I want to share a project that is very close to my heart. Recently my Nan turned 80 and I wanted to make her something really special-we are very close and there is just not enough I can do to show her how much I love and appreciate her.
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 is part three!
This page I used a strip of pattern paper as a border with lace at its centre. I then embellished with wooden butterflies and decorative corners.
This page I embellished with ribbon, wooden butterflies and decorative corners.
On this page I embellished with wooden butterfly and decorative corners, wild asparagus flower with a button centre and ribbon.
I would like to enter these into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: Going Dottie!
Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge: Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge: Metal or Wood
Crafty Sentiments: Kids
The Crazy Challenge: R is for...Restored photos!
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