Thursday, August 18, 2011

Trains, Boats, and Automobiles - QKR Stampede Blog Hop I think the movie was called Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, but you get the Welcome to the QKR Stampede Blog Hop. Our theme this time is boys - trains, boats, and cars. If you arrived here from DAWN'S blog, then you are on the right track (get it...track...ha ha...yeah I know it is bad humor). If you just arrived here, please head back to the QKR Stampede Blog and start from the top of the hop order. Well...if you are ready, I will share my project with you. A couple weeks ago, I showed you this photo......and I said to stay tuned to see what I do with these little blocks. Well today is the day! Here is the pieces I used for this project... The blocks I got at AC Moore, and PP is from my LSS. The whimsical looking red train is from the back side of the PP (the one with all the little trains), and the other image is the Train from the QKR Stampede store. This image actually comes in a couple different sizes, but this is the
bigger of them. Ok...onto the next stage. I colored in the train image with markers. I did a very simple coloring job on this one because of what I was making with it. Then I got to work. I grabbed my Modge Podge, a brush, and and xecto knife. I brushed the Modge Podge onto the back of the papers, and "glued" them down to the blocks.

This next photos shows you a little bit more of the blocks before they were cut apart. After each side was dry, I would slice the blocks apart using the blade. SIDE NOTE: If I were to do this again, I think I would cut my papers just slightly smaller then the area I was covering...due to over lapping. Or, I would have actually cut them into little 1" pieces and gluing each square separately. BUT...this worked okay for me this way. is a glimpse of what I had when I was done. I covered all the sides of the blocks. is the side with the QKR Stampede Train image... And here is what it looks like when the PUZZLE is all put together!
Pretty cool huh? I think I will try doing something like this again soon. I really like how it turned out. What a great gift idea for a little boy. Now I think I need to go whip up a little case to put this I have an idea....but we will save that for another day. For now I must send you off to the next stop on the Blog Hop route. Head on over and see what...

...has in store for you. Thanks for stopping by!


Dawnll said...

Oh my word this is an amazing gift idea- love your use of the train!!!
Thanks for the heads up ,all the links are now correct-so sorry

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....incredible 3D too

Kristie Maynard said...

Great job, Jessica! Wonderful project.