Country Pumpkins Jigsaw Puzzle

Brand: Standout Puzzles

Title: Country Pumpkins

Artist: Anita Skinner

Pieces: 750

Size: 18" x 24"

Overall Experience:  Great

Cut Quality:    Great

Board Quality: Great

Shape Cut: Random and size

Image Quality: Brush strokes

Hardest Area: Wagon/wheels/barrels

Puzzle Dust? medium

Finish Quality: Smooth  matte

Box Quality: Solid tube-tin

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes

Was this purchased new? no

Price: Sent for review

Recommend Level: High

Time: 10 hours


Assembly

I did my usual sorting routine.

1. Sorting to locate all  the outside border pieces, while....

2. Placing the pieces into the 'general-color' piles. 

3. Then I carried on with a second round of sorting (similar colors sorted by shades/patterns) while placing the pieces flat out on the poster boards. 

The border was not to be completed at the beginning this time due to the puzzle shapes - it will get worked in during progress.

In actuality the border was not complete until very close to the end.

The Standout Falling Stars jigsaw puzzle has VERY random cut pieces and some are quite small. It was tricky to determine the entire border but that is typical for this die-cut pattern.

The sky seemed to be the best place for 'take off' so I started there. Then I determined the most outstanding colors to be blue, red and yellow. That way the buildings could be built upon. Being that the artwork is brush-strokes most of the assembly is done by colors and shapes.

Most of the shrubbery, pumpkins and extra landscape was second last and the big main tree was the last area assembled.

Comments

The matte finish is always nice on these puzzles. As is the cut and quality of Standout jigsaw puzzles. Since the puzzle is sold in a tube-like container, an insert image/poster is included inside the container which is most helpful. (shown below)

As part of their marketing feature,  Standout includes (in a separate little bag) 5 extra pieces to mix within the pieces. I transferred the pieces from the container into an empty puzzle box for sorting.

Once I got into the groove of the image the rest of the experience was terrific! 

You can see from these close up photos just how colorful this Artist Anita Skinner creates her fine contemporary art. She has an incredible amount of artwork displayed online CLICK HERE  

To buy the Standout Falling Stars jigsaw puzzle or to see more from this company please CLICK HERE as I highly recommend them!

The above jigsaw puzzle(s) have been added to my Puzzle Hobby Tracker 

I am in the process of recording all my past jigsaw puzzles that I still have for my walls and all my current puzzles.

Then I have the TO DO list that I am adding from my collection. 



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