On a roll here with the mini canvas, so I made this from scratch in about 30 minutes and although I think I am going to add a couple more embellishments in that open spot below "kind" and to the left of the fabric and felt flowers, it's pretty close to complete.
After which I used a cardboard box to scrape the paint all over the canvas. I was not looking to cover the entire canvas, just enough to give it some color and texture.
I set the canvas aside and cut a square piece of netted wide metallic ribbon from Tinsel Trading which I laid and pressed down on the canvas.Making Memories paint acts as glue for the ribbon.
For the embellishment, I just wanted two large fabric/felt flowers so I free-hand cut six "petals" in the shape of an asterisk.
For one, I punched a hole in the middle with one of my two favourite crafting tools of all time - the Crop-A-Dile (the other being the Corner Chomper - I love my rounded corners), and used a yellow rivet to hold the petals together.
For the second, I sewed a button in the middle to hold the petals together.
I played around with a layout and once I arrived at one, I used white craft glue to adhere the elements onto the canvas. For the frame transparency with the sparrow border, I placed white glue behind where the petals overlapped the transparency, and also behind the American Crafts chipboard letters that reads, "Love is Kind." The idea is to use glue only on the areas where there is an opaque element overlapping the transparency.
Here it is! It feels like I have not crafted in a long time so this was a nice welcome. Now I want to make more!