Monday, January 8, 2018

MAGICAL SNOW DAY - Single Page Layout
(Daily ART DT + Words & Paintery
& Mixed Media & Art December Challenges)

I have to admit, being Canadian and having experienced my fair share of many long and cold Winters, Winter is not my favorite season by far! But I do love making Winter layouts!

I created this layout as my first January DT reveal for Daily ART.

I was inspired to play along with this incredible mood board and sketch challenge
from Mixed Media & Art. I absolutely love all the Winter-themed images in this board
and I took inspiration from the sketch as well as the title used on it.

My colour palette was also inspired by the December Words & Paintery challenge.

These are some of the Daily ART products used.
The complete list is available at the end of this post.

One of my very favorite Daily ART products is the stencil paste.
There are so many gorgeous colours to choose from.  For this layout, I used
the Pearl Blue shade to add some diamond pattern with a stencil.

I then misted a bit of Aubergine Glossy Ink Spray and Eucalyptus Vintage Ink Spray and then added water to give my background a watercolour effect. I dabbed some Mother of Pearl Stencil Paste and Biscay Bay Vintage Paint to add even more colors and a little shimmer.

I tucked a Hardboard Book Separator behind my picture as a tag
which I covered with a coat of White Gesso Paste followed by Mother of Pearl Paste.

I treated all the snowflakes as well as the title with the same mediums.
On the title and in the center of the large snowflake I dabbed a little Biscay Bay Vintage Paint.

I used a sponge to dab the Mother of Pearl Stencil Paste on my background,
making sure to leave a thick crackle texture with the sponge. 
I sprinkled some 1mm Glass Beads - I love the frosty effect they add!

This picture was taken a few years back at a local wildlife reserve
where chickadees freely come eat out of your hands.  
It is a truly magical place to go every Winter!

Whether you love Winter or not, I hope that you have found some joy
into looking at my Winter layout as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Here is the complete list of Daily ART products used:

Until next time!


  1. So beautiful layout and picture! You created a great snowy scene Nicole! Thnaks for joinig us at Words & Paintery.

  2. Love your photo! Amazing layout!Thanks from Words & Paintery for joining us!

  3. Beautiful layout and I love the picture!! Thank you for sharing your art with us over at Words & Paintery!

  4. Stunning winter project Nicole !! Thanks for playing with us at Words & Paintery !!

  5. What a sweet photo and a wonderful winter page! Thanks for joining us at MM&A! xo

  6. So Wonderful layout! Thank you for playing with MM&A!))

  7. Спасибо, что творите с нами, ДК ММА