Hmmmm - I may still end up sending a bit late. I think I have to reconfigure one project completely, and that is the period where I work the entire weekend and part of the beginning of the week, nightshifts, so unless I send early, I will have to send Wednesday morning.
an extension??? If that is in the offering, I would go for it. I am getting bogged down by one project for another swap and it is seriously backing me up. My last weekend was shot because we were so busy getting the siding up on the addition (and DH broke one of the branches on my VERY YOUNG tree peony WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!)
So you are cutting cardboard to make the stencils? You can use tae to hold it down, and then instead of painting with strokes, using a dabber/pouncing and pouncing the paint up and down, with light coats of paint. Less chance of bleeding then. You could also use a spray adhesive on the back to adher it to what you want to stencil too. My favourite is to use freezer paper and iron it onto the fabric, with the plastic side againse it. If your want a more durable, reusable stencil, you should probably make it from a plasticky material.
Oh I LOVE those! Do you have any information about it you can point us to? I have not heard of this before and would love to read up more on it. I love the leaf prints especially. How beautiful would this be as a duvet cover or wall art!?!
For the fern, simple is nice. Maybe use some small seedbeads or stitches to simulate the seeds on the underside? But I think it looks great as is.