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MMDT Challenge #18: Victor

My daughter recently decided to run a 5K. I guess she saw pictures of the color run in Ann Arbor and thought it would be a fun way to get herself in shape.

She found a friend to train with her, signed up so she wouldn't chicken out and then prepared herself for a 5K. I don't think she ever ran that far -- even during pom pon when she was in the best shape of her life.

This was a big deal and I wanted to make sure I recorded the memory for her.

At first, I planned to simply record the event that she participated in. But the more I looked at the photos of her smiling face -- she nearly got sick at the finish line, but ran the entire race, even when her friend started walking -- I realized that the story wasn't that she participated in the color run. The story was that she set her mind to do something, she did it and she was proud of her accomplishment.

So, I modified the page a bit to showcase the champion star she was that day.

Our challenge for this post was to use the basket-weave technique, ribbon, chipboard and patterned paper.

I decided to make my own patterned paper using the Copic Airbrushing System. I wanted to reflect the wild array of random color Korie received during the run.

I started with raspberry grid paper and attached my three strips of airbrushed paper along the side. I only glued them down at the edges so I could weave paper through them.

I then pulled out a couple of colors of Paper Tiles. These are packages of cardstock precut to fit the grid paper. I absolutely love them! I selected medium aqua and apple.

Since the Paper Tiles fit perfectly, I didn't have to cut anything. I just weaved them in and glued them down as I went.

Here's what it looked like when I was finished.

And here is how it looked when I added photos and chipboard stars.

I used a few more Paper Tiles to accent the page and for journaling. I think it turned out pretty well ... what do you think?

Shared by Candy Spiegel on October 6, 2013 | Memory Date: October 6, 2013
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I love the colors...and how creative to make your own patterned paper. It looks BEAUTIFUL! And smart to use the tile strips to cutting or anything! (Why didn't I think of that?!) Your daughter is really pretty, and you indeed should be proud of her! What a great accomplishment! Kudos to both of you!
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  October 11, 2013 at 12:37 am   
I'm proud of her too! What a great story and what a great page!! Love the colors and your daughter is beautiful! Awesome job making your own patterned paper!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  October 9, 2013 at 11:47 pm   
This page is great!! Great job showing the whole picture. Your daughter is beautiful too! Love the hand made strips with the copics and the stars are a nice touch :)
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  October 8, 2013 at 3:04 am   
I'm not sure if a color run makes anymore sense than a mud run (my boys ran again this year), but it sure is prettier!! and it makes for a far more interesting page too!! I like the self made color strips to match and the use of the paper tiles to weave between. The bold Raspberry Grid pulls it all together. It is indeed an accomplishment to go and prepare and follow through, well done to both of you!!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  October 7, 2013 at 10:53 pm   
Your custom paper fits the event perfectly -love the page. Reading this I am so excited for your daughter - what a great accomplishment! and she looks so cute all colorful like that!
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  October 7, 2013 at 11:59 am   
It turned out exceptional!!!! It's a beautiful, bright, happy page- just like the story!! Amazing job. I love all of the bright colors. Very pretty!
Posted By: Shannon Nixson  |  October 6, 2013 at 11:35 pm   
My niece did a run like this yesterday at Michigan State....I too don't quite get it, but she and her daughter, who's 6, loved it!
Posted By: Kaye Lang  |  October 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm   

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