10.30.2008

Snow Flurries...and Silhouettes

Some unexpected snow flurries kept me from raking up the leaves like I had planned (well, that and the fact that it was freeeeeezing here yesterday). But since I wasn't able to willing to work outside, I had a little extra time to finish a project I've been wanting to get to...silhouettes of my kiddos.


I cheated a little bit on these. I took photos of the kiddos and then rather than tracing their silhouettes onto black paper, I simply printed the photos out on regular heavyweight printer paper, and colored them in with a black Sharpie! It was so easy. The hardest part was cutting them out. I couldn't find an exacto (spelling?) knife anywhere...so I had to use scissors - that was a little challenging! Then I framed them up and added them to a photo collage I have at the top of my stairs! So classic. Love it.

27 comments:

Lacy said...

I have been planning to do mine too for months. Yours look so good and classy. The have a pottery barn look to them. You did a great job! These Texans cant believe you have snow!

Betsy said...

Another Texan that cannot even imagine snow right now. It is going to be 85 this weekend. I love your silhouettes...I want to do some of my kiddos. When I was a kid my mom got them done of us at Disney World...they are still framed in her house.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Hi, I saw you from Buzzings of a Queen Bee! I love this! It is adorable and such a great idea! I'll definitely have to try it!

Rachel said...

Okay I am so doing this now. I have been meaning to do this for a while but other "things" get in the way as always. Yours turned out so fabulous and I love how easy it was. Yup this one is going on the to do list for sure!

If it makes you feel any better we had snow here about 3 weeks ago. Crazy weather. There has been more than one year where it has snowed on Halloween, so we ALWAYS wear warm costumes. ;)

Amanda said...

Snow flurries?! I know it sounds silly...but I am jealous! We don't have those here in Alabama :-)

The sillouettes turned out beautiful! It is very classy & classic. I would have never thought to use a sharpie.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love how those turned out. Beautiful!! I can't believe you cut them out!
Carrie

Sandy Toes said...

CAN I JUST SAY THANK YOU! I have two of these done for my older kids but couldn't find anyone for my youngest...I think I will try this...yeah!! you are great!!
-sandy toes

Darlene said...

WOW those turned out GREAT!! You did a wonderful job with them.

SNOW????? WOW!!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Very clever! :) These turned out great!

duchess said...

Turned out beautiful. I love classic looks.

Emily said...

I just love your blog! You have such great ideas and actually give the links and instructions so we can do them too! Great idea using the a sharpie!

Bugzmommy said...

Oh what a great idea for the Silhouettes! I have been wanting to do some of my kiddos and I think I will try it your way! Thanks for sharing...oh and snow flurries...I am a bit jealous...I live in Texas where it is still quite warm! In fact our Halloween forecast is for a high of 80 degrees!

Shannon said...

Hard to imagine snow right now...

Love the silhouettes! I have been wanting to try this for awhile now. Yours look great!

Gray Matters said...

Such a clever idea with the Sharpie - a little boutique down the road does silhouettes for kids while you shop for the "low" price of $50 a piece! Love how sophisticated and classy they look.

Sam said...

Those turned out great. It's really making me want to try this. I guess I have to add it to my to-do list that never seems to shrink.

Holly said...

Can I justifyably be jelous of snow?? i THINK i AM!! I really love the silhouettes. You did a great job.

Gigi said...

I'm DYING to do silhouettes of my grandbabies before those sweet little profiles change. Thanks for the inspiration. I can not believe you did that intricate cutting without using specialty scissors. Amazing.
I wish I knew a way to do them with Photoshop and just print them out. There's got to be a way but it would take me a week to figure it out!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

GREAT Job and good idea for "stealing!" LOL

Thank you!

Blessings,

Sher

Queen Bean said...

they look great especially with the wider mats. i did one of my dog. deana

Ms. Tee said...

So cute! I love Sharpies, too. :)

Kari said...

That is fantastic! I love the simplicity and duh factor of what you did - I never would have thought of that and I have been wanting to do silhouettes of my kids for some time. Problem is, my younger one is 17 months old - not likely to stay still for a picture. But you get my bravo for being so creative - I will definitely keep this in mind for when the kids get a wee bit older.

-Kari

ThriftyDecorChick said...

I have got to try this. I was going to send a picture away and pay like $60...but I couldn't bring myself to do it. So glad I didn't!!
:)

Our Complete Family said...

Oh my goodness I can't believe you cut those out girl! That is a task in and of itself! Snow flurries? Holy molly it was shorts and tshirt weather in St Louis today if you can believe that! Happy almost Halloween to you~ Les

Laurel MacD said...

YOu always have great ideas - I can't believe you cut them out. I'm going to try it.

Valarie said...

Thats a cool way of doing that!

Joan said...

Sigh..where were you eight months ago before I paid big $$$s to have my grandson's silhouette done by a "professional" -- and it doesn't even look like him! I'm going to try this one myself. Thanks!

Katie said...

These silhouettes are beautiful!! I am loving your blog!