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.

June 7, 2012

Super Sonic Birthday

My sister and her kids are visiting from Colorado. Well, they're hardly "kids"--one's turning 17, the other is 20. The one who is turning 17 is doing so in a couple of weeks. I thought it would be nice to celebrate his birthday (and his brother's half-birthday--who was born on Christmas Eve...bummer) while they're here...since I only get to see them every few years.

Which is a total bummer.

But, don't get me started...'cuz nobody invited the drama llama to come play today.

So here is the card I made for the almost-seventeen-year-old, Eric. Eric is a gamer dude. He loves characters from many different video games. So, I decided to feature one of them on his card. I chose Sonic. I like his hair (or whatever it is). He's cool looking. I could have just as easily chosen Link from the Zelda series...I know Eric likes Link. Heck, he dressed up as Link for Halloween like 8 years in a row. Each year his costume was a little different to reflect Link's changing look. My sister spent countless hours making his costumes. They were all fabulous.

But, today he gets Sonic.

Because, I like his hair.

Oh...I said that already, didn't I?

Here's his card. I found a line drawing of Sonic somewhere on the internet, printed it out on white cardstock and colored it in with my trusty Prismacolor Pencils. I fussy-cut the sucker out and paper-toled him to create a very dimensional Sonic. I dug up some VERY old chipboard letters and used a pre-cut frame which I outlined in hand-cut red cardstock.. Finished it up with some random embellishments, brads, Punchinella and ball chain. You guys know by now...I make very lumpy cards and scrapbook pages. I may be flat...but my artwork isn't.

Happy Birthday, Eric!!!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Sonic image - internet
Nestability die - Spellbinders (inverted scallop circle)
patterned paper, frame, chipboard tag - Little Yellow Bicycle
brads - Creative Impressions
chipboard letters - Li'l Davis
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
ball chain
bottle cap embellishment


  1. Such an amazing card with so much detail.Super colouring too.I love Sonic and my son does too!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  2. Fabulous! I love all the details.

  3. Torrey, this birthday card for your almost 17 year old Eric is way cool! I love your Sonic that you found online and colorized so perfectly with your Prismacolor Pencils. Fantastic job on him! I love your background papers and the die cut frames you used. Your "ERIC" adds such depth and dimension to your piece and I'm sure that Eric loved his name being so prominent on his birthday card next to Sonic. Great job! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. Great card! I love the way you colored Sonic and love how you have him bursting off the page.

    Awesome job with that frame too.

    So, punchinella. Where can I find some?

    Oh. Belated birthday greetings to your nephew.

  5. wow this is a really amazing card :-) thank so much for playing with Craft your Passions :-) hugs Joann

  6. Wow, this is a gorgeous card.
    Love your layout and all the details !
    Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion Challenge.
    Hugs Berit - GDT

  7. Oh man!!! I LOVE this! Sonic rocks my socks!!! This is a grrrreat card!

  8. Soooooo Cute!! You really did some work on this creation. Great job. Thanks for entering in the Crafty Pad Challenge.


  9. I love this card and so would my son who is also a gamer. Fab image and so much great detail.
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

  10. What a super card for our Red, White & Blue challenge Torrey! Love Sonic! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake, Shelly x

  11. This is SOOO Cool.
    Sonic. Hihi. Sega games. I played it when i was by a girlfriend.

    Funny Game!

    Good luck in the draw..

    Best wishes from Holland.

    PS. Where did you get it?

  12. Love it love it love it! great guy card! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our Let's hear It For The Boys Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  13. This is soooooooooooo cool. My Boy would love it, he's obsessed with Sonic right now. You've rocked our colour combo... thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. xx


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