Monday, April 12, 2010


Well once again, thanks to the wonderful blog THE GRAPHICS FAIRY, I have more inspiration. I am totally in love with little scenes. When I was a kid I had a little wooden box that was a old general store set up inside of it. Kind of like a one room doll house. I spent hours imagining the life of the general store clerk that was made out of corn husk. I do think I was born in the wrong time period. And this girl would have been me. She would have loved to stop by this cafe in Paris for a hot cup of coffee. It would be one of those things that was simple and of great enjoyment. That girl would have been me for sure.

So the base is a little mini canvas. I attached the gate and used a watercolor brush and ink to add the color.

Then I attached the clock to the side of the canvas. It reminds me of a corner building.
I added the embossed chandelier for more layers of shinny fun. So there it is. I hope you enjoy it and work on your own little dimensional fun project. I must go back to the Graphics Fairy now and look for more things that look like buildings. I need to create the next building she is going to be stopping by today!



A Cottage Muse said...

I love your creation ~ tres magnifique! Glad I found your blog!

the gypsy magpie said...

Amazing. I sat and looked at the detail for what seemed like forever. How very clever it all is. I'm really glad I found your blog this morning!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Love it! ; )

Jill said...

I do love your notion of little buildings and creating your scenes. What a great place to start--a Paris cafe!

Cindy said...

This piece is utterly precious--astounding, amazing, and original--Bravo!!!
Cindy Adkins

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

LOVE it!!! I'm so glad to see this Iron Gazebo image in use, and what a clever idea you came up with too! You've also reminded me that I need to get cracking on an old Theater stage image that I have. I think you would have fun playing with that one too! Thanks so much for linking this one up for "Brag Monday".

Haverford House said...

You are amazing! Your work is beautiful - I love the gazebo and everything else you used for this project! I feel like I'm in Paris! ~Marcy

Jan said...

Love this! Reminds me of the new shadowbox die released by accucut and designed by Vicki Chrisman. Good luck and love your creation!!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

OH this is SUPERBE! I love paper crafts! HAAAA. You could link it to French Obsession the first of next month at my blog. You would get a lot of traffic!
Thank you for following me and sharing this for Brag Monday! LOVE it!
Posting about my Marie Antoinette cards this week. Oh, it just make me happy to make them :P
Gros bisous

Gina F said...

What a beautiful creation. I love it. You did a wonderful job. KEEP IT UP! I liked all the details that you put into it. I feel like I am in PARIS.

Visit my blog at

Anonymous said...

Hello AmyLynn,
Thank you for visiting my blog! WOW, you are so very talented! I have enjoyed perusing over over all of your creations! Loved the eggs decorated with last years napkins. This little number is quite amazing itself ... so much detail.

Have a fabulous day!!