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 7, 2012

What's Black and Orange + One Other Color All Over?

...a pumpkin dressed in a tuxedo with a purple bow tie?

...charcoal-broiled Cheetos and a banana?

...cheddar cheese dipped in old motor oil and covered with flamingo feathers?


But for today, it's our projects for the latest Kenny K's Krafty Krew challenge!

First off, I want to explain to y'all about my choice of colors for my project...because I inadvertently misunderstood the challenge. I thought it was simply "Black, Orange + One Other Color". I noticed many of the DT members had gone with Black, Orange and some iteration of Green. I didn't want to do that. You know me...I'm a maverick. I don't usually do what other people do...and I often don't adhere to rules (she says sheepishly with a hint of impishness and a whisper of sarcasm).

So I decided my "+1 other color" was going to be blue. CERULEAN BLUE to be exact. It goes well with orange and black, dontcha think? I sure do! It's the whole complementary color thing.

Well, I really blew it this week. The challenge was SUPPOSED to be "Black, Orange + One Other Spooky Halloween Color". 

Oops, my bad. At least I didn't pink carnation pink.

So...how can I convince y'all that CERULEAN BLUE is spooky? Hmmm...I'm gonna try.
  • it is a little known fact that if you wear CERULEAN BLUE a zombie can home in on your location instantly. 
  • CERULEAN BLUE  is the color of a bright, sunny summer sky--which is TERRIFYING to vampires.
  • CERULEAN BLUE  is the color of one of Frankenstein's monster's eyes (the other is brown).
  • CERULEAN BLUE  is the color of a lovely, deep, cool lake which would INSTANTLY melt a wicked witch of ANY directional persuasion into a pool of primordial goo.
  • CERULEAN BLUE  was the color of Lizzie Borden's dress when she whacked her parents with an axe (that's what happens when a psycho chick asks for a green dress from her parents and they give her a blue one instead). 
  • CERULEAN BLUE  is the color of the feather that is needed to complete the most powerful and evil witches' potion ever brewed.
You buying ANY of this?

Thought not.

Oh well, it was worth a shot.

So...here is the 4-1-1 on this week's REAL challenge at Kenny K's Krafty Krew:

This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads

The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digis.

And our second sponsor is 

Leo at Flonz
The prize from Flonz this week is $20.00 gift voucher for Leo's store.

Our theme this week is:
Black & Orange + One other Halloween color!

Spooky color combos all round please**
**unless your name is Torrey, then it doesn't apply.


So, here is my NON-TRADITIONAL-Halloween-color combo card. Hey, it may start a new Halloween trend--you just gotta use your imagination. It may not be all Halloweeny, but face it...finding a talking, animated fish would be REALLY spooky! Two weeks from now, we're hosting a "Spooky Card" challenge at KKKK...I promise I'll comply. So, check back then.

But, for this project I used one of Kenny's older images (Goldfish Kid--so cute!) and colored him (er, them) up with my trusty Prismacolor pencils. The rest is just layered papers and ribbon. Simple card, but strikingly bold and versatile! I can use this for just about anything. Okay, maybe not for a "New Baby" card...wait. it still might work.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Nestability Die - Spellbinders (Crown Ovals)
Patterned Paper - Little Yellow Bicycle, MME
Ribbon - Offray
Prismacolor Colored Pencils


  1. Lovely cheeky image card. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge, good luck cheers Sue x

  2. Wow what a fun Boy card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  3. Very cute card, Fab image!
    Thanks for joining in with The Cutie Pies this time,
    Wendy x

  4. Hi Torrey! Gorgeous card! Love your coloring and beutiful design!! hugs Lotta

  5. Can't say I'm finding this at all spooky. However, it is a way kewl card and I love the color combo now that I see it finished.

    BTW did you know that cobalt blue glass protects from Voodoo. My house is full of it and I am voodoo free.

  6. First, I don't know why Blogger almost never lets me know when you post even though I'm supposed to be following you. It cheeses me off, it does.

    Second....you crack me up! I'll never be able to pick up my Cerulean blue Prismacolor pencil again with having a shiver run through me.


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