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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 art of
You need a license to use Jasmine’s art, they are available at

I used a freebie mini sampler kit “My Secret Garden” from
Gothic Inspirations.
The kit is available from
Please check out the fabulous full size
creative team inspiration kit and clusters a
 This kit was created for 

Thank you Jessica for being so generous with your
gorgeous sampler kits!

I used mask 52 from

Font is



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


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 5 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 95%, duplicate and merge the copy down onto the original.

Paste the mask from the kit, resize it 60% and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the music sheets, resize 43%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 4 and resize 35%.  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 5 into it.  Paste the tube, resize 50% and position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame and the tube.

Paste splash 2, drag it to just above the music sheets, resize 90% and place in position.

Paste the lights, resize 60% and place in position.

Paste wordart 1 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste flowers 2, resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

Paste ribbon 1, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

Paste timepiece 1, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste leaves 1, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the butterflies, resize 55%, place in position erasing any that are badly placed and apply the drop shadow.

Paste splash 1, resize 65%, mirror and place in position.

Paste the hummingbird, resize 35%, 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.





















1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for working with Carol's kit and always being so wonderful to me. This is beautiful and I snagged her tag♥

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