Mind you, this is my first attempt but I was happy with how it turned out. The technique is simple enough and gets rather addictive as you go along. LOL! You'll find yourself wanting to try it on all kinds of your photos. I'll show you another layout below so you can see the original photo I chose to work this technique on. The original photo looks quite good and just appealed to me.
The pencil sketch was done using the top right photo above, a couple of easy steps to follow, and you can see the results; very cool! The above layout was my submission for the 15th Template Tuesday challenge over at Jessica Sprague using the template provided by Monica Lifferth and the kit is "Strawberry Lemonade" by Jessica Sprague. I just love using templates for a jump-start, so I love getting free ones on top of the ones I design myself. If you are interested in collecting free templates or getting into doing the Template Tuesday challenges, the templates are posted each Tuesday morning for download on the JS sister blog, Digi Lovely. After you complete 10 and post them to the gallery, you have earned a $5 off purchase of $10 gift certificate good in the JS store.
Okay, I'm off. My scrapping juices are flowing, so I'm going back to that for awhile. Just wanted to share. Be back soon!