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Hello and welcome to my blog! I am Vivienne, living in the UK and married with a son who now lives in Perth, Australia and a daughter who has given me two gorgeous grandsons! Paint Shop has been my hobby for more years than I can remember and I love making tags. I have always loved doing tutorials written by others and a couple of years ago started writing them myself. As well as tag tutorials, I also have a Tips and Tricks page where you will find tutorials on basic Paint Shop techniques. I hope you enjoy my blog and have fun with my tutorials. Please be sure also to check out the Tag Gallery and see some of the awesome results to the tutorials!

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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 “Alexa” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Citrine” from
Another beautiful lot from the Birthstone Collection.

You will need mask Dee’s mask 8,

Font of choice.





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


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste element 39 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  22, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  41, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3, resize 70% and move into place just above the tree.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste paper 5 into the selection, mirror the tube then paste it again, resize 87% and move into place, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 80.

Paste element  44, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  15 below the tube,  resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  11, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  52, resize 60%, duplicate and erase one word from each copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  47, resize 20%, duplicate, position one copy on the right below the tube and one above the tube on the left, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  40, resize 30%, position below the top copy of element 47 and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  4, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  36, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  3, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  32, resize 5%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  1, resize 5%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  27, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  13,resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  35, 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.







1 comment:

  1. Oooo this is lovely, I just love seeing what you make with my kits xx

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