Scrap-Tag - 'Vacation Time' over at Frilly and Funky

My second round of Guest Designing over at Frilly and Funky and this weeks challenge is:

It's Time for a Vacation

It's time to get away from winter and go on a vacation somewhere - it could be a warm beach, an exotic locale with lots of sights to see or even in your own back yard.

I decided to 'Scrap-Tag' or 'Tag-Scrap' (unsure if these are the official terms) a little picture from our vacation last year in Cornwall. We have some lovely memories of being at the beach,  playing in the sea, eating ice cream and walking the doggies!! We're certainly hoping to be able to do the same this year :)

The Basics:
I cut three size 8 tags from some sea themed paper, splattered paint using Tim Holtz Distress paints in Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean and of course using the paint with some of his stamps. I also let the paint run and drip in places to create subtle change in colours. 

Seed beads were added here and there for extra texture too. Some lace from my stash has also been included in places to soften the feel.

I used the new Tim Holtz Mixed Media dies to create a bubble/sea netting effect in the background - LOVE THIS DIE!!! Seriously, this is a must have product, the potential and possibilities are endless :)

Rock Candy Dry Distress Glitter for the centre of the flower and dotted around in other places for some extra yummy texture.

Tim Holtz Word Band - 'live in the moment'. I chose this especially as that is what holidays are all about... sharing fun times with your family. :)

Just a close up the two of them (I couldn't resist!), Isaac loves to be thrown and swung around - typical boy!! :) Love these photos from this day, he had so much fun, plus he was wearing this little full body swimming outfit which is navy and white stripes, but in B&W photos he looks like a Little Victorian! Perfect for someone who loves a bit of vintage in their world!!

I finished up with seam binding using Tim Holtz Distress inks in Broken China and Vintage Photo to match the distressing around the edge of the tags.

I'd like to wrap this post up with a massive thank you to Frilly and Funky for letting me come and guest for them. It has been such an honour and so much fun to guest design for such an amazing team full of super talented ladies - ****THANK YOU**** :) 

Enjoy the rest of you day my craft-happy-bloggers and hope that this will help get some creative juices flowing.... !!

Love and hugs
Georgie xx


  1. Oh WOW Georgie! This is such a brilliant design and the perfect setting for your wonderful photo. I love the way the embellishments and texture help the eye trickle across the project and the seed beads add a real highlight. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with your amazing work. Jenny x

  2. Wonderful, Georgie! Every detail is perfect, this is very beautiful as always.
    Mar x

  3. Scrap tag? Brilliant idea to put 3 together, happy to admit not heard of it before, beautiful colours you've chosen enhanced by the splashes of paint and bead additions. GORGEOUS! his little outfit! hugs Ruth x

  4. Never heard of a Scrap-Tag Georgie, but I think I'm loving the concept!! What a gorgeous layout and your colours are so beachy! Love the use of Tim's new die for texture and your dyed seam binding turned out just stunning! Amazing project Georgie, so glad you could join us this week! hugs :)

  5. Beautiful colors and design! Great photo, too.

  6. OMG Georgie!!! I wish you could have seen my jaw literally drop and I just could not pick it up off the floor!!! This is beyond stunning! I'd say one of my absolute favorite crafting projects I have ever seen, and I have seen MANY! WOW! I am still trying to recuperate from my blown mind!! I am sitting here not even able to find right words to explain how much I love this concept and what you created...I guess you get the picture that I like it alot...Thank you for the inspiration and have a wonderful day!

  7. Stunning design Geogie - adore this. (Can I case it!!! ) Nxxx

  8. This is gorgeous, so creative with the tag shapes! I love all the little extras you added - you make me want to start scrapbooking!

  9. This is stunning. I love the layout, all the beach-inspired colours and the gorgeous elements you have added. Cornwall is another of our must-see places when we next go to the UK - now if the exchange rate would co-operate. So glad you have been able to join us as Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie and share your awesome talent.

  10. Wow Georgie, absolutely stunning, I love the mix with your tags, the textures, colours and your photo looks perfect in black and white. Beautiful project.
    Julie x

  11. Fabulous design Georgie ! The colours are beautiful, fantastic way to use a holiday photo ! Sue Cx

  12. Love scrap tags and your idea of combining tags is brilliant and definitely going to steal this idea if you don't mind!! The photo is lovely and to see it in this setting you will smile every time you look at it, Big Hugs, Chrisx

  13. Oh my giddy aunt! This is one stunning project, I love how you used Tim's new media die to create the bubbles, I love the colours and I particularly love the gorgeous photo. This is such a beautiful project.... Hugs, Anne xx

  14. Just Beautiful! You've used the tags in such a clever way and the colour palette is to die for. Most of all I love the photo which beautifully captures an idyllic moment between father and son. X

  15. Oh WOW! what a fabulously creative way to use tags. Such a gorgeous project with amazing details. Adore your little guy's bathing costume, as well. Too cute!! xxD

  16. Love this creative canvas Georgie! Such a fun way to use the tags, beautiful! Love all the brilliant texture and soft color. Stunning keepsake of such a special moment. Thanks so much for sharing!~kim