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May 13, 2013

The Silhouette Portrait Present

This year for Mother's day my siblings and I worked together to make a group project.  We started several weeks ago and bounced around a few ideas of getting our pictures put in a frame for my Mother. 

 Then one day I was snopping around Pinterest when I saw THIS card from Mr. Boddington's Studio.  I loved it and it inspired our next project.

I checked with all the siblings and they all agreed this would make an excellent gift for my mother.

Here's how we did it:
1st everyone sent their photo (taken against a white wall) to my sister who's a Pro at using Photoshop.  She took all our photos and made them into darling silhouettes-- and even added lovely falsy lashes (bless her).

If you don't have photoshop (or don't know how to use it, like me) you can visit this Blog.  She explains how to make silhouettes using the free program ipiccy.  I made this quick silhouette using ipiccy just to see if I could do it, using a picture of my cute son.

Once my sister had turned all our photos into silhouettes she sent them to me.  I put them all together and added the words, "You are well loved".

After I made the file, I uploaded it online sent it 5 states away to be printed right next to my Sister's house using FedEx.  She picked it up and found this cute frame.  Then she put everything together and some of my siblings got together and gave it to my mother for Mother's Day.

This project turned out so cute and it was so fun working all together, though some of us live far away from each other.

And my mother LOVED it.  

She loves bright colors and she was so surprised to have this sweet, colorful gift from all her children.


Lemonpeel said...

this is such a great idea!!!

Emily said...

LOVE THIS! It's a great crafty idea, and I can tell how much your mother loved it. A perfect project!

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