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 26, 2013

Is It Hot In Here?

Hidy Ho crafty peeps!

It's the last Wednesday of the month (geez, already?) and this means it's time for Bombshell Stamps monthly Hump Day Blog Hop!!! Woo Hoo!!! This month our hop mistress, Alison, tasked us with the theme "Some Like It Hot". So that means...well, it means whatever YOU think it means!! That's the beauty of Alison's challenges. They can be interpreted many, MANY ways!!! So hop along with us and make sure you sprinkle love notes along the way to all the participants. THEN, create your own HOT project and enter for your chance to win some FaBuLoUs Bombshell stamps!!!

If you hopped your way here from Alison's sizzling blog, then you made it here in one piece!!!

So...for my project, which I actually completed over 2 weeks ago, (...proof that miracles do still happen), I chose the fun Tiki Party stamp set. And what's more fun (and challenging) than a game of Fire Limbo?? Not that I'd actually try it...but don't you think they should have this as a challenge on the next episode of Survivor? I'd watch.

For the flames, I stamped the flames on vellum and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. This gives them a more translucent look. Originally I tried it on transparency film...but they didn't show up as well, so vellum won out. I colored up the tikis and bamboo with my Prismas and turned the bamboo into a nifty frame and...the limbo stick.

Tiki Party stamp set - Bombshell Stamps
Prismacolor colored pencils
pigment ink - Tsukineko
clear embossing powder - Ranger
patterned paper - DCWV (I think)
mini brads - Creative Impressions

Thank you for hopping by! It's time to move on to our next hopster, Kim! Here's a list of ALL the hopsters in case you wanna revisit some of them!

Thanks for hopping with us at Bombshell Stamps!!

Bombshell Blog: http://bombshellstamps.blogspot.com/
Alison: http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Torrey: http://left-field-studio.blogspot.com/<<< You are here
Kim: http://www.craftypinkanchor.blogspot.com/
Emily: http://www.bombshellemsartisticexpressions.blogspot.com
Rachael: http://rachaelshandmadedesigns.blogspot.com/
Jodi: http://www.elamdesign33.blogspot.com/
Alaine: http://missalaineousmosaics.blogspot.com/
Glittery Katie: http://ferrishyn-frontier.blogspot.com/
Kathi: http://kathstales.blogspot.com


  1. Neato Torrey! This is one of the sets that I do NOT have. I like how you created the fire. You should do a tutorial on this!

  2. Haha, oh nevermind. Its just heat embossing. Well, it looks awesome anyways!!!

  3. Torrey that's fantastic- i love it!!

  4. This is freaky fabulous! Those flames are killer. I just love those little Tiki guys.

  5. Gah. I love this. The sly humor, the execution, the design, the coloring. All brilliant. Like you.

    And I don't believe that this has been done for two weeks. I just don't. Ha!

  6. Gorgeous card and coloring! The fire looks so awesome.

  7. Love it. I adore your sense of humor and the amount of creativity that you have is amazing. I love how you've done the flames on vellum. Those tiki guys are colored fantastically.

  8. That flame is awesome. Great idea putting it on vellum. Yep I'd watch that episode too.
    I'd prob burn my boobs. I'd give it a go though. I'm a good sport. Hahah Thanks for sharing


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