I decided last week that I would make a picture for my friend's little boy who we went to visit on Monday. Obviously he's Thomas mad and his bedroom is Thomas themed so it wasn't hard deciding what theme to use! The 12 x 12 box frame was a purchase from Wilkinson's for approx £7.00. They were a good £14.99 in Hobbycraft last time I looked!I have used a colouring page as a template for Thomas. I printed out his face onto grey card and then paper pieced the white of his eyes and the mouth. The rest of Thomas is all individually cut out in sections, edged with ink and taped together. It did take quite a while but I think it was worth it! I've used quite a lot of foam pads as I wanted to give it as much depth as I could. I made the background paper using one of the standard patterns in paint shop pro. The train track around the edge is printed onto acetate and then fixed to some yellow ribbon with the eyelets.
I wasn't quite sure what to do with the background, so in the end decided to go with the simplest idea of some grass hills! I've made a couple of tickets, which I've personalised and mounted. I wasn't quite sure where to stick them. Spent ages moving them around, in the end I just had to stick them down, but I think they ended up in the best place! To finish it off, I've used my sizzix alphabet to cut out his name, which I've then layered and cut out by hand! I then stuck the name onto the frame itself rather than adding it to the picture.