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A Chameleon Dahlia

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Color Tops Dahlia by Jen Timko | Dahlia XL Stamp by Power Poppy, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops, SplitcoaststampersI know this week has been full of posts from me but I have one more for you!  I was part of a Product Focus for Splitcoaststampers on Wednesday and now I have a little more time to share that with you.  As you may have noticed, I have been featuring the Chameleon Pens and Chameleon Color Tops lately.  These projects are part of the review of the Color Tops and today’s card is my final project for it.

I recently got this gorgeous large flower image, Dahlia XL by Power Poppy, and could not wait to have time to color it.  I knew immediately that my first time using it just had to be with the Color Tops.  Just to put the Chameleon system to the test, I used only one pen and one Color Top and the results are a real wow!  The depth of color on this is really extraordinary.  You can read my thoughts on the pens (and those of the whole Product Focus team) here:  Color Tops Product Focus

I created a short video showing a little more on how the pens work with the tops and how I colored part of this flower.  Sometimes it really is just easier to show you!

Once I finished all the coloring, I created a pretty simple card since the flower did all the work.  I stamped a sentiment from another Power Poppy set, Vibrant Thanks, using Versafine Onyx Black.  Then I put it on a layer of Wisteria Wonder (SU) that is a lovely match to the Lavender tones.  I cut the flower so that I could use both sections on the image layer (and yes, I did hesitate just a second before cutting into all that coloring).  A few sequins from Studio Katia and SU to highlight the Turquoise as a finish.

If you have any questions about these pens, I’m certainly happy to answer.  Just drop me a note here or send a comment over at Splitcoaststampers for the Product Focus team.  Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you have a great weekend!

Stamp: Dahlia XL (Power Poppy), Vibrant Thanks (Power Poppy); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Wisteria Wonder (SU); Accessories:  Misti, Sequins (Studio Katia and SU), Mini Dimensionals, Dimensionals

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STAMPtember – Loads of Thanks

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We are in the middle of the Newton’s Nook Designs release week so what better time to share the newest STAMPtember set from Simon Says Stamp?!!  Yes, today we celebrate the collaboration with Simon Says Stamp and Newton’s Nook Designs so you have to know how happy that makes me!  Two fabulous companies!Fall Thanks by Jen Timko | Loads of Thanks Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp and Newton's Nook Designs, STAMPtember, Falling Leaves Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs, Chameleon Color Tops, Chameleon Pens

This sweet stamp set comes with our little dog friend pushing a wheel barrow and LOTS of options for filling it.  I thought it would be fun to add in the bunny and leaves, which gave me the perfect excuse to use the new Falling Leaves Stencil that NND revealed yesterday (and available on Friday, Sept. 15th).  I stamped the bunny and then masked to add the wheelbarrow in a way that makes the leaves kind of spill over.  Isn’t it cute?!  Then, using my Chameleon Pens and Color Tops, I colored the images.  I love how I can get a real fall leaf feel with the shading from these Color Tops!  I wanted the focus to stay on the image but the embossing paste with the stencil adds just the right amount of interest behind our little friends.  Gotta say, these are a perfect go-together.  Remember, this STAMPtember release is only available directly from Simon Says Stamp (and conveniently enough, they will have the new stencil a SSS on Friday once it goes “live”).  If all that wasn’t enough, there is a matching die set for the images too.  Good luck holding onto your paycheck!  STAMPtember is fun time of year but oh so dangerous for the budget!  *smile*Thanks for stopping in to see my take on the new release.  Make sure you go over to the Simon blog to see all the inspiration there.  See you back in a little while for Day 2 of the NND September release.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Loads of Thanks – STAMPtember (Simon Says Stamp/Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Falling Leaves Stencil (Newton’s Nook Designs), Embossing Paste (SU), Stitched Circles Dies (Lil’ Inker), Misti, Sequins (Paper Pumpkin, Studio Katia)

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Freshly Made Sketches #304

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FMS304 by Jen Timko | Vibrant Thanks Stamp by Power Poppy, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color TopsI’m working on continuing my coloring for The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge (running this month) and I thought this sweet little image from Power Poppy would be perfect for the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Narelle Farrugia, who always created with the most beautiful details, designed this awesome sketch for us this week.  An instant classic!

I decided that this was another image that was great for the Chameleon Color Tops.  I looked at the coloring on coreopsis flowers and the blend from red to yellow was a natural for these cool pens.  I used the YO2 Mellow Yellow pen and infused with RD3 Vermillion.  Fun, right? The transition from red to yellow is just like the flowers.  I added a sentiment from the set too.  The image was cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies (SU).  The corrugated paper gives a little detail for the sketch and I added some jute twine.

Now, back to the coloring.  If you haven’t heard about the coloring challenge or have not yet joined in, consider it.  Kathy encourages just a little coloring every day.  Just for fun!  Every time I have participated, I have had such fun.  Creating just to create!  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  I hope you have a happy Wednesday.

Supplies:

Stamp:  Vibrant Thanks (Power Poppy); Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Corrugated Paper (SU); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Twine (SU), Dimensionals

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Dogwood Graduation

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Dogwood Graduation by Jen Timko | Butterfly Kisses Stamp by Mama Elephant, Chameleon Color Tones Pencils, Wood Textures DSP by Stampin' UpWith this time of year, so many graduations are upon us and I’m always looking for ideas to create unique and special cards to celebrate.  I thought this sentiment from Mama Elephant was absolutely perfect for a special graduate I know!  And the flower image from the same set (Butterfly Kisses) is really pretty too.

I used this card as one of my samples for the Chameleon Color Tones Pencils review over at Splitcoaststampers.  The pretty coral and green pencils (double sided!) create the perfect shading and no stress over coordination.  I stamped the image using Versafine Onyx Black ink onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  I love this particular paper the best with the pencils.  It has a smoother feel that a watercolor paper but enough “tooth” to allow light coloring and layering.  The key with most colored pencils, it seems, is layering.  Lots of layering.  And patience!  I colored for bit and then moved on to a different section.  Eventually I came back to each part and layered some more, and so on.  I had never used wax based pencils so I definitely had a learning curve…but not an overwhelming one.  Success came quickly and the colors on these just match!  A light touch was definitely the key to success.  As a background for the image, I used this brand new DSP from Stampin’ Up called Wood Textures DSP.  It is a MUST HAVE from the catalog that goes live today.  I promise you it will fly off the shelves so take a look and order it quickly!

That’s it for today.  If you want to see more about these pencils, please go over to the review (linked above) there are amazing videos from both Lydia Fiedler and Kathy Racoosin….two extraordinary stampers!

Back tomorrow with a collaboration blog hop that I know you don’t want to miss.  Hope to see you then!  Have a great day!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Butterfly Kisses (Mama Elephant); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media, Wood Textures DSP; Accessories:  Chameleon Color Tones Pencils

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FMS290 and the Chameleon Color Tone Pencils

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FMS290 - Flower Hugs by Jen Timko | Mondo Hydrandgea Stamp and Dies by Ellen Hutson, Lovely Stamp by Ellen Hutson, Chameleon Color Tone Pencils, Chameleon Color Tone PensI have been waiting for today because I have something super awesome to share with you!!  Not only do we have a great sketch by the lovely Kim Singdahlsen at Freshly Made Sketches, I also finally get to share some information about a product review I did for Splitcoaststampers!

I have been using the amazing new pencils from Chameleon and I created this card by combining the Chameleon Color Tone Pens with the Color Tone Pencils.  Wow, they are great together!  I shared details and my thoughts on paper choices over at Splitcoaststampers so please check the entire review from the review team here:  CHAMELEON COLOR TONE PENCILS REVIEW

To help you understand a bit more of how the products work together, I made a quick video showing you how I did the coloring:

 

 

 

Direct link to YouTube:  Chameleon Color Tone Pencils

I made the flowers the star of the show but I could not resist adding a doily that seemed perfect for the sketch!  I used Night of Navy Baker’s Twine to coordinate with the blue in the flowers and thought this great sentiment from Ellen Hutson’s Lovely worked beautifully with the sketch.

The Freshly Made Sketches design team has created some beautiful work to inspire you and the Splitcoaststampers Review Team has samples that show many facets of these new pencils.  I’ll be back tomorrow with another card I created for the review.  Until then, have a great day!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Mondo Hydrandea (Ellen Hutson), Lovely (Ellen Hutson); Ink:  Smoky Slate (SU), Chameleon Color Tone Pens; Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media, Smoky Slate; Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Doily (SU Ret), Mondo Hydrangea Dies, Night of Navy Baker’s Twine

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All the pretty colors — of new ink

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Congrats by Jen Timko | Dotty Angles Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Clearsnap Petal Point InkI get to share some projects I have been holding on to that are part of a product review for Splitcoaststampers.  Many of you know my long standing love of “Splitcoast” because it is always full of creative inspiration, techniques, tutorials and reviews.  I was asked to take a look at some Clearsnap Petal Point Pigment Inks that are being released in two new color groupings (Sunset and Boardwalk).  Please hop right over to see my thoughts and the analyses of some amazing stampers (and their projects!) – Product Review.  If you want to see the whole gallery of work with these inks, CLICK HERE.

In my review, I mention how I was playing with the ink and trying new things.  I reference a card on kraft (Crumb Cake) card stock and an ombré card.  I wanted to share those here too since I had not put them on my blog yet.  I love the pretty Sunset color family for my Congrats card, don’t you?!  The strong colors from the pigment ink are fabulous on this background stamp!Just for You by Jen Timko | Beautiful Day Stamp by Altenew, Clearsnap Petal Point InkIn my flower card I was able to use the Boardwalk ink to get a gorgeous look on my Crumb Cake paper.  I love how the Dune color is a match and yet shows up beautifully with the line image flower.  While you are over at  Splitcoast, take some time to look around and appreciate all the resources.  You’ll be glad you did!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew), Paper Pumpkin sentiment(SU), Dotty Angles (SU retired); Ink:  Clearsnap Petal Point Inks in Sunset and Boardwalk; Paper:  Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White, Early Espresso; Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Wooden Element Sentiment (SU), Twine, Gold Sequins, Heat Tool, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder

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The Card Concept #60

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Jen Timko - CC60 - GratefulIt is a double post Wednesday!!  Yippee!  My second of the day is my card for The Card Concept.  We have a beautiful inspiration picture and you are going to have loads of ideas from it.  As I was looking through my stash, I realized I was woefully low on pumpkin stamps (seriously??!!).  But I had kept this one from a few years ago because it is always fun to color.

I stamped it in WPlus9 Black ink and colored the image with my Zig Clean Color Pens.  The best part about saving great images is that you get to re-visit them later when you have different supplies.  Coloring this one with the Zigs made me so happy.  I’m not totally sure I hit the mark with Clean and Graphic this week but in an attempt to keep it there, I simply added the sentiment from the set and kept the rest clean.  The chevron paper is from the old Sweater Weather DSP (ret) that gives a nod to the inspiration.  I was also inspired by Ceal’s challenge for Falliday Fest at Splitcoaststampers, FF16Simplybeautiful, which is a Colors of Fall challenge.  There are a lot of great ones to join in so go check them out!

 

60I hope you will have fun joining us this week at The Card Concept.  Remember that my Freshly Made Sketches post went up earlier so go check that one out too.  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  See you soon!

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Stamps:  Always Thankful; Ink: Early Espresso, WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color Pens; Paper: Canson Watercolor, Sweater Weather DSP (SU ret); Accessories:  Zig BrusH2O Water Pen

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Freshly Made Sketches #259

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Jen Timko - FMS259Happy middle of the week to you!  Today is one of my double post days so make sure you keep an eye out for my card for The Card Concept too.  For Freshly Made Sketches, our sketch hostess this week is the witty and talented Linda Callahan.  I just love the interesting layers behind the circle for the sketch.  Such a simple detail but fantastic.

I pulled out (again) my new Merry Tags dies and the coordinating Merriest Wishes stamp set.  I used Thick Whisper White and Silver Glimmer Paper with the dies.  So nice that there is a plain ornament that is designed to go behind the detailed ornament.  Super easy to put together.  I cut the panels behind in the same glimmer paper and added some Silver Baker’s Twine to finish the little tag.  Pretty and super fast to put together.  The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with Silver Stampin Emboss Powder.  I was also inspired by the Falliday Fest challenge over at Splitcoaststampers, FF16Stampingcrazy, which is Snow Much Glitter!  Hope you will find a challenge that inspires you and join in!!

fms-final-259-001I hope you enjoy this card.  I am starting to make a little progress in my holiday card stash but a long way to go.  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Merriest Wishes; Ink:  Versarmark; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper; Accessories:  Big Shot, Merry Tags Dies, Heat Tool, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Silver Baker’s Twine

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O Christmas Tree in Gold and Silver

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DTGT16jentimko - O Christmas TreeThe most wonderful week of inspiration continues today over at Splitcoaststampers!!!  It is Dare To Get Dirty Challenges week and you will not even believe all that SCS has already done!  As a former “Dirty Girl”, I get to participate on the planning side and today is the day for my challenge!!  How do you get to see all this fabulousness??  You simply have to be a Fan Club Member at Splitcoaststampers.  Not only can you see all the details of the challenges, you can participate with present and past Dirty Girls.  My sample makers have created the most awesome inspiration.  I hope you will come check it out!  You can see all the cards for my challenge HERE.

I can’t share the details of the challenge but I think you will not be too surprised by my choice of challenge!  As I was making cards, I was actually inspired to make two variations.  Gold and Silver!  They used the new set from Concord and 9th called O Christmas Tree.  I am totally in love with the sentiments and the great trees!  As an extra bonus, Concord and 9th is celebrating their first birthday so I wanted to join in on their party!  I heat embossed the trees on Thick Whisper White card stock (in gold and silver) to put as the base of my shaker cards. For the gold version, I used Pop of Pink DSP’s gold confetti pattern and cut it using the Stitched Rectangle Dies (SSS).  The silver version uses a retired DSP.  I added sequins based on the color of embossing.  The gold is from SU’s Metallic Sequins and a retired holiday pack while the silver are the Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins.  Now for that bit of sparkle on the sides.  Remember back during Sale-a-bration when the Glitter Tape was one of the choices?  Yeah.  I HAD to have that and I got it with the holidays in mind.  It is so easy to use and it adds so much!!  I heat embossed the sentiments again and done!  Now…..which is your favorite??!!  My house is split on their decision (which is why I posted both).The challenges this week really are amazing and your need to come check out the gallery!!  I hope you will go over and check out my challenge and join in!!  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  O Christmas Tree (Concord and 9th); Ink: Versamark; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Pop of Pink DSP, Retired DSP; Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Gold and Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Sparkling Clear Sequins (PPP), Metallic Sequins (SU)

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A Beautiful Day to get Dirty

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DTGD16scrapawayg3 - Beautiful GoldThe most wonderful week of inspiration continues today over at Splitcoaststampers!!!  It is Dare To Get Dirty Challenges week and you will not even believe all that SCS has already done!  As a former “Dirty Girl”, I get to participate on the planning side and will even be hosting my own challenge tomorrow.  How do you get to see all this fabulousness??  You simply have to be a Fan Club Member at Splitcoaststampers.  Not only can you see all the details of the challenges, you can participate with present and past Dirty Girls.  And trust me….I have seen the challenges!  You will want to play!

My card today is a sample for Gayatri’s Challenge (DTGD16scrapawayg3).  I can’t share the details of the challenge but you really need to see the inspiration for this card!  I stamped the first layer of this pretty flower in Ruby Red ink from Altenew.  Such a pretty red!!  Then I stamped the second layer in Versamark so that I could heat emboss it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  The sentiment on the frame is also stamped with Versamark and embossed in gold.  I had originally planned to add more sequins or thread or something but I like the elegant simplicity of this and chose to leave it just like this.  The challenges this week really are amazing and your need to come check out the gallery!!  Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see more about my challenge!  I hope you will join in the fun!!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Beautiful Day(Altenew); Ink: Altenew Ruby Red, Versamark; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Cherry Cobbler; Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder

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