This card turned out to be quite a struggle for me. But, I love a good challenge so I refused to toss this one and start over. I think that the colors on the tissue box that I was using is what threw me off. I was trying to keep up with the color scheme from that box and it just wasn't one that was really me, or I guess what I was in the mood to work with. I like the colors fine, but I tend to lean towards richer colors and not lighter shades. So, after getting tired of fighting with it, I decided to cover the whole thing with a coat of gesso and just start over. I'm glad I did, because I'm a lot happier with the end result, that's for sure!