Showcasing Our Second Design Team Member Annette Allen

We just adore Annette’s clean style and this Hello card is just the perfect way to introduce her wonderful creative talent. Annette says

“I do not plan my cards out in advance. I always base my card off the image. I think this helps when pulling all those colors together in fun ways.”

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Materials used:-

Chameleon Pens used: Bubble Gum (PK3), Fawn (NU3), Bisque (NU1), Bark (BR5), Grass Green (GR3) and Aqua Marine (BG4), Some Odd Girl (Dressy Mae), Papertrey Ink die, Reverse Confetti (Love Note die), Waffle Flower (Bowtiful) stamp set, The Twinery (Caribbean solid), Avery Elle (The Everyday Collection) and Neenah (solar white) card-stock.

1) Start with the face when coloring the image. Begin with Bubble Gum (PK3) using the brush nib infusing for a minimum of 10 seconds to give the light to dark shading on the cheeks for the affect of blush then blending the skin tone with Bisque (NU1) and Fawn (NU3) each infused for a minimum of 15 seconds.

2) Moving on to the hair use Bark (BR5)  infused for 25 seconds. Don’t you just love how only one pen was used to create all the highlights in the hair?

3) Enjoy using non-traditional color combos, so on the dress use Grass Green (GR3) and Aqua Marine (BG4) both infused for a minimum of 15 seconds.

4) After coloring the image, place the card together.

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We hope Annette has inspired you to get creative, please join us in welcoming her to the Chameleon Team.

19 Comments on “Showcasing Our Second Design Team Member Annette Allen”

  1. Jinny Newlin

    Oh, Annette, this is ever so sweet! Love the way you’ve stacked those die cuts behind your image… Such a beautiful way to frame her! Beautiful color work, too! Can’t wait to see more!

  2. Aileen

    beautiful card. Love your colours and how you describe the card needs to work with the image. So true, I love to colour for relaxation so most of my images are precoloured so the card has to fit around the image. Works so well, congratulation.

  3. Virginia L.

    This is truly quite a work of art, Annette! The coloring is absolutely gorgeous and amazing! Way to rock your first DT assignment!!

  4. c

    Wonderful colouring of this delightful image. I’ve just started tinkering with Chameleon pens and I have a question: I’m using Memento Ink, but the colours are bleeding outside the stamped image. Can you offer suggestions/recommendations as to how to remedy/prevent this from occurring? I want to ‘love’ them as much as you do *grin*

    1. Cathy Andronicou Post author

      Hi cmayne, are you using Memento Dye ink or Memento Luxe? Memento Luxe would bleed but Memento dye shouldn’t bleed, that is the ink that we use and recommend. If you are using the dye ink, you could try a different type of card or paper or a thicker card – we use Bee Paper and this works well with Memento . The pens are designed so that you do not have to keep going over the same area as you get the colour gradation with the first layer of colour, this should also help as you are not saturating the paper. Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.

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