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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 Enys’ art, available at

I used a fabulous freebie sampler to the kit
“A Touch of Magic” from
The kit is a creative team inspired kit made for Sandra O’Dare of

Please check out the full size kit and matching clusters at
You can get the sampler from

I used mask 2 from set 65 from

I used the font




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 95, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 650 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 2 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste smudge and resize 85%.

Poste wire, resize 95%, position on the right and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste leaves, resize 80%, mirror and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame fun, resize 27%, duplicate and position on the right, mirror the duplicate and position it on the left. 

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

Paste the cat, resize 40% and mirror, drag below the two frame fun layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste vine above the copies of frame fun, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste flower on the top, resize 20% and duplicate, mirror the duplicate and resize it another 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

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

Paste word art 1, resize 60%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Duplicate your tube.

Click on the fun frame on the right hand side to activate it then click anywhere on your canvas outside of the frame with you magic wand to make a selection, drag the duplicate tube down to above the frame layer, change the blend mode on it to “Multiply” and position it in the frame,  invert the selection, contract it by 18, it should now be around the edge of the glass on the frame, invert the selection again and hit  delete on the tube to remove the excess, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.  Repeat  the above with the copy of fun frame and the tube mirrored.

Paste topper, resize 70%, duplicate and merge the copy down onto the original, apply the drop shadow, place in position and use your erasure with the opacity set to 10 to blend out the sharp edges.

Paste mist, resize 70% and mirror, position on the left below the lantern.

Paste magic, resize 50% and position directly in front of the main tube around her hands.

Paste the mechanical bee, resize 10%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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




















1 comment:

  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh how LOVEEEEEE this one!!! Thank you so much hun! This is gorgeous!

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