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.

February 20, 2013

A Little Harmony

Hidy Ho, crafty peeps!

It's challenge time again over at the Bombshell Stamps Blog!! Today's challenge is the brainchild of our Miss February Pin-up girl Christine!! Her challenge is Red & Gold. So, as you can see, it's a color combo challenge...which means you can choose ANY theme as long as red and gold are the predominant colors.

I chose the FaBuLoUs Koi Tattoo stamp set (it's my fave out of all the Bombshell Stamps). I opted for a golden yellow instead of a metallic gold. But now when I look at this card, I can't stop thinking about Ronald McDonald.
See what I mean??
And... now, I'm hungry.


Back to my card. I colored up the koi with my ever-trusty (would that be "omnitrusty"?) Prismacolor colored pencils and fussy cut him out. I stamped several of the flowers and did the same thing to them. I stamped the sentiment on a strip of cardstock and folded it into a banner. I decided it needed some more texture, so I ran the background strip of red cardstock through a wavy crimper and affixed some netting over the top of it (yeah, it's leftover from some produce I purchased at the grocery store...I'm into recycling ya know). The background is a die cut lattice that I placed over a piece of authentic Japanese Origami paper (which I set at an angle).

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Koi Tattoo stamp - Bombshell Stamps
Lattice die - Papertrey Ink (Quatrefoil Die)
Prismacolor Pencils
Origami paper
Ribbon - Michaels
Mini brads - Creative Impressions
produce netting

Thanks, as always for stopping by and leaving your love! Be sure to visit the Bombshell Blog to see what super awesome things the other girls have created!! And enter your creation for a chance to win some Bombshell stamps!! Woo HOOOO!

Okay...french fries are calling my name. Ciao for now!


  1. Wow! Stunning! -and I didn't think of RM at all!

  2. WOW!! This is stunning. Fantastic colour scheme. I love the image and flowers and such wonderful papers too.
    Thank you for taking part in the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge this week

  3. Wooow what a stunning card you`ve made and great coloring :-)
    Thanx for sharing at Stampavie and More, Hope to see you again soon :-)
    Hugs from Karin

  4. wow! your card is stunning! oops, everyone else said that already! but then, it's just that, stunning! love the colors and the way you put all the elements together!

  5. Cool! Love that you used leftover produce netting, so clever.

  6. Wow - Mojo is flowing at the Mosely household! Harmony at its best - Just beautiful!
    Love ya,

  7. Your card is stunning! You have so many fascinating details that my eye keeps searching, and they all support the Asian theme. Your die cut in the background and produce netting were great ideas. Thank you for joining our floral challenge at The Perfect Sentiments.

  8. I love the netting, and how the fish looks to be caught in the net. It's very creative, and I really like it. Thanks so much for sharing of your time and talents in our challenge. I appreciate it SO much, and hope to see more of your art shared in the weeks ahead.
    Have a blessed week, and thanks again for joining us!
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. WOW! Stunning creation...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  10. HAHAHAH... I thought the exact same thing about mine!!! McDonalds!

    Gorgeous treatment of Koi!!!

  11. Wow Torrey, this is stunning. Love all the details.

    I'm also into recycling, so LOVE how you have used the netting.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge,and good luck in the draw.

    Jennifer. x

  12. very nice thanks for joining us at stampavie and more

  13. A lovely creation. Gorgeous colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  14. Fabulous job. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  15. This is Freaking Awesome! I love not only the way you colored it but all the meshes in the background and the off kilter bamboo paper The bling in the flowers is just the right touch to draw the eye

  16. A beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck in the draw

    hugs Vicky xxx

  17. WOW! This is gorgeous! I love the colours and the design! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky.

  18. Gorgeous creation, love your colors and the image.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.

  19. wow - this is just so striking xxxx thanks for playing at inky impressions xxx

  20. Gorgeous! The colors are just striking on this one! Thanks for playing along with us at The Perfect Sentiment!


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