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.

October 30, 2012

Black and White Spooktacular

So. Are y'all ready for Halloween? Alas, this year I will not be handing out candy. I will keep the house dark so as not to falsely lure the multitudes of trick-or-treaters. Just couldn't afford to hand out candy this year. It's too dang expensive. In all hopes, our house won't get egged or T.P.'d in retaliation.
Over at Bombshell stamps, it's time for our monthly blog hop...and it just HAPPENS to coincide with Halloween! Cool! So our hop mistress, Alison, tasked us with creating a Halloween project in nothing but black and white.

If you sauntered over here into Left Field from the UBER wicked Alex's blog, then you made it safe and sound. Did her raven, Edgar, peck at you? He's quite the cantankerous bird sometimes! Now, sit back...dim the lights...and read on if you dare... as you enter....

The room is empty, except for a silhouette of a woman's profile projected onto the bare wall. 

"Good ee-vening", she says in her best Alfred Hitchcock voice.

Lightning punctuates her greeting as the lights blink out in instant response and plunge the room into utter darkness.

Suddenly, an eery beam of light bathes the center of the room, like a spotlight caressing an empty stage, as a gathering of rattling beings (festooned in faded black tutus) emerge from the darkness and dance lithely, in unison, across the floor.

Ghostly organ music begins to waft its otherworldly whine. The melody...hauntingly familiar. 

Is that Swan Lake?


Who knew skeletons knew ballet?

Who knew they wore tutus?

Yes, this IS the Dance Macabre.

MuA Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Thank you for hopping by! Now it's time to skitter over to the delightfully spooky Kelli's blog  Be sure to leave treats (or tricks) along the way in the form of comments. And please play along with us and create a Black and White Halloweeny card!

Here is a complete blog list if you get lost or want to retrace your steps. It's much more effective than leaving bread crumbs.

Torrey (me)

Muertos Doll digital stamp - Bombshell Stamps
Fantasy Bombshell digital stamp (tutu)- Bombshell Stamps
Nestability die - Spellbinders (Label Ten)
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Spiderweb border, and Drippy border punches - EK Success for Martha Stewart
rhinestone swirl, lace, ribbon - Prima
Rhinestones - Michaels
patterned paper
glitter pen - Sakura

I'm entering this in the following challenges:


  1. WICKED!!!! As usual, a stunning piece of art with greayt sense of humor!! I Love it!! Happy Halloween Torrey!

  2. fabulous and FUN Torrey!!! What a great idea and perfect execution :)

  3. You are one strange and odd person Torrey Beth! I have to admit I spewed tea all over my keyboard when I saw this one... You never cease to bring a smile to my face! <3

  4. Very Cool Torrey- slightly disturbing!!! LOL

  5. Love the idea behind this one, get them bones a rattling

  6. What a funny idea. I love your creativity!

  7. OMG how awesome is this? LOVE those tutus, so fun. :)

  8. Beautiful card you made and I like that image - soo scary :-))
    Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this week!
    Hugs, Andreja

  9. Great Spooky card.....thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  10. Fab creation, just love the image!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  11. very cool image, perfect for Halloween! Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

  12. Wow super scary Halloween card, love it. Thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

  13. This dance line of skeletons is fabulous. You always have the bestest ideas ever.

  14. Genius. I love it. So fabulous.

    I also loved your little introduction story.


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