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, April 15, 2018

SASPC 2018 April - Mid Month Reminder

Hi, servus and welcome to the second round up of inspirational makes for our April challenge, which is - as always - an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial


themed one. We will also be announcing the Top5 and prize winners from our March challenge, but before I do so, I would like to invite you to also check out the makes of Team A (if you haven't done so already) after you have read this post and taken a look at the wonderful projects of my lovely ladies from Team B! And if you can spare a second, please, visit their blogs and leave them a short comment to let them know that their work is appreciated. You will also find more images and sometimes info on the how-tos on my teamies' blogs - so that's well worth a visit, isn't it?

The challenge is open until the end of the month and by playing along (and following our few simple rules) you become eligible for winning one of our two monthly prizes, being sponsored by




and




.

I use random.org to pick our two winners among all proper entries and the team and I pick our favourite makes from each challenge in a ranked voting (which is mostly a love-hate thingie for us, as we love all your projects, but we also know that a bit of a stimulus like that makes challenges more interesting to many).



is kicking off this second round up
with a lovely rusted looking canvas she created
using DecoArt media and boozybear products






started imagining that the Steampunk Universe might have come through a time rift....




...and I think she may have a point there. Looks pretty reasonable to me! 



latest project is called
"Change of Times"



- two Artist Trading Blocks she has altered using
a faux rust technique alongside a lot of other
highly textural mixed media techniques to create
a "wild mix of colours, textures and patterns"






and last but not least my project
for your inspiration:



As you can see I am still into ATCs - but how can I quit doing them when there are so many great ATC blanks (like this one from Calico Craft Parts) out there, waiting for me to be used alongside some beautiful vintage ephemera?


And with the help of a few DecoArt media products and paints turning these into rusty goodness is so much fun and so easy! "Dem Ingenieur ist nichts zu schwör", as we like to say in German (=there's nothing the engineer can't do). ;) . So check out my short tutorial on my blog (and don'r forget to visit my teamies' blogs as well for more information on their beautiful projects!).



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Now directly on to our prize winners for March! 


The DecoArt media prize bundle


goes to 

#3 - Lys


and the boozybear steampunk chipboard package


goes to

#11 Suman


Congrats on your prize wins, ladies, and thanks so much for playing along! Please, email me (see address in the side bar) your shipping info (DecoArt winners, please, add your phone number), so I can have your goodies sent to you asap! 

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And now a drumroll, please, for our Top 5 from the March Challenge! 
Huge congrats ladies - we loved what you've made! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful projects with us. Please, feel free to grab the Top5 badge for display on your blogs! 


In no particular order:
























and




So well done, ladies! We hope to see you play along with us soon!
Here's the badge:


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Having come to the end of the post I would like to shout out a HUGE THANK YOU to all who have been playing along with us so truly and constantly and sharing their amazing imaginative steampunk projects with us! You really never fail to inspire! Mwah! XXX

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx


Sunday, April 1, 2018

SanDee&amelie's April 2018 Challenge - Part One

Servus, hi, happy Easter and welcome to our first challenge round for April, dear mixed media steampunk and industrial style friends!

Our April challenge is - as usual - an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial


themed challenge and all kinds of projects (except digitally created ones) are welcome! So show us your tags, cards, art journal pages, canvases, altered objects, drawings, paintings, sketches....whatever you're up to as long as it fits our challenge themes steampunk or industrial.

And our generous and wonderful prize sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear  are with us again of course!


Proud and happy to be



After the challenge has ended, I will randomly pick two winners among all proper entries (so make sure you follow our few rules), who either get a fab DecoArt media prize bundle or a surprise steampunk chipboard package. 

Prize winners and Top5 of the previous month's challenge will be announced mid month, on the 15th, when we will also be sharing the makes of Team B! 

But for now let's open the stage for my team A ladies and their makes!




created a fantastic steampunk collage piece with DecoArt media products





created an Art Deco piece using one of Mucha's designs. She created 
great texture and an aged effect using DecoArt media products to add to the style of Mucha's 
beautiful image.



I also like that stand she created! Such a great idea!







created an industrial canvas with a glass pendant as a focal piece.
The pendant was originally meant to be a photo frame,
but it looks perfect on her make, doesn't it?









"Steampunk Patchwork" tag has loads of awesome texture and rust!!! Wow!


And I love that tiny heart she has incorporated! 


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As I already said - more inspiration and the announcement of our March Top5 and prize winners will come up on the 15th. We hope to see you then and of course to see you play along in the meantime. 

The challenge is - as always - open until the end of the month and you can enter up to three different projects. 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx






Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 2018 SASPC Mid Month Reminder, Top5 & Prize Winners Post

Oh, well, that's quite a long title for a post, but that is what this post is about: we will be announcing our Top5 and prize winners from the February challenge AND also share the second round of inspirational projects created by Team B today...so let me just say a short "Servus, hi and thanks for stopping by!" and move directly to the challenge facts for our current March challenge, which is once more an "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" themed one and still open until the end of the month.

By playing along you get the chance to win one of the two fab prize bundles donated by our generous sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear steampunk chipboard pieces. And you might also find yourselves being picked as one of our Top5 (that are picked by the whole team after each challenge has ended)....all you have to do is play along and follow our few and simple challenge rules


With that said, let's directly move on to the makes of Team B. My wonderfully creative ladies have once more put a lot of love and labour into creating something for your inspiration, so, if you take a second to visit their blogs (by clicking on the names) and leave a short comment there, this is highly appreciated! 




created this amazing and beautiful canvas
for her "Rusty Fantasies" canvas series
using some brilliantly done faux rust techniques


(I love the rusty sea star I have spotted! And the pipes to the left are so cool! Oh, and do I also spot some corrugated card? Yummy!!!)




could not pass this month by without a tribute to her favourite holiday - St. Patrick's Day!
She tells you to "Look for a mischievous leprechaun and see if you can get him to give you his gold!"


(I spot more corrugated card! Yesssss!!!!)





created a steampunk mini album
using acrylic paints, stencils, dies and ephemera from her stash



The inside looks great too!




(I just love the vintage photograph on the left page and the background patterns!)


et moi 





I have created a fun steampunk chunky from corrugated card (lol...here we go again) left overs, 
using different bits 'n bobs that I found during tidying up and reorganizing some of my 
"trash treasures" and "quickly put to the side" boxes.



Finding long forgotten stash (like the stamp I used on this project and the die cut gears) while tidying up can be a great source of inspiration! The only problem is that the tidying now will have to wait until you have created something with the re-found oldies! Ore maybe a bit longer...lol


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Now let's directly move on to the prize winners, which are...

#21 - Senna


who won the DecoArt media prize bundle



and

#5 - Sue

who won a surprise steampunk chipboard package from



Congrats on your prize wins, ladies, and thanks so much for playing along! Please, email me, so I can forward your shipping details to my generous sponsors to have your goodies be sent to you asap! Have fun!

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And last but not least...drumroll for our Top5 from the February challenge! These were - as always - hard to pick and - as always - had a lot of follower ups. Thank you to ALL OUR PLAYERS for entering such amazing and inspiring projects! You know that it is YOU, who make this spot the special creative spot it has become, don't you? XXX

Top 5 
(in no particular order)












mixed media clock



















and






Well done, ladies, and thank you so much for sharing your amazing and fun steampunk art with us! Please, feel free to grab the badge for display on your blogs! 



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Wow! Such a load of inspiration from the DT and Top5 today! I hope this has boosted your imagination and that you leave inspired to create some steampunk or industrial style projects so you can play along too. The challenge is still open until the end of the month! Hope to see you play along soon!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC team
xxx




Thursday, March 1, 2018

SASPC March 2018 Challenge - "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial"

Hi there, servus and welcome to a new challenge over here at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Once again the theme for this month's challenge is

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

and once more there are two prizes to give away to two lucky winners drawn among all proper entries. One being a fab bundle of DecoArt media goodness,



the other a surprise package of amazing steampunk chipboard pieces designed by Glenda aka boozybear.



All you have to do to get eligible for our prize draws is play along and follow the few challenge rules we have. And of course have some good steampunk or industrial style crafting fun!


As always the ladies from Team A have put a lot of love and labour into creating some fab steampunk projects for your inspiration and I can't wait to share their makes with you! The second round of inspiration will go live on our challenge blog on the 15th - this time alongside the announcement of our Top5 and prize winners from the previous challenge. So stay tuned!

But now on to the Team A makes! To learn more about the projects, simply click on the names to get taken to the teamies' blogs. And if you take a sec to leave them a short comment there, you will make them very happy! Thank you!




created a beautiful art journal spread using
boozybear chipboard pieces, 
titled
"Umbrella Man"





made a crazy altered (working) thermometer
and I just love how she has combined all the fab objects
and turned everything into treasure!



The compass seems to function too! So cool!





little guy is impatiently waiting for spring
(well, who isn't?) 




I love how heavy and real the metal parts look! 


and


has turned a jewellery stand into an amazing
table lamp,
using DecoArt Metallic Lustre
and other mixed media products. 

before:



and after the incredible transformation:


Amazing and so imaginative, isn't it?

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Well, I know that our players are all very imaginative too - so I cannot wait to see what you will all come up with for our March challenge! It will be open until the end of the month as usual and I hope to see you play along with us and share your steampunk or industrial style mixed media makes, cards, tags, art journal pages,....

Don't forget to stop by again on the 15th for more inspiration by Team B and to find out who is amoung our Top5 and prize winners!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx






Thursday, February 15, 2018

February 2018 Challenge: Mid Month Reminder + January Top5 and Prize Winners

Hi, servus and welcome to the first of our new mid-month posts here at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

I have decided for now to combine the announcement of our Top5 and prize winners from the previous month with the second round up of inspirational makes for the actual challenge. I am currently thinking on making some changes to the way of doing our challenge and Top5 and prize winner posts, so it gets easier for me to run the blog (as I am not feeling my very best and haven't done so for quite some time now). I want to keep this challenge blog up and running (for our players and myself) - maybe it just needs some tweaking here and there to make it more joyful again and less of a challenge (hahah, pun intended). So, please, be patient, if you find I have been adding changes again!

So here we go!
Let's start with the additional dose of inspiration first and with reminding you of our challenge theme, which is once more

"Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial"

so you're all free to have fun and happily create away! Please, check our challenge rules ("Da Rules") for some recent updates, if you haven't already. (you'll find these on top of the blog page - right below the banner). Thank you! The linkup tool to enter your projects to can be found at the bottom of this post or with the challenge post from the 1st of the month.

As always our challenge will be open until the end of the month and there will be two lucky winners picked among all proper entries, who will either win the fab DecoArt media prize bundle


or a surprise steampunk chipboard package sponsored by lovely Glenda - aka boozybear!


All you have to do to win, is play along and have a little steampunk/industrial fun!


But now on to the makes of Brigitte, Maura, Kerstin and myself - or simply "Team B" ;)





created a heart shaped canvas that holds 
the key to her heart
(and the mysterious number 14...I wish I knew what it stands for ;)








says she loves to try some new ideas and to leave her comfort zone
once in a while. This time she wanted to create with fabric. 
And she turned "a very simple cotton bag into a very special cotton bag.
Let's go shopping!"








says:
"I was inspired by Valentine's Day ....think chocolates and pink valentines
to create my SteamPink Lady."






and I 

have created a little APC (Altered Playing Card) duo,
playing around with some Calico Craft Parts, left over die cuts, rubber stamping 
and DecoArt media products. 
(I am always amazed by how much media you can squeeze into such a small format ;)




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If you want to learn more about the projects and the how-tos or simply take a closer look at details, simply hop over to the teamies' blogs (by clicking their names). If you want to make them very happy, please, leave a short comment so they know you've been visiting. Also don't forget to check out the makes of Team A if you haven't done so already! Thank you!

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Now on to our Top 5 and prize winners from the January challenge

And these are:
(in no particular order)



with this amazing tag





who made this beautiful journal







who created this amazing piece
"thinking in- and outside the box"








with this fantastically imaginative project





and 


who made this breathtakingly beautiful notebook cover




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Huge congrats, ladies! So very well done! Please, feel free to grab the badge for display on your blogs!


Thanks so much for playing along! 

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And last but not least: our January prize winners:

Proud and happy to be

The DecoArt media prize bundle goes to:

#15 
Linda Simpson

and 


and

the boozybear chipboard surprise package goes to:

#21
Barbara Yaya

Congrats on your prize wins, Linda and Barbara! Please, contact me via email (see sidebar), so I can have your goodies sent to your places! DecoArt will need a phone number for shipping as well, Linda, so, please, add that to your shipping data as well. 

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Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx