Ebay Finds: Super Coloring Book

I agonized over my Etsy picture backgrounds forever. (Which is no freaking OCD surprise.) Do I make them plainer? Keep it the same and embrace the kitsch? I ended up being inspired by this kick ass vintage coloring book I won on Ebay.


Isn't it awesome? This cool book made me realize that I'm going to set all my items atop vintage coloring book pages for photographs. I get the mellow manila paper hue I wanted. Plus there are some interesting but simple black and white images to keep everything from getting too boring. I hope. What do you think?

The only bad news is that I dropped my camera about a week ago. I was standing at the top of our new cement stairs. So of course it fell straight down onto a pile of rocks at the bottom. The back of the camera cracked off and pictures have been a little grainy ever since. But there are a million priorities that are ahead of a getting new camera. Like Nicor and ComEd. Bastards.

10 comments:

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I love how excited you get over the vintage things! Outside of fleur de lis.....I don't have an obsession with much!

Caron said...

I really enjoy the backgrounds you choose for each of your objets d'art. Your attention to detail is apparent - but doesn't scream OCD.

HellesBelles said...

Love love love them! Thats a very nice compromise and I think you do a b-e-a utiful job with your works of art.

Lotta said...

Queen - Just one more thing to waste money on according to my husband.

Caron - Thanks! I'm always thrilled when I don't scream OCD. OCD!

Helles - Thank you so much!!!

slackermommy said...

That ring rocks!

Lotta said...

Slacker - Thanks! It sold in within 5 minutes of posting it. Should have priced it higher man.

Jamie said...

I think these backgrounds make a great compromise. Lokking Stellar! I thought the old backgrounds rocked, but then againd I don't suffer from ADHD. I could see how some peole could find them distracting...you found the perfect solution.

Domestic Chicky said...

Love it! But I loved the ads too...so kitschy!

❉ pixie ❉ said...

Great idea.

Angel said...

That coloring book is a great find!