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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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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

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








In this tutorial I used the cute tube “Tunny” by
You can purchase the tube at

The gorgeous kit is “Puppy Love” from
If you are a dog lover, you will just adore this kit!
You will find it at

Font is





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



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

Paste spray 12 and resize 80%.

Paste spray 13 and resize 80%.

Paste element 79, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 7a and resize 40%.  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 4 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste spray 5, resize 90% and place in position.

Paste element 25, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 26, resize 30%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 103, resize 22% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 110, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8a, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 92, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 116, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 67, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 106, resize 35%, 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 awesome layered tube “Wasteland Waif” by
This tube is from pack 92 and can be purchased at

The kit is “Steampunk Wasteland” and is also by
Barbara Jensen
and available 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 725 by 750 pixels and fill with  white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 10 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Past element 10, resize 90%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 28, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 19, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 4, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 10% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste the tube again, this time I used her without the cape, drag down to just above the mask and place in position.  Click on the mask layer to activate it, select all, float and defloat the mask, invert the selection and hit delete on the tube, deselect 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 beautiful tube “White Wolf 2” from
Verymany.
I just love Verymany’s animal tubes!
You can purchase it from

The kit is “Nature Howls” from
Another great kit with some fabulous elements!
It can be purchased 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 850 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 36 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 85%.

Paste element 51, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 6 and resize 35%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it, paste paper 21 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste element 77, resize 35%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 86, resize 70% and move into place.

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

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

Paste element 72, resize 45%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 115, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 45%, mirror and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 110 on the top, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 135, resize 13%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 12, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 152, resize 60% and place in position.

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 tube Angel 5 from
You can purchase the tube from

The kit is “My Darling Angel” from
This is a really beautiful kit and lovely match for the tube!
You will find the kit at

You will  need mask 2 from the Burning Love freebie by

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal , opacity 45, blur 15.



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

Paste the mask as a new layer and resize it 27%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 12 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element 9, resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and lower the opacity to around 60.

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

Paste spray 2, resize 70%, flip and place in position.

Paste element 57, resize 40%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 25% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 6a, resize 70% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 51, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 66, resize 15%,place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 67, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 54, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Paste spray 20 just above the tube, resize 60% and place in position.

Paste spray  12, resize 70% and place in position.

Pate element 58, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 59, resize 15% and rotate 30 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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 tube Steampunk 14 from
You can purchsae the tube at

I used the gorgeous kit “Raspberry Cocoa Time” from
The kit can be purchased at

You will need my mask
0008.

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 27 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 95%.

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

Paste element 96, resize 55%, apply the drop shadow, change the blend mode to “Luminance” and move into position.

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

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

Paste element 141, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

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







In this tutorial I used the awesome bonus tube “Torn and Tattered” from
This tube is availabe free with a $9 tube purchase from
until midnight on 16th January.

I used a great steampunk kit called “Punk Me” from
The kit is available 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 x 800 pixels and fill with white.  Make a new layer, select all, open paper 13, flip it then copy and paste into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 33, resize 50%, position towards the top of the mask and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 80% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

Paste element 8, resize 50% and mirror, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 11, resize 20%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste frame 3, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12 on the top, resize 40% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 25%, 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 “My Teddy” by
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Love to Snuggle” from
This lovely kit can be purchased 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 650 and fill with  white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 95%.

Paste element 57, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 6, resize 30% and move into position, select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20 and fill with the colour #6b2406.  Paste the tube, position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete on the tube and deselect. 

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

Paste element 22, resize 40%, drag below the main tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24 on the top, resized 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 101, 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 14, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste element 65 above the mask, resize 50% and place in position, erase any parts of the green parts that show either side, apply the drop shadow and change the blend mode to “Hard Light”.

Paste element 73, resize 30%, position below element 65 and change the blend mode to “Hard Light”.

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







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The tutorials are, unless otherwise stated, my idea and written by me, any similarity to any other tutorial is entirely coincidental. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of any material on this blog, without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Vivienne and Vivienne's Paintbox with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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