Thursday, 5 November 2015


Hi Everyone, today I have something so different for me. This image is on the Freebie Progressive challenge at Outlawz and not an image I would normally choose, but hey! it's a challenge isn't it and I was up for it?

When I started colouring it (in PS) he reminded me of a Pirate in the film "Pirates of the Caribbean", so that is the theme I went with.

Then started looking at him more and saw that he is a very sorry and sad soul, could be something to do how people look at him with the markings on his face? There are a lot of people going around with tattoos on their faces these days and have that same sad look on their faces. Just my thoughts again! However as the sentiment says, "fearlessly be yourself" isn't it something some of us are afraid to be, I know a couple of people who are going through life not comfortable being who they are.  Gosh this image has brought the philosophical side of me, how strange!

Anyhow let's get back to the card, as I said I went with the Pirate theme and when doing a search through my files I came across this sentiment and thought it suited him so well. Then thought he could be on a poster so went with a wall background. I printed and fussy cut all the images, added gold Stickles and 3D gloss to his feather ornaments in his hair, I 3D'd the images.

This image set my mind working in all angles. For that I have to thank SLS lines digi stamps for setting me thinking how people actually feel instead of how they look.

Image, SLS Lines
Pirate embellishments, Tammy DeYoung Pirate Party kit
Sentiment, Jilbert bits of bites & Snickerdoodles Uniquely You kit.
Wall, Far Far Hills freebies

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Darcy Schroeder said...

Faith, I think your outlook on this image and the direction you took with your card is amazing. I love your "poster" look and how you placed the image on the scroll. That is a great sentiment, too!
Thanks for embracing the image and going full steam ahead!!
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Shirley Young said...

A great way to showcase the image Faith, you have such good ideas and great imagination X

ursula Uphof said...

Faith, I have said I love what you did with this image.Your thinking behind it really makes one consider carefully before just labelling someone. Great Card and thanks for sharing it. You did well with this challenge.
Ursula xxx

Laurian said...

I love your thought process Faith and I do wish other people would truly look at things! The end result is fabulous, the poster effect is great and that sentiment is so true! I am glad you 'rose to the challenge' and I am happy you enjoy playing with us and the diverse images we find!
I will try and pop by from time to time to see your work but at the moment I seem to be constantly running uphill!

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Rebecca Gillard said...

A fun card with great detail. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Moments. Rebecca x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Super take on the challenge. Loved your right-up too. Isn't it strange how certain things make you think?

Dr Sonia S V said...

Loved reading your bit of philosophy Faith and yes he does have a sad look though yuo have made him smile at the end!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is fabulous Faith, you really made me smile with this one! Your pirate is so much fun and the poster effect really turned out great! Love the brick background.

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NanaConnie said...

I think you did a great job on this card, Faith. I just haven't been able to work with him as yet. Maybe I need more inspiration. :-D Love the brick background and how you turned him into a pirate on a poster. So very clever!

Sally H said...

A wonderful card, Faith, and a great interpretation of the image!

Bonnie said...

The sentiment is a perfect fit for this image! He does look a bit like that crazy pirate in the movie!

SARN said...

LOVE that sentiment! Avast me hearties xxxx

cosie said...

Reading your thoughts made me think how true is the old saying... never judge a book by its cover. Love what you did with this image.