And The WINNER Is…

First we want to thank EVERYONE who participated in Chameleon’s 1st ever “Grown Up Coloring Contest”. We had such an amazing response and it was absolutely inspirational to see all the wonderful coloring!  We’ve had a lot if people inquiring if we are going to have another coloring contest and the answer is YES! So just keep an eye on The Chameleon Facebook page for the announcement of the next one 🙂

We did get some incredible freehand art submitted but it was not really suitable for a “coloring” contest,  so we decided our NEXT contest should be for free hand artists.  MARKER ARTIST- MAKE YOUR MARK! will give marker artists a chance to share their original works of art with the community and have a chance to win! The contest will Start Sept 15th and all the details will be posted on Facebook real soon!

Below are the winners and their amazing creations, we have to say we had a really tough time choosing a winner as the standard of entry was so high!  We will be contacting the winners via email so you can claim your prize!

Grand Prize #1 Goes to Kpacker2000 who colored in this amazing picture of the “Enchanted Forest” voted best page created using ANY coloring medium. Congratulations!! You win the Grand Prize of a Deluxe set of Chameleon Pens with 21 ink refills and 20 digital coloring pages 

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We opened this competition to all types of art supplies and while we would love it if everyone used  Chameleon Pens 🙂  It was great to see all the different coloring mediums and to show folks what our Chameleon Pens are capable of too!  This piece really shows the power of the one pen blends and smooth color gradations, plus I think this was done with just 5 or 6 pens… now that really shows doing MORE with LESS!
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Grand Prize #2 Goes to 2003gem who did this wonderful whimsical owl Voted best page created using Chameleon Pens Congratulations! You win Grand Prize of a Full set of Chameleon Ink Refills for your Pens plus Tweezers, Nibs and the 20 page digital coloring book! 

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As we mentioned last week in our Facebook post, we decided to add ONE MORE PRIZE!! There were so many great works people voted on but we wanted to get in on it too! So we enlisted our fantastic Chameleon Pens Design team and folks in our creative department for them to choose their favorite.. and and Debbi29’s vision of the parrot from anamorphia just blew us away!

Grand Prize #3 Judged Best colored page by our Chameleon Design Team and Creative Department -Debbi29 You WIN a Deluxe set of Chameleon Pens and our 20 page digital Coloring book! 

Chameleon CHOICE Runner Up

We also have FOUR Runner Up Prizes – Colored with any coloring medium.

Each artist wins a 5 pack of Pens (or equivalent store credit) PLUS our 20 page digital coloring book 

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4th

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Congratulations to everyone! Thanks for Participating and we look forward to the NEXT fun contest!! 

 

One Pen Blends with Monica

Hi everyone! This month we were asked to create something using only one pen. I thought to myself hmm… only one pen okay this is going to be challenging. Well, it was not! I used my Cool Gray: CG8 pen to create this card.

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Materials used: Chameleon Color Tones Pens Cool Grey (CG8),Prima stamped image, Spellbinders dies and pink and white cardstock.

Using one pen with Chameleons is a breeze due to your ability to infuse, this allows you to get the different color variations.

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Just pop the mixing chamber on the nib of the pen and infuse with toning medium for between 5 and 40 seconds – the longer you leave the chamber on the nib the longer the blend will be.

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I hope everyone enjoyed my one pen project.

We certainly enjoyed Monic’s one pen project, what would you color if you only had one Chameleon Pen?

Summer Fun With Isha

 

 

Hi everyone, Isha has been sharing her sun umbrella with some exotic birds this year! We just love this fun design.

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Materials used:- 
Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Crimson Red (RD4), Bark (BR5), Sky Blue (BL3), Bubble Gum (PK3), Purple Grape (PR4), Spring Meadow (YG3), Royal Blue (BL6), Seville Orange (OR4), Summer Sun (YL2), Colorless Blender; Stamp: Avery Elle (Tweet Tweet); Ink: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark); Die: Avery Elle (Stitched Wonky Rectangle); Embossing Powder: WOW! Embossing Powder (Purple Orchid); Cardstock: Neenah (White), Bazzill Card Shoppe (Taffy)

Instructions:

Stamp image using Memento black onto Neenah cardstock.Coloring the image using the brush nib. Color the Tiki first using Bark, keeping the infusion time to 15 seconds.
Color the birds using various colors with the brush tip, keeping the infusion time from 3-7 seconds. Fussy cut.
Color the flowers directly using the bullet tip. Color around the image using Sky Blue marker and blend it using colorless blender.
Stamp and emboss the sentiment. Cut the mat layer using wonky rectangle die.
Adhere the mat layer onto the Taffy cardbase.

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We love the dimension Isha was able to create on the parasol and to think she achieved it with just the one Bark pen! Join us soon for more Chameleon Inspiration.

 

 

Celebrate Summer with Ekaterina

With many of us enjoying the hot summer, what a better way to cool down than with an Ice Cream? We love this multi scoop design and drooling at the prospect of a Chocolate, Mango and Pistachio scoop cone!

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By Ekaterina Oleinik

Materials Used: Chameleon Color Tones Pens; Olive Green (OL3), Warm Sunset (YO3), Bubble Gum (PK3), Spring Meadow (YG3), Cool Gray (CG8), Bisque (Nu1), Fawn (NU3), Crimson Red (RD4), Seville Orange (OR4), Summer Sun (YL2), Bark (BR5), Hot Cocoa (BR2), Purple Grape (PR4), Sky Blue (BL3), stamps “I wish excellent mood…” from Lesia Zgharda and digital image from Elizabeth O. Dulemba.

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We love how easy it was for Ekaterina to create dimension with the scoops of ice-cream, they look so yummy!

So now all that remains is to find out what your favourite flavour of ice-cream is? Ours is Chocolate!

Summer Birds with Monica

Hi everyone, welcome summer! Today I am sharing a fun summery card that features images from Sweet stamps and Chameleon pens.

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I used Summer Sun (YL2), Bubble Gum (PK3), Warm Sunset (YG3), Purple Grape (PR4), and Sky Blue (BL3) to color the birds. I used a dies from Mama Elephant as the backdrop and Memento Tuxedo black ink to stamp the image.

These birds are so “Tweet” and make the perfect summery card. What images would you color to create the perfect summer card? We would love to know, just leave a comment at the end of this post .

Summer Mermaids

 

We love summer, the chance to mess about on the water and maybe even see the odd mermaid! Well, may be a bit far fetched but we have a Mermaid Card from Ilina as the next best thing.

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By Ilina Crouse

Supplies: Chameleon Deluxe pen set, Little Mermaid 2 stamp by Lili of the Valley, Neenah White card stock, Labels framelits by Stampin’ Up!, Prima flowers, Organdy ribbon by Stampin’ Up!, Pool Party card stock by Stampin’ Up, Romance and Roses paper pad by Lili of the Valley, Memento in Tuxedo Black ink pad. Instrustions:
1. Stamp image onto white card stock using the Memento ink pad.
2. Color the image using your Chameleon Pens.
– For the mermaid’s body I used Olive Green and Aqua Marine pens. Infuse the Aqua Marine pen for 15 seconds using the toning medium, then starting from the middle color the body towards the tail, then infuse the Olive Green pen for 15 seconds and color from the middle towards the top of the mermaid. For the tail infuse the pens for 7 seconds. For the wings 5 seconds each, and for the shells on her head infuse the pens (the bullet nib) for about 2-3 seconds each.
-for the mermaid’s hair use the Bark pen and infuse it for 10 seconds using the toning medium and color the top of her hair, for the little strands of hair use the bullet nib and infuse the pen for 2-3 second.
– for the sea horses use Seville Orange (bullet nib and infuse it for 2-3 seconds for each part) and the Fawn pen (infuse for about 7 seconds for each sea horse)
– at the end outlne each part with blender pen and then with the Sky Blue pen, then go back with the blender pen to soften the lines.
3. cut the image using the label framelit.
4. Cut 4″ x 5 1/4″ mat from the patterned paper pad.
5. Cut 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ Pool Party mat. Layer the two mats together and tie ribbon in the middle.
6. Using dimensionals adhere the image onto the layers.
7. Adhere flowers.
8. Adhere the whole layer onto white card base ( 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece scored at 5 1/2″).

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We hope this watery scene has inspired you to get out your pens and color something fun this summer!

A Stampendous blog Day

You may recall that we recently had a blog hop with Stampendous, well we have bonus projects using their products from one of our designers Ekaterina Oleinik.

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By Ekaterina Oleinik

Materials Used: Chameleon Color Tones Pens;Aqua Marine (BG4),Warm Sunset (YO3), Fawn (NU3),Seville Orange (OR4),Bark (BR5), Blue Violet (BV4),Sky Blue (BL3),
Jumbo Cling Rubber Butterfly Trio (CRS5044), Butterflies Die Set, Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle, Graduated Dot Stencil, Paste Spreader, Dreamweaver Regular Paste 4 Oz, Frantage Treasures Glitter 5-Jar Kit, Regal Bird Quotes Perfectly Clear Stamps.

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Attach stencil to card and spread embossing paste using spreader.

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Mix the embossing powder and glitter together and sprinkle over paste.

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On white paper stamp the “Butterfly” and color with Chamelon markers.

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Then die cut the butterfly.

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On white card stamp the sentiment.

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Adhere butterflies and sentiment to the card to finish.

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Ekaterina has also created a bonus card, so why not hop on over to her blog at mmmm for more wonderful Stampendous and Chameleon inspiration. Shush, I have a sneak peak of her card just for you.

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The Chameleon Pens and Waffle Flower Blog Hop

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Hi and welcome to the Chameleon and Waffle Flower blog hop, we are super excited to be teaming up with Waffle Flower and their unique and original stamp designs. Chameleon and Waffle Flower will be offering a prize package so do check out both blogs to be in with a chance to win!  All our design team have been busy creating wonderful designs to inspire you.

Ilina Crouse has created these cute designs.

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Supplies:- Chameleon Pens Deluxe set, Waffle Flower Hibiscus stamp set, Neenah White card stock, Stampin’ Up Whisper White thick card stock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Stampin’ Up! sequins, MFT Die-namics Blueprints 15.

Instructions:
1. Stamp the images onto Neenah white card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.
2. Color the images using the following color pen and times for infusion:
– branch – Use the Green Meadow – YG3 marker and infuse it for about 7 seconds for each leaf. For the stem use the Bark BR5 marker and infuse it for about 3 seconds and then color the branch.
– parrot- Use the following pens to color the parrot: Aqua Marine BG4, Summer Sun YL2, Seville Orange OG4, and Green Meadow YG3. Infuse the pens for about 3-5 seconds with the toning medium and color the parrot.
3. After you have colored your elements fussy cut them using paper snips, or if you have the coordinating dies, you can use them.
4. Using the Blue Print die cut the 2 layers from white card stock. Adhere the parrot and the branch and then stamp the sentiment. Adhere the seqins
5. Adhere the image panel onto the faux stitched layer and then adhere the whole new panel onto Whisper white thick card stock card base ( 4 1/4″x11 folded in half).

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Supplies:- Chameleon Pens Deluxe Set, Neenah White card stock, Stampin’ Up! Whisper White thick card stock, Stampin’ Up! Neutrals dsp stack, Stampin’ Up! sequins. Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.

Instructions:

1. Stamp images on Neenah white card stock.
2. Color the images using the following pens and infusing times:
-Large hibiscus flower: Use Seville Orange OG4 and infuse the pen for about 10-12 seconds for each leaf. Use the Summer Sun YL2 for the center of the flower infusing it with the toning medium for only 2-3 seconds.
-Small hibiscus flower: Use the Summer Sun YL2 pen for the flower leaves, infusing for 3-5 seconds each time. For the middle use the Seville Orange OG4 without infusing it.
– Leaves: Use the Spring Meadow YG3 pen for the leaves. For the large leaves infuse the pen with toning medium for 10-13 seconds and for the smaller ones for about 7 seconds.
3. Fussy cut the images using paper snips, or you can use the coordinating dies if you have them (I don’t, so I used my paper snips).
4. Cut your card base from Whisper White thick card stock and fold it in half. Using your paper trimmer “Chop” the bottom right corner.
5. Adhere a piece of patterned paper on the back of the chopped corner, so it makes the card “whole” again.
6. Stamp sentiment.
7. Adhere the flowers and leaves using dimensionals.
8. Adhere sequins.

Annette Allen has created this cute design

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Supplies:- Chameleon Color Tone Pens (BR2) Hot Cocoa, (NU3) Fawn, (BL3) Sky Blue, (BG4) Aqua Marine, (PK3) Bubble Gum and (YG3) Spring Meadow, Waffle Flower: Willy & Friends, Bowtiful and Doily Square Die, Heidi Swapp Hello Today paper pad, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Tsukineko Memento Luxe Rose Bud ink pad, Misc foam squares and Neenah white card-stock.

Instructions:

1. Make card from card-stock (A2).
2. On separate piece of card-stock stamp images. Color all images infusing each Chameleon Pen for 5 seconds.
3. Trim images leaving a hint of white. Die cut Waffle Flower Doily Square Die on designer paper.
4. Using foam adhesives add a little dimension to the die cut doily square. Stamp the star image to card base where the final images will be placed.
5. Adhere the doily square to card base.Using foam adhesives, adhere the Waffle Flower colored images to card base in the middle of doily die cut.
6. Finish off the card by stamping the sentiment following the row of hearts image.

by Cathy

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Materials Used: Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set, Detail Pen, Bubble Gum (PK3) and Warm Sunset (YO3), Waffle Flower Lotus Stamp Set, Memento Sky Blue and Angel Pink Ink, Versamark ink, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Spellbinders Sapphire Die, Quick Kutz Oval Die.

1. Stamp image 3 times onto white cad using Angel Pink ink, infuse brush nib of pen for 10 seconds and color individual petals and centre of the flower. Cut out and layer.

2. On base card stamp dragonflies with Versamark ink, sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set.  Cover whole area with Sky Blue ink using a sponge dauber.

3) Stamp sentiment onto card with Versafine Ink edge with Sky Blue Memento ink die cut into oval shape and add faux stitching with the detail pen.  Adhere all elements to the card.

Isha Gupta has created this fun design.

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Materials used:
Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Summer Sun (YL2), Seville Orange (OR4), Spring Meadow (YG3), Sky Blue (BL3), Bubble Gum (PK3), Purple Grape (PR4), Fawn (NU3), Olive Green (OL3), Hot Cocoa (BR2), Bark (BR5); Stamp: Waffle Flower Willy & Friends, A Bunch; Ink: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; Patterned Paper: Avery Elle Neutrals

Instructions:

1.Die-cut the panel. Create masks of monkey and flower images using post-it pad.
2.Stamp monkey on the left, place mask over it and stamp the monkey on the right. Now place the mask on the 2nd. Monkey and stamp flower image using Memento black onto white cardstock.
3.Color the monkey using BR5 by infusing the brush nib for 12-15 seconds. Now color in the over this using BR2.
Color the belly and face using NU3 by infusing the brush tip for 5-8 seconds. Color in the florals by infusing the colors for about 3-5 seconds. Create the grass area by using YG3 and OL3 by infusing the brush nib for 4-5 seconds.
4. Once the image is colored, use BL3 to create a bit of the sky around the image by stippling motion by infusing the brush nib for 5 seconds. Stamp the sentiment. Assemble card as the photo.

Now for a card with some bite, by Monica Edwards.

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Materials used:- Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set, Cool Grey (CG8), Waffle Flower stamp set Tiger and Lily.

Now we have a beautiful card by Ekaterina Oleinik

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Materials used:- Chameleon Color Tones Pens: Olive Green (OL3), Bubble Gum (PK3), Spring Meadow (YG3),Purple Grape (PR4), Summer Sun (YL2),Lotus Stamp Set from Waffle Flower.

And last but by no means least the lovely Kasia Frezja

Materials used:- Chameleon Color Tones Pens; Olive Green, Crimson Red and Detail Pen, Waffle Flower  Leafy Stamps.

Instructions:
Cut a circle in the card, on a rectangle of green cardstock,and paper doily. Assemble together, stamp the flowers color with Chameleon pens and attach to card with crystals on the circle.
Stamp the words using an old ink to give a faint shadow effect and then trace the outline with the detail pen.

Now we mentioned a prize didn’t we? How about we give away a 5 pen pack of your choice, to enter simply leave leave a comment at the end of this post and sign up for our news letter , just fill in the box in the top right corner of this page. The draw will close at 12pm BST on the 9th August 2015.

Now hop on over to our friends at Waffle Flower for more inspiration here http://waffleflower.com/2015/08/chameleon-pens-waffle-flower-blog-hop/

 

 

 

National Coloring Book Day

Hi everyone, did you know today was National Coloring Book Day in America? Traditionally coloring has been popular with children, but adults have discovered that coloring is a great way to reduce stress! The Huffington post stated that “The practice generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates the brain area related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.” So who wouldn’t like to improve their skills and creativity so break out those  pens and get coloring!

Ilina is a busy Mum but has found time to relax and create this beautiful colored page using Chameleon pens.

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Can you believe that all those beautiful shades were created from our Deluxe set of 20 pens? But if you prefer something more structured there are coloring books with many different design styles, so you could say there is something for everyone! Ilina created her design from one of the free downloads from Dover available at http://www.coloringbookday.com/press.html.

Cathy has colored this image from The Angel and Fairy coloring book by  Search Press.

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This design was created using only 10 Chameleon Color Tone Pens; Olive Green, Sky Blue, Purple Grape, Bubble Gum, Warm Sunset, Spring Meadow, Royal Blue, Bisque, Bark and Seville Orange.

Now for your turn, share your coloring book page on our Facebook page to be in the draw to win! We are having an Grown-Up Coloring Contest!! – Submit your Masterpiece To Win Prizes! Just hop on over here https://www.facebook.com/ChameleonPens to find out more about it!

For more information on National Coloring day visit http://www.coloringbookday.com/index.html.

Winner Wednesday

Hello everyone, we know some of our readers have been anxious to find out who the winners of the Stampendous and Spellbinders blog hop were, but we had to wait until we had a day that rhymed with Wednesday so that our title would work! Hee Hee.

So a drum roll please……….

First the winner of the Spellbinders draw

Brenda T

Who wrote “these are great projects! I’ve not seen your pens before, but they look like they would be great fun to play with”

and now for the Stampendous prize package

Lacey

Who said “So cute!! Love owls and foxes! The pens are very cool, I would love to win them for a very talented girl I know.”

Winners please contact us at blog@chameleonpens.com to claim your prize.