Here is my progression. I started making a 3D model, but realized I was spending just as much time in photoshop as I would be constructing this all in photoshop. I'm using hand-drawn elements from my video 'A Short Love Story'. Also, I took it a new direction after viewing an artist Jay recommended I look at. I want it to be on a white background & have shadows to ground everything, as well as a very short depth of field. So everything that is further most back in the composition will be out of focus. Also, I'm still considering the story book idea by making my set look like a pop-up book.
I figured it was best to post something today than nothing :)