A "Dolly Day Dream" tag ...

Nikky Hall of Polka Doodles will be launching a new CD very soon ... Tuesday 21st January 2014 on Create and Craft TV ... and I have been very lucky to be allowed to have a play with all the yumminess that is on there. The new CD is called "Dolly Day Dreams" and is indeed very girly which is lucky as this fits in with this weeks Polka Doodles Challenge theme ...

I decided to make a tag using one of the new girl images as my focus. I printed the image on to tissue paper and then triple embossed her with clear detailed powder. This has given the image a translucent look (which is what I was trying to create) as I wanted her to blend in to my background.

The backgrounds have been using scraps of different papers, glued together and then covered in iridescent paste using the letter stencil from Premium Craft Brands. They have then been highlighted using Pewter and Soft Silver pan pastels.

I fell in love with this sentiment "I wasn't born a princess but if the crown fits ..." and knew I wanted to use in on my tag .... so ... I quickly doodles a crown shape around the sentiment, cut it out, layered on to black card and then embellished. The whole crown has a fine highlight of the Soft Silver metallic pan pastel for added sheen (which sadly the photo doesn't show).

The other sentiment that I also HAD to use is "Always act as if you are wearing an invisible crown", so I have cut the sentiment up, layered several times and then placed the bits on my tag. With some additional heart embellishments, ribbons and flowers, my tag was finished.

Many thanks for stopping by and why not pop over to the challenge blog and check out all my fellow DTs projects as they are so bright, fresh and very girly.

x x x

I am entering my tag in to the following challenges:

Opus Gluei - Need a lift
Papertake Weekly - new stash
Aud Sentiments - use any sentiment
Southern Girls - New (new stash)
Divas by Design - ribbon
Try It on Tuesday - in with the new


Evil Edna said…
wow bags of attitude.thank you for sharing at TIOT.EE
Liz said…
Love this! Hugs xx
Fabulous tag and love the sentiments you have used, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x
Bev said…
Lol love it Lou only thing is my crown keeps slipping x
CraftygasheadZo said…
Gorgeous! Take care Zo xx
Claire said…
Wow love this tag Lou, gorgeous! Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx
Hazel (Didos) said…
Oh WOW this is a super tag, Love it. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxox
DesignerDiva said…
this is fabulous, I need to check out that CD!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x
Electra said…
I love the fun words and the pewter and red is so good together! Your background of different scraps is pretty magical as well. Thanks for playing along with us at Opus Gluei, this tag would lift anyone's spirits!
Lisa said…
Really great tag! Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly this week :)
Unknown said…
Stunning tag hunni.

Image is fab and the sentiment is wonderful.

Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Tracey DTxx
Janine said…
Great tage and loveky sentiments. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Hugs, Janine xx
Laurart said…
So cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday - Love from Laura xxx
Rosemary said…
Thank you, first of all, for sharing this very cool tag with us at Opus Gluei! I love the idea of stamping on the tissue paper for translucence. What a great technique! This would be such a great gift for a lady who needs a little smile and confidence boost, or to use in an art journal for boosting your own self esteem! Whatever, I love it! It's shiny and pearly and affirming, and isn't that a wonderful boost to get from our craft?

I hope you return for our next challenge this fortnight, so we can see what it inspires you to create!

Thanks again!