From one of my favorite places, here is the sketch for Sketchy Thursday's July Guest Designer:
Here is my take on the sketch:
And here is my layout expanded to a double page 12 x 12 layout-- I like double layouts and so even when I use a single page sketch, I usually expand it into two pages.
I also used this layout to do a tutorial on making leather paper so if you haven't seen it yet, click here to find out how to make this fun (and messy!) paper . And make sure to check out Sketchy Thursdays for great sketches and a fun contest every week-- I WON their random prize this last Thursday! WOO-HOO!