Where have we been?

Hi everyone, it may have seemed a bit quiet on the blog here, we have been super busy getting the new Design team organised and working hard at CHA (the Craft and Hobby Association – trade show).

Did you spot any of our updates and videos on Facebook?  If not here are a couple to give you a hint or two of some of the new products, you are going to LOVE them!!!!

We even had our Nick from Marketing demonstrating some of the 6 way techniques using the pens! Watch to the end for a peak at the new colors and color cards.

So which is your favourite? Let us know in comments.

 

Winter Nature

Ekaterina shares a winter nature scene with us today, this card would be great for a winter thanks or winter birthday!

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Instructions:

Stamp the bird and colour using Crimson Red, Cool Grey and Deep Black, colour the branch with Hot Cocoa and give dimension to the berries by colouring one area lighter than the other. Cut around the image and mount on to the card.

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Ekaterina has perfectly framed the coloured image by teeming with a chevron patterned paper and mottled turquoise background.

Floral Thanks

As promised here is another dose of inspiration for thank you cards, whether you want to send cards out for all those Christmas presents or a January Birthday this design would work well for both!

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By Isha Gupta
Supplies:
Chameleon Marker: Purple Grape (PR4), Crimson Red (RD4), Spring Meadow (YG3); Ink: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black, Peanut Brittle); Stamp: Winnie&Walter (The Big, The Bold and Extras), SugarPeaDesigns (Funky Wreath: All Seasons), Hero Arts (Designer Woodgrain); Die: Winnie&Walter (Katharine Cutaways); Cardstock: Neenah (White), Bazzill Card Shoppe (Red); Sequins: Gold
Instructions:

  1. Die-cut the mat layer, stamp using 2nd. generation* image using the woodgrain stamp (*this is where you ink the stamp and then stamp onto scrap paper before stamping the image you want – giving a lighter impression).
  2. Stamp the wreath using the same color ink as used for the woodgrain and then stamp the sentiment in black.
  3. Stamp all the flower images using black ink.Step_1
  4. Color the florals using Crimson Red and Purple Grape markers. Use the brush nib and an infusion time of between 4-8 seconds. Use Spring Meadow for the leaves, use brush nib and an infusion time of 9 seconds.Step_2
  5. Mat the wood layer using red cardstock and adhere to the card base.
  6. Fussy cut the flowers and leaves. Adhere them to the wreath using tombow glue and 3d foam.
  7. To finish adhere some gold sequins.

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Sadly this is our last design from our past design team member Isha, so please leave her some love in your comments today.

Framed Sweet Times

Kasia joins us today with this beautifully framed stamped Gorjuss Girl image.

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By Kasia Frezja

This whole image was colored using just Five Chameleon Color Tones Pens!

SUPPLIES : Chameleon Color Tones Deluxe Pen Set, Fawn (NU3), Bisque (NU1), Bark (BR5), Hot Cocoa (BR2), Purple Grape (PL4).

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Patterned paper was trimmed to leave a small border around a Kraft card blank.

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A paper doily was then added to the centre of the card and a wooden ornate frame added over the top.

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On a separate piece of card the Gorjuss Girl image was stamped, colored and cut out.

Infuse the Hot Cocoa pen for 7 seconds, color the hair,
Infuse the Fawn pen for 5 seconds, and color the face,
Infuse Purple Grape pen 13 seconds and color the dress..
If you want to get a deeper shade you can make another pass with the chosen color.

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The stamped image was then mounted onto the card base.

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Flowers and die cut leaves were then added to finish the design.

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We love how easy this design was to create with just a few Chameleon pens whilst still getting the impression of depth and dimension.  If you have created projects using just a few Chameleon pens please share them with us on our Facebook page, we would love to see them!

 

Christmas Thanks

With Christmas over and all the presents unwrapped, we wanted to share some thank you card inspiration with you!

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By Ilina Crouse

Supplies:
Chameleon Pens Deluxe set, Mama Elephant Peek a Frame die set, Wplus9 Winter pals stamp and die set, Altenew Painter Butterflies, Hero Arts black ink, paint brush Chameleon pens Colorless blending solution refill and soft sky refill, play foam, Neenah white card stock -80lb and 100lb, sequins, Lawn Fawn Hillside borders die set, paint brush, transparency sheet

Instructions:

  1. Stamp images on white card stock and die cut them.
  2. Cut the frame for the window using the peek a frame dies and cut the same frame from fun foam.
  3. Color the images using your Chameleon pens using the following fuse times. IMG_5109
  4. For the bear, the white parts use 2 pens, Cool Gray and Sky Blue. Start with the Cool Gray and color just where shadows should be. Leave the rest of the bear white. IMG_5110For the smaller parts infuse the brush tip of your pen for 1-3 seconds and then color. For the larger parts infuse your pen 5-6 seconds and color the parts of the bear. After this using the same fuse times infuse your Sky Blue pen and color on top of the gray. IMG_5111Infuse your Bubble Gum pen for 1-2 seconds and color the ears and cheeks of the bear. Infuse the Cool Gray pen about 2-3 secons and color the top and ends of the hat. Infuse the Royal Blue pen for 5 seconds and color the hat of the bear.
    For the sled use Bark and Cool Gray pens. Infuse your Bark pen for 7-8 seconds and color from the middle to one end, then re-infuse and color from the middle towards the other end. Infuse the bullet point of your Cool Gray pen for 3 seconds and color the “metal parts” of the sled.IMG_5117
  5. Use your Hot Cocoa marker to color the branch. Infuse your pen (brush tip) for 5 seconds and color from the middle towards the ends.
    For the owl use Bisque, Bark and Purple Grape. For the head infuse the Bark pen for 6 seconds and color, then use the Bisque pen and infuse it for 5 seconds and color the face of the owl. For the owl’s body infuse your Bark pen for 10-11 seconds and color the body of the owl. For the wings use the Bisque pen and for each wing infuse it for 3 seconds. For the scarf use the Purple grape pen and infuse it with the blending solution for 4 seconds for the smaller part and 7 seconds for the larger part.
  6. Cut 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of white card stock. In a little cup or a palette drop few drops of Blue Sky re-inker and dilute with with the colorless blending solution/reinker. IMG_5119Using a paint brush color your background. Let it dry then stamp the sentiment.
  7. Cut 4″ strip from white card stock using the Hillside borders die and adhere to your panel that you colored.
  8. Adhere 4″x 5 1/4″ piece of transparency on the back of the frame, then adhere the fun foam frame. IMG_5127Fill in with sequins and adhere the frame onto the background that you colored.IMG_5128
  9. Adhere your images on top. Adhere the whole panel onto white card base.

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We hope we have inspired you to make a start on your thank you cards, we will have more to share with you on the blog soon!

Pretty Poinsettias

Hi crafters! Team member Monica is sharing a Stampendous 3D Poinsettia for Christmas. She really wanted to showcase how you can get a really nice bold look with Chameleon Pens.

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By Monica Edwards

Monica is using Crimson Red (RD4). She infused the larger petals for a count of 7 seconds and for the smaller petals she infused for a 10 second count.

The leaves were colored with Spring Green (YG3) with an infusion time of 6 seconds and then Grass Green (GR3) to add some deeper shadows towards the inner areas of the leaves.

Now to really make the flower pop off the page Monica took her Chameleon Detail pen and went along the outlines of the stamp image.

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Well we don’t know if Christmas has come along as quickly for you as it has for us, but we hope that our designs have helped to inspire you this holiday season. Will be back just before Christmas to announce our new team for next year. Until then we would like to wish all our readers, where ever you are and what ever you celebrate a happy holiday!

 

Winner Wednesday

 

We have been so busy here decorating Nick (aka Marker Man), whoops we mean the office with tinsel that we forgot to announce the winner of our Lawn Fawn Blog hop!

So with out further a do…… the winner is………

Andreia Silva

 

Congratulations Andreia, please email us at blog@chameleonpens.com with your address and choice of 5 pack colour.

 

Time To Get The Christmas Tree

Have you bought your Christmas tree yet, Isha has bought a whopper,it is so big it won’t even fit in her car!!!!

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By Isha

Materials used:
 Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Crimson Red (RD4), Sky Blue (BL3), Grass Green (GR3), Bark (BR5), Spring Meadow (YG3), Summer Sun (YL2), Cool Gray (CG8), Colorless Blender; Stamp: Dashing (Avery Elle); Ink: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMark); Embossing Powder: WOW! Embossing Powder (Clear Clitter, Rich Gold); Embossing Paste: Wendi Vecchi; Stencil: Falling Snow (Simon Says Stamp); Cardstock: Neenah (White), Vellum (Bazzill); Patterned Paper: Snow Day (Lawn Fawn)

Instructions:

1) Stamp image using Memento black ink onto Neenah cardstock.
2) Color the image, use the red marker brush tip and fuse for 40 seconds. Start from the centre and work out to the end.
3) Color in the tree by first using the  spring meadow marker brush tip and infuse for 7 seconds, then use  the grass green marker on top of it, using brush nib and infusing for 5 seconds.
4) Color in the star and lights using the yellow marker brush nib and infuse for 2 seconds.
5) Fussy cut the image.
6) Cut a white mat layer, apply embossing paste and sprinkle some glitter embossing powder, let dry and then heat emboss.
7) Cut another mat layer, use the red marker to color the border so the red color matches the car.
Cut a vellum strip, stamp the sentiment using VersaMark ink, emboss using gold embossing powder.
Assemble everything together as per the photo.

Of course we were joking we are sure Isha’s tree isn’t really this big but how fun would it be to see a car driving down the road with such an enormous tree?

Reindeer Christmas

 

 

Have you ever seen a reindeer wearing a sweater? The one on this Christmas card that Annette has created is so trendy!  Reminds me of our Nick from the office’s Christmas jumper collection (equally snazzy taste).Christmas 1.3 - 1

by: Annette Allen

Supplies: Chameleon Color Tone Pens: PK3, RD4, YG3 and NU3, Hero Arts Christmas Reindeer stamp set, Reverse Confetti Jolly Holiday, Papertrey Ink die cuts, watercolors, Neenah white card-stock, Tsukeniko Memento tuxedo black ink pad, Ranger watercolor-paper and foam adhesives.

Instructions:

  1. Stamp images on separate piece of card-stock.
  2. Infuse YG3 for 5 seconds each time you color a branch on the trees. Then Infuse NU3 for 5 seconds each time you color a section of the deers body.
  3. Infuse YG3 for 5 seconds and color polka dots on deers sweater. Color sweater with RD4 using direct color. No infusing.
  4. Trim each image leaving a hint of white.
  5. Make card from card-stock, cut a piece of watercolor paper same size as front side of card.
  6. Using watercolors create a colorful background then once dry adhere to card base.
  7. Die cut shapes and adhere to card and using foam adhesives adhere images to card.
  8. Stamp sentiment on die cut banner and adhere to card using foam adhesives.

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So now you have seen this little wooly jumper, what about telling us about your Christmas Jumpers, what is your favourite?

Custom Christmas Tag

 

Hi crafters! Today Monica shares a Christmas tag that you can add to your presents as a personal way to say Merry Christmas to the ones you love!

She uses a fun Christmas image with Santa, a snowman and cute reindeer.

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To color the snowman use Deep Black (BK4) infuse for 10 seconds, this gives the nice gradient look as shown. Crimson Red (RD4) and Royal Blue (BL6) to color his scarf and the red on his hat. For the smaller areas infuse the pen for 4 seconds.

Santa is colored with Crimson Red (RD4) and infused for 9 seconds. Bark (BR5) was then used to give the outer edge of Santa’s hat a deeper shadowed look. His face was infused for 3 seconds using Bisque (NU1) and then Fawn (NU3) to outline his face for the deeper shadows.

The reindeer was colored with Crimson Red (RD4), Bisque (NU1), and Bark (BR5). His cheeks were coloured with Bisque (NU1) infused for 3 seconds and his nose was colored without infusing the pen, so it’s a bright red. Some Stickles glitter was added to various areas to brighten things up just like sparkling of snow.

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