Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Myths and Legends

The "Myths and Legends" theme gave me an opportunity to work on a new original design for my "Lotería" series, the Mexican version of "Bingo."  This game of chance is played with a deck of cards instead of with numbered ping pong balls.  I began working on the series on July 31, 2012, here at Tag Tuesday, when we were playing with the "Mermaids" theme.  Thus far, I've completed 11 of the 54 cards in the deck.  Yeah!

© Arnoldo L. Romero 2014
I present to you Atlas, the primordial Titan from Greek Mythology who held up the celestial sphere.  He is also considered the Titan of astronomy and navigation.  In the game of "Lotería," the card depicting him is titled "El Mundo," which means "The World."  I used a travel themed cardstock print to die cut  my base and edged it with a blue ink pad.  I did my drawing on watercolor paper, inked it with micron pens, and colored it with watercolor pencils.  I completed my design with a hand lettered tab, a stapled DYMO number banner, and a knotted strip of cording.

I hope you enjoy my tag as much as I enjoyed working on it.  Thank you for all your encouraging words during my last tag.  Blessings!

9 comments:

  1. oh my this is stunning! quite powerful. xo

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  2. A fantastic tag. You captured the strength of the might Atlas perfectly

    Chrissie x

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  3. Great tag, and well done on getting on with your lotería series. Valerie

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  4. Brilliant, this is a fabulous tag. The loteria series is going to awesome when its all done. What a fantastic project.

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  5. Wow, Arnoldo, what a wonderful tag. The choice of background, your drawing/colouring and all the embellishments - love them all :o))

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  6. This is fabulous! The image is stunning and a wonderful contrast to your map background. The Loteria set sounds fascinating.

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  7. A fabulous powerful tag, love it.

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  8. Your tag is superb Arnoldo. Imagine all 54 laid out....that will be awesome!

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  9. You achieved some wonderful depth with your coloring! He looks so strong.

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