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.

January 27, 2012

I Got Sunshine

It's challenge time, again, over at CCCC! This week's challenge is sponsored by the generous folks at 

The theme is "Thinking of You/Missing You". I chose this happy image from Dearie Dolls. There is something about sunflowers that always makes me smile...they're like little happy bits of sunshine. So when I went to photograph my card...I waited until I got the sun back-lighting the sunflowers to give them that extra glow factor.

I used kraft paper as the background of the image and for the card base. I paper-toled the image in several places...and, apparently, went a bit overboard with the white highlight pen. Oh well....makes her look shiny.


Girl image - Dearie Dolls (Sunflower Smiles)
banner - Bombshell Stamps (Banner Sayings)
Nestability die - Spellbinders (Lacey Oval)
patterned paper - K&Co., Scenic Route
Prismacolor colored pencils
gel pen - Sakura
ribbon and flowers - Michaels
stamping ink - Ranger
kraft colored cardstock

I apologize for the lack-luster post here...it's just about all I can muster getting this posted. This demon respiratory bug has now moved to my chest and it's not releasing its grip. Hmmm, I wonder...is this what they used to call the "grippe"??? If so, I know why they call it that...it just hangs on with iron claws.


  1. Gorgeous card hunni..your image is beautifully coloured & those flowers are lush!!
    hugs and xxx

  2. Lovely! Great idea about when/how to take the pic too!

  3. Beautiful! The colors in the card are so rich and vibrant!

  4. OMG!! It looks like she's popping right off the card! How cute!! I LOVE your coloring Torrey! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

  5. Sorry you still aren't feeling well. But I do really like your card. I wish you would to a tutorial on how you colored it when you feel better.


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