Today I tried out Chameleon markers for the very first time. You all know that I am a hard-core Copic user, and I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. It is a very different colouring experience, and boy was it fast! Huge thanks to Chameleon for sending out a warm tone set so quickly so I could get this weeks KennyK ‘Anything Goes’ challenge finished. There are prizes, people … serious prizes … so keep reading!
So … let’s take a look at the full reveal! This week I have used the ‘Happy Lion’ digital stamp combined with the ‘You Rock Dude greeting. I opted to print them both together onto XPress It Blending Card, then trim it down. TIP: When printing digital stamps, I print a full sheet of different stamps so I have plenty on hand when the colouring itch demands to be scratched!
My ingredients today include:
Digital Stamps: Happy Lion & You Rock Dude inside the speech bubble from Superhero Sound Sentiments
Chameleon Markers: Warm Tone pack (RD2, RD3, RD5, YO2, OR3)
Copic Markers (eyes): B34, B37, B39, W00, 0 colourless blender
Distress Ink + blending tool: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade
Pattern Paper: Lawn Fawn, Let’s Polka in the Meadow
Card base: 6×6 kraft
Stitched circle dies
Flat backed buttons
Yellow chenille fibre
Kaisercraft Droplets, yellow
Double sided tape
Tombow Monoadhesive glue
First things first … I coloured the image with Chameleon markers. For a quick look, CLICK HERE to see today’s Periscope video, (soon to be followed by a full YouTube video tutorial & comparison). As I only had the warm Chameleon markers, I finished the eyes with Copic markers.
I cut a piece of pattern paper 5.5″ x 5.5″, then cut a 2″ and 1.5′ stitched circle out of the centre (it’s going to be covered over anyway, right?!) Next I inked around the edges of the blending card with Mustard Seed distress ink, followed by a light inking with Spiced Marmalade over the top, just around the edges. I also inked the edges of the pattern paper square and circles with Mustard Seed distress ink. Some double sided tape on the back of the blending card, adhered to the centre of the pattern paper square. More double sided tape on the back of the pattern paper, adhered to the centre of the card base.
Next I tied a small bow with the chenille yarn, and glued it to the centre of the stacked stitched circles cut from pattern paper. I used double sided tape to add the circles to the blending card, then glued on the flat-backed button. Then I applied the yellow droplets to the blending card.
Not only was this card fun to make, it was QUICK! I can’t say that I would use Chameleon’s for all of my stamp colouring, but I most certainly will when I want to colour something simple, fast. I will definately be adding to my collection … I was really impressed with how smooth and efficient these markers were, and I can definately see these as something I would travel with 🙂
If you’d like to see the quick Periscope video I made on my first day playing with the Chameleon Pens CLICK HERE.
Now … have you seen the challenge over at KennyK? There are some serious prizes up for grabs including a set of Chameleon markers (one winner in the USA, one winner in Europe, one winner in Australia) AND digital stamps up for grabs!!!! Plus … you know that when you sign up for the newsletter you get a freebie every month, right? AND when you’re a member of the Club KennyK Facebook group you get a totally different freebie every month … yes, folks, that’s TWO free digital stamps every month! AND … first time you shop for digi stamps at KennyK you get 30% OFF!!!! So what are you waiting for??? Go check out the rest of the DT, the challenge at Club KennyK, and have yourself some fun! CLICK HERE FOR THE CHALLENGE