Last month I offered all of our lovely Facebook and Instagram followers the chance to come up with a brand new stencil idea!
There were lots of brilliant entries and I narrowed it down to my top 5:
1. Camping / Caravan theme
2. New born / toddler tracker
3. Household chores
4. Summer themed – mermaids and beach
5. House layout
With summer fast approaching (I hope!) the summer themed stencil seemed like to good an idea to miss, so I announced the winner of our competition.
Now the hard bit… turning the idea into a design.
I got in touch with the winner to find out a few more details about her design.
She really wanted not only mermaid but waves and other beach themed items.
My stencil designs are created on the Silhouette software that comes with the Silhouette cutting machine.
First I start with my blank stencil template.
For the mermaid I separated her hair and her body to be able to give her more detail.
This was the final design:
The competition winner was the first to receive the new stencil before adding it to my Etsy Shop
What do you think of my new stencil?