10 April 2009

simple silhouette how to

silhouettes of your babe can be made in seconds. here's how i did it.

i've been wanting a sweet silhouette of benji for months now. nothing is more precious than a profile. so i decided to give it a go, making up the steps as i went along. the one rule i set for myself was: aim for speed not perfection. it worked out nicely. i made two different sizes, one for frame and one for future baby scrapbook.

i took the photos after bath time and whipped the whole project together while benji napped the next morning. seriously simple. seriously fun. and since i've been told the easter bunny has a strict budget this year (cheap equals crafty resourcefulness) it will make a nice homemade from the heart easter gift for papa dan.


if only my hair could be so voluminous.


you can skip this photoshop step if you'd like. for speedier results simply print out your photo on copy paper and attach to black cardstock for snipping & silhouetting.




because it's the who not the what that matters in life.
happy easter weekend.

23 comments:

Tiffany said...

Genius! I love silhouettes!

southern daze said...

That's FANTASTIC!

Berta said...

BRILLIANT and so easy and a GREAT keepsake!

lucinda said...

love it! and much easier than i thought. thanks marta!

Hil said...

Adorable! I think I know what I'm going to do for Mother's Day this year...

Amy said...

Marta you always have such great ideas. I can't wait to do this!

Jamie said...

How crafty and adorable. I am going to save this in my book of ideas for when I have a babe of my own to silhouette.
P.S. Thank you for the nice comment on my blog the other day. It made me so happy!

Anne said...

so sweet! love it-

Tricia said...

AWESOME! *Ü*

Polly said...

marta- very cute idea, that first picture of benji looks just like you. he's always been one of your family, but that picture looks like when I used to tend you. very dejavu

made sweet said...

adorable! that's fantastic.

Powell Family said...

Thank you! I've had my photos taken for a month, but hadn't done the processing steps. I see this project getting done this weekend now!

ryne and danielle said...

so cute! I just did some a few weeks ago, and I love how easy they are! thanks for the fun post.

whit said...

only you could whip that up Mart..i remember talking about those and look you've done it perfectly!!! Dan's going to LOVE it.

Heather said...

i love silhouettes. i have them for each member of our family and framed in simple black frames on our wall! great tutorial!
thanks!

erin wilson said...

Love those eyelashes!!! What a fantastic tutorial!

amy williams said...

Brilliant...I can not wait to try this! I love silhouttes!

PS Just got my mini diaries. They are to die for...
Have a great weekend

Travelin'Oma said...

Picture perfect.

P.S. said...

Thanks for sharing your great ideas Mart. I'm in love with this!
Miss ya!

Dani said...

i think i'll use this for mother's day!

zakary said...

I am so doing this! He is a precious baby!

(And I wish I had your handwriting!)

sendingpostcards said...

amazing & beautiful... what a great idea!

Vintage Sandy said...

I love your silhouettes...I have photo shop but don't understand how to use the magic wand to get the black silhouette could you help? Thanks so much!

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