Perhaps a month ago, I purchased Color Inspirations (Darius A. Monsef, IV). Since I sometimes struggle with which colors to use, the hundreds of color palettes should be helpful! Today I used "with felicity by artmama" in the illustration below and like how it turned out. Do you have any thoughts (good or bad)?
I took Pam C.'s comment to heart about how too much softness was robbing the focal point. With a bit of tweaking, here's what I came up with. Which version do you prefer?