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!

SanDee&amelie&the SASPC team

Thursday, September 15, 2016

September '16 Challenge - Team B Makes

Servus and welcome back to our usual mid-monthly share of the inspirational makes of Team B!

And I am using this opportunity to welcome all our new players who have joined in during the last few months!

This place is constantly growing and attracting more and more fabulously creative people from all around the globe and we are so proud of that - but I also know that part of this is due to our players, my fab Design Team and our prize sponsors, who all make this place the special mixed media spot it is! So thank you for being so true and for sharing your fantastic mixed media art with us so constantly!

Our aim is for you to find a lot of fun and inspiration by playing along and during your visits here and also by visiting the blogs of our players and the DT! We are open for all sorts of crafters and artists, for all levels of skill and all kinds of stamped, painted, collaged, drawn,...well, media-mixed projects as long as they are handmade. These can be cards, tags, altered objects, altered art jewellery, canvasses, art journal pages, assemblage pieces...well, whatever you can think of. All we ask for is that your projects are either industrial or steampunk style mixed media projects. It's that easy and that fun!

Our challenges are open for a whole month and you can either make our Top5 (who are being chosen by the whole DT) or/and win one of our two monthly prizes donated by our generous sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear. All you have to do is stick to the few challenge rules (that can be found on an extra page right under our challenge blog header) and enter up to three projects!

We would also love it if you took a second or two to visit the blogs of the DT (for more information and images and maybe even  a how-to here and there) and leave a short comment of approval! You get to their blogs by clicking on their names. And be assured - you will make them very happy by doing so!

As most of our challenges are, the September challenge is an 

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

one too. 

You will find the linky tool at the bottom of this post.

And here are the projects 
from Team B:

decided to make an industrial style project this time.
She has altered the cover of her new timer and 
calls her piece
"Let time stand still!"

(which is me)
I  had a fun play with some of Tim Holtz' Sizzix dies 
and created a steampunk necklace pendant using 
his ornate frame die and some shrink plastic. 
There's a how-to on my blog. 

transformed an old encyclopedia into a steampunk
"Tome of Time" 

used a mixed media board and lots of DecoArt media
products to create this beauty: 


challenged herself by using just a limited number of art supplies
to create this awesome vintage travellers tag.
(stencils, embossing powder, distress ink and "lots of metal tidbits"
as she says). 


Enough inspiration to spark your mojo? If you need some more, I recommend you hop over to the Team A post by clicking HERE. You won't be disappointed. I promise! ;)
If you haven't checked out our Top5 and prize winners from the summer special challenge yet, just click HERE

Well...as always we hope you have enjoyed your visit and that we will 
see you soon - entering your steampunk/industrial projects to our challenge!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Prize Winners and Top 5 of Our Summer Special 2016!

Hi, servus and welcome back, dear steampunk mixed media friends,

to the announcement of our prize winners and Top5!

The team and I want to thank you all so much for playing along so willingly during the hot summer months and for entering those fantastic loads of awesome mixed media steampunk and industrial art! We were once more blown away by your talent and by you all being such true players. It's you who make our little mixed media steampunk corner the special place that it is - and for that we are so grateful!

The team's picking their favourites among all the fantastic entries led to having quite a number of entries being heads up this time - so I decided to have eight Top5 entries this time instead of trying to narrow them down to our usual five. As this was a summer special I thought the Top 5 could be special too this time. ;)

Also special is that lovely Glenda, the shop owner and designer of the fantastic boozybear steampunk chipboard pieces, is generously giving away two surprise prize packages this time - so we have three prizes for three lucky winners - including the little "steampunk starter kit" from our generous prize sponsor DecoArt media).

And these lucky winners are:

of the two 
boozybear prize packages:

and the DecoArt media mixed media goodies
go to


Yay! Huge congrats to all the lucky winners! Have fun with your goodies!
Please, email me under vonpappe2@yahoo.de so we can fix everything for a quick delivery! DecoArt prize winners, please, add your phone number as DecoArt require it for shipping to your place.


And now on to our
(being eight worthy picks this time)


Waldfrau Alexa

Anastasia Blonde

Steampunk Adventure


and last 
but not least

Thank you so much for playing along and sharing your art with us and huge congrats to all of you! I know I keep repeating myself when I say that your work is so inspiring and mind-blowing - but that's what it is! 

Please, feel free to grab our Top5 badge for display on your blogs! 

Top5 badge

...and don't forget to come back to this place on the 15th, when Team B will be sharing their projects

In the meantime:

hugs and happy crafting!

Claudia & the SASPC Team

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Back on Track! Our September Challenge

Hello, servus and welcome back after the summer break!

We hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful time out in the sun, had inspiring adventures and encounters and have been fuelled with loads of creative mojo for another mixed media

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial


The Top entries and prize winners of our summer special challenge will be announced on Saturday, 10th September - so make sure to pop by to find out if you are among them. We had a wonderful load of awesome entries - so choosing will be tough again (but as always so inspiring)! Thank you all so much for playing along and sharing your mixed media -, tag -, card -, altered - and other steampunk/industrial art with us!

Team A have created a bundle of fabulously inspirational pieces to kick off our September challenge! Please, make sure you visit their blogs for more information on their makes and maybe even leave a short comment as a little encouragement and reward for their efforts there! (you get to their blogs by clicking their names).  Team B will - as usual - follow on the 15th!

made a canvas on which she used a self made Gelli plate background alongside some stencilled texture, embellishments and altered bottlecaps. 

created this fantastic 
"Old Grandfather Clock"
for you

suggests to "get those cogs turning...outside the box ;) " 


used her imagination and talent to turn simple matchboxes 
into a true masterpiece, creating a shadowbox on a canvas


has recycled an old wooden box and turned into a treasure


There is time until the end of the month to enter our challenge and get a chance to either make our Top5 and/or win one of the two prizes donated by our generous sponsors

DecoArt Sponsor Badge


You are allowed to enter up to three projects per challenge - so there are up to three chances to get drawn or make our Top5! So don't hesitate - create! lol 

Hugs and happy crafting,

Claudia & the SASPC Team

Monday, August 15, 2016

August 2016 Extra Steam Power with Nate


This time our talented DT member Nate has created a project to fuel your creative steampunk mojo!

Bonjour à toutes!
Hi, all!

Transformation d' un grimber en maître du temps monter sur une boite en carton , travaillé avec papiers métal et peintures DécoArt.

An altered box with the "Master of Time", covered with metal foil and painted with DecoArt products and paints.

The embossed and painted panels to cover the box with. 

Sides, box feet and clock face were painted with DecoArt Americana acrylic paints.

A look inside:

What a beautiful clock face!

And that iron gate is just the perfect addition! 

The Master of Time!

He is wearing a crown and a monocle with a flaming red lense. Quite impressive and intimidating if you ask me...(and the two birdies just add that touch of mistery to it that I love! So cool!)

When the gates of the box open, you can see the hour glass in front of the clock face. 

The sides show images of a skully lady and gentleman...

...and the back side shows the pretty couple in all its liveliness.....erm...well... ;)

I hope you enjoyed Nate's project as much as I did! It is so brilliantly made and I love all the texture and metal effects she has created! And there went such a lot of love and labour into this one! Absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing, Nate! Mwah! XXX

And thanks for stopping by, dear steampunk friends! There are still two more weeks time to join in our summer challenge! We hope to see your fantastic projects being shared with us soon!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Nate & Claudia 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Part Two of SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Summer Special 2016

Hi, dear steampunk friends, and welcome back to part two of our summer special challenge!

There were already so many fantastic entries and the team and I are very thankful and happy that you find the time to create and share a bit of steampunk goodness with us during your summer holidays! We can't wait to see what August brings!

Our summer challenge always is open for two months and this time we also accept five instead of just three entries per player. Aaaaand...there are also three prizes to give away instead of two as usual!

The fab  little DecoArt Media steampunk starter pack and two boozybear steampunk chipboard surprise packs this time!

So don't miss the chance and join in our steampunk fun. The challenge theme is as always an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial 

and we welcome any sorts of handcrafted goodness, as long as it follows the theme and our few challenge rules! So maybe - on a rainy day - check out the makes of Team B, Team A (by clicking HERE) and also our Top 5 (which can be found on our pinterest board HERE), get yourself a good dose of steampunk mojo and create away (and don't forget to enter your finished project to our inlinkz collection at the bottom of our post!).

And if you want to make someone happy - visit the blogs of our DT (by clicking on their names) to find out more about their projects and the how-to and leave them a short comment. That would be fantastic and so lovely of you!

Here are their makes for your inspiration:

...is heading into unexplored worlds this summer

"I had a lot of fun with this one, between painting, 
my antique rusty junk and a bit of storytelling !"

...takes you with her on a dive into the fascinating underwater steampunk world.

...created a clock for you, using DecoArt media 
paints, antiquing creams and mediums. 

Here is a close up of the triple embossed clock face.

"Loving the Brilliant work that you are submitting for 
the challenges - lets see what you can do for
the summer special."

"I have altered a little notebook using DecoArt paints, black Gesso and modelling paste. stencils and - one of my alltime favourites - shrink foil! It's so much fun!"

Use your favourite steampunk rubber stamps and display them all at once - no matter what size they are! Shrink foil helps you to combine even larger images on a single project!

Use gilding pastes like paint with stencils to create words with fantastic metal sheen!

Niki is sending summer hugs and wishes to all of you! She is quite busy with real life at the moment, so she could not play along with us this time. But she will be back soon and we wish her all the best! Hugs to you and take care! xxx


So here it is - your bundle of inspiration for August! There will be some "Extra Steam Power" a little later this month - so stay tuned! We hope to see you play along with us soon! 

Hags, happy summer and happy crafting!

Claudia & the SASPC Team

Thursday, July 21, 2016

More Extra Steam Power from Maura!

Servus and welcome back to another dose of steampunk mixed media inspiration! This time Maura is sharing some of her fabulous and imaginative art and how-tos with us! Enjoy! (and don't forget to join in our summer challenge! There is still time until the end of August to play along! You get to the challenge by clicking HERE). 


"We all need a bit of extra steam to get through the summer, right? Especially when it gets hot, we want that steam power to work on cooling us off.  Well, here is a "hot" project for the summer! 

I have been having a blast playing with Tyvek lately and making charms for an upcoming art retreat in the fall.  I am reusing mailing envelopes made out of Tyvek and painting them with DecoArt paints. This time, I tried painting both sides of the material and I found it gives it a more finished look.

I was feeling experimental, so also tried some stenciling just to see if it would add anything.

Next step, heat the painted Tyvek with a heating tool. I do this over a wood board with a craft sheet on top and in a well ventilated space. The more you heat it, the more it bubbles and shrinks, so watch carefully to get it right where you want it.

Look at that texture! Oh yes, I do love this stuff!

A touch of gold for highlights and around the edges to attract any dragons out there looking for treasure...

I added a large eyelet, then hung or attached some charms. Here are the finished pieces..."

 fluid acrylics in cobalt teal hue, Prussian blue hue, and quinacridone gold
Dazzling Metallics - glorious gold
Mister - carbon black 
Andy Skinner whirlpool stencil