It seems funny that I would say "sometimes" about drawing my own. Honestly, I don't draw too many of my own...
I tend to modify an existing sketch to get to the layout I want. I rarely draw my own.
This one started with the pictures. I wanted a particular layout with the pictures, so this one is "from scratch."
It makes use of the very popular print collage, but I did this by hand rather than printing the collage out as is.
Here is my original sketch:
This layout is also a stash buster. It makes use of LOTS of leftover from a kit I made for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge.
This was my original kit:
This is the finished project:
I confess, the whole layering thing is still not a comfortable technique for me, for some reason. It took forever to get a layered frame I was comfortable with.
Perhaps with more practice?