I originally stitched it on eggshell canvas that has flecks of gold in it, but it could be stitched on lots of different canvas colors. Basically, I was just playing around with filling heart shapes with different compound stitches. Here's a close-up of a couple of the hearts:
I used Caron Watercolours 028 - "Confetti" on this model (2 skeins) with a handful of #5 pearl cottons and metallics as well.
I quick added it to my website today in the Sampler Collection, in case any of you are tempted to start a new heart project today -grin!
Or maybe you'd like to start working on my "LITTLE VALENTINE" freebie design, just like Coni is doing on her blog, SPINSTER STITCHER... If so, here's the graph for you to print out at home (click on the photo, then go to Print Preview and enlarge it to fill the page, then Print. If that still doesn't work, email me and I'll send you the graph via email):
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!