Sunday 10 January 2016

Just for Fun and New Chameleon Pens

Hiya all!  Thought I'd make this one just for fun!  I got some NEW PENS :D  I'm always happy to have new pens!  I got some money for my birthday from my colleagues so decided to get some Chameleon pens.  These are a pretty long and chunky alcohol based marker with 2 nibs and a chamber that contains a 3rd nib filled with a blender.  You put either nib of the pen into the chamber and it transfers blender so you can then colour in a lighter shade which goes increasingly darker back to its original colour.  They're about 5 quid a pen, bit less the more you buy, are they worth it? Hmmmm.  They're not excessively priced when compared to Copic Ciao for example and they give you a good quality of colour as a solid alcohol ink pen but with the added touch of the blending chamber so yes not bad really.  There is no excessive bleed such as you get with Flexmarkers and I love the fine nib on the end.  I think this sets it apart.  The downside is they're heavy but you can pull them all apart to make them smaller and lighter whist in use.  I haven't had them long enough to judge how economical they are with the ink yet.  I tried to achieve the same results by touching the nib of a promarker onto a blender pen, it works (ish) but you don't quite get quite the same result as Chameleon which is much more consistent.

Our Molly had a play also and it actually made her colouring look really good like she had added shadows and highlights only she used just one pen to achieve it.

I used the Cool Tones set for my card - The V04 Deep Violet, BG4 Aquamarine and a touch of BV4 Blue Violet.

So how did they perform?  Pretty dandy actually!  The hair, clothes and wing are just ONE pen!  I haven't got the skin tones yet so still using promarkers for that but hey not bad at all for one pen!  The background was the aquamarine but I did help it along a little with the chisel end of a promarker blender because of the  size of the surface it was to cover.  There's a little bit of the blue violet at the bottom.

So in all, Chameleon Pens get a thumbs up from me.  They'll certainly come in handy on the boat where space is minimal and I can only bring on so much.

Onto the actual card now!  The image I totally fell in love with and its Violet Pixie by Sara Burrier available from Crafts & Me.  I found a purple paper stack I forgot I had over xmas so said I'd use that so the papers are "New Bloom" by First Edition which have all been distressed with scissors then ink.  I've added flowers and sitressed the little blue ones, glitter around the wing and mask with a glue pen and crystal glitter and curled some organza ribbon around the die cut.

I'd like to enter into

C.R.A.F.T - Recipe
Crafty Catz - Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Lookie what I got
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Noor Designs UK - Anything goes
Creaine - Bingo (Lilac/Flowers/Wings)
CraftyGals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Simon says Stamp - Something new


Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Fantastic colors using your new pens/markers! Love the swirling purple hair, and the gorgeously colored image! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #25.
crafty hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

Gayatri said...

Fantastic colouring and amazing details on your card. Awesome card. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Something New challenge.
Gayatri xxx

Creaine said...

wow very nice. Thanks for joining us at Creaine Challenges.
bye Ine

Rae Ann said...

Wow! Great job with just one marker! The papers are so pretty and I love the metal embellishment.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments, good luck!!! Amy DT

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

Helen x

Brenda said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I am loving the look you got with these pens. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week!!

Bea said...

What a nice coloured card did you make. Thanks fot joining us at Cheerful Sketches challenge...

Greetings Bea(DT)

Bea said...

What a beautiful card, thanks for joining ua at the Creaine challenge...

Greetings Bea.

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

cherry said...

lovely gorgeous colors...thanks for playing with RRR

Ditta said...

Beautiful card! Nice that you join the challenge at Creaine.
Regards, Ditta DT