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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Saturday, February 2, 2013

ATC Armoire

This ATC Armoire is something I’ve been thinking about for a while.  It’s my first stab at it so I think of it as kind of a “proof of concept”.  The first one is where I work out all of the issues.  I’m anxious to see what you all think of it.  If you like it, I’m thinking it could be a good subject for a video tutorial.  
I’ve also had some thoughts about other ways to approach it (as in other types of containers to use).  This Armoire is made from a cigar box.  I’ve also thought of some alternative ways to hang the ATCs.  In this example I’ve used hangars and clothespins.
In addition to the rack to hang the ATCs, I also added a row of matchboxes in the bottom.  I thought added to the idea of the piece being an Armoire.
You can store other items like maybe inchies in the drawers or perhaps clothespins.
Although I’ve gone with a regency style theme on this one, you could choose any theme for the décor.  Below are pictures of the inside of the doors.  With this project there are so many great surfaces to decorate.
The images of the regency style ladies on the outside of the armoire (in the pictures below) are courtesy of Evelyn Duncan.  She offers beautiful images for free on her blog “My Fanciful Muse”.
I decorated the top of the armoire with flowers and a stack of hatboxes made from jeweler’s tins.
I’m thinking this project would also work for tags, altered postcards and other art pieces.  I would love your feedback if you would like to see this as video tutorial. 

82 comments:

Jill said...

What a treasure!

Hester said...

Laura

This is great! I am always wondering how best to store my ATC's. This is truly a wonderful piece of art.

Sue Young said...

Speechless.
Stunning.
Over the top
Wow
I bow to you , Laura.

Sue C said...

Stunning ! Beautiful work, love the vintage images and the little drawers are just gorgeous ! Would love to see a tutorial on it. Sue C x

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Laura, this is incredible! Your mind is so full of amazing ideas, so happy you share them with us.
enJOY a lovely weekend,
Kimberly

Tracie Dean said...

WOW!!!!! Totally awesome and amazing!

Please do a tutorial on how you created this. I would love to make something like this in purple just to sit on my desk...lol

Happy Crafting
Tracie

Jess said...

This is wonderful Laura! Would love to see a tutorial!

johala6@yahoo. said...

Oh my god! Another super creation Laura! Absolutly charming!
Hugs and kisses

Sharon xx said...

Love this and would love to see a tutorial. You could do themes such as weddings, new babies, christnenings etc. Love it x

La Nonna said...

Je suis absolument sous le charme. Toutes mes félicitations.

Daniele said...

omg I can't believe how amazing this looks
hugs

Amy said...

I am always in awe of your creativity,this one is over the top.Just can't find the right works,awesome, beautiful gorgeous and more.
I would love to see a tutorial.
Hugs

artwolf2009 said...

this is such a wonderful idea, thank you so much for sharing

Karenliz said...

My mouth dropped open and hit the floor and now I can't close it! Absolutely stunning.

Janice B said...

Great idea for an ATC display piece that isn't boxy. Do love the hangers and clothespins idea! Yes, please, a tutorial!

Ms Misantropia said...

Beautiful armoire, and also great bejeweled trees!

Missy George said...

Another fantastic idea..love it..

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

OMG YES!!!! Please do a tutorial on this, I will beg if neccessary it is so gorgeous! :)

wilhelmina said...

Being a doll enthusiast this would be a real wardrobe in my house....and how exquisite it is! Please a tutorial would be divine!

ike said...

OMG - this is just to die for !!! What a superb creation... I am awestruck !!
IKE xx

Raeven said...

You are an artistic Genius!!!
Your armoire is so unique and gorgeous

2amscrapper said...

wowzers! love all the little details such as the matchbox drawers, pictures on the inside of the doors and the hatboxes on top.

Kristina said...

This is so clever and adorable! You have really put some hard work into this! So stunning! You always amaze me with your talents! You are totally a Goddess, but you knew that LOL!
Peace,
KristyLee

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What a fabulous piece, inspired :-)

Leanne said...

Genius! I don't have many ATCs but this is just darling! sort of doll--house like and I love LOVE the Regency theme. I'd definitely be interested in a tutorial when you've worked out the kinks!

smokeysmom said...

YES, a video tutorial and pdf would be awesome! Please! Love the armoire!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my word, I'm NOT surprised I had to SCROLL my way down to say "YES, PLEASE do a tutorial!!".. Love your beautiful armoir, and I have long awaited a better place to keep my ATCs!... Hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Fantastic!!!!!
Nicole/Beadwright

Theresa Goldman said...

I am awe struck at the beauty of this piece. I can't spell and type I'm still awe struck on the picture. Laura, this is gorgeous. Many bows before you oh, obi wan, many bows.....

C Pohl said...

I agree with ALL the comments, it is amazing! I would love to see how you cut the cigar boxes, and where you got the hinges, etc.

I'm in love with armoire's I have 4 in my home!
C

Evening Shadows said...

Yes please! A video tutorial would be great! This is stunning! :D

bobbie said...

Ditto all the above!! I think I would 'Steampunk' mine...
So yes, please ~ a tutorial!!

silvergran said...

Incredibly beautiful! Yes please for a tutorial!

planlady19 said...

This is just beautiful.. Would love to see a video tutorial on this.

Karen Buchanan said...

This is wonderful Laura! Would love a tutorial! You just keep amzing us!

ann said...

A beautiful work of art and what a magical way to store those special ATCs

traci said...

Are you kidding? I would LOVE a tutorial on this it is awesome. I would love to make one can't wait to get started. Thanks so much!!

Holly M said...

Yes Please! I would love to have a tutorial on the ATC Armoire. I've made other ATC holders, but nothing like this. This is absolutely gorgeous.

Becky Loyall said...

This is unbelieveable Laura! so beautiful!
xxx
Becky

Rhea said...

Lovely piece Laura. What a beautiful and intelligent way to house those treasures. cheers!

azteclady said...

*raising hand* I would love to see how you do it, definitely!

ginger@bearbits said...

Hi Laura,

I'm not sure you really need my opinion on this but if you feel like hearing it again...

This is fabulous and lovely!

What a great project and I can envision lots of different interpretations.

So, I vote for the video if you are inclined to do one. I imagine it's a lot of planning and work but the ones I've seen are terrific.

Thanks for sharing!
~ginger

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

Hi Laura, Hope all is well!!

OMG, I am over the top excited about this peice. I couple of months ago I purchased a La Guardarropa (Wardrobe) Shrine Kit because I loved the look of it. But sadly to say it has been sitting unfinished. Your idea for ATC storage to fill the inside is fantastic!! Please, please do a tutorial on this as I would love to make your version of the Armoire.

Thank you so much for sharing your Artwork with all of us and the time you take to create the tutorials.

Take care,
Diane


Valerie said...

This is beautiful and so creative. I'd love a tutorial!

Nichola said...

Fan-flipping-tastic.

Seriously in love with this!

Lori said...

GORGEOUS! I absolutely love this. I cannot even imagine how long this took to make considering all the lovely details your armoire has.

chrissies said...

The whole piece is stunning but I just love the hat boxes in different sizes.

Best wishes Chrissie xx

new2this said...

Totally gorgeous, and YES PLEASE, a tutorial would be superb.

Joanne said...

Well first off, I think this is absolutely gorgeous. I would love you to do a video tutorial because something like this would make a perfect present for my friends. I'm not keen on the pegs holding the ATCs - sorry - but I love the regency theme. Would it be possible to make everything from scratch because getting boxes the right size is virtually impossible especially in the UK. Oooh! I'm excited now.
xx

Ally White Cat said...

Laura my sweet friend you delight me you dazzle me you put me in awe you muse you...thank you for you awesome talent generous spirit and love of art.
your friend always
susan s

Andi's English Attic said...

Trust me, ANY video tutorial you present us with will be welcome with open arms. Your crafts are so beautiful and your willingness to share so generous. A video, please. xx

Dorthe said...

Dear Laura,
You outdo yourself very often, but this is so wonderfully sweet, and special. I LOVE IT.
Happy sunday.
xo,Dorthe

Theresa said...

I LOVE this! It is fabulous!!!! Love the hangers and clothes pins too!!! This is too cute!!!!

cardgirl said...

Oh my word????? This is just GENIUS, Laura!!! You never fail to leave me gobstruck & in awe!! The details are incredible, who else would think to put hat boxes on top of an already involved piece?? It's about 3 projects in 1!!! Your imagination & talent is never-ending.
DEFINITELY do a video tutorial. Pleeeeease?? Caroline :)

Renee said...

I love the idea of a tutorial! This project is so beautiful and AMAZING.

loftylass said...

Wow. How delightful Laura - you are so clever. This must have taken ages to come up with and you would be so generous to give a tutorial. I love finding ways of crafting to use up all my lovely papers and still get to keep them!! tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

Paula Collins said...

OHG I would love it if you did a tute on this! Hook me up. I am thrilled I found you on a blog hop. You are a gifted artist. Please excuse my drooling! Thanks for all the eye candy. Paula

artbywendy said...

I love this! and it would be so easy to customize it to any style...say Steampunk! I would love to see your tutorial!

janice said...

Holy cow this is beautiful! I would love to see a how-to tutorial.

Romeo said...

Do I like this?! Seriously?!! This is incredible!!!! I LOVE it! Please do a tutorial for us....PLEASE!

"her" and Romeo

Beverly said...

Really, really gorgeous Laura ~ beautiful job as always!

Michele said...

this is GENIUS and so very beautiful. xo

Roxanne Pafundi said...

This armoire is absolutely adorable. I love all things old fashioned and vintage looking and you really worked your magic on this one! Really really Love it!
Please please make a tutorial when you get a chance... Your tutorial on your other matchbox chest was great and I would love to see how to do this one!
Wonderful!

kluckingbear said...

Very impressed--it's gorgeous!

SueB said...

You amaze me time and time again! This is absolutely fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

annemarks said...

Totally gorgeous, love it :)

cyndie2010 said...

I am a new follower and I am so impressed with all that I've seen. I really love this project. You did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing. Cyndie

Createology said...

Artfully Amazing ATC Armoire! Your talents are endless and I am enchanted. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

paintedlady89 said...

This is such a wonderful project!
I love your ideas they are brilliantly executed!
Hugs,
Gigi

Crafticakes7 said...

WOW is all I can say!!
This is beautiful!!
tfs
xoxo
Glo

Людмила Морозова said...

Beautiful!!!

Carmen said...

Like everyone else here, I just think this is precious and beautiful!!!! What a fantastic idea... :-)

Donalda Martin said...

Awesome!!! I would love to see a tutorial on this.

Diane said...

What a brilliant idea!

SusanLotus said...

This is sooo cool Lara! <3
It´s breath-taking and a brilliant idea!

Happy creative weekend to you!

Martica Gonzalez said...

This is gorgeous love the idea.....tfs

sandy said...

You are amazing. It's all been said before me but I too would love to see the video.

ARACELI said...

Precioso trabajo, para guardar los ATC.
Me gustaría ver el Tutorial.!!!!!!!!

Sassy Scrapper said...

Such a gorgeous creation I love it to pieces.
Tutorial please please pretty please???
Hugs Bonnie

Bresorte said...

This is the most beautiful work I´ve ever seen !!! my respects to this work! pleaase a tutorial! thanks!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

However did I miss this marvelous post?! Did you ever do a video tutorial on making the armoir? If so, would you post the link?!...I'd love to attempt recreating it! What a lovely idea!

Nefertiti Martin said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Did you make a tutorial, I know it's an old post but this is adorable