I hear you, Cristina. You pick a paper or two, a few embellishments, then the layout seems to take on a life of it’s own. I usually end up with a lot of layers before I decide which elements I’m going to keep. Then I start deleting.
Today I wanted to make something for a friend of mine and I ended up using papers and elements from several different designers: Marisa Levin and Sheila Reid at Pixel Scrapper, and Marina at Magical Scaps Galore. I used Cassel’s Lace 1 script to create the ribbons and the font is Phylactere.
Just realized I forgot the shadows on all but one element. I tried it out on that one and I was planning on finishing it after I had finalized the design. Oh, well, there’s always tonight. 🙂