I don't know how it began, but I have an obsession with all things silhouette.
Thankfully, I also have a long standing friendship with GIMP, a freeware that is similar to Photoshop. After I spent a ton of time online researching all the different children's silhouettes out there, I was able to whip up a couple portraits of my own rugrats.
I've also become quite taken with digital scrapbooking paper. Love that stuff! It's so inexpensive, emailed to me within a day (usually from Etsy), and I can use it over and over again.
Here are the silhouettes I made for the twins' room:
The silhouettes were made in GIMP by tracing an actual profile picture I took of them when they were 12 months old. Then, I just added some cute digital paper and frames! It was very simple!
I wish I could have taken a good photo of the pictures hanging on either side of the window, but unfortunately the light in their room is not ideal for that shot. Here's a pic of them framed:
I'm thinking about redoing Finn's picture and filling in the space behind his silhouette with green as well. Although I like the look of it individually, it definitely looks like it's missing something when next to Lulu's silhouette.
I loved making these. I might have to make a few silhouette ornaments for the Christmas tree this year. Is it too early to start on Christmas decor?!?