Finding ephemera that works just right is tricky sometimes. Laying out what I want to use and thinking about what would best go with what I start with takes a bit of time. In this series I started with all the backgrounds and then worked on the basic three focal points of the piece. The stamp was always last and the photo usually first or second.
It is funny how things go. I had a sale about ten days ago and I got a lot of great feedback about the Graffiti Series. I sold eight of them in one day. I also got feedback that many people would like to have significant photos to their family and I got two commissions. So that is pretty exciting for this old guy! :-)