I decided to start in a similar way to the wreaths, but instead of a circle, I made 4 random curves from one edge of the page to another. Then I filled in each line with leaves and added flowers. I really liked seeing what emerged as I added more elements. I'm planning to vectorize this drawing and turn it into a repeat pattern. I'm also really excited to play with color!
Update: Here's the vectorized drawing in repeat. It changed a bit from the original drawing. Two of the flower types just didn't seem to work stylistically so I switched them out for new ones.
And a closer look.
Next up, color. Here's a little of what I've been playing with.