I made these 16x20 canvases for the Mess Maker's and Noise Maker's playroom wall. I decided to use neutral colors so they would blend with anything (and so they weren't overly busy!).
I used George for the circles, star and flower die cuts, Base Camp for the names and Home Decor for the parenthesis. I used the shadow feature on all of the cuts. I used coordinating patterned paper to mat the photos, and for the top layer of the flower, star and parenthesis.
I wrapped a dark brown grosgrain ribbon (craft supply) around each canvas where the patterned papers met. I also wrapped hemp (CTMH) around each canvas three times, tying it in the front. Additional embellishments include photo corners, ribbon brads (Paper Studio) with striped ribbon (craft supply) in the center of the star/flower, and buttons (CTMH) threaded with hemp and matted with additional paper circles.
The best thing about these canvases is that even though I Modge Podged all elements to the canvases for durability, I didn't adhere the photos down...they're simply inserted into the photo corners and can be easily slipped out and replaced. So as the kids grow, I can print new 8x10 photos and insert them into the photo corners!
Thanks for looking!!! :)