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

Please, note, that this challenge blog is not related to any business and run without any profit by people, who do this for your and their own leisure time fun! Our only reward are your encouraging comments and your playing along and sharing steampunk fun and mixed media techniques. We appreciate every single entry and comment so much! Thank you for taking the time!

If you are new to this place, please, know that 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

Friday, February 15, 2019

SASPC January 2019 - Top 5 and Prize Winners

Hi, servus and welcome to the announcement of our January Top 5 artists and the two lucky winners of the prizes generously donated by the lovely ladies from DecoArt and boozybear!

Just let me start with reminding you of our actual February challenge that is still open until the end of the month (and can be found by either scrolling down to the previous post or by clicking the top image on our side bar) and that offers another opportunity to make Top 5 or win one or the other wonderful prize bundle ;)

January brought a lot of amazing entries and this time picking our favourites ended up in the team being rather split with Top votes...which has led to four (!) projects getting fourth-most points (not sure if this is proper English...lol). So there are a Top 7 instead of just five this time and we present them in no particular order as always.


Applause, applause for....




who created a huge bundle of amazing
steampunk ATCs







who amazed us with a super grungy masculine card

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/01/repairs-receive-constant-attention.html Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Gadget Gears Stampers Anonymous Inventor 1 Dapper Birch & Pine 1




who enchanted us with her charming steampunk balloon





aka crea_red

with a cool steampunk top hat


(as it was a project entered via Instagram, I can only display this tiny image of her make)





who has created steampunk magic on this beautiful mixed media canvas





with another fabulous project that I cannot show on here in larger size due to being an Instagram entry



and

(my personal favourite)


magical lantern made from an old liquor bottle


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Huge congrats, ladies, and thanks so much for sharing your fantastic art with us! Please, feel free to grab our Top 5 badge for display on your blogs (if you have one ;).


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(honestly I am not sure about how to deal with Instagram entries in a way that they can be treated evenly when it comes to challenge blogging possibilities...not being able to show a proper size image on here if a project entered via Instagram made our Top 5, feels awkward and looks wrong to me somehow....only having snippet images to show is definitely not apt to draw attention to your projects and lure one or the other new follower over to your account or blog or whatever it is you're sharing your art on ....hmmm).


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And now on to our winners of the two amazing prize bundles!

As usual these were randomly picked from all proper entries (meaning that there was a link to our challenge blog in the project post on their blogs AND that they met all our other few challenge rules) - please, make sure, you check these out if you haven't already done so...maybe you have already been wondering why you haven't made Top 5 with us so far and it is just a matter of challenge rules not having been followed properly. There really are only a few (but crucial rules) to follow and we have to be precise with that as we want to be fair when it comes to picking our two lucky winners!
This time there was the possibility to double chances as each entry that mentioned any "new stash" used in their projects in their posts counted twice!!!!

This year DecoArt are giving away a new fantastic bundle of Americana premium paints and media



and this time the goodies go to

#21 - Autumn



while the surprise package of awesome steampunk chippies from boozybear 


go to

#3 - Sara Emily



Yay! Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Please, email me your shipping info (DecoArt winners, please, include a phone number to provide safe shipping) under the email address you see in the side bar. Thanks for playing along and have fun with your new goodies!

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The team and I would like to thank all our players - as always - for all the amazing entries and for making this challenge blog the special mixed media spot it has become. We love to inspire and in return get inspired by you!!!!

We hope to see you play along with us soon (maybe even join in our February challenge?)!!!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx

Friday, February 1, 2019

SanDee&amelie's February 2019 Steampunk Challenge

Hi, servus and welcome to the start of our February challenge, dear steampunk and industrial style mixed media, card and tag making friends!

As I am struggling with a nasty cold (and a sore throat and heavy headache therefore) I will do this post succinctly (which is quite rare with me...I know...lol).

Our challenge theme is - as always -

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

and everything you should know about playing along can be found in our challenge rules (see pages tabs below our blog header). If you aren't sure and would like to avoid being excluded from our prize draws or Top5 votes, make sure you check them out.

Our two generous sponsors




and



are with us again this year - so there's a prize bundle of DecoArt premium products and acrylic paints to be won as well as a fab steampunk chipboard surprise package! All you have to do is play along and make sure you are following our few challenge rules to become one of our two prize winners ;)

My wonderful team have created a fab bundle of inspiration for you and if you want to get even more inspiration I highly recommend you check out the makes of our players and the Top 5 as well. This is a place where we all want to inspire, get inspired and share our love for steampunk and industrial style mixed media art - so why only focus on the actual challenge?

Our challenge is open until the end of the month and on the 15th of the following month prize winners and Top 5 get announced (so make sure you return on 15th February to find out about the ones of our January challenge).

But now on to the design team projects! If you want to learn more about a project, please, click on the team members' names and you will be taken to their personal blogs where you will find more pictures and one or the other info on products or techniques used. And if you can spare a sec or two, please, leave them a little love and make them happy. Thank you! ;)




made an amazing set of ATCs,
using Neon paints, pulleys and clock bits


On this one she used part of an old watch band (how inventive!)








followed her heart 




and created some yummy steampunk texture! 







was inspired by February's Valentines theme 
and created a new spread in her art journal











combined some of my favourite elements on her beautiful project:
yummy crackle, a lovely vintage photograph, stencilled texture and rusty tones
and beautiful colours 








"Industrial Tag"
is great fun and pure eye candy!



and I 




have come up with a fun tag as well...


...and maybe also my worst pun ever...lol
(To make up for this I have done a full step by step for you
over on my blog). 

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We hope to see you play along with us soon and also return on 15th February for our Top 5 and prize winners announcement for the January challenge ;) 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

SASPC Winter Special Top 5 and Prize Winners

Welcome back friends! It's time to announce the Top 5 and Prize Winners!!
You players are the heart and soul of why we do this, and it is truly my pleasure to make the announcements for our Winter Special steampunk/industrial  "Anything Goes" challenge . We had so many awesome entries!



PRIZE WINNERS!!
Our prize winners are drawn at random from all proper entries. Our generous friends at DecoArt Media, and the lovely Glenda at Boozybear provide the amazing prizes! As always, we are very thankful for their support. 



The fabulous bundle of DecoArt media goodness goes to:

#51 Maggie



and a surprise package of awesome steampunk chipboard from Boozybear goes to:

#4 Kelly Leese

Congratulations on your prize wins, and thanks so much for joining us in our challenge! Please email Claudia (vonpappe2 - her address is in the sidebar) so she can forward your shipping details to Glenda and DecoArt asap. DecoArt winners, please include a phone number.

Drumroll please!!!

Our Top 5 from our Winter Special 2018 challenge (in no particular order)













A huge thank you for participating and sharing your awesome makes and wonderful inspiration with us!! Please feel free to grab the Top 5 badge from above (or the sidebar), and display it on your blog. Congratulations!!!

MANY THANKS to everyone who entered our Winter Special 2018 challenge! It is always difficult for the DT to pick the Top 5 from all of the awesome entries. We are truly inspired by the creativity of each and every one of you. We are so happy to have all of you playing along with us at SASPC - you rock our little steampunk universe!

The January challenge is open until the end of the month, so you still have plenty of time to create and share with us. We would love to see you link up your makes and enter our challenge this month, so please join us in our steampunk/industrial mixed media challenge.

Keep the cogs and gears of creativity turning,
Hugs and happy crafting!

Maura & the SASPC team
xxx

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

SASPC New Year's (January) Challenge

Hello and welcome friends, to our little corner of the Steampunk Universe! 

Happy New Year! Frohes neues Jahr! Bonne année! 
Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku! С новым годом!

We wish you each a creative, healthy and joyous new year and appreciate you being here with us. We love having you here playing along with us in a mixed media, steampunk and industrial style! 

Let's kick off the new year with a bit of a twist:  With the holidays just past, maybe you received some crafting goodies you'd like to try out. We challenge you to use something new in this month's makes and highlight it in your post (optional).  Not only will you get to share your newest crafting items, but we will put your entry into the prize draw TWICE! It's always fun to see how we use our new holiday stash. 

Our January challenge is, as usual...
Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

We welcome all types of projects (except digitally created) and encourage everyone to join us each month, whether this is your very first make, or you are an experienced maker, and share your creations. Show us your tags, cards, canvas, Artist Trading Cards/Coins, art journal, altered objects - whatever you can imaging that fits our steampunk/industrial theme. We are in awe of your creative imaginations and use of materials, and look forward to each challenge to see where your creative muse took you. 

Many thanks to our wonderful and generous sponsors, DecoArt and Boozybear, for keeping the cogs and gears turning here at SASPC!




We have an amazing NEW prize package from DecoArt!!



At the end of each challenge, two winners are randomly selected from all proper entries (be sure to check out our posted rules), and will either get an awesome DecoArt Media prize package, or an amazing chipboard package!

And now...on to the some fantastic inspiration for you from the Design Team!




Susan

leads us into the new year with this textured, rusty banner.






altered a colour copy of a cabinet card portrait, to turn a rather staid guy into an adventurous steampunk inventor








made a birthday tag using her new stencils, die cut and paper on the background








made a rusty matchbox with plaster









wishes everyone a very happy New Year with her card, as well as a happy, healthy and successful 2019

She worked in a grunge style and used her newest Embossed Puffy Sticker from La Blanche - it's the awesome pocket watch.









while I, Maura, let my imagination loose and used some new stamps to make my tag

"Pipe Dreams"



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Thanks for stopping by our little corner of the Steampunk Universe and starting out the new year with us! We hope you will play along with us this month, and the challenge is open until the end of January. 

Pop back on the 15th of the month for the Design Team's Top 5 picks and the prize winners.

We'd love to see and hear about your new crafting goodies this month, and look forward to you starting the new year with us!

Hugs and Happy Crafting!
Maura & the SASPC Team







Saturday, December 1, 2018

SASPC Winter Special Reminder, our New DecoArt Prize Bundle and some Christmas Steampunk

Hi, servus and welcome to our reminder post for this year's winter special challenge over here at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges, dear steampunk and industrial style friends!

Our winter special challenge is already in full swing and there's still time until the end of December to play along! For more details on the challenge theme and for some inspiration from the DT, please click on the image on top of our side bar to get taken to the challenge kick off post. But there's new inspiration from the DT today as well - so maybe you should first read to the end of this post ;)
The button to enter your project to our inLinkz collection can be found at the end of this post here but also with the post from 1. November.

Our next challenge starts on January 1st and the Top5 and prize winners from the winter special challenge will be announced on January 15th. But now on to some exciting news...

I am very happy and proud to introduce to you our new amazing prize bundle from DecoArt for 2019!!!!


A collection of 9 selected DecoArt Americana premium acrylic paints and 6 premium mediums in a fantastic prize bundle about $50 worth will be our new give-away for the new year! Wow! A huge thank you to my wonderful DecoArt ladies and to DecoArt for their generosity!

And lovely Glenda from boozybear with her fantastic steampunk chipboard pieces (in a surprise package) will be with us again too of course!



So don't miss the chance to win - all you have to do is play along ;)


And if you need a little additional inspiration to get you going, here are some makes from the design team to celebrate Christmas steampunk style ;)



has created this amazing "Wishes" tag and lighted two beautiful Christmas (or Advent) candles for you.




I love that little scroll at the bottom of the tag!


I guess the clock is counting down the days until Christmas Eve... ;)






went for traditional greens and reds for Christmas...
and for some cool texture





"Circuit to the Christmas Star"
shows how beautifully steampunk and a Christmas theme
can be fused





has come up with a stunning Christmas tag
that has some amazing crackle and hints of rusty shades and wire



and I

- Claudia -

had to play with some newly bought house dies and created a little 
winter scene on a Christmas tag, using various metal paints and other glitter effect paints alongside 
a good dose of faux rust on the houses



Even the snow has been stained with rust it seems... ;)


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The team and I would like to wish you all 


and a Happy New Year!

We hope to see you play along with us again in 2019. Thank you to all our wonderfully creative and true players out there and to our generous sponsors for being part of this wonderful creative journey! You all rock and we wouldn't be here without you! Mwah! xxx

Happy holidays!

Claudia & the SASPC Team
XXX