Monday, January 20, 2014

Silhouette Pictures

Over the past couple years, my favorite baby shower gift has been homemade silhouette pictures. They are perfect because you can customize them to the colors and theme of the nursery. Some are very girly, some neutral and some boyish. Some like elephants, some dogs and some birds. I have done them all and love trying out the different shapes. You can do a single framed picture or double them up. For the Barbie head silhouettes I did for baby Lillie, we made a mix of 6. Turned out very fun!

The keys to a great silhouette picture are the shape and the paper. The shape is important because some things don't look right as a simple silhouette. I once cut out an elephant and when I was done cutting it all out, it looked like an awkward blob because the trunk wrapped up in a weird way. The paper can make or break your project. I like to do a textured solid color on the outside and a fun pattern as the background paper for the silhouette. Make sure the colors coordinate, and make sure they work with the room's color scheme. Looking at the bedding is a good way to capture the color scheme for the room if you are having a hard time.

Here are some of the fun silhouettes I have made in the past:

Very first one! Made for my cousin's baby, Addie. Love the flower print.

Hung up in her cute nursery. Fun to see them added to other fun prints.

Barbie heads created for fancy baby Lillie.

Elephants for my friend's baby Minnie and her elephant themed nursery.

Love how she collaged the wall!

"Tweet Tweets" as baby Lizzie likes to call them.

Cute and girly little nursey!

Girly birds for my friend's adorable baby Lindley.
Pink elephant was needed for little baby Lyla.

For Kelly's future baby (almost here!!!), I made silhouettes of her Lab and German Shepherd. Great way to incorporate your pet into a kid's room!

I like to use the cutout shape for the gift tag.
Photos via me and my fab friends with babies.
After giving my cousin Kelly her fun dog pictures on Saturday, I got some requests from her friends. I decided to start taking orders and eventually will work on getting an Etsy shop setup. For now, if you know someone that would love a silhouette or if you would love one yourself, use the contact form at the bottom of the page (or Facebook message me) and let me know what you are looking for. I can then let you know the pricing (and shipping estimate if you aren't local).

For fun, I decided to raffle off a custom made silhouette picture to one lucky winner! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Lots of Love,

1 comment:

  1. I love these things. You really should start selling them!


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