Did You See The Yeti?

Monica shares this fun Yeti card with us using just FIVE Chameleon pens!

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by Monica

Chameleon pens used: Blue Violet (BV4), Aqua Marine (BG4), Spring Meadow (YG3), Warm Sunset (YO3), Crimson Red (RD4).

Other materials used: Lawn Fawn clear stamps and Lawn cuts yeti, set, go; happy trails; home sweet home. Lawn cuts stitched borders; stitched hillside borders, Memory Box die Puffy Clouds, Stapendous clear stamp set Snowy Short Stacks, Versafine Onyx Black pad, Clear embossing powder, Neenah White card stock, White, Green, and Light Blue card stocks, White gel pen, Black pen. Double sided tape and foam glue pads.

INSTRUCTIONS

1) Stamp the images on the white Neenah card stock with Versafine black, then emboss them with clear powder.

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2) Start colouring the big trees with YG3 pen: for each section infuse the pen for 5-6 seconds.

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3) Colour all the trees in the same way: small trees require a 3-4 seconds infusion.

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4) Use the BV4 pen to make light shadows on the yeti’s body: infuse for 10 seconds.

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5) Colour the curtains in the trailer and the yeti’s mouth with RD4 pen: infuse 4 seconds each.

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6) Using the same colour, paint the car in two steps: the roof first and then the lower part,infusing the pen for 8-9 seconds each (don’t worry about the windows and the wheels, we’ll adjust them later). Add pure red in the yeti’s mouth.

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7) With YO3 pen, colour the upper part of the trailer infusing for 10 seconds.

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8) Do the same for the lower part using BG4: infuse for 10 seconds.

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9) Colour the trailer door with RD4 pen infusing for 6 seconds. Then add the same colour to the cheeks of the yeti, infusing it for 4 seconds each.

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10) Die cut all the images and cut out also the car windows.

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11) Cut the pieces of the card: a 29 cm x 12,5 cm light blue card stock folded in two for the base; a 14,5 cm x 12,5 cm green card stock for the frame; a couple of white hills and some clouds.

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12) Using the double sided tape, attach the former hill to the card base; attach the latter using some foam glue pads.

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13) Add a couple of clouds, attaching the latter with foam glue pads. Then add the green frame using again the foam glue pads too.

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14) Tie one big tree on the roof of the car by adding some string.

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15) Set the scene as you like, using the foam glue pads to attach all the elements on the card.

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16) At last, add a couple of light dots to the yeti’s cheeks and some polka dots to the trailer curtains using the white gel pen. Use the black pen to colour the wheels of the car and the trailer, and the white gel pen to colour the centre of the car wheels. Complete the card with the sentiment.

We love how Monica has split the trees into 3 sections to add more shape, what is your favourite part of the design?

 

The Christmas Cat

Olesya shares a Christmas Cat card with us today.

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By Oleysa Kharkova

Using Chameleon Color tone pens Aqua Marine, Spring Meadow, Crimson Red, Warm Sunset and Blue Violet.
1. Color the fir tree with Aqua Marine (BG4) without infusing under the boughs to intensify the shadows. Then use Spring Meadow (YG3) infused for 15 seconds to make a smooth colouring from the light to dark and blend it with Aqua Marine (BG4) to make a new shade of dark green.P51209-164545
2. Add some dots and strokes with Spring Meadow (YG3) without infusing to give texture.
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3. Use Crimson Red (RD4) without infusing where the shadows should be. Then infuse it for 5 seconds and color from the edges moving to dark red shadows and blend them together.P51209-202450
4. Color polka dots with Aqua Marine (BG4) for shadows and Spring Meadow (YG3) on top without infusing.
5. To color a ginger cat use Warm Sunset (YO3) without infusing where the shadows should be and then infuse it for 5 sec and color moving to dark yellow. The same with the tag.
6. To intensify the bow use Crimson Red (RD4) for shadows and Warm Sunset (YO3) without infusing just blending together.
7. And small details: use Crimson Red (RD4) infused for 7 seconds for the nose and ear. And Blue Violet ( BV4) infused for 10 sec to highlight the eye.

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8. Then assemble the card. Front panel is from DCWV Christmas memories paper collection. Adhere it directly to the card base. The fir tree on top and then the cat with a foam tape. The sentiment is from the same collection.

Who wouldn’t want this cute kitty for Christmas!

Friend Friday Continues with Hero Arts

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Welcome to all our regular readers and Hero Arts friends for this Friend Friday with Hero Arts, the team here are having so much fun playing with all their Stamps, and Dies, there are so many in the range to choose from, all of which work perfectly with Chameleon pens.

Leah has used the Winter Fun stamp set and only 5 Chameleon pens to create this cute Christmas card design.

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By Leah Corneluius

Leah said Christmas is such a special time of year and two of  my favorite things are the Christmas tree and snow. Where I live we don’t always get a white Christmas but some years we do and those are my favorite. The combination of Chameleon pens and super sweet Hero Arts images makes my holiday just a bit more merry and bright.

If you would like to see how Leah created this card you can download the full photo step out instructions for the Merry and Bright Christmas-card here.

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free-9We 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 Santa Hat and draw a winner for a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens of your choice, but wait as it is Christmas our friends at Hero Arts have given us the Color Layering Sea Horse Bundle to give away too, so we will pick a second name out of Santa’s 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 January 2017.  The winner will be announced on our blog when we have a Winner Wednesday post.

Now how about we get hopping with our friends at Hero Arts   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.

Jayne Nelson -HERO ARTS

A Christmas Bauble Layout

Ho Ho Ho, have you decorated your tree yet, are the baubles all hung?  We have a bauble themed layout for you today from our designer Tanya.
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By Tanya Batrak

We asked Tanya how she came up with the inspiration for this layout, this is what she said “This picture of my daughter and my nephew inspired me to make a Christmas layout. I needed something special, and an idea popped up in my head – use the photo to make a Christmas ornament. ”

Tanya has created a photo step by step instruction sheet for this Christmas Bauble Layout here, and the Christmas ornament coloring page here.

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We would love to see how you use your downloaded coloring page, so why not share your creations with us on our Facebook page.

Christmas Shaker Card

What is more special than receiving a hand made card?  Answer:  An interactive handmade card!  Olesya has created a Christmas Shaker Card that is bound to entertain.

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By Olesya Kharkova

We asked Olesya what inspired her to create this design, this is what she said “I simply love making Christmas cards all the year round. I was inspired by a bunch of artificial flowers to make the holly leaves tied up by gold thread.”

You can download the instructions for Olesya’s Holly shaker card here.

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We love this twist on a traditional Christmas card, so why not try a shaker card for your Christmas deliveries this year.

Friend Friday With Hero Arts

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Welcome to our first friend Friday with Hero Arts, the team here are super excited to be able to play with their extensive high quality Stamp, Ink and Die range of products, which work perfectly with Chameleon pens. Did you know that Hero Arts is a Certified Green Business and an award-winning sustainability leader that focus on only the best quality stamping products while reducing their impact on Mother Earth.

Monica and Tanya are sharing projects today, Monica has used Hero Arts Santa’s Elves Stamp & Cut to create these cute designs.

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By Monica Maldarella

Monica said “These elves are the cutest! I fell in love as soon as I saw them. And they come in handy for Christmas for all my cards and gift tags.” We love that there are boy and girl elves they would be perfect for children and grandchildren!

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If you would like to re-create Monica’s elves trio cards you can download the full photo step out instructions here.

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Tanya’s has gone for a classic Christmas look with this beautiful shaker card.

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By Tanya Batrak

Tanya said “Christmas is my favorite holiday! I love this magical time of the year. So I decided to make a magical shaker-card with stars and beads which look like they floating in the air. ”

If you would like to recreate Tanya’s  Merry Christmas shaker card you can download the instructions here.

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free-9To celebrate our Friend Friday with Hero Arts 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 Santa Hat and draw a winner for a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens of your choice, but wait as it is Christmas our friends at Hero Arts have given us the Color Layering Sea Horse Bundle to give away too, so we will pick a second name out of Santa’s hat to win this prize too!  To enter leave a comment at the end of this post and you must sign up to join our Chameleon Creative Community  (it’s free to join), the draw will close at midnight GMT on the 1st January 2017.  The winner will be announced on our blog when we have a Winner Wednesday post.

Now how about we get hopping with our friends at Hero Arts!  Just click on the 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.

Mariana Grigsby -HERO ARTS

Christmas Ornaments

Ever thought of adding a twist to your Christmas cards?  Leah has done just that with this adorable card that has the gift of a Christmas Ornament attached!

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By Leah Cornelius

Leah said “My favorite thing to create for easy gift giving are handmade cards. It’s always more fun to make the card the gift as well and creating a card with a removable ornament was just the thing. My pretty tree die cuts came to life using fun holiday colors and Chameleon Pens.”

If you would like to create your own Ornament Christmas Card you can download the free instructions here.

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What gift ideas do you have to incorporate into your Christmas cards, we would love to hear; let us know in your comments!

Christmas Tag

Have you started to wrap your presents yet, or do you leave it to the last minute?  Either way it is nice to be prepared with some personalised tags to add to your parcels, Tanya has created this 3D tag to inspire you to make your parcels extra special this year.

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By Tanya Batrak

Tanya said her inspiration for this tag was ” Christmas is the most magical time of the year! And coloring with Chameleon pens is pure magic for me! So many shades in one pen”.

You can make this tag too, just download the christmas-tag instructions here.

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Do you plan to do anything to make your parcels special this year, we would love to hear.

Christmas Recipe Book

Ok so are you struggling what to get everyone for Christmas, maybe you are having a secret santa at the office and just don’t know what to get, well Monica has a fabulous personalised gift idea for a Christmas Recipe book.
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By Monica Maldarella

Monica said “What a pleasure to cook sweets and biscuits during Christmas holidays! Even better with a proper recipe book, with a colored Christmas scene on the front cover.”

You could add all your traditional family recipes and then hand it down from generation to generation!

If you would like to recreate  Mrs Santa’s Recipe Book you can download the instructions here.

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You could also adapt this to a Christmas Cocktail book for the office party, now that is an idea that has gotten the vote in this office!

Beary Christmas

Beary Christmas, yes we have been playing with words today for this adorable card by Ilina.

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by Ilina Crouse

We asked Ilina to explain how she chose her color scheme, she said “I LOVE Christmas and all the Christmas crafting. As well I love non-traditional Christmas cards, so I decided to go with non-traditional design and colors. I personally love how this card turned out. ”

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

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Thanks for joining us today, hope your Christmas preparations are going as smoothly as ours at Chameleon HQ.  Santa has already placed a large order for pens for all of you with them on your wish list so fingers crossed!