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Loosening Up


I was in my head and needed to loosen up today.  Finger painting is now my favorite way to do that!  After it dried I added the circles and foam number stamps and they are wonderfully incomplete stampings.   In the process I learned that I loved the multicolored circles.  Getting painty let my muse know I was ready to get busy!

As this layer of my journal page was drying, I still had a  palette of happy colors – so I brought out my tags.  I just pressed the tags into the palette – you can tell when there was plenty of paint on my palette and when it was starting to dry up.


Linking up with Paint Party Friday and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.  Check them out for lots of creativity!

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  • Cynthia January 26, 2012, 9:13 pm

    Oooooo…LOVE the colors!!! And that texture on your tags is just AWESOME!

  • Lori - What Remains Now January 26, 2012, 11:09 pm

    Love the colors and the total look.

  • Valerie-Jael January 27, 2012, 5:41 am

    Wonderful tags full of sunshine; love the colours! Valerie

  • Lesley January 27, 2012, 8:02 am

    Ooooo I just LOVE IT!!!! Fab idea on the tags too!! Happy PPF.

  • Annette G January 27, 2012, 8:09 am

    Loving your finger painting, such wonderful colours. Happy PPF, Annette x

  • Corrine January 27, 2012, 8:43 am

    Finger painting, oh yeah, me too, me too. xox Corrine

  • Melisa January 27, 2012, 9:02 am

    I like the finger painting and I think I like those “leftovers” tags even more!

  • FranT January 27, 2012, 9:15 am

    wow the painting is terrific and i love the tags! That is a great idea!!! thanks for the tip:) Happy Friday:))

  • Carol January 27, 2012, 9:28 am

    Love your colors and composition and the playfulness of all your art ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

  • Christine January 27, 2012, 9:55 am

    I love colour to begin with, and yours are a fantastic combination!

  • EVA January 27, 2012, 10:04 am

    What fun! Great colours.

  • Mari January 27, 2012, 10:37 am

    Great work with labels. Saludos

  • Victoria January 27, 2012, 11:40 am

    Fabulous color splash..gorgeous and vibing with lots of beautiful energies!

  • Ginny January 27, 2012, 12:53 pm

    I love the colors and how spontaneous you always are. I did see some very pretty shapes and flowers appear on your tags. Great idea and way to loosen up!

  • Ayala Art January 27, 2012, 12:56 pm

    Fun!!!! I love the chunky paint and so much color!

  • carlarey January 27, 2012, 2:05 pm

    Just looking at all this wild color made me smile. Love the palette tags too, what a great idea.

  • Faye January 27, 2012, 2:24 pm

    Carolyn, you sound like a fun person to do crafts with. The “lay the tag into the paint” method is one I have tried and it is such enjoyment. I love the colored circles on the brilliant colors. And of course those tags are wonderful. Thanks for dropping by.

  • Tracey Fletcher King January 27, 2012, 3:27 pm

    you are having such fun at the moment , and the colours are so blissfully bright that I can’t help but be happy looking at this… so 6am on a Saturday morning and I am happy…. quite and accomplishment my dear… so thanks for that…xx

  • Lisa Wright January 27, 2012, 3:41 pm

    I love the colour. It’s a great way to use up your spare paint. I’ve got a full page downstairs I pressed over a very wet painting yesterday and it picked up all sorts of interesting details. I can’t wait to have a go at creating something from it.

  • Nordljus January 27, 2012, 4:00 pm

    What beautiful colours! And I love those colourful circles! Circles make me happy :). HPPF!

  • Sheri Cook January 27, 2012, 4:20 pm

    I envy the boldness of your colors and the free spirited strokes and splashes of your papers. Your work is just beautiful to me.
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

  • Satina January 27, 2012, 4:32 pm

    Love all that luscious color and texture and FUN!

  • Mary C. Nasser January 27, 2012, 8:04 pm

    I love your painting and your tags! I have some tags, too, but had never thought to apply paint to them the way you have! Wonderful!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  • gloria January 27, 2012, 8:39 pm

    I agree. Energy fills the pages. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

  • Tricia January 27, 2012, 8:47 pm

    What a delicious combination of colors. I love those circles too. That is definitely a happy piece. And I like the idea that you did with the tags. I’m going to have to try that!

  • Phoenix Peacock January 27, 2012, 11:49 pm

    looooove the top painting!

  • Julie January 28, 2012, 2:33 pm

    So fun! I love the energy and vivid colors and the tags are such a great idea!

  • Miz Katie January 28, 2012, 6:22 pm

    So bold, and colorful! Love it!

  • Shelle January 28, 2012, 8:19 pm

    Makes me feel like dancing, so much fun 🙂

  • Anne January 28, 2012, 8:50 pm

    Now that looks like a lot of fun!!! Love it. 🙂

  • JKW January 30, 2012, 12:07 am

    Great idea to use up the rest of your paint. I like how the tags turned out. . .very creative. Blessings, Janet PPF

  • Lenna Young Andrews January 30, 2012, 8:25 am

    I adore your happy colors. Your journal page is so colorful and beautiful!

  • Terrie -Creative Explorer January 30, 2012, 1:44 pm

    I do love your multicolor circles and finger painting. Let’s all be kids today and just play with our supplies!!! 🙂

  • Nicole Campanella/Beadwright January 30, 2012, 3:11 pm

    I love the loosening up method of art. This is very cool!!!

  • Karenliz January 30, 2012, 11:22 pm

    Gorgeous page! I love all the color. The tags are great! I love doing that will all my extra paints and inks.

  • dawn February 4, 2012, 6:16 am

    I love how your page and your tags came out, so colorful and fun. I have done this with only 3 paints at a time, next time I will use lots of color!!! It is fun to loosen up and see what happens.