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.

January 15, 2013

Ahoy Mateys!

No, it's not "Talk Like a Pirate" day. Nor is it "Swab The Decks" day. It's "Torrey Created In Her Studio" day!! It's cold, grey and...snowing outside. Yeah, you heard me. It SNOWED in Dallas. I dunno why...but it feels a LOT colder down here than it did in Colorado. Brrrrrr. So, it was a perfecto day for fuzzy slippers, hot spiced cider and crafting.

The sketch this month over at Bombshell Stamps is a really versatile one! You need to go see all the different looks that were created by the design team! Just jog on over to the Bombshell Stamps Blog and take a gander at all the wonderful ideas! Here is the sketch created by our own El Capitain herself, Kathi. So come on over to the Bombshell Blog and create something using the sketch for your chance to win a FaBuLoUs prize!

Here is my take on it. I used my newest set of stamps "Ahoy Sailor". I love the vintage seafaring look of this set. It lends itself very well to just a hint of color and LOADS of distressing ink. It's not easy giving it a "hint" of color. I tend to be heavy-handed with the Prismacolor pencils...so this is somewhat of a challenge for me.

Ahoy Sailor stamp set - Bombshell Stamps
Nestabilities dies - Spellbinders Paper Arts
star brads - Creative Impressions
Prismacolor Pencils
corrugated cardstock - Xpedex
patterned paper
brown stamping ink


  1. I am definitely liking this card. I love the hint of color idea for this image. It's one of my favorites and I don't use it enough.

    I think I'm going to dust it off and give it a little luv.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Wow! This card is sooooo cool. Really love your style. Hugs...Mona

  3. Totally fabulous with a really cool vintage vibe.

  4. I forgot to mention that I love your take on the sketch.

    Sigh. So scatterbrained lately. It's sad.


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