Did you know that it is only 11 weeks to Christmas!!! Ilina has some fairy magic to help us get into the spirt today.
Chameleon Pens: NU1-bisque, BR2- hot cocoa, PR4-purple grape, BG4-aqua marine, PK3- bubble gum, YL2- summer sunStamps: Fairy Magic digital stamp (All dressed up), Fillable Frames Sentiments (papertrey ink) Ink: Memento in Tuxedo black, Staz-on in Jet black, Paper: Pool Party (Stampin’ Up!), Printed Vellum (Paper Source), Ultra smooth white (Prism) Dies: Circle Framelits (Stampin’ Up!), Other: Rhinestones (Stampin’ Up), Wink of stella glitter brush pen – clear
1. Print image on white card stock. and color it using your Chameleon pens, for the
face and legs use the Bisque pen and infuse it for about 7-10 seconds, then add little bit of the Bubblegum pen for the cheeks. For the hair use the Hot Cocoa pen and infuse it using the toning medium for about 7 seconds and color from the middle towards the ends of the hair. Do this for each section. Use the Aqua Marine pen and infuse about 5-6 seconds with toning medium for each wing. Use the Purple Grape pen and infuse for 3 seconds for each part of the bow, and about 4-5 seconds for each section of the dress. Use the Aqua Marine, Summer Sun and Bubble Gum pens and infuse them for about 2 seconds for each wing of the butterflies.
2. Cut out your image
3. Cut a circle from white card stock using the Circle Framelits and cut one end.
4. Adhere the image on your trimmed circle.
5. Cut the vellum to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and adhere your image.
6. Stamp sentiment, adhere butterflies and rhinestones..
7. Adhere the whole panel onto your card base (pool party)
We think Ilina’s fairy would look fabulous on top of the Chameleon Christmas tree, what do you put on the top of your tree, let us know in your comments!
We are super excited to be joining in this whimsical woodland Spellbinders partner blog hop today, joining in this fabulous hop with 11 partners sharing inspirational tutorials and lots of product giveaways too!
Let your imagination wander through an imaginary, whimsical world with Spellbinders new Woodland Collection. This collection features a Forest Fox, a Woodland Owl, Stylized Flowers, Pinecones and Mushrooms. These dies together with Chameleon pens will surprise you with what you can create!
Today we have our wonderful Design Team member Annette Allen sharing a project using the new Whimsical Woodland dies.
Supplies: Chameleon Color Tone Pens Crimson Red (RD4), Spellbinders S3-229 Woodland Deer from the new Woodland Collection; S4-292 Beaded Circles, Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug, WPlus9 Design Studio Winter Wishes, Avery Elle The Jewel Collection 6×6 paper pad, Neenah white card-stock, Ranger Enamel Accents black & white, Tsukineko Memento tuxedo black ink pad and Misc jewels.
- Make card from card-stock, then stamp stocking and bow on separate pice of card-stock and color using Chameleon Pens. Infuse for 5 seconds for santa hat and for bow use full color.
- Trim designer paper to the same size as card base and adhere. Using a separate piece of card-stock and die cut Beaded circles. Then inlay the smaller circle die in to the large.
- Use Glitzy glitter paper to die cut Woodland Deer. Adhere antlers to deer.
- Using Enamel Accents give the deer some eyes. Use the white first and then add a dot of black and let dry.
- Stamp sentiment on to smaller beaded circle. Add jewels to both beaded circles.
- Adhere both beaded circles to card. Adhere santa hat and bow to woodland deer.
- Adhere woodland deer to card. Finish card with adhere a strip of designer paper to bottom of card base.
What a wonderful project Annette, now we have the lovely Ekaterina sharing a project that shows that these dies can be used all year round!
Supplies used:- Chameleon Color Tone pens, Purple Grape, Bubble Gum and Olive Green, Spellbinders diesS3-228 Stylized flower, IN-037 Celebration Two
Die cut elements and color with Chameleon pens, dimension has been added by fusing the pen for 5-8 seconds to get the blended tones.
- Splash Chameleon Purple Grape refill ink over a white piece of card and mount onto the card base.
4. Color the flowers with Chameleon pens and then attach all elements to the card to finish.
Please be sure to visit all the blogs participating in the hop today to enter the generous giveways and see what their teams have created:
But before we say goodbye, we wanted to ask the crafting community for your support and help, Chameleon has launched it’s first ever Kickstarter campaign, to find out more check out the information HERE.
We are still trying to cling on to the last hints of summer here at Chameleon HQ, so when we saw Ilina’s beautiful vellum sunflower card it brightened our rather grey day!
Chameleon Deluxe pen set, vellum, Papertrey ink Botanical Blocks stamp set, Neenah white card stock 110lb, Versamark ink, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Memento Rich Cocoa ink.
1. Stamp image with versamark on vellum.
2. Emboss image using white embossing powder.
3. Color your image using your Chameleon pens. Color from the back side, not on top of the embossed image.
For the flower use the Summer Sun pen, infuse the pen with toning medium for about 3-5 seconds (brush nib) and color each petal ( infusing each time). Repeat again, to get darker color.
For the leaves and stem use the Olive Green pen and infuse it for about 3 seconds for the smaller leaf and stem and 5-7 seconds for the larger leaf. After that color the leaves and stem again
For the center of the flower use the Bark pen and infuse it with toning medium for about 7-8 seconds and color. Repeat.
For the background use the Sky Blue pen, and for each section infuse it for about 3-5 seconds (depending on the side of the area you are coloring)
Ilina has provided some great tips for this project, such as coloring on the reverse side of the embossed image and going over an area again to intensify the color. We would love to hear any tips you have discovered whilst using Chameleon pens, so let us know in your comments below!
Oh my! I have had tape over my mouth for over a month now, just to make sure I didn’t spoil this surprise……Yes you guessed it, this is not a normal post, we have a mega, super big announcement to make today! ( I apologise if I am a little over excited).
As you know we usually like to inspire our readers to create with our pens but today we were hoping we could inspire all of you to help!
Why ? Because today we launched a Kickstarter campaign for new Chameleon colors!
You may already know that our philosophy is to do MORE with LESS and that is still the case. Our customers tell us they love what they can do with just 20 colors, as Chameleon Pens allow them to go up and down the tonal scale of a color as well as the ability to overlay to create new colors. However a Crimson Red will not easily become a Dark Wine nor will our Bubblegum Pink become an intense Fuchsia, so we realised there were a few color gaps in the system. We have also had some of our users asking for more skin tones, warm, cool and neutral greys along with more pinks and purples. So as always, at Chameleon we aim to please and have taken your requests on board.
Our goal is to create a complete Chameleon 50-color pen system (don’t worry we will not be needing 300 plus colors!). But in order to develop and formulate inks and get them to market faster we are looking to get a bit of help from the artistic community!
Kickstarter funding is an all or nothing deal and the first 48 hours of the campaign can really make a huge difference in our success. If we get some strong initial interest we have a good chance of being featured on the front page!! So please share this with all your friends and family on social media sites.
If you get a chance please stop by our Kickstarter Page were you can see all the proposed colors and if you want to jump in and back us you will help bring the vision to life.
By helping us achieve our goals you can get some exclusive Kickstarter kits !! … like this awesome “Color Alchemist” Kit.
This kit so great because you can custom create YOUR own color! PLUS you will have the opportunity to be the FIRST to get the new palette, as the full color line will not be shipping to retail until later in 2016.
We need your help to make this happen!
Together, we can “Change Color”!
You may have noticed that our team have been sharing projects using vellum recently, today Ekaterina shares this stunning Vellum Roses wedding card.
The roses on this project were colored on vellum using Chameleon Color Tone Pens Sky Blue and Royal Blue.
This card is sure to bring a warm glow to any happy newly wed couple and be something to treasure for years to come.
Materials used: Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Fawn (NU3); Cool Gray (CG8); Bark (BR5), Sky Blue (BL3), Purple Grape (PR4), Spring Meadow (YG3), Royal Blue (BL6), Seville Orange (OR4), Summer Sun (YL2), Colorless Blender; Stamp: SugarPea Designs (Go-pher It); Ink: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko (Staz-On black, VersaMark); Die: SugarPea Designs (Notebook Journal card – Sugar Cuts); Embossing Powder: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko (clear); Cardstock: Neenah (White), Bazzill (Vellum); Wink of Stella clear pen; Patterned paper from stash
- Stamp image using StazOn ink onto Vellum.
- Die cut the stamped panel and a scrap of white cardstock using notebook die.
- Start coloring onto the back side of the vellum. Start with the Gopher, color him using Fawn color by keeping the infusion time to 4 seconds. To color his cap use Aqua Marine and the infusion time of 1-2 seconds. For the rest of the image use the colors according to the card photo and infuse the marker for 1 second as the area is small. To create the ground use Bark color and keep the infusion time to about 2-3 seconds. Lastly color Sky Blue around the image and blend it using colorless blender.
- Turn the image over and apply some wink of Stella onto the diamonds.
- Adhere the Vellum piece to the White die-cut piece. Stamp and emboss the sentiment.
- Adhere the patterned paper to the base, cut a stripe of turquoise and black striped paper.
- Assemble everything together.
How adorable is he and how soft the coloring looks when done on vellum, we would love to hear what you would choose to color on Vellum so let us know in your comments!
Ekaterina shows us today how a one pen blend can transform a stamped image on Kraft paper.
Supplies:- Chameleon Color Tones Pens: Aqua Marine (BG4),Cool Gray CG8 . Stamps “Romantic Peony” from Apple Pie.
These cards were created by stamping the image onto craft card and then infusing the nib of one pen with toning medium before coloring the image to create a monochromatic effect on the Kraft card.
We love these clean designs by Ekaterina, what style would you create if you were given just one pen?
We love when our designers create unusual gifts with Chameleon Pens, Ekaterina has made this wonderful bookmark and matching gift card using Rowlux Illusion Film and Vellum. Did you know Chameleon Pens work beautifully on both of these surfaces?
Supplies:- Chameleon Color Tones Pens: Aqua Marine (BG4), Olive Green (OL3), Warm Sunset (YO3), Bubble Gum (PK3), Spring Meadow (YG3) . Rowlux Illusion Film, Ranger (Archival Ink Jet Black), stamps from Lesia Zharda, Stampendous Butterfly Trio Stamp set.
1. Stamp image on back of Rowlux Illusion Film.
2. Color images using Chameleon Color Tone Pens on front side.
3. Cut out a tag and stamp image from stampendous.
4. Decorate a tag with a butterfly, add tape and an inscription to finish your bookmark.
1. Cut out circles from paper.
2. On white card stock cut out a circle and bend in half.
3. Stick together all parts to make a card with a window.
What a great gift this would make! We would love to hear your gift ideas using Chameleon pens, so let us know in your comments below.
Yes it’s a Winner Wednesday and we have our Waffle Flower Blog Hop Winner to Announce!
A drum roll please ………..
And the winner is
with the comment “Absolutely beautiful….every one!”
To claim your prize please email me at email@example.com with your choice of 5 pen set and your address.
Did you know that Chameleon Pens are perfect for parchment and vellum, the ink dries quickly and will not crinkle the paper unlike other coloring mediums. Parchment and Vellum also have the added advantage of giving longer blends as you are coloring on a slick surface.
Annette shows us how easy it is to use with this Birthday card.
Supplies:- Chameleon Pens: Fawn (NU3), Bisque (NU1), Spring Meadow (YG3), Bark (BR4), Hot Cocoa (BR2), Crimson Red (RD4), Warm Sunset (YO3) and Sky Blue (BL3). Vellum, The Paper Nest Birthday Balloon Ellie, Mama Elephant Woodland Gifts, Laser Printer, Tim Holtz Burlap stencil, Tsukineko Radiant Neon and Memento tuxedo black ink pad, Neenah textured card-stock and Glue Dots.
1. Print digital image on vellum using digital printer.
2. Color digital image. When coloring you will see that you do not need to infuse the color because it transfers on the vellum light. For shading just layer the colors.
3. Trim colored image.
4. Make card blank from card stock. Using stencil and ink pad create a colorful background.
5. Adhere the colored and trimmed image to card using glue dots. Finish the card by stamping the sentiment.
Annette chose not to infuse the image but if you use the darker tones you can achieve some amazing blended effects, why not give it a try!
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