To Treasure

Prom scrapbook page Heather Telford

The new Pocket Treasures release from  Penny Black inspired me to do something I haven’t done in years; I created a scrapbook page!  I designed my page around one of my daughter’s prom photos. As the dress was finished the day before prom I still had all the fabric scraps lying around so I incorporated some of them into the page along with watercolouring, die cuts, stenciling and stamping. I used three new background panels from the Pocket Treasures release, text and music from “Footnotes” as well as canvas from “Textures”. I also used several intricate circle designs from the transparent set “Dazzlers”. The cute little notebook pages are cut with a die from ” A Pocket Full” set.

Scrapbook page in process Heather Telford

The 12 x 12 panel is watercolour paper. I have a large block of hot-pressed paper so I did all the work on the page while it was still attached to the block then peeled it off at the end and trimmed it to size. Three of the roses are die cut from watercolour paper and coloured with gelatos. The two paler roses were painted onto the page through a die cut stencil with gesso; I then added colour with gelatos.

Scrapbook page detail 2 Heather Telford

I used two dies from the “Leaves” set, one to die cut leaves out of tulle (the dress had four layers of tulle in the skirt), the other to create a stencil to paint through.

Scrapbook page detail 3 Heather Telford


Stamps:  DazzlersFootnotesLife’s JournalsTextures (PB) 
Creative Dies:  A Pocket Full Rose,  (PB)
Gelatos: Metallic Melon, Green Tea, Guava (Faber Castell)
Watercolour Pencils: Medium Flesh 131, Pompeian Red, Pine Greren 267 (Faber Castell)
Inks: Memento London Fog, Cottage Ivy & Olive Grove Memento markers (Imagine Crafts Tsukineko), Worn Lipstick distress stains and ink (Ranger)
Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium (Faber Castell)
Paper: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paperPB Mix & Match Coral Reef Paper
Also: Tulle, Satin, Staple


and now for something completely different…


The stamps and dies in the Pocket Treasures release are not just for scrapbooking. I went in a very different direction when using some of the new products on a card. I can hardly bear to keep my soft romantic rosy scrapbook page and my neon grunge style card in the same post they are so contrasting. To create my card I used a brayer to apply blue and pink ink onto white cardstock then cut out a piece with the “By the Numbers” die. I used the same Radiant Neon inks to apply pale blue and pink to a white card base with the brayer. I featured yet another background stamp to add arrows along with canvas in grey ink. I then wiped the grey ink pad along the edges of card base for a distressed look. I stamped arrows from “Let’s Chat” in black and the sentiment from “Remember This” also in black. Finally I cut a speech balloon from “A Pocket Full” set out of brayered pink cardstock and stamped words in black ink.

Best day ever Heather Telford


Stamps:  Textures Let’s ChatRemember This (PB) 
Creative Dies:  A Pocket Full , By the Numbers (PB)
Inks: Memento London Fog ink, Radiant Neon Electric Blue, Electric Pink, Versafine Onyx Black(Imagine Crafts Tsukineko)
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock.

13 Comments on “To Treasure”

  1. Beautiful page and cool card! xx

  2. Janine B says:

    Your page is really one to treasure – absolutely gorgeous.

  3. Joan B says:

    Yes, this is a treasure. Your daughter is lovely and the page is something she will treasure. Gorgeous. And of course, the bright card is so fun!

  4. LaVon says:

    Heather, your page is so special, just perfect to highlight a special moment in your beautiful daughter’s life. They grow up so quickly…..
    P.S. The gown you created for her special day is fabulous!

  5. WOW – this is one stunning layout! You should frame this! Your daughter is so pretty and lovely! What a treasure!

  6. A great Page to remember the day for your daughter. This is one to commemorate the lovely young lady and the dress her Mother made for her, for her special day. The scrapbook page is beautiful, your daughter’s picture just brought it up a notch! Thanks for sharing. I believe it is an inspiration to get me back to doing some scrapbooking!

  7. Janet Castle says:

    Such a Gorgeous layout….love what you did, and I’m sure your daughter will treasure it!

  8. Pitchoune57 says:

    absolutely gorgeous page

  9. Vicki B says:

    You created a beautiful scrapbook page for your daughter!!!

  10. Bettina 2 says:

    The most beautiful scrapbook-page I ever saw. No this and that and much too much. Only things that are in connection with the picture, the same colours, soft and clear. But still so much to discover. A perfect idea, to use the fabric stripes with the note how much meters You used. Wonderful!
    (I hate it to need a dictionary to say what I think and feel. I´m afraid my grammar is terrible german …)

  11. MelanieR says:

    What a beautiful gift from mother to daughter. This is just perfect in every way.

  12. Hi Heather!!! Yes, perfect in everyway “To Treasure”. I haven’t been by your blog in a while I kind of lost my mojo on stamping but after this, your helping me get it going. I can’t wait to play with Gelatos. I’ve been trying to finish my many scrapbook projects. The kids already grew up. Your layout is so pretty and your daughter is Miss America! xoxo, Marian from CA.

  13. Lindsey says:

    I really like the idea of incorporating bits of the fabric used to make the dress into this beautiful layout. And then, just to show your versatility, a fun, graphic card! Neon grunge style, I like that.

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