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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Time to Say Goodbye





In this tutorial I used the beautiful art of
I purchased my tube from Up Your Art but
Rachael now sells her tubes at her

I used the really beautiful kit “Time to Say Goodbye” from
You can purchase the kit at

I used Mask 2 from the freebie “Burning Love” from

Font is




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


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 28%.  Select the mask, float and defloat it, make a new layer and paste paper 10 into the selection, deselect, delete the original mask layer and use your pick tool to stretch the paper mask layer a little longer.

Paste element 41, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 4 and resize 45%.   Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 6 into the selection.    Paste the tube, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and the tube, merge the frame down onto the tube,  merge down again onto the paper and move into position.

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

Paste element 30, resize 110% and rotate 40 degrees to the right, drag below the  merged layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3 and duplicate.  Resize one copy 35 and rotate 20 degrees to the right, mirror the second copy and resize it 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 47, resize 45% 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 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 4, resize 40%, duplicate and close the duplicate off for now.   Rotate the original 70 degrees to the right, drag below the group of flowers, place in position and apply the drop shadow.   Open the copy, mirror it and rotate 70 degrees to the left, place in position erasing the top leaf and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Paste element 25, resize 35%, position below the flowers and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 55%, position above the fern and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1 (I re-coloured it to better suit my tag), resize 50% and duplicate.   Mirror one copy and position it above the small tube, place the second copy below the small tube along the top of the merged layer.

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




Monday, 30 May 2016

The Crown Jewels






In this tutorial I used the tube “From a Fairy Tale” by
You can purchase Vadis’ tubes from
This is a great tube with many options.

I used the kit “Crown Jewels” from
This gorgeously colourful kit can be purchased at

I used grunge mask 01 from

Font is Pique 'N' Meex.



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.

Paste the mask, resize 45%, mirror and flip.  Select the mask, float and defloat it, make a new layer and paste paper 8 into the selection, deselect and delete the original mask layer.

Paste frame 3 and resize 55%%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and paste paper 9 into it.  Paste the tube (full size one), resize 75% and position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the tube and change the blend mode to “Hard Light”, apply the drop shadow to the frame, turn off your white background and mask layers and merge visible, turn the hidden layers back on and move the merged layer into position.

Paste the tube again, resize 32%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, drag below the merged layer, resize 45%, duplicate twice, mirror and flip one copy and position at the back of the frame.  Duplicate again, drag above the merged layer, duplicate twice more and position around the tube.  Apply the drop shadow to all copies

Paste element 1, resize 40%, drag below the frame, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 29, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 60 above the frame, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 50%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 23 behind the tube, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 55% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 35% and roate 30 degrees to the right, 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.





Thursday, 26 May 2016

Sweet Pea







In this tutorial I used the tube “Autumn Calling” by
You can purchase the tube at

The beautiful kit is called “Sweet Pea” from
You can purchase it at

I used the photo mask 4flowermask (3) from

Font of choice.


I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.


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 and paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect and delete the original mask layer.  Duplicate the paper mask layer and merge the copy down onto the original

Paste spray 10, resize 60% and move over a little to the left.

Paste element 83, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 82b, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 94, drag below the cartwheel, resize 90%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and drag it below the original copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 14, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 92, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 88, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 72, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 30% and flip, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 31, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste spray 4, resize 80%, drag right down to just above the two copies of element 94 and position at the bottom.

Paste spray 6, resize 90% and place inposiiton.

Paste element 95 on the top, resize 45% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 93, duplicate, resize the duplicate 80%.   Position the original on the left and move the duplicate over to the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 100, resize 40% and mirror, drag between the copies of element 93, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 48, keep it between the two grass elements, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42 on the top, resize 25%,place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 85, resize 35%, drag below element 42, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 28, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste one of the wordarts, resize 70%, 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.





Thursday, 19 May 2016

Flapper!







In this tutorial I used the fabulous new tube “Barbara” from
You can purchase the tube at

I used the kit “Chandelier 2” from
There are three beautiful kits in this set,
you can purchase them at

I used mask 0439 from

Font is




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection and apply the mask with the “Invert mask data” box checked, deselect and resize 95%.

Paste element 10, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 5, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste frame 1, resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, drag below the chaise longue, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 13, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 32 above the chaise longue, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9,  resize 35%, drag down and position just above the column, duplicate and move the copy over further to the right,  duplicate again, drag this copy up and position above the chaise longue and apply the drop shadow to each copy.

Paste element 7, resize 30%, position to the right of the tube just above the column and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 30%, drag down and position along the top of the screen, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, drag below the screen and move further over to the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, I used my Pick tool on the mask to pull it down a bit longer.

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