Monday, June 27, 2011

I Heart Silhouettes

I've been seeing lots of silhouette projects lately around blogland and they've inspired me to make my own of my son. I wanted to do something a little different than just a silhouette of Anderson's profile, so I did this:





It was the perfect addition to his nursery. It was a bit of a challenge trying to get him to sit still to get good pictures, but I think they turned out well! After taking the pictures I just used my Corel photo editing software to trace around his profile, hands and feet. Then I simply flood filled the images in black and filled the background in white, printed them on cream paper and framed them in ones I already had around the house. The project was absolutely free!!

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26 comments:

  1. Reading your genius instructions for using the computer to make the silhouettes I am remembering a few years ago when we made one for each child in our Sunday school program using bare light bulbs and tracing shadows! This is such a great idea! Much less painful for subject and artist!

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  2. It looks great. I especially love the jars filled with cars and blocks. I'd love for you to post this on my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at www.laughloveandcraft.com. I'm your newest follower!

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  3. Very cute! I've done the silhouette profiles but never thought to do the hands and feet! Great idea!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  4. These are darling. I just saw some done of pets, and thought how cute that would be too. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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  5. I love them too! And I just picked up a vintage school one from the early 40's!

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  6. What a sweet keepsake and very clever of you to think of it.

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  7. Melissa, your silhouettes are so cute. Great vingettes.

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  8. Love this idea! What anice keepsake!

    Debbie

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  9. i love silhouettes! these are perfect! thanks for linking!!!

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  10. Oh how I love silhouettes! They always give the room such a classic flair. Love how you made the project all your own. Well done.

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  11. Love, love this look for your nursery! I found the silhouettes from when my children were young a few weeks ago in an bin filled with pictures. They are way too big (I think they were done at school)...anyway I've had them reduced to a more manageable size and I'm going to re-cut them and frame as you did. BTW, my "kids" are in their 40's now. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. How precious. What a wonderful keepsake. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  13. The silhouettes are cool, but I LOVE the jars filled with toys!!! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  14. This is so cute! Thank you for sharing at my blog party Simply Creative!

    Angela
    365days2simplicity.blogspot.com

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  15. Love silhouettes...and free projects :) Very cute! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  16. Love what you did with the silhouettes. They look wonderful in your nursery. Thanks for sharing at BC Good Life Wednesdays.

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  17. I love seeing all the silhouettes out there. Your's are so sweet and the perfect compliment to the nursery decor!

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  18. These are just adorable! And I love the whole shelf. thank you for joining TTF. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  19. I adore silhouettes! Those are wonderful. Your idea is very inspiring. I'm going to give this a shot! Thanks for sharing. Come by when you get a chance!

    Back Porch Blessings,
    Rebecca

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  20. Love this! I just hosted a silhouette-themed birthday party for my daughters in May (http://thecul-de-sac.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-daughters-joint-birthday-party.html). My step-dad did their custom silhouettes on photoshop, I think. I love that you did hands and feet as well! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Yippee! I have never made feet and hand silhouette's before - love them! My children have grown some, but I can find their old photos and make copies - what a terrific idea, and a creative craft! Thank you for sharing. xoxo michele

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  22. What a cute job you did on these. I love that you did it on software. Very good idea. Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home and have a great 4th weekend!
    Sherry

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  23. This is so adorable! I love the silhouette of the feets and hands. I still have a silhouette of my son from 30 years ago. Thanks for joining my party.
    xo,
    Sherry

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