Friend Friday With Penny Black

We are super excited to be sharing inspiration every Friday this month with our good friends over at Penny Black! Their products are designed to integrate style and color for creating the best handicraft projects ever using high quality stamps, dies, stencils and papers and are the perfect match to use with Chameleon Color Tones Pens and Pencils. Make sure you check out the latest release from their Bliss Catalog, it is sure to get your creative juices flowing.

Cathy is kicking off this hop using the new Chameleon Color Tones Pencils to create this home sign.

By Cathy Andronicou

Cathy used the new Penny Black Garden Charmers transparent set and only eight Chameleon Pencils to create this project, she said, “the pencils make it so easy to get great color blends and complementing colors.  I am looking forward to varnishing this and getting it put up on the wall outside our home.”

If you would like to see how Cathy created this Bird house plaque you can download the instructions here.


We are giving you the opportunity to enter our competition to win a pack of our pens to try for yourself , so why not have a go and enter today, we will put your name in our Chameleon hat and draw a winner for a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens of your choice, but wait our friends at Penny Black have also given us a prize pack to give away too, so we will pick a second name out of the hat to win this prize too!  To enter leave a comment at the end of this post and sign up to join our Chameleon Creative Community  (it’s free to join), the draw will close at midnight GMT on the 1st May 2017.  The winner will be announced on our blog when we next have a Winner Wednesday post.

Now how about we get hopping with our friends at Penny Black!  Just click on their name below to be taken to their blog.  Thanks for joining us today and don’t forget to check back next week for more inspiration.

Penny Black

Easter Eggs

When we asked Olesya to create an Easter card she told us about a tradition that they have in Russia and how it inspired her to create her Easter card. She said ” In the morning on Easter Day, we (our family) gather together and fight with colorful eggs. The family members in pairs hit their eggs one against the other with their pointed sides, the one whose egg is still safe wins the fight. Therefore I called the card Egg-cellent Morning :)”.

By Olesya Kharkova

We hope the eggs she uses are boiled otherwise it will be a very messy morning!

If you would like to see how Olesya created this Egg-cellent Morning card you can download the photo step out instructions here.

What traditions do your family observe at Easter, or are you tempted to have a go at egg fighting this year?

Facebook Live Mug Madness

Yes we have gone mug mad on this month’s Facebook live, showing you how you can use Chameleon Pens and Re-inkers to decorate ceramic mugs and then seal them with Mod Podge Dishwasher safe gloss.

Don’t worry if you missed it, you can always download the Mug Art Instructions  here or scroll down to watch the video!

We had a few technical issues with streaming so we have 2 videos for you to watch, hopefully next month technology will be kinder to us!

Thanks for watching we will be back next month with another Facebook Live…so watch this space!

Arbour Day

As crafters, artists and colorists we use a lot of paper, which ultimately comes from trees, so here at Chameleon we wanted to celebrate National Arbour Day, but then we discovered that different countries celebrate on different dates, so we chose to pay homage to our wonderful trees today by asking our designers to create a card that did not use paper.

By Leah Cornelius

Leah Chose to use acetate as an alternative to paper for this colorful gift card.  She said “To celebrate National Arbor Day I thought it would be fun to create a clear gift card that would be perfect to wish someone happy birthday. Chameleon pens are great as they work on many different types of surfaces, not just paper, so getting beautiful color on my acetate was no problem!”

Leah’s Clear Gift Card instructions can be downloaded here.

What ideas do you have to create a card that doesn’t use paper or tree products? We would love to hear!

 

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day

Did you know that Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom is celebrated in March? But we think Mothers should be celebrated all year round for the amazing job they do, don’t you?

Today Olesya has created the cutest Mother’s day card whilst taking our new Chameleon Color Tone Pencils for a test drive.  This card is sure to let any Mum know how much she is loved.

By Olesya Kharkova

Olesya said “To congratulate my Mum on Mother’s day I prepared a cute card with a bear flying out from the box with heart balloons. I must confess that Chameleon coloring pencils are amazing. They are perfect both for drawing textured object and glossy ones.”

If you would like to recreate this Mother’s Day Love card you can download the full photo step out instructions here.

Thanks for joining us today, we will of course be back in May with more Mother’s Day inspiration for our friends across the pond!

An Easter Gift Bag

What could be cuter than an Easter Bunny Gift bag? Yes, you guessed it….An Easter Bunny gift bag colored with Chameleon pens!

By Leah Cornelius

Leah said ” Easter is such a fun holiday and I especially love watching my kids enjoy it. I was inspired by my daughter’s love of bunnies and pink to create a super cute Easter bag. The Chameleon pens gave me just the right spring colors and I know she’ll have fun with her goodie bag.”

If you would like to make Leah’s Easter Bag you can download the photo step out instructions here.

We wonder what treats are in this little bag of cuteness…..we hope it is chocolate, what do you think?

 

St Patricks Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, did you know that all over the world the Irish and Irish at heart celebrate this day with parties, wearing green and even eating green food!  We asked Leah to create a card to celebrate this special day.

By Leah Cornelius

St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. The shamrock on Leah’s card is the leaf of the clover plant and a symbol of the Holy Trinity.

Leah said “St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday but I realized I didn’t have any St. Patty’s day themed stamps. So using the simple shape of a heart and white cardstock, two tones of green from the Chameleon pens deluxe set I was all set for making a sweet little St. Patrick’s Day card. I love the two greens and how easy it is to get the soft blended look on my lucky four leaf clover.”

If you would like to recreate Leah’s Four Leaf Clover Card you can download the instructions here.

Are you celebrating St Patrick’s day today?  We would love to hear what you are doing!

 

Celebrating National Craft Month

Today we are joined by Tanya as we celebrate National Craft Month, she has created this stunning floral card design to show you all things crafty using just two Chameleon pens.

By Tanya Batrak

We asked Tanya what inspired her to create this design and she said “I simply love that the Chameleon pens can draw on different types of surfaces! This gives so many opportunities to try new techniques and boost your creativity.”

We agree not only can you achieve a lot with just a few colors, but you can also use on many different surfaces, which makes them perfect for any crafting project.

Tanya has made a full photo step out instruction sheet of this Floral Card, you can download the instructions here.

 

 

 

National Craft Month Inspiration

 

Olesya joins us today to share some floral inspiration with this beautiful design.

By Olesya Kharkova

We asked Olesya how she got into crafting, this is what she said “When I was studying at University I saw my friend made a wedding card with her own illustrations. It was made with non crafty materials but seemed a masterpiece to me, as I had been searching for my crafty path for a long time. Almost 6 months I was reading articles about cardmaking and watching video tutorials by famous crafters. My first steps were shy and awkward. The very first card was made with napkin roses and watercolor paints for my Mom. It seemed flawless 🙂 I have a picture of one of the first cards ( the picture was made that time) 🙂

As for my new card, I made it to inspire my friend to craft on. The sentiment can be translated as Sending Inspirational Vibes.”

Here is Olesya’s first ever card, you can see straight away she had a craft talent just waiting to bloom!

If you would like to see how Olesya created her Sending Inspirational Vibes card you can download the full step out instructions here.

Don’t forget to share your National Craft Month Chameleon creations with us on Facebook.

National Craft Month Continues

Monica joins us today for National Craft Month, with this practical and elegant Cards and Tags Holder Album.

By Monica Maldarella

We asked Monica how she got into crafting, she said “My first step into the crafting world was as a primary school student. I remembered an old teacher showing us the way to make an origami shrimp, hands moving fast, paper folding into shapes… that day paper became one of my best friend. After that day, crafting became synonym of giving, to me. I love making handmade unique presents for special friends and people I care.”

If you would like to make your own Cards and Tags Holder Album you can download the full step by step instructions here.

Don’f forget to share your National Craft month projects with us on Facebook using Chameleon Art Products.