Pretty in Pink – Inspired by a Die

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This beautiful layout is made by Charmane. The layout catches the lovely Spring colours in her photo perfectly. It was a particular die which inspired her to make the layout because it help her make soft delicate layers just like wildflowers.

  • Type of project: Scrapbook layout
  • Occasion: Spring
  • Style: Layered details of prettiness
  • Techniques used: Painted some of the flowers and leaves to coordinate my colours. Watercoloured the Doilies and all the chipboard pieces. Used sewing machine to add extra details.
  • Main color: Soft Pink and Pastel Mint
  • Equipment used: Trimmer, Double sided tape, glue, Foam tape, die cut machine, stencil, texture paste, Gesso, Clear Gesso, Prima Watercolour Confections, Finnabair Mould and wax, Couture Creations Pearls Uniquely Creative Eucalyptus Slimline die, 2Crafty Chipboard Viney Circles, Marianne’s Butterflies, corner Whispy Vines, Birdcage and Circle Tag set. 49 and Market Spectrum Sherbet Collection and coordinate rub ons and Ephemera.


Can you describe the project?
This layout was inspired by Spring Wildflowers.

How did you make it?
Hand cut the border on my background by tracing the edges on some of the 49 and Market Ephemera. I created layers to represent the foliage in my photo by using die cut leaves, 2Crafty Chipboard swirls and 49 and Market leaves that I painted to match. Adding a Circle Vine Frame over the photo draws your eye to the image.

What is the size of your project?
12×12 inches

What kind of materials did you use?
Die cuts, Chipboard, Spectrum Sherbet Collection by 49 and Market and their flowers. Finnabair wax, Gesso and Prima Watercolour Confections, Uniquely Creative die and Lace doilies.

How much time did you use for making this?
7-8hrs over a couple of days.

What inspired you to make this?
The Eucalyptus die with its cut out pieces allowed me to create soft delicate layers just like wildflowers. I also loved the colours in my photo.

Do you have a blog or social media account where we can see more of what you are making?
Facebook – Scrapbooking with Passion by Charmane Sharp
Instagram – charmane_sharp