1.09.2014

January S&S Member Blog Hop - ANYTHING GOES!

It's that time again! Time for the Smeared and Smudged member blog hop. It's been a long time since I was able to get crafty so this was a much welcomed Anything Goes challenge! Here is the blog roll for all the participating hoppers this time around. Have fun and we hope you get plenty of inspiration! 
Blog Roll
Tori
Laura
Sue The Nanny
Kapree
Shoni
Fiona
Shell
Molly The Fishmonger
Lisa
Alison
Kristy
Monique
Now, on to my offering for today's hop. I have lots of photos to show my process so bare with me. :)
My mom gave me an awesome ring that she found while shopping some junk sales. The only problem is that I'm not a fan of gold…especially when it's costume jewelry. But….the other features of this ring were too awesome to just toss aside...
…as you can see….pretty cool, huh?
So, I decided I wanted to give it a new paint job and make it something that I would love to wear. It started with some Patina paints, some black acrylic paint, some paper towels, some sticky jewels and some glossy accents! 






Wooooo….it was fun. I used Edgar from Smeared Ink's Quoth the Raven set. I took the digi into photoshop and made him REALLY small and added "Nevermore" above his head. Once printed I glued him on, framed him up and glossed him down :)
Hope you like it! I'll also be entering it over at QTR - Quest #28 - Anything Poes Challenge.
(excuse my poorly manicured hands)
Thanks for looking!

21 comments:

  1. Totally AWESOME !!!!! An amazing piece :-D

    Hugz
    IKE xxx

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  2. A stunning project, I had to keep going back over the photos to try and learn the artistic process...a really beautiful ring.
    Sue (The Nanny)
    RSD EDT

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  3. Now that is one amazing ring...........love it. Well done Mom on a great find.

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  4. Oh my goodness! that is stunning...if you ever decide to start selling these please let me know!! xx

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  5. Tori, you should enter this in our anything poe's challenge st quoth the raven ;) x

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  6. Starting with your colour range, i've never expected such a cool gothic jewelry. Stunning!

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  7. Fabulous ring you made! =) Great transformation!
    Hugs, Elenor

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  8. WOW! What an amazing transformation. That is about the coolest ring EVAH! FAbulous, Tori! xxD

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  9. I love it! It was a cool find, but now it's completely awesome.:)

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  10. Wonderful how it turned out! Bigger than I thought and Poe just looks Fab on your finger. Original and an awesome way to get the Hop started.

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  11. OMGoodness, this is amazing. How talented and creative you are. I love how you added just a hint of purple to those flowers. Great way to showcase that Poe image.

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  12. Wow...great ring Tori. I love it when people repurpose things. What did you use to add gloss to the photo? No bubbles or smears...looks really good!

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    1. Thanks Wendy - I used glossy accents :)

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  13. Love it, tori! it turned out so cool :) hugz

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  14. Stunning transformation Tori, truly gorgeous ring :)

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  15. It's just amazing and I bet it looks even more stunning in real life :-) Thank you for joining us over at QUOTH THE RAVEN with your masterpiece :-D

    Hugz
    IKE xxx

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  16. You have done one superior masterpiece!
    Good luck!

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  17. This gets more gorgeous every time I see it. So glad you shared it with us at Quoth the Raven :)

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