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 15, 2012

Feelin' Sporty

Greetings sports fans,

Torrey here with another challenge-o-rama from Kenny K's Krafty Krew! Thank you to all y'all who participated in our birthday celebration-lollapalooza. It was a blast, wasn't it? So much talent in this design team...I can hardly stand it!!!

Me and my fellow Team B-sters got together to present this week's challenge:
To play along, you need to make something with an "active" theme. Now, I know most of y'all will go for traditional sporty themes like football, baseball, basketball or soccer...but, I personally challenge y'all to get creative with the "activity" you choose for your theme. I mean, think of the possibilities??? You could do a card featuring: underwater basket weaving, watermelon chucking, turkey tossing, kitten juggling*, ...WHATEVER...as long as it's kinetic.

I chose surfing. Don't know why. 

It's not like I've ever actually been surfing. Let's face it, there just aren't a WHOLE lot of opportunities to go surfing in Texas or Colorado (where I grew up)...unless you count snowboarding on avalanches--but I wouldn't recommend that. Yeah.

I used the totally buff "Surfer Dude" image for my card. I colored him up with my Prismacolor pencils (of course), then I coated his wetsuit with clear lacquer so that it actually looks...wet. Go figure. I did him in layers (hard to tell by the photo) but he and his surfboard are all paper-toled out into 4 layers so it's super dimensional. 

I just LoVe the background paper...it's so funky and fun and creates such a sense of movement! And now that I look at it...it reminds me of giant octopus tentacles. COOL.

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

Surfer Dude - Kenny K
Patterned paper - Cosmo Cricket
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
black gems - Prima
Magic Mesh
clear lacquer

* No kittens were harmed in the making of this post. But turkeys...well, they're fair game (or is that foul game?)


  1. Hi Torrey, thanks for the lovely comments, it's always nice to know you aren't alone in your way of thinking. Love your card this week, the surfers suit is awesome, if they were available in that colour in real life I think I would buy one just for 'fun' (know what I mean!!)
    Like your challenge, I might even take it up myself! What do you think of Kenny's new stuff, I love them - so retro. Anyway, have a great week and I will see you again next weekend!!

  2. Fantastic colouring what a great wet suit. Very vibrant card. Love it! :)

  3. Oh what a cute masculine card! Your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  4. Awesome card! I love that mesh and the wet wetsuit. Cool paper too, I think I might have some of that way down deep in my stash. This card makes me want to dig it out!

  5. OH MY GOSH...this is fabulous! He just bounces right off the card. Superb masculine card and the coloring is spot on!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  6. WOW! This is such a fun card. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  7. Fab card! Love it.

    Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week.

    Susan xx

  8. What a fun birthday card!! I love all the layers! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  9. Great fun card, specially for this time of year.

  10. love this fab fun caRD ,SUPERB COLOURING AND A GREAT IMAGE
    thanks for joining u st the digi doodle shop and good luck
    tracey x

  11. Cute dude card! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.


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