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Mother's Day Silhoutte

the path less traveled market: Mother's Day Silhoutte


Mother's Day Silhoutte

I saw this idea a while ago over on Prudent Baby and tucked it away in the back of my head to use for Mother's Day.
The ladies over on Prudent Baby used the idea to make artwork from pics of Zoo animals, but I thought it might be a fun and different way to do the silhouette of Emma that I am trying to give to my mom each Mother's Day. It turned out to be pretty easy (and fun! I haven't messed around with water colors in a while!).
The hardest part was getting a clear profile photo of Emma. She was sooooooo busy that morning. :) I finally just turned on the TV and sat next to her with the camera, waiting for her to stop "telling" me about everything she saw and just "zone".
Also, I didn't have any watercolor paper on hand so I just used some heavyweight textured scrapbooking paper. It worked fine, but I think watercolor paper might have been just a little nicer. I'm sure Mom - Grammie - will love it anyway!
If you'd like one yourself, I have a listing for custom silhouettes over on Etsy.

I was about to toss out the scrap that I had used for the template and then decided to tape it up instead. Pretty cute! And I get to keep and enjoy it, too. :)

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Blogger Cheryl said...

Sweet and nice you get to enjoy the "scrap" version too. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday!

May 11, 2010 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

What a creative way to update a classic idea! Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower. Come visit me. I'm having a giveaway! Happy Wednesday! :o)

July 14, 2010 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Sachiko said...

So sweet! I love how it looks with the clock! Thank you for visiting my link party!

July 18, 2010 at 12:53 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

Just found your blog via Pinterest. I love it when that happens. I have to tell you I pinned the picture of your clock. I have never loved a clock like I love that one. Details on where I could score one similar?

p.s. That Robert Frost poem changed my life many many years ago.

Chris Loves Julia

July 13, 2011 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger lizibeth said...

Julia, thanks so much! :)

I got the clock from Crate and Barrel about 3 years ago because it reminded me of one that my Gramma used to have. They don't seem to carry it anymore, but maybe you could find one like it on ebay or something? The closest thing they have to it right now is this one:

Also, I found this blog post that featured some clocks that are similar:

I hope that helps! <3

July 13, 2011 at 6:14 PM  

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