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!

My blinkie

My Weather

My Licenses

Alicia Mujica - LDS1095


AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784


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


My Tubed Art - MTA_F133


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 am using the art of Barbara Jensen.
You require a license to use Barb’s art.
The tube I have used is an exclusive, you can get it here.

I am using a fabulous kit called “Forever Love” by
You can get the kit here.
Thank you Sarah, I loved this kit!

You will also require a mask, I used Weescotslass’ mask 133, here.

Font of choice, I used Pharmacy, which is a free font, here.

Don’t forget to sharpen your elements after resizing to take away the blurriness (adjust – sharpen – unsharp mask, radius and clipping 5, strength 30).

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5.

Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used sb_pmt_forever-love_pp6. Make a new layer on your canvas and select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply the mask. Resize 80%.

Open sb_pmt_forever-love_window1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%.  We can’t select the interior of the window with the magic wand as it has glass in it, so we need to draw a rough selection through the centre of the frame using the freehand selection tool, as in my screenshot below. Make a new layer below the frame and flood fill with a dark grey. Do not de-select. Open your tube, use the close up if you have one, paste as a new layer, resize as required and position inside the window, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, de-select. Lower the opacity of the tube to around 40. The frame already has a drop shadow so no need to add one. Close off the background and mask layers, merge visible and move over a little to the right. Re-open your closed layers.

Open sb_pmt_forever-love_leaves and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%, drag down below the merged layer and position behind it. Duplicate this layer and mirror it, position so a few leaves are showing on the top and right of the merged layer and erase the rest. Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open sb_pmt_forever-love_lamp and paste as a new layer. Resize 55% and place in position on the left of the merged layer. Apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_forever-love_sparkle1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 65%, drag down below the lamp layer and place in position.

Open sb_pmt_forever-love_flower5, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_forever-love_piano keys and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_forever-love_notesswirl and paste as a new layer. Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_forever-love_flower6 and paste as a new layer. Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_forever-love_ribbon1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. I drew a selection around part of the ribbon on the left hand side, deleted it, pasted it as a new layer and put it back in position below the music notes.

Open sb_pmt_forever-love_raven and paste as a new layer. Mirror, resize 25%, place in position on the music notes and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer. Resize as required, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the position of all your elements and make any adjustments. I erased a couple of the sparkles and the ring on the window that were showing below my tube. 

Crop your tag and resize if required, add your copyright information and text and export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background has a png.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here. I would love to see your result!



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