A Wedding Layout

The big day has been and gone, the presents opened and now it is time to review the photos….so many to go through!   Today Tracy shares how to turn one of your photos into a priceless keepsake album page to look back on over the years to come.

By Tracy McLennon

Tracy has used a unique watercolor technique allowing you to use your Chameleon pens in a whole new way to get this soft effect. Tracy said “I like to experiment and loved that one of my experiments turning into this “watercolor” technique using Chameleon pens. I just had to share.”

If you would like to see how to achieve this water color effect you can download the Watercolor Wedding Layout Instructions here.

Why not share your Chameleon adorned wedding photos with us on Facebook..we may even share a few of ours!!!

Wedding Love Note

The big day is here and nerves are a plenty, even the groom has been known to have a wobble on such a big day, so what about creating a  little love note to slip your intended on the day…a little something to remind them how much you love them, or for a guest to share words of wisdom to the new couple!

Sandra has created this adorable note with a video tutorial showing just how easy it is to create.

By Jessica Sanders

Jessica said her inspiration came when she attended a beautiful wedding at a vineyard near her home in Texas.  It was beautiful, and elegant, and rustic, and amazing.  At the reception, there was a small table covered with blank cards, and a message that said,

“Leave a note for the Bride & Groom – share your love and wisdom.”

Jessica said “What an amazing opportunity for us, as friends and family, to share something special with the bride and groom!  And, just imagine, how wonderful it will be when the newly married couple read the thoughtful messages from their special day. I was so inspired, that I created this mini card project!  Now your guests can leave a special message for the bride and groom.  I have kept it super simple, so you can make as many as you need.”

We love this idea and if you would like to create your own Wedding theme Love Notes you can download the instructions here.

Or watch the video tutorial.

Love Notes by Jessica from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.




Make A Wedding Card to Wow!

The big day has finally arrived and everyone is dressing in their finest to attend the event of the year, but wait you need a card to give to the Bride and Groom…not any card but one created with love that they will treasure.  Olesya has done just that with this beauty!

By Olesya Kharkova

These bold colours are perfect for an autumn wedding, Olesya said “Our family friends have their wedding in autumn and it was my dream to make autumn themed wedding card with bright leaves but elegant and festive.”

If you would like to see how to recreate this Wedding congratulation card you can download the instructions here.

Now all that remains is to wrap the present!



Lets Make Wedding Favours!

So the invites are sent and the huge task of organizing the wedding is under way, lots to do and organize including the table wedding favors!  Why not invite all the bridesmaids, Mums, Grans, and Friends round for a making session, you can easily follow Sandra’s guide below to create these great favors for the table.

By Sandra Kustić Uzur

Sandra said “I love Weddings and for me this is the most romantic day in our lives. Soft colors and nice flowers makes this day even more unforgettable. For my Wedding Favor
I decided to make a small romantic box for the guests to remember this day. A couple of lovely birds and small flowers with soft peachy color are perfect to this occasion. To make it more personal I add a couples initials as for Kevin & Anastasia.”

Did you know that Wedding favors are small gifts given as a gesture of appreciation or gratitude to guests from the bride and groom during a wedding ceremony or a wedding reception. The tradition of distributing wedding favors is a very old one.  The Tradition is to give Five Sugar Almonds at Weddings. … Today, sugared almonds(or ‘confetti’ as they are known in Italy) are presented in lots of either three or five – three to signify the bride, groom and their future child; five representing fertility, longevity, happiness, health and wealth. You could write what they represent on the almonds using a food coloring pen for that extra special touch!

So now all you need is the Wedding favor instructions to get your army of helpers working on your big day, just download the instructions here.

Why not have a production line with one person doing each bit of the box to make it easier?  We would love you to share any wedding theme makes using your Chameleon Art Products, why not upload them to our Facebook Page?

Lets celebrate all things wedding with an Invite!

If you have not had time to watch the last two Facebook live events you may have missed that we are focusing on summer weddings, so far we have shown you innovative ideas for table decorations and how to create your own paper flowers for a wedding bouquet!  But we are getting ahead of ourselves…..we forgot to send out the invites!     By Ilina Crouse

Ilina has created this elegant foiled design that will catch the eye of every guest! She said “Whenever I think wedding in my mind light and pastel colors pop-up and additions of gold or silver. I love the look of gold foiling and it seemed perfect for a wedding invitation paired with turquoise and apple green.”

Ilina has combined two Chameleon Pencils with two Chameleon Pens to get this professional finish, to see how she created this Foiled Wedding Invitation you can download the instructions here.

So now the invites have gone out we can crack on with organizing the rest of the wedding…check back all this month for more wedding inspiration on the blog!


More National Coloring Book Day inspiration

You may recall that it was National Coloring Book day on Wednesday so we thought we would share some more inspiration today from Tanya showing how you can turn that much loved coloring page into a scrapbook page.  

By Tanya Batrak

Tanya said the inspiration for this coloring book page came from the world around us, she said it is my biggest source of inspiration. And with the help of Chameleon pens it’s so easy to add natural colors to any project!

Tanya used the Secret Garden coloring book by Johanna Basford to create the background for her page.

To see how Tanya created her Moment Captured Layout you can download her step by step instructions here.

I am not sure if anyone in the office would share Tanya’s view that a stag beetle was a beautiful moment captured…but the coloring sure was beautiful!

Welcome to National Coloring Book Day

Did you know today is National Coloring Book day…what a perfect excuse to get those pens and pencils out and absorb yourself into a new coloring book project!

We asked Olesya one of our designers to color a project for today and then create a project from the colored page and boy did she wow us with the results! 

By Olesya Kharkova

Olesya opted to color one of the DCWV coloring pads and this is what she said drew her inspiration” I love coloring books as each of the pages gives a myriad of opportunities to create something interesting, unique, only your imagination is the limit. I found very summery pages with dots and pineapples to make my card in Color & Create coloring pad by DCWV.”

If you want to see how Olesya turned her coloring page into the  Sweeter than Pineapple card you can download the instructions here.

Did you know we also love to see your coloring projects, if you create any using your Chameleon Pens, Pencils or Color Tops to celebrate National Coloring Book day why not share them with us on Facebook!

Now once Olesya starts to color we can’t stop her so hop on over to her blog by clicking The image below!



Wedding Season Facebook Live

Hi everyone, with summer upon us we want to celebrate everything wedding related over the next month on the blog. To launch our wedding projects you may have seen Cathy on our Facebook Live showing how to create paper flowers for your own wedding bouquet.

Not only can this be a fun project to do but it will also last forever!

Cathy shows you how to construct the Paper Wedding Bouquet with a few handy tips in this free photo step by step downloadable tutorial here.

If you missed the Facebook live show you can still watch it here, we had a few technical issues so it is in two parts!.

Cathy has also created a short video showing how to shape and wire the leaf fronds you can see how below.

Our Final Friend Friday with CAS-ual Fridays


We are sad to say that today is our last Friend Friday with our friends at Casual Friday Stamps, we have all had so much fun playing along with them this month and want to thank them and their team for such an awesome hop!

Hopefully we will see them again in the future! But let’s not get sad we have lots to look forward to next month, including the 4th of July celebrations, to kick of some creative inspiration Jessica has created this  Shine Art project in 4th of July colors!By Jessica Sanders

Jessica said  “This art journal page is inspired by Cas-ual Friday’s fabulous Twinkle stamp set.  Stars are my thing, and there are so many cute stars in the set.  The sentiments make it even better.  I wanted to use them all! ”

Want to see how this was created? Jessica has created a video to show you just how!

Chameleon Cas-ual Fridays from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

Want to have your own copy of the Shine Art Journal tutorial to follow you can download the full instructions here.

Next up we have the lovely Tracy with this colorful layout.

By Tracy McLennon

Tracy said “These Cas-ual Friday Stamps and Dies were my inspiration for this layout. They were just begging for bright and beautiful colour.,

Whenever I start a colouring project this is what I do. I stamp lots of the same image and play with colour a bit. I find it takes the stress out of colouring. Not every image will be perfect, and not every colour combo will be what you want either. Plus you can take your stamped images and colour while watching your favourite TV show. These Cas-ual Friday, Mon Ami images were just so perfect for colouring with Chameleon Pens.”

You can see how Tracy created this Colorful Layout here.

Now it wouldn’t be a Friend Friday without a prize, would it? So we will give away a 5 pen pack of your choice over this month’s hop to one random person, to enter you must do two things….

  1. Sign up to our creative community (the pop up window or on the top right corner of the blog page).
  2. Comment at the end of this post ( to do this click on the title of this post and it will take you to the page and allow you to comment.

The draw will remain open until Midnight GMT on the 31st July and we will announce the winner when we next have a Winner Wednesday post, so keep checking the blog. Please note you must do both things for your entry to be valid.

Thank you for visiting us today, we will be back next week with more inspiration, now why not hop on over to our friends at CAS-ual Fridays to see what they have been creating with our pens,  and also to Jessica’s blog where she has created a bonus project, just click their names below!

CAS-ual Friday

Jessica Sanders 

Summer Layout

Tracy shows us how to capture those summer memories today for future generations with this gorgeous layout.

By Tracy McLennon

Tracy said “I was inspired by this fun and fabulous paper collection from Echo Park Paper, paired with one of my favourite photos. The photo was taken at one of our favourite places to visit in the summer, Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island.”

Tracy said she likes to stamp lots of images and play with colour a bit. It takes the stress out of colouring. Not every image will be perfect, and not every colour combo will be what you want either. Plus you can take your stamped images and colour while watching your favourite TV show.

If you want to see how Tracy created this page you can download the Summer Layout instructions here.

Oh my I think we all want to visit Prince Edward Island now after seeing this lovely layout!  Where is your favourite place to visit let us know in your comments below.