Hello everyone! Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog creating Camouflage with Chameleon Color Tone pens and Art Impressions. I had a lot of fun with the Ole Buck set by Art Impressions this week. The stamp set is comprised of punny sentiments and fun camp accessories. Making a set of masculine cards was a fun creative interruption. I work with several hunters and I’m excited to have some “guy” cards in my stash.
I created three different cards using a combo of papers from Carta Bella’s Fall Break collection, the Old Buck stamps, and some earthy Chameleon pens.
I wanted my men to be wearing some type of camouflage and it was easy to create the look using 3 or 4 different earthy colours.
To mimic Camo I scribbled randomly with Chameleon Color Tone pens in Olive, Fawn, Taupe, and Bisque.
Here’s how it came together…
Chameleon Color Tone pens are twin-tipped markers that allow you to create a range of hues with one pen. Each marker includes a chamber that includes a colourless toning medium. When you touch this chamber to the nib of the pen, the medium lightens the colour of the marker. Then when you start to draw, the ink gradually and seamlessly returns to the original colour, giving you a brilliant gradient of colour. The colour starts light and gets darker as you draw. The longer you keep the chamber touched to the nib of the pen, the longer it will take for the marker to get darker.
After I coloured the images, I fussy cut them out and then created scenes. I used the Chameleon Color Tone Deep Black pen on the edges of the image to help them “pop”.
I created a few different cards.
For this card, I cut out a few of the trees from the Carta Bella patterned paper to add some layers to my camp scene.
To define the trees I drew around the edges with the Chameleon Detail pen. I also retraced some edges of the images with the Detail Pen to help them stand out more too. I added some highlights with a white Sakura Gel Pen.
The front of this card was made with Carta Bella Fall Break Whisking Leaves Embossing Folder.
For this final card, I wanted to make sure my men weren’t floating so I layered fussy cut leaves under their feet to create “ground”.
I adhered all the different elements of my cards together using a variety of Glue Dots Adhesives. Creating camouflage is super easy and a little addictive! LOL! I’m hoping my hunter friends enjoy these cards! I’m sure they will generate a smile and a chuckle.
Supplies: Art Impressions Rubber Stamps, Chameleon Color Tone pens, Echo Park Paper Co. Carta Bella Fall Break Collection paper and embossing folder, Glue Dots Adhesives, Sakura Gel pen.
Have a wonderful day everyone!
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Such a fab range of cards. It’s amazing how you achieved the camouflage effect with just a few markers. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Thank you, I hope you give it a try!
Cool cards Kerry, they are great. I always love the hilarious stamps from Art Impression.
Thank you so much for your inspiration.
Thank you and you’re welcome
OMG! That camo is just too darned cute!
Isn’t it! It makes me ?
These cards are perfect for the males in my family who love hunting. Love the look of all these and thanks for sharing.