Some Silouhette "fun"

Nine years ago, we were at Disney with my son and had a silhouette done. From that point on I have always been in love with "silhouettes". I have ones of people I don't even know but they "tickle" me happy.

A couple of months ago, I saw a blogger who had "large" silhouettes of her children on her mantle over the fireplace. Well, last week, I was at a "store" and found the greatest large frames for my master bedroom {I am sprucing it up a bit} and thought they would look "perfect". Then as I was checking out...it was like a "lightbulb" moment. I could do silhouettes of my kids..BIG ONES.... I was so excited I called my girlfriend in line while paying for them.
{Yes, I am that lady who talks on the cellphone in line and everyone gives evil looks to..it's me!}

This weekend....my kids and I went into my craft room..turned off the lights....used a flashlight...and drew some face silhouettes. My kids were full of questions and couldn't understand why I was doing this.

After some tracing, cutting, matting....and some ribbon {that is something I added but like}..it was done!

What do you all think? My bedroom is black, floral and "sandy" walls....I think This is Just Fun!This Works For Me....check out all the other wonderful ideas here!

72 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh I love it!! How clever are you?! ;) And those frames are Fabulous!!! Great job, now can you come and do some of those for me?

:)rachel

Lynn said...

They look so great. I love the addition of the ribbon, what a pretty accent. Several years ago I did life size silouhettes of my girls as a Christmas gift for the great-grands and wish I had thought of adding ribbon as a finishing touch.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I love it...This is my first visit to your blog and I love it....We are headed to Disney in 2 weeks and I think I will have one done of my daughter and her boys....hope you will visit me and meet Jack and Parker.

Liz said...

They turned out great! I have never seen them done with the ribbons. So clever!

Paula said...

That's really cute! and what clever thinking :) I also really love the bows.

Becky said...

I. MUST. DO. THIS!

They may not be as fancy... I'll post the finished project :-D

I'm SOOOOOoooo excited!

April said...

Oh, wow! I love how they look! Those frames are the perfect finishing touches! I love the ribbons in the hair, too! How cute is that? Any particular paper that you used for tracing? I'd really like to give it a try myself!

Mrs. S. said...

What a cute idea!

Darlene said...

I LOVE those!!! What a great idea and those frames are perfect for them! LOVE the little ribbon touches in the girls' hair.♥

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love it!!!
That is something I have never done-love the ribbon-so you, so perfect!

Sarah said...

Those look so great! You did an amazing job and I bet they look perfect in your bedroom.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love them. You are so clever!!!

At Home In Georgia said...

Very nice! They are so classic and they look beautiful together on the wall.

Astrid said...

How very clever!

Julie said...

Great Job!!!!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

Very nice! The frames look just right with your cuties!

~Kim

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Love them~ Love the frames!!

Lindsey said...

So cool!!! Love love love the frames!!

the undomesticated wife said...

Girl, those turned out great!

Melissa Lester said...

Those frames look like they were just made for your project! You did a great job cutting the silhouettes. Maybe you could start a side business!

Life with Kaishon said...

Those frames are adorable! I LOVE your creativity! If it helps you be more creative to talk in line, well then GO AHEAD : ). Look at what you made! Fantastic!

Montee said...

Pretty, pretty! I like how you added the bows. I love silouhettes too. My mother had one of me and one of my sister. I found an old one in my grandparent's basement and have it hanging up. It's small and of a man and woman.

ParisPink said...

Those are awesome!

Carrie said...

Wow great job they look so good!

Smelling Coffee said...

How very beautiful! I love the touch of ribbon, too. Incredible job, Sandy Toe!

Annikke said...

I love those! I am getting ready to do some of my kids too, but I was going to go smaller. I like the look of the bigger ones so I might change my route!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

How Clever! I love this idea. Great Work.

blessedmomto7 said...

LOVE IT-great minds! I'm doing the EXACT SAME THING HERE! You will see it on my blog soon too LOL!

Bahama Shores Mama said...

Adorable! I've yet to do the silhouttes with my children, but you may have spurred me on. Thanks

Jill said...

Precious!!! Great job!- looks amazing!

Ruthanne said...

What a great idea! I love the ponytails with the ribbon - cute. :D

Tara said...

Absolutely adorable and the fact that you did it yourself, even more adorable! Love the addition to your room, very personal~

Blue Castle said...

I love them! I think it makes them so much more darling that you made them big and used those frames. Awesome. :)

Anonymous said...

NICE you have talent sunriseside

Joanna said...

I have always wanted to do a silhouette, just never thought that I could...I should just break down and at least try it.

lailani said...

oooh! I like that! Very nice - boy did they turn out great!

theArthurClan said...

Oh my stinkin' heck - these are wonderful Sandy Toes!! My bedroom is done in a toile pattern with black and maroon accents and these would be perfect.

What an inspiration you are!

amy said...

These are great! And they look so do-able... I am often intimidated by "big art projects"... but thise looks so fun... I have two darling little boys (with giant heads) and I think I'll give these to myself for Mother's Day! :)
Thanks for sharing!

Joy said...

Lovin that idea. They look great.
Perfect frames to go along wit them.

Joy

jennykate77 said...

I think they look AMAZING!! You did such a good job!

LuLu said...

Can you rush over and show me how to do this!!! Or you can do it for me and I'll make you a starbucks latte!! :) hee hee They look beautiful! I love them in your room... very elegant! The cell phone part cracked me up... i so do that too {even if my hubby is with me and I need to tell someone who will be just as excited as i am} he is shocked that I can't believe I'm calling someone over my thrill!
LuLu

Jboo said...

Oh my -- you are so talented!! Those look great!!

Janet

Together We Save said...

Love these. I love how you added the ribbon. So cute.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Those are adorable! The ribbon is a beautiful touch and one I wouldn't have thought of doing. LOVE them!

~ Sarah

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

i LOVE it!!! they look amazing! what a great idea! you did such a great job they are sooo cute!!!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I love them! You did an amazing job!
Been thinking about your little one, hoping and praying she is so much better!

Robin~♥

Angie said...

Love them! You picked out the perfect frames too!

Amy in Ohio said...

Those are terrific - when can I send P up so you can do hers too?! LOL!!

Michelle said...

oh my goodness! those are beautiful!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I can't decide if my favorite thing is that you did them lifesize, or that you added the ribbon! PS - Did your friend get some?

Restyled Home said...

These are beautiful!! You made a lucky score with those frames...they are gorgeous! Great job...don't you love something all the more when you make it yourself?!

Cheers,
Linda

Candice said...

This is adorable, I wish I could get my kids to sit still that long.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Sandy Toes,
How do you do it?
How do you think or even have the time to be this creative?
I LOVE the silouhettes!!! They are great, definitely a lifetime
keeper.
The frames are perfect!
Your jealous best friend, Lindy

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hey Sandy Toe,
My son in the photo on my blog is 17 years old (our youngest) ~ I think this little accident may slow him down for a week or two!
Robin~♥

Pixeltrash said...

LOVE those! I want some frames like that so I can do it too!

I always see your comments on some of my favorite blogs that I follow. I finally clicked on your name and came to see your blog. LOVE it! You are really talented and I'm going to follow for sure!

Tami

carolinagirl said...

Very well done! I love those frames!!!!

Mom Mavis said...

WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!!! I'm trying to think how to do the same!

Kristy said...

Oh my gosh I love them!!!! Great job!!! They are reall good!!!

Love, Kristy

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You are SO good!! These are fantastic....I love the frames and the silouhette's.....they are perfect for your bedroom!!

Great job!

Lisa

Femin Susan said...

Love it!You are very clever.:)Those frames are gorgeous!Good job.
Cheers!

The Blonde Duck said...

So Victorian and elegant! I like it!

Julie said...

Wow! Those look amazing! I would never have even thought of trying to do those on my own.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

oh I keep wanting to do this with my kids!! Love it!

D. Marie said...

OMG!!! These are awesome! I love the ponytails and the little bows!! How cute are these...you're very talented Sandy!

new every morning said...

Wow! Those are beautiful!!!

We are THAT Family said...

These are awesome! I have an itching to try some new ones!

Dawn said...

these are really beautiful! what a wonderful addition!

shopannies said...

what a great idea especialy for mothers day gifts thanks for sharing

Jerralea said...

I love those! And the frames you picked were totally perfect!

Kacey R. said...

You amaze me! These are FABULOUS and I LOVE the little bows you put in the girls' hair. Precious! Great job Miss Thang!

Kirby3131 said...

I love the ribbon that you added - you made it fun! Great job!

JoDraven03@hotmail.com said...

Thank you very much! I will try my hand at this because I think it will make a great present for my in-laws anniversary in July.