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, May 15, 2016

Our May Challenge - Part Two

Servus and welcome back to the second part of our May challenge! It's time to show you the makes of team B and provide you with some more inpsiration (and a little nudge reminder) for your own steampunk or industrial mixed media projects! Hopefully we will be able to see them being entered to our challenge soon! ;)

As always it is an 

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

mixed media of all sorts challenge.


If you haven't already taken a look at team A's projects I highly recommend you do so. I will give you the link to the post at the bottom of this post.

Our challenges are always open until the end of the month - so there's enough time to roll ideas in your head thoroughly before you decide what to create...or to wait for the steampunk muse to kiss you. ;)

Please, make sure you read our few challenge rules if you haven't already done so or are new to our challenge blog. It would be a shame if you entered a project to our challenge that cannot be considered with the Top5 votes or prize draws for some reason.

Our two generous prize sponsors DecoArt Media and boozybear are again giving away a prize bundle each to randomly drawn players - so make sure you do not miss the chance to get some cool paints and media or fab steampunk chippies!


DecoArt Sponsor Badge

Glenda's Shop on Etsy:



And here come the projects of team B! 

Please, take some secs to drop them a short line on their blogs so they know their efforts have been recognized! You will also find more information on how the projects were made on the teamies' blogs - so it is well worth a visit! You get to their blogs by clicking on their names. Thank you. 

And, please, welcome lovely Maura back to our little creative steampunk group! We are all so happy to have her and her magical and storytelling art back with us! 




I am honored to be back with you again!

My imagination ran away with me and my three adventurers are riding the time waves! 
I used DecoArt acrylic paints to create the waves background, all finger-painted- felt like a kid again!




So how do time riders get to the waves? On an air rocket of course - chipboard from Boozybear!












today a completely upcycled project, made from an old candleholder and a lightbulb
together with some metallic and acrylic paints from DecoArt
a lot of chippies and the most important tool ever ?
yes, a hot glue gun :-)









My first attempt at a Coptic stitch book. I used some leather paper (awesome stuff!), distress inks, some embossing and alcohol inks. This book holds special meaning and was conceptualized in a special way.  






Hi everyone I hope you are all looking forward to joining in with the
challenge this month.




This month I have done a journal spread for my project




I used Deco art mediums & paints along with Boozy bear 
chipboard Mechanical Hardwear, embossing powders and
Bistre crystals.








Yay! I will never run out of good ideas again - now that I have my "Geistesblitzgenerator" (which is German and means "flash of genius - generator")! I used parts from three different packs of Glenda -aka boozybear's wonderful steampunk chipboard pieces and loads of DecoArt Media to create my little "helper". 


And here is the promised link to the post showing team A's projects - just click HERE

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The Top5 and prize winners from the May challenge will be announced on Saturday, 11th June. So make sure you come back to find out if you are among them! 

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




Saturday, May 7, 2016

Top 5 and Prize Winners for April

Servus and welcome to today's announcement of our lucky prize winners and Top 5 artists!
The entries were - as always - fantastic and picking our favourites was - as always - hard. ;)
And once again I want to thank all our fabulous and true players for making this place what it is - a spot filled with highly inspirational steampunk and industrial mixed media art!!!! We wouldn't be where we are now without you and we hope that you all enjoy this as much as the team and I do!

We have a  new rule though that I would like you to take notice of: from now on we ask you to claim your prizes within four weeks after the announcement. I need to ask this of our prize winners to keep prize advising managable for me and our generous sponsors and I am sure you all understand.

The fabulous prize packs they kindly donate each  month are


this great DecoArt Media "Steampunk Starter Kit"



and an assorted surprise package of fantastic steampunk chipboard pieces 
by lovely Glenda from boozybear:



and all you have to do to win one of these is play along and enter a project to our actual challenge. It's that fun and easy!

And here come the prize winners from our April Challenge:

who wins the DecoArt bundle

and


who wins some fab boozybear chipboard pieces to craft away!

Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! And thank you for playing along! Have fun with your new goodies! Please, contact me via email so I can forward your shipping info to our sponsors! And, please, can the DecoArt prize winner also include her phone number with the shipping address when contacting me via email to claim her prize! DecoArt only ship when they have one's phone number. 

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But now on to our Top 5: 
(in no particular order)


Szymka


Well done and huge congrats, ladies! You really rocked this! Please, feel free to grab our "Top5" badge for display on your blogs! And we hope to see you play along with us again soon! xxx



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Our actual challenge (again an "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" one) has already started. If you want to check out the makes of team A, click HERE. Also make sure you stop by on May 15th to take a look at the projects of team B! 


Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx

Sunday, May 1, 2016

New Challenge, new (old) DT Member!

Servus and welcome to our little mixed media steampunk corner!
We are not only happy to see you stop by but also to share the wonderful news with you that lovely Maura from Two Crafting Sisters is back on the design team! Welcome back, Maura! It's so good to have you with us again!

Maura will post her first DT project as a member of team B who show their projects on the 15th of each month. So make sure you come back then to check it all out!

Today sees the start of our new challenge for May which once again is an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial


The Top5 and also the two prize winners who will get the monthly lovely prize packages sponsored by




and 







will be announced on Saturday, 7th May! A huge thank you to all who played along and entered those fantastic projects - we were as always gobsmacked by your imagination and creativity!

And of course we will give similar prize packages to two randomly drawn players from the new May challenge - so make sure you play along to get a chance to win one of these!

Team A has prepared another bundle of steampunk/industrial mixed media inspiration for you! So let's take a look , shall we? And if you take a sec to visit their blogs you will learn more about the projects. And if you also leave a short comment there, that would be great and more than highly appreciated! To get to the teamies' blogs, simply click on the names.





There's nothing like a little something to carry in your bag and be there to remind you of all your favourite things every day. So here is a mini notebook with gears, wings, crackle effects and the colour violet - my pick me up combo. :)








Hi! This time I made scrapbook layout with birds. My friend made me photo session with two birds. I used one of them for my steampunk- spring work for you. Hope you enjoy!








This month I'm on an electrical energy wave...









Bonjour à toutes , 
Voici une mise a l' honneur de mes animaux  habillé par ce triptyque restauré ,
plus de détails a découvrir sur mon blog , merci à vous pour vos visites .










May flowers

Flowers with light bulb and paper
vessel cardboard  embossed and painted with Decoart paints

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The challenge will be open until the end of the month. Make sure you check out our few challenge rules - especially our update on claiming your prizes - if you are new to our challenge blog or if you haven't done so far. It would be a shame if we had to exclude you and your projects from our Top votes or prize draws (I am sure you all understand that we want and have to be fair towards those who take the time to not only read them but also care and follow). 

Hugs and happy crafting, 
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx





Friday, April 15, 2016

Mid Month Reminder - April Challenge

Hi and servus and welcome back to our little creative steampunk challenge corner!

Team B are sharing their inspirational projects today (and if you haven't checked out the projects of team A yet I highly recommend you do so by clicking HERE).

As always the challenge theme is an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial


And here we go:






Rusty goodness on this tag using rusting powder 
and I also tried stamping into modeling paste. 
Never doubt your instinct 
because then you might staunch your creative flow. 
Carpe Diem!







it's a mixed media collage with a lot of texture, stencilling and colours
and I have deliberately chosen a grungy industrial style 
in combination with bold and bright.










I have an altered wooden box for you today.
 I used boozybear's Clock, Distressed Harlequin and Notebook.
All this was created with Deco art products  and boozybear chipboard pieces.











Inspired by the project of one of our wonderful March challenge winners 
I helped myself to the awesome Sizzix Eileen Hull "Book, Passport" die 
and created a little notebook for starters. 
The book's spine was done using DecoArt Media white Crackle Paste 
and Antiquing Creams. 


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Our challenge is - as usual - open until the end of the month and we will randomly draw two prize winners among all proper entries who will get this wonderful little "steampunk starter kit" from 




or

a surprise steampunk chipboard selection from lovely Glenda from





Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC team
xxx



Saturday, April 9, 2016

March Top 5 and Prize Winners

Servus, dear steampunk and industrial style crafters and friends!

It is time to let you know about who won the two prizes - generously donated by



DecoArt Sponsor Badge

and 



Glenda's Shop on Etsy:


- and who made Top 5 of course.  



And the two prize packages go to: 

who wins the DecoArt goodies

and the chipboard surprise package goes to 


Congrats, ladies! Have fun with your goodies and thank you so much for playing along! Please, email me your shipping adresses (DecoArt need the phone number too!) so we can have your prizes sent to you asap! 

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And now on to our Top 5. 
As always the team and I were gobsmacked by all your entries! You all constantly invest such a lot of thought, love and labour into the projects you enter to our challenges - and that makes us feel truly blessed and proud! Thank you all so much!


The Top 5 appear in order of their entry numbers. If you want to learn more about their winning projects, please, click their names to get to their blogs. Huge congrats from the SASPC team, ladies! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge for display on your blogs! We hope to see you play along with us again soon! 







Aisha




Top5 badge

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Our actual challenge has still three more weeks to go and the theme is "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" again. AND of course there are another two prize packs waiting for two randomly drawn players! So make sure you play along to get eligible (and to have fun of course ;).

On 15th April team B will present their projects for this month to inspire you to join in. Please, make sure to check back then.

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC team
xxx

Friday, April 1, 2016

SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge - April 2016

Servus, hi and welcome back to the start of another steampunk/industrial mixed media challenge!

But before we plunge in medias res we want to say a huge thank you to all our true and also new players for playing along and sharing their awesome steampunk or industrial mixed media art with us each month! We are always amazed by all the fantastic entries and by the loads of love and labour that obviously went into all the projects entered to our challenges! This is what we hope and what we work for and seeing it come true is our greatest reward!

Therefore also voting our top 5 really never is easy and the team and I try to do it with as much care and thought as possible. If you want to know which entries from our March challenge will make it to the top or who will be our prize winners check back on Saturday, 9th April!

But now on to our new challenge which - like all challenges in 2016 - is an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial 

one again.


And Team A once more rocked this one out of the park! But see for yourselves (and don't forget to, please, visit the teamies' blogs and leave them a short "like it" or "thanks for the inspiration" comment to let them know you were there. You get to the blogs by clicking their names. To enlarge images simply click those).




mini book (6 cm x 10 cm)
very simple
background with gelli plate folded,
some stencils, masking tape, image, embellishments...
et voilà









I recycled a box to lock in the famous magician Houdini!
J' ai recyclée une boite  pour y en fermer "Le Magicien Houdini "












During spring cleaning I found some items I used for this MouseTime!







Who wouldn't want to climb stairs with gears on them? ;)
A simple crackled motivational tag.








I made a motivational tag on desk. About spring new hope and goals when days are longer.


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Again there will be two prize bundles - donated by our two fantastic and generous sponsors





 and





- to be given away to two randomly drawn players. But as we have to be fair we can only give them away to those who have entered properly, please, make sure you have checked our few rules so disappointment for all sides can be avoided. 


As usual the link up is open until the end of the month so there is enough time to get inspired and roll some ideas in your head before you get started. ;) And should you need another dose of inspiration make sure to come back on April 15th, when team B will present their makes! (well...even if you don't need any additional inspiration it will be worth another visit. I promise! lol). We hope to see you play along with us soon! 

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC team
xxx