I know! This post is long overdue. We finished the challenge and then with my son’s 10th birthday week and sleepover preparation, cold bugs, children home sick, bruised swollen feet from holes not blocked off and not visible in the pitch dark (stopping myself before I begin a rant!) and reading, I just lost the impetus to share here or go anywhere near the internet really. I kept meaning to, and putting it on my to-do list, but I just never got here. Thank goodness for morning pages and giving myself a kick in the pants, so here I am ready to share the final cards from Victoria and myself.
I have so many bits and pieces going on and have ideas bursting forth, so I have decided to stop here, but my girl-child decided to continue with Tammy’s Daily Paper Prompts, on the condition that I post about them in posts with only her cards and none of my work! :D I am tempted to mention something about the ego on some people, but I will restrain myself. :)
So the final cards…
I was using up scraps from my collage box and Victoria played with her gel pens.
I was still using up scraps, can I add how much I like those cards, I am not sure if it is the ease with which I put them together, or how they look. Victoria discovered the day before that if she forced crayons to scribble through tiny sequin waste holes like a grater that they can look like fireworks and this was a technique she loved and decorated everything for a week.
This card was her “True Love” card where when you kiss the one that is your true love you see fireworks exploding in a heart. After she finished explaining it to me, she then asked what colours I saw when I kissed her father, I told her I saw a rainbow of colours, as her father rolled his eyes and guffawed…I chose not to ask what colours he saw, as tempting as that was!!
I used more scraps, including a heart made by Victoria in an art project she made at an art gallery and then deconstructed. Victoria was still playing with her firework idea and her idea of love is very much caught up with that clearly, as I dearly hope her mother being a romantic rose-tinted glasses wearing idealist does not set her up for complete disappointment in her life!!
I had some scraps of my hand dyed yarn from the scarf I made that I did not want to waste, so threaded it through some hessian (or burlap). Victoria loved that idea and so did her first lot of sewing with more left overs.
Our final cards!! Mine used up more scraps, including some of the resin paper, I really love the texture that it gave to the piece, though I am not sure if it is that visible on the left hand side. When I found the words I felt especially clever!! Victoria went through my collage box and grabbed out some scraps, diving on the last part of the adhesive ribbon stuff that I have had lying about for ages.
And that is the last of our cards! I have loved doing this challenge with Victoria, I am so proud with the fact that my daughter has remained focussed on finishing, when she can be a most distracted child sometimes. It would be very cool if she does it with me next year and to see the progression of her cards, and what she is drawn to.
I will be back very soon (the plan is today), with a summary post, with final words from both of us and some images of our entire collections! :)
Thank you all for your comments and feedback, they have meant the world to both of us. I particularly want to thank Tammy for her gracious hosting as always. It is such a valuable exercise, though I will get more into that in my final post.