To make the heart base I drew a heart shape on an A4 piece of chipboard and cut out with a craft knife (the heart fills the sheet). I applied a layer of Viva Decor Terra paste to the base and stamped in to it with a selection of script and swirl stamps. I heated it carefully with a heat gun to speed up the drying process and also to get a slight "bubbling" effect to the paste. Once dry I painted it with deep pink and red paint so that it went in to the grooves then lightly sponged a paler pink and cream paint to the surface. I finished the base by very lightly rubbing on berry and gold metallic paints with my finger.
I hand drew another heart shape for the inside and covered it with Basic Grey paper, sanding and inking the edges. The ruffle was created by ruffling ribbon on the back. This top heart was adhered to the heart base with foam pads so that is was higher. I then used a crystal swirl to add some bling and arranged some paper roses and gold ribbon to make a focal decoration. The quote was printed on to paper, distressed, inked and backed on to more basic grey paper and attached to the side of the heart.
I am looking forward to seeing all the challenge entries. I hope you take part.