My Friend Card

Today we would like to welcome back as a guest Annette, one of our previous designers, her clean and bright designs are so lovely to see and with just a few Chameleon Color Tone pens she can create a masterpiece!

By Annette Allen

We asked Annette to create a card just using the Floral Tones 5 pack and this is the result.

If you would like to see how Annette created this My Friend Card you can download her step out instructions here.

Spotlighting Technique

Today courtesy of Leah we bring you the spotlighting technique, a way of highlighting an area of an image by coloring only that section.

By Leah Cornelius

Leah said ” I love flowers and especially having a fresh bouquet of them in my home. This stamp was perfect to highlight some of the gorgeous blooms using the Chameleon pens beautiful colors.”

If you would like to see how to create your own Spotlighting Card you can download the instructions here.

Blossoming Birdhouse

Today we bring you something a bit different, we all know how wonderful Chameleon Pens are on paper but did you know they work on other surfaces too? Leah has created this charming blossoming birdhouse with customised fabric flowers that would look stunning in any garden.

By Leah Cornelius

Leah said “Finding new ways to use the Chameleon Pens is a fun challenge. When I found this adorable little wooden birdhouse I just knew I could pretty it up by transforming some white fabric ribbon and flowers using Chameleon Pens.”

You can recreate this Blooming Birdhouse by downloading the instructions here.

 

 

Negative Space Card

Today Leah shows us how effective coloring the negative space of your design can be.

By Leah Cornelius

Leah said “With the range of color tones you can get with the Chameleon pens I wanted to do some negative space coloring and create an ombre effect. The colors Blue Violet and Seville Orange were a perfect combo for summer!” .  We are certainly looking forward to summer here in the Chameleon Office…ice cream and all that warm weather – for a week at least here in the U.K. lol.

To recreate this you can download the Negative Space Coloring instructions here.

We love how Leah has flipped the coloring so that the background brings out the main focus of the card design.

Happy Spring

Spring is well and truly underway and we are relieved that the snow has finally retreated!  Today Leah shares a beautiful happy spring card to get us all in that warmer weather to come mood!

By Leah Cornelius

Leah said “I love the coming of spring and the promise of warmer weather and flowers! I wanted to use my Chameleon pens in a non-traditional way to create some fun, whimsical spring flowers!”

To see how to create this Happy Spring Card you can download the instructions here.

Blooming Gift Set

Today we welcome back one of our past designers Leah Cornelius, with the beautiful Blooming gift set.

By Leah Cornelius

We asked Leah what inspired her to create this project, she said “I love to give little gifts and it’s fun to alter things you have laying around the house. For this gift set I did just that. I used a plain white box I had and altered it and made a matching card to go with it.My theme was flowers and the beautiful range of pinks Chameleon pens offers brought them to life. Now I have the perfect little gift for someone special.”

If you would like to create your own Blooming Gift Set you can download the instructions here.

What would you put in your gift set?

Sammy Scrapbook Layout

Annette is back with this adorable Sammy Scrapbook Layout…don’t you just want to hug this little guy?

By Annette Allen

Annette said “I was inspired by how cute my dog is. I believe that color brightens the sole and always brings a smile.”  Well he certainly makes us smile too!

If you would like to see how to create this Sammy Scrapbook Layout you can download the instructions here.

Masking Masterclass

Welcome to the masking masterclass, where our designer Annette shows you how to use post-it notes to mask images to get repeat stamping effects.

By Annette Allen

We asked Annette what inspired her to create this masked design, she said “I was inspired by a stain glass I seen in a window the other day.”  How cool is that!

If you would like to learn more about masking you can download Annette’s Masking Masterclass here.

 

Fabric Bag

We are back today with more fabric inspiration, with the drive to cut plastic waste Annette shows how you can create your own colorful shopping bag.

by Annette Allen

We asked Annette what inspired her to create this beautiful bag, she said “I like to have little bags with me just incase I buy something. I don’t really care for the plastic bags that you get in stores. So I made a bag and why not make it pretty. I am a girly person so I was inspired by all things pretty.”

If you would like to make your own shopping bag and do your bit to save the planet you can download the Chameleon Fabric bag Project instructions here.

Join us again on Monday for more inspiration!

Altenew’s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

We are so excited to be included in the Altenew 4th Anniversary Blog Hop, we love their stamps and dies so much they are the perfect partner to Chameleon Color Tone Pens, Color Tops and Color Tone Pencils! If you are already hopping along you will have arrived here from Svitlana Shayevich‘s blog.

Cathy has created three projects for this special event, the first uses Chameleon Pens and Color Tops to color the Altenew Striped Leaf Cover Die.

By Cathy Andronicou

This was so easy to create, you can see how here.

Alternatively you can download the instructions  for the Unbe-leaf-able card here.

Next Cathy shows you how you can use Chameleon Color Tone Pencils to add shading to stamped leaves from the Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp set and how to get an ombre effect on the sentiment using Chameleon Color Tone Pens and Color Tops along with the Totally Tropical Die set.

Now watch how easy it is to create that great Ombre effect!

Alternatively you can download the Aloha Card instructions here.

Finally Cathy shows how you can combine Chameleon Color Tone Pencils and Pens to blend together on the flowers from Altenew’s Happy Bloom Stamp and Die set.

Watch how easy it is to use your Chameleon pens to blend your pencils in the video.

 

Mum Happy Birthday Card by Cathy Andronicou from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

Alternatively download the Happy Birthday Mum card instructions here.

We hope we have inspired you to get out your pens and pencils and start creating with the fab range from Altenew. If you want to start the hop from the beginning you can click the link for the Altenew blog.

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Altenew Special Offer

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY4TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV at checkout. Offer valid from April 3rd until April 8th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Prizes are up for grabs too on the Altenew blog.


Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 28 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 17th, 2018.

How about we also give you a chance to win an additional prize ?

We will give away a 5 pen pack of your choice  to one random person. To enter you must do two things….

  1. Sign up to our creative community (Click the link below) &
  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 8th April 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.

Wow that was a long post bet you are wondering where to go next?

So without further words why not hop on over to the fabulous

Kelly Latevola

If you get lost along the way, here is a full list of today’s hoppers

 

Altenew

Simon Says Stamp

May Sukyong Park

Laura Bassen

Kristina Pokazanieva

Kathy Racoosin

Enza Gudor

Erum Tasneem

Nicole Picadura

Svitlana Shayevich

Chameleon Pens

Kelly Latevola

Flora Monika Farkas

Dana Gong

Vicky Papaioannou