Badlands to the Bone by Julie deBoer
Artist: Julie deBoer
Puzzle Designer: Jasen Robillard
Dimensions: 40 cm x 33 cm
Piece Count: 551
Difficulty: 4 out of 5
Julie is known for her use of bold color and sharp contrast in her prairie and foothills inspired art. It was her dynamic skies that drew me to her work and ultimately led to a local artist collaboration. After sharing a few HDR photos for inspiration Julie was able to meld the bold fluidity depicted in her cloud-filled skies, into the earth-bound landscapes seen in typical Alberta Badlands morphology.
Beyond the creation of a stunning art piece, our goal was to provide a backdrop for a dinosaur-themed puzzle. The experience of solving a StumpCraft jigsaw puzzle is very much akin to that of a paleontologist. Enjoy sifting through the dinosaur bones and see how many species you can recognize and discover!
Read more about this design at our Deep Dive Design Blog.
Made in Canada.
Incredible puzzle, 10/10!
I am truly stunned by my puzzle from StumpCraft. I received it as a gift from my sister and now I'm obsessed with the brand. I love that they are a Canadian company and it's so fun that the pieces smell like a campfire! 1. Quality - This puzzle is such great quality, I have no concerns about the image lifting like some lower-quality puzzles, because the image is directly printed on the piece. It's durable and the pieces are thick, not like a typical cardboard-backed puzzle. In addition, there's no "dust" that results from this puzzle, which is always nice! 2. Difficulty - Their larger puzzles may not be for beginners, this took me a while to complete and I consider myself to be an intermediate puzzler. The whimsy cut adds a layer of difficulty, paired with the more abstract design, it is definitely challenging in a good way! For those who find themselves getting bored halfway through a puzzle - this will NOT happen with this one! 3. Enjoyment - This is my new favourite puzzle! I have done hundreds and this brand takes the cake. There's a little scavenger hunt for whimsy pieces to look for and a whim-wham to be completed as well. I feel like I can complete this puzzle multiple times and not get bored of it, there's always an added layer of novelty. By far the best puzzle brand I have ever come across, StumpCraft will be getting my business in the future for a long time to come!
So much fun and beautifully cut pieces, that make up larger pictures throughout the puzzle. Highly recommend
Awesome high quality puzzle. Stumpcraft is my favorite puzzle company.
Favourite puzzle - a real heirloom!
An absolute joy to make. Such a pleasing cut with so many detailed and appropriate whimsies to seek out. Beautiful colours and artwork to admire to. Make sure you turn it over me check out ll the whimsies too. Just had to have this one on the wooden casket - makes it even more special.
Great puzzle! I gave it as a gift and got to help put it together! Fun!