I have one more new paper kit to play with and I approached this one completely differently. The kit is one I got for my birthday and it includes a pack of 12x12 papers, scaled down patterns for 6x6 papers, tags, chipboard diecuts and stickers. This set is by Cosmo Cricket and is titled Tea Time for Two.
My approach was to use one of the 6x6 papers that featured stripes of several of the designs to view the entire color palette of the line. Then I got out my alcohol marker color reference cards to find all the matches for the papers. I created a special color chart using only these colors and pulled the markers from the bins to restrict myself to using only these.
You can see on the chart I placed them in color range groups and labeled them with the color code (number or name) as well as the brand, for ease in finding the one I wanted to use.
I started by pulling a digital image from my bin and coloring it using the custom palette. Then I selected a couple of papers from the line to mount it on. Look how nicely the colors coordinate! I added a sentiment stamped on a piece that matched the color of the dock.
The sentiment is popped up on foam tape and I used forest green as a bordering color to go with the evergreen trees in the illustration.
I will be coloring lots more images with this palette to use on cuts from the 6x6 pad.