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.
These pieces are so beautiful and precisely made that there is only a satisfying, plush sensation as the pieces slide into place. This makes puzzles a visceral experience as well as a pleasing visual one. I have not been a puzzle lover - I've now bought 4 of these. Doing them all before giving them as gifts! These are so fun to do with others.
This puzzle is worth every penny. We have done a few wooden puzzles from various companies and this is probably my favourite one. I love the fact that these are Canadian artists and images and all the fun pieces are so well done. I know these puzzles are expensive but they are such a pleasure to do and there is something about a wooden puzzle that people can't help themselves from trying to piece it together. It is also nice to find wooden puzzles with a larger piece count since we do puzzles quite a bit the smaller piece ones are finished so quickly but this is the perfect level of challenge. I definitely have my eye on other puzzles and can't wait to be able to order them.
Beautiful puzzle and loads of fun
My son loves dinos and the Alberta badlands is so spectacular that I had to get this piece. This is my first Stumpcraft set and it was so much fun to build. It was pricey but a beautiful work of art that is 100% worth it, imo.
Beautiful, Fun, Surprising
The craftsmanship of this puzzle is the first thing you’ll notice, the pieces are just beautiful. The color is vibrant and it was just a pleasure to solve. This is a really fun puzzle to put together and now my favorite from this brand… above and beyond whimseys, I was sad to complete it!