I didn't get this completed in time for Kris' Gothic Arch theme last week, but wanted to post it, anyway. I used watercolor paper for my arch; I soaked it first in water, and then colored it with Distress Inks. Then I put it through my Big Shot die-cut machine, using one of Tim Holtz' Alterations Texture Fades. The image of Marie and the cake is from the Graphics Fairy. The beautiful Iris flower and the bee are from K & Company. Stickles and Stampendous sparkle dots, and a Recollections rhinestone brad complete the arch!