I've never really used a sketch before. I can probably count on one hand the number of times I've sketched a layout before putting it together--my normal routine is just to move elements around on the page until I like the way they look. I very rarely have a plan in mind.
The first sketch challenge from Ella, though, was too tempting not to try. It was nice, clean and simple. That I can do. My page is an extremely literal translation of the sketch. I like it! I think I'll try to play along more often. Fun!