Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Circus - Anel's Debut

I have fond memories as both a child and a parent attending circus performances.  In my mind, the circus is one of the only places where human as well as animal antics, grace, and agility are at a constant interplay during performances.  It's almost magical!

© Arnoldo L. Romero 2012
I decided that ©Anel, my original character, should have a day at the circus.  However, loving to be the centre of attention and being very precocious by nature, she wanted to be a part of the show.  Here she is with the little menagerie she managed to train for her first act.  She also designed her own little costume, which of course had to have magenta trims and giant flower buttons.  LOL!  Anyway, I kept my tag design quite simple this week.  After finishing my Sharpie and Prismacolor pencil illustration, I trimmed the top and bottom ends of the tag with strips of Martha Stewart paper borders and a strip of vintage pink rick-rack.  Then, I distressed the sides with a baby blue Clearsnap pad.  As a finishing touch, I tied a strip of zebra print ribbon to the top.

By the way, I wanted to praise and thank Carolyn Saxby for the creative blog backdrops she creates every month.  They truly compliment our work.  I'm also excited to see that the number of followers keeps increasing every week.  Thank you for joining.  Hope you like my new tag, and may your week be filled with blessings!

Arnoldo L. Romero

15 comments:

  1. Another lovely tag, Arnoldo! Valerie

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  2. She looks very pleased with herself, not a bit scared by the animals! Great fun tag Arnoldo. x

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  3. A fun and fab tag Arnoldo..I just adore your cute little Anel character :)..she looks so happy in amongst her little menagerie of circus pals!!

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  4. Very fun! That zebra ribbon really adds! Nice!

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  5. Great to see an original character - she looks like she has lots of adventures! Love the zebra print ribbon, really compliments the bright colours you've used.

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  6. Hello Anel, would you like to come over and play with the Doodly Birds I'm sure you will get on very well with them. You look lovely in the circus tent with all your little friends.
    Lynn x

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  7. Anel is so brave to be stood next to a lion Arnold! The elephant is keeping an eye on him just incase he gets peckish I think! Gorgeous illustration.

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  8. Very whimsical Arnoldo. Well done :0)

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  9. Arnoldo, What a wonderful tag, I just love little Anel and her menagerie! Love the zebra print ribbon....a perfect touch!
    Hugs,
    Ivy

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  10. A great tag with Anel and her performing menagerie, love all the animals on your colourful tag, Jane xx

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  11. A really fun and imaginative tag! Love your little character and her adventures. Carolyn x

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  12. Well done to Anel - not easy to get a menagerie of animals to behave and perform tricks! Very charming illustration, and wonderful interpretation of the theme, Arnoldo.

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  13. Adorable tag.. I love your artwork.. great take on the theme.. Hugs May x x

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  14. Such beautiful illustrations and I love the little story too. Annie :)

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