Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Let's Get Trendy Now!3 - Day 2: Sequins


Tiny plastic disc-shaped beads called sequins have recently seen a revival, notably since 4th August 2012 marked the first International Sequin Day! So how can we incorporate sequins on our projects that best showcase their reflective properties without being too overtly flashy?







1. Play around with sizes and colours.


By varying the colours and sizes of your sequins, you can create a playful and fun vibe to your layout like designer Laurie LaRiviere.

For more details on this project and a complete supply list, please visit Handmade by Laurie.

2. Use sequins in subtle shades for a classy understated elegance.

When the sequins blend in with the overall colour scheme of your project like designer Virginia Lu's card, the sparkle when the light hits, is particularly alluring.


For more details on this tag as well as a complete supply list, please visit Yes, Virginia.



3. Add some sequins for a celebratory vibe to your project.

Nothing says party like a bit of sparkle as seen in this fun bag by designer Angi Barrs.
For more details on this bag and a complete supply list, please visit Cokie Pop Paper.
4. Use sequins in pastels for a really sweet look.

The soft coloured sequins are an easy embellishment to reach for if you want to create a pretty card like designer Amy Tsuruta.
For more details on this card and the complete supply list, please visit Tsuruta Designs.

5.  Add a little interest to your project with a sprinkling of sequins.

Designer Julie Tucker-Wolek adds textural interest on her paper mache box with strategically placed sequins.
For more details on this box and a complete supply list, please visit The Tucker and Wolek Clan.

6. Make the sequins the "star" of the show.

Designer Virginia Lu coordinated her sequins to the colours on her tag but the viewer is immediately drawn to the row of sequins because of the shine and texture the sequins add.


For more details on this tag as well as a complete supply list, please visit Yes, Virginia.


6. Change the colour of the sequins to match your project.

Alcohol inks are a great way to "change" the colours of your sequins to coordinate with your project. Designer Yvonne Yam's sequins were originally silver in colour.



For more details on this layout and a complete supply list, please visit Do More With Less.

There you have it. 7 different ways to incorporate sequins on your next project and some handy tips from our designers. Ready to tackle the sequins trend? We would love to see your creative take on the SEQUIN trend. Please link your newly created sequin projects via Inlinkz [located at the end of the post] by June 30 11.59am EST for your chance to win this  Life is Good stamp set sponsored by the lovely Jane of Jane's Doodles. Please read rules of play to ensure eligibility for our prizes.


For those of you who enjoy working with sketches, here are today's sketches. :)

Thanks for those who left us comments yesterday....we think you totally deserve a second chance into the random drawing for the RAK....*winks* Keep them coming! 

See you tomorrow for Day 3: Handmade embellishments.




36 comments:

  1. amazing use of sequins... I have lots of them and hardly got to use them. Thanks for the awesome inspirations. I am surely going to get them out now!!

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  2. LOVE LOVE all the fun ideas, I just ran out and need to get some more!!!

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  3. Now I'm going to HAVE to go get some ;) Sequins add such a subtle but sweet touch to everything! Inspiring projects!

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  4. Thanks so much for having me to share the love of sequins! I love reading through the tips and analysis! AWESOME post!

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  5. STunning projects all round...must admit to LOVING Virginia L's, especially the chandelier card. YUMMMMMMM!!!!!

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  6. Awesome!! Love love Love the sequins!! :D

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  7. Love the many uses of sequins!

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  8. ooh.Cool projects.Loving the multiple use of sequins.A careful sprinkling of sequins does add to the project.Thanks for the great ideas.

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  9. Awesome projects here ladies! How fun to add some sparkle to anything we make, so many good ideas you shared!!

    Thanks so much for another fun day!

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  10. Ladies I am enjoying all your amazing work so much, you all have such great ideas and this week Let's Get Trendy is certainly my go to for inspiration, you girls rocked the sequins!!!!!

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  11. these are so fun and such great ideas! I am knew to sequins and will have fun using them!

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  12. OMYGOSH!!! I love love love love everything today!! Looks AMAZING!! LOVING all the sequins!!!

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  13. yay, you all rock!!! I just love sequins will def. play along with this challenge because I LOVE sequins!

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  14. Super pretty sequin projects ladies!!!

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  15. You ladies ROCK! Love all of the sparkly projects. Thanks so much for having me as a guest. :)

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  16. WOW!!! I'm completely impressed!!! I absolutely loved seeing all of your inspirational makes and I most certainly love the sketches you've provided. I'll get busy with my projects right now. Thank you so much :)
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  17. Amazing projects from all of you! And so many different ways to use sequins...I'm really loving this series so far since these are trends I haven't jumped on board with (yet) and I needed the push of how-to :)

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  18. These projects are gorgeous! I especially love the sequins on the chandelier- so elegant!

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  19. Gorgeous projects and tips by everyone. TFS

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  20. every single project is just lovely, I am going to be using sequins again, especially on tags, love how they were used here on the tags and the card. :)

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  21. I haven't entered the sequin world yet but now I know that I NEED to get some quick!!

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  22. Love all of the ideas for sequins! And thank you for the sketches! (I love sketches! ) :)

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  23. Loving the sequence!! I have a huge tub of this stuff! Carri~Abusybee

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  24. Oh....loving these creations with sequins! Looks like I need to hustle over to Micheals...

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  25. It's already day 3 and I'm almost getting an inspiration overload! I'm really into handmade embellies but I'm not permitting myself to look into that post before I get something done with my idesas for the sequin challenge of yesterday. :-) I hope to be back soon!

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  26. This is so cool! Sequins rock! Great inspiration!!

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  27. Great projects! Another great couple of sketches this group is on a roll! I love sequins- I have no idea how to change the color of my sequins- I'm going to try alcohol inks- that is a greta suggestion. I love the simple and beautiful cards and tags on this post as well- goes to show how great materials can really make a simple and elegant project really stand out.

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  28. This is so cool and blingy, so many super cool ideas to find here :) Never really used sequins' on my paper projects, but after seing all your fantastic creations, I think I'll have to give it a go. You ladies are amazing :)))))))

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  29. awesome items ladies :) have never used sequins but now i have and i am loving them :)
    that's what i love about your challenges, gets me to try new things!!!!

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  30. Sigh - sequins are so pretty! Love Amy's sequin rainbow the best!!

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  31. Fun creations and sketches! I love me a good challenge too so gonna have to find time to play! :)

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  32. wow! What gorgeous inspiration!

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  33. Love the sequins trend, too bad I don't use them often. I love the projects.

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