Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Treasury Madness Three--Be Silly!

I've been noticing a trend with Treasuries lately, and that trend is, safe and serious.
My question for folks is, why?

Don't get me wrong, I have seen some beautiful collections--wonderful color combos--featuring great sellers--etc.

But sometimes it's ok to add a little silliness!

Take my last two Treasuries. (See pics)

I asked for suggestions for a theme and was thrown 'Big Noses'. A little off-beat but then again, so am I. So I went with it.

One of the great things about Treasuries is discovering what is out there on Etsy. By putting in a simple term like 'big nose' into the search box the items that came up were hysterical and it was so much fun to run with the idea. (no pun intended there)
It's easy to put in terms such as 'earrings' or 'felt'--granted, being a designer of earrings, I'm always hoping that my work will show up in the searches. However, every now and then, think of something strange or outside the box and see what happens!

The same weekend I created the 'Big Noses' Treasury, I also created the 'Krazy Characters' Treasury_West. (we'll get into the differences between Treasury pages another time)

This was another fun one. By putting 'characters' as my search term some wild and crazy items came up--and it was quite difficult to decide which 12 items would be highlighted. When I finally decided, this was the result:

I guess what I'm trying to get across here is that Treasuries can be fun as well as colorful.
As you've seen from my previous Treasury collections (see previous posts), I can be all about the color. I've even been on the more subdued side--tranquil, etc.
Every now and then it's fun to be silly.
My 'Big Nose' theme had more hits, clicks and comments than any other Treasury I've created. Was really hoping it would be front page bound--but alas, it did not make it there.
My thinking on this???
Other folks were hoping for some silly as well. :)
Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree there should be more silliness lol or def more randomness - you get bored of seeing the same kind of stuff all the time