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

LDS_584

AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

BJVIP18

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

KATNKDA - NK1759

My Tubed Art - MTA_F133

MTA-1337

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 used the tube “College Girl” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Sex on Fire” from
What a fun kit this is!!
You will find it at

You will need mask 2 from set 107 by

Font of  choice.



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


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 27 into the selection and apply the mask.  Your canvas should still be selected, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer,  paste paper 32 into the selection and deselect.  Change the blend  mode on the top layer to “Hard Light”.  On the bottom layer go to Adjust – Blur – Gaussian blur and apply with a radius of 5.  Close off the white background layer, merge visible and reopen the white layer.

Paste element 141, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 109, resize 55%, duplicate, mirror the copy and resize it another 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Pate element 104, resize 48%, position below the two grass layers and apply the drop shadow.

Pate the tube on the top, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 2, resize 25%, duplicate and rotate the original 10 degrees to the left, drag below the buildings layer and move into place.  Select the interior of the original copy with your magic wand and expand the selection by 3, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 31 into the selection, open the tube again, mirror it, paste on your canvas and resize 90%, position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete and deselect, change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.  Repeat with the paper and tube in the second frame but with the paper mirrored and the tube not mirrored and resized 80%.

Paste element 86 above the two frame layers, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 105, resize 37%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 87, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

At this stage, I went back to the buildings and used my Pick tool to stretch them up taller, be sure to sharpen up well afterwards.

Paste element 110 above the buildings, resize 25%, position on the right, duplicate, mirror this copy, resize it another 90% and position on the left, duplicate the original again, position in the middle below the other two copies and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 62, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 103, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 20%, flip and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 135, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44, resize 12%, place in position doing some erasing so element 50 is standing inside it and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 75, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 67, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 10%, 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 amazing art of
You can purchase Enys’ tubes at

I used the awesome freebie kit “Forever Dark” from

You will need my masks

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, pate paper 1 into the selection, apply my mask 0048 and resize 90%.

Make another layer, paste paper 5 into the selection, deselect, apply my mask 0038 and resize 90%.

Paste element 7, resize90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 1, resize 55% and move into place.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste the tube, resize 52%, position her coming out of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 45%, position just below the tubes hair at the bottom and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2 on the top, resize 66%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 60% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I recoloured this element.

Paste element 20, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I recoloured this element.

Paste element 14, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 60% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I recoloued this element.

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

Paste element 16, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 30%, rotate 40 degrees to the left and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 40% and rotate 40 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright infomation and text and export on a transparent background as a png.







In this tutorial I used the tube “Martina” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Buttercup Blues” from
and is available at

You will need mask 243 from

Font of choice.




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


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 15 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 115%.

Paste frame 10 and resize 65%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste paper 2 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into place.

Paste element 61, resize 40%, drag below the merged layer, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste spray 9a on the top, resize 62%, duplicate, resize the copy another 80% and mirror it, move both copies into place.

Paste spray 9b, resize 60% and move into place, go to Ajust  - Blur – Gaussian Blur and apply with a radius of 10.

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

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

Paste element 100, resize 55%, drag below the sprays, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 35%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 88, resize 30%, position below elements 5 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 58b, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 63, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 76, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 80, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 14, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 93, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 10, resize 75% and move into place.

Paste element 41, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 12% and rotate 70 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 103 resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 15, resize 85%, duplicate, bring the copy to the top, resize it another 80% and mirror it, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 50, resize 25%, position below the top copy of spray 15 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 14 again, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Paste element 102, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 87a, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29 on the top, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Duplicate the top copy of spray 15 and drag it up to below the bird without moving its position, reposition the wordart so some of the flower heads go over it then erase the flower head stalks.

Paste element 104, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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 tube “Autumn 3” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Autumn Sunrise” from
I love this beautiful kit,
you can purchase it at

You will need fall mask 4  from
and mask 231from

Font of choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste Fecnikek’s mask and resize it 20%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 13 into the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer and move the paper layer up.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 13 into the selection, deselect, apply Mizteeques mask, resize 90%, mirror and move into place.

Paste element 125, resize 60% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste frame 3, resize 30% and position behind the tube.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 10 into the selection, paste the tube again, resize 90%, position her in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.    Apply the drop shadow to the frame and change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light”.

Paste element 62 on the top, resize 37%, duplicate, resize the copy another 80% and mirror it, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 46, resize 20%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 29, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Paste element 118 above the tube, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 119, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3 between the two grass layers, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 121, resize 6%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 120, resize 6%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17 on the top, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 4%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 67, resize 15%, position below the frame layers, duplicate, mirror and flip one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 82, resize 15%, position at the top, duplicate, mirror the copy and position on the left towards the bottom of the frame layers, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 65, resize 15%, position on the right, duplicate twice, flip one copy and move up still on the right, mirror the last one and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 92 again, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 80, resize 17%, duplicate, flip one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 49, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 85, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 86, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 90, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 87, resize 12% and position on the left below the white gourd, duplicate, mirror the copy and position on the right above  the clock, apply the drop shadow to each.#

Paste element 8 on the top, resize 13%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 9, resize 10% and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9b, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 128, resize 50% and move into place.

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 tube “Witch_92” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Witchy Elegance” from
and can be purchased at

You will need mask my mask 242 by
and my mask

Font of choice.




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


Open a new transparent canvas 600 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 19 into the selection, deselect, apply my mask, resize it 90%, duplicate and merge  the copy down onto theoriginal.  Put this canvas aside.

Open another canvas 800 by 800 pixels, select all and paste the same paper into the selection, apply Mizteeques mask then copy and paste it on your original canvas below my mask and erase part at the top on the right.  You can delete this canvas now as we won’t need it again. 

Paste element 83 and resize 60%, duplicate and mirror the top copy, position the two copies as my screenshot below erasing any of the tall tower on the one at the back that shows then merge the top copy down onto the original, apply the drop shadow, change the blend mode to “Luminance (Legacy)” and move into place.  Select my mask, float and defloat it and invert the selection, erase the part of the castle that is outside the mask at the bottom (the selection will stop you from erasing the part that is on the mask that we want to keep there) then deselect, drag Mizteeques mask up between my mask and the castles, close off the white background layer, merge visible and reopen the closed layer.





Paste element 97 and resize 45%, select all, float and defloat,  make a new layer and paste paper 19 into the selection, deselect, change the blend mode on the paper layer to “Hard Light”, close off all the layers apart from these two, merge visible, open the closed layers, move into place and apply the drop shadow but with both the vertical and horizontal set to 5.

Paste frame 11, resize 35%, mirror, rotate 10 degrees to the right and move into place  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 1, make a new layer below it and paste paper 16 into the selection.  Paste the tube, resize 85%, position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete and deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame (remember to change the settings back) and change the blend mode on both the frame and the tube to “Hard Light”.

Paste element 74, resize 25%, position behind the frame layers and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 92 on the top, resize 50%, mirror and move into place.

Paste element 91, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror one copy, erase the small bat on the far right on the right hand copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 71, resize 20%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 59, resize 18%  and  mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 78, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26 on the top, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 79, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 86, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 101, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 122, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 14, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 156, resize 60%, move into place and erase some of the parts to make it look like its going around the tube.

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 tube “Bride 3” from
You can purchase her at

The gorgeous kit is “Autumn Bride” from
and is available at

You will need my mask

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0. Horizontal 5, opacity 55,  blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 775 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 50 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 90%.

Paste element 209, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 206, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 90, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 207, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 210, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 209 again, this time resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 11, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 98, resize 55%, duplicate, resize the copy 65% and mirror it, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 99, resize 25% and duplicate, position behind the tube on either side of her and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 133, resize 20%, duplicate and mirror one copy, position behind the fences and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 201, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 148, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 159, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 137, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 179 above the fence, resize 13% and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 52, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 70 above the tube, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 58, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 172 on the top, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow

Paste element 131, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 205, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 160, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 177, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 63, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 55, resize 10%, duplicate, mirror the original copy and position below element 63, apply the drop shadow to each. 

Paste element 57, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 94, resize 20%, duplicate and mirror one copy, position the copy on the left between the two candle layers and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 75, resize 13% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, position above the left copy of element 94 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 107 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 212, resize 8%, position behind element 57 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 132, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 127, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 126, resize 6% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 4%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 214, resize 30% and position below the grass, duplicate and merge the copy down onto the original.

Paste element 186, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 8% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 216, resize 40%, place in position and erase any on the tube’s face.


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 fab tube “Restless” from pack 97 by
You can purchase the tube at
I did some recolouring on the tube to match the kit.

The kit is “Cimmerian Shade” from
This is one of my favourite kits from Dee and I have used it already a couple of times
You can purchase the kit at

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 725 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 13 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 90%.

Paste element 55, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17 and resize 70%, select the interior of the element with your magic wand and expand the selection by 30, paste paper 10 below the element, resize it 40% and positon in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete on the paper and deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into place.

Paste the tube, resize 55% and move into place.

Pate element 75, resize 55%, recolour black, place in position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 72, resize 40% and position to the left of the tube, duplicate, flip the copy and position on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 1, resize 45% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 59, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 80% and position below element 59.

Paste element 57 on the top, resize 35% and move into position, duplicate, mirror the copy and position behind the tube, apply the drop shadow to each.

Duplicate the copy of element 72 that is on the left of the tube, drag it up to below the top skulls, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 73, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40 on the top, resize 30%, 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 tube “Blue Tattoo” from the latest pack 97 by
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Country” from
and is also available at

You will need masques 2, M5 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 45%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 9 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste frame 1 and resize 60%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 30, make a new layer below the frame and fill with the colour 232023, paste the close up tube, resize 90% and position in the frame, invert the selection and deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard light” and lower the opacity to around 50, apply the drop shadow to the frame, close off the white background and mask layers, merge visible, reopen the closed layers and move the merged one into position.

Paste element 12, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 33, resize 50%, place in position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 25% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 70% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 20%, 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 fab tube “Harley” from the lastest pack 97 from
I just love this tube!
You can purchase it at

The kit is “Vampiric Masquerade” from
Another great kit which I have used before and you will find at
I did a bit of recolouring on the kit, for help with recolouring please visit my

You will need my mask

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow or 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 45 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 95%.


Paste element 176 on the top, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 119, resize 45% and duplicate, move the top copy up and to the left, resize the original copy another 80% and move down and to the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 177, resize 30%, drag below both copies of element 119 and duplicate twice, place one copy at the bottom in the middle and erase the last drip on each side that are too far out,  position the other copies either side erasing all the drips apart from the end one and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 175 on the top,  resize 60%, duplicate, merge the top copy down onto the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 237, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 58, resize 35% and rotate 10 degrees to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element2, resize 25% and rotate 20 degrees to the left , duplicate, mirror and flip the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 15, resize 65%, duplicate, erase the last bird on the right on one copy and erase all of them apart from that bird on the other so you can better position them and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 229, resize 40%, duplicate, erase one side on each copy again to position them better and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 208 on the top, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44, resize 20%, position below element 208 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 114, resize 30%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 48 on the top, resize 15% and rotate 40 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 118, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 101, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 102, resize 25% and rotate 40 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 12%, 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 tube “Lip Service” from pack 97 by
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Sweet Tooth” from
and can also be purchased at

You will need pretty black in clipping mask 2784*2800 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 22%, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 2 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element 18, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3, resize 55%, rotate 90 degrees to the right, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 34, resize 80%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 17%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 32 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 23% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 1, resize 25%, 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 “Help4Casper” fundraiser tube “Jungle Exotica” by
and matching “Jungle Exotica” kit by
Both the tube and kit can be purchased at

is a fundraiser to help raise money for medical expenses
and to help spread awareness about cancer.

You will need my mask
0048 
and the 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, paste paper 27 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 108, resize 55% and move into place.

Paste element 106, resize 20%, duplicate and mirror the copy, position behind element 108 and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 204, resize 50% and mirror, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 131, resize 45%, duplicate, mirror the copy, resize it another 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 188, resize 30%, position below the tree and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 169, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 208, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 199, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 203, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 207, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 208, resize 405, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 126, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, duplicate and mirror the copy, position the two elements with the original at the back, erase the skull on the back layer that is on the very far right and apply the drop shadow to each. 

Paste element 25, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 101, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 67, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 112 just behind the tube, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and drag the front layer of skulls up above the black pot.

Paste element 126 again on the top, resize 17% and move into place.   Use your eraser, size 50 and opacity set to 30 along the bottom of the element to blend it into the grass.

Paste element 10, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 167, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 143, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers again.

Open the tube again and crop it so you just have her head down to the bottom of her necklace and apply the 20.20 mask, paste on your canvas just below element 204, resize 85%,  change the blend mode to "Hard Light" and move into place.  

Paste element 214, resize 25% and position behind the back row of skulls to the right of the tube, duplicate, resize the copy another 80% and position to the left of the tube.

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








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