Don't think this is finished. the top image, which I managed quite by accident with an inkjet copy and a lot of citrus gel stripper. I thought I was following directions rubbing away with a spoon but the transfer didn't take.
A bit later, I peeled the copy away from the sketchbook and wiped down the page where a vague and woozy image was staining it nicely. Can't remember why, but I laid the copy down again and wiped with a damp paper towel. The result is ghostly and will make a nice background if I can get past how precious I'm finding it.
Meanwhile, I took a busy photo of my little dog, Hazel looking remarkably tarty after a trip to the groomers (they always emphasized her poodle qualities making her into a little cliche.)
Here, I simply wet down the photo and sanded away at the scruffy lawn and busy trees. I always loved this wall, which introduced a lovely old apartment house property in Tuscaloosa, where I lived for a few years.
Ideas welcome for how to finish or proceed. I'd say it's about a third of its way.