August 17, 2009

Gate Fold Card - Beached Boat

This is the card I made to play along with the Magical Monday challenge over at There's Magic In The Air (TMITA). For more details check out the blog here. The image is free for this week only.

This is only my second gate fold card that I have made and I really liked how it turned out. I picked a soft blue for the overall feel of the card. I think the image is a very calm and peaceful and so I wanted to use it for a friend who is going through some cancer right now. I wanted to make a card I could send to him, so this is what I came up with.

This is a picture of the card all closed up.

To open the card up you turn the photo anchors to the side of the image and sentiment and then the image slides out from under the sentiment. I hope they can figure it out! I am hoping if he doesn't figure it out, his wife will.

Below is the card all opened up. I left the inside pretty simple, but lined it with a pretty pattern paper. You can see the backside of the image at the top left and the backside of the sentiment at the bottom right. That might give you an idea how it works.

I colored my image with color pencils and then I did my sky with chalks, although I did add a little more yellow to the sky with my colored pencil, but the sky is mostly chalks.

Well, that's it for my gate fold! If you have never attempted a gate fold card before you should give it a try! (there is a link on the TMITA blog on how to make one). Stop by the blog and check out what the DT and GD's did with them, they all turned out great and of course they all are soo different!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Carrie said...

That is amazing Nina! I love your colors! TFS and Thanks for sharing this image with us! Hugs!

Curt in Carmel said...

OMG Nina! I LOVE how you did the wood look on your boat and the sunset sky is fabulous! This really inspires me to look outside the box when thinking about coloring stuff! Great card, great image! Best, Curt

Emmy said...

I agree with Curt!! I love the added touches you did with your coloring! This is just absolutely amazing. You certainly did your own image justice! :)

Nilla said...

Love how you colored the image, which is stunning, so versatile and gorgeous, thanks! Hugs Nilla

Leigh Anne said...

O... M....G.... this is awesome!! chalks....aaaaaaaaaaah! great idea for the soft look! this is stunning

Rachel said...

Nina this is a FABULOUS card!! I love the beautiful colors in the background and how you use the gate fold card on its side, it looks great. your coloring is superb!! Have a wonderful day.