Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Floral Happy...Addicted to Stamps and More #155~Photo Inspiration

Hello!

July is passing all too quickly, especially with all the 'hither and yon' travels my husband and I have been on. We're on one of our treks right now...and since we're ready to head off to yet another destination, I'll be brief...

Today, my design team and I invite you to join us at Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #155,


A while back, I flirted with the idea of investing in Copics - oodles of them. And then I looked at the price...ummm, yep, nope. So, I picked up my Chameleon pens and told them, quite clearly, that we were going to learn to work and play together.  It will take a while, but I plan to figure these markers out; hopefully, you'll bear with me as I do.  Today's card is one of my experiments...

The lovely florals in the image gave rise to my decision to create a little floral arrangement of my own with my new, lovely Deepti's Blooming Buds (Dee's Artsy Impressions, available at STAMPlorations).  Here they are - Chameleon pen coloured - with a Happy sentiment (mainly because I *am* happy with the results).


Please be sure to visit me team-mates' creations; dazzle and delight guaranteed! And as added incentive to join us, here's the prize that awaits *you*..

                                                       http://www.bugaboostamps.com/ (7 digis)

See you in the gallery!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!

Hugs,

39 comments:

Rose said...

You have coloured the flowers beautifully. Very pretty card.
I have also struggled with the Chameleon Pens but am lucky enough to own a few Copics as well. So I keep the Chameleons for smaller images and use the Copics on large.

Susanne Vargas said...

It seems that your talking-to worked because the coloring on your bouquet of flowers is fantastic! Lovely card!
Safe travels!

Shery said...

You done great things with the Chameleon pens, dear Carol! (I am still having a love-hate relationship with mine!). This card is FANTABULOGORGEOUS! (You got me going on portmanteaus!)

Joyce said...

You do not need any more pens! This is gorgeous and beautifully colored. Hope your travels are going well. I am pinning this fantastic idea because I have Deepti's stamp set as well, and I am always looking for inspiration for it. Happy trails.

Olesya Kharkova said...

Love your card, so clean and soft colors.
Olesya xx

Nonni said...

Amazing coloring, Carol! Very pretty card!

Anonymous said...

This is lovely, Carole! I don't have Copics either and my reaction has been the same as yours. I love the image and your coloring of it is superior. Now I'm off to look up the pens that you used.

Sue - said...

You've coloured the flowers beautifully! So far I've resisted Chameleon pens as I do have Copics, oh and Promarkers too!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous, Carol! You've definitely gotten the hang of these pens. It looks to me like they have blended beautifully! I hear you on the cost of Copics, that's why I stick to pencils. Have you tried those? :) Safe travels...hope you are having a blast!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my this is just gorgeous!! I love the simplicity of your design and the colors on your flowers are so pretty!! Nicely done! :)

Barb Ghig said...

I'm glad you stuck with your Chameleon pens, because you have done such a beautiful job with these flowers, Carol! I'm really impressed with the gradation of the colors and how you arranged Deepti's blooms on this card! Perfect sentiment, too! Wishing you and your hubby safe travels and lots of fun :)

KayM said...

Ooooh your coloring is amazing!! No need for Copics for you! You are blending beautifully! Such a pretty card! Love the flower stamp and the big bold sentiment! Perfect together! Hope you are enjoying your summer and traveling! ((Hugs))

Geri said...

So pretty! I'm thinking that you and the pens have become great pals cuz these flowers are gorgeous! Your shading is flawless! It seems that they blend from dark to light far better than Copics. Sounds like you two are on the go a fair bit! Hope you are having fun :)

I Card Everyone said...

You are certainly getting to know those pens much better, c... I really love Deepti's stamp - it's on the list - you've created such a beauty here... makes me... =] m

Carole said...

Pat on the back time! Brilliant colouring and lovely image...maketh a beautiful card. You have done some lovely things this last week even on a trip!! I have been in Fuerteventura sunning myself...back home now and its freezing here for July! Enjoy your trip, take care, hugs xx

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness, your incredible coloring is making these blooming buds so very pretty :) You made my day, I am over the moon !

foleysfriend said...

Your colouring is beautiful; it adds dimension and makes the images look "real"; gorgeous!

Happy Dance said...

To heck with the Copics...you've got these down pat. Gorgeous card, Carol, filled with such pretty flowers. LOVE it!!!!!! Hope the rest of your trip went smoothly, and that your backside hasn't taken too much of a beating in that van! See you soon! Bev

Shelly said...

Oooh, beautiful! Your coloring is awesome!
Enjoy your trip! :)

Loll said...

Wow ... looks like you've mastered the chameleon pens Carol! These flowers are GORGEOUS! I need to get this stamp set! :) xx

Lilian YF said...

Love the card! Love the coloring!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Anita in France said...

Well, that was an experiment that was 100% successful, Carol ... this is just so lovely! Think you and those Chameleon pens are working together beautifully ... gorgeous shading and colouring! Hugs, Anita :)

sandie said...

What wonderful colouring, think you have cracked it now x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, love the colours and design hugs Pops x

Art Chameleon said...

We think you have done brilliantly with your Chameleon Pens :)

Julie B said...

Well done with using the Chameleon pens to colour those fab blooms.
I was thinking of getting some but after a friend brought them to class and I had a play I think I'm sticking to my Copics. It will be cheaper to get refills after my initial investment in Copics! :)

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful card, Carol! That stamp is gorgeous!

Kim S said...

You have clearly figured out Chameleon pens - this is lovely!

Virginia Lu said...

This is simply lovely in every way. The colors and white are in perfect balance, Carol. So glad to know that you and Bev met up! HUGS!

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card and FABULOUS use with your pens, so stinkin' impressive my dear friend!!!!! You are amazing!!!

Jeanne J said...

You color beautifully Carol! This is eye candy for me!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Carol
I adore this
the Chameleon pen really have adorable result
you colored like a profi
I am sorry not so often visiting you miss C
my son was turn 11 and I was busy making party baking cake and accompany him to search gift in Mall :) yeah he is a big boy now
lovely card Carol
hugs, Monika

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Such beautifully colored images - beautiful work. I don't know what Chameleon pens are, but you have certainly mastered them!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is my new favorite Carol Card!! It really is so very pretty!! Big hugs, Darnell

Kylie said...

I've been wondering how you were going with the chameleon pens. They keep piquing my interest (along with the Zig Clean Colour markers) but I keep resisting. Your colouring is so gorgeous. I think they were listening when you told them to behave. lol Beautiful card, my friend!

Taunya Butler said...

Well I would say that you have taken command of those pens and you have showed them who is boss!! Your Flowers are remarkably colored - shaded and just tummy texture and dimension in each one!! You are a star my friend and I am constantly in awe of your greatness and your willingness to try new things until they become comfortable to you!!! I so think you ROCK!!! This card is stunningly beautiful!! Please keep safe in your travels and stay happy!!

Neets B said...

I've never come across Chameleon pens but clearly you two are a match made in heaven. Your colouring of Dee's beautiful flowers is amazing, this truly is a beautiful card. Love the piercing and soft grey base too. I've never tried Copics and don't want to as I know I'll fall in love and won't be able to afford them *sobs* x

Greta said...

Love those flowers & your coloring is gorgeous! Maybe I should try those pens since my Copics are pretty much just for coloring pearls & gems--LOL!

Bobby said...

Chameleon pens looks fascinating to me but didn't know if I could figure them out so I opted for the Zigs. I think your coloring on these flowers is wonderful, Carol, so keep practicing.