16 into the selection, deselect, duplicate the paper and close off the top copy for now.  Apply mask 114 to the open paper with the “Invert mask data” box checked and resize it 90%.  Open mask 116 and mirror it, open the closed copy and apply the mask to it and resize 85%.


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

Paste element  101, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  100, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  48, resize 20%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original, position below the trees and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  58 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  47 and resize 40%, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, paste paper 13 below this element, resize 22% and move into place, invert the selection and lit delete, apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste element  76, resize 25%, move it into place erasing the top part either side and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  87, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  74, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  82, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  53, resize 45% and duplicate, position right at the bottom just above the masks and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 54, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste element 52 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  56, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  1, resize 23%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  50, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  89, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  80, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  16, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  6, resize 28%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  81, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  14 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  8, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  17, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  73, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  18, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  65, resize 8%,duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  61, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  9, resize 28%, 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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