Guardian angel puppet by Lani for Carol, Michelle, and Dan. Background from nicholeV photography [life as art].
Do you ever feel as though you could use a guardian angel? I know I sure do. And I have a few friends going through a bit of a rough patch, and I was thinking how much fun it would be to send them some guardian angels, lots of them. But I'd love to send lots, and diverse angels, so why not make one and you and I'll trade. Then when I have a bunch I'll mail them out to my friends.
So here's the deal, make a Paper Puppet Angel, send it to me, and I'll send you one back. She'll be in her own artfully altered envelope with beautiful Canadian stamps. Does that sound like a fair swap? Then leave me a comment here with your email so I can send you my address and template for a paper puppet. You turn it into an angel. There's no due date. Just send when you can.
Want some inspiration? Look at Jhan Groom's Angel over on 14 Secrets.
Meanwhile I've been studying Photoshop "Actions" from Christy Hydeck's article in Cloth Paper Scissors. Wow, do I have some links for you!
Christy mentioned her new website in CPS, but it's not quite ready. However, her old website is just fine. Lots of treasure there! Look at My Favorite Things! So I started looking into "Actions" and Nicole V's website. Whew, so much to see and if you can afford one of her "Actions" you get some great tutorials so that her free "Actions" make sense. Whew, I know I'm going to have fun!
Then there's a lot of stuff out there that is FREE which is great. PSDFAN has a lot of tutorials and links to free things like textures and backgrounds. If you want to explore layers, grunge effects, actions, this is one of your places to go! TexturePacks.net has some beautiful textures and a few of them are free. But the ones that aren't free are certainly inspiring, and so far, there's no charge on inspiration!!! The two angels above have layers of free textures from the Texture Warehouse. Such fun!
So here's what I did with an art doll and Nicole V's website. Some "actions" were free and some were paid for, but mostly they were all FUN!