I have just completed my first arch page for a trade on Textiles challenges. 13 of us have signed up to trade one arch page a month. My first partner Carol R and she had put keywords of gothic, fantasy, nature and fairies. i decided to go with Gothic as my theme. She had expressed an interest in blues and purples and so i took a piece of fabric from my fabric painting course that i had done a few months ago. I printed 3D medium with a stamp i made for the central image and then I used embossing powders over the top and blasted it. I then stamped the clubs and painted the lace. I added beads and painted papers too. Then finally a binding. The main thing I did with this piece was I challenged myself only to hand stitch. I didn't use the machine at all, it was fun. I love the way it turned out. Hope Carol likes it. Now as to the last post with the postcard give away, I wrote down all the names of the 6 comments and Ellie chose 2. The two she chose were Lynda and Anna. I will post them off tomorrow.I will let Anna have the one she expressed a preference for.