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 1, 2016

Strange Love

Hidy Ho, crafty peeps!

February is here...that means multitudes of chocolaty goodness is in my near future. My hubby and I have been SO GOOD in years past about NOT getting each other boxes of chocolate. But, this year...I WANT CHOCOLATE.

No jewelry.

No flowers.

No fancy cars or yachts.

No cutesy stuffed animals.

No serenading gondoliers.

I. Just. Want. Chocolate.

I guess I better get my husband to read this post, huh?

It's time for a new challenge over at House Mouse & Friends. This time around it's all about LoVe! The theme is "Love is all Around".

I was in a goofy mood when I made my project for this challenge. Originally, I had selected this image for our LAST challenge (the Zodiac one--it was gonna be for Pisces)...but due to health issues, it sat uncolored for weeks. I finally colored it up and decided I could adapt it to our current LoVe challenge. All I did was come up with a sappy sentiment and slapped a heart on it.

It works.

This card also brings to mind a proverb-like saying..."A mouse could love a fish, but where would they live?" But I didn't feel like going all Confucius-y.

The sentiment inside reads "You're strange, and I'm wonderful". Yeah, I was in one of "those" moods. I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils, and paper-toled the mouse so that it's 3-D.

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  1. A gorgeous card Torrey, a lovely design with stunning colours.........your image is adorable cute goldfish. Your details and sentiment are superb!!

    Heather xx

  2. Hi Torrey hope your feeling better..? what a clever design for the chall theme..this gorgeous colourful design paper is super with the same colour buttons for embellies..yep a strange Love friendship these too have ..lol

    smiles teamie Christine xx

  3. Oh how fabulous...SO clever of you Torrey!! Your card is stunning and of course your post as always...ENTERTAINING!! Have a wonderful week Torrey!
    Mousey Hugs,

  4. You are always so very clever!!! Love how you adapted your card to make it a Valentine and added a very crafty sentiment indeed! Do hope you are feeling better too! ♥ Sue Kment

  5. Love this stamp and you colored it up beautifully. Gorgeous colors. The placement of the buttons looks nice too. What a fun card, and the sentiment fits perfectly with the image.
    Hope your feeling better everyday, and you get your chocolate on the 14th (or sooner if it's an emergency fix you need!)


  6. Such a gorgeous card and colours, Torrey.........your image is just adorable and beautifully coloured.
    hugs Dorte

  7. Love, love, love this card and the rich colors you used. Your sentiment made me giggle because my husband and I use that phrase all the time. Most of all, I'm so glad that you are feeling better enough to play again. BTW, if you want to help hubby out with the Valentines purchases, Amazon has a wonderful Gourmet Candy section. :D

    Snoopy ​♥

  8. I have this image, but would not have thought to use it for this theme, but fabulous idea will remember this one, and gorgeous card
    hugs Kate xx


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