Wednesday, October 20, 2010

SILHOUETTES

 I don't know about you lovelies but every time is see

a silhouette of children I drool.

I love the classic element it adds to a family picture wall.

So as soon as I saw that my friend Kellie at This Blessed Nest was having a

Silhouette Party I knew I had to get busy and made one of my own kids.

I missed the first party but better late than never,

or that is what I keep telling myself.



Here is what I ended up with after a couple of tries (will go over that in a few).  I knew I wanted a ribbon bow and a printed background for a updated twist on the classic design.  I am very happy with the modern, girly feel they have and can't wait to add them to our family photo wall,
but that is a project for another day.

So here is what I learned!!!!
I planned on doing this back at the beginning of Summer and took pictures of the girls while there hair was still long. 



My goal was to show all their curls and put the bow on the side, mistake.
Do NOT try this, it was awful, my beautiful girls ended up looking like blobs.

So back to the drawing board,
I decided to put their hair up today and try again.





This gave me the look I wanted and I am so pleased.
So glad I started over.

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13 comments:

Kalleen at Second Street said...

I love them. It's amazing how a silhouette can capture their beauty. You did a fabulous job. thanks for the tips.
Kalleen

The Pennington Point said...

They're gorgeous! And the silhouettes are nice too. :) Lisa~

Amy Sullivan said...

I love silhouettes. They remind me of growing up because my little sister and I had ours hanging in a hallway at our house.

Bounced over from HCB. Nice meeting you!

this blessed nest said...

oh, how i love this.

i completely understand the trial & error for making these. i love the 3-D of the ribbon. their silhouettes are just precious. they turned out gorgeous.

thank you as always for linking up to the party & being so supportive.

2 more days...
:)

Jane said...

These turned out so cute!!! I really love the background paper - makes them pop! And the 3-D bows are such a unique touch. The girls have beautiful profiles!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

These bring back such good memories as my parents had these of us. But the bows are wonderful additions. So cute. I really need to do this for my daughter. Thank you!

Meg said...

SO CUTE! I love the bows you added! And that hair---so long and beautiful! What a fun silhouette!

I'm having a fun giveaway going on now! Hope you can check it out! http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/10/another-giveaway-for-you.html

Jemsmom said...

Those are fantastic! I am going to have to do one of my Jemma! You should check out my Haunted House post and see my silhouettes! Nobody from my family, but very fun!!!

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

I just love silhouettes!! These turned out super cute...love the ribbon!

Robin said...

I'm the same way about silhouettes but I have yet to make one of my girls. Very fun idea to add the ribbon for their hair. I like it alot.

craftymamablog said...

I absolutely love the way this turned out! The ribbon was a great touch.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh I love this idea! Yours are the best ones that I have seen! Fabulous job!

Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique said...

Love the way this turned out the ribbon touch is awesome!

I would love it if you linked this to Sew Crafty Saturday over at Sew Chic and Unique
http://sewchicandunique.com/2010/10/sew-crafty-saturday-6/

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