Friday, 3 June 2016

Sweet Macarons − Bookmark Set for Scrap Africa

Hi everyone and welcome − it's mood board time again at Scrap Africa!

I made this set of mixed media bookmarks inspired by the lovely fresh colours of the mood board, especially the aqua colour. And of course, the delicious macarons! They are from a scrapbooking paper and I added the glossy finish on each one with Glossy Accents.

Above is the lovely Scrap Africa Mood Board 75 by Denise van Deventer!

Whenever I intend to create with pastel colours, my palette tends to go a bit darker or brighter than the original inspiration. But that's perfectly fine at Scrap Africa! Our boards are not colour challenges and are therefore free for your own interpretation.

I used Gelli printed papers, leftovers of scrapbooking papers, stenciling, stamping, heat embossing, and for mounting each macaron image, I had old wallpaper pieces.

I am also joining the Summer themed June challenge at Wow! Embossing Powders and the Bookmark challenge at Art Piaskownica.

In this photo I had the flash on so it caught the Glossy Accents finishing really efficiently!

The bookmarks are sized 2 3/4 x 10 inches. I wanted them very large to have a lot of room for different collage elements. That does make them too tall for a carry-along book, so if I want to keep them in good condition, they are best suited for reading at home. Nowadays I often have many books going on at the same time, so I need plenty of bookmarks!

For us in Finland, the beginning of June already counts as summer and this is also our end of school weekend. We're leaving for our summer cottage right after that and I've been busy packing some crafting supplies to take with me. I'm also taking the kit I made for guesting the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, so I'll be sure to create some more with those products this month!

Before that, you're most welcome back tomorrow to see the Forgeries on the Fourth here at my blog and at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge site! There'll be cool ideas for DIY embellishments and other replacements of our inspiration kit.

Until then, happy Friday!


  1. You have made bookmarks as sweet as macaroons! Love those pastel colours.

  2. your macarons are so yummy. Thanks for joining us at the WOW June Challenge

  3. Kauniit kortit! Ihanat raikkaat värit.

  4. świetne! dziękuję za udział w wyzwaniu Art Piaskownicy Ki :)

  5. Ależ smakowite. Dziękuję za udział w naszej Art-Piaskownicowej zabawie