Today's post is quite picture heavy and extremely loaded with inspiration as for this month we decided to do just one challenge post - uniting the whole DT in one spot so to say. The team and I had such an amazing year - thanks to all your constant, beautiful and imaginative projects you have been sharing with us!!! It is you (and my fab team and our generous sponsors) who make this place the special spot it is and for that I want to say a huge THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PLAYING ALONG AND SHARING YOUR WONDERFUL MIXED MEDIA ART with us!
The team and I wish you a wonderful advent season and hope that you will be able to at least squeeze in a tiny project for our December challenge - but mainly we want you to enjoy Christmas preparations (so if the project you enter is mainly Christmassy with just a tiny hint of steampunkery that is absolutely fine with us!!!).
I also have the special pleasure to introduce to you today our wonderful new DT member, Alexa Czar from Alexa Czar's Art Blog! Please, give her a warm welcome and check out her blog - I promise you will find loads of wonderful inspiration there!
Servus and welcome to SanDee&amelie's wonderful steampunk community, Alexa! We're so happy to have you with us now and we hope you feel at home and will have a wonderful time!
Alexa will kick off the December challenge with her first make as our new DT member - and as always this is an
"Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial"
themed one (though Christmas themed projects are welcome too - as long as they have a bit of an industrial or steampunk twist!). It will be open until the end of the month and there are - as always - two prizes to be won, donated by our generous sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear! All you have to do is enter a project and get eligible (please, check out our few rules if you are new to our challenge blog to avoid any frustration).
On to the DT's makes:
has created this wonderful journal spread to share with you as her first DT project! Look at all the lovely texture and colours!
She also added a bit of festive bling by using real watch parts! How clever is that!
mixed media canvas with this awesome Steampunk Christmas Angel is just amazing, isn't it?
made this awesomely imaginative "explorer ant" from recycled materials!!!
How genius is that?!
created a lovely vintage scrapbook page
using pen nibs, stencils, die cuts, a vintage photograph and paints
is showing you her beautiful version of "Santa's Air Balloon"...
This is what
says about her make:
"It is not for Christmas, but I couldn't stand... I'm mad about Dioxazine Purple, so I painted my new art-journal cover in these vibrant colour!"
(and wouldn't this make a perfect Christmas present?)
is wishing everyone a merry Christmas
and used loads of DecoArt media to create her fantastic tag
She also used boozy bear chipboard pieces which she
decorated with a mix of Deco Art media line and
Stampendous glitters for a Christmas feel.
"Happy Christmas, everyone!
Cheers Dee. X"
Cheers Dee. X"
is already looking forward
and has created an art journal entry/reminder
for the upcoming start of the new year:
'whatever you do, do it full steam ahead!'
am calling out to all Christmas angels out there to spread their wings and get ready!!! It's about time, isn't it? ;)
When I saw this wonderful mechanical wing steampunk chipboard set from boozybear I knew instantly that I wanted to create a canvas showing the wing of a (slightly different) Christmas angel for our December steampunk challenge. Of course there had to be a bit of bling as well!
If you are missing Kerstin's project....she will be surprising you on December 17th with an extra steam power post over here on our challenge blog - spreading a lot of Christmas magic mood! So make sure you don't miss it! Please, also visit the teamies' blogs to learn more about the makes and leave them a little love so they know their efforts were seen and appreciated. You get to their blogs by clicking on the names. You will make them very happy by doing so! ;)
The November prize winners and Top 5 will be announced on Saturday, 10th December! So there's another date to mark on your schedules! We wish you a good time happily crafting away for Christmas and hope you will nonetheless join in our challenge with a short make - maybe even one that combines the Christmas or winter theme with steampunk or industrial styles. We're curious to see what you will come up with!
Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team