Bingo, spaceships and tennis

Creating with Victoria using @gypsy999's creative bingo prompt cards. #100happydays #autumnholidays

I have had these journal prompt cards  that Tammy at Daisy Yellow puts out for a while and I have had great plans for them in terms of creating with the children but never quite got there.  With the Autumn holidays upon me I decided to get organised and I made up some bingo tokens.

Bingo tokens

We then pulled a card at random and pulled three tokens out of the bowl.

Oh my goodness, so much fun and really challenging as well. Certainly makes you experiment and put things together that would never normally occur to you. It pushes you out of your comfort zone as you try and work out how these random disparate prompts will work together on one page.

Unfortunately Sebastian was under the weather after needing a tooth removed, but he rallied admirably in spite of it all.

Victoria however was a very eager participant. It did get a bit competitive in the end and there was some copying involved I am going to add, and someone thinks they won…I disagree, but the judge called a tie (which I also disagreed with)?!

For the first attempt we drew: Spaceship, Toy and Tennis.

I just used some watercolour paper I had for these, which I ripped in half. Clearly I had needed some watercolour circles for something because out of one piece there were 4 punched circle holes, I decided to put some tinfoil behind them in light of the spaceship theme.

Someone then copied…not mentioning names. :)

Here is what we ended up with.

Natasha - Daisy Yellow Prompt card(Mine)

Victoria - Daisy Yellow Prompt card (7)(Victoria)

I went with Robots as my toy and Victoria went with toy koalas. The words on mine say “The umpire was not very neutral” which was not so far from the truth in real life either with both sides arguing their position quite strongly!

The second attempt was after Sebastian was back from the dentist, and he participated in this one, before retiring to bed. The prompts were: New York, Wine and Charcoal Grey.

Sebastian is much more subdued with his colour (much preferring to create black and white comics) and a lot more literal. Certainly a whole lot more subdued than his sister!!

Natasha - Daisy Yellow Prompt card(Mine)

Sebastian - Daisy Yellow Prompt card (10)

Victoria - Daisy Yellow Prompt card (7)(Victoria)

I love her use of neon and her bold lines.  I am also grateful Sebastian attempted to play along despite how miserable he was feeling.

These cards are such a great idea for creating with children, as well as stretching you out of your comfort zone and giving yourself new challenges. Trying things that you wouldn’t necessarily try or even contemplate putting together as you try and weave together a story or at least some coherence. I really enjoyed them just for myself and my own benefit let alone how great they were to use with Victoria.  They sparked an afternoon of creating and animated discussion.

Also they are so juicy and delicious, using Tammy’s own vibrant artwork as the backgrounds. They are gorgeous and inspiring to hold and just look at and shuffle through and try and work out how the background is made. They are Moo cards so really good quality and I just really recommend them.  A fun addition to one’s creative toolbelt.

Victoria has already sorted out what tokens we are doing tomorrow apparently (more cheating I expect…not that I am the competitive one) as well as the Bingo prompt card we are using, and has just announced to me I will need to buy some more! So very well recommended from these parts from all quarters. :)

To find out more you can click here to go to Tammy’s website, or to her shop where she sells them over here.


Victoria’s Daily Paper Challenges #1-8

As promised by a very indulgent mother here are all Victoria’s cards with none of my art anywhere to be seen. She is doing the Daily Paper Prompts that you can find over at Tammy’s website here.

Daily Paper Prompt #1:

A watercolour rainbow – an easy start for my rainbow girl.
Victoria (6) DPP 1Daily Paper Prompt #2:

She came up with the design and asked me to help cut one bit she was struggling with, but her face was not any further than 30cm’s away as she made sure I did not ruin the card.  I have to say when I told her window I saw something a lot simpler like a square!!  I love what she came up with however!
Victoria (6) DPP 2

Daily Paper Prompt #3:

Victoria got into the drips and loved this card.  In fact it spawned a little series of drip art this day!  :)
Victoria (6) DPP 3

Daily Paper Prompt #4:

Flowers bloomed on her card.  :)
Victoria (6) DPP 4

Daily Paper Prompt #5:

A maze was done this day for which she drew in the answer to assist us.  You will note on the second dead end that there is a shark swimming in the bottom.  If you make it to the end you will be met with a teddy, lollies and a present!
Victoria (6) DPP 5

Daily Paper Prompt #6:

This took Victoria a while as she decided for what of her many skills she would give herself a certificate (you think I jest, but over half an hour was spent wallowing on the couch that she could not decide what talent to reward – modesty was not a contender).  In the end she decided on singing and dancing, and even more luckily for us she came up with the idea to make a stand so this can be free standing and on display for all (as you can see below!!  :)
Victoria (6) DPP 6

Victoria (6) DPP 6 Back

Daily Paper Prompt #7:

She was very excited to recycle the paper we had under her drippy creations!
Victoria (6) DPP 7

Daily Paper Prompt #8:

She loved creating faded work.  This spawned a series as well, she LOVED spraying the neocolors with water and then dabbing off the colour.
Victoria (6) DPP 8

And these are her first 8 cards, I thank you in advance for any comments, you will make a certain 6 year old’s day.

Thank you.  :)