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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

A Family Scrapbook for a Loving Nan Part Three

Good evening everyone :)

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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2 comments:

  1. stunning
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments
    hugs
    céline

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  2. Lovely collection of scrapbook pages. Love how you used the butterflies throughout. Thanks for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge this week. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Crafty Sentiments DT

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