Friday, April 15, 2016

Cactus and Chameleon!

Each Friday this month the Impression Obsession team will be sharing projects using Chameleon pens, and the Chameleon team will be sharing projects using Impression Obsession stamps. It's so much fun to share! 

 I invested in a set of Chameleon pens last year, and they're a lot of fun to play with - I thought I'd try them out on a matboard Art Square from Inchie Arts, and I loved how easily they moved and blended. I like to layer multiple colors together, so I started on the flowers with the Fawn marker to create a shaded base...

...then went over the layers at a different angle with the Bubble Gum pink. I used 3 colors on the cactus to get the blend I wanted. It was a bigger area than I prefer for these markers, since the blending is done with the tip of the marker, but it worked out in the end.

For the background I used a waterbrush filled with rubbing alcohol to paint a texture - here's a quick shot (no sound) of how that works - the marker is just scribbled onto a ceramic tile and that becomes my palette.

I did a little sponging around the edges and added a few little highlights with a Posca pen, then assembled my card. I'm not sure what inspired me to stamp the cactus in green... stress brings out odd color combinations for me!

Stamps I used: Cactus Blossom, Hope Blooms (both from my stamp line)

You can visit the IO Blog to find links to today's projects - also, be sure to visit the Chameleon Blog to see their team's projects and enter for a chance to win a set of 5 Chameleon pens!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful!! Love the soft colors!

  2. Love how smooth these pins are but tricky to learn how to use.

  3. Gorgeous coloring on that beautiful flower! Love your pretty card!

  4. Gorgeous card! Thanks for the video!

  5. Stunning Dina, thanks for playing along with Chameleon xx