I liked the rich colors in this image here, but opted to choose just 3 of the colors since I needed to keep working on my holiday cards.
I finally got brave enough to try my new stamp from Penny Black. Using techniques that I learned from Jill Foster's Penny Black videos, I colored/inked directly onto the stamp, stamped with my MISTI several times adding color as I went, and then with a wet paintbrush moved the color around. Then I added more shading with either DI markers or zigs and then moved that ink a bit with a wet paintbrush also. When satisfied, I clear embossed the whole image (my stamp is still in my MISTI), which allowed me to sponge my bg. Then I stamped my sentiment and splattered with white acrylic paint for my "snow" effect. Love this technique.