Saturday, April 1, 2017

Connie Can Crop Monthly Challenge #57

Dear scrappers,

Happy April's fools day

And time for a new challenge at:

Connie Can Crop!
This month's challenge is 
Create any type of project using something that has been recycled or reused.
You may create anything you wish: a layout, card, altered name it! 
Just be sure you use something recycled and tell us what that item is!
You can create anything you'd like as long as you use something recycled and be sure to mention you are linking to my challenge.

Please create one layout, card, or other project. 
Your layout can be single page or double page. You may use any other products you wish. 
When you are finished with your project please post it here in this thread.
New Rule!! You must become a follower of my blog to win!!
Please remember I will only count two entries per person. (Just to be fair!)

Entries are due by Sunday, April 30th at 11:59 pm.
Sorry, No back Linking Allowed!!

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You have until midnight , Sunday, April 30th, 2017 to link it up.
For my challenge, I helped my son to make a Viking chiseled for his academic showcase day:

The Viking Shield was made out of a paper board cake plate, a sippy cup cap as the silver center, foil tape (the one used by the A/C repair companies), here are some of the other materials we used:

Here is my son painting the pink rubber sippy cup cap, first with gesso and then with silver acrylic paint:

 I prepared a colored paste to give some texture to the shield, by combining fluffy modeling paste with a lighter brown acrylic paint.

And then, I scrachted it out to add the Nordic symbol:

I added some shimmering using tattered angels spray, painted the symbol with silver acrylic paint and added the metallic tape around the shield.
I carved some Nordic runes in the tape all around the chiseled, added some silver painted Rhine stones to make the shield more realistic.
 Some close ups:

I added some of the darker brown acrylic paint around the symbol to add more depth to it.

I hope you decide to join this fun challenge and share with us your work.

Enjoy the April's rains,

Vicky Tovar

I am joining some challenges myself:


  1. Great shield, very creative way to reuse your items.


  2. wow really creative, love it. thank you for entering our challenge here at Berry71Bleu x

  3. Wow, this is so cool & I love that it was a family project too! Best, CG

  4. WOW great job with the Viking Shield.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  5. I love this so unique - thanks for entering our challenge at Berry71 x

  6. This is awesome! Thanks for joining our April challenge at Berry71Bleu!

  7. Your son must have love this! Love the textures and end result! ;-) Thanks ever so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu this month! ;-)