Monday, June 2, 2014

12 IN 14 June

It's the first Monday of the month of June and so it's time for the Stromsvigt "12 in 14" challenge. The theme of June is sequins. Sequins are something that has grown on me. I didn't like them at all when they started popping up in the Studio Calico kits. I thought them too girly for me. It didn't take me long to change my mind about them though. I love the variety in color and shape. For my part in the challenge I decided on a PL page.

This page is all about our fun day at the fair and the sequins I've used are from the Studio Calico Color Theory sequin packs in 24 Karat and Mint Hint. When using sequins I like to either stick to one color and vary the shape, or the opposite, vary the color but stick to one shape. You can see examples of both on my page above.

I know there's been questions asked about how to attach them to your page. Most of the time I use small drops of glue that dries clear. You can also use your sewing machine and stitch them down as I did here:

I love how that makes them look like a garland. You can also handstich them. Here's an older page where I used that technique:

Even using your tiny attacher to staple them down works! I added a few stapled sequins to this PL card that already had a string of printed dots along the edge.

Now it's your turn to create! First visit the blogs of my fellow Stromsvigt DT members, and most importantly the blog of Stromsvigt founder Nina Christensen. That is where you find out about this month's prize and also where you leave a link to your creation. Links in my blog sidebar. Have fun with this challenge!


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