I started my project by adhering some book pages to a chipboard heart, and once the background was dry, I coloured it with Distress Crayons; Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, and Peeled Paint. I spritzed them lightly with water, and added a bit more here and there, moving the colour around with my fingers and a baby wipe. I dried the background with a heat gun, and stamped the heart image, using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I stamped the image again onto a pale piece of scrapbook paper, and coloured the foliage on the spare image, and the heart on the chipboard shape with Polychromos pencils.
I cut the foliage image out from the scrapbook paper, and decoupaged it onto the chipboard heart, and added some fine glitter to the stamens of the flowers. I added some gold relief paste to the edge of the heart.
To create the main background, I glued some strips of bookpaper to a chipboard square, and added layers of acrylic paint to the background, drying each layer, to avoid muddying the colours. I painted some strips of lace to tone in with the flowers, added some tiny mosaic tiles, and stamped the word 'Love', from the Words of Love stamp set. I dry brushed the edges of the panel with some dark green paint.