So I found a way to use my sample, afterall. I attached it to some fabric and laced it on to some card. On reflection, its a bit puffy and I should have used felt to cover the card instead of wadding. It was a new technique I used to mount Tallulah Seaside which I’d already forgotten about: cut a piece of mount card, attach 2 or 3 strips of double-sided tape to the card, peel off and attach a piece of commercial felt. Trim to fit. Then wrap with your design, lace and finish with a piece of felt on the back. Just the right thickness. Happily, it has been accepted for Ventnor Secret Art.