Monday, 19 December 2011

Layout 86: tag!


My eldest son Alex went to a birthday party way back in April at a laser tag centre.  I've had these photos sitting on my desk since then, waiting for inspiration to hit me.  Finally it did, so I was able to scrap them.

Would you believe my inspiration was bubble wrap?  I used some of it to stamp the background!

I simply used my brayer and some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to 'ink' the bubble wrap, and then stamped the cardstock.  So easy, and yet so effective!  I like the rough look of it - not every bubble stamped perfectly.

Don't adjust your screens!  The above photo is meant to be sideways so you can see the journalling.  I was stuck on how to add the journalling because I didn't want it to stand out too much. In the end I decided to try more of the Shimmer Paint with my blender pen.  It was a bit tedious having to reink the pen so often, but I think the effort was worth it, as I got the look I was after!  You can see I sanded the edges of the photos to give them a border.

Stamps: Bubble Wrap
Ink: Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
Cardstock: Basic Black
Other: Big Shot, Simple Letters Alphabet Dies, Brayer, Sanding Block, Blender Pen

Catch you later,



  1. Tina, I love the way you did the background! What a great idea, it gives a nice uneven finish which is perfect for this page.

  2. Wow love the bubble wrap stamped background and the shimmer paint writing and the sanded photo borders. All these gorgeous layouts are putting me right in the scrapbooking mood. Love your pages.


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