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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 fabulous art of
Enys Guerrero.
You need a license to use Enys’ art, they can be purchased at

The kit is called April’s Tears by
This awesome kit includes 80 elements and 13 papers, many
more than I have used and can be purchased at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 05 by

I used Eye Candy 4’s gradient glow on the word art.
If you do not have this programme you might have something
similar or can use a white shadow.

I used the font



Please take a look at my “About my tutorials” page before you start if this is the first tutorial of mine you have followed, thank you.

Unless noted, I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 80, blur 10.


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

Copy Paper 9, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  .

Paste the mask from the kit as a new layer, resize it 65% and move it up and to the right so it’s on the edge of your first mask layer.

Paste Moon as a new layer, resize 70% and move up and to the left.

Paste Brushed Clocks as a new layer, resize 70% and position top, right, duplicate, resize the duplicate another 90% and move over to the left.

Paste Frame 2 as a new layer, resize 50% and place in position.

Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 30 and make a new layer below it, copy paper 8 and paste it into the selection.  Make another layer, copy Rainfall and paste it into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the rainfall and then merge down again onto the paper.

Paste your tube as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 75%.

Paste Smudged as a new layer, resize 85, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste WordArt 2 as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 55% and place in position.  Duplicate,  Click on the original copy to activate it apply Eye Candy 4 Gradient Glow with Glow Width set to 3, Soft Corners 25, Overall Opacity 100 and colour white. Click on the top copy to activate it and apply the drop shadow but changing the vertical to 2, opacity to 100 and blur to 5 then merge the top copy down onto the original one then apply the main drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers so far.

Paste Grass2 as a new layer, drag below Smudged, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Clock as a new layer, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Reeds as a new layer, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Daisy as a new layer, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Florette as a new layer, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Dew as a new layer, drag above Smudged, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Fabric Flower as a new layer, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Ribbon 2 as a new layer,  resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Mushroom as a new layer, resize 20%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and resize it another 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

 Check your layers again and when you are happy, crop your tag if needed being careful not to crop into the moon, then add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.  
























3 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous creation Viv! TYSM for working with my kit, I love this! Hugs, Jessica

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  2. thank you Jessica! it was a real pleasure. I am happy to get away from the cute ducks and rabbits too lol

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