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.

May 3, 2013

Suggestion Box Genius

Hidy Ho, crafty peeps!

Yesterday, I posted a card I made for my dad's birthday. I felt it was missing "something". So, I put that thought in my blog post yesterday. One of my artsy friends (JanR) suggested I add a diecut airplane flying above. (I really do treasure the comments y'all leave me).

She's brilliant. BRILLIANT, I tell ya.

That is EXACTLY what it needed.

Being as I didn't have a diecut airplane...I made my own in Photoshop. I even added a little Mickey pilot! After I did my magic in Photoshop, I printed it out on kraft cardstock and colored it in with my Prismacolor pencils. Then, I added a banner in-tow (via a piece of black craft wire) and I magically suspended it over my card using a bit of strategically-placed acetate.

Oh...and the weird "glare" effect on the "Happy" letters is crystal lacquer. It's also on the ears of the little Mickey "wings" on the right. For some reason, the glossiness really reflected today.

You can't even see the acetate up close! (it's between the wing and upper edge of the card).

Thank you, JanR, for your AWESOME POSSUM suggestion.


  1. PERFECTION! Jan was soooo on target with this one, but you pulled it off beautifully!

  2. Torrey, my dear, I made one little tiny suggestion, you're the one that turned it into this stunning creative masterpiece. It really is incredible.

    Btw, you've got me at war with myself here, on one hand, I'm all like "brilliant, stop, I'm blushing", on the other hand I want to copy your post and send it to every high school teacher I ever had. :-)

    Thanks for the shout out, my friend. I guess I'll be stuck in the house for awhile until my ego deflates. ;-)


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