I painted the canvas pale blue, and then spent hours hand cutting and distressing what felt like thousands of hearts! Most of the papers are from various My Minds Eye collections, including Laundry Line, Lost and Found, Portobello Road and Life Stories. I've only adhered the bottom of each heart, so the tops are free, which gives some dimension to the finished piece.
So far she's seen a picture of it on facebook, and seemed pretty pleased. I'll be taking it into work with me tomorrow, so fingers crossed she likes the real thing!