Friday, September 23, 2016

God Only Knows....Trust and believe

Hello everyone!  Welcome back to our September Challenge-
GOD only knows...a video inspiration from our lovely Linda Ledbetter! 
I have to say, I was so intrigued when Linda announced to us this would be our inspiration! 
Genius! Yes...she is! 
After watching the video, my mind was on hyperdrive! 
It was hard for me to narrow the inspiration down, so I just pulled out a blank canvas 
and just let my feelings guide me. 

In case you haven't yet seen the video you can read and watch all about it

I have more to share over on my blog...hope to see you there! 
Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great day! 

Friday, September 16, 2016


It is my turn this Friday to post an art piece based on this fabulous BBC video inspiration suggested by Linda Ledbetter!  It indeed is full of tons of incredible imagery.

I wanted to incorporate the lyrics as well as the imagery into my piece, so I created an art journal spread (my first time doing so) dedicated to my family for, God Only Knows What I'd Be Without Them.

My journal spread is pretty wild, however, the video is too!  Lots of ideas to choose from and I was having a hard time quitting!  Please visit my blog here for more information as to how I assembled this piece.

Please join us and upload your art adventure pieces to the link listed on our Creative Carte Blanche website.  We are truly looking forward to seeing what fun ideas you all come up with!


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

God Only Knows - Shine Brightly!

Leave it to Linda Ledbetter for a completely original inspiration for our September artistic adventure!  Candy Colwell and Annette Green have already featured fantastic projects for this theme and Susan Mostek is up next.  I was really late checking out all of your art for the August adventure so those are still fresh in my memory.  I'm SO looking forward to what you amazing creatives come up with this time!

My tag for Linda Ledbetter's brilliant challenge theme.  I completely love what she's come with for us this time!!  Check out the inspiration here and join us!

Details for my project are on my blog.  Hop on over!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Video Inspiration - Whimsical Shadow Box

Hi everyone, Annette Green here today with my take on the September creative adventure "Video Inspiration" hosted by our lovely Linda Ledbetter. You can view the original challenge post here where you can view the amazing video (I can't stop watching it) and then join us with YOUR creation based on what inspired you from the video. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

After watching the video over and over and over (seriously, I love it) I envisioned a whimsical, fantasy-like menagerie of sorts with all the things I loved about the video. I created this shadow box display using several different paper collections from Graphic 45, and have lots to share on my blog about how it came together. I hope you come and join me! 

Monday, September 5, 2016


Hello and welcome to our September art adventure getting inspiration from 
the God Only Knows Music Video. You can click on the video from our first month's post or click on the red link I have provided.

I am old enough to remember this song by the Beach Boys when it first debuted in 1966.  It was wonderful then and has even more meaning to me today.  In watching this video; you will be filled with sights and sounds that will surely inspire you. 

My creation is a first for me ... an altered playing card.  It was born out of the lyrics and the flashes of color, whimsical flowers and dreamlike clouds throughout the video.

For a complete pictorial tutorial, click HERE to be transported to my blog. 

Throughout the month, my insanely talented and creative cohorts will be posting lovely art interpretations of this music video.  You won't want to miss those!  

I hope that you will link up to our Creative Carte Blanche community and share your inspiration!  We all learn so much from each other and I am always amazed at the beautiful art shared by so many!

Friday, September 2, 2016

September's Creative Adventure: Video Inspiration!

Welcome to September, and to a fun, new challenge at Creative Carte Blanche!

This month, we'd like you to find inspiration in this lovely video from the BBC, featuring the Beach Boys' beautiful "God Only Knows." The imagery is magical! Just watch...


Now, using any element that grabbed you, from the song itself to the stage sets to the costumes to the performers, create a work of art that makes you smile. Was it the hot air balloons? The butterflies on Elton John's jacket? The girl in the bubble? The angel wings on Lorde's shoulders? All of the above or something else? Great! Have fun with this!

This Creative Adventure is open through September 30, and we're so excited to see what you come up with. 

Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Wrapping up Sun Moon and/or Stars theme!

Hi all! To all those who played along this month thank you SO much!
You creations have been inspiring and beautiful! 
I love seeing such different creations!
My Creative Cohorts blew me away yet again this month! 

This piece was in my mind, although it took on a different life of its own and didn't turn out anything like what I imagined.
I am sending this to my sister for my nephews room. 
I hope as he get older he will enjoy it and it will make him dream of all the possibilities he will have in life. 
I have more images up on my blog, if you would like to see more click on over here.  

Thanks again to all those who joined in and shared their work! 
This community is such a fun, uplifting and inspiring one to be a part of! 
Don't forget to come back on Friday September 2nd for out next theme! 
Thanks for stopping by! Until next time!