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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Razor Wired





In this tutorial I used the gorgeous layered tube “Razor Wired”
from the latest pack 69 from
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Purple Rain” from
and is also available at
I re-coloured the kit to match the shade of purple
in the tube
(check out my Tips and Tricks page for help on re-colouring). 

You will need the filter “Metal Peacocks” by

I used mask 38 from

I used the Windows font
“Impact”.




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


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 and fill with white.

Open the mask and mirror it.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste paper 2 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste element 26 and resize it 95%.

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

Paste element 5a, resize 40%, drag below the tube, duplicate and arrange the two elements with the tube in the centre.  Select the interior of the element on the left with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and fill with black.  Paste the close up tube, resize it 50% and position it in the element, invert the selection and delete the excess.  Re-colour this tube the same shade of purple as the element, lower the opacity of it to around 50, merge it down onto the black layer and apply the Metal Peacocks filter on the default settings then apply the drop shadow to the frame.   Now do the same with the right hand element and the tube mirrored.

Paste element 30, resize 70% and rotate 80 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 95%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 90%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

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

Paste element 16, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 6, resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees in either direction, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow.


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

Close off your foreground colour, the background can be any colour, open the font,  type your name in lower case, stretch it to size using the vector nodes and then convert it to a raster layer.  Select the text then float and defloat it, paste paper 9 as a new layer, resize the paper 50% and position it on the text then invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect and delete the original text layer.  Apply an inner bevel to the text using the settings in my screenshot below and apply the drop shadow.


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













Monday, 30 March 2015

Time Machine





In this tutorial I used the fabulous layered tube
“Warm Fuzzies” from the latest pack 69 by
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase Barbara’s tubes from

The kit is “Time Machine” from

The kit can also be purchased at

I used mask 31 from

Font of choice.




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


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 95%.

Paste element 23, resize 50% and place in position.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the element to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 15, make a new layer below the element and paste paper  3 into it, deselect.  we will put the tube in later.

Paste element 2, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 30, resize 65%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 60%, drag below the word art, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 18, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 28, resize 40% and position on the left duplicate, mirror the duplicate, position it on the right below the flower there an apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 3a making sure it’s above the leaves, resize 40% and duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 9, resize 25% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 25, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and see if you need to make any adjustments.

Paste element 27a, resize 55%, drag below the shell and position on the left, duplicate, move the duplicate over the right and erase any that shows below the tube then apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste the close up tube as a new layer between the frame and the paper, resize 65% and position in the frame erasing any that shows outside of it, change the blend mode to “Soft Light” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

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








Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Bad Girl!






In this tutorial I used a fabulous kit from
that was inspired by the art of
although I used a different tube than the
one the kit was based on.
Both the kit and tube can be purchased at

I used two masks in my tag, photo mask 2 from the freebie “Burning Love” from
(you will find it under Freebies)
and mask 1 by
which you can get

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 95, blur 10.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 3 into the selection, apply Dee’s mask and resize 95%.

Make another layer, now paste paper 6 into the selection.  Paste the mask from Raspberry Road as a new layer and resize it 25%, you should still have a full selection so float and defloat the mask, invert the selection, activate paper 6 and hit delete, deselect and delete the original Raspberry Road mask.

Paste frame 1 and resize 75%, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it paste paper 3 into it, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste element 5, resize 95% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste your tube and, resizing as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 95%.

Paste element 17, resize 35%, drag below element 5, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 14, resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 1 and bring to the top, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 7, resize 45% and mirror, drag between the roses, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3 and drag to the top, resize 40% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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












Inspired by Time






In this tutorial I used a gorgeous tube called “Steam Girl” by
VeryMany.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Inspired by Time” from
This is a fabulous large kit packed with some
fabulous elements and can be purchased at

I used mask 3 from set 8 by

Fontof choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 95, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste spray 11, resize 80% and position on the right, duplicate, mirror and flip the duplicate and position on the left.

Paste frame 3i, resize 55% and place in position.  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, deselect.  we will come back to this.

Paste element 2, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 19, resize 35%, drag below all the elements, duplicate, place both copies in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 48, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 82, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste your tube on the top and, resizing as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 35%.   Duplicate the tube, mirror the duplicate, drag it below the frame and position inside it, erase the part that shows outside the frame and change the blend mode to “Overlay”.

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

Paste one of the Steampunk word arts, I used 1b, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 108a, resize 70% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83b, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 86, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 55% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 72 on the top, resize 55% and rotate 60 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 109, resize 60% and mirror, erase the stalk, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 94, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 40, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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