Let's get started!
Begin by cutting a heart shape out of your canvas or card stock. Then brush a layer of paint onto the heart. And set aside to dry.
Begin sewing your scraps to your heart. I stitched around and around the heart until my stitches had covered the whole thing. I did my best to go in a heart shape, but as you can see, that didn't always happen and since I was using a light colored thread that was ok.
Next, since my vintage china doll reminded me of a cherub, I wanted to give it some wings. When I purchased my wings they were a brighter white and I coffee stained them to give them a vintage look. Now to add polka dots, just dip the end of your paint brush in your paint and dot onto your wings!
Of course, you can also use Dresden wings, or wings created from paper as an alternative.
Once your wings have been polka dotted to your liking you'll want to glue them to your china doll using either hot glue or another strong adhesive. I use The Ultimate glue by Crafter's Pick. This glue is always in my studio as it will bond just about anything and takes the place of hot glue for me! Besides my Coccoina glues, it's my very favorite glue. You then attach the whole thing to your heart. I chose to place it in the center, but you can put it anywhere you would like!Once my "cherub" is in place, I punched some holes in the top of the heart and strung the seam binding through. Tie a bow at the top and hang it somewhere it will make you happy. :)
You could embelllish this scrappy Valentine further by adding some vintage millinery, or words. Later today on my blog I will be showing how I used this same technique, and one of my favorite vintage images to make a Valentine pocket for my daughter. I hope you will have fun with this and use up some of those vintage scraps you're hoarding!