Tuesday, June 22, 2010

You Mean the World To Me

I have always wanted to have silhouettes of my family I ended up making them myself. I wanted to give my husband something different this year too. So, after about 100 self-timed shots of  myself (yes, kind of difficult to take pictures of myself and so that it is obvious I have my hand under my belly), trying to make the boys laugh, and then deciding which photos would make the best profile, I got to work. It really didn't take that long in the end to complete. Finished, it is in an 11x14 size photo frame. I could have put in Matt's silhouette as well, but decided not to risk him asking WHYYYY he had to take a smiling side profile shot. Instead I CASE'd a card I saw on Nichole Heady's blog for the last opening. After I stamped the trees, I used markers to fill in the leaves and a q-tip to color in the hills.
The boys and I chose our favorite colors for the panels each of our silhouettes was on, then we signed our names and ages (I also added in how many weeks pregnant I was at the time). I think after the baby is born I am going to have to come up with something, but not quite sure yet what I want to do. One of the best things I liked about this is that I already had everything but the frame on hand and it was started and completed in just a few hours.

Mat board: Martha Stewart (found on clearance at KMart over 1 year ago for 60 cents!! Don't you love when you find something like that??)
Glass Frame: Canopy
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Masculine Motifs, Fresh Alphabet
Ink: Palette- Noir Black, PTI- Simply Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening
Cardstock: PTI- Hawaiian Shores, Rustic Cream; Stampin' Up!- Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango; the teal cardstock is from Hobby Lobby
Other: White gel pen, Copics, Su! Markers, PTI Rustic Jute twine

1 comment:

  1. This is such a wonderful idea!!! I love that you dated it as well... what a fun thing to recapture year after year!


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