Thursday, May 2, 2019

In the Corn Field with Purple Onion Designs' Sunny Meadow Fair Collection

Purple Onion Designs is celebrating it's new stamp release by Stacy Yacula.  There is a discount for the bundled set of the full collection going on now until May 15th.  I am excited to share a card that takes us to the cornfield and beyond:

I started by coloring a background of fields in the distance, then created a dirt hill for the corn field.  The corn was colored and cut several times, along with one scarecrow.  The corn was adhered directly on the background, but the scarecrow is on foam adhesive.  The fence and sunflowers were colored and cut as a front panel on foam adhesive.  The Chicken and chicks are also colored, cut, and adhered with foam adhesive 

Every summer growing up, my family would take a seven hour drive from the Chicagoland area to Southern Illinois to visit my dad's family.  On those long trips we would pass miles and miles of corn.  The saying goes, "knee-high by the fourth of July", which was a way of measuring how well the crops were growing.  My dad would take a puff from his pipe, exhale, and mistakenly say, "The corn is knee-high by July the fourth."  As kids, you can be sure that we wouldn't forget it, we always laughed and laughed, repeated it a million times, and it became our new saying, even to this day.  So funny what one remembers from childhood.
Stamps:  Purple Onion Design Fence, Scarecrow, Corn Stalks, Sunflowers, Hen, Chicks
Copics:  E21,23,25,40,41,42,43,44,47,49,50,51,53,55,57 G12,14,17,20,21,24,40,43, YG01,03,06,11,61,63, C1,2,4,6,7, YR14,18,23,27, R05,08, Y08, 13,17,19,35, BG10,23,45,49,
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!


  1. I love this scarecrow and the scene in the cornfield. The cornfield is so authentic looking and your coloring is awesome. Your story about your dad is so funny. I think every family has those stories and little sayings that stick forever.

  2. Too darn cute...what an adorable and sweet scene you have created! Just love those wee chicks and fabulous scare crow!

  3. This must have taken forever to color, Kara. Not only did you do the stamped images but you created your own farm fields. Spectacular!!

  4. This is darling!! I LOVE the scene you created!!

  5. I HAD TO come in for a really close close-up of this adorable scene, Kara!! This guy has no need to see the Wizard - he's visited the Wizard of Coloring!!!

  6. You are such an amazing colorist, Kara, and the way you layered all the elements of your farm scene and scarecrow impresses me so much! Being from Iowa, you transported me right back to my childhood with your art and your saying which I remember well! Loved your fun story about your Dad! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  7. This is so incredibly adorable and perfect. I love the hen and her chicks being under the watchful eye of that super cute scarecrow. So cute and fun memories shared!

  8. Goodness, these images are all so adorable! And your coloring is fabulous--love all the detail! I'm glad creating your little scene also brought back happy childhood memories.