Carmen Medlin for SCACD Stamps – Preview Day #1 – The Travellers

Carmen Medlin for SCACD Stamps - New Release Coming 20th May 2011

The other day you may have caught my very sneaky preview of the image on today’s card.  Well, it’s now time to show you the image in all its glory!  I think you’ll see why I fell in love as soon as I saw the stamp, and why I fall a little more in love with Carmen Medlin’s art with each release!

You can find Carmen Medlin for SCACD Stamps designs IN THE US at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design and IN THE UK/EUROPE at Quixotic Paperie.

The new release will be available in both the US and UK/EUROPE on 20th May 2011.


As you can see, Zoe was pretty close with her initial feeling (posted in the comments on my WOYWW post) – the mystery element in my sneaky peek was a wolf!  I LOVE wolves.

Carmen Medlin for SCACD Stamps - The Travellers -

You will notice, I didn’t use my trusty Copics on this one!  I broke right out of my comfort zone and played with DISTRESS INKS!  The image was watercoloured entirely with Distress Inks.

The gorgeous papers are Graphic 45 – Le Cirque.  The bow was tied with my Bow-Easy.  The chipboard corners are from a Make It Crafty Lasercut Chipboard pack.  I created the sentiment myself on the computer – it is a proverb.

The entire release from Carmen has a beautiful elegance to it.  The faces on all the characters are STUNNING, and there is one cutie in there that I dare you to try and resist!  I cannot wait to share them all with you!

Hope you’ve enjoyed my preview.  Some of the other SCACD designers will be showing off other images from the new collection over the next few days!

CANDY ALERT: Susana is giving away a fantastic prize,  including a full set of the new release, to ONE lucky winner.  To be in with a chance, all you need to do is comment on each of the sneak peek posts over the next few days.  A winner will be drawn at random from the comments left on the designers’ blogs.  Full details on the prize can be found over at the SCACD Store Blog.  The winner will be drawn after 7pm PST on May 19th.

OTHER NEWS: The fabulously talented Melanie Holtz of My Paper Blessings has joined the SCACD Design Team!  I love working with Melanie, so it’s a pleasure to be on another team with her!  Welcome, Melanie. 🙂

85 thoughts on “Carmen Medlin for SCACD Stamps – Preview Day #1 – The Travellers

  1. alethea

    This is a gorgeous stamp!! I love the girl – she reinds me of Belle from Beauty and the Beast!! Your colouring is amazing!!! Hugs xx

  2. Gloria R

    Wow, you are an amazing artist. Do you ever come to the Dallas are to give classes?
    Would love to be your student–I am just a beginner, but love coloring even thou they have never looked like yours! I hope that this collection has boy images. I have a family of guess what–men. Sons, grandsons and even the dog was a male! Love your card and look forward to the Friday. Blessings.

  3. Sue Morris

    Ooooh….I love this! what a beautiful image and your coloring is outstanding! I can’t wait until these stamps become available. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Carolyn

    PERFECTION!!! As always, you have brought this striking image to life with your gorgeous coloring!! I cannot wait to see the masterpieces you create with the other beautiful images from this collection:)


  5. Cindy Ware

    Oh my goodness!!! This is absolutely stunning! I love this type of stamping. Your coloring is exquisite as well as the design!!! Beautiful work!

  6. Denimo

    OMGoodness! Yours is the first blog I’ve come to so I’m overwhelmed, both by the image itself and by your coloring of it. Just simply beautiful!! Looking forward to seeing all the others. THANKS!

  7. Mary Lou

    Oh my Elaine this is BRILLIANT!!!! So very elegant and majestic 🙂 Great proverb!!
    The beauty you bring out in your work is beyond words 🙂
    Hugz and blessings

  8. June "Bug" deVos

    What an angelic face! She is so much prettier than the chubby faced cherubs one sees all over the stamping world. I can’t wait to order hr.

  9. Gloria S.

    I simply adore the coloring. I have always been partial to copics but this inspires me to try out my hand in distress inks.

  10. Tami McDaniel

    wow love this stamp and the great job you did! I have never used distress inks this way I might have to play around with them. Have been in love with my copics, but not that good yet. tfs Tami

  11. Iris

    Sooo very gorgeous Elaine! Your coloring is always outstanding no matter what medium you use! I love it!
    Thanks for the chance to win!


  12. Sharman DeLuca

    I love the image. It isawesome and your coloring on this is breathtaking. I love the proverb also. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Cindy H.

    This is a gorgeous card!! The image is so beautiful and your coloring is as always (no matter what medium you use) fabulous!!

  14. Sharon Marchbanks

    What a beautiful card – the whole thing has a sense of travel – your coloring is sooooo beautiful and perfect and the papers are such a great match for this set. Love it – have a great week. Hugs, Sharon :o)

  15. Jacoline

    Carmen always makes such lovely stamps. Her images are just so beautiful and you have done such a wonderful job with this creation. I just love what you have done with this card

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  17. Rhonda Simmons

    I could just sit and look at your card! It is so beautiful!! The way you used the distressed inks is amazing. Then the DPs, well, they make the entire card feel like a starry night with the beautiful woman and wolf standing in the moon lite. It all comes together so beautiful!! I need this set!!!

  18. Rufus

    Elaine, please delete my prior comment, for some reason it’s listing me as r.

    Beautiful image and your Distress ink coloring is amazing!! Whoppee!!!

  19. AlienAnessa

    OH my goodness golly!!! This is one of the most gorgeous things I’ve seen in a while, wow! I too truly love your coloring, your paper choices, those corners, wow, what a wonderful creation!

  20. Cindi F

    Wow! Gorgeous stamp! I love the way she looks with the distressed inks. I’ll have to try that at some point. Love this!

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  22. Elaine Zimbelman

    I love this new stamp. the girl has real personality , I love her and her dog .And I think the whole card is perfect , coloring and every detail .

  23. Barb


    This is such a fantastic image; you are so talented! Your colouring and choice of colours is also amazing.


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  25. Susan

    You’ve done a wonderful job with the distress inks. I so agree with you that the face on this stamps is really beautiful — it just pulls the viewer in.

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  27. Cheryl Arnold

    This is absolutely beautiful, what amazing work you do; you should be so proud, you have truly inspired me.

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  29. Sheron

    I just love what you’ve done with this stamp the colors are so rich the card is divine, and with a chance of winning what more this fab stamp how wonderful, thanks

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