Brown as your base colour - my card -and bear and a pink flower, envelope and butterflies. I have also tried shaddowing on this card in a hint of brown - does it look ok or like a smudge? You have to try all these techniques out don't you. The image has been layered up on brown pearlised paper and pink textured paper.
Card & Paper - Papermill / Stamp - Lili of the Valley / punch - Martha Stewart doily / Ribbon & flower & bear charm - stash
(the photo looks like its a little cockeyed and bent - It was the way I cropped it sorry, but couldn't get a better image).
Hugs Sarah x