Trying something new: stencil design

I finally got my Silhouette Cameo machine up and running again and was really excited to use it to make my own mark-making tools and stencils.  Simultaneously, I was reminiscing about my family's summer vacation to New Mexico and all the memories we made while hiking in the mountains. 

Santa Fe National park

(I know everyone says this, but these pictures just don't do it justice)

Hiking in Santa Fe National Park.

Trying to figure out how to convey mountains in a geometric way without being too southwesty (even though we were in the southwest) with my limited computer designing skills took quite a bit of time, but I eventually came up with something I liked!

Stencil make with my Silhouette Cameo.

To get the most mileage out of my time spent in design mode, I cut out stencils in several sizes which also means that I will be able to create multiple layers of pattern. 

Acrylic skin in process.

Here my lovely assistant is holding up an acrylic skin I started using these stencils. I've never made a skin this large so fingers crossed it turns out!!