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.

July 25, 2012

A Little Mo Love

WOW...2 posts in one day. Can you stand it? I've gone nutso (shut it). Nutso over submitting for guest design team spots. I'm throwing my hat in yet another creative ring over at Mo Manning's challenge site. I love her stuff. Her art is just lovely and it always makes me smile. So, of course I had to jump on the chance at being one of her guest designers! Duh!

The challenge over at Mo's (excuse me...Bronte and Bella's) challenge site this week is "Hugs and Kisses". I chose the always adorable Sophie. She's just too stinkin' cute, dontcha think? I colored her and her dolly up with my Prismacolor colored pencils on Kraft cardstock, then fussy-cut her out and popped her off the Nestability frame. The rest of the card just sort of fell in place. That's how I create most of the time--on the fly. I let my creative muse run loose and lead me wherever she wants to.

Sometimes she leads me to scary places...but today, not so much. Today, she led me to a warm and fuzzy place.
Here's a detail shot of my coloring. I'm finally learning how to shade more realistically--this is especially challenging on fabric...but I keep plugging away at it.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sophie stamp - Mo Manning
Nestability dies- Spellbinders (Lacey Oval and Long Scalloped Classic Rectangle)
Patterned paper - Recollections, Scenic Route
Binder edge punch and Scallop edge punch- EK Success/Martha Stewart
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
organza ribbon - Michaels
wooden buttons
embroidery floss - DMC
Chalk ink - ClearSnap
Kraft cardstock


  1. Why are there no comments yet???

    This is fabtastic. I love that image,love the way you colored it, love the shading, and love the design.

    One might say I love it. I'm one.

  2. Hi Torrey. What a totally adorable and clever card! I love your design style...and your coloring is stunning!! I'm so glad you've joined us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  3. Your colouring is so amazing. Love this card. I also really enjoy reading your blog posts. They always make me laugh...great sense of humour.

  4. Beautiful card, fabulous layout and stunning colouring. I love the nestabilities die at the back of your image . Lovely. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  5. Your card certainly made me smile. The coloring is fantastic. Love the cut up letters to spell the sentiments. Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal. Your blog is so fun!

  6. This is just so sweet, I love the papers and the design is just fantastic. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's this week.


  7. Hey, I just found out that you entered our challenge at Art With No Boundaries. That means I have a perfect reason to revisit this great card. I could look at your fabulous colouration for ages! Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries.

  8. You have showed great perseverance behind the blog. It's been enriched since the beginning. I love to share to with my friends. Carry on.

  9. Darling - LOVE the love letters stapled around the frame. Your shading is so pretty on that darling image. So glad you linked up at Art With No Boundaries!

  10. You have a true talent. This is a darling card.

  11. Love this card too! Am now following your blog!

  12. Beautiful Coloring Torrey, Thank you for sharing on Art With No Boundaries.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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