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 22, 2016

Shimmery, Sparkly Goodness

Hidy Ho, crafty peeps!

It's time for round 4 of my month as the Spotlight Designer for Simon Says Stamps! June has really flown by. This has been a SUPER busy month for me, and I can't say I'm entirely sad to see June go bye-bye. But, today is Wednesday...and that means...
This week's theme is  
"Add some SHIMMER"
featuring products by Lindy's Stamp Gang
So, break out all your glittery, shimmery goodies and enter a project for your chance to win a...
Sadly, I don't own any Lindy's products...but I do have a clear Wink of Stella, so that is gonna have to suffice! I broke out a fun old die from Tim Holtz (I guess I'm still in a Tim Holtz frame of mind from a couple of weeks ago). And crafted up this fluttering beauty of a card!
I started out by die-cutting out butterflies (with the Butterfly Frenzy Die) out of the cardstock background panel and adhering the panel to the card front with foam tape to pop it off the base a bit. I scribbled some Distress Markers (more Tim Holtz product) onto a separate piece of watercolor paper, then did a water wash over my scribbles to blend the colors. After it was all dry, I die cut out my flutter of butterflies...arranged them in sort of rainbow order and adhered them to the background. Next, I brushed Wink of Stella over each butterfly and on the face of the card in the negative spaces that remained after I removed all the butterfly die cut pieces.
To finish it off, I added a scattering of iridescent sequins and a die-cut sentiment from Avery Elle.
If you hold the open card up to a light source, the cut-out butterflies on the background become illuminated. It's quite lovely. I tried to take a photo of that effect...but it didn't turn out that hot...but you get the gist!
OH - EM - GEE.....I just realized, I didn't use any colored pencils on this. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. Man, I hope they don't get mad at me like they did the last time I used another coloring medium. They got so torqued, they went on vacation for 2 weeks...and didn't send me a postcard (they claimed they had nothing to write with).

Here are the SSS products I used. Each icon below is a link to the corresponding product page on the SSS site!

Thanks for dropping by! Be sure to visit Simon Says Stamps and check out the fabulous projects the other design team members created!
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  1. ..."they had nothing to write with"...*snicker* Such a lovely card! Beautiful colours and shimmer!

  2. Oh my goodness this is absolutely GORGEOUSSSS Torrey! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! the whole design is so pretty and I love the shimmery sparkle, those butterflies look like they can really fly! :-)

    your write up made me laugh too haha, shut the front door! ;-)

    Lols x x x

  3. What a fabulous design, Torrey, WOW!! Beautifully done!

  4. Absolutely superb, Torrey!! Love the shine and composition! So happy to have you with us this month over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  5. Wowza Torrey! You are one creative {and funny} lady!

  6. What gorgeous glitteryness! I love how you have those sort of tone-on-tone cut-out butterflies at the bottom, with the bright, colorful ones on top! Love it!

  7. Stunning design!! I love the dark shot to get that perspective too! Lovely work!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. Hi Torrey,

    Oh WOW - your card is a delight of butterfly goodness! Looks like your card could up and flutter in the air. Truly TRULY beautiful!


  9. A gorgeous card Torrey, I just love the beautiful shimmering beautiful cards with such pretty colours!! I am so late with struggling comments - helped by Lols helping - should be back soon!!

    Heather xx

  10. SHUT-THE-FRONT DOOR!!! The shimmering colorful butterflies on an angle make this card AMAZING! Great use of these butterflies. Clever to place over cut-outs too! That photo really shows it well.


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