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.

June 27, 2016

Mice by the Sea

Hidy ho, crafty peeps!

Texas...in late June...is hot, no matter how you slice it.

I wish I lived near a beach. To me, there is nothing more relaxing than wandering down a beach, on an overcast day, hunting shells and sea glass--delighting in the cold shock of the effervescent surf breaking over the tops of my feet.

What I wish more, is that I could be the type of person who was able to lay out on a beach towel, roasting in the summer sun--a fruity drink with a paper umbrella in my hand...and a cabana boy at my beck and call.

But alas...I am a redhead with redhead skin. The sun and I aren't on speaking terms and haven't been for...ever.


It's mid-way through our current challenge over at  
Our current theme, "A Day Spent with Friends", made me wistful for a day at the beach, spent with friends.

Thankfully, I had this cute stamp on hand...and it satisfied my longing for more...melanin.
I used 2 copies of the image, so that I could paper tole (decoupage) various elements. The mice, shells, and umbrella are all fussy-cut out and mounted with foam tape over the background. I really had fun coloring this. I used my trusty Prismacolor pencils. I tried to make the umbrella appear as 3-D as possible...using dark grey for the innermost struts. Don't they look like they're having a blast?


You still have a few days to get your "A Day Spent with Friends" project entered at House Mouse and Friends for a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes!
And remember, you always have the "Anything Goes" option--as long as you use a House Mouse, Gruffies, or Happy Hoppers image.

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the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)

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  1. Amazing 3D Torrey...LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

  2. An adorable card Torrey - such seet stamps with gorgeous colours and details!!
    Heather xx

  3. Teamie Torrey - YOUR itsy-bitsy CUTTING is masterful. Your coloring stunning. Your Mousey work totally ROCKS!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!


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