We are on day three of our #CricutEverywhere week and today is the day to win a Teal Cricut Explore Air! Make sure to check our Facebook page for the contest rules today and each day for the rest of the week. We will be giving away and iPad Mini tomorrow and another Explore Air on Friday. Very exciting! Make sure you enter to win!!
I go a little giddy when I think about all the great projects we created with our beloved Cricut Explore Air 2 for the Cricut Design Space Star competition but this one has to be my favorite. When I began thinking about redesigning my kitchen for the competition finale I wanted to incorporate influences from the two places most close to my heart. I have lived here in the Pacific Northwest for 10 years and am still utterly in love with the surrounding Douglas fir forests, mountains, lakes and that wild Oregon coastline. I have always been a fan of Native American culture and find myself endeared by the sacred belief that everything living or inanimate shares an equal place in this universe. Their artistic designs are motivated by a love of nature and it was that attitude that I wanted to bring into my kitchen space. My second inspiration for these plate designs comes from a deep love of Scandinavian design. My Grandmother came to the United States from Denmark in the 1930’s and I have fond memories of how she maintained that classic Scandinavian style in her home. Characterized by simple, minimalist design it seemed like the perfect fit for me to bring the bold geometric shapes of Native American art and the organic, folksy styles of Scandinavian design together. The Cricut Explore Air is perfect for cutting these intricate designs in various colors meaning we can layer the vinyls to create a really stylish product. Cut them onto vinyl and transfer them onto ceramic plates as we have here or go ahead and cut into paper and make yourself a collection of art pieces for your wall. Both are simply stunning DIY pieces of artwork, don’t you think? You can find the SVG file in Cricut Design Space, or Lia Griffith members can download the SVG below). Enjoy! ~ Lia