Tuesday, September 21, 2010


While I like scrapping all eras of events I do have a passion for preserving our old family photos. I loved what Michelle Grant achieved with the one I sent her so much that I have hesitated in doing another post however one day I might learn how to have a gallery within blogger for easy access to view layouts.

In my collection I have a photo of my Great Great Grandfather, taken in the early 1880's and the only one we have. It is a large photo in poor condition mounted on, no doubt, acid containing cardboard and the original scan came up like this.
I do not have Photo shop but have a programme called Ulead Photo Express and am self taught. I played around and was reasonably pleased with the outcome.

For the August Prima BAP I created this layout while at scrap camp at Raincliff a couple of weeks ago. I challenged myself to create a male page using Prima and this is what I came up with.
I am so pleased to be able to pay tribute to Albert who died at the far too young age of 25. His legacy lived on in future generations who continued to enjoy brass band music and playing brass instruments.

This week we are thinking of the people of Invercargill with all the snow and cold and losing the stadium they are so proud of. A friend had not long ago emailed that they had had a mild winter - I think they are getting the cold of winter all at once now. It certainly brings back memories of Timaru 5 years ago but we had our snow in June when it is more expected.

Thanks for visiting. Take care and keep warm.



Bridgette said...

Amazing Dianne and the font that you used works really well

Trace said...

Such a beautiful layout Dianne. You have been busy with the border punches lol.

rumble said...

Awesome layout Dianne loving the border punch
what a great job you have done


Rachel F said...

Awesome Diane - LOVE that punch!

Liddy said...

This page is gorgeous, and you did so well with the photo restoration too.

Joanne said...

Hi Diane

It looks fantastic, good job!!!

Sonya said...

Oh yes he died far too young :-(
You have made a wonderful job of restoring your photo and your page is amazing!
Hope your not getting the horrid winds that we are getting in Duntroon.