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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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In this tutorial I used the pretty tube “Spring Day” from
The tube comes with several colour options and can be purchased at

The kit is “About a Girl” from
Another lovely kit that you will find at

You will need mask Masque 1 from

Font of choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 35, blur 10.

Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 850 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 40%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect,  Carefully erase the majority of the black mask layer leaving the butterfly and text then erase the butterfly and text part of the paper layer so you  have a mixer of paper and black mask then merge the paper down onto the black mask.  Don’t worry about being to exact erasing both halves, its better to overlap them a bit to get it all blended in.  This is something what it should look like.



Paste the main tube, resize 38%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste wordart 2, resize 80%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 67, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 22, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 2, resize 80% and move into place.

Paste element 23c, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17b, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 58, 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 59, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21a, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 25% and position to the right of the tube, duplicate, mirror the copy and position above the tube, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 30a, resize 30% and position on the right below the tube.

Paste element 17a, resize 25% and position above the tube but below the white flowers and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 20% and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 51a on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 28, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62a, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60a, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 65a, 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 4, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 23%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers and make any adjustments. 

Paste the tube again just above the mask and mirror it, activate the mask, select all, float and defloat it, invert the selection and hit delete on the tube, deselect.  Duplicate the tube, change he blend mode on the bottom copy to “Lumiance Legacy” and lower the opacity on t to around 50, change the blend mode on the top copy to “Overlay” and lower the opacity to around 40.

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













In this tutorial I used the fabby tube “Victorian Secret”
From the latest pack 95 from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “I’m so Hollow” from
I just love this kit!
You will find it at

You will need mask 3 from set 78 by
and mask 242 from

Font of choice.




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



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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 4 into the selection, duplicate it and close off the copy.  Open Rachel’s mask and mirror, apply it to the open paper copy and resize 90%. Open the closed paper, apply Mizteeque’s mask.  Position Rachel’s mask higher and to the right a little and Mizeeque’s further down and to the left.

Paste frame 1 and resize it 55%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 2, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 9 into the selection.  Paste the full size tube, position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete on the tube and deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 75, apply the drop shadow to the frame, close off the white background and two mask layers and “merge visible”, open the closed layers and move the merged one into place.

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

Paste spray 12, resize 60%, drag below the merged layer, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 134, resize 90% and rotate 20 degrees to the right,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 137, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste cluster 1, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8 above the merged layer, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 18, resize 65%, duplicate and mirror the copy, position the original below the merged layer and the copy above it and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 29b just below the tube, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 51, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 113, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 58 and duplicate, position either side of the tube and apply the drop shadow to each.  They will look a bit odd now as they overlap but that will be covered.

Paste element 4, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 81 on the top, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 131, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 76, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste cluster 11, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 41c, resize 35%, and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 35%,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 122, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 6, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 65, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 121, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 15%, duplicate, mirror and flip the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers now 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 awesome tube “American Gothic” from
This tube is from the lates pack 95 and can be purchased at

The kit is “Gradually Fading” from
This is the second tutorial I have written with this fabulous kit
which you will find at

You will need mask 243 from
and 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 9 into the selection, deselect and duplicate the paper, apply my mask to the original and Mizteeques to the copy.   Move my mask over a little to the left, resize Mizteeques mask 85% and move it down and to the right.

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

Paste element 100, resize 55% and mirror, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 96, resize 30%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 60 on the top, resize 66%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 35%, duplicate and mirror one copy, position both behind the tube and apply the drop shadow to each. 

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

Paste element 24, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 99 on the top, resize 15%, position on the right and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 87, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 76, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 102, resize 30% and position behind the book.

Paste element 30, resize 17% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 26 on the top, resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your  layers and make any adjustments.

Pate element 78, resize 60% and position along the bottom edge of the grasses cluster but above the rose. 

Paste element 109, resize 35% and position above the mushrooms.

Paste element 57 above the masks,  place in position erasing the bottom of the post, change the blend mode to “Overlay” and lower the opacity to around 55.  Click on my mask to activate it, select all, float and defloat the mask, go back to the clock, inver the selection and hit delete, deselect.t

Paste element 75, resize 60% and place in position.

When you are done, 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 “Blue Bonnet” from
This gorgeous tube is the current bonus tube and is available
free with a purchase of $9 from
until Midnight on 30th May.

The kit was inspired by the Vinegar February 2018 bonus tube
and can be purchased at

You will need my mask


Font of choice.




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



Open a new transparent canvas 700 b6 800 pixels and fill with white.

Open the wordart, duplicate it and  close the original, apply my mask, paste on your canvas and resize 115%.

Paste element 22, position at the top towards the left, duplicate and move the copy down and to the right.

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

Paste element 10, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 30% and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 8, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 12 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 50%, 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 layered tube “My Silk Hose”
from the latest pack 95 by
You can purchase the tube from

The kit was inspired by the Jessica Dougherty tube 53-1 from
and can be purchased at

You will need mask 162 by

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.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 5 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask, resize it 90% and duplicate it, position one copy top right and the other copy bottom left.

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

Paste frame 3 and resize it 50%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste 2 into the selection, paste the close up tube, invert the selection, hit delete on the tube and deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the tube and then change the blend mode to “Hard Light”.    Close off the white background, two mask layers and the tube and merge visible.  Now repeat the above but with the frame resized at 40% mirrored and the close up tube resized 90% and mirrored.   Open the closed layers, drag the two merged frames below the main tube and move into place.

Paste element 24, resize 55%, position on the left above the larger merged frame, duplicate, position this copy on the right below the smaller merged frame, duplicate again, mirror this copy and position top right below the larger merged frame, duplicate the original again, mirror and flip this one and position below the smaller merged frame.  Apply the drop shadow to each copy.

Paste element 8, resize 55%, duplicate, flip one copy and position below the larger merged frame on the left, mirror the second and position below the smaller merged frame on the right.   Apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 20, resize 70%, drag below all the flower layers, and duplicate twice, position one copy on the right, mirror the other two copies and position one on the left and the other at the top, erase the stalks that show at the bottom of the two side copies and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 23, resize 60% and position just below the tube on either side. 

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

Paste element 12, resize 28%, duplicate twice and mirror the copies, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 6, resize 30%, duplicate and mirror the copy, position the original below the smaller merged frame on the right and the copy below the tube on the left, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 21, resize 50%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 14, resize 20%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 11, resize 35%, rotate 90 degrees to the right and mirror, drag right down to just above the masks, 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 cute tube “Lemur” from
I just love him!!
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Sawubona” from
and can be purchased at

You will need my mask

Font is 





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.

Make a new layer, select all, pate paper 36 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 90%.

Paste element 201, resize 55% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 192, resize 35%, place in position behind the tree and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 128, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 185, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 102 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 191, resize 30%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 170, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 131, resize 55% and move into place.

Paste element 95, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 138, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 169, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 59, resize 15%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 152, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 188, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 189, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 142, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 64b, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 63, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 5%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 150, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 107, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 58, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste the tube again just above the mask, resize 80%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, invert the selection and hit delete on the tube, deselect and change the blend  mode on the tube to “Lumincance (Legacy)”.

When you are done, 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 “Damaged” from
This was the October 2014 bonus tube at

The kit is “Like Clockwork” from
Another fabulous freebie kit!
Thank you!

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 675 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

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

Paste element 40, resize 40%, position on the left below element 41 and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 68, resize 60, duplicate and mirror one copy, position on either side below element 41 and apply the drop shadow to each.  I erased a little of the mirrored copy that showed on the left, I just wanted the cogs to show. 

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

Paste element 27, resize 50%, mirror and duplicate, place in position on either side and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 28, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 21, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 40%,place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 14, resize 40% and duplicate twice,  position the original on the left, the first copy above the tube on the right, mirror the top copy and position on the top but further over to the top, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 45, resize 45%, duplicate and mirror the copy, position on either side below the tube and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 48, resize 45%,  mirror, duplicate and position on either side.

Paste element 10, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 35%, duplicate, place in position on either side and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 23 on the top but between those two flowers, resize 30%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 16, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 25% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste elements 4 and 5, resize each 13%, position below the and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6 on the top, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 64, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check you layers now 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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