I thought I'd have my first go at a challenge on Once Upon A Sketch. I'm a journalling kind of gal so their focus on journalling suit me. The journalling theme for August is "I'll never forget" and here's the sketch:
My photo faced the other way so I flipped the sketch vertically.
I used a The Crafters Workshop Stencil on the background - I love the fine detail on this one. The yellow spray is Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and the flowers and leaves are from Manor House Creations. My niece's hair looks quite gold in this photo which is why I decided to go with the gold theme.
I had fun with the leaves and flowers. I originally had the idea to make a trailing bouquet of flowers but I saw the cream leaves and realised how well these would work with the gold theme. I painted the edges of the leaves with gold paint and cut up pieces of gold ribbon to form the extra leaves. They all trail from the gorgeous gold flowers.
Here's a closeup of the leaves and the journalling: