Sometimes sketches are literal; you take the basic shapes, pictures and you literally place all those same elements on the page. Sometimes, you look at the sketch and you put your head down and get to work and you find that the end product looks nothing like the sketch. And yet that was your inspiration. You began on the path then took a slight detour and before you know it, you are way off the beaten path. Just that happened with this layout that I created with the May Cocoa Daisy scrapbook kit and some Build Your Own Add Ons.
I used left overs from the intricate arch that I created for another layout on the side of the picture. This created the perfect place to nestle some fussy cut flowers and digital die cut leaves.
I have been incorporating a lot more mixed media into my layouts with more texture paste and mist spatters. I have grown much more comfortable with it which means, it's much more likely to happen. When you aren't sure of the results, you don't want to have wasted all the time and effort into the previously constructed layers only to have it foiled my horrid looking splatters or paste. Once you grown comfortable and the outcomes are little more predictable, you tend to use those techniques a tad more.
Mia and her horses... Not hers,technically, More, her love for horses. We only spend 2 hours at the barn, once a week. Yet with the number of layouts of Mia and a horse lately, you would think it were much more than that. She is truly smitten! She could spend hours at the barn...