Saturday, May 22, 2010

Silhouette Addiction

I wasn't kidding when I told you recently I have a silhouette addiction ;)- LOL. I've been up to a few more silhouette projects that I thought I would share. I made this frame to place on our entry table- Made the same way I did Here.

And this (one of my fav. projects to date) was made in much the same way. Here's what I did on this baby;
.Printed out a profile pic. just like I did with the other silhouette's

. Cut out the profile pic. and traced it onto cardstock

. Cut out the traced profile pic. with an exacto knife

**When you are done cutting out the profile you should be left with a stenciling template that looks like this:
LOL- when I went to take a pic. of this step my sweet lil girl was right funny :)

. Tape the stencil you just created to your fabric and then paint inside the template

**Note** Make sure to put a piece of cardstock, cardboard, or some other object that you don't mind getting paint on between your fabric layers as the paint may seep through (I use a plastic cheapo placemat)

. If you would like to add a sentiment/name as I did create a stencil with your cricut (or use a stencil template you may already have) and apply paint in the same manner as you did with the profile pic.

Of course I had to add a bow like I did on my other silhouette projects :) On this one I created a fun little burlap flower layered with some fabric and tulle

And... done- such a C-U-T-E addition to add to your home- I'm so in love :) Now what else can I do with a silhouette ;)
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Fleur de Bee said...

LOVE THIS!!! I do this with pillowcases but have never done a silhouette! Thanks so much for such a beautiful idea and the eye candy!

xo Molly

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

The crisp silhouette on the background is lovely and the hair ribbon and embellishment puts it over the top. So pretty and so clever!

Beverly @ said...

I love the silhouette on the burlap and the little ribbon is tooo sweet. Lovely pillow!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Gorgeous pillow! Love how you made the edges. Great tutorial! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stephanie Lynn said...

Hi Heather! Just wanted to let you know I’ll be featuring your pillow today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like! Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase! Hope to see you again next week! ~ Stephanie Lynn said...

Very cute! I love the little ribbon accent. Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

LaKeta said...

This is beautiful! Found your blog on "under the table and dreaming"...very nice!

Andrea said...

That really looks nice! I really need to get busy on my silhouettes!

Maria Gridley said...

Wow so many great ideas with silhouettes! Im a BIG fan of Silhouettes and cameos.. they remind me of the Victorian era. ♥ ahh lol and I was actually starting my own kids silhouettes a couple days ago, for my sitting room (which is a victorian theme). Now that ive seen your ideas I may have to use them!!

ALSO I LOVE that pic of you holding the silhouette stencil with your beautiful little girl looking up at you! It actually looks really cool.. and made me think it would be a really good idea to do that with a photo. Like have a photo as large as the silhouette stencil and stencil the silhouette out of the photo. SO you have the best of both worlds.. and photo of your little one, in the shape of her own silhouette! :)

Did that make sense? haha Hope so.. in my mind it did. LOL Anyways. great post.. I found you through craftaholics anonymous. And Im following now!! :)

Suzanne said...

This is such a sweet idea. I just love it!

Alyssa said...

The pillow is really adorable.
Great job!


Nestlings said...

I have a silhouette addiction too! Great job, the pillow is adorable.

The Harris Family said...

Beautiful pillow. I love the headband you added.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

LOVE this sweet little pillow! What an awesome project to save in my file...thanks for sharing. And thanks for linking up with us over at The CSI Project!