Thursday, July 16, 2015

Colorful Chameleons



This week the Stampendous® Design Team is celebrating Christmas in July with Chameleon™ markers.  Chameleon™ Art Products is a company determined to change the way you think about marker pens. They pride themselves on having developed real innovation that enhances your ability to maximize your creativity. Their markers bring color control and simplicity to your art, and you can create stunning 3D effects, smooth transitions, highlights, and shading gradations all with one pen.

When you combine this simple coloring versatility with Stampendous® and House-Mouse Designs® images, you can create fantastic projects quickly. Stampendous® stamps are beautifully enhanced by the simple blending made possible with this range of innovative markers. The colorless blending tool acts as a “foolproof” finish for your project. You won’t believe the stunning range of colors that can be achieved with these markers, and the array of original projects you can create with the combination of Stampendous® and Chameleon.™  Here’s my project for today:


I absolutely love using the Stampendous Color Fragments and Shaved Ice.  I really enjoy mixing the colors and creating my own unique color combinations.  They're perfect for adding texture and visual interest as well as a fun way to tie colors together.

This is what I used to create this card:

Stampendous:
W152 Whispered Wishes

SSC1231 Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
GX358U Melon Ultra Fine Pearl Glitter

FRG10C Shaved Ice
FRC19 Amethyst Color Fragments
FRC18 Teal Color Fragments
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Plus:
Chameleon™ Markers (BL3, OL3, YL2, RD4, YG3, OR4, GR3, BG4, BR5, PK3, YO3, V04, BK4)

Memento™ Teal Zeal Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Pixie Dust Purple Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Aqua Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Tim Holtz® Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass by Ranger®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

This is what I did to create this card:

Stamp  image, color and trim as shown.
Create a 5” square card base from aqua cardstock.
Stamp snowflakes in a random pattern with teal ink on aqua card base.
Trim a mat with purple cardstock for main image.
Adhere all layers.
Add melon glitter to hat and sweater.
Mix fragments with shaved ice and adhere across bottom of image, tap off excess.
Set aside to dry.

Did we say prizes????  Three prizes are up for grabs from commenters who post on the Stampendous blog and each designer's blog during our hop this week.  Be sure to tell us where you live when commenting for a US or UK winner will receive a Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set and Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Handle from us or our UK distributor, Woodware Craft and a winner from Canada will receive a $20 USD Rewards Card to spend at our website. Deadline to comment is Sunday, July 19th, 11:59 pm PDT.  Chameleon will be offering a fantastic prize as well, so be sure to visit their blog for more details.

There is more! Our Australian Distributor, The Stencil Specialists, are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise! Tell us where you live when you comment to be in the drawing!

Here’s the list of my teamies playing along today:

Lea Kimmel (me)

Don’t forget to leave a comment if you want a chance to win a prize!  Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you’ll join us again tomorrow for the final blog hop.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,

Lea

33 comments:

  1. Love the card and color choice. From Alabama

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  2. Oh, I love the colors on this card! The added glitters and fragments are perfect touches!

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  3. Such a SWEET sentiment and ADORABLE card Lea - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    Your colour combo is SO PRETTY and your colouring adds BEAUTIFUL dimension!!!
    As for your SPARKLE, shaved ice and fragments - WOW - I want to reach out and touch it :)
    TracyM #6773 from Victoria, Australia

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  4. Lea, I LOVE the colors you put together for this card - what a great way to start my day, with inspiration like this! Beautifully done!!

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  5. Love your card! This has been a fabulous blog hop! I think the fragments in the snow are such a lovely touch! I'm in the US :)

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  6. Your cardis adorable Lea! The snow man is super cute, the colors are fabulous TFS!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  7. Hello again Lea! Sorry, I forgot to mention I live in KS. Have a wonderful day!

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  8. Great color combo and love how you used the melon glitter!

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  9. Love this card. Using non-traditional colors makes a great card.
    The fragments at the bottom add to the feel of the card.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card
    Illinois

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  10. Love your card . The markers look great.

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  11. I live in sunny, way too hot right now, Florida.
    I love this color combo and the little bit of sparkle on this cute image.

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  12. This is adorable, with fabulous colouring and shading.
    From Ontario, Canada

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  13. This card is just beautiful. Love those colors, and the shaved ice is a perfect addition. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. I love the gorgeous colors you used!

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  15. Akkk... Forgot to say I'm in FL

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  16. wonderful cad. I love your color choices. TFS

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  17. I love these colors together and the way you did the texture on the knits. So cool.

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  18. This snowman is adorable! I love the colors you chose for this fun Christmas card.

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  19. Love your colors and the card is wonderful.
    Debbie MO USA

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  20. Hello from North Carolina, USA! This is such an adorable card! The colors add a real iciness to the scene!

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  21. Love ~~ L O V E ~~ LOVE Snowmen!!!
    TFS!!!
    from MO, USA

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  22. Stunning Card, love the colours

    Liz Hardman from UK

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  23. Love your cards and especially the colors you used. Gives the card a cool feeling. Thx for sharing!

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  24. Love your snowman and the gorgeous colors! Thx for sharing your creativity!

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  25. Wow. The Chameleon pens make the Stampendous snowman POP! Cool sparkly details too.
    Lin from TX USA

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  26. Beautiful color combo and sparkle.
    Sue in Ohio

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  27. Such yummy colors and textures on this beautiful snowman card! Great work!
    I live in the USA btw specifically Orlando, FL!!

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  28. I love your use of fresh compete port colours. Great card

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  29. LOVE the sweet color palette you have chosen for this adorable image!!!! Awesomeness! TFS!

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  30. Awesome card- the snowman isgreat with real fun snow!

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