60th Bday Present

This is a canvas I did as a present for my Best Friends' Mum.  She is such a wonderful lady and has been so great to me since my mum died I wanted to do something special for her.  This is the first of two canvases I did. One for her and one for her best friend. When doing a canvas I like to paint my canvas first and then use papers to accent my photo. I like to keep canvases really simple. Here I used one piece of cardstock with a martha stewart border punch and then some hearts and more of those handmade flowers I've been doing to add some colour to the layout.  I didn't have a punch or cartridge for my cricuit to cut the scalloped hearts so instead used a card I had received from a friend as a template to draw around and then hand cut the hearts.
I also added one large flower folded in half behind all my handmade blooms to give more ruffle to the layout.

When doing a canvas I like to do one photo and have the photo much larger proportionately than I would on a scrapbook layout and make that photo the star of the canvas ... but in this case I knew that my subjects don't really like how they look in photos so I have used a smaller photo and my flowers to cover most of my subjects leaving only their happy smlling faces free of embellishment.


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