A hearty welcome to SanDee&amelie's challenge blog!

We are so glad that you stopped by our little steampunk corner!
Whether you are a dedicated tag or card maker, art journaler or mixed media lover - this might be the right place for you!
For more information about the rules and the little "steampunk/industrial twist" we ask of you, please check the "about" stuff and then simply jump in and create!

If you are new to steampunk and not sure if this is "your thing", maybe take a look at our winners gallery on pinterest (use the linking button on our side bar). You will find that we're mainly a mixed media challenge blog with a little twist towards steampunk, industrial and/or vintage. So why not give it a try?

We are looking forward to seeing your fab projects entered to one of our challenges soon!

Hugs,
SanDee&amelie&the SASPC team

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Our January 2017 Challenge - Part Two

Hi, servus and salut! So good to see you back and you're just in time to check out part two of our January challenge which asks you to share your

Top 3
2016 Steampunk/Industrial Projects


Team A have already shared their picks with you (check those out over HERE) and now it is time to present what the rest of my wonderful DT have chosen as their favourites!

If you haven't checked out our Top 5 and prize winners from the December challenge, click HERE.

Our January challenge is open until the end of the month and as always we will pick two prize winners and our Top 5 among all proper entries. All you have to do to get eligible is to revisit your 2016 steampunk and industrial projects (all of them - not just the ones you made for our challenges!), pick your three favs and share them with us in a newly written up post with images and links to the three original posts in it. We are impatiently waiting to see what you will pick! 

But now - finally - on to our second round of of steampunk/industrial favourites:


My first choice for the best of theme, of course, is my winner project from DecoArt Media - under the sea...i am still happy about that.
The other both projects are a little bit older...but it was a great fun to work them too.


Juni 2016


  

and last but not least my lovley project a tribute of the crow
April 2016





Dee


My first choice is.
The Ravages Of Time




My second choice is a
Tic-Tac-Toe




My third choice is A journal spread
Boozy Bear with Deco Art


Page two


Cheers Dee x



Maura

It was a challenge to go back through all of my work
 and just pick out three, but I did it! I love to read
Steampunk fiction and it really jumpstarts my imagination.

Eyes Tested 
So much fun to transform plain old rubber goggles into funky
 metallic ones worthy of an airship pirate.



Imagining giant koi in space that can ride time waves
 in my art journal....



This canvas took me deep below the ocean, and I got to try out
rust paste and work with Tyvek.


Here's to a new year filled with steampunk goodness!
Maura




My all time favourite is a steampunk meadow.




My second pick is a tiny little steampunk top hat that was really fun to make.




My third pick is a more recent project - a rusty box.






Kerstin

My Home is ..December 2015

 



Human Heart

February 2016






 Shining Moments May 2016








It was of course hard to pick my favourites as I have been on this DT since the very beginning of SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges in 2013 (being the co-founder) and have a lot to choose from - but narrowing them down also meant to revisit all of them and that brought a lot of sweet memories back.

July 2014

"Stand Alone Tray Canvas Invention"




Now, dear players, it's your turn to show us your 2016 favourites among your steampunk/industrial mixed media, tag, card, altered, painted,....projects! We can't wait to see what you will pick! 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx





Saturday, January 7, 2017

New Year - New Top 5 - New Prize Winners!

Yay! 2017 is already in full swing and it's time for our first Top 5 and prize winners announcement of the new year!

The team and I hope that you all had lovely holidays and wish that your new year may be filled with loads of joy, fun and success on your new creative adventures! We also want to say thank you to those who made the time to play along with us in December! Picking our favourites was hard as always but pick we did!

But before the Top 5 will be announced I want to add "New Year - New Prize" to our headline, as I have put together a new DecoArt media prize bundle for you, so those who might win another time don't get the same products again...and of course this is a wonderful opportunity to introduce to you some other products from DecoArt media's wide range of fab mixed media stuff!





I so hope that you will like what I have chosen for the 2017 DecoArt media prize bundle! There's some black modeling paste and white crackle paint, then one of my favs - Liquid Glass - and two of the antiquing creams in the package besides a black spray mister, some Metallic Lustre and some of the fluid acrylics that are my most used when creating steampunk projects. So this should be great fun to work with and create some stunning mixed media effects!

And of course lovely Glenda, owner and designer of the fab boozybear steampunk chipboard pieces, is with us again! Yay! We're so happy to have her with us!


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The last "old" DecoArt media prize pack is yet still to be given away and it goes to



while the boozybear chipboard surprise package goes to



Yay! Congrats on your wins, ladies! Please, contact me via email (address is to be found in the side bar), so we can arrange everything! You have four weeks time to claim your prizes - so don't wait too long! ;) DecoArt prize winners, please, add your phone number to your shipping address for safer shipping. 
(Of course the winners were - as always - picked among all proper entries using random.org)

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Before I lift the curtain for our first Top 5 in 2017 I want to remind you of our actual challenge that has already gone live and is still open until the end of the month. You get there by clicking HERE
And there's another bundle of inspiration to follow so your creative energy for this challenge gets fuelled - the makes of Team B will be presented on the 15th as usual. So make sure you don't miss their 2016 favourites! 

Finally!

Our Top 5
(in no particular order)



















and




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Huge congrats, ladies! What fantastic makes to share with us! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 Badge for display on your blogs! 

But - as always - we always have been loving all the projects being entered by all of you, our wonderful players, and being inspired by your creativity and different approaches! Thank you all so much for playing along and sharing your wonderful mixed media, tag, card, altered,...art with us! We hope to see you play along in 2017 too! 

See you on January 15th!

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx





Sunday, January 1, 2017

Show Us Your 2016 Favourites! - SanDee&amelie's January Steampunk Challenge



Hi, servus, salut and welcome to our first challenge for 2017!

Naturally crafty blogland sees a lot of "year in review" posts these days and we thought we'd join in and have you and the DT share their three favourite steampunk or industrial mixed media projects from last year.

"My 3 Personal 2016 Favourites - Steampunk/Industrial"

is our challenge theme for January therefore.

So all you have to do to play along this time is to write up a new post on your blog featuring three (not more!!!) of your favourite steampunk or industrial style projects you made in 2016. They don't have to be ones that have been made for or entered into one of our challenges though - but they have to be steampunk or industrial style projects. In that post, please, link to this challenge and for your chosen projects show an image each and links to the original posts on your blog, so the DT and our players can have a closer look at them. We are so curious to see what your picks will be!

The Top 5 and prize winners from the December challenge will be announced on Saturday, 7th January - so stay tuned!!!


To make it a bit more interesting for the DT I allowed them to pick their three favourites among all projects they have made as a member of SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges so far. So lovely Brigitte, for example, had to browse her DT projects that date back to November 2013! Wow! I am so happy that she is still with me and I hope she will be with me on this adventure for the next (at least) three years (and all my other fantastic teamies too of course!!!) ;)

Team A is kicking off the first challenge of the year by presenting their personal three favourites and don't miss Team B presenting theirs on the 15th (which brings us back to posting business as usual). So let's raise the curtains for some oldies but goodies! Yay!

We have added the links to the according project posts below the images so you can (re)visit them and learn more about any details or how-tos.



Nate's first pick is her first winning project that she made for SASPC in November 2014.

Défis steampunk chez Sandee & Amelie...

click here to get to the post


Her second pick is her first project she made for SASPC as a DT member in July 2015.

Choix ingrédients ....

click here to get to the post


And the last project she chose is from May 2016:

quelques détails ....

click here to get to the post

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picked three projects from three different years as well.
Her "Heavy Metal Barbie" from May 2014 still puts a huge smile on my face. ;)


click here to get to the post



In May 2015 she had her "Eyes Tested"...


click here to get to the post



...and her altered box from October 2016 is just awesome! 


click here to get to the post

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Susan also picked her first make as a DT member for SASPC, 
back in March 2014.



click here to get to the post


This fantastic "Summer Time" box from July 2015 is her second pick.


click here to get to the post



And last but not least her third pick that is all about love 
(and one of my all time favourites of hers).


click here to get to the post

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chose her fantastic golden clutch bag she made in autumn 2015 as a first


click here to get to the post


and as her second pick her whole year calendar companion 
that she made in January 2016.


click here to get to the post


Her third (and in her own words "hardest") pick is this awesome steampunk belt
she made in summer 2015.


click here to get to the post

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I can't wait to share with you the Team B picks!!!! I loved revisiting Brigitte's, Nate's, Zoja's and Susan's terrific projects as it made me so proud of having such a fantastic DT to call my own!!! Now I can't wait to see what your picks will be! The challenge will be open until the end of the month as always and of course there are two prizes to go to two lucky (randomly drawn) winners - once more sponsored by our fantastic sponsors 

DecoArt Sponsor Badge

and



All you have to do to get the chance to win one of these or maybe even make our Top5 is to play along and share your three favourite steampunk projects from 2016 with us (the detailed explanation is to be found at the top of this post. Also make sure you check our few challenge rules if you haven't already done so, so we don't have to exclude anyone from prize draws or Top 5 votes. Thank you!). 


Here's to a glorious start into a wonderful new year, packed with new steampunk adventures!!!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx









Saturday, December 17, 2016

MCESP - "Merry Christmas Extra Steam Power" by Kerstin






Servus and welcome to our little Christmas surprise Kerstin has prepared for you!

Our actual December challenge is in full swing and you still have time to play along until the end of December - if you need a bit of inspirational input, just check out the challenge post HERE.

But enough of the ordinary challenge talk - let's raise the curtains for Kerstin and Mister Coolman!

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Welcome, ladies and gentlemen! Kerstin here to share the last post for this year over here on SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

The year of 2016 is almost over and Christmas is fast approaching! As always there is a colourful hustle and bustle as well as calmness and reflectiveness and we also love to look back on the year - the right time to say

a big THANK YOU
to our hard working 
and reliable big boss,
Claudia,

our two generous sponsors,




my talented teamies
and
our faithful followers!!!


Mr. Coolman - the one and only ;) - is here to wish you a merry and bright Christmas and a happy new year:




"Hi, I am Mister Coolman! I started out as a styrofoam shape...



...and then Kerstin took away my hat to paint it black. Luckily it was glued back on - imagine how I would have looked without a hat!!! ME!!!!

Then I was painted with the products shown below...



...and given a tie, two snap fasteneres as eyes, a nose made from an old clockwork and a fancy moustache (that once was a pin). 


Before I got my arms and some other embellishments, Mistress Kerstin let it snow (using DecoArt SnowTex) because after all deep within I am a true snowman, right?




My arms were made from gears and cogs from an old taken apart clockwork - of course these had to be artificially rusted to match my cool steampunk outfit and as always that worked pretty well with the fab DecoArt media paints! 

And so I could be enlightened now and then I also got a lightbulb from old Christmas tree fairy lights. I even got wired so it can be lit!!!! 



A splendid dorsal view, 
can be delightful, too. ;)



That's it so far about my making. If you want to learn more about it or my maker, click here. "



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May the spirit of the season bring you happiness and joy! 

Merry Christmas and warmest wishes
from me and the whole DT! 

Kerstin