Friday, September 23, 2016

God Only Knows-CCB Video Inspiration!

Hello everyone! 
Today I am sharing my project that was inspired by the video-God Only Knows. 
Linda Ledbetter was the genius who thought of it! 
It was definitely new for me.  When I watched the video one message kept coming through. 
God Only Knows-well yeah! 
The video was so whimsical and dreamy. I would have loved to jumped in and played! 
Have you ever done that...pictured yourself in the middle of it? 
I really wasn't sure what I was going to do, 
my mind was on complete and utter overload, so, I just pulled out a blank canvas 
and trusted the journey would take me where I needed to go! 
I did stare at blank canvas for a short bit...then I decided to pull out some 
of my 'hoarded' scrapbook papers. You know the ones you don't want to use
because they are limited and what if you use them and then you find something else to use them for. 
LOL...I do that!  Lately I have been trying to use the things I have instead of hoarding it. 
AND I have to say...I love where this went! hehehe. 
I collaged some of the papers (torn) onto the canvas using Multi Medium. 
Still my favorite medium for adhering things.  I wish I had a BIG gallon jug of it! 
Anyway, once those were collaged, I white washed the entire canvas with some watered down 
white acrylic paint. I wanted the background to be more subdued. 
Then I just added color here and there.  I put blobs of paint on my craft sheet, 
spritzed some water and basically finger painted lightly. 

 Once I had the colors the way I wanted it, it was time to start adding embellishments. 
The butterflies are fussy cut from Bo Bunny paper,
Adhered those with Multi Matte as well. 
Doilies were added to give it some more texture.
Then I stamped the word 'trust' from my stamp line with Impression Obsession. 
It was VERY bold at first, too bold. So I watered down a little more acrylic paint 
and went right over it lightly! Now it was more in the backgroud! Yes! 
I used my typewriter to type out the words believe and faith several times.
Cut those into little word strips and adhered those as well. 
I stamped 'God Only Know' with one of Tim's alphabets from Stampers Anonymous. 

They Typewriter is from We R Memory Keepers. 
The think I love about it can change the ribbons.  They have MANY different colors! 
AND it is designed for a 12x12 format so you can put your page right in and type,
for those of you who also scrapbook!
Of course, I had to use the PINK one with the black! 
(Had to get a little more PINK in, hehehe)
Now I just finished off the embellishing using rub ons and a paint scrapper. 
The only thing left to do was give it definition. 
I used my Distress Crayon in Black Soot to go around all the edges and rub. 
I LOVE what happens when you rub! 
I did the same around the butterflies and called it a day! 

So there you have it! 
I have learned that it is true.  God Only Knows....I trust that even through the most difficult times of my life God has been with me, even when I strayed.  God will always be with us, no matter what. 
All we have to do is to remember that, trust in that, believe in that and we will never be alone. 

I hope you enjoyed! I hope you are playing along with us at Creative Carte Blanche
If you haven't yet seen the video you can go watch it here in the original post
Made sure to visit the Creative Carte Blanche Blog as my Creative Co-horts have been creating some 
truly beautiful, fun and whimsical projects!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Hope you have a great day and find your inspiration! 
Until next time! 


  1. Yvonne, I have the very same Bo Bunny papers stashed away that you cut the butterflies out from, they are instantly recogniseable, I love the beautiful background you created for them, the flowers are gorgeous and the typed words are a lovely finishing touch (love the big words too!). Anne xx

    1. Thank you Anne! That Bo Bunny paper is one of my favorites of theirs! I am almost out, sadface!!! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Loving those beautiful Bo Bunny butterflies, off to take a closer look! x

  3. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing all the details of your process. It is a wonderful sentiment.

  4. Beautiful and so YOU, Yvonne!!! Love your God Only Knows piece.

  5. Trust and believe. I'm writing that in my journal today to remember through the day. I love your canvas, love your take on this challenge, love your inspiration, love "trust and believe", and most of all, love YOU. Thanks for being true to your own heart in your expression with this beautiful canvas. <3

    1. Thank you for your words! I love that video! SO many different ways to find inspiration...Love you!!! <3