Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse for CAS Challenge #236

Today is a day we've been hearing about and planning for weeks, months, years
This is August 21, 2017--Solar Eclipse Day
I started my card in honor of the eclipse in the van on the way toward our viewing location. At that point I had never experienced a total solar eclipse, so the card was based on photos and imagination.

I have now experienced a total solar eclipse
 My card is representative of my experience,  but there were some differences. The weather was cloudy so it was a celebration whenever the eclipse would peek out from behind the clouds
The rain was finished before totality and we did get to experience sudden darkness dark enough to trigger streetlamps
The clouds moved enough to see the corona and it was magnificent

It was too cloudy to see stars and the only color I could see in the corona was white
But card making is an art and subject to the interpretation and creativity of the artist anyway, right?

I used the colors from CAS Colors and Sketches Challenge 236. Make sure you head on over to #CAS236  to see the inspiration cards from the design team and other creative entries.

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  1. Your card is a cool way to commemorate the eclipse! Thanks for sharing it at CC&S.

  2. Great idea to make a card for the eclipse. Glad you were able to see it. Thanks for joining us on the CC&S challenge.