I started with black cardstock for this arch. The school book lines are from a Cats Life Press atc label stamp and were stamped in colorbox frost white ink. Then I added the Kaiser sublime dotty paper. Punch some 1/2" circles in white, rough up the edges, colour half in aged mahogany and half in faded jeans.
The alphas and numbers are DD alphabet medley stamps stamped in archival black. The girl (she is from the same Cats Life Press atc label stamp) was stamped in archival black also and trimmed. Write the phrase on scrap cardstock, trim and adhere to arch. I added stitching detail in black, blue and burgundy. Attach the letters, numbers and the girl, then I added the ric rac trim and sewed it on with burgundy thread.
The gothic arches have been an epic journey for me this year, and I have tried new things - some which I really enjoyed, and others which I did not enjoy so much ;) Thanks to all of you for checking out my arches on a regular basis, and thanks especialy to Sarah for the opportunity to be her sample designer for the second half of the series.