Up next is TCP challenge 143, which was to use the word 'love or heart(s) on the card. I am still waiting for my Valentine-y lovey dove stamps from the new release, but alas, they aren't here yet! Darned customs always know where to hit me where it hurts! lol
So, I used my little man from the previous release. He is the sweetest..he reminds me of my 2 older kids who love having hot cocoa in real little mugs (which are me and my brothers 'brother bear' and 'sister bear' Berenstein Bear mugs from when we were kids). Quick fact: did you know the difference between Hot Cocoa and Hot Chocolate is that Hot Cocoa has mini-marshmallows, whereas Hot Chocolate has no marshmallows...that's according to the Peterson boys anyways!! lol
I used today Mojo Monday sketch:
I used OA's Seaside collection designer paper. I wanted to make a Valentine that wasn't all frilly and pink...something suitable for a boy! I also used some SU heart punches, kiwi kiss and cherry cobbler CS. I stamped my guy right onto the card front (SU whisper white- which is not my fav for colouring copics on- the colour tends to 'sit' on the surface of the paper more, giving it sort of a shiny, painted look. If you like that look, then SU is the way to go and cheap, but I prefer neenah, TE and xpress blend-it CS)
I made my little dude a redhead (E08, 09, 97), paper-pieced his coat and added some CE to the cocoa mug:) I stitched down all of the hearts (hey- who says you can't slather a boyish card in hearts?), added some silver brads to the corners and a SU kiwi cord button tied with red bakers twine. The sentiment (containing the word heart, of course) was stamped directly onto the white CS.