I have stuck to the lace idea but I found some “floral” lace as I feel it would still be an effective backdrop to the text. I hand-stitched the Arabic word for ‘Proven’. I need to change this slightly as I was supposed to link up a couple of the Arabic letters, but I can do that fairly easily.
I’m still looking at how to overlay the English word for ‘Proven’ over the Arabic text. This is what I came up with so far but I’m not sure about it.