Friday, 11 June 2010

Birthday present for my other half - from the kids

Hello bloggers,

Yesterday was my husbands birthday and I wanted to give him a nice present from the kids as well. And Nichole Heady from PTI has given me the perfect inspiration! She made silhouette pictures of her kids and let them sign their names under it, then framed it. I did exactly that but instead of a picture frame each I bought one of those that hold 3 pictures in a row in apertures.
The kids cooperated very well despite them being still quite young and this is the result:





Jacob had a little help from me writing his name (after all he is only 3...) and Paul wrote the Happy Birthday-part in the middle.
One thing I didn't do as per Nichole's tutorial is the actual cutting part. I couldn't get a good enough photo of my boys in front of the white wall because the lighting in the place wasn't that great, so I went to Photoshop and fiddled quite a bit and made it into a black and white Silhouette right in the application. And then I just converted it into a cut file for my cricut and let the machine do the hard work for me.
I was really pleased with the outcome and hubbie loved it, too! Result ;-)

11 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Alex
This is fabulous what a great gift i bet there dad was over the moon,
Hugs Dianne xx

Lynn said...

Brilliant idea it looks good. I'm sure your hubby was pleased with it.

Lynn x

annies place said...

What a wonderful gift, a perfectly lovely idea
Ann x

jan.angell said...

You are getting so far beyond ordinary card making! This is fabulous stuff (and too clever for me....)
Jan xx

Judi said...

What a great idea, Alex, and it obviously worked a treat. Do wish hubby a Happy Birthday from us.

Hugs

Judi xxxx

Stressed Stamper said...

Beautiful -something to treasure forever

Grenouille Greetings said...

What a fabulous present, Alex. You really must tell me how to convert a normal file into a cutting file as I am hankering after SCAL! Hugs, Lesley x

Kathleen said...

very clever! love it!

Sarah said...

Oh this is fantastic, what a lovely idea. Sarah x

jules said...

fabulous!!! what a great idea!!!

Alex said...

Wow: what a lovely gift idea! I bet your husband loved this :)

Thanks for sharing.

Alex x