Friday, 16 February 2018

Tangle Pattern Updates - Hollyday with loops, Vivienne, Lift Off, Alvin, Querky, Nuttin and Nadica

Hello Everyone

I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day, spending time with your loved one/s.

Let me just say, it has taken me a while to update my Blog with these step-outs.  Mainly due to the hassle of bringing out my laptop - I know I can upload via mobile but the scanning process was easier to save on a USB.

I don't know about you but I tend to get into frenzies and do things in bulk; I'll draw Mandalas, then ZIAs or get back into Crochet, bake each day....the list goes on.  Step Outs is another one and once I zone in I get right into it and one pattern leads to another..... and another and I find if I don't jot it down, my mind keeps racing, making it difficult to fall asleep.

The first pattern is an extension of  Hollyday - this one has loops.  Actually, I think the majority of these patterns derived from Hollyday.

The next pattern I've named Vivienne (after my youngest baby granddaughter).  This one is also very similar but I thought it was different enough to warrant its own name and step out - plus it's less confusing for my brain.

I was playing with the basic Hollyday shape, drawing it in freestyle and I came up with Lift Off (it reminded me of some type of space vehicle and didn't want to have rocket in the name because I already have Castlerock, which also reminded me of a rocket) and Alvin (don't ask me why the name - it just came to me).

Now, this next pattern is quite interesting.  For months I have been eyeing off the pattern on some toilet tissues and finally decided to try to replicate it - it's not exactly the same but close enough for me. Someone commented it looks like this pattern has been done before - well, maybe.  I think it looks that common and simple and yes it is probable.  I think my take on it takes on a new  perspective, especially when it is drawn on a dot grid.

Querky is its name because hubby said it reminded him of acorns (Quercos is its botanical name). Querky was a good enough name for me.... I don't think too much about names and often it will be the first thing that pops in my head.

my inspiration

A study of Querky

From Querky came Nuttin - Nuttin amazing here (pardon the pun ;-))

Playing with X'es led me to this.  Surely this pattern exists somewhere out there - I couldn't find it but if anyone does, please contact me so I may credit the artist.

And my final step out for the day is Nadica, named after my mum (Nada) who turned 77 yesterday. Happy Birthday Mum! xoxox 
(P.S I haven't used up all my family names as yet!! ;-))

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some inspiration with these new patterns. I like to incorporate them in my Mandalas - they look sooo different when drawn in the round!

Here are a few 

My patterns Maddie and Cimchiminee together with Thumbprintz by Traci Frogley (one of my favourite go to patterns).

below we have Querky

and another Querky

and the next one is Holliday

and this one is Vivienne

and closing off with Nadica

Until next time - Smiles :)

Friday, 8 December 2017

New Pattern - Hollyday (Two patterns in One) - just in time for the Holidays :)

Hello Everyone

I'm back with another pattern for you to try out :)

I've been busy creating Mandala Christmas Cards and the pattern on this one pictured below caught my attention.  It's very simple and very effective, so I wondered how it may look on a dotted grid - and I was pleasantly surprised.  I started with the basic pattern (which reminds me of Holly, hence the name) and played with it and my mind kept on going and going. The variations and possibilities are endless, BUT..... the thing I love most of all about this pattern is you actually get another pattern as a side - and I have to say it's gorgeous and depending on which part you colour or shade, that particular pattern will stand out.

I would love for you to try it out for yourselves (you will see what I mean - it's not easy to explain) :)

Although I tested this pattern on a line grid, I felt it didn't lend itself to too many variations, however, it does look nice drawn that way too (see final pic)

Below is the Mandala that got me inspired and excited to draw step outs for a new pattern.

The Step Out (so simple isn't it?)

This sample below has got so many variations ie lines added, pattern drawn up and drawn down and embellishments - one can go crazy '-)

And here I drew Hollyday in the round and freeform - I do like how it turned out.  I added some green so the freeform Hollyday stood out a bit more.

And lastly I wanted to show you 3 versions of Hollyday on tiles 

The one above drawn on a grid - how different does it look!

Sunday, 12 November 2017

New Patterns - Build-a-Flower Series; Layla, Sophia's Star

Hello Everyone! It's been such a long time between posts. So much has happened - 2 new grandbabies, Weddings and a move to a new country which has consumed a lot of my time with renovations and settling in.
I hadn't even drawn all that much so I joined the Inktober Project which challenged me to draw every day. I have posted on my Instagram and Facebook if you want to check them out.
If you follow me you would know that I love drawing Mandalas and these flower patterns are based on this concept ie starting with a shape in the centre and 'building' your design around it by adding lines, circles and other shapes here and there.
Whilst I had this in mind I quickly drew some step outs.
I would love for you to try them out for yourselves - it's very therapeutic.
So my 2 loves, creating Mandalas and designing patterns 😃
Have a great week.

Monday, 1 August 2016

6 New Patterns - Vikings1,2,3, Bugzy, Cruffeleni and Butter Beanies

Some new patterns are in store.  It has been quite a while since I've posted on my blog.  I started these patterns 2 weeks ago and hadn't progressed past the play stage on scrap bits of paper.  They basically follow the same form with some variations.  Vikings remind me of the head gear the Norse men wore, hence the name.

I would love for you to try out these patterns when you have time. :)

Have a great week!






Saturday, 21 May 2016

New Pattern - Kathy

 Hi Everyone,

I am alive and well (haven't posted since December, naughty, naughty!).  Lots going on and hard to spread myself everywhere lol.

This pattern came about during my study on 'T' grids over at Ina's place.

I've been busy the last few days doing some of the activities with the Grid Journey.  The pattern I played with was my own 'Penelope'.  I had already studied it to death, I had thought, but alas, through my grid play, there were even more possibilities!! :)

I hope you find time to come out and play - I would love to see what you come up with.  Have a lovely day :)


Sunday, 13 December 2015

New Pattern - Allusion

Hello Everyone, it's been a very long time since I've posted here - and certainly not because of lack of creations :)  I've been busy creating mandalas mainly and I am up to #56 for the 100 Mandala challenge.  I decided to start again as I lost count earlier, typical me ;-)

When I get my act together I shall post those here too.

In the meantime, let me introduce to you my latest pattern called 'Allusion'.  Allusion as Illusion has already been taken ;-)  

The pattern came about whilst drawing a ZIA for a swap.  I included mainly my own patterns, one of them being Penelope.
one of the variations of Penelope is the one on the very bottom, orange and black.

My inspiration for Allusion came about as I was drawing the mandala below.  I felt it warranted its own name and step out as it is quite different to Penelope.  It's the pattern that looks like steaks to me :)

Oh and I better show you the step outs.  I hope you like it and try it out, would love to see your interpretations of it.  (I apologise for the quality, I haven't replaced my scanner)

Well. its way past my bedtime and I have to get up early for work tomorrow.  

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.


Friday, 23 October 2015

Weekly Challenge #240: Birthday Leaves (or as in Australia, Spring Blossoms - Kurrajong)

The weekend is almost upon us and I have only just finished my tile for this week's challenge.

It's Spring in Australia, so no Autumn leave drawings from me.

I've used my tangle 'Kurrajong' which is another name for the Illawarra Flame Tree.  This tree is in flower now and is scattered throughout the escarpment.  It has bright red flowers. 

I've been busy taking mum to the Physiotherapist after her hip replacement surgery and am continuing on with my drawings for Inktober.

Have a lovely weekend and hope the weather is nice to you all.

Smiles :)

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Weekly Challenge #238: "UMT - Tri-bee by Beate Winkler, CZT"

What a fabulous tangle Tri-bee is, I had a lot of fun with this and am definitely doing another.

I've not seen this one before and am so glad it was chosen by the Diva in this month's 'Use my Tangle (UMT)'.

I haven't had a chance to see what other artists have submitted as I've been way too busy in between helping my mother with household chores as she's recently had a hip replacement as well as contributing to 'Inktober' (one ink drawing per day).

Here is my entry, showing before and after shading.

Inktober entries Day 1 to 8

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Weekly Challenge #235: "String Theory: Stripes"

Just a quick post this morning.
Showing black and white, with colour, and colour with shading.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Weekly Challenge #234: UMT - CanT by Chris Titus, CZT

It's already Wednesday and I've only had a chance to see what this week's challenge is this afternoon!  Time sure flies.  I haven't done any tangling for a few days and am feeling jittery.  So this afternoon I worked on a few tiles; the Square One focus on Inapod and had time to do a quick tile using CanT by Chris Titus, for the Diva Challenge.

CanT is a lovely simple tangle with lots of room for variations.  

Hopefully, I'll get a chance to see what others' have created.  If you have time here is the link Weekly Challenge #234 - UMT - CanT by Chris Titus CZT 

I hope you are having a lovely week.

Smiles :)

Square One: Focus Inapod

And here's a few things of late