Don't you just love this photo? I think it is the sweetest thing ever!
I began this project by painting the canvas using DecoArt Gesso to prepare the canvas. When dry, I used DecoArts paints in Primary Magenta, Titanium White and Paynes Grey, mixing them as I went along. I knew that I didn't want to alter the photo with color, so I decided to keep the whole piece in white, pink, grey and black.
I then added Creative Impressions grey web ribbon to the left side of the canvas, using matte medium to adhere it to the canvas. While the matte medium was drying, I stamped a lovely border by Stampendous onto white tissue with black ink, cut it out and adhered it to the top and bottom of the canvas using matte medium.
Next I added the photo.
After adhering the photo to the canvas using matte medium, I also when over the top of the photo with the medium to seal it.
Now to add some color to the piece. I began by laying down this cute Creative Impressions polka dot ribbon and adding a thinner piece of braid ribbon over the top. I then made a bow and adhered it to the top left corner. I also attached little white pearls to several places on the decorative border.
It still needs something at this point. As you can see, I started adding some sweet little white butterfly brads to the photo.
I found a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Band that was perfect, "Capture Life's Moments". I threaded some Creative Impressions braid ribbon through the band and adhered it to the piece.
To finish the canvas, I cut off the prongs of some darling heart brads and adhered them over the tops of some mini white spiral clips to bring a touch of white back to the ribbon. It really finished off the project nicely.
I love this project not only because of the photo's subject matter, but also because it was not difficult to put together. Sometimes I get carried away and work too hard on a project when all it really needed was simplicity to highlight a special photo.
Hope you are all working on your "Love" creations for this month! Can't wait to see them!