Whew! I was worried I wouldn't get these finished in time for my JMSM.
When my nieces were here at Christmas time I took profile pictures of them as a part of my plan to make silhouettes for their parents for Valentine's Day. I think they turned out rather good. I tried to do them in Photoshop with a lasso tool, but I didn't have enough time to figure out how to do it that way. I may try again in the future. Instead I re-sized my photos and printed them onto a heavier paper to use as a template. After I cut the girls out I traced the cut-out design onto black paper with a white pencil and cut that out. I haven't gotten frames for them yet so the edges of the silhouettes are a bit fuzzy where they aren't flat on the white paper. I had intended to use 5x7 frames, but I think I may have to go with oval frames since the ponytail on my youngest niece pokes out pretty far. All-in-all I'm happy. It was a quick project with great results.
These are the photos I used for the silhouettes:
I suppose I could have made things easier by having them pose in front of a solid wall, but I was trying to be inconspicuous. Nevertheless, I know my brother and sister-in-law will pleased. Valentine's Day can't get here fast enough.