25.7.12

Altered art - Paper weight decoration

Altered Project
Sometimes we all get into the mood to create something simple and quick yet beautiful isnt it!
Altering something is often such a quick yet rewarding craft!
I had these paper weights with some drug company's names on them and though I didnt like how they looked, they were too good to throw away so I decided to try alter them!
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I cut out the shape on some pretty embossed paper ,added some pretty flowers and pearls and transformed the paper weights
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I sprayed some glimmer mist[from Imaginations] on quilled flowers to match my glittery flower-This stuff really shimmers on the quilling
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Added some glossy accents on the glittery leaves.Since this was a paper weight I didnt want the glitter to keep coming off so the glossy accents gave the needed protective coating and the added dimension on my altered project
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This was  a super quick yet enjoyable  altered project !
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Sometimes even if hours is spent on a card or project the only reaction I get at home is a "ummm!"
Well these paper weights surprisingly received a lot of oohs and wows from all at home ! I guess what appeals to us as crafters are techniques and complicated stuff while to a non crafter the overall beauty appeals! What do you say friends?

70 comments:

  1. Absolutely Sonia... If some project is made effortlessly, It doesn't appeal much to us being a crafter.We tend to proud on our work more when it has taken lot of our time or thinking process.

    P.S.: Paper weight is simply stunning . :)

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    1. YOu are so right Jyothi...when I make crazy pop up card mechanism I somehow expect Wows but get an " ummm!" often I have found that my mom seems to appreciate simple flowers etc more!!

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  2. Lovely creation:)
    Loved the way u gave a dazzling look to the paper weight:)

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  3. Lovely! I think I am in that league where I keep modifying whatever I don't like! :D Good work Sonia! :)

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  4. Its indeed OOOH inducing.what a transformation!Gorgeous work Doc...and love the way you think...always out of the box

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    1. Ha Ha the thinking out of the box is courtesy a dislike to throw away stuff!

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  5. Wow its pretty. Love the way how u change it in to a totally awesome piece of art.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in

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  6. I totally agree. There are a lot of "ummmmm"s floating about my house when it comes to projects, too. But your talent never ceases to amaze me. You think so creatively and always try new things. It is a blessing to learn things from you!!!
    So glad your goodies arrived!!! I was really late in sending things out, but feel so much better now that I am hearing my Blends excitement!! Can't wait to see what you create!
    :O)
    Jessica S

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    1. The goodies are amazing Jessica...my daughter stamped while eating breakfast today!

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  7. hey doc! I cant beleive you took these glass medicine coasters and turned them into these fine piece of art....

    DAM GOOD!!!

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  8. Good job recycling and who doesn't need paper weights? Glad they were well received at home. The glossy accents were a great idea to hold in the glitter. Very pretty, Dr. Sonia.

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  9. hi... wow... pretty cool idea of recycling... love it... seems very simple... but very useful...:)

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    1. Ha Ha Dolly my hubby says they are too pretty to use!

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  10. Lovely and great idea Sonia.
    the paper wight looks very pretty now .

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  11. These are absolutely beautiful!! I am sure they were a big hit at home. I have to say they really are too pretty to use!! Another great project!! I love coming by your blog!!!

    Laurie
    serenityscrappers

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  12. Well known sound Sonia :) Sometimes simplicity is the best :) Beautiful work!!

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  13. Fabulous...what a great and pretty idea. I know what you mean....I can spend hours and hours on something and get the "ummmm", too! LOL! My husband has learned however to feign interest! He's pretty good at that now!

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    1. Ha Ha what a sweet hubby you have Susan!

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  14. Your paper weights are gorgeous! I love all the sparkle! Hugs

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  15. These recycled paper weights are really beautiful ! Its true Simple crafts..always receive a Wow !

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  16. what a great idea, this would look so pretty on a desk! love all your projects!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  17. gorgeous, love the glitter, are to pretty to use,love the idea of recycling to!!!
    Paula

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  18. u have changed that paperweight completely...love the use of glossy accents..I agree with u Dr. Sometimes it happens that we have spend hours in a project and people's reaction disappoints us..but a crafter really can understand the hardwork behind it..

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    1. So true Poornima and I guess thats why blogging is so fun---we come across crazy souls like us who spend hours papercrafting and support each other with encouraging comments !!

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  19. The paper weights are beautiful! I agree with Laurie, I'd never want them to be used!

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  20. Lovely creations-all of them!(so I'm back and I will like to visit you as always!)
    hugs,
    Ps.it's a huge heat that makes me go..crazy! I hopethe weather over there is better !

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    1. Its rainy and cloudy here but we are having fun!

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  21. Fabulous creations, Sonia. I love your paperweight and such a great idea to keep your glitter in place by adding glossy accents.

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  22. that would make a lovely Christmas present

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  23. Only you can think of such Amazing ideas!! More of people like you and we will never have any thing waste product!!

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    1. Ha Ha I love the thought Anita!

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  24. Looks so sweet!!!

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  25. Like the glitter sparkle on the altered paper weight.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  26. Superb Doc :) Awesome thought

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  27. What a difference! The paperweights look beautiful now.

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  28. Oh wow i love the transformation...you have made these paper weights look so beautiful...love all that sparkle and the lovely colors you have used!!!

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  29. wow... this looks beautiful...

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  30. Sonia
    Yes, as always your project is gorgeous. Such a simple little addition and it just transforms something plain into something gorgeous.
    Myrna

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  31. Beautiful card Sonia, I love that you used my favorite card and then put glitter all over it. What a great recycle ide to.
    hugs, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  32. Thank You so much dear friends on your support on this simple project

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  33. You made these paper weight look so pretty!! Love the embossing and glitter! :)

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  34. Great altered art! You are so creative! Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  35. Hey very innovative Sonia. I agree with your reaction experience. I think that's why we all love blogging about our work - only fellow crafters truly appreciate the creativity and effort that goes into our projects.

    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

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  36. Beautiful work Dr.Sonia. I am surprised at ur creations. Very cute one.

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  37. Wow Lovely!! And yes I think that to a non crafter more than cards and stuff, usable things like paper weight , bags,etc holds more appeal

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  38. wow! lovely...u have totally changed the entire look...it looks amazing now:)
    jaya

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  39. This is gorgeous, Dr. Sonia. I love that you showed each detail of your design. It makes me appreciate the beauty of it all the more. And I LOVE that you used something ugly, but functional, and turned it into something pretty and even more functional because now you will want to use it. Gotta love re-purposed junk. :)
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  40. The paperweights are gorgeous, Sonia!! You totally transformed them!! Stunning :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  41. Wow Sonia this is so clever , what a creative mind you have well done Hugs Elaine

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  42. Fabulous creation Sonia:)
    Every day you make something special:)
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  43. Such a pretty decoration to have sitting in front of you. Wonderful idea to add the glossy accents over the glitter. I will have to try and remember that. :)

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  44. damn cool! Colours are sooooo pleasing...

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  45. This is Gorgeous Sonia. I saw thi on MIM..Loz

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  46. saw you on MIM and what a great idea. How pretty has this turned out.Thanks for sharing your talent once again..love annie

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  47. Just beautiful and a brilliant idea. Saw this on MIM and popped over for a closer look. Hugs Mrs A.

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  48. I recognize the "ummmm" comment too - that's why it's so great that one can publish it on the log and get more inspiring comments than that:) I think this is a beautiful creation! Not too fussy, lovely embossed and glittery detail - just the right balance. Spotted your lovely creation on MIM.

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  49. Lovely paperweight Sonia, so sparkly!
    hugs
    glenda

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  50. I saw your beautiful paperweight on MIM - great job!

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  51. So pretty! This is so cute! Saw you on MIM.

    I have blog candy.

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  52. What a great idea. Your paperweights turned out perfect! They caught my eye on MIM. Thanks, for sharing.

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  53. What a fabulous idea, Your paperweights look fantastic,
    Thanks for linking up with MIM this week
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Sandy DT

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  54. Caught this at MIM - what fabulous recycling into super glittery, dimensional paperweights!
    Alison x
    #184

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  55. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #91, #157, #158 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  56. Quick Simple Recycled and Beautiful. You have created another winner Dr. Sonia. Was pleased to see you again on MIM. Hugs, Linda

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  57. wow such pretty paper weights

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  58. great idea...to make the boring paper weights into an eye catching table toppers... too good.

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  59. too good... what a lovely idea to make the boring paper weights into eye catching table toppers..excellent work..

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