Thursday, April 16, 2009

I can't believe I did this!

Last month in Arizona we saw Gordie & Bev Raatz, whom we met in 1967-68. Gordie is now in his 80's and this photo [on the left] is the only photo he had of himself as a child. It was in poor condition and well protected in their family album.

I scanned the photo and brought it home to attempt a restoration for them. Next week I will send them 3- 5x7 copies for them and their two daughters. In years past I have done some photo work for Alice's paper dolls, but nothing was this badly damaged. Do you think they will like it? I do!

Next I will make Bev a photo of her dad, from the only photo she has of him... in her wedding party! She will love a 5x7 to frame next to her mom's photo! Then I will begin to scrap their wedding album for their 57th anniversary gift in September.



preacher said...

I know that Gordie and Bev will greatly appreciate the great job you did in restoring this precious photo.

llaxton said...

It looks amazing! Where is our tutorial???

Anonymous said...

Wow, mom! Good job! :)

Sally Ann said...

WOW! Good job! I couldn't do that if I tried!

ScrapGirls Ro said...

Wow, that is a great clean job, Barb!