Day 7 of The Avery Elle ~ Chameleon Pens Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome back for another day of inspiration on the Avery Elle Blog Hop. Our team just love all the cute designs available and today Cathy shares some sweetness using What’s Up? clear stamp set.

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Chameleon Color Tones Deluxe pen set, Warm Sunset (Yo3) and Bark (BR5), What’s Up? clear stamp set, Twinery Twine, Brown Button, Madison Patterned Paper, Brown and white card stock, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink and Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Perfect Layers mini.

1) Mask off the top portion of a piece of white card and then stamp the body and neck of the giraffe using Memento ink (the head will be stamped on the masked off area).

2) Remove the mask and re-position over the body and most of the neck, then ink up the stamp again and line up the neck to the existing stamped image and stamp the neck and head again (this will give the giraffe an elongated neck).

3) Stamp the sentiments along the side of the giraffe’s neck with Versafine ink.

4) Colour the Neck using Warm Sunset; infuse the brush nib of pen for around 10 seconds and work from the centre of the neck towards the outside edge.  The infuse the Bark pen for around 3 seconds and colour the spots,then change to the bullet nib and infuse for 3 seconds again and add dots to the spots.

5) Matt and layer the image onto Brown card and Madison Patterned paper using the Perfect Layers Mini.

6) Add button and twine to finish.

We love how versatile these stamps are, Cathy has used the same stamp to create this baby card too.

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Materials Used:

Chameleon Color Tones Deluxe Pen Set; Purple Grape(PR4), Bubble Gum (PK3), Royal Blue (BL6), Avery Elle What’s Up? stamp set, Dotted Elle-ments die, Pink, blue, white and patterned card stock, Memento Rose Bud and Blue Lagoon ink and Versafine Onyx Black ink, pink buttons, pearls, Perfect Layers Mini and twine.

1) Die cut tag from white card and then two thinner tags from pink and blue card (by placing the die slightly off the cutting mat it is possible to only partially cut through the paper allowing you to reposition the die to extend it in length).

2) Stamp the giraffes using Memento ink and then colour using the same technique as in the first card. Stamp sentiment using Versafine ink.

3) Attach elements to layered card base and add buttons, pearls and twine to finish.

Cathy also created this cute little sky scene using the Fly By Stamp Set and Die.

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The images were stamped and die cut and then colored using Chameleon Color Tone Pens Crimson Red, Royal Blue, Warm Sunset and Sky Blue.

Thanks for joining us again today, don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter here and leave a comment below as it is your last chance to be entered into the draw for a Chameleon 5 pen set. Also hop on over to the Avery Elle blog here to be in with a chance of winning a $50 gift certificate. The draw closes at 11.59pm GMT tonight and the winner will be announced on the 27th April 2015.

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Day 6 of The Avery Elle ~ Chameleon Blog Hop

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The lovely Isha joins us today with some more Elephant goodness using the Ellie Stamp set from Avery Elle.

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Materials used: 
Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Seville Orange (OR4), Spring Meadow (YG3), Cool Gray (CG8), Royal Blue (BL6), Aqua Marine (BG4); Avery Elle Ellie stamp; You’re Invited die; Patterned Paper: The Neutral Collection; Memento Tuxedo Black and Bamboo Leaves ink; Neenah White Cardstock; Rubbing Alcohol to create the background; Glossy Accents.

Isha_AE_Card_1aInstructions:

1) Stamp image using Memento black onto Neenah cardstock.

2) Start coloring the image using the brush nib. Color the elephant using Cool Gray keeping the infusion time to 5-15 seconds depending on the area.

3) Make some dots onto the darker areas and then go over the entire image as in step 1.

4)Onto a scrap piece of acetate, scribble a bit of Royal Blue, Spring Meadow, spritz some rubbing alcohol over it and then put a piece of cardstock. This will create a wonderful background.

5)Die-cut the mat layer using the die.

6) Stamp and color some balloons using Seville Orange, Aqua Marine, Royal Blue, using the brush tip and keeping the infusion time to 8 seconds. Now stamp stars onto it and apply some white gel pen inside the stars.

7) Adhere patterned paper to the card base and then adhere the background paper onto it. Stamp sentiment, grass and ladybug. Adhere the die-cut window mat layer.

8) Adhere the elephant and balloons. To finish add some glossy accent to the balloons.

Isha_AE_Card_2Materials used:
 Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Spring Meadow (YG3), Cool Gray (CG8), Bubble Gum (PK3), Purple Grape (PR4), Sky Blue (BL3); Avery Elle Ellie stamp; You’re Invited die; The Brights Collection patterned paper; Ink: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart); Cardstock: Neenah White

Isha_AE_Card_2aInstructions:

1) Stamp image using Memento black onto the die-cut Neenah cardstock.

2) Start coloring the image using the brush nib. Color the elephant using Cool Gray keeping the infusion time to 5-15 seconds depending on the area.

3) Make some dots onto the darker areas and then go over the entire image as in step 1.
Stamp the grass. Stamp flowers using Pear Tart ink and color using Purple Grape, Bubble Gum Markers and Hot Cocoa.

4) Stamp the bunny and color it using Fawn marker. Use the brush tip and keep the infusion time to 2 seconds.
Go around the image using Sky Blue marker and blend it using Colorless Blender to create the feel of sky. Color in the grass using Spring Meadow.

5) Adhere the die-cut to the patterned paper and adhere this panel to the card base. To finish adhere some twine.

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Day 5 of The Avery Elle ~ Chameleon Blog Hop

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We hope you are all enjoying this Avery Elle hop as much as we are, we have been blown away by the inspiration from both teams and there is more to come!

Hi everyone Monica here and I am so happy to be apart of such an amazing team and to be a part of this awesome hop with Avery Elle. I have created these cards using Ellie and What’s Up.

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For the first card I stamped the image twice for double the fun.

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I used Chameleon colors Crimson Red (RD04), Warm Sunset (Y03) and Cool Grey (CG8) . To color Ellie I infused my pen for about 10 seconds each time and to color the balloons I wanted to have a nice strong true color so I only infused for about three seconds.

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I then used my Perfect Layers tool to mat the image just perfectly.

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I then stamped the sentiment “celebrate” all over the card front.

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Now for my second card using What’s Up I used Warm Sunset (Y03) and Hot Cocoa (BR2) to color these super cute giraffes!! These stamps are just too adorable right?!!

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For this one I used a spellbinder die to create a framed card front.

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We just love how these designs turned out, remember if you want to enter the draw to win a 5 Chameleon pen pack sign up for our newsletter here and leave a comment at the end of this post. Now hop on over to the Avery Elle blog here for some more crafty goodness and a chance to win a $50 gift certificate.The draw closes at 11.59pm GMT and the winner will be announced on the 27th April 2015.

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Day 4 of The Avery Elle ~ Chameleon Blog Hop

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We have another exciting line up for you today with Kasia, check out her super trendy mini Album using Avery Elle products.

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Can you spot the Avery Elle Products and Chameleon Pens used on this page?   They work so well together it is hard to spot!  Chameleon pens were used to color the leaves and Avery Elle Mint to Be and Pixie pigment ink pads were used for the flowers and to add detail to the background papers.

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Materials used:

Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set: (OL3) Olive Green, (BG4) Aqua Marine, (YG3) Spring meadow, (PK3) Bubble Gum, Detail pen, Avery Elle Mint To Be and Pixie Pigment Ink Pads, Simply Said Happy and Hello Die-Elle-ments and Oh Yeah clear Stamp Set.

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Kasia used recycled card for the base, then covered everything with scrapbooking paper, rounded the corners and made a hole for the binder ring and then decorated the cover, all the stamps were then coloured with chameleon pens.

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We love Kasia’s mini album, we hope you do too!

Don’t forget to leave a comment at the end of this post and sign up to our free newsletter here to be in draw for the chance to win a Chameleon 5 pen set of your choice!  Now hop on over to the Avery Elle Blog here to see some more gorgeous works from their team. The draw closes at 11.59pm GMT and the winner will be announced on the 27th April2015.

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Day 3 of The Avery Elle ~ Chameleon Blog Hop

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Hi everyone, today we are showcasing Ilina‘s  projects, our design team certainly loved the Ellie stamp set from Avery Elle as you can see here.

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Chameleon Pens deluxe set; Cool Grey (CG8), Bubble Gum (PK3), and Aquamarine (BG4), Avery Elle Raspberry card stockEllie stamp setDotted borders elle-ments dieSugar Blend sequins, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Versamark ink pad, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Neenah smooth white card stock, heat gun.

Instructions:
1. Stamp the elephant and balloon onto 4″ x 5″ card stock.
2. Color the elephant using the Chameleon pens:
– Use Cool Gray-CG8 for the elephant, color the head by infusing your pen using the toning medium for 30 seconds, then do the same for the body. Use Bubble Gum-PK3 for the cheek of the elephant (no infusing and use the bullet nib) – Color the balloon using Aqua Marine- BG4 pen by infusing it for 25 seconds.

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3. Using the curvy die from the dotted borders, cut the bottom of the card stock.
4. Using repositionable adhesive adhere the pieces onto Raspberry card base ( 4 1/4″ x 11″ (folded at 5 1/2″), leaving a gap of 1/4″. Stamp the sentiment “celebrate” in the gap using versamark ink (remove the white layers) and emboss the sentiments using white embossing powder.
5. Using dimensionals adhere the layers back onto the card base.
6. Adhere the sequins.

Again Ilina couldn’t stop at just one elephant card…..

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Supplies: Chameleon Pens deluxe set; Cool Grey (CG8), Bubble Gum (PK3), Avery Elle Raspberry card stock, Ellie stamp set, Ellie elle-ments die, Dotted borders elle-ments die, Sugar Blend sequins, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Neenah smooth white card stock, May Arts crinkle hot pink ribbon, White gel pen.

Instructions:
1. Stamp the elephant and balloon onto white card stock and color them:
-Use Cool Gray-CG8 for the elephant, color the head by infusing your pen using the toning medium for 30 seconds, then do the same for the body. Use Bubble Gum-PK3 for the cheek of the elephant (no infusing and use the bullet nib)
-Color the balloon using Bubble Gum-PK3 pen by infusing it for 15 seconds.

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2. Using the coordinating die, cut them.
3. Cut piece of white card stock to measure 4″ x 5 3/8″ and die cut the bottom using the scalloped border from the Dotted Borders die set.
4. Cut very thin strip of raspberry card stock.
5. Adhere the strip onto the white layer and add faux stitching using the white gel pen.
6. Adhere the elephant and the balloon using dimenstionals.
7. Tie the ribbon on the top.
8. Using dimensionals adhere the whole layer onto Rasperry card base ( 4 1/4″ x 11″ folded at 5 1/2″)
9. Adhere sequins.

Yes I know this is going to blow your mind but once Ilina started with that elephant stamp we just couldn’t stop her!

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Supplies:Chameleon Pens deluxe set; Cool Grey (CG8), Bubble Gum (PK3), Warm Sunset (YO3), Avery Elle Ellie stamp set, Ellie elle-ments die, Stampin’ Up! Circle framelits, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Neenah smooth white card stock, White gel pen, PTI white card stock (for card base), Avery Elle Silver Fox card stock, Avery Elle brights collection patterned paper,Avery Elle neutral collection patterned paper, PTI harvest gold vintage buttons, Stampin’ Up! white bakers twine

Instructions:
1.Stamp and color the elephant and balloon onto white card stock.
-Use Cool Gray-CG8 for the elephant, color the head by infusing your pen using the toning medium for 30 seconds, then do the same for the body. Use Bubble Gum-PK3 for the cheek of the elephant (no infusing and use the bullet nib)
-Color the balloon using Warm Sunset-YO3 pen by infusing it for 15 seconds.

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2. Cut layer from silver fox card stock to measure 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut Mimosa (from the bright collection patterned paper) to measure 3 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ and a little rectangle 2″ x 1″ from the silver fox patterned paper (neutral collection).
3. adhere the patterned paper onto the Silver Fox layer.
4. die cut circle using the circle framelits onto white card stock
5. Stamp sentiment onto the citcle, then adhere the elephant.
6. Adhere it onto the card and then adhere the balloon.
7. Add faux stitching using the white gel pen.
8. Thread white twine through the button and adhere it to the card layer.
9. Adhere the whole layer onto white card base ( 4 1/4″ x 11″ PTI card stock folded at 5 1/2″)

We love how many different variations Ilina has achieved with the Ellie Stamp set, I am sure we will see a few more elephants during the hop to inspire you further!

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Day 2 of The Avery Elle ~ Chameleon Blog Hop

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Welcome back for another jam packed day of crafty goodness ready to be gobbled up! Our team just love working with Avery Elle Products, today Ekaterina has created these cuties that just make you melt.

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Materials used:

Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Cool Gray CG8, Seville Orange OR4,Olive Green OL3, Ellie Clear Stamps from Every Elle.

Instrutions:

1) Color the elephant using Cool Gray CG8. Work from the middle of the elephants head out towards the edge going from light to dark. Then from the top of the ear to the bottom again working from light to dark. Then to Colour the body start at the legs using the lightest shade and then work towards the back of the elephant getting darker as you go. Add shadows to the edge of his leg and where his body meets the ground.

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2) Use Olive Green OL3 to color the grass.

3) Cut out the elephant leaving a small white border.

4) Color the balloon and small stars using Seville Orange OR4 and cut out.

5) Mount elephant and balloons onto card using dimensional foam pads.

But why stop at one cute elephant, Ekaterina shows how versatile this set is with the tag design.

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The elephant was colored the same way as in the first design but instead of a balloon some little bubbles were stamped on the end of the trunk.

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It’s Day One of The Avery Elle ~ Chameleon Blog Hop

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We are so excited to be partnering with Avery Elle to bring you a wealth of inspiration from both teams, whats more if you leave a comment on the Avery Elle Blog  you will be entered into a draw to win a $50 gift certificate! Don’t think you will miss out by commenting on our blog , if you do comment during the hop you will be in the draw to win a 5 pack of Chameleon pens of your choice!

To kick off the hop we have the fabulous Annette Allen who has created this “Time to Soar” project.

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Chameleon Pens: Summer Sun (YL2), Sky Blue (BL3), Grass Green (GR3), Seville Orange (OR4), Warm Sunset (YO3), Bubble Gum (PK3), Crimson Red (RD4), Purple Grape (PR4) and Olive Green (OL3).Other Supplies: Avery Elle Look Up stamp set, Avery Elle The Neutral Collection 6×6 paper pad, Tsukineko Memento tuxedo black ink pad, Tsukineko Memento Luxe Morocco ink pad, Misc foam adhesives and Neenah white card-stock.

Instructions:

1. Make card from card-stock

2. Stamp images on separate piece of card-stock.

3. Infuse Chameleon Pens for 15 seconds before coloring to give the light to dark shading. Each feather image is colored with two colors, infuse for 15 seconds and color with the first color then infuse the second color and color right over the first color.

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4. Cut strip of Avery Elle designer paper and adhere to card base, stamp sentiment.

5. Trim fully colored images leaving a hint of white around the edges. Adhere colored images to card using foam adhesives to give a little dimension.  

We just love the two tone vibrancy of those feathers, Annette has also created this “Look Up” beauty

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Chameleon Pens: Grass Green (GR3), Deep Violet (VO4), Sky Blue (BL3) and Spring Meadow (YG3). Other Supplies: Avery Elle Look Up stamp set, Avery Elle The Neutral Collection 6×6 paper pad, Avery Elle The Everyday Collection 6×6 paper pad, Avery Elle Raspberry Heavy card-stock, Tsukineko Memento tuxedo black ink pad, Misc foam adhesives and Neenah white card-stock.

1. Make card from card-stock

2. Stamp images on separate piece of card-stock.

3. Infusing each color for 10 second then color images.

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4. Trim images leaving a hint of white around the edges.

5. Cut a piece of Avery Elle’s colored card-stock and adhere to card with foam adhesives for dimension.

6. Cut a piece of Avery Elle’s designer paper slightly smaller and layer over colored card-stock.

7. Stamp sentiment on card base.

8. Adhere colored images to card using foam adhesives again giving a little dimension.

Don’t forget to sign up for our free newsletter here and leave a comment to be entered into the draw.

Now time to hop on over to the Avery Elle blog for more creative goodness here.

The draw closes at 11.59pm GMT and the winner will be announced on the 27th April 2015.

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Floral Dimensional Card

 

 

Monica did a different take on colouring with dimension and created this Floral dimensional card design.

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By Monica Edwards

Hi everyone! Monica here.  I am sharing another card I made using my Chameleon pens which I am loving more and more as I use them.  This is a clean and simple piece using a Flourishes stamp as my coloring piece,that I call “Gratitude”.  The goal for this post was to create “dimension” without using toning medium.  So here is my take on it.

I stamped my image on Express It paper with Memento Ink and fussy cut it out and then colored each one by layering the color to get darker shades.

I used Helmar foam tape underneath each layer of the Sue Wilson die set on all white card stock.

We love the effect Monica achieved by layering her inks.

Dimensional Geometrics

Katerina wows’ us today with her geometric heart coloured flat and then with added dimension and shading.

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Materials used:
Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Warm Sunset YO3, Summer Sun YL2, Seville Orange OR4, Olive Green OL3, Spring Meadow YG3, Aquamarine BG4, Royal Blue BL6, Blue Violet BV 4.проект-переход-цвета-1

 

We love how much more dimension the heart on the right has, you could easily recreate this design with a ruler and the detail pen. By shading each triangle with different angles of light to dark you will get the effect that they rise off the page.

 

How to add Dimension to People

This month we have been exploring the difference between colouring flat and colouring with dimension. Kasia has created this stunning journal to illustrate how much better people look when coloured with dimension.

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Here  you can see the blank image, then coloured with dimension in the middle and flat on the far right.

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Materials used:
Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; BG4 Aquamarine, NU1 Bisque, NU3 Fawn, BR2 Hot Cocoa

Instrutions:

1) Tear the edges of  green patterned paper and adhere to journal base.

2) Add the inscription “just life”.

3) Colour the digi stamp and cut out  leaving a white border then apply with 3d pads.

4) Add inscription, washi tape and ribbon.

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