it’s a Friend Friday With Altenew

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Welcome back to another Friend Friday with Altenew, we really are loving the amazing creations both teams are making using Chameleon Pens with Altenew Stamps and dies, they really are perfect partners!

Today Olesya and Ilina have created projects using Altenew Poinsettia & Pine stamp set, Altenew Winter Cottage stamp set and the Succulents Stamp set.

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By Olesya Kharkova

Olesya said “I love winter with all my heart. That frosty morning, the smell of pinecones and fur trees in the forest, deep snow banks and endless feeling of coziness inspired me to make this card.”

If you would like to know how to make this Snowy village card you can download the instructions here.

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Ilina has opted for a potted card design. She said “I love Altenew stamps and had really hard time deciding. Since succulents have been so popular in the past year or so I decided to go with them and used two color tones to color them. ”

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By Ilina Crouse

You can download the instructions for Ilina’s Succulent Card here.

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Now what about our latest competition with the chance to win a prize. Just leave a comment at the end of this post and join our creative community (it’s free!)  and you will be entered into the draw this month to win a 5 pack of Chameleon pens, you can choose which color set you would like.  All entries up to Midnight GMT on the 2nd October will be included in the draw. The Altenew Friend Friday posts winner will be picked and announced on our blog in a Winner Wednesday post next month.  Now our friends at Altenew have also got a prize package for you too, for a chance to win one of three $30 gift certificates visit the Altenew Blog,  just click on their name below to see how to enter and see all the wonderful creations their team have created, plus one of our designers Monica has created a bonus project that you can see on her blog, just click her name to see what she has created (there is a sneak peek at the end of this post too!

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Wonderful Wednesday Party Continues With Heartfelt Creations

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Yay it is time for Wonderful Wednesday again and we are having so much fun with our friends over at Heartfelt Creations, our design team are just loving playing with their stamps and dies!

Olesya begins today with this stunning Cascading Fuchsia and Ornate Gateway design.

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By Olesya Kharkova

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Olesya said “I have never seen fuchsia flowers in real life but when I saw them on the Internet fell in love at once and thought that I immediately needed some fuchsia garden card 🙂 Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps work with Chameleon pens just perfectly.”

If you would like to see how Olesya created this design you can download the instructions to her Fuchsia Garden Card here.

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Leah shows us how to create a beautiful card using the Botanical Rose HCPC-3653 Stamp set.
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By Leah Cornelius

We asked Leah what inspired her to create this design, she said “I am always drawn to florals and butterflies. Roses are particularly beautiful and the lovely Floral Tones set were perfect to bring the gorgeous roses alive. A beautiful die cut butterfly is the perfect companion among the flowers.”

If you would like to recreate this Roses and Butterfly Card you can download the instructions here.

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We have really enjoyed playing with our friends at Heartfelt Creations today and wanted to give you the opportunity to try our pens too, so why not enter our competition this month, we will put your name in our Chameleon Hat and draw a winner for a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens of your choice.  To enter leave a comment at the end of this post and sign up to join our creative community  (it’s free to join), the draw will close at midnight GMT on the 2nd October 2016.  The winner will be announced on our blog when we have a winner Wednesday post.

Now how about we get hopping, Olesya has created a bonus project on her blog, you can see a sneak peek below and Heartfelt Creations are giving away a fabulous prize of $25, so lets visit our friends at Heartfelt Creations and Olesya’s Blog, just click on their names below to be taken to their blogs.

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Showcase on Warm Tones

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Today is all about our new Warm Tones 5 pen set, which consists of the wonderfully rich Reds, Oranges and Yellows.

We asked Annette Allen to create a project using just this pen set and she came up with this fun hello card using all five of the new colors.

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By Annette Allen

when we asked Annette how she came up with the idea for this card design she said “I was inspired by a graffiti wall I seen recently” .

If you would like to recreate this Hello card project click here.

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We will be back next Monday with more warm tone inspiration,  in the meantime don’t forget to check out our Friend Friday with Altenew, with your final chance to win a Chameleon 5 pen set!

Altenew Returns for Another Friend Friday

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Today our designers Ekaterina and Monica have been creating with Chameleon pens and Altenew stamps.

First Ekaterina has created this stunning floral card using the spotlighting technique and Altenew Stamp set Paint Flowers .

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By Ekaterina Oleunik

Ekaterina said ” They say that “All ingenious – is simple!”. These words and a set of stamps from Altenew have inspired me on creation of this card.”

You can download the instructions to recreate Ekaterina’s Floral Spotlight Card here.

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Monica shares a banner design and showcases how easy it is to blend more than one color of Chameleon pen together using Altenew’s Beautiful Day stamp set.

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By Monica Maldarella

when creating this card Monica said “Nature is so inspiring, with its loud colors and beauty. I had fun to create this floral card, because blending two different colors is so easy with Chameleon pens!”

You can recreate Monica’s Double Colors Flower Card by downloading the instructions here.

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Now what about our latest competition with the chance to win a prize. Just leave a comment at the end of this post and join our creative community (it’s free!)  and you will be entered into the draw this month to win a 5 pack of Chameleon pens, you can choose which color set you would like.  All entries up to Midnight GMT on the 2nd October will be included in the draw. The Altenew Friend Friday posts winner will be picked and announced on our blog in a Winner Wednesday post next month.  Now our friends at Altenew have also got a prize package for you too, for a chance to win one of three $30 gift certificates visit the Altenew Blog,  just click on their name below to see how to enter and see all the wonderful creations their team have created, plus one of our designers Monica has created a bonus project that you can see on her blog, just click her name to see what she has created (there is a sneak peek at the end of this post too!

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Wonderful Wednesday Continues with Heartfelt Creations

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We are excited to be back again today sharing inspiration with our friends at Heartfelt Creations, they make the the most beautiful intricate stamp designs with matching dies and co-ordinating papers that work perfectly with Chameleon Color Tone Pens. Today Cathy has put Heartfelt Creations Under The Sea Collection through it’s paces.

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By Cathy Andronicou

Cathy said as soon as I saw the little porthole stamp I just knew I had to turn it into a shaker card, and the little fish are perfect for getting bold color variations”.

If you would like to copy Cathy’s Under The Sea Card you can download the instructions here.

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Cathy loves Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies and has created a few extra cards using her Chameleon Pens as a bonus for our readers today.

First up is this pop up card using Heartfelt Winking Frogs HCPC-3728 stamp set and Winking Frog Paper Collection HCDP1-264.

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Continuing with the froggy theme, Cathy used the same paper pad this time with the Froggy Frame stamp and die set HCSD1-2003  to create this card.

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Cathy created these colorful hummingbird design using Heartfelt Creations Botanic Orchid Bouquet HCPC-3743 Stamp set Botanic Orchid Bouquet HCD1-7103 die and Botanic Orchid Paper Collection HCDP1-267.

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Finally Cathy created another underwater scene using the Under The Sea Collection.

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We have really enjoyed playing with our friends at Heartfelt Creations today and wanted to give you the opportunity to try our pens too, so why not enter our competition this month, we will put your name in our Chameleon Hat and draw a winner for a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens of your choice.  To enter leave a comment at the end of this post and sign up to join our creative community  (it’s free to join), the draw will close at midnight GMT on the 2nd October 2016.  The winner will be announced on our blog when we have a winner Wednesday post.

Now how about we get hopping, lets visit our friends at Heartfelt Creations, they have a $25 gift certificate up for grabs, just click on their name below to be taken to their blog.

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Friends Forever Layout

Monica joins us today to share her friends forever layout, this clean and simple scrapbook design has been enhanced with the cute little Penny Black Mimi image in her Pj’s colored with Chameleon pens.ScrapFinalBy Monica Maldarella (Mybonnetbee)

Monica told us her inspiration: “I’m not a great scrapbooker, the empty page makes me unconfortable. But when I put my eyes on this cute stamp, I saw my little girl with her favourite peluche! That’s how this page was born.”

Materials Used: Chameleon Pens: Bisque (NU1), Bubble Gum (PK3), Fawn (NU3), Hot Cocoa (BR2), Bark (BR5), Cool Gray (CG8); Stamps: 4245H Sweet Dreams (Penny Black), LF559 Milo’s ABC’s (Lawn Fawn); Ink pad: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Distress Vintage Photo; Embossing powder: clear, white; 8 5/8” x 9 ½” (22 x 24 cm) pale rose cardstock, Dovecraft Kraft Card 240gsm; Dies: F5 – Bordi Decorati (La Coppia Creativa), 660210 ABC123 (Thinlits Sizzix); white gel pen; blending tool; liquid glue.

Instructions:

  • Print the stamp onto the bottom left corner of the pale rose cardstock using Versafine black ink pad; then, emboss it with clear powder. Using the brush nib, infuse the Bisque pen for 4-5 seconds and color each half of the girl’s face starting by the eyes line. Color the cheeks without infusing. Add some shadow to the hair with the Hot Cocoa pen, infusing the brush nib for 3-4 seconds. Repeat this step using the Bark pen for the hair near the neck.

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  • Using the brush nib, infuse the Fawn pen for 5-6 seconds and color the night cap in three steps. Then, repeat with the Bubble Gum pen. Do the same with the pyjamas: infuse the Fawn pen for 5-6 seconds for both the shirt and the trousers. Repeat with Bubble Gum pen. Add some shadows to the blanket, the sleepers and the bunny with the Fawn pen, infusing it for 3-4 seconds.

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  • Complete the coloration of the baby girl adding some shadow to all the image with the Cool Gray pen, infusing it for 5-6 seconds. Add some shadow to the pyjamas and the night cap with the Fawn pen. At least, add some freckles with the white gel pen.

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  • Blend the edges of the rose pale cardstock using the Vintage Photo pad.

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  • Cut out the letters FRIENDS from the Kraft cardstock using the Sizzix die, and the stitched border. Blend the edges with Vintage Photo.

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  • Glue the letters onto the high right corner of the rose pale cardstock, then stamp with black ink the word FOREVER using the Lawn Fawn alphabet and emboss it with clear powder.

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  • Cut the photos in measures such that fit into the cardstock and attach them onto the paper. Stamp the names onto the Kraft border with Versamark and emboss it with the white powder. Then glue it near the stamped baby girl.

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  • Complete the project by attaching the pale rose paper onto a 12”x12” pink-white striped paper.

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Using your stamps with Chameleon pens gives a whole new range of embellishments that you can use to enhance your scrapbook pages.  What is your favourite stamp for scrapbooking, let us know in your comments at the end of this post.

Our Friend Friday With Altenew Continues

0824_collaborationWelcome back to our second Friend Friday with Altenew, a stamp and die company that are proud to create products that help inspire.  Our team have found inspiration in bucket loads with this wonderful project range that work perfectly with Chameleon pens.

Today our designers Tanya and Leah showcase their designs, first up is Tanya with this stunning page layout.

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By Tanya Batrak

We asked Tanya what had inspired her, this is what she said “What can be more inspiring than beautiful blooms? Black background and colored flowers make perfect combination, if you are trying to make an eye-catching project.”

We agree the black background really makes the flowers pop on this project, if you would like to recreate Tanya’s Beautiful Day Layout using the Beautiful Day Stamp set you can download the instructions here.

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Leah has continued the floral theme today with this pretty floral card.Altenew

By Leah Cornelius

We asked Leah what inspired her with this design, she said “Two of my favorite things are flowers and butterflies so my card uses both of those elements and using Chameleon pens really makes the beautiful line images come to life!”

You can recreate Leah’s Happy Day Floral Card using the Botanical Garden and Hennah Elements Stamp set here.

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Now what about our latest competition with the chance to win a prize. Just leave a comment at the end of this post and join our creative community (it’s free!)  and you will be entered into the draw this month to win a 5 pack of Chameleon pens, you can choose which color set you would like.  All entries up to Midnight GMT on the 2nd October will be included in the draw. The Altenew Friend Friday posts winner will be picked and announced on our blog in a Winner Wednesday post next month.  Now our friends at Altenew have also got a prize package for you too, for a chance to win one of three $30 gift certificates visit the Altenew Blog,  just click on their name below to see how to enter and see all the wonderful creations their team have created.

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Welcome to our Wednesday Party with Heartfelt Creations

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We love to team up with friends that have products that are a perfect match for Chameleon Pens, so when we discovered we were opposite the Heartfelt Creations booth at the CHA Mega Show in January, we just had to ask them if they wanted to come along and play with us, but hey why not make it a whole month of Wednesdays instead of just a Friend Friday, so make sure you check out the blog every Wednesday this month for some incredible inspiration from both teams!

Today Annette Allen is showcasing a floral design created using Heartfelt Creation’s Striped Sun Kissed Fleur stamp, Heartfelt Creations Decorative Oval Die and Chameleon Pens, Peony Pink PK4, Dusty Rose PK2, Lavender BV2, Fuchsia PK5, Mauve VO2 and Dark Sage GR2.

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By Annette Allen

We love how the flower stamps from Heartfelt Creations lend themselves to our blended coloring techniques.  If you would like to recreate Annette’s Lace Floral Elegance Card you can download the full photo step out instructions here.

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Tanya continues the floral theme using the Classic Sunflower Stamp and the Sugar Hollow stamp set.

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By Tanya Batrak

We asked Tanya what inspired her to create this design, she said “Summer is over and I decided to make a flower card as a reminder of warm sunny days”.

If you would like to recreate Tanya’s Missing You Card you can download the instructions here.

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We have really enjoyed playing with our friends at Heartfelt Creations today and wanted to give you the opportunity to try our pens too, so why not enter our competition this month? We will put your name in our Chameleon Hat and draw a winner for a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens of your choice.  To enter leave a comment at the end of this post and sign up to join our creative community  (it’s free to join), the draw will close at midnight GMT on the 2nd October 2016.  The winner will be announced on our blog when we have a winner Wednesday post.

Now how about we get hopping, lets visit our friends at Heartfelt Creations  they also have a prize of a $25 gift certificate, just click on their name below to be taken to their blog.

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Bunny Dress Up Layout

Special moments captured can be showcased beautifully with imaginative scrapbook layouts with Chameleon pens.  Tanya has created this super cute layout of a little girl in her bunny headband and shows us all how to re-create it.

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By Tanya Batrak

 

We asked Tanya for her inspiration ” I make mostly layouts, and coloring gives me lot of opportunities to create my own background. Chameleon pens have a wide palette, which means I can create any background I need using the original pen colors or mixing them together.”

Materials Used: Chameleon Color Tones Deluxe Set; Warm Sunset (YO3); Spring Meadow (YG3); Bubble Gum (PK3); Crimson Red (RD4); Echo Park – Sisters Collection; Lemon Owl chip boards; Johanna Bradford “Secret Garden” coloring book.

Instructions:

  1. Use the tonal ranges sheet to find the colors, which match the colors on your photo and the patterned paper.BATRAK_07may_layout_2
  2. Cut a page with big flowers from a coloring book. Start to color the flowers with the brush tip using Warm Sunset, Spring Meadow, Bubble Gum and Crimson Red infusing each color before coloring for 3 seconds.BATRAK_07may_layout_3
  3. Adhere the stripes of patterned paper and the colored page from the book on the background 12×12 paper. Add your photo, chipboard circles, some stitching, bugs and letter stickers.BATRAK_07may_layout_4
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This is such a lovely way to capture this special moment, we love how Tanya has incorporated coloring books and Chameleon pens in her design.

Welcome to Friend Friday With Altenew

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Welcome to our first Friend Friday with Altenew, over the next 4 weeks we will be sharing inspiration from both teams using Altenew and Chameleon products.

Altenew brings elegant, natural and versatile designs that help inspire alluring projects/creations. Their beautiful stamp designs are the perfect complement to Chameleon Pens.

Today our designers Annette and Cathy share projects using the Bejeweled stamp  and die set and Way Too Sweet Stamp Set.

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By Annette Allen

We asked Annette what inspired her with this card and she said “I am a girly girl and I love things that are pretty. This bow reminded me when my Mom used to put bows in my hair so I created this colorful card of colors that I love”.

You can recreate Annette’s Bow Card by downloading here.

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Keeping with the sugary sweet colors Cathy has a card with Popsicles for those hot summer days.
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By Cathy

Cathy said my favourite popsicle is one with sprinkles so I just had to make this design!

You can download the instructions to Cathy’s Sprinkles and Popsicle Card here.

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Now how about a prize? How you ask….lLeave a comment at the end of this post and join our creative community (it’s free!)  and you will be entered into the draw this month to win a 5 pack of Chameleon pens, you can choose which color set you would like.  All entries up to Midnight GMT on the 2nd October will be included in the draw. The Altenew Friend Friday posts winner will be picked and announced on our blog in a Winner Wednesday post next month.  Now our friends at Altenew have also got a prize package for you too, for a chance to win one of three $30 gift certificates visit the Altenew Blog,  just click on their name below to see how to enter and see all the wonderful creations their team have created.

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