Monday, September 13, 2010

Modified Scene Silhouettes by Judy Jackson

My husband and I have the pleasure of grandchildren. While we had our own three children and we enjoyed them very much -- those of you who are grandparents know there is just something special about grandchildren! My youngest grandchild is a boy - Ruben - and he lives with his Mommy and Daddy in Sighisoara, Romania. His parents are missionaries there. So we do not get to see them very often -- but Skype is a wonderful tool!
His second birthday is coming soon and he loves trains. So what could more appropriate than a train card for his second birthday. I used a stencil to create the clouds first and the grass with two different shades of green at the bottom. The train track is a roller wheel stamp. All of the cars of the train are stamped and then cut out and layered on the track on the inside.
There is an accordion fold in the middle so the card can stand up. (Those are not mountains as you might think but a shadow from scanning -- I think I need to clean my scanning bed.) This train scene reminds me of a children's book named Freight Train by Donald Crews. It is a perfect book for toddlers as there are very few words on a page and it is bright and colorful.
I masked the train, added the trees and sponged them to fill in color and to add some depth. I stamped some cattails with first, second and third generation stamping to add interest and some perspective.
Stamp credits are Stampin' Up, Inkadinkado (greeting in the inside), and Stampscapes.
I hope Ruben enjoys his birthday card! Gramma sure enjoys Ruben!
Happy stamping to all of you!
Judy Jackson