Hi, I'm Torrey. Welcome to Left Field, where creativity runs amok and imagination is ALWAYS more important than knowledge. Shoes are not allowed but ties are optional. This is a repository of snippets from my life out here in Left Field. One never knows what shiny bits of creativity will be found here... cards, scrapbook layouts, photography, poetry, recipes, ponderings, rantings and musings. It could be anything! Life in Left Field is always changing, always real, always ...interesting.

September 2, 2011


My bestee's daughter just had a birthday. It's hard to believe she's 15 (the daughter...not my bestee). This is one of my fave Kenny K digi stamps and it looks JUST like her, so of course, I HAD to use it. And, the "Urban Street Elements" stamps by Make "it" Crafty are PERFECTAMUNDO with it. Since I still am a bit Copicphobic (it's a word, I swear) I like to use my Prismacolor pencils and Odorless Mineral spirits for coloring. 

It's difficult to see, but this card is SUPER dimensional. I used the Paper Tole technique (3-D decoupage). Paper Toling is an old technique that has been marvelously revived for card making. My favorite Paper Tole artist is Mariska. She does AMAZING things with this technique. I'm just a novice Paper-Toler...but I'm learning.

I'd like to go ahead and enter this in the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz #61 challenge, since it's all about our favorite Kenny K stamps

Here are all the individual pieces it took to make this card. I used multiple copies of the same image. I started by making the wall background. After I figured out how many layers it took to create the girl and trash can, I colored the appropriate pieces, cut them out, layered them, and glued them together with "dimensional" glue (a thick silicon glue like E600 works) so as to maintain space between each layer. I colored the "under" layers black to add more shadow/dimension. It takes, time, impeccable scissor skills, good eyesight, patience and tweezers to do this...but boy is it FUN!!!


  1. As always, I am in utter-awe over your talents... somebody should hire you to write a book or something. This is more amazing in person! <3

  2. Torrey,
    I have never seen this technique before. I love it. Your card is beautiful and unique! I am sure your daughter's friend will love it. Thank you for joining us this week at KKKG's challenge and good-luck!


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