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 beautiful tube “Lindsay” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Violaceous” from
This lovely kit can be purchased at

You will need mask 208 from
Mizteeques.

Font of  choice.




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


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Open the mask and mirror it.  Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 11 into the selection, deselect and apply the mirrored mask.

Paste spray 8, resize 70% and move into place.

Paste spray 7b and move into place.

Paste frame 3, resize 45%,  mirror and move into place.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and paste paper 11 into the selection.   Paste the tube, resize 65% and position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, change the blend mode on the tube to “Luminance (Legacy” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.    

Paste element 12, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 49a, resize 45 and mirror,  position behind the frame layers and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62b, resize 50% and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 51, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 90, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 64 and mirror, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 71, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 51 just above the frame layers, resize 80, mirror and flip, duplicate, place in position, erase any of the stalks that show on the right from the original and any flowers that show on the bottom from the copy and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 1, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49b, resize 40% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 32 again, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33b, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33d, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 55, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste spray 3, resize 80% and mirror, 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 July 2018 bonus tube from
You can purchase Enys’ tubes at

The kit is “Autumn Reverie” from
This is a fantastic kit and you can purchase it 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 700 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 25 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 85%.

Paste element 161 and resize it 45%.  Select all, float and defloat the element, make a new layer, paste paper 31 into the selection, deselect, merge down onto the original black copy, go to Adjust – Sharpen – Unsharp Mask and apply with the values in my screenshot below, then apply the drop shadow.





Paste element 159, resize 23% and position below the merged layer.

Paste element 154 on the top resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 155, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 104, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste element 156, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 160, resize 25% and position below the tube.

Paste element 3, resize 15%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 112 on the top, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 78, resize 10% and rotate 30 degrees to  the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 153, resize 20%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 11, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 152, resize 10%, duplicate and mirror the copy, position the original on the top on the left,  the copy on the right below the camera and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 139 on the top, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 123, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 20, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 113, resize 20%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 118, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 150, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 128, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 120, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 87, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 107, resize 20%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original and move into place.

Paste element 151, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 20%, duplicate and mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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 art of
You can purchase Enys’ tubes at
This is tube 37-1.

The beautifully colourful  kit is “Autumn Soul” from
Gothic Inspirations
and can be purchased at

You will need the mask from template 161216 by

Font is



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


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask, resize it 25% and mirror it.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 12 into the selection,  change the blend mode to “Hard Light”, close off the white background layer, merge visible then reopen the white layer.

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

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

Paste Moon, resize 43% and move into place.

Paste Leaves 1, resize 40% and move into place.

Paste Frame Lines,  resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 75%, duplicate, change the blend mode on the top copy to “Hard Light” and apply the drop shadow to the bottom copy then merge the top copy down onto the original one.

Paste Wagon, resize 40%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Sunflowers Grass, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste Grass, resize 30%, place in position on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Sunflower 1, resize 10%, position below Grass and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Mushrooms on the top, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Floral 2, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Grass again, resize 35%, position on the right and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Leaf 1, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Leaf 2, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Looking Glass, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

Paste Foliage 2, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

Paste Word Art 11, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Word Art Autumn,  resize 80%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original and position below Word Art 11.

Paste Butterfly, resize 12% and rotate 30 degrees in either direction, duplicate, mirror one copy, pas to each.

Paste Shimmer, resize 80% 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 “Steampunk 19” by
You can purchase this fabulous tube at

The kit is “Clockwork Aflame” from
This is a really awesome kit and can be purchased at

You will need the mask from template 260517 by

Font of choice.




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


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

Paste the mask from the template as a new layer and resize it 20%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 26 into the selection, deselect and delete the  original black mask layer.

Paste element 174, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 173, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 106, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 109, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 107, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 97, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 103, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste frame 9, resize 30% and move into place.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 15, make a new layer below it and paste paper 31 into the selection.  Paste the tube, resize 40% and position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and the tube and change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light”.

Paste frame 7, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 177, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 117, resize 45%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 91, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 95, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 184, resize 40% and duplicate twice, mirror one copy and position them either side of the tube,  position the last copy behind all the frame layers and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 150 behind the tube, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 9 on the top, resize 27% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 137, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 168, resize 12%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 134, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 141, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 6, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 27, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 12%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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 “Sherry” from
You can purchase this pretty tube at

The kit is “Captured Moments” from
I love this beautiful kit!
You will find it at

Font of choice.




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


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

Paste spray 2 and resize 90% paste spray 3 and resize 65%, paste spray 16 and mirror it, paste spray 11 and mirror it.  Move these four sprays into position. 

Paste element 82, resize 90%, change the blend mode to “Overlay” and move into place.

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

Paste frame 1, resize 45%,  rotate 90 degrees to the left 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 it and paste paper 1 into the selection, paste the tube, resize 80%, move into position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, change the blend mode on the tube to "Soft Light" and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element 16, resize 45% and duplicate, position one copy below the frame layers and one above them and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 22, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 65, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 95, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Wordart 1, resize 60%, erase the part that shows on the right of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 25%, position below those pink flowers on the right of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 34 just below the tube, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 61b on the top, resize 15% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 68b, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5a, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 91, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 55, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 59, resize 17%, position below the bear’s foot and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments, then crop your tag and add your copyright information and text.

Go back to spray 2, select all, float and defloat it, invert the selection and hit delete on element 82 (the watch), deselect.

Paste element 28, resize 15%, position on your text and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 80, resize 15%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

When you are done, export your tag on a transparent background as a png. 











In this tutorial I used the tube “Teddy Bear 4” from
You can purchase the tube at

The gorgeous kit is “”Love My Teddy” from
which you can purchase at

You will need mask 4 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 32%, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 4 in to the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer, duplicate the paper layer and merge the copy down onto the original.

Paste spray 15, resize 55% and move into place.

Paste spray 6, mirror and move into place.

Paste spray 10, resize 50% and move into place.

Paste spray 8, resize 70% and mirror, position top left, duplicate, move the copy down and to the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 31b, resize 43%, mirror and move into place.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the element with your magic wand to  make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 10, make a new layer below element and paste paper 5 into it, deselect,  apply the drop shadow to the element and merge it down onto the paper. 

Paste element 60, resize 25% and mirror, position below the merged frame layer and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 73b, resize 10% and mirror, place in position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste spray 4, resize 75% and move into place.

Paste element 36, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Resize element 36b, resize 20%, duplicate,  place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 47, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 15% and position behind element 47, duplicate, mirror the copy and position on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 61b just below the tube, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 65, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61c, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 55, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 39, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11b on the top,  resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14b, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 72, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 75, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 13%, duplicate, mirror one copy, 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 September 2018 bonus tube from
You can purchase Enys’ tubes from

The kit is add on to “The Guardian kit from
Gothic Inspirations.
You can purchase the addition and the first kit from
This tag uses just items from the addition kit
which is a full size kit in itself.

You will need mask 211 by

Font of choice.




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



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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 5 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask, resize 120% and then go to Adjust – sharpen – sharpen more.

Paste Design, resize 65% and move into place.

Paste Word Art 9, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Scatter Gems, resize 35%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste Castle, position behind the door, erase the wide part at the bottom and apply the drop shadow.   I re-coloured this element.

Paste Brushy leaves, position below the door along the bottom of the tag, duplicate, resize 60% and mirror, position along the top of the door and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste Brushed Clocks, resize 50% and position below the tube.

Pate WA11Cluster, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Mushroom 2, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Mushroom 1, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste Pattern, resize 75% and move into place.

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

Paste Cluster 2, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Word Art 1, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Flower 1, resize 20%, position below the word art and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Bow 2, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste Petals, resize 40%, duplicate, position one copy on the top on the left and the other below the word art on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Black Beetle on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Crow, 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 “Lady of the Night” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Goth Girl Squad” from
You can purchase it at

You will need 4hwmask2 from
and my mask




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



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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 32 into the selection,  apply my mask, resize 80% and move down.

Paste Fecnikek’s mask, resize it 15% and move up on the canvas.  Your canvas should still be selected, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 32 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element 110, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 106, resize 45% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 161, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 124, resize 50%. Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 102, resize 40%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 57, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 101, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 152 on the top, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 111, resize 45% and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 159, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 55, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 142, resize 15%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

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

Paste element 8, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 98, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 90%, resize 4%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste element 61 below the tree, resize 40%, move into place and change the blend mode to “Hard Light”.

Paste element 182 on the top, resize 60% and move into place.

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

















In this tutorial I used the art of
You can purchase Enys’ amazing art at

The kit is “The Guardian” from
Gothic Inspirations.
Anther amazing kit from Jessica!
You can purchase it at

You will need my mask



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


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by by 750 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all paste, paper 10 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask, resize 90% and then go to Adjust – Sharpness – Sharpen.

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

Paste Ground, resize 50%, position along the bottom of smudged and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Moon Full, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Castle 2, resize 45%, duplicate, resize the original copy another 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste Tree 2, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.    Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, paste paper 5 below the frame and resize it 40%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

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

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

Paste Brushed Colours, resize 40% and position below the word art.

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

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

Paste Skulls, resize 25%, position on the left, below the word art,  duplicate, position in the middle below the word art, duplicate again, mirror  this copy and position on the right above the word art, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Candles, resize 17%, duplicate and mirror the copy, position the original copy on the left behind the word art and the copy on the right behind the skulls.

Paste Flower 2, resize 10% and duplicate, position one copy behind the candles on the left and one above the candles on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Mushrooms, resize 20%, duplicate and mirror the copy, position the mirrored copy behind the word art and the copy above it, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Piano, resize 35%, position below the top layer of the mushrooms and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Grass again, resize 15%, position above the word art on the left, duplicate, position above the skulls/keyboard on the right, duplicate again,  mirror this copy and position on the far right above the skulls, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Ying and Yang, resize 7%, position behind the keyboard and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Leaves 2, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Wooden Rose, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

When you are done, 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 “Warrior Fae” from the latest pack 98 from
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Black Star” from
Gothic Inspirations.
This is a fabulous kit and I have used it before in a tutorial,
you can purchase it at

You will need mask 114 from
and mask hw17 from


Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 15.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 11 into the selection, open the Moonbeams and Spiderwebs mask and mirror it then apply to the paper with the “Invert mask data” box checked and resize 95%.  Make another layer, paste paper 7 into the selection, apply the mask again and resize it as before.    Erase the bottom area of this layer out so the first mask shows through something like my screenshot below then close off the white background layer, merge visible and re-open the white layeR.






Paste Fecnikek’s mask, resize it 22% and mirror it, you should still have your canvas selected so float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 12 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste Glitter Pattern, resize 55%, mirror and move into place

Paste Glitter Black, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Cluster 2, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Cluster 1, resize 44%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste Castle 2, resize 60%, apply the drop shadow and position behind the tube erasing the part that shows to the left of her.

Paste Castle, resize 60%, apply the drop shadow and position behind the tube again erasing the part that shows to the left of her.

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

Paste Stairway, resize 40%, position below the two clusters and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Cluster 3WA just below the tube, resize 35%, duplicate, place in position either side of the tube erasing the parts that overlap and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste Broach Rose, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Rose 1, resize 15%, duplicate, flip one copy and position on the right, mirror the other and resize it another 80%, position on the left and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste Cloud on the top, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste Brushed Pattern, resize 70%  and move into place.

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

Paste Flower 2, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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


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

Paste Flowers 1, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I toned these flowers down a little using the Lighten/Darken brush.

Paste Beads, resize 35%, position just above the two mask layers and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste Swirl, resize 50%,  place in position and do some erasing so the swirl is wrapped around the tube.

When you are done, 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 “Steampunk 18” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Season of change” from
and what a great kit it is!
You will find it at

You will need my mask

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 15.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 750 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 17 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste element 178, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84, resize 30%, apply the drop shadow, change the blend mode to “Hard Light” and move into place.

Paste element 85, resize 30%, apply the drop shadow, change the blend mode to “Hard Light” and move into place.

Paste element 95, resize 30%, apply the drop shadow,  change the blend mode to “Hard Light” and move into place.

Paste element 97, resize 30%, apply the drop shadow, change the blend mode to “Hard Light” and move into place.

Paste element 25, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 65, resize 35%, apply the drop shadow, change the blend mode to “Hard Light” and move into place.

Paste element 103, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  We will come back to this.

Paste element 104, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 107, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  We will come back to this also.

Paste element 102 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 82, resize 30%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 94, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 100, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 54, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 13% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 8% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Click on the mask to activate it, select all, float and defloat the mask, invert the selection,  go back to element 103 (the organ), change the blend mode on it to “Hard Light” and hit delete.  Now go to element  107 (the building), again change the blend mode to “Hard Light” and lit delete, deselect.

Paste element 22, resize 25% and apply the drop shadow, apply your text and position this element on it. 

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





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