Thursday, 23 August 2012

Table Games

I have fond childhood memories of playing table games, which include evenings of Monopoly with my now deceased father.  My family still loves to play table games during gatherings, especially after big dinners.  Most of us like to tell stories and laugh as we play along, but there are a couple that take the competitive aspect quite seriously - LOL!

© Arnoldo L. Romero 2012
There are several games that we like to play, but decided to design a lotería tag, with Yahtzee, Dominoes, Scrabble, and Poker elements.  On July 31, I illustrated a lotería tag inspired by "La Sirena," the mermaid card.  For this post, I illustrated "La Bota," the boot card.  I began by covering a tag with one of my used Yahtzee score sheets and distressing it.  Then, I stamped a royal flush image on the bottom of the tag using a red stamp pad.  I illustrated a "vaquero" (cowboy) boot with micron pens over the latter.  Next, I glued a vintage double-two domino to represent the card's number, which is "22."  I used a Scrabble tile of the letter "B" as part of the title of the card.  As a finishing touch, I added a strip of black lace, red baker's twine, red beads, and a Tim Holtz hinge clip to the top of the tag.

I have been a little stressed, because I moved my oldest daughter into her first apartment during the weekend and also started working at school this week.  Therefore, it was truly relaxing to work on this playful tag.  Thank you for your thoughtful comments regarding my tag last week.  I had a blast looking at all your creative tags too.  Blessings!

Arnoldo

14 comments:

  1. Lovely tag, good idea using the Yahtzee sheet as background. I know what the first week of school is like, I am happy now to be retired after 35 years of teaching! Valerie

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lots of great ideas on this tag Arnoldo and 'La Bota' is beautiful. Isn't it lovely to play games as a family - with all the familiarity and fun of it all and not forgetting the usual teasing of those who take it too seriously, lol.
    Have a great week :0)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful illustration Arnold. I love that you have preserved an actual scorecard when making your tag. Good luck to your eldest daughter in her new place. I know from your writing Arnold she will always know where home is.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very nice tag! My family played Yahtzee a lot as it was a favorite of my grandfather.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lovely tag with fabulous memories. I remember my feelings when my eldest went, it gets easier! x

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love your work. The thing I like the most about this tag is your successful integration of several games in a single presentation. I hope your daughter's move was successful and that you are more relaxed now.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Fabulous tag Arnoldo, great background and wonderful details. (as always)Good luck to your daughter in her first appartment,(dreading the day when my boys move out!!)... and I hope you are feeling less stressed now x

    ReplyDelete
  8. Gorgeous tag, love the boot! Hope school goes well. I start a new job as a technician in a school in 10 days!

    ReplyDelete
  9. A huge selection of table games an all on one tag. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Scrabble, monopoly, cards, kerplunk and jigsaws were our family games Arnoldo. We've still got our scrabble. Now a days I play it online with my sister who is 200 miles away from me. I would rather be playing it round the table with her though. Well done on your tag.
    Lynn x

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is gorgeous - I love all the different techniques you've used.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Again...awesome tag. I remember how I felt when my kids went off to school...marriage...having babies...going to war...moving to a foreign country. It's great watching them grow though and I know you're thankful that she is at least in Texas!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Arnoldo,
    What a beautiful tag. I love the different games incorporated into the one tag. I hope that your stress is gone and that your daughter's move was successful.
    Best, Mary Ann

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great idea to represent so many table games in one tag, I love your doodle boot!Jane xx

    ReplyDelete


Great to have you here, thanks for commenting and hope to see you again soon!