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.

December 14, 2011

Gettin' Sketchy

I'm not a HUGE fan of sketches. What can I say? I like coloring outside the box and doin' ma own thang (wait, it's THINK outside the box, Torrey...not COLOR outside the box. Sheesh). But, over at Bombshell Stamps, it's time for their monthly sketch challenge by their own Kathi Rerek--it's posted on Bombshell Blog. So, I thought..."Torrey, you CAN do this." And whadya know...not only CAN I do it...but I DID do it.

Here is the sketch

Here is MY take on it...I flipped the sketch horizontally to create a mirror image of it.

Now, I know what you might be thinking..."A black, copper and gold Christmas card???
 Yep. It's true. It's the most UN-Christmasy color combination. Not only that, but it's Steampunk to boot. Why Steampunk? Well, the theme I chose this month for my stint as the Ms-December-guest-designer-pin-up-girl over at Bombshell Stamps is "Hot and Steamy--A Steampunk Challenge". Sooooo, I decided to make as many of my projects this month in a Steampunk style as I am able...except I just couldn't bring myself to punking out the gingerbread pin-up. Oh well. But isn't she GLORIOUS? I love my steamy angel! And it's hard to tell...but most of the paper used on this card is metallic (the bodice and pin-up's body/head aren't).

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Pile It On -  #49 Bling It Up
Belle of the Belli - #132 Winter & Christmas
The Paper Variety - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges - #148 Embossing and Glitter
Craft Your Passion - #89 Things With Wings

Pin-up girl stamp - Bombshell Stamps (Bombshell Angel)
Gear dies, Nestability dies - Spellbinders (Sprightly Sprockets, Labels 10)
Prismacolor colored pencils
rhinestones - Michaels (Recollections)
"JOY" letters - Michaels (Recollections)
copper glitter paper - Michaels (Recollections)
Clockwork embossing plate - Provo Craft (Cuttlebug)
ribbon - Michaels
stamping ink - Colorbox
gold, embossed copper paper
black cardstock
wings, skirt - public domain images from internet


  1. Torrey... This card turned out awesome!!! I love all the cogs and other clock parts and your coloring is beatuiful!!!! Hugs and Have a wonderful rest of the week!!!

  2. Now a Steampunk card is not what I expected to see, but you have created a gorgeous masterfully done and wonderfully colored image!!!

  3. Very dramatic, thanks for sharing this with Creative Belli!

  4. This is gorgeous! I love the rich colors and the fabulous detail.

  5. The detail is so incredible. I love her welded bodice. You've up the ante again.

  6. So I totally love this. Her bodice is amazing. The details, design, color scheme, coloring, and just everything have me totally gobsmacked.

    You rocketh overly.

  7. Torrey, that is SO AWESOME!! (of course I love steampunk, lol) Merry Christmas!

  8. Love all the texture! So glad you shared with us at Pile It On!

    One Happy Stamper
    Pile It On! DT

  9. Super card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On :)

  10. This is the steamiest, punkiest, most amazing card I've seen in a long long time. Your talents never cease to humble and inspire me. What could possibly be next? LOL <3


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