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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

DIY Silhouette

Ok, so I have succumb to the silhouette craze. I've been seeing it every where so I figured, why not give it a try.

My muse...


I pulled Riley's picture into my Silhouette program, traced her out and had my Silhouette do the rest of the work for me {you could do this in Photoshop OR print your image out on paper, cut it out and then trace it on black paper}. I decided I liked the look of the reverse silhouette, so I kept her outline.


This was the hardest part. I am a book lover by nature. Though I have succumb to the silhouette craze, I have not fallen into the Kindle or Nook craze. So, when I decided to use a dictionary page for Riley's body, I had to fight through everything in my nature to actually cut a page out of a book.


Any guesses what page I used?


And there it is proudly on display with her first dog collar and Marley and Me {which if you've read any of my previous Riley posts, you'll understand how fitting that is}.


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17 comments:

  1. I loved that you used a dictionary page, that is very creative! Looks great! : )

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    1. Thanks for your feedback...Not as cute as the version you did of your boys!

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  2. Love it, pinning it! We don't have dogs, so maybe a kid project in the works for me:)

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    1. Jessica, thanks for pinning! I can't wait to see your kid version :)

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  3. This is so neat! Luv how you used the page for dogs as your silhouette.

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  4. I am in the process of doing one of these with each of my kids on it! It was a long process for me because I had to find the perfect frames(oval) and get good side pics to cut out and trace! Doing the dog is a good idea too! It looks so cute! :)

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    1. The oval frames definitely give the silhouette a vintage look. I am sure, when you complete your silhouettes, they'll look wonderful!

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  5. So cute and made even better by the use of a dictionary page!

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

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  6. This is SO sweet! I love the page behind it! Thanks so much for sharing this at our link party this week! I can't wait to see what you are up to next!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  7. i so love all your posts , I have been reading and learning since yesterday , you are super duper awesome Lady !!!! thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas , i am thrilled to find you ,,, have a pink rainbow day
    kindest regards
    georgia from ohio

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  8. Love the way it turned out, and love the idea of using the dictionary page!
    Your blog is chalk full of great posts & ideas!
    Debbie :)

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  9. this looks great!! i am working on some silhouettes this week and finding this post on your site was timely! blessings friend!

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