Introducing Our Fabulous Guest Designer Teresa

We scour the globe looking for artists to showcase our products and during one such search we came across the wonderful Teresa Abajo, she kindly agreed to do a video for us and if you are local to where she lives in Australia you might find her teaching a Chameleon class near you!

Teresa profile photo


We asked Teresa to tell us a little bit about herself  so you could all get to know her.

I am a mother of three, part time hospital scientist who loves to play with paper. I generally classify myself as a cardmaker, but I also love to make books, dabble in mixed media and generally make a colourful mess.
I am lucky to be able to teach this craft at my local shop, I’m published regularly in several publications, and I serve on a number of design teams.
I love to make things and when they put a smile on someone’s face, I feel fulfilled and happy. I think I’m exactly where I should be.

With spring around the corner this is the perfect home decor project to brighten a wintery day!

Flower pot

Teresa used Warm Sunset (Y03) to colour the flowers, yes she really did get all those shades from the one pen!

If you would like to see more of Teresa’s projects you can find them on her blog, The Tamarisk here.


Showcasing Our Second Design Team Member Annette Allen

We just adore Annette’s clean style and this Hello card is just the perfect way to introduce her wonderful creative talent. Annette says

“I do not plan my cards out in advance. I always base my card off the image. I think this helps when pulling all those colors together in fun ways.”

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Materials used:-

Chameleon Pens used: Bubble Gum (PK3), Fawn (NU3), Bisque (NU1), Bark (BR5), Grass Green (GR3) and Aqua Marine (BG4), Some Odd Girl (Dressy Mae), Papertrey Ink die, Reverse Confetti (Love Note die), Waffle Flower (Bowtiful) stamp set, The Twinery (Caribbean solid), Avery Elle (The Everyday Collection) and Neenah (solar white) card-stock.

1) Start with the face when coloring the image. Begin with Bubble Gum (PK3) using the brush nib infusing for a minimum of 10 seconds to give the light to dark shading on the cheeks for the affect of blush then blending the skin tone with Bisque (NU1) and Fawn (NU3) each infused for a minimum of 15 seconds.

2) Moving on to the hair use Bark (BR5)  infused for 25 seconds. Don’t you just love how only one pen was used to create all the highlights in the hair?

3) Enjoy using non-traditional color combos, so on the dress use Grass Green (GR3) and Aqua Marine (BG4) both infused for a minimum of 15 seconds.

4) After coloring the image, place the card together.

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We hope Annette has inspired you to get creative, please join us in welcoming her to the Chameleon Team.

Merry and Bright

Ilina Crouse joins us again today with this adorable little girl, wearing her fairy wings looking at the parcels.  This Scene is probably being recreated in homes with little children all over the word!


By Ilina Crouse 

Materials used:-

All Dressed Up digital stamp, Happy Christmas Little Star stamp by Papertrey ink, ‘Tis the Season Sentiments, Memento ink Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens: NU1- Bisque, PK3 Bubble Gum, BR5 Bark, BL3 Sky Blue, YO3 Warm Sunset, YL2 Summer  Sun, RD4 Crimson Red, CG8 Cool Gray, PR4 Purple Grape, BL6 Royal Blue, Prism smooth white paper by Stampin’ Up! Glimmer red and Shimmery white paper, Wink of stella glitter brush pen -clear.


Don’t you just love how dimensional all those little parcels look and to think that all the shades in her red dress were created with just the one Crimson Red pen!

A Cute Christmas With Ilina Crouse

As promised Ilina is back with an adorable Christmas Bear, do you notice how she has cleverly used the pens so that it appears that the light source is coming from the left of the image?



By Ilina Crouse

Materials Used:- Chameleon Pens Hot Cocoa, Warm Sunset, Crimson Red and Cool Grey. White ultra smooth Prism cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Real red card stock, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Lili of the valley stamp James little star, Papertrey ink ’tis the season sentiments mama elephant peek a frame die, dimensional foam pads, die cutting machine.

How to:-

1) Stamp the bear onto white cardstock using Memento ink.

2) Fuse the Hot Cocoa pen for 10-15 seconds and then colour from the left side of the bear towards the right, you can add extra shading and shadow as necessary. Repeat this process for the star fusing the Warm Sunset pen for around 5 seconds and again for the hat using Crimson Red and Cool Grey.

3) Fussy cut around the bear and mount onto white card that has been stamped with the sentiment using dimensional foam pads.

4) Die cut the aperture in the red card and mount the white card behind with dimensional pads.


Can you believe that Ilina coloured this whole image with just 4 pens!

Showcasing Our First Design Team Member Ilina Crouse

Ilina creates the cutest clean card designs and this birthday card is no exception!


Created by Ilina Crouse

Here is all you need to know to recreate this fabulous design.

Materials used:- Chameleon Pens Hot Cocoa, Seville Orange, Spring Meadow, Crimson Red, Sky Blue, Cool Grey, Fawn and Summer Sun. Avery Elle set Blooming Banner sentiment, Lili of the Valley You and Me stamp, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Mama Elephant Femme Frames Die, Prism white ultra smooth card stock, Stampin’Up Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive card stock and Stampin’Up cotton ribbon Pumpkin Pie. Die cutting machine.

How to:-

1. Stamp image on whitecard stock using Memento ink.

2. Color using Chameleon pens. Fuse the marker for 10 seconds and applying one layer, then add darker spots with the same marker and no fusing. At the end apply 1-2 more layers by fusing the marker for 8-9 seconds, or add more layers until you are satisfied with the image.

3. Die cut image

4. Stamp sentient using Memento black ink

5. Tie ribbon

6. Die cut green layer and adhere the panel with the image using foam tape

7. Adhere the whole panel onto orange card base.


Ilina will be back soon to share the most adorable Christmas Card, so remember to follow the blog so you don’t miss it!

Do I Need Special Paper?

Over the coming months we want to answer your most burning questions on the blog and one that seems to come up quite often at the moment is what paper/card should I use?


As you can imagine there are a lot of different types of card and paper available on the market and we haven’t tried them all yet, but as a rule for super smooth seamless blends, we recommend you use a card or paper product designed for alcohol markers such as Bee Paper, Neenah or similar. What ever your choice we suggest you download and color in the free color chart, that way you will always have an accurate color guide close at hand. Click the link below to download.

Here is one already colored in as an example



But wait there is more, did you know that you can also practice on photocopier paper! Just make sure you put something underneath incase it bleeds through…I am sure you don’t want a Chameleon colored table. How is this possible you ask? Because with Chameleon pens you do not have to keep going over the same area to get the seamless blend, so your paper doesn’t get saturated with ink.

So don’t forget if you have any questions that you would like us to answer here on the blog let us know here!contact/ciig.


Announcing Our Amazing New Design Team

The time has finally come to announce to the world our amazing design team, we have to confess that we struggled to decide who to pick as the standard of work submitted was incredible! But after much deliberation here is the fabulous new team, with a little bit about each team member so that you can get to know them. You can click on their names to check out their personal blogs.

Annette Allen

Anette Allen

Hi, my name is Annette Allen and I am so excited to be a designer for Chameleon Pens. I live in Colorado and am a stay at home wife who loves the Lord. I have been crafting since 1997 and I do not just make cards but also enjoy sewing, scrapbooking and various other crafts. I think if it involves glue you could say that I love it. I have been married for almost 20 years. My passion is crafting and I love being inspired and also inspiring others. Thank you for having me and I look forward to the many new friendships. Happy Crafting!”

Monica Edwards 



Hi everyone first I want to thank Chameleon for offering a spot on their 1st ever design team. I hope to represent them well. My name is Monica and I am a mother of 2 older children. My son Andre is 24 and daughter Mariah is 20. I live in the sunny state of Florida and work at the Kennedy Space Center and love it. I believe I am a chameleon crafter (no pun intended) meaning I have different styles. I do vintage, whimsy, altered, mixed media. I literally love all the different niches and I strive to somehow bring them all together. I hope to inspire and represent the team well and can’t wait to get things started!

Ekaterina Oleinik


Good day, my name is Ekaterina Oleinik. I live in the Ukraine, in the city of Khmelnitsky . I am 28 years old and I am a wife and mother . By profession I am a design-technologist in clothing, working as a designer in the design studio “Peoni”. Professionally engaged in scrapbooking for 5 years. In the last year I have enjoyed drawing and painting with stamps. I am very glad to be in the design team . And I hope that I will make you happy and inspire you with my work with Chameleon Pens.

Isha Gupta


My name is Isha Gupta. Four years ago, I discovered stamping and have been hooked ever since! I enjoy creating cards, paper crafts projects, scrapbooking and mixed-media projects. Furthermore, I love doodling and painting. I also enjoy singing, cooking, reading and gardening.
I tend to create fun and cute cards and love to incorporate various kinds of techniques in my creations. Whenever possible, I experiment with my crafting goodies to achieve something fresh and clever. I’ve been published in various paper crafts magazines in the US and UK. This year, I’ve been lucky and honored to win the World Card Making Day contest.

Kasia Frezja


My name is Kasia, but I use nickname Frezja and I live in Italy. I started my blog in August 2012, My style? First I experiment and then later save that what remained, ahahah :). I like a variety of strange color combinations and texture. I’m glad to have an opportunity to play with Chameleon markers!!

Ilina Crouse



Hello, my name is Ilina Crouse, and I’ve been living in the USA for a little over 10 years now. I moved here from Macedonia. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Sean, for almost 10 years and have two beautiful daughters Anna (3 years old) and Milena (16 months old) and we are expecting baby #3 (boy) in early February.
In “real” life I work as an Electrical Power Engineer for Siemens Energy, here in Atlanta, Georgia.
I have been crafting for as long as I know. Since I was little girl I loved coloring and making cards and handmade gifts, so my passion for it continued through my adulthood. I find paper crafting, and especially coloring therapeutic, especially after a long day at work. Now, I can’t imagine my life without it. My passion is rubber stamping and coloring. I love coloring with all sorts of mediums such as pencils (oil and wax based), watercolors (pencils, crayons, sticks, traditional watercolors, ink refills) and with alcohol based markers. I especially love coloring with the alcohol based markers due to the richness of color you can get, as well their property to blend easily. 
And I am honoured and flattered to be on the Chameleon Pens design team.

I am sure you all can’t wait to see what the team create over the coming months, so please join me in welcoming them to the team and if you don’t want to miss any of their creations hit the follow me button.

Latest Issue Of Chameleon News Available Now!

Hi everyone, we just wanted to let you all know that the latest edition of the Chameleon Newsletter has gone out and should be in your inbox’s now!  It is a jam packed issue with an amazing free digital stamp download from Kristy at Some Odd Girl Stamps.


If you haven’t signed up yet to our free online monthly newsletter , you can now by clicking here make sure you don’t miss out on bonus offers, including free digital downloads, sign up now!

The Paper Crafts Blog Hop- Special Thanks. Today It’s All About You. You Will Be MUCH Missed



Hi welcome to the  Chameleon  blog, today is all about Perfect Papercrafts Magazine, you will have arrived here from  Anja Bytyqi.

We would like to thank Papercrafts Magazine for wonderful years of inspiration, it is so sad that we will no longer be able to enjoy such amazing creations, we will miss you!

As a tribute for all you have given us we would like to share this project using Penny Black’s Reflection stamp and JUST ONE Hot Cocoa Chameleon Color Tone pen.


How is this possible? Just one pen, well here is a video showing you how.

One Pen Magic! from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

Materials used:
Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Hot Cocoa pen, Penny Black Cling stamp Refection 40-218, Imagine Craft/Tsukineko Potters Clay Memento Ink, DCWV Coral Couture Collection Papers, Mark Richards Pearls, Maribo Feathers, Brown and Cream Linen card stock, SRM Stickers Fancy Sentiment Birthday.

Thanks for joining us today,  if you would like to be kept up to date on Chameleon News, get tips, tutorials and  free digital downloads to color please sign up to our news letter by clicking here. Next on the hop is Francine Vuillème. If you get lost along the way here is a full list of hoppers.


Introducing the Talented Guest Designer Beck BT

We were so excited that Beck wanted to try our pens, we let her take over the blog today, if you have not come across Beck before, she is an avid scrapbooker and crafter and is on the Spellbinders Design Team.

Hi everyone it’s Beck BT here today and I am so excited to share with you my first project on the Chameleon Blog!  I have had lots of fun with the Color Tones Pens already and I’ll even share a link to my first project created with them on my own blog at the bottom of this post.

For this card I decided to colour this sweet image.   I teamed up the coloured image with divine Spellbinders – Opulent Ovals die set and beautiful pattern papers finished off with bright and cheery Manor House flowers.

Here is a nice detail shot for you as well

I am by far no colouring expert, but enjoyed how quick and easy the pens made colouring this image.

I recently made another card which I shared on my blog.  If you missed it, head on over here to check it out.  I even have a video showing how it came together!

I hope you enjoyed my share today and that you get to have a little fun playing with this awesome pens.

xxxBeck BT