Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Signs of Extreme Laziness!

Hello friends!

I have been so lazy lately!  For some reason, I just cant seem to do anything that requires detailed coloring. All my coloring has to be slapped on or I just don't do it. 

For example, I wanted to use the tail part of the new DRS Designs Sandy Mermaid image for a fish card.  I didn't feel like coloring so I just slapped a sponge in some ink and swiped it around. I didn't even use the right sponges or start with a fresh one - I just dabbed the closest old sponge.  I used the ink on my counter because I was too lazy to go look for better colors.  Then I took those same inks and dragged them over some acetate. I sprinkled one some water with my hands (too lazy to go find the mister) and dabbed the splotches on my base panel.  I know if I videoed my processes, people would be horrified.

 On this card, I stamped the DRS Designs See You Later Alligator on a panel a few times and just sponged different inks all over the page (used the same sponge for all of it - how lazy is that?).   I did the same thing coloring up the Polka dot Flower Trio and the Three Butterflies image (the sentiment is the new God Bless Retirement image).  My centers of the flowers are cut out and glued on so it looked like I used different colors or colored the right way.
OK, I have to admit that I am pretty much this lazy all the time and rarely color up anything. My Copic and SU! markers are all drying out and I never think to use them anymore.  I am hopelessly lazy and cheap!!!  The SU! inks on this card are sooooo old!  I did use one new Distress Oxide color - the blue because I am trying it out. 

When I colored up this Bible Art Journaling page below, I used SU! Fabulous Florets for the flowers and dabbed on a little water color pencil which I smeared with a wet finger - another sign of my extreme laziness.  I drew the mason jar because I was too lazy to go find my mason jar stamp.

Christ is the light of the world.  I love this story in John. Can you imagine if those Pharisees would have had Facebook?  Wow, what a thought.

Many hugz!!


  1. Two fabulous cards and super Bible page Nancy, your ink technique sounds fine to me - it is certainly very effective.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  2. I Love both your creative cards and your journal page, Nancy. I am impressed with your "just do it with what you have out" techniques and with such great results. TFS my friend.

  3. Call it being efficient ;) Way to work with what was out. Wonderful set of projects!

  4. Your cards are amazingly creative. The first one is shabby chic and the second is bright and sweet. The Bible page is stunning. I love it.

    Well, we all go through what you are going through... infact ever since I moved to Singapore, I have been this way. I just make cards with whatever I see lying around. Lol.


  5. I don't think you're lazy at all - this is how art is born :) All of your projects turned out just fine, and I love those fish tails on the first card! Well done!