Over at CRAFT ROOM the current challenge is 'Buttons & Bows', which seemed the perfect way to recycle a mini canvas which I decorated a couple of years ago but felt was looking a bit tired.
I decided to use a monotone colour scheme and opted for blue as I had a pack of these tiny, spotted blue buttons, perfect for the mini canvas.
I tore off the pieces of paper from the original decoration which left a nice textured finish and then painted the whole canvas with pale blue and white acrylic paint. I then sprayed it with a little glimmer mist in Sapphire which I diluted slightly with water.
When dry I used the small heart stamps and Distress Ink in Broken China and blue StazOn to add some extra detail. I drew round a small heart shape to give me a guide and then stuck the buttons on using Glossy Accents, adding a few spare buttons here and there. To finish, I edged the canvas with dark blue ribbon and added the bow.