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.

March 12, 2014

Bombshell Sketch Time

Hidy Ho, crafty peeps!

I'm not actively on the design team for Bombshell Stamps anymore, although I still dabble in some digital stuff for them. But, in my heart, I will ALWAYS be a Bombshell Girl. Always. This month, they came up a little short on design team projects for their monthly sketch challenge, so I volunteered to make a card. Part of the reason they fell shy this month is that one of the beloved Bombshell Girls is laid up in the hospital. So, join me in sending up good thoughts and well wishes to Miss Katie!!

Here is the sketch for this month's challenge...brought to us by El Capitain Kathi. Please join us with your OWN version of this sketch for a chance to win some Bombshell stamps!! Yippee!! Just go on over to the Bombshell blog, leave a comment, and go create a card or layout, or whatever...using this sketch (and your Bombshell Stamps).

I decided to use one of my very favorite (okay...2 of my very favorite) stamp sets from Bombshell...Koi Tattoo and Lotus Garden. I pretty much followed the sketch. 

Pretty much. 

OKAY, people...for me, this is following the sketch!

I stamped the images onto black cardstock using Versamark ink, then I heat embossed them with detail gold embossing powder. I added a few Versamark/embossed stamped coins to complete the sketch...and one extra in the upper right corner to balance it all out.

Thanks for stopping by! Your comments are, as always, REALLY appreciated. Truly.

Koi Tattoo stamp set (Bombshell Stamps)
Lotus Garden stamp set (Bombshell Stamps)
Chinese coin stamp (A Stamp in the Hand)
Circle nesting dies (Spellbinders)
Edge punch (Martha Stewart)
Ultra Detail gold embossing powder (Stampendous)
Versamark Ink (Tsukineko)
Japanese Washi paper
gold rafia


  1. We wish we had you back on the team full time, but it's so nice to be able to send up a flare (kind of like a Batman signal) and know that you'll be able to put out the fire!

    Your card is gorgeous. It's very elegant, what with the gold embossed koi, thoe lovely coins, and that gold raffia. The Washi paper is perfect too.

    Kudos all around and a heartfelt thank you too!

  2. Thank you, Kathi <3 When my life calms down a bit...I'd like to come back to the design team.


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