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.

September 2, 2012

Corrosive Crafting

Summer is waning, school is in full swing...the thermometer is (thankfully) staying below 100 degrees...my birthday is fast approaching...this means it must be September! I was asked to be a guest designer for Corrosive Challenges for the month of September!! Such an honor!

Doesn't its very name make you think of rusted metal and loads of distressing? It's either that, or sulfuric acid...and I don't recommend crafting with sulfuric acid...you tend to lose fingers that way.

So, over at Corrosive Challenges the challenge this time around is "Myth and Magic". The sponsor for this challenge is: Delicious Doodles. Be sure to check them out. Their images are very unique and sophisticated--with a good dose of the macabre!

So come enter for your chance to win!!!

For this project, I chose one of Kenny K's new images from their "Myths & Maidenz" line--the lovely Elf Queen. She's so elegant and lithe. She TOTALLY reminds me of what a Tolkeinesque elf queen should look like. I colored her up with my Copics (just kidding...I just wanted to check to see if you were paying attention). I actually used my ever-trusty Prismacolor pencils (like I always do). I added touches of glitter to her dress, hairband and eyelids--though it's difficult to tell in this pic. I rubbed Perfect Pearls over the embossed background to highlight the rivets.

Elf Queen image - Kenny K
Nestability dies - Spellbinders (Deckle oval, Labels Ten)
Prismacolor Pencils
Glitter pen - Sakura
gems - Michaels
Patterned Paper - HOTP (remember them?)
ribbon - Offray
Embossing Folder - Sizzix for Tim Holtz (riveted metal)
Perfect Pearls - Ranger
Paper crimper - Fiskars


  1. Torrey, this is gorgeous. Your coloring is amazing and this is a really cool image. So glad you are guest designing with us at the Corrosive Challenge blog this month!

  2. Totally fabulous card! I love the image, the way you colored it with your old-school Prismacolor pencils (snicker).

    I really like that background paper and I love that sentiment!!!

  3. Lovely card, great image and beautifully coloured :)

  4. This is fantastic, Torrey. A perfect image for the challenge, and she is colored beautifully (I love purple!). Love the distressing you did, and those big bling, and the sentiment is great. So glad you are joining us this month at The Corrosive Challenge!

  5. Absolutely enchanting, Torrey! I'm glad you told me not to craft with sulfuric acid! Phew... that was a close one! Lol Your coloring is fabulous and love the layout! Plus your sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us this month as guest designer at The Corrosive Challenge!


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