Vellum Sunflowers

We are still trying to cling on to the last hints of summer here at Chameleon HQ, so when we saw Ilina’s beautiful vellum sunflower card it brightened our  rather grey day!

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Supplies:
Chameleon Deluxe pen set, vellum, Papertrey ink Botanical Blocks stamp set, Neenah white card stock 110lb, Versamark ink, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

Instructions:
1. Stamp image with versamark on vellum.
2. Emboss image using white embossing powder.
3. Color your image using your Chameleon pens. Color from the back side, not on top of the embossed image.

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For the flower use the Summer Sun pen, infuse the pen with toning medium for about 3-5 seconds (brush nib) and color each petal ( infusing each time). Repeat again, to get darker color.
For the leaves and stem use the Olive Green pen and infuse it for about 3 seconds for the smaller leaf and stem and 5-7 seconds for the larger leaf. After that color the leaves and stem again
For the center of the flower use the Bark pen and infuse it with toning medium for about 7-8 seconds and color. Repeat.
For the background use the Sky Blue pen, and for each section infuse it for about 3-5 seconds (depending on the side of the area you are coloring)

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4. Cut out the image and adhere it on piece of white card stock.

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5. Cut the main panel and stamp the sentiment. Adhere the image using dimensionals.
6. Adhere the whole panel onto White card base.

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Ilina has provided some great tips for this project, such as coloring on the reverse side of the embossed image and going over an area again to intensify the color.  We would love to hear any tips you have discovered whilst using Chameleon pens, so let us know in your comments below!

We Are So Excited…We Just Have To Share!

Oh my! I have had tape over my mouth for over a month now, just to make sure I didn’t spoil this surprise……Yes you guessed it, this is not a normal post, we have a mega, super big announcement to make today! ( I apologise if I am a little over excited).

As you know we usually like to inspire our readers to create with our pens but today we were hoping we could inspire all of you to help!
Why ? Because today we launched a Kickstarter campaign for new Chameleon colors!

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You may already know that our philosophy is to do MORE with LESS and that is still the case. Our customers tell us they love what they can do with just 20 colors, as Chameleon Pens allow them to go up and down the tonal scale of a color as well as the ability to overlay to create new colors. However a Crimson Red will not easily become a Dark Wine nor will our Bubblegum Pink become an intense Fuchsia, so we realised there were a few color gaps in the system. We have also had some of our users  asking for more skin tones, warm, cool and neutral greys along with more pinks and purples. So as always, at Chameleon we aim to please and have taken your requests on board.

Our goal is to create a complete Chameleon 50-color pen system (don’t worry we will not be needing 300 plus colors!). But in order to develop and formulate inks and get them to market faster we are looking to get a bit of help from the artistic community!

Kickstarter funding is an all or nothing deal and the first 48 hours of the campaign can really make a huge difference in our success. If we get some strong initial interest we have a good chance of being featured on the front page!! So please share this with all your friends and family on social media sites.

If you get a chance please stop by our Kickstarter Page  were you can see all the proposed colors and if you want to jump in and back us you will help bring the vision to life.
By helping us achieve our goals you can get some exclusive Kickstarter kits !! … like this awesome “Color Alchemist” Kit.

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This kit so great because you can custom create YOUR own color! PLUS you will have the opportunity to be the FIRST to get the new palette, as the full color line will not be shipping to retail until later in 2016.

We need your help to make this happen!
Together, we can “Change Color”!

Vellum Roses

You may have noticed that our team have been sharing projects using vellum recently, today Ekaterina shares this stunning Vellum Roses wedding card.

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by Ekaterina Oleinik

The roses on this project were colored on vellum using Chameleon Color Tone Pens Sky Blue and Royal Blue.

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This card is sure to bring a warm glow to any happy newly wed couple and be something to treasure for years to come.

Chameleon Pens on Vellum

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By Isha 

Materials used:
Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Fawn (NU3); Cool Gray (CG8); Bark (BR5), Sky Blue (BL3), Purple Grape (PR4), Spring Meadow (YG3), Royal Blue (BL6), Seville Orange (OR4), Summer Sun (YL2), Colorless Blender; Stamp: SugarPea Designs (Go-pher It); Ink: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko (Staz-On black, VersaMark); Die: SugarPea Designs (Notebook Journal card – Sugar Cuts); Embossing Powder: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko (clear); Cardstock: Neenah (White), Bazzill (Vellum); Wink of Stella clear pen; Patterned paper from stash

Instructions:

  1. Stamp image using StazOn ink onto Vellum.
  2. Die cut the stamped panel and a scrap of white cardstock using notebook die.
  3. Start coloring onto the back side of the vellum. Start with the Gopher, color him using Fawn color by keeping the infusion time to 4 seconds. To color his cap use Aqua Marine and the infusion time of 1-2 seconds. For the rest of the image use the colors according to the card photo and infuse the marker for 1 second as the area is small. To create the ground use Bark color and keep the infusion time to about 2-3 seconds. Lastly color Sky Blue around the image and blend it using colorless blender.
  4. Turn the image over and apply some wink of Stella onto the diamonds.
  5. Adhere the Vellum piece to the White die-cut piece. Stamp and emboss the sentiment.
  6. Adhere the patterned paper to the base, cut a stripe of turquoise and black striped paper.
  7. Assemble everything together.

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How adorable is he and how soft the coloring looks when done on vellum, we would love to hear what you would choose to color on Vellum so let us know in your comments!

More One Pen Blends with Ekaterina

Ekaterina shows us today how a one pen blend can transform a stamped image on Kraft paper.

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Supplies:- Chameleon Color Tones Pens: Aqua Marine (BG4),Cool Gray CG8 . Stamps “Romantic Peony” from Apple Pie.

These cards were created by stamping the image onto craft card and then infusing the nib of one pen with toning medium  before coloring the image to create a monochromatic effect on the Kraft card.

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We love these clean designs by Ekaterina, what style would you create if you were given just one pen?

 

Beautiful Bookmark and Bonus Card

We love when our designers create unusual gifts with Chameleon Pens, Ekaterina has made this wonderful bookmark and matching gift card using Rowlux Illusion Film and Vellum.  Did you know Chameleon Pens work beautifully on both of these surfaces?

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Supplies:- Chameleon Color Tones Pens: Aqua Marine (BG4), Olive Green (OL3), Warm Sunset (YO3), Bubble Gum (PK3), Spring Meadow (YG3) . Rowlux Illusion Film, Ranger (Archival Ink Jet Black), stamps from Lesia Zharda, Stampendous Butterfly Trio Stamp set.
1. Stamp image on back of Rowlux Illusion Film.

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2. Color images using Chameleon Color Tone Pens on front side.

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3. Cut out a tag and stamp image from stampendous.

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4. Decorate a tag with a butterfly, add tape and an inscription to finish your bookmark.

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1. Cut out circles from paper.

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2. On white card stock cut out a circle and bend in half.

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3. Stick together all parts to make a card with a window.

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What a great gift this would make! We would love to hear your gift ideas using Chameleon pens, so let us know in your comments below.

Winner Wednesday

Yes it’s a Winner Wednesday and we have our Waffle Flower Blog Hop Winner to Announce!

A drum roll please ………..

And the winner is

Michelgeorgern

with the comment “Absolutely beautiful….every one!”

To claim your prize please email me at blog@chameleonpens.com with your choice of  5 pen set and your address.

 

Chameleon Pens and Vellum

Did you know that Chameleon Pens are perfect for parchment and vellum, the ink dries quickly and will not crinkle the paper unlike other coloring mediums. Parchment and Vellum also have the added advantage of giving longer blends as you are coloring on a slick surface.

Annette shows us how easy it is to use with this Birthday card.

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Supplies:- Chameleon Pens: Fawn (NU3), Bisque (NU1), Spring Meadow (YG3), Bark (BR4), Hot Cocoa (BR2), Crimson Red (RD4), Warm Sunset (YO3) and Sky Blue (BL3).  Vellum, The Paper Nest Birthday Balloon Ellie, Mama Elephant Woodland Gifts, Laser Printer, Tim Holtz Burlap stencil, Tsukineko Radiant Neon and Memento tuxedo black ink pad, Neenah textured card-stock and Glue Dots.

Instructions:

1. Print digital image on vellum using digital printer.

2. Color digital image. When coloring you will see that you do not need to infuse the color because it transfers on the vellum light. For shading just layer the colors.

3. Trim colored image.

4. Make card blank from card stock. Using stencil and ink pad create a colorful background.

5. Adhere the colored and trimmed image to card using glue dots. Finish the card by stamping the sentiment.

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Annette chose not to infuse the image but if you use the darker tones you can achieve some amazing blended effects, why not give it a try!

Back To Work

When the holidays end it is inevitable that we have to return to work! But for many it is a chance to catch up on all the gossip with our friends! Ekaterina has created this fun Friend card for such occasions.

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By Ekaterina Oleinik

Materials Used: Chameleon Color Tones Deluxe Pen Set, Bark (BR5), Hot Cocoa (BR2), Royal Blue (BL6), Crimson Red (RD4), Cool Grey (CG8), Bubble Gum (PK4), Bisque (NU1) and Summer Sun (YL2).

How amazing is that hair? It was all created using just two Chameleon Pens!  We love the idea of giving your co-worker a card, who would you most like to give a card to?

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