Patti's challenge is to be "Inspired by Spring"! I chose this new Vera handbag, "In a Tree" as my inspiration. The design, colors, and birds were a real incentive for me! I actually found some patterned paper that was very similar.
Here is a close up of the pattern along the bottom of the handbag. Isn't it spring-like?
Here is the card that I made using my handbag inspiration! Similar patterns with a pink accent color instead of the turquoise. I made my flower with some lace trim and organza ribbon. The metal accent is from Making Memories. The "ghost" bird is a little difficult to see in the photo, but it is just above the metal accent on the pink/white scalloped oval.
Another challenge posted by Ann is "Just Stamp It!" Nothing but cardstock and stamps. This is one of my favorite Stampin' Up stamps. I used the SU Soft Suede ink and a metal brad in the center.