Mydnyght Rose's Crafty Site https://mydnyghtrose.com Crafts of various types Tue, 23 Apr 2019 02:06:05 +0000 EN https://mydnyghtrose.com/avatars/vanessa.jpg Mydnyght Rose's Crafty Site https://mydnyghtrose.com Clean Crafts of various types hourly 1 Streams (19E210) Zentangle https://mydnyghtrose.com/2019/01/06/zentangle Sun, 06 Jan 2019 22:27:00 +0000 Vanessa 7aed9823-8c02-f90f-1d39-343e1234b61b I keep forgetting to post my "artwork" (I use the term loosely) on this blog, despite promising myself to update it more regularly.I treated myself to the new 12.9" iPad Pro + pencil a few weeks ago, so have been doing quite a lot of digital tangling, exploring possibilities. That's not to say I have abandoned pen and paper - that will never happen; the recent order of a 250ml bottle of Rotring ink should be proof enough. Yes, I know most people use Micron pens, but I do like my Isographs.

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And now for some more traditional work.

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Playing with dots https://mydnyghtrose.com/2018/10/10/playing-with-dots Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:15:00 +0000 Vanessa 94611b41-83ce-1246-9bb9-071b025ed8bd For some reason I have taken to creating dotwork pictures in the iOS Procreate app. I'm finding them fairly calming to do.FC8BEDF0-D70F-47E1-BC53-65E77AF298CE.jpeg B1965144-9B2E-4DEE-898E-F79215B7EFA9.jpeg A574D4BC-73A3-44E7-B114-ABD85D03F351.jpeg F5F2BC05-A6E9-4D75-95F0-56B236D8577C.jpeg 49A2844A-0356-4808-8FC5-0574A644E13E.jpeg 1389357E-2DAB-44EB-BB6F-9D554B73C2EA.jpeg E451E4EE-4541-46AF-96E7-77BF7B538740.jpeg 1AF84A86-1B19-4F0D-B851-500C4D3CA91C.jpeg

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Digital Fun https://mydnyghtrose.com/2017/11/19/digital-fun Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:47:00 +0000 Vanessa 2262e022-29ec-434a-721d-0ca9249e702b I'm making progress with using iOrnament (see previous post). Now I'm getting to grips with making some designs myself,B99D8188-C937-42F2-BE44-3B52BE328452.pngwhich I then load into Pigment so I can colour them in (this requires a subscription to Pigment).38FAE1ED-C7E1-4175-8825-0F45DABA2F1A.jpegAs someone who spent their childhood colouring in the Altair pads, using an app based on various symmetries to create designs really appeals to me. I'm sure someone with decent skills could make some spectacular designs using this process!

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Fun with the iPad Pro https://mydnyghtrose.com/2017/11/11/fun-with-the-ipad-pro Sat, 11 Nov 2017 17:29:00 +0000 Vanessa 1bf5e0de-a1b2-b16f-a24d-f712e93fc5a3 I came across a blog post today which mentioned an iPad app that sounded really interesting, so I took a look. It was part of a bundle, so I bought both apps: iOrnament and ioCrafter.I've only had a quick play, but so far it looks like great fun, especially with the ability to create gifs and videos from the designs I create. Unfortunately I can't add video here, but I did put it on Instagram

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Birthday Card https://mydnyghtrose.com/2017/11/01/birthday-card Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Vanessa cf720ba6-160a-2f1e-28f6-64a74622af15 I am trying to get to grips with Procreate, for all my digital needs! I have done some Zentangles using it, particularly since I got an iPad Pro and Pencil. I have watched some online tutorials and have been playing around with making my own brushes. I have been moderately successful in making a calligraphy one that I like, plus a pen with an architect grind, which is nice for lettering.

This is a birthday card I made recently using some of my newly-acquired skills. It's not perfect, but I'm fairly happy with the 3D effect on the button and the "happy birthday" stamp that I created as a brush. It took me a while, but I had fun making it.

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Pigment App https://mydnyghtrose.com/2017/08/15/pigment-app Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:35:00 +0000 Vanessa be8d3475-9a33-2de4-c34a-3d59d0e4fafd I downloaded Pigment when it first came out, but stayed with the free tier, as I thought the subscription was rather overpriced for the use I would get out of it. Just recently, however, it was on offer for, I think, £30 for a year, so I subscribed. I am enjoying it, though possibly mainly as a form of therapy after a recent bereavement. But, hey,whatever gets me through the day…

One of the features I like is the option to import a design to work on. I tried importing some scans of the old Altair designs, but they didn't work very well. Then I tried importing some of the designs Ben Kwok did for the Ornation Creation Facebook group and these were detected by the app really well.

Here are a couple I have done. The dragon is one of the Pigment designs and the mandala is one of Ben's.

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Baby Blanket https://mydnyghtrose.com/2017/06/16/baby-blanket Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:14:00 +0000 Vanessa 492bf938-6703-4c57-30a4-a16849b8d386 Hot off the hook!

Finished a baby blanket, which I'm giving to my hairdresser tomorrow, as she is going off on maternity leave soon.

I used this pattern which is based on a blanket seen in the TV series "Call The Midwife". It's easy to do and not too lacy. Whilst lacy is pretty, it could be a bit risky for little fingers and toes.

Once I had finished I decided the blanket was too plain, so I made some heartsand flowers and stitched them on. I hope she likes it.

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More Zentangle https://mydnyghtrose.com/2017/04/28/more-zentangle Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:46:00 +0000 Vanessa 35590fdd-5c92-064b-f977-fa876d195a15 A couple more designs that I feel worked ok. Metallic gel pens and uni-pin fine markera.

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Zentangle https://mydnyghtrose.com/2017/03/13/zentangle Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:04:00 +0000 Vanessa 0466ec42-d729-2989-85b8-dd3ebbf7dec2 A couple of recent Zentangle drawings. I have set up a little grab-and-go Zentangle kit; three Micron pens, some multi-pens or gel pens, depending on my mood; a pencil; putty eraser and cotton buds for shading. All these are stored in a Nock Sinclair along with a Nock notebook and the Moleskine pocket notebook I'm doing the drawings in. The notebooks are a handy size, although not much use with fountain pens, so I have decided to put them to this use. I'm sure more photos will follow…

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Lap Blanket https://mydnyghtrose.com/2017/02/21/lap-blanket Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000 Vanessa 9a1d82bf-b46c-7c20-8fb8-444beb3288f5 After completing the log cabin blanket, I decided to use up the leftover wool, so I came up with the idea of a lap blanket; not too large, just big enough to cover a lap when sitting in the lounge, to keep out any wintry drafts.

I used the Granny Stripe pattern from Lucy's wonderful blog.

I edged the blanket with Lucy's Spot-On Edging although I added additional rows to my edging.

All in all I'm pretty pleased with the result, although I'm now going to give my wrists and thumbs a rest from the crochet hook for a while.

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Zentangle in colour https://mydnyghtrose.com/2017/01/21/zentangle-in-colour Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:22:00 +0000 Vanessa f522ecde-3936-8d8f-e59d-51def0bb0b9a Recently a CZT friend of mine alerted me to a new Facebook group, where people were posting photos of their tangles done with colour. I have used a little colour in some of my digital tangles before, but not in my paper-based ones. Having recently purchased some metallic gel pens I thought I might have a go and this is the result.

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Lap blanket https://mydnyghtrose.com/2017/01/15/lap-blanket Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:53:00 +0000 Vanessa dc02b79a-89cd-9897-37ea-6829c6b46e28 A quick "work in progress" update. I started a lap blanket a few weeks ago, with the leftover wool from my log cabin blanket.

I have used a pattern from Lucy's blog and just adjusted the number of starting chain to make it a little less wide. It will grow as long as I have wool for.

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Pyrography https://mydnyghtrose.com/2016/10/15/pyrography Sat, 15 Oct 2016 11:40:00 +0000 Vanessa 1bc3fff8-0d98-2dff-4ae3-3aa1f3389d41 On a whim I bought a starter set for pyrography this spring. I haven't used it a great deal yet, mostly because it's rather hot work and summer arrived. It's pretty rewarding, though.This is my first piece. The edging was done with one of the decorative heads provided with the pyrography iron. The centre is a Zentangle which I drew in pencil and then burnt into the wood freehand.

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Zentangle Wolf https://mydnyghtrose.com/2016/10/15/zentangle-wolf Sat, 15 Oct 2016 11:26:00 +0000 Vanessa 893d76bd-6c9a-8c82-c05a-b55eee5d83b8 Wolf001.jpg

This is one of my Zentangle designs. The template came from the Ornation Creation Facebook group which is run by Ben Kwok, who makes templates available for free, for people to do as they wish with. Most of them are suitable for Zentangle.

I'm fairly new to this craft and I'm not particularly adept, yet. I am working on using more shading in my finished designs, something that I hope will come with practice.

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Welcome https://mydnyghtrose.com/2016/09/10/welcome Sat, 10 Sep 2016 11:35:00 +0000 Vanessa 52e57b8a-6a44-72b7-055a-7aba6a6fd2c9 Welcome to Mydnyght Rose's blog of all things crafty. Things will appear in time…

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