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 30, 2012

Goin' Out With a BANG!

Today marks my last challenge as a guest designer for Craft Your Passion (CYP). It's been a FaBuLoUs month, chock-full of creativity over at CYP I really enjoyed working with Jenn and the uber-talented members of the DT. So it is with a misty eye that I bid adieu to my time at CYP.

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge with an "Anything Goes" subject theme. Here is the sketch for the challenge:
It was a really nice sketch to work with. Those of you who know me, know that I'm not a big "sketch" person. I tend to cringe at the mention of the word. I guess it has to do with being put into a box--which is SO not how I create. But, I persevered and bit the bullet and this is what I came up with. I didn't even rotate the sketch---I just followed it as-is. Heck, I even sorta stuck to the color scheme. Well sort of. Amazing.

I chose a fabulously sexy stamp from Kenny K which I colored up with my ever-trusty Prismacolor Pencils. Then, I fussy-cut her out and paper-toled her into 4 layers. I found a very fun paper/embellishment pack from Little Yellow Bicycle that totally ROCKED this card. Unfortunately, they've discontinued this line (called Generation Z)...but I love the orange and blue color scheme coupled with grey and black...it all comes together to create a very edgy look.

Here's a detail-shot of my coloring--the camera just didn't pick up all the depth of her hair. It totally washed it out. *sigh*

So...see that little metal embellishment in the upper right corner of the card (in the top picture)? The sort of spiral-looking thing...do you even know what that is? Yes, it's something that actually served a purpose, not just a funky embelly. If you're old enough, you'll know EXACTLY what it is. If not, I'll post the answer at the very bottom of my post under my signature.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Vikki Lee Vicious stamp - Kenny K
"Generation Z" line of paper/embellishments - Little Yellow Bicycle
Prismacolor colored pencils

The spiral thing is what we used to put in the center hole of 45 rpm records so that we could play them on our 33 rpm record players.


  1. This is lovely Torrey...fabulous image and papers.xxx

  2. Awesome card. The edginess complements your image wonderfully. Your colouration is always a treat to see. Love the addition of the 45 center spiral!

  3. Just spent an enjoyable half hour going through your very wonderful blog, so much so that I am now your latest stalker (follower, whatever!) too. Like you I read painfully slowly, my last book was The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt and it tooke me forever to read and it's not even that thick a book either, so embarrassing. I will give your friends book a go though and I am sure my wife will enjoy it too as we are both crafty mad and we both read loads (just slow, that's all!).
    Love the colouring with the Prismas, I have a friend on the net who colours with ProMarkers first and then uses Prismas to add depth to her images, I keep meaning to give them a go - especially on Kraft as I love how that gets all vintagey when it's coloured with a light hand.
    Thanks for the lovely comments you have been leaving, they really pick me up and give me a boost for the day.
    Take Care and speak again soon,
    hugs n' stuff

  4. Wonderful card, I like the image the colours and design, Thanks for playing along with us at Hooked on Craft this month, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  5. OMG...the first thing that grabbed my eye was the little plastic piece that I remember using inside my records!!! I believe they were yellow, but how perfect is that to use it on THIS card! Excellent design and coloring. An A+ card! :)

  6. Hah. I still have some of those 45 insert thingies.

    Great card. Great coloring. Add my usual accolades.


  7. It was an honor to have you on our team for the month!! We will miss you :)


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