Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz January 15, 2014

Hey, crafty peeps!
There is a new Sketch Challenge just posted at the Outlawz!

Our sponsor all month is the wonderful Encino Stamps! The January winner will receive 3 digis of their choice!

I love the sketch we have this week! Here it is!

All of the Design Team (Sandra, Pat, Cindy, and myself) used Carl the Chameleon from Encino Stamps for the focal image. I absolutely love this cute image. I could use it over and over. Here is my card, but you really need to go to the challenge page and see how the other DT gals were inspired to use the cute Carl Chameleon. It is so fun to see what others do with the same image!

My son had a chameleon when he lived at home. It was a pretty green most of the time and occasionally changed color to a dull yellowish brown --- a little bit unremarkable, so I decided to make my chameleon a fun one, using rainbow colors. I used Copic markers to make my rainbow colors. The blue buttons are actually punched from paper with my new button punch from EK Success. Here are my Copic colors for this little guy.  B12   V15  RV55  YR16  Y17  G02

FYI, in case you ever wanted to know stuff about chameleons, here is a little bit of information I thought was interesting.

 There are approximately 160 species of chameleons which are part of the lizard family and they are found in a range of colors, including pink, blue, red, orange, turquoise, yellow, and green. 
 Some species can change color and they are great climbers and hunters and are found in warm habitats and are often kept as household pets.
Typically, chameleons kept as pets are 3 to 20 inches in length and usually are hues of green, brown, grays and live less than five years.
Chameleons eyes move independently from each other. This gives them a full 360-degree range of vision around their bodies which helps them catch their prey. The chameleon has a long tongue and eats primarily insects.
Chameleons change color sometimes as a social function (attracting females) and sometimes as a reaction to temperature in an attempt to  maintain their body temperature in heat or cold. they also change color to camouflage themselves from predators or to attempt to scare or intimidate other chameleons, snakes, or birds when they feel threatened. 

Well now you know more about chameleons than you ever wanted to know! Information from Wikipedia

I am entering my card in the
Creative Fingers Challenge - Buttons

Hope you are enjoying your week!


  1. That is one colorful and fun chameleon!! Adorable card!

  2. He's adorable, Darcy!! I love all the funky colors you used! He's a Hippy Chameleon! Great card in all ways!

  3. How cute and so creatively colored too.

  4. Hi Darcy! Your chameleon is adorable...I LOVE the rainbow effect you used. It's snowing again here in Indiana so I really needed to see some bright fun colors and this card is just right.
    Thanks so much for sharing this at Creative Fingers. We hope to see you back very soon!
    Creative Fingers DT
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

    1. Thanks Roberta! I hope you stay warm! We had high winds today!

  5. What a cute chameleon! It looks great the way you colored it and I do like your take on the sketch!


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