Monochromatic looks are always breathtaking and this first design by Katerina proves the point.
Katerina had a dream to make a black-and-white image using only 2 markers. She thought it would be a fantasy! Only 2 colors, but with Chameleon Color Tones it was possible!
This is the image she started with
Materials used:- Cool Gray (CG8), Deep Black (DB4) and Detail pen 0,4mm(D), white pen from uni-bal.
1) On a white cardboard the picture of the flowers was printed out from Grafistka.com. Flowers were coloured with the Cool Gray (CG8) pen using the brush nib infusing for 3-5 seconds.
2) Using Deep Black (DB4) using the brush nib infusing for 3-5 seconds, shadows were added to the middle of flower petals.
3) For more dimension streaks were added to the petals using Detail pen 0,4mm(D).
4) Paint over all white background with Deep Black (DB4) using the brush.
5) Finally use a white pen to draw points and circles on all black background.
This monochromatic design doesn’t have to be black and white you could try other two colour combinations, what would be your favourite combo?
We think that this couple are not only in love with each other, but with their Chameleon pens too, as can be seen with the multiple shades of hearts floating above them with just one Red pen!
Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Bisque NU1, Seville Orange OR4, Summer Sun YL2, Bubble Gum PK3, Deep Black BK4, Cool Grey CG8, Sky Blue BL3, Crimson Red RD4, Hot Cocoa BR2, Bark BR5.
1. Stamp Stamping Bella Stamp Set – Arthur and Annie onto white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
2. Using Bisque NU1 and the brush nib infuse for 4-5 seconds, to give transition of color on a face, a neck and the girl’s feet. Repeat this process for the boy.
3. Use Bubble Gum PK3 to colour the clothes of the girl. For the boys clothes use Sky Blue BL3.
4. Start colouring the hair. For the girl use Summer Sun YL2 and Seville Orange OR4. Begin with Summer Sun YL2 using the brush nib infusing for 5 seconds. Then overlay with Seville Orange OR4 for creation of shadows on hair. For the boy’s hair begin with Cool Grey CG8, and then overlay with Deep Black BK4.
5. The Small hearts were coloured using Crimson Red RD4 and the brush nib infusing for 2 seconds.
6. Use Hot Cocoa BR2 and Bark BR5 to create the earth under feet of the boy and the girl.
Ahhh true love, we wonder what Chameleon colours you are in love with?
Have you ever heard the expression “you sly old fox”, well sending secret Valentines gifts is foxy business and this little project provides the perfect wrap for those little love tokens!
This design has been created and coloured using just 3 Chameleon Color tone pens, the Seville Orange OR4, Aquamarine BG4 and Crimson Red RD4. Here is a close up of this delightful little fox.
I wonder what little gift is tucked away in this gift bag, what would your favourite Valentines gift be?
Shiver me timbers even pirates fall in love, just think of Pirates of the Caribbean, Will Turner and his love for Elizabeth Swan!
Ilina is in full pirate mode with this design.
Booty: Chameleon Pens Deluxe set: Bark BR5, Hot Cocoa BR2, Bisque NU1, Black BK4, Seville Orange OR4, Crimson Red RD4, Green Grass GR3, Aqua Marine BG4, Royal Blue BL6 and Warm Sunset YO3, Real Red and Basic Black Stampin’ Up! Card stock, Stacked with Love Stampin’ Up! Designer series paper, Crafters Companion White ultra smooth card stock, Memento ink in Tuxedo Black, My Favorite Things Blueprints 15 die set, Stampin’ Up! Brights Candy Dots, Stampin’ Up! set Hey Valentine
1. Cut card base out of black card stock and layer from Real Red card stock.
2. Stamp image onto white card stock and color with the Chameleon Pens Deluxe set.
To Color the Pirate hat, use the Black pen and infuse with toning medium for 15-20 seconds. Use the same fuse time for the face, but use the Bisque Chameleon Pen. Start coloring from the upper left corner towards the bottom right (diagonally).
To color the parrot, pant parts, shoes and shirt infuse your pen for 3-5 seconds. For the parrot you will use the Aqua Marine pen, for the pants you will use the Green Grass pen, for the shirt the Crimson Red Pen and for the shoes you will use the Black pen.
To color the chest you will use the Hot Cocoa Pen (the edges), the bark (the base of the chest) and Warm Sunset (the gold inside the chest). For the bottom and larger area of the chest you will need to infuse your Bark pen for 15 seconds and color in same manner as the face and the hat of the pirate. The cover of the chest: infuse your Bark pen for 5-7 seconds and 3 seconds (for the smaller side). For the edges infuse your Hot Cocoa pen with toning medium for 3 seconds for each part. To color the gold items inside of the chest, infuse your Warm Sunset pen for 10-15 seconds and color.
To color the parrot’s beak, belt buckle, belt and the buckles of the shoes you will infuse the pens with toning medium for about 2 seconds. The colors used are the following: parrots beak: Seville Orange, belt buckle: Black, belt: Royal Blue, shoe buckles: Crimson red.
Last but not the least is the coat. For the coat you will use the Royal Blue pen. For the larger areas infuse the pen with toning medium for about 5-7 seconds, and for the smaller area for about 3-4 seconds.
3. Next die cut your image
4.Cut the elements for the card using the Blueprints 15 die out of Real Red, Basic Black and Stacked with Love paper. Arrange onto your card base all the layers, then adhere them.
5. Adhere three real red candy dots above the image. And you are done.
What treasures will fill your heart this year?
It would be a cat-astrophe if there was no one to share this delightful card with…ok, ok we will stop with the cat puns but this card is purr-fect!
Materials used: Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Crimson Red (RD4), Summer Sun (YL2), Seville Orange (OR4), Spring Meadow (YG3), Olive Green (OL3), Sky Blue (BL3), Royal Blue (BL6), Bubble Gum (PK3), Purple Grape (PR4), Cool Gray (CG8); Stamp: Penny Black (Critter Time), Papertrey Ink (Wet Paint vol. 8); Die: Lil’ Inker Designs (Stitched Mat Rectangle); Ink: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic); Embossing Powder: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko(Gold); Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Red and White); Sequins from stash
1. Die-cut the panel.
2. Stamp image using Memento black onto white cardstock.
3. Color the cat using CG8 by infusing the brush nib for 3-4 seconds.
Color the belly and cheeks using PK3 by infusing the brush tip for 3 seconds.
Color in the florals by infusing the colors for about 2-4 seconds.
Create the grass area by using YG3 and OL3 by infusing the brush nib for 4-5 seconds.
Once the image is colored, use BL3 to create a bit of the sky around the image by infusing the brush nib for 5 seconds.
4.Stamp and emboss the word LOVE and Stamp “you always” on a strip of paper and adhere.
5. Adhere the mat layer to Red card base. To finish, adhere some sequins.
Even in tiny flower areas it is possible to get variation in shade, as can be seen here.
If you think this card is the cat’s meow then please leave Isha some love.
Don’t you just love how valentines day allows children to share their appreciation of each other, this cute design by Ilina is perfect for this.
Supplies used: Chameleon Pens Deluxe set, Aqua Marine BG4, Seville Orange OR4, Spring Meadow YG3, Crimson Red RD4, Purple Grape PR4 and Fawn NU3, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay card stock, Crafters Companion Ultra smooth white card stock, Lil’ Inkers Designs stitched rectangles dies, Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango twine, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, googly eyes, Stampin’ Up! Hey Valentine stamp set,Stampin’ Up! Crystal effects.
Cut card base from Bermuda bay card stock and die cut the front using the stitched rectangles die (it will cut only the faux stitches)
Stamp image on white card stock and die cut. Color the image using your Chameleon Pens.
For the largest two fish (green and orange) use the Seville orange and Spring Meadow pens, infusing each one for 15 seconds using the toning medium, then color them in.
Add dots using the Aqua marine pen on the green fish using the bullet point, and stripes on the Orange one using the Seville Orange and Purple grape, infuse each one for 2 seconds (bullet point), do the same for the hat and the book. For the hat you will use Purple Grape and Aqua marine pen and for the book the Fawn pen.
Color the other 3 fish using Aqua Marine, Purple Grape and Seville orange and infuse each one for 7-10 seconds using the toning medium.
Color the bow on the orange fish using the bullet point on the Crimson red marker (no infusing needed).
Infuse the Crimson red marker (bullet point) for 5 seconds and color the heart. Apply crystal effects on the heart.
Add googly eyes on the fish. Tie twine on top of the layer.
Adhere the whole panel using dimensionals onto the card base and you are done.
Isn’t this just fabulous, we can just see children all around the world shaking their fish cards to get those goggly eyes moving!
Kasia joins us today for her first ever design team post so please leave her some love in your comments, you may not know this but Kasia had never used an alcohol pen before she received her Deluxe set of Chameleon pens, she was more familiar working in pencil, so you can imagine how blown away we were with her first attempt to colour with Chameleon pens.
Don’t you just love how she has used shadow and highlights to create the face?
To create this project Kasia used Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set: Crimson red RD4, Fawn NU3, Bisque NU1, Deep black BK4 and the Detail pen. Little Blue Button Stamp, mixed media holiday girl digi stamp, Boofle card stock, white Bazzil, Nellie Snellen MFD047 die, wash tape and 3d pads
1 Make base card from white card.
2. Apply red cardstock to the half base card, and hearts cardstock on the other half.
3. Cut a frame with white bazzil.
4. Cut an oval from small hearts paper and add to oval lace frame, then attach to the base card.
5. Colour the digi stamp cut out and apply with 3d pads.
6. Apply inscription-this one was typewritten and some wash tape added to finish.
Here’s a close up showing how Kasia created the features of the face, cool isn’t it?
And this one shows the dimension created with foam pads.
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Cupid has been out and about joining hearts as can be seen here in Annette’s cute scene!
Materials Used: Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set: Bubble Gum PK3, Crimson Red RD4, Bisque NU1, Bark BR5 and Hot Cocoa BR2, Imagine Craft/Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Mama Elephant Love From Above stamp set, Avery Elle The Everyday Collection 6×6 paper pad, Studio Calico Heart Wood Veneer, Lil’inker Designs Of the Heart Dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders dies, Gold sewing thread and Neenah White card-stock.
Stamped images on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Chameleon Pens. Fuse each color for around 5 seconds for shading. Trim images leaving a hint of white around the stamped edges.
Adhere designer paper to card base. Die cut your shapes and adhere to the card.
Adhere the Mama Elephant images with foam squares to add dimension.
Stamp sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Tie a bow with gold string and adhere to heart. Once dry adhere heart to card.
Here’s a closer look at those cute cupids.
Has cupids arrow struck you, we would love to hear in your comments!
Yes if you haven’t already checked your mail box, the latest issue of the Chameleon Newsletter was mailed out this week!
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Plus meet our design team and other fabulous hints and tips.
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Hi everyone Simply Monica with my 1st official post for Chameleon Pens. Love is in the Air here at Chameleon so join us as we share a Valentines Day Card.
This card was created using the following items: Chameleon Pens Bubble Gum PK3, Sky Blue BL3, Crimson Red RD4, Royal Blue BL6, Hot Cocoa BR2, Bark BR5, Bisque NU1 and Fawn NU3, Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink, Bazzill White Cardstock,Pink Paislee Patterned Paper, Tim Holtz Stamp Creative memories, Katie & Co Stamp Happy Valentines Day, Ribbon, Xyron – 150 Adhesive Runner.
First stamp the image and color the dress with PK3, BL3, RD4 and BL6. Start off with straight color and then begin to blend by leaving the mixing chamber on the pen for about 10 seconds with each addition of color.
Then color her hair with BR2 and Br5. BR2 was laid down first and then the mixing chamber was placed on the nib for approximately 8 seconds before colouring in the highlighted areas, shadows were added using BR5.
Her skin was colored with NU1 and NU3. NU1 is very similiar to E11 with copics it adds the nice dark tone to the skin when applied direct. If you add the mixing chamber for 10 seconds you will get a nice E000 look, then continue, but decrease the time you hold the mixing chamber on the nib as you go, this will give you a nice even blend.
Use the Joy Craft Heart border for the side of the card and a Spellbinder oval diecut for the main image. A Joy Craft die cut was placed behind the oval, topped off with a Stampin Up diecut. Then layered with a simple straight square cut.
This card will certainly have the recipient floating on air, we will be bringing you more Valentines inspiration over the coming weeks so don’t forget to follow us with Bloglovin’ , just click the box to the right of this page, it is that simple!
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