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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Artist Trading Block Storage Cabinet (2)

Apologies to those who have already looked, for some reason Blogger made my original post disappear - hope you can see this one!!

I think like most crafters I have a stash of beautiful papers that never see the light of day so I thought it was time to get some of them out.  I love Fall / Autumn (and Halloween!) and it reminded me that I have some beautiful Graphic 45 papers called the Olde Curiosity Shoppe.

I combined these beautiful papers with some of Eileen Hull's fabulous Artist Trading Blocks to make this cabinet:


I had the best fun I have had for a long time making this!  It is not complicated at all.  I started by cutting two of the largest Artist Trading Blocks (ATBs) from heavy card, measured the two blocks side by side and then 'built' a shell for them to rest in.  I cut a rough shape for the cabinet top as you can see below.


I cut the lids off the ATBs and painted all of the pieces inside and out with Black Soot Distress Paint. I love the ease with which this paint goes on!


I wanted the cabinet to have an Fall/Autumnal feel so I matted some orange Coredinations card on all of the exposed areas.  For the drawers I used some of the harlequin pattern from the paper pad and added some handles that I had in my stash.



For the sides I cut up some of the papers, matted these again onto the orange card.  I love that flying pig, there is a whole sheet of them in the paper pack!



And the same on the other side, I just had to include another of those flying pigs!  If you follow Linda Ledbetter on Facebook or Twitter you will know that she has a micro pig called Violet, who she features regularly and she is just THE most adorable little creature ....


For the top, I added some plain black card on top of the orange and then cut out the shop sign, various bottles and the book cover from the paper pad.  I shaped the bottles to make them look more realistic.  The book is made up from an old novel that I got at the Charity Shop, the eye glass is a genuine Optometrist one that I have had in my stash for a while.  


Finally, to finish off, I fussy cut the butterflies, glued them to a pin and covered them with the glass dome.  The other dome contains a skull charm and I gave the dome the 'Wendy Vecchi' treatment. Wendy demonstrated this technique HERE and I love using it.  It is a fabulous technique and so easy to do, Wendy demonstrates it beautifully and it is definitely worth trying.

This piece will be featured over at The Artists On The Block, where, every week a member of the Design Team show what can be done with these amazing dies.  Did I say how much I love using these dies!!  They are so versatile!  Eileen Hull is running a challenge at Art With Heart with an Autumn / Fall theme. It does not need to be an ATB  and there is still a week to enter!

This is also my Design Team piece for Inspiration Journal. Each Monday the Design Team provide you with fabulous inspiration based on the monthly challenge theme. There is a fabulous $50 voucher available from Joy at Inspiration Emporium for one lucky winner.  The challenge theme this month is Fall is in the air.  We would love to see you join in!

The items that I used to make my cabinet can be purchased from Inspiration Emporium (links below) and if you use my code Redanne you will qualify for a 10% discount.  Postage is reasonable at $5 for USA and $10 for international orders.

As always, thanks so much for looking and I hope to see you again soon!  Hugs, Anne xx



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53 comments:

  1. Well yes I can see it and so excited I can! Anne, you really ROCK these blocks and this one is incredible! I love how you made an actual storage unit of this! Every section is so wonderfully decorated. What a talent you are and I just love this! Hugs!

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  2. It's hard, you know, to come up with words to comment on one of your brilliant ATBs, Annie! It's like being hit with a stun gun, I imagine, the senses don't know how to recover. Seriously. I know it sounds hyperbolic, but you DO blow me away with your design genius and your art of impeccable execution and attention to the finest, most exquisite, details!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  3. This is amazing Anne! totally stunning you are so creative!!! lots of huggles Sue xxx

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  4. Once again another fab project Anne
    looking forward to seeing you at Port Sunlight
    ali x

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous Ann, fantastic idea, beautifully executed. Adore the papers and the domed vials and little adorable book. Wonderful details, love this. Tracy x

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  6. I am absolutely blown away with this creation! It's AWESOME!!! Not only that it is very clever and innovative but also you made it look amazing! Pure fabulousity!! :)
    Xx

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  7. Absolutely fabulous Anne. Love all the little details with the little book and butterflies in dome and the overall design is fantastic!! Elaine xx

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  8. OMGiddy Aunt!!! I am blown away by this, gobsmackingly amazing creation!! Bravo Anne!! <3 ((Hugs)) :o)) xox

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  9. A beautiful cabinet with all of these details! I love the combination of the colours and shapes.

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  10. Wow Anne, I think I will just have to give you a blanket HIP HIP HOORAY!! This is so amazing, creative and out of this world fantastic!! Your little display bottle of butterflies is spectacular, the papers, the design, the little book, I really can't say enough here! Such a talented lady! big hugs :)

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  11. Ah thought I was going mad when it kept disappearing earlier!! This is out of this world Anne, how do you do it?! Speechless :)

    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  12. This Beautiful Cabinet looks magnificent Anne. Totally amazing. You must be so happy with this as your work is growing strength by strength. Such a great creation. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  13. Anne this is superb!! Such a fantastic idea to make a cabinet with drawers all from tATB's love the crackled dome and the one with the miniature butterflies such brilliant attention to detail and all crafted to your usual high standard! Love it xx

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  14. What a fabulous piece Anne - I am absolutely stunned that you have made this from the ATB block. I just want to have a go and make one!! It really is wonderful. Thanks for so much inspiration. Jennie x

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  15. WOW! This is amazing Anne. I love the clever design and all your detailing is stunning. It's clear to see that you had a lot of fun making this, I certainly enjoyed looking at it!
    hugs Sue xx

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  16. wow anne - this is really awesome - I love the flying pigs and the building you have done is fabulous - love it to pieces. Big hugs to you! Rachel x

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  17. My goodness I never would have guessed this was made from ATB's, I thought was a MDF cabinet you had bought to decorate. Absolutely outstanding project Anne, you are so clever. Totally adore it.
    Julie x

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  18. This is amazing Anne, I love it, particularly the butterflies in the dome,

    Lucy x

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  19. Oh how wonderful Anne! I love the whole design and the little details on top like the domes and little book. Julie is right, you've made it so professionally anyone could be forgiven for thinking it's shop bought - which it's not!!! No shop is that creative, clever and careful. Hugs, Jenny xxx

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  20. I am lost for words with this creation Anne, I absolutly love it especially the flying pigs and the butterflies in the dome. You never cease to amaze me where you come up with the ideas for these atb's so clever. Mo x

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  21. You make it sound all so easy! I can assure you that for the non talented and for those who have dyslexia it is not easy. I love the top! You are definitely in your element here!!
    I will be in touch, Art and I will be moving out of the USA within the next two years we hope. Tons of work to do!!!!!
    love your make Sugar!
    Sandy xx



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  22. This is really great Anne and very clever too. I love the way you have thought outside the box (sorry it just fitted) and used the boxes as bases. Love all the embellishments as well x

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  23. OMG Anne, this is absolutely unbelievable!!! What an incredible make! So clever, so inventive, so full of super cool ideas! (Butterflies in the dome for instance), I totally LOVE it, I think this has to be mu new favourite of yours now!, just stunning!

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  24. WOW. What a fabulous creation Anne, it is wonderful.
    Toni xx

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  25. WOW!!! This is fab-u-lous!!! You're such a clever lady with really great ideas, and your attention to detail is amazing .... love those butterflies. Have a good weekend ..... hugs Linda xx

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  26. Oh Anne....I adore this little cabinet....So many wonderful details...and how cute are those little domes....you are sooooo Clever! I love hopping by to see what lovelies you have created ! Jan x

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  27. Wow Anne :-) this is so fabulous x I love the addition of the G45 papers too.
    You have created a masterpiece here...I love it xxxx
    Huge hugs heading your way

    Annie x

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  28. HI Anne, this is fantastic and you won't believe this but I got as far a cutting my blocks last week for a Halloween themed little cupboard for the challenge..that's as far as I got so far, thanks for the amazing inspiration, hugs Carole Z X

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  29. I love this little cabinet you made, Love the papers and the top is amazing! Did your fingers hurt after fussy cutting those tinsy winsy butterflies? I love them domed, you are so creative and the bottles look real from the front angle! Love the book and eyeglass. I love what you did, can't stop looking at it! lol Hugs Kelly

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  30. I'm smiling as I read your comment "it's not complicated" and then I go on reading all the how-to's. Definitely sounded complex to me! You continue to outdo yourself with each project you're sharing. I agree with Darnell's statement, hard to keep thinking of compliments that are appropro to the particular week's project. You approach these art pieces with such imagination, and how you use the supplies that you have, just astounds me. This one is yet again, another superlative work, and what a great advertisement you are for all these products that I'd never see in the way that you use them to such great effect. TFS the link to the Vecchi process and I'll check it out. I know you have a very special place in your home to show this treasure and celebrate the season. Well DONE! TFS & Hugs. Happy wkend too.

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  31. Violet and I are BOTH in love with this beautiful cabinet, Anne. What an incredible work of art!!! Every little detail is absolute perfection.

    Smooches and thanks from the piggy and me!

    xo,
    Linda

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  32. Honestly!!! Coolest ATB ever, Anne. Love all the details!

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  33. Gorgeous, Anne! I love every last detail! So well done!

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  34. Just had a chance to check out the crackle technique. That is an awesome look, and you really achieved wonders with your bottle doing that. TFS the info.

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  35. I love that paper line and what you've created here is FANTASTIC!!!! LOVE every bit!!!

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  36. ditto ditto ditto what everyone else has already said...you are amazing...hugs kath xxx

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  37. This is fabulous, Anne! So creative building a cabinet with the blocks -- LOVE the design and I may have to buy the papers just to get the flying pigs!

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  38. Anne
    This is a complete triumph!
    I am in awe of this creation, not only the execution of the cabinet but the sheer abundance of detail and your creativity to even conjure this project in your mind, in the very first place.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  39. Ooh this is an awesome project! Your talent and imagination are incredible! xxx

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  40. Wow Anne, your ATB storage cabinet is just stunning. I love everything about it from top to bottom. If only you could capture some of your brilliant imagination in those bottles and sell it from your Olde Curiosity Shoppe, some of us lesser mortals (me) would be eagerly waiting in line to buy it! That sounds a bit scary when I read it back, but you know what I mean. lol. Hugs Lottie x

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  41. how creative Anne ^.^ amazing project !!!

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  42. Oh wow, this is a jaw-dropping creation! Your details look so incredible - I absolutely love it!
    Rebecca.

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  43. Wow, Anne, das ist ein wahres Meisterstück, was dir da gelungen ist.
    Mir fehlen die Worte...
    Ich bin hin und weg...
    Ein Traum!

    Herzlichst Sophie

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  44. WOW!! WOW!! This is a spectacular little cabinet, Anne!! I'm going to have to get that paper pack, just because of the flying pigs!! Love Them!! OK--are you going to use this for anything? Sure is a fabulous little storage piece and the ATB dies are getting more and more of my attention!! Thank you so much for sharing another fabulous cabinet!! XOXO-Shari T.

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  45. Fantastic Anne. I've been so busy that I almost missed this gorgeous cabinet.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  46. I'll say it again, this is so wonderful Anne! =)

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  47. Anne, this piece is truly 100% out of this world fantastic.. I love it.. I love this paper anyway... and it is just perfect for this design... I love it... I think I am going to have to make this for a friend who also loves this paper.... this is just so very GREAT... I love what YOU have created... The butterflies in the bell jar... so great... OMG... can't stsop thinking about it all... Love, Light and Peace.... Bonnie

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  48. OMG Anne! This is fab just fab!! I love everything about it. I need to find out how your mind works, can I have a little piece of it? HAHA!! Love it!!

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  49. This is stunning! I do love your boxes (and you quite clearly love using them!) This is so detailed, I adore it!! Chrisx

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  50. Anne once again you have managed to take my breath away with your work! Every detail is perfect and in the perfect place. You are so talented and make my dies super cool. THANK YOU!

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  51. Youve outdone yourself again Anne!!! Your cabinet is both very beautiful and sooo clever, plus I love some of those quirky little elements. Your creative genius married with Eileens atbs is a match made in heaven. Hey, its just occured to me,.... To celebrate this brilliant match we should all get together in Venice and have a party!. Nicola x

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  52. Oh my word, Anne - this is pure genius! I was about to ask how on earth I missed it, but looking at the date, I see exactly why... So happy to catch up with it now, having just bumped into it over at Eileen's. I haven't been a very good follower over there - I bet there are lots of other glories of yours that I've missed.

    I'm completely blown away by this - the butterflies in the bell jar, the gorgeous little bottles, the fab crackled glass - not to mention the whole conception to start with! Inspired and inspiring work... huge WOW!
    Alison xx

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  53. Oh my word, Anne - this is pure genius! I was about to ask how on earth I missed it, but looking at the date, I see exactly why... So happy to catch up with it now, having just bumped into it over at Eileen's. I haven't been a very good follower over there - I bet there are lots of other glories of yours that I've missed.

    I'm completely blown away by this - the butterflies in the bell jar, the gorgeous little bottles, the fab crackled glass - not to mention the whole conception to start with! Inspired and inspiring work... huge WOW!
    Alison xx

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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