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 10, 2016

Big Bang Namaste

Namaste, crafty peeps!

There are 5 weeks in the blustery month of March, so that means I get to share 5 projects from Crafter's Companion with you!

Wanna peek into the inner workings of Torrey's decision-making process for which stamp to feature?

Just nod and say, "Why, of course!"

Well...while I was watching an episode (ok OK...several episodes) of The Big Bang Theory, I found myself drawn to the quirkiness of character Rajesh Koothrappali, which started me thinking about India. This began my thinking about various Indian iconic images (like peacocks, tigers, elephants, and paisley designs) which led me to the "A Taste of India" stamp sets where I found this glorious elephant, all bedecked in beautiful Indian garb.

Logical, no?

Just nod and say, "Why, of course!"

So, here is my project--inspired (albeit indirectly) by The Big Bang Theory.
I colored up Mr. Elephant with Spectrum Aqua markers. I love the mottled effect they created for his skin! I colored in the existing design on the background paper (which I thought looked very Indian-y) with Spectrum Sparkle markers. I also added sparkle to the elephant's headpiece and drape. Then I fussy-cut him out. I printed the sentiment banner on paper, colored it with the Spectrum Aquas and Sparkle markers and cut it out.

Here is a closeup of my coloring:

A few scattered sequins and a shimmering cardstock mat add just the right finishing touch of sparkle!

Crafter's Companion products used:

Thank you, as always, for coming on safari to the dark continent of Left Field! Stay tuned for my next project which will feature an AWESOME new product from Crafter's Companion. You're gonna love it!

1 comment:

  1. I love this one... just ordered up some of the stamps from the Sheena India collection because they look so fun to play with!

    Can't wait to see you soon!


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