I told her I wanted to take a look at her family photos in order to rescue and restore them for the future-making digital copies would also allow me to share them with everyone in the family so we make sure that they are safe in many hands!
She gave me a huge bag of photos-over 100 years or more-because she had some of her parents family photos too. Obviously being that old they required some restoration so as I scanned them into my computer I used Photoshop to restore them digitally and it was wonderful to watch some photos which were almost completely ruined turn into *almost* perfect again.
I didn't tell her what I was up to really-but it was her birthday coming up and we were planning a huge family party so I wanted to be able to gift it to her at the party so everyone could have the enjoyment of seeing the photos themselves too!
I dedicated this particular scrapbook to documenting my Nan's early life. I wanted to learn from the memories it would trigger to preserve some family history at the same time-so we can pass these stories to the future generations.
I used My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus papers for the entire book because I love the vintage look which really lends itself well to the era of photos and the imperfect nature of the photos I restored.
I wanted to make sure each page looked different within a theme so I switched up the layouts often. I started by placing the photos and then constructing the page around them until I was happy with the look I got.
Here goes part two!
For this page I used ribbon and lace to embellish and wooden hearts.
For this page I added chipboard and wooden butterfly embellishments, lace patterned ribbon as the edge of the border between the patterned paper and wild asparagus decoupage I put together. Lastly I added pearl trails from the butterflies.
For this page I used the lace ribbon as a border between the patterned paper. I embellished with wooden butterflies which I further embellished with gems.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: Vintage
Frilly and Funky: Pastels and Pearls
Deep Ocean Challenges: Metal or Woods
Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!