Monday, February 23, 2015

The Brave Heart ~ Our "Here HO" on a Snowy Day!

Happy Monday everyone!

Look who popped in to say "Hello" to all of us on our snowy weekend!

Meet Leo the Lion
~ our Hero ~ "Here HO"! :)

While a foot of snow falls outside and you are cooped up inside... 

What can you do for FUN?

Just pull out an advertising postcard out of the junk mail recycle pile, some gesso, crayola watercolor paints and some crayons!

Then create a background to play on by...

First applying a coat of gesso to your postcard for texture, 
then a light watercolor wash comes next to make blobs to find shapes to trace that look like a something to you,
and then color it in with crayons, markers or your favorite medium of choice!

You cannot do it wrong!

Remember... we are playing and having FUN!

When making mine, I left some of the postcard color and letters peek through to add to the design to play with and found letters to trace that said "HERO" to me in the postcard's original message of "Here's How". :)

To finish the message I heard him say, I pulled out some magazines and cut out letters and heart shapes to glue on "Brave Heart" as a collage.


A snowy day becomes an unplanned playday!

What a good reminder that even when your plans are changed for you ... you can always choose to have FUN!

Melissa & R-Chee


Sketching with Dogs said...

I just love your lion picture Melissa. The stickers and collage are brilliant and I love his face and the texture of the picture - and everything really :)
Lynne x

Sketching with Dogs said...

ps. loving the new Bear Bummlies too, soooo cute!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You create pure magic our Missy!
Everyone of these that you do,,,
looks so easy,, like they just pop out at you,,,,
We have been trying to do this too,,, but YOURS are magic!
We love it!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

we came back to look again!!