(In Canada, Thanksgiving is always celebrated on the second Monday of October.)
It's all about wall décor this week at Fantabulous Cricut. I've been wanting to try some subway art for some time now, so decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to give it a go!
I first purchased a white canvas and painted it with a light brown acrylic paint. (It's got a lovely distressed look in person, but it doesn't show up in the photo.) I then used my Gypsy to design the art. To do this, I added a rectangle to my Gypsy design which was an inch smaller than my canvas. (My canvas is 12x16, so I created a rectangle to be 11x15.) Then I designed the phrases using a variety of fonts, extending each expression to 11 inches in order to have both sides justified. I cut the art from a piece of brown Cricut vinyl. I learned the hard way that one should never cut vinyl on a new mat. It was quite a pain to get the white backing off the mat once I'd removed the vinyl! I had to remind myself to give thanks in all things and to choose to be happy!!
(The "Choose to be happy" portion is a scaled down version of wall art in my office which I posted about HERE.)
There are some wonderful creations for view at Fantabulous Cricut. Head over to see what the rest of the design team has been working on - and to link up your own wall décor project.