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 88-3 from
Anna Liwanag.
This lovely tube comes in several colour options
and with close ups.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Emerald” from the Birthstone Collection by
Mizteeque's Designs.
This is a beautiful freebie kit and you can find it on

You will need my  mask

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 5 into the selection, apply then resize 90% and mirror it.

Paste element 33 and mirror.

Paste element 49, resize 85% and position towards the bottom of the tag.

Paste element  48, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  27, resize 95%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  21, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  50, resize 48%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the full size tube, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3, resize 40%, rotate 90 degrees to the right and position behind the tube.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it,  paste paper  6 into the selection and deselect.  we will come back to this.

Paste element  39, resize 30% and flip, position behind the frame/paper and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49 again above the frame, resize 80% and move into place.

Paste element  58,  resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  38, resize 35%, rotate 90 degrees to the right,  duplicate and flip one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste the close up tube, mirror it and change the blend mode to “Hard Light”, position in the frame, select the interior of the frame and expand it as before, invert it and hit delete on the tube, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element  22, resize 15%, place in position erasing part of the tail so its behind the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  23, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  7, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  32, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  7, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  9, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  44, resize 27% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  24, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  18, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  19, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  16, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  55, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  51, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  6, resize 13%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  2, resize 10%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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 beautiful “Estela” by
You can purchase the tube at

The matching named kit is absolutely gorgeous
and is from

You will  need mask 2 from set 2 at

Font of choice.




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

Be sure to sharpen up all the lovely elements  to retain their beauty, if you need help on sharpening, check out my Tips & Tricks page.


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

Paste the mask and resize it 43%, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 6 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.  On the paper mask layer go to Adjust- Sharpness – Sharpen more. 

Paste element 155 and resize 80%, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the element and paste paper 12 into the selection, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste element 113, resize 57%, place in position, apply the drop shadow, merge down onto the frame and move into place.

Paste element  96, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  99, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  81, resize 30%, duplicate, position behind the merged layer and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  17 above the merged layer, resize 30%, position on the top right hand side of the merged frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  52, resize 45% and position bottom left, duplicate, mirror this copy and move up and across to the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  139, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  57, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  129, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  25, resize 17%, place in position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  128, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  50, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  61, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  145, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  98, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  143, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  100, resize 50%, duplicate, position either side of the tube erasing the parts that overlap and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

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

Paste element  14, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  59, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  91, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  168, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  192 on the top, resize 28%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  107, resize 15%,  apply the drop shadow and  place in position erasing the end so it goes behind the girls foot.

Paste element  180, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  191, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  104, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  20, resize 5%, 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 art of
This is tube 28-2 and can be purchased at

The kit is “Michell’s Myths” by
This is a beautiful freebie kit, thank you Jennifer!

You will need mask 264 from
Mizteeque Designs.

Font of choice.




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


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

Make a new layer, fill this layer with black and apply the mask.  Select all, float and defloat, make a new layer and paste paper 1 into the selection.  Make another layer, paste paper 3 into the selection and deselect.  Duplicate the black mask layer and merge each of the paper mask layers down onto one of the black layers.  Resize paper 1 mask layer 90% and  move it down and to the right and move paper 3 mask layer (which should be on the top) up and to the left.

Paste element  19, resize 75% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  4, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  34, resize 85% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  21, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.


Paste element  49, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  20, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  25, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42 and move into place.

Paste element  14, resize 80% and move into place.

Paste element  6, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  43, resize 80%,place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  23, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  9, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  7, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  37, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  13, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  32, resize 80%  and move into place.

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

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

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

Paste element  10, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  44, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  17, resize 20% and duplicate twice, position one copy in front of the rocks on the right, mirror one copy and position in front of the mushrooms, position the third copy behind the candlestick and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  5 and duplicate, resize one copy 25% and rotate it 30 degrees to the right, resize the second copy 22% and rotate it 40 degrees to the left, 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 lovely tube “Georgia” by
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Cowgirl Country” from
Doodle by Design
and can be purchased at
Dees’Sign Depot store.

You will need mask 2 from
Nae of

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 6 into the selection, deselect, mirror the mask and apply it with the “Invert mask data” box checked.

Paste element 171.

Paste element 163, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 164 and resize 60%.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the element to make a selection and expand it by 10, paste paper 6 below the element, resize 80%,  move into place and hit delete, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the element, merge it down onto the paper and move into place.

Paste wordart 4, resize 27% and rotate 30 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

Paste element  43, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  160, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  44, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  94, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  66, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  114, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  13, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  69, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  129, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  76, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  70, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  156 on the top, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow;

Paste element  1, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  107, resize 15%, 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.   I made the mask a tiny bit larger.














I this tutorial I used the lovely tube “Sparky” from
Which you can purchase at

The kit is
“Sparky Man’s Best Friend” from
Bella Caribena.
but he also comes with the kit at

You will need mask 13 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 700 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 25%, select all, float and defloat the mask, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer, duplicate the paper layer and merge the copy down onto the original.

Paste element  137, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 51, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  22, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  41, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  156, position behind the tree, cut off the part that shows to the right of the tree and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  92, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  12 above the tree, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  67, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  11, resize 25% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  66, resize 48%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  64, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  69, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  13, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  1, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  102, resize 30%,place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  62, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  165, 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  29, resized 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  2 behind the tube, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  88, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  31, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  39, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  26, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  17, resize 28%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  4, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  3, resize 12%, erase the read dice, 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 “Steampunk” from
Maria Flodorova.
The tube comes with several colour options and can be purchased at

The kit is “Steampunk Babe” from
Tiny Turtle Designs.
Another awesome steampunk kit from this designer!
You can purchase it at

You will need my mask

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 6 into the selection, deselect, apply my mask, resize it 95% and move it up and to the left a bit.

Paste element 18, resize 80%, position top right, duplicate, resize the copy another 90% and move over and to the left, erase the top scroll bit on the original copy and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  104, resize 80% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  151, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  50, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  190, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  39, resize 45%, position one top left and one bottom right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  28 and resize 40%, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20,  make a new layer below it and paste paper 35 into the selection.   Paste the tube (I used the tube with the yellow dress, copied her merged and pasted her as a new image as I couldn’t see her even when I resized, I then copied this new image and pasted it on the canvas), resize 35%, position on the element, invert he selection, hit delete and deselect.   Change the blend mode on the tube to “Soft Light” and apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge the tube down onto the paper then mere the frame down onto this merged layer and move into place.

Paste element  23, resize23%, position below the merged layer and move into place,

Paste element  22, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste your tube again on the top (this time I used the purple copy), resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  42, resize 70%, position below the tube, duplicate and merge the copy down onto the original.

Paste element  149, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  87, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  24, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  123, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  33, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  216, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  205, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  44, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 162, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  208, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  116 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  128, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  27, resize 20%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  89, resize 12%  and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  108, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  142, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  194, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  141, 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 a lovely tube from
Vadis & Trinita
called “Rainbow Dash”.
The tube comes with several colour options and can be purchased at

The kit is “My Creative Mind” from
I love this colourful kit!
You can find it at

You will need mask 3 from

Font is 



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


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

Paste the mask and resize it 80%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 5 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.  I squeezed this mask a bit narrower.

Paste element  114 and resize 90%.

Paste element  75, resize 110% and mirror, erase the paint brush handle, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  19, resize 67% and using your selection tool draw an oblong selection around the canvas part.  Paste the full size tube (you  won’t see it), resize 45% and move into place, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.   Go to Effects – Art Media effects – Coloured pencil and apply with Detail set to 90 and Opacity to 20, duplicate, change the blend mode on the top copy to “Overlay” and lower the opacity of the bottom layer to around 70.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, close off the all layers apart from the easel and tube layers, merge visible, reopen the closed layers and move the merged layer into place.

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

Paste element  54, resize 40%, drag below the tube, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  7, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  136, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  51, resize 35%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  68, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  69, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  135, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  5, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  28, resize 57%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  96, resize 45% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  86 on the top, resize 25% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  98, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  74, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  66, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  71, resize  20, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Paste element  91, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  72, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  80, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  79, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  81, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  104, resize 5%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste element  105, resize 15, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  26, resize 12%, 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 115-3 from
Anna Liwanag.
This is a beautiful tube that comes with several colour options
and can be purchased at

The kit is “Forgiveness” from
Another stunning kit from Dee packed full of goodies available at

You will need mask 4 flowermask (3) from

For the animation you will need Animation Shop and
the freebie rain animation from

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 15.



Open a new transparent canvs 750 by 700 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, deselect,  duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original and delete  the original black mask layer.

Paste element 23, resize 40% and move into place.   Select the interior of the element with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste paper 1 into the selection, open the tube, mirror it and paste on your canvas, resize 55% and position in the element, invert the selection, hit delete and deselect,  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Luminance and duplicate it, on the original copy go to Adjust – Blur – Gaussian Blur and apply with a radius of 10, lower the opacity on the top copy to around 70 and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element  39, resize 60%, move below the window layers,  mirror and duplicate and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  21, resize 50%, position between the two copies of element 39 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  48, resize 50%, position below the window layers and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste spray 10, resize 60% and position below the tube.

Paste element 24, resize 10%, mirror and move into place.

Paste element  51, 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  88, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  92, resize 60%, position to the right of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54b, resize 50%, mirror and move into place.

Paste element  41, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  80, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  80b, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  48 again, resize 20%, position on the left, duplicate, mirror the copy and rotate it 30 degrees to the right, position on the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  27 above the tube, resize 10% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  81, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  82, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  59, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  71, paste element  15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  42. Resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  64, resize 15%, duplicate and mirror one copy, position the mirrored copy on the right and the original copy above the word art, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  7 on the top, resize 8% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  53, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element s 99, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  100, resize 15% and rotate 20 degree to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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


ANIMATION:

Starting at the bottom, close off all layers up to the tube which is inside the window element and merge visible, close off this merged layer, open the previously closed ones and again merge visible.

Open the rain animation in AS and resize it 30%. 

Copy your bottom merged layer and paste it in AS as “a new animation” then duplicate it until you have 15 frames which is the same as the rain animation.  Select all the rain animation frames, copy them and paste them on the tube on your tag.  Now copy your top merged layer from Paint Shop, paste in AS  “as a new animation”, duplicate it a before, select all the frames, copy them and again paste on your tag. 

Run your animation through the Optimization Wizard and save as a gif.







In this tutorial I used the fab tube “Steampunk 24” from
You can purchase her at

The kit is “Steam Beauty” from
Tiny Turtle Designs.
This a is a truly stunning kit with some awesome elements
and can be purchased at

You will need the png version of 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 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 5 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element  13, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  189, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  14, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  187, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  9, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  130, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  231, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Paste element  149, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  53, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  258, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  77, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  244, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  269, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  51, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  43, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  184, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  265, resize 50% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  129, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  127, resize 15% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  80, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  234 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  168, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  145, 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 tube “Hialeah” and kit
“Bejeweled” both from
Barbara Jensen
and available in

You will need the png version of my mask

Font of choice.





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


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

Paste the mask and rotate it 20 degrees to the left, select all, float and defloat it, make a new layer, paste paper 11 into the selection, make another layer and paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect , delete the original black mask layer and change the blend mode on the top layer to “Hard Light”, close of the white background, merge visible then reopen t he background.

Paste element 47 and move into place.

Paste element  52, resize 90% and move into place.

Paste element 43, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 5 and resize 40%.  Click anywhere on the canvas outside of the element with your magic wand to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 10, paste paper 7 a new layer below the frame, resize it 40% and position in the frame so the part on the left with a bit of blue is showing then hit delete.   Paste your full size tube, change the blend mode to “Luminance (Legancy)”, position in the frame and hit delete, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, close off the all layers apart from the frame, tube and paper, merge visible, open the closed layers and move the merged one into place.

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

Paste element  25,  resize 45% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, position behind the merged frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  16, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  1 on the top, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  44, resize 25%, place in position behind the main tube and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  28, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  7 on the top, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  9, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  12, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  27, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  13, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror the original copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  46, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  15, 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 tube “Morgana” from
Trinita.
You can purchase the tube at
I played around with the layers and did a little colouring on the tube
to better match the kit
as is allowed at Pics for Design.

The kit is “My Lil Black Heart”.
This is a fabulous freebie kit from
available on

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 750 by 700 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect,  apply the mask, resize it 90%, duplicate it and merge the copy down onto the original then go to Adjust – Sharpness – High Pass Sharpen.

Paste element  19, resize 65% and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3 and resize 65%, select the interior 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 the wordart, resize 60%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  18, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  13, resize 65% and mirror, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  10, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  09, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  01, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  14, resize 35% and rotate 30 degrees in either direction, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  16, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  17, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  04, resize 25% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  07, resize 30%,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  05 and resize 30%, duplicate, mirror the copy and bring it to the top, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  11, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  06, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  12, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  115, 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. 





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