Although I didn't have any plum colored patterned papers on hand, I had to take Cath up on her Plum Crazy Moxie Fab challenge! I'll probably try it again in a more formal setting, but for today I printed some digital papers from Shabby Miss Jenn's Shabby Snowkisses line at 6" x 6" on high resolution matte paper. These papers were the basis for my color choices on the Lockhart image, Nicholas and Kitty. Click on any image to see it larger.
I pulled a bright yellow-green from the word paper, choosing Copic YG0000 and YG11 for the trees.
Next I chose some plums and blues, Copic Booo, B21, V91, V93, and V95.
I wanted to add a bit of texture to the snowman's coat, so I cut a scrap from one of my husband's hole-y socks and saturated it in Copic Clear Blender Solution. (He won't miss it.) I also added some cool gray shadows on the snowman. The cardstock that I'm using here is Neenah Natural White, which is a bit warmer than a true white, but not as dark as a cream cardstock. I chose it because the base colors in the paper seemed muted and vintage. (Obviously, coloring on a warmer base influences the color of the markers as well.)
Here I've colored the base of the snowglobe as if it were wood (Copic E41, E43, and E44). (The patterned paper had some browns in it, and I wanted to add a few more of those with the base.) I had also colored the snowman's carrot nose but forgot to put those markers in the picture: YR15 and YR18.
Here I've added shadows to the base of the snowglobe (Copic T0 and T1), as well as some Star Dust Stickles. It is mounted with foam tape, and ribbon is PaperTrey Ink Plum Pudding Stitched Grosgrain. Buttons are PTI's Plum Pudding Vintage Buttons, and punch is an Embossed Curve Slim Edger Border Punch. Have you taken the Plum Crazy challenge? You might be surprised at how much you like Plum!