Here’s a snowy layout appropriate for this time of year featuring my first two standard poodles, Chena and Chili.  They were quite the pair and loved to play in the snow.  I think they would have stayed outside all day long if I had let them!

To create my snowy scene I started with paper from the Stamperia Blue Land collection and stenciled snowflakes on the background with a CE stencil.  Next I painted a large floral frame with blue and white paint, muddling the colors together.  I created some paper layers and topped with my photo that is popped up with cardboard to add dimension to the layout.

I use a paw print frame, painted white, to accentuate the photo.


I used pine cone clusters as the base for my floral clusters.  They were first colored with Lindy’s mists and after the mists dried, I dry brushed with white paint.  I like to use mist as a coloring agent because it does not fill in the etched lines on the chipboard and doesn’t cover the design elements.  I topped the clusters with flowers that have also been dry brushed with white paint.

To add to the snowy look, I randomly added white painted snowflakes around the layout.

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Maggi xoxo