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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Red Poison





In this tutorial I used the awesome tube
You can purchase the tube at

I used the kit “Destiny” from
Gothic Inspirations.
This is an awesome kit and this is the second tutorial
I have written using it.
You can purchase the kit 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 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 16 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 95%.

Open Castle 1.  Resize the canvas using the settings in my first screenshot below then move the castle right over to the left until the bottom widest part touches the far left edge of the canvas,  use your Pick Tool on it and stretch it over until the widest part on the other side touches the right hand edge of the canvas (see my second screenshot).    You will notice that stretching the element makes it a little blurry so be sure to sharpen it up afterwards (check out my Tricks and Tips page for info on sharpening).  










Copy the stretched castle and paste it on your canvas, erase the wide part at the bottom, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Tree, resize 70% and mirror, position on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Bush 1, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Fire 1. 

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

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

Paste Fence, resize 65%, drag below the tube and position on the left, duplicate, move the copy over a little to the right, erase the parts that overlap hiding the join behind the tube, merge the top copy down on the bottom copy and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste Pile of Skulls 1, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Pile of Skulls 2 on the top, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste chest, resize 30% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow (I recoloured the heart on the front).

Paste Magic Wand 1, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste Looking Glass 2, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste Stone Pile, recolour #6c6951, resize 35%, position below the dragon on the left, duplicate, position the copy on the right, duplicate again, mirror and position in the middle then apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers now but they will need some more adjustment when we do the next part.

Paste the close up tube below the fence, mirror it, resize it 80% and place in position.  Duplicate Fire and drag the copy right up to just below the main tube (you must not move it once you have duplicated it, it needs to be exactly over the original copy).  Change the blend mode on the copy of Fire to “Overlay”.  Check the position of the close up tube and lower the opacity on it to around 85.  If you have any of the elements below it showing through too much when the opacity is lowered, then erase those bits (I erased a bit of the staircase).   When you are happy with the placement of the close up tube, erase what shows of it on the right of the main tube and any that shows at the bottom of the tag.  Now erase the part of the top copy of Fire that shows on the right of the main tube as it’s a bit bright on that side with two copies.

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






Monday, 28 August 2017

Queen Nehellenia






In this tutorial I used the tube “Queen Nehellenia” from
You can purchase Enys’ tubes from

I used the kit “Sweet Gothic Pirates” from
This is another fabulous kit,
thank you so much for you freebies!
You can get the kit

I used mask 4 from set 119 by

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 15.



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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 109, resize 85% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 90% and mirror, position on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 117, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 95%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 100, resize 60% and position on the left, duplicate, mirror the copy, resize it another 80% and position on the right and apply the drop shadow to each. 

Paste frame 1, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Drag the copy of element 100 so it’s between the frame and tube.

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

Paste element 77, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 104, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 95, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 140, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 80%, position on the left, duplicate, mirror the copy and position on the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 137, resize 80% and place in position.

Paste element 70, resize 60%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 105, resize 15%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 90, resize 30%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 20% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 93, 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 2, resize 80% and place in position.

Paste element 73, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 75, 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.






Skye



In this tutorial I used the tube “Skye” from the latest pack 90 from
You can buy this fabulous tube from

I used the kit “Forever” from
The kit can also be purchased from

I used mask 4 from

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 15.


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

Paste the mask and resize it 33%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 6 into the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer, duplicate the paper layer and merge the copy down onto the original.

Paste element 1, resize 95%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 55% and move into position.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below the element and paste paper 4 into the selection.   Select your layers on the tube, copy merged, paste as a new layer and mirror then copy again and paste on you canvas, resize 80% and position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and the tube and change the blend mode on the tube to “Luminance (Legacy).

Paste element 19, position below element 1 and apply the drop shadow.

Undo the mirror on the tube and paste it again on the top, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 40%, position below the main tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 45%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 16, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 28 on the top, resize 70% and place in position.

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

Paste element 11, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 23, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 30%, 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.






Catty!





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

The kit is “My Parlour” from
This is one of my favourite kits from Dee and I have used it before.
You will find the kit at

You will need my mask

Font of choice.




Unless stated, 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 3 into the selection, deselect, apply my mask and resize 90%.

Paste spray 2, resize 75% and duplicate, position one copy on the right and one  a little lower down on the left.

Paste spray 13, resize 90% and position along the bottom.

Paste element 20, resize 80%, place in position, apply the drop shadow then repeat the drop shadow changing the vertical to 5 and horizontal to 0.

Paste frame 1 and resize 45%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 30, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 1 into the selection.  Paste the full tube, resize 85% and position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 55 and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

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

Paste element 54, resize 60% and mirror, drag below the tube, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each (remember to change the settings back).

Paste element 71, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 53b, resize 60%, rotate 80 degrees to the left and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 75, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 8, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 2b, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2c, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 65, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 72, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 67, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 19, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 10, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 88, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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












Friday, 25 August 2017

Creeped





In this tutorial I used the tube “Godiva” from the latest pack 90 from
You can purchase the tube from

I used the kit “Creeped” from
The kit can also be purchased at

You will need mask 74 from

Font of choice.




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



 Open a new transparent canvas 700 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 frame 1, resize 60% and rotate 10 degrees to the right.   Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 30, make a new layer below the frame paste paper 9 into these selection, deselect.   Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and place in position.

Paste element 21, resize 80%, drag below the merged frame, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 36, resize 50%, place in position erasing the pillar on the right and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35 on the top, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 55, resize 80%, position below the ribbon and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 16, resize 60% and mirror, position above the ribbon and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 55 again, place in position erasing the part that shows to the right of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 50% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

Paste element 32, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow

Paste element 13, resize 25%, duplicate and mirror the copy, 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.







Thursday, 24 August 2017

Dread Mop!





In this tutorial I used the fabulous bonus tube “Dread Mop” from
This tube is the current free bonus tube available until 7th September.
You can purchase Barbara’s tubes from

I used a kit inspired by tube 43-2 by Martin Abel from
You can purchase the kit at

You will need 4hwmask2 from

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.

Paste the mask and resize it 18%.  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 14, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 60% and rotate 120 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste frame 3, resize 45%, mirror and move into position.   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 1 into the selection.   Paste the close up tube, position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete and deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard light” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

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

Paste element 2, resize 50%, drag below the tube and position on the right, duplicate, mirror and move the copy over to the left, erase the parts that overlap hiding the join behind the tube and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 7, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1,  resize 45% and position on the right, duplicate, position on the copy on the left below the flames and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 19, resize 15% and mirror, position on the right below the copy of element 1 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8 making sure it’s on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 35%, drag below element 8, duplicate, place in position erasing the part that overlaps hiding the join behind element 8 and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 16 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste element 3, resize 80% and mirror, position below the tube, apply the drop shadow and erase any that shows below the bottom of the tag. 

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








Black Wolf!







In this tutorial I used the tube “Black Wolf” from
What a handsome creature he is!
You can purchase the tube at

I used the kit “Autumn Witchery” from
Another lovely Halloween kit!
You can purchase it at

I used mask 1 from set 90 by

You will also need the 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 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 5 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 82, resize 50% and move into position.

Paste element 151, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 148, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 73, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 15, resize 25% and rotate 20 degrees to the right.    Selec t the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame, paste paper 12 into the selection and deselect.   Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste element 89, resize 30% and mirror, position on the merged frame erasing the parts that are outside of the frame, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original, apply the drop shadow and them merge it down onto the frame.  Move this merged layer into position.

Paste element 81, resize 35%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 141, resize 50%, drag below the wolf, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 142, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 122, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 49, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 80, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 146, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 91, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 90, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Open the tube again and crop it to something like my screenshot below, then apply the 20.20 mask to it, paste it on your canvas below the black grass layer, mirror, resize 80% and place in position.  







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





Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Razor Burn!




In this tutorial I used the fabulous tube “Razor Burn”
From the latest pack 90 from
This is my favourite tube from this pack.
You can purchase the tube from

I used a kit inspired by Jessica Dougherty’s tube 53-1 from
The kit can be purchased at
I did quite a bit of recolouring on the kit.
If you need help with recolouring, check out my


I used mask 1 from

Font of choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 15.

Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 850 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 40%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 6 into the selection, deselect,  delete the original black mask layer and move the paper layer over a little to the left.

Paste frame 1, resize 45% and rotate 10 degrees in either direction, duplicate, mirror the copy and place the two frames in position.   Select the interior of the frame on the right with you magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 6 into the selection.  Mirror the close up tube and paste it on your canvas, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard light” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.  Undo the mirror on the close up tube then repeat the above in the right hand frame.

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

Paste element 20, rotate 20 degrees to the left, drag down to just above the mask, position on the right, erase the stalk that shows at the bottom and apply the drop shadow.  Paste the element again, resize 80% and mirror, position on the left, erase the bottom of the stalk as before and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23 below the main tube, resize 60%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

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

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

Paste element 19, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 50%, 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 15, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 15%, duplicate and mirror the copy, 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.





Monday, 21 August 2017

Steampunk Underground





In this tutorial I used the tube “Butterfly” from
You can purchase the tube at

I used the amazing kit “Steampunk Underground” from
This is a great steampunk kit with a difference
and can be purchased at

You will need my mask

Font is 



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 34 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 90%.

Paste element 105, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 76, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 139, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 77, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 119, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.   I recoloured her skirt black.

Paste element 175, resize 30%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 153, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 75, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 162, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 112, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 150 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 45% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 81, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, 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.














Saturday, 19 August 2017

Gothic Kisses





In this tutorial I used th tube “Vampire 4” from
This tube comes with several layers including colour clothes and can be purchased at

I used the kit “Gothic Kisses” from
The kit can be found at

I used mask 74 from

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.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 33 into the selection, deselect, open the mask, mirror it and apply to the paper.  

Paste element 165, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 167, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 168, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 133, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 123, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 8 and resize 30%.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the element with your magic wand to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 10, make a new layer below the element and paste paper 29 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste element 67, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 30%, mirror and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 169, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 103, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 14, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 161, resize 35% and duplicate, position one copy on the top of the tube on the right and the other below the tube on the left and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 52 making sure it’s on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Pastes element 44, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 7%, 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 55, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 112, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 23% and mirror, 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, 17 August 2017

Crow!




I this tutorial I used the fabulous tube “Crow” from
What an awesome tube!
You can purchase crow from

I used the kit “Gradually Fading” from
Another fab kit from Carrie!
You can purchase it at

You will need mask 84 by
And mask 3 from set 165 by 

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 2 into the selection, deselect, duplicate it and close the copy off for now,  apply Weescotlass’ mask to the original and resize 95%.  Open the closed copy, apply Rachel’s mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 101, resize 45% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 58, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 40% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 30% and duplicate.  Position one copy on the left behind element 58, one copy on the top on the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 28, resize 25%, position above element 58 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69 on the top, duplicate and erase one cross of each copy so you have them on separate layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 76, resize 30%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 24, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 83, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 86, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 94, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 35%, 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.









Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A Spidery Friend!





In this tutorial I used a cute tube “A Spidery Friend” from
You can purchase the tube at

I used the fun freebie kit “Boohoo Yummy” from
Loved this kit!
You can find it

I used Halloween mask 1 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 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 40%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste element (paper) 4 into the selection, deselect and delete the original mask layer.  Use your Pick tool on the top of the mask to pull it up and make it slightly longer.

Paste element 46, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 40 and resize it 65%.  Select the interior of the element with you magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste element (paper) 2 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

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

Paste element 26, resize 20%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 35, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37 on the top, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 18, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 65, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 31, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, 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.












Monday, 14 August 2017

Cemetery Masquerade





In this tutorial I used the fabulous tube “Witch 5” by
You can purchase the tube at

I used the kit “Cemetery Masquerade” from
I loved this kit, love Halloween!!!
You can purchase the tube at

You will need Halloween mask 4 from

Font of choice.




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

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

Paste the mask and resize it 18%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 24 into the selection, deselect and delete the original mask layer.

Paste element 85, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 108, resize 35%, drag below the house, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 107, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 79, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 7 on the top and resize 25%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, paste paper 7 as a new layer below the frame, resize the paper 35% and position it in the frame with the top, right hand corner in the frame, we don’t want the blue bit, invert the selection and hit delete.  Open the tube, mirror the full size copy and paste on your canvas, resize 80%, position in the frame and again hit delete, deselect.  Paste element 9, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. Change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.  Merge the frame down onto the spider, again onto the tube and then again onto the paper and move into position.

Paste element 10, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Undo the mirror on the tube and paste it again, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 110, resize 30%, drag below the tube, duplicate, place in position  along the bottom of the house and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 61, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 89, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 91, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 95, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 37, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 88, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 29, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments (I pulled the mask out a bit wider using my Pick Tool), then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.