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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CHOCOLATIER - Chocolate Shop - Streets of Paris Event

Good news, the first of multiple tenants has moved into the building, and it is the Chocolatier.
Surrounded by beautiful bay windows crammed with delicious treats and shaded by pink and brown awnings the Chocolate Shop is a lovely addition to the building.  
At night, the lights in the windows illuminate the sweets.
On the side are a cute wrought iron table and chair set accented with a trellis and potted plant, a perfect place to sit and enjoy your purchases and a cup of tea.
The inside is bursting with even more goodies displayed in cabinets, glass shelving, and glass cases.  From the ceiling hangs soft lighting (made with tea lights & vellum.)
The pink bags and boxes sitting around the store are from my NEW Chocolate Shop Bags & Boxes collage sheet.
To complement the shop, I’ve created a NEW Chocolate Shop collage sheet filled with posters, signage and other shop related images.  There is also a NEW digital image set which contains everything that you will find on the Chocolate Shop and Bags & Boxes collage sheet, plus several awnings, and more posters and shop related images.  The image set details are below.
The bay windows which I think are the star of the shop are made using NEW easy to assemble chipboard kits.  I’ve used two of the three styles for the Chocolatier.  The new Chocolate Shop digital image set contains a series of awnings that are sized to fit the new windows.   
In this video tutorial, I’ll cover architectural changes I made to customize the store, additional furnishings, lighting, bay windows, a wraparound sidewalk, signage and new image sets.

This collage sheet includes images to decorate the inside and outside of a chocolate, patisserie or cake shop.  Included are posters, signs, a clock, and chocolate-themed invoices.
This collage sheet contains a variety of Chocolate Shop box and bag designs and sizes.  Some labels fit the round and square cookie tins and the narrow matchbox carried by AlphaStamps, a label that fits a standard small matchbox and various other sized labels.
This digital image set includes items to decorate the inside and outside of a chocolate, patisserie or cake shop.  There are a total of 69 images including the ones found on the Chocolate Shop & the Chocolate Shop Bags & Boxes collage sheet.  Included are:
  • Paris Shop Scene
  • Wrought Iron Door
  • Clock
  • 15 Posters
  • 6 Signs
  • 2 Window Glass Signs (These fit the 2 column and large center window rectangular bay windows)
  • 7 Bags & Boxes
  • 4 Invoices
  • Five sets of easy to assemble window awnings in three styles.  Two of the styles come in both a large and small size. Included are trim pieces with lettering and trim without allowing you to customize the trim.  The awnings fit the three styles of Rectangular Bay Windows, or you can use them over the windows and doors of the French Quarter Two Story Room Box.


NOTE: Since I have covered making the sweets and display cases in other videos, in this tutorial I’m going to focus on putting the Chocolate Shop together.

Feel free to download the stained glass image to use in your projects.

Architecture Trims Download - Digi Image Set – White Tile – Ceiling
Scalloped Gingerbread Trim Strips – Trellis Extension
¼ Inch Square Wooden Dowels – Ceiling Supports
Baroque 3 – Medallion & Filigree Silicone Mold – Window Accents
5 Inch French Doilies - Windows
Rectangular Bay Window – 2 Columns
Rectangular Bay Wind – Large Center Window
1:12 Bookcase – Used 2
Tiny Plant Table
4” Brown Glassine Paper Doilies – Used on table
Wrought Iron Shadowbox Header
Miniature Vintage Cash Register
Dazzles Gold Thin Lines Stickers – Windows, Lighting, Glass Shelves Trim
Miniature Creeping Vine Garland
3 Miniature Vases
Chipboard Wrought Iron Flourishes Set
1-1/2 Inch Tall Wooden Flower Pots
Folding Screen Fretwork Insert
Miniature Antique Brass Door Pulls
Pair of Fancy Mini Hinges w Pins
Miniature Brass T Hinges
Raw Brass Long Filigree – Square - glass shelves
Rectangular Bronze Filigree – Bay window glass shelves
Glass Microscope Slides
Elegant Borders Clear Stamps Set
Antique Gold Rope-Edged Rondelles – Used 2 per light
Verdigris Rondelles
Victorian Gold Metal Patinas Paint
Remnants Scrapbook Paper - Beaumont – I used 4 sheets including the extension.  If you don’t do the extension 3 sheets is enough
Remnants Scrapbook Paper - Mini Remnants - Floor
Red, Ivory & Pink Patterns Scrapbook Paper Set – Used the pink strip for a window.  I’ll be using the red stripe for the Café window.
Heartland Scrapbook Paper – Red Rose Ball – Used for a window


johala said...

Hello Laura
It's a wonderful work! I think you should re-build Paris like this and it would be the most beautiful town in France!
In fact, you can find places like this in France, in others towns like Nantes and Bordeaux!!!!
In Paris, I don't think so, except maybe in some parts like old Montmartre!
Hugs and kisses

claude said...

Marvellous work!

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This is just fantastic! It is always so much fun to look at all the little details you put into your projects.

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Ramsey said...

What an amazing project! I love it! And a great way to play with chocolate and not eat it!😆