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.

December 30, 2011

Time for a little Chocolate, Coffee & Cards

Hidy Ho!!

So, 2011 is just about kaput--only the vestiges remain. Do y'all have any plans for New Years Eve??? I'm planning on some UBER quality 1:1 time with my dear hubby, Jonathan. It will be our first New Years Eve together (well, PHYSICALLY together...last year we rang in the new year over the phone--he was still in Florida, I was here in Texas). This year we're gonna spend it, TOGETHER, at home. I'm looking forward to a quiet, cozy evening. I hope I make it to midnight...sometimes I turn into a pumpkin just like Cinderella's coach.

Anywho...I've gotten WAY off track here. FOCUS, TORREY, FOCUS!!

It's time for the LAST challenge of 2011 over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges (CCCC)!!! ONE LAST CHANCE to play with us at CCCC this year!!!

The sponsor for this challenge is Digi Doodles . I really LOVE roosters (as attested by their presence ALL OVER my kitchen). So I HAD to pick this jaunty fellow and his harem for my project! This time 'round we were given a rather intricate sketch to follow by Jenn. Sorry Jenn, but did I mention how much I really am not fond of sketches??? I put sketches right up there with going to the dentist. I'm just not a sketch girl--which is sort of hilarious given the fact that I helped create a book about scrapbooking sketches. Needless to say...I soldiered through it and whatyaknow...it wasn't AWFUL.

The base for both my card and the images is kraft paper. I colored the rooster, hens and chicks with my Prismacolor colored pencils and used odorless mineral spirits (Gamsol) for blending. The colors are SO vibrant, you'd NEVER know that the images are on kraft paper.

Here is the Sketch:

And here is my take on it:

Digital images - Digi Doodles (Rooster, Hen & chicks)
Nestability die - Spellbinders (Inverted scalloped circle)
Designer paper - Daisy D's, Basic Grey, and unkown
picket fence punch - EK Success for Martha Stewart
rhinestones - Michaels
Prismacolor colored pencils
stamping ink - Colorbox
woven jute ribbon - Michaels
plastic netting - was wrapped around my holiday ham


  1. Its absolutely amazing piece of artwork hun & great detail too...
    hugs and xxx

  2. Great colouring, Torrey! And that mesh is a perfect touch! :)

    BTW, you won my CYP Blog Hop blog candy. Drop by my blog... :)


  3. Heya ! I'm going to email you today.. right after I leave this comment I'm going to set about writing a lil email to ya.. OH wait I'm supposed to be commenting on your amazing card.. lol.. Actually I do love it and the Rooster came out perfectly (the coloring is fabulous)! I really love how you might have used what is that? The stuff that holds Onions when you buy them? I have a mesh wire stamp but now you just gave me a better idea to try next time I have some of that stuff on hand! Love it.. Brings lots of texture to your card! : ) OK.. I'm gonna run now.. ttyl!

  4. Thank you, ladies!! Jenny...WOO HOO...I'll slide on over there now. YIPPEEE!!!

    Mel, it's the mesh bag that comes around a ham--or turkey (I can't remember which one). Looking forward to your email!

  5. I totally love this. The mesh is THE perfect touch. Yeah.


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