Monday, February 5, 2024


 Hello, Wonderful Creatives!

We have a wonderful theme over at A Place to Start!


Yes, it is time to whip out the old color wheel and decide which family of colors you want to work with.  This is a great way to get out of a color rut or to simply try something new!
I originally wanted to use colors in the Pink Family but that was too much on the nose for February, so I opted for Purple!  I also wanted to do a bit of Bokeh, so I used my self-made circle stencils and cut stencils from my Alterations Movers and Shapers Mini Hearts Die.   My M/S magnetic tray was looking a bit ratty, so I had to order the M/S Shuttle from Amazon.  I was just in time since the tray has been discontinued and now the Shuttle is on the way out.  I probably should have ordered two.  I have quite a few M/S dies and I like them!
I started my background by blending Villainous Potion, Shaded Lilac, and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks.  I stamped over this with one of my text stamps using Villainous Potion.  The text is one of those buried layers that doesn't translate well in a photo but shows up as shadows kinda in real life.  I wanted to add some light to my dark background, so I used my Artist Fan Brush to add water droplets.  This allowed me to keep the monochromatic color scheme intact. 

I used the same three distress inks to create my Bokeh effect, but I colored in some of my hearts with Pan Pastels Violet

I wanted to push the background out a bit from the paper, so I used my Ohuhu Fine Tip Marker to make a dark purple line around the edges.

I cut the shadow of my You Are Loved Die twice. Once from adhesive-backed craft foam and once from regular cardstock.  I colored the cardstock die-cut with Shaded Lilac and edged it with the Pan Pastels Violet!

I would LOVE to see your Monochromatic creations in our challenge this month!  You can enter up to 8 times! 

Chana Malkah
Stuff I Used:
Tim Holtz - Mini Hearts Set - Movers and Shapers Die