Summertime Bookmark

Hi everyone!

What could be more summer like than sitting in the garden or on holiday with a good book?

But what do you do when you want a dip in the pool or to head to the bar to get another cocktail??

Well you need a stylish and summery bookmark don’t you? And of course, we have just the think with Jessica’s project below.

By Jessica Sanders

This is such a cool bookmark just see how easy it was for Jessica to create in this video.

Jessica’s Summer Fun Bookmark from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

Jessica said “Summer for me is a time for family, fun, and relaxation.  Spending time with my kiddos, going to the beach, and reading a good book are my favorite summer activities.

This adorable little bookmark reminds me to do all three!  You may even want to make it a group project ☺”

We agree family fun and relaxation are the perfect recipe for summer fun! Why not create your own bookmarks?  You can download the Summer Fun bookmark tutorial here.

What Summer plans do you have planned? Any crafty retreats? We would love to hear about them in the comments below, unless they are too fun and nice, then we may get a bit jealous 😉

It’s Friend Friday with CAS-ual Fridays

 

Hello and welcome to all our CAS-ual Fridays readers, we are so excited to be sharing our Friend Friday’s this month with the wonderful CAS-ual Fridays gang,  CAS-ual Fridays Stamps have been creating clever, stylish and sorta sassy designs in beautiful Colorado since 2012. All their stamp and die sets were personally dreamed up and designed by owner Michele Gross – just a little glimpse of the fun stuff happening in her head and if you knew her you know how much fun she is!  Today Cathy is taking their stamps and dies for a test run with our Chameleon Art Products.

First up is this vibrant design using the Mon Ami stamp and die set, this was coloured with just one Chameleon Pen, One Color Top and one Pencil!

 

Cathy created this whilst sat in the garden and she tried to video the process but  too many gusts of wind got the better of her, she smudged the card and had to do a quick rescue……there is a video to accompany this but you may want to download the Flower Card instructions for a fuller explanation!

 

Cathy used the same stamp set with our pencils to create this colourful design.

Cathy said her inspiration on how to color this design came from seeing a rainbow, so she set about using those colors for her petals on her design.

This card was really easy to create, if you would like to recreate this Floral Card you can download the instructions here.

 

Now it wouldn’t be a Friend Friday without a prize, would it? So we will give away a 5 pen pack of your choice over this month’s hop to one random person, to enter you must do two things….

  1. Sign up to our creative community (the pop up window or on the top right corner of the blog page).
  2. Comment at the end of this post ( to do this click on the title of this post and it will take you to the page and allow you to comment.

The draw will remain open until Midnight GMT on the 31st July and we will announce the winner when we next have a Winner Wednesday post, so keep checking the blog. Please note you must do both things for your entry to be valid.

Thank you for visiting us today, we will be back next week with more inspiration, now why not hop on over to our friends at CAS-ual Fridays to see what they have been creating with our pens, just click their name below!

CAS-ual Friday

Sweet Summer Time

It is finally here…the sun has come out and it is officially summer time, now instead of everyone in the office moaning that it is cold and raining they are all moaning that it is too hot to work!

Ilina is with us today to help celebrate summer with this sweet summer time card.By Ilina Crouse

Don’t you just love how the pink lemonade looks using just the one Fuchsia pen? Ilina said “I love summer for the all the bright and cheerful colors. I may say that it’s my favorite season besides spring. Summer is time for the beach, colorful drinks, ice cream, and of course watermelon, who doesn’t like watermelon? So in my card I tried to depict all these things. I wanted to make it bright, cheery and colorful, and added some black which makes the colors pop-up even more. ”

If you would like to recreate Ilina’s Sweet Summertime Card you can download the instructions here.

why not tell us in your comments what is your favourite summer time sweet treat…if we get enough comments we may even splash out and let the Chameleon team have an ice-cream to cool them down!

Enjoy The Journey

We continue our travel theme with this nautical card from Monica.

By Monica Maldarella

Monica said for her inspiration “Summer finally arrived! And summer means seaside time to me. Chameleon pens are perfect to color the different shades of the sea.”

We love this sea themed card, it is perfect for those difficult guy cards! If you would like to recreate this Travel Card project you can download the instructions here.

Don’t forget to join us on Monday for more inspirational projects until then have a fun and colorful weekend!

Travel Book Mark

We all love a good read when we travel, so how about creating a travel themed bookmark to take along with you.  Ekaterina is back today with this flying high book mark.

By Ekaterina Oleunik

Ekaterina said “When there is not an opportunity to see the world alive, it is possible to take the fascinating book about travel and to get to the magic world of adventures. And not to lose the place where have stopped to read, better to make a bookmark for books.”

If you would like to make your own Travel Bookmark you can download the instructions here.

Pop back on Friday for more travel themed inspiration!

Facebook Live with Foamiran Flowers

Hello and welcome to this month’s Facebook live event, if you missed the live show do not fear, you can catch up on the video here and also download the free instructions!

This month we show you how to create  this wedding table decoration (although other celebrations can also use this great design). We are using Foamiran and Rosy Owl Dies for this project and websites and stockists can be found at the end of this post.

Can you believe this was created using just 3 Chameleon pens!!! If you would like to have your own Foamiran flower decoration instructions you can download them here.

Or if you want to watch along see our videos….we had a few technical issues again so it is in two parts!

Foamiran and Stamen can be purchased from https://www.crafteezee.co.uk they stock a wide range of foam colors and stamen.

For your stockist of Rosy Owl dies refer to their website here http://rosyowl.com/index.php.

Thanks for joining us today and watch out for more wedding themed posts soon!

Travel Photo Album

As summer approaches, thoughts turn to holidays and capturing memories, that need preserving in a special place.   Olesya has repurposed an old school photo album to store all her wonderful travel memories.

By Olesya Kharkova

Olesya said “I had an old photo album and hit on the idea to refresh its design using Chameleon pens to fill it with my vacation photos for three years.”

You can see how she recycled her old school photo album by downloading the instructions here.

Thanks for joining us today and make sure to show us how you capture your special moments in the comments below.

Tanya is Back With A Little Princess

We are so glad that Tanya decided to stay on for another year, her scrapbook layouts are amazing!  This Little Princess layout shows how beautifully Tanya uses Chameleon Art Products in her layouts.

By Tanya Batrak

We asked Tanya why she liked using our artist range of products for scrapbooking and she said “What I love about Chameleon Pens, that it doesn’t warp the paper unlike the watercolor. Even small pieces of paper stay flat after coloring.”

If you would like to see how Tanya created Little Princess layout this you can download the instructions here.

Thanks for joining us today and don’t forget to tune in on Thursday for our monthly Facebook Live event…we think you are going to enjoy this one!

Our Final Design Team Member

Last but by no means least, we would like to introduce you to our final design team member Tanya Batrak, you may recognise the name as she is returning for another year of wonderful inspiration!

Hi, my name is Tanya Batrak,  I live in Kyiv, Ukraine. I’m a mom to two kids and a wife to a wonderful man. I have a passion for paper crafting, watercolour, photography, travelling and sometimes cooking. I run a craft blog and a site about scrapbooking. Few years ago I quit my office job and became a freelance graphic designer.

You can see some of Tanya’s wonderful creations using Chameleon art products on her blog here.

Tanya will be back on Monday with more inspiration, so make sure you mark your calendars!

 

 

 

Make A Wish

Today we have an inspiring card from Olesya “Make a Wish”. We have all been in the position of the little Mouse below, I remember constantly wishing to become a real boy, then one night I wished upon a star with my friend Jiminy (he was a cricket by the way) and finally my dream came true! So now I am not only a real boy, but all grown up and currently working in the Marketing Department here at Chameleon.

By Oleysa Kharkova

Olesya said ” I wanted to make starry inlaid background the moment I saw this cute mouse with a bowl full of stars. The Chameleon pens helped to add richness and brightness to the design.”

You can recreate Olesya’s card by downloading the Make a wish card instructions here.

So what have you been wishing for lately, something new for your crafty stash? Make sure you let us know on the comments below.

We will be back on Friday to announce our final Design team member for the year, so make sure you pop back and say a warm hello!