Saturday, February 28, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Clover Wreath

With another holiday sneaking around the corner, they seem to come by so quickly, I've created a beautiful wreath to show some holiday spirit. 
I cut brown and green deco mesh into 10in strips then cut it again into thirds. I then attached it to an 18in wire wreath form using floral wire. I continued adding mesh until I could no longer see the wreath form through it. Then, I added 12in strips of clover wire ribbon. 

For a final touch I added a clover flourish to the center. I designed the clover flourish then created an SVG file and cut it out with the Cricut Explore. I also used a white gel pen to add the details to the clover.
So, this is the first SVG cut I've ever created. I had an idea of what I wanted for my wreath and decided I would attempt to make it myself. It took me hours the other night to learn how to use the program, but I finally figured it out. I think it turned out pretty good for the first one I've ever made. I wonder what I'll come up with next.

I will be entering the following challenge:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Excited and Overwhellmed

This is so exciting, setting up my first ever blog, but so overwhelming at the some time. There's so much you can do with a blog; where to start is the question. I've spent the last few days reading so many articles, trying to learn how to set one up, that I almost feel lost in it all. So, I've decided to jump right in and start posting, figuring the design of my blog will come together as I learn more. 

Here's a logo design that I came up with. I'm still
going to tweak it some, maybe even change the whole thing.
What do you think?