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

Saturday, June 15, 2019

SASPC Top 5 and Prize Winners!


Welcome back friends! 
Here comes the best part of "the job",  getting to announce the Top 5 and Prize Winners! 
You are the heart and soul of why we do this, and it is truly my pleasure to make the announcements for our May steampunk/industrial "Anything Goes" challenge. 



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 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




 and a surprise package of awesome steampunk chipboard from boozybear goes to 



 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. 

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 Drumroll please!! 

 Our Top 5 from the May Challenge (in no particular order) 


Cathy transforms a compact into this amazing steampunk piece. What a beautiful example of up cycling! If you haven't started collecting a stash of odds and ends, this will encourage you to do that. 



Look at this beautiful octopus Magda created to guard the steampunk treasure chest! Lovely patinas and textures here, and aren't you wondering what's inside that chest?



What an amazing little world inside the lightbulb! Katya has really packed it full of detail and texture. I'm sure there's a story in here!



A gorgeous masculine card with awesome texture and color. Look closely,  there is so much to discover here!





Loving the mix of awesome rust and gears with the black and white images and lots of fun touches on this wonderful creation! 



Thank you for sharing your amazing 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 May challenge! It is always so difficult for the DT to pick the Top 5 from all of the awesome entries, because we truly are 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! 

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 The June 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! 

Look for our special summer challenge coming in July!



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

 Maura & the SASPC team
 xxx

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Sandee and Amelie's JUNE 2019 Steampunk Challenge

Hello and welcome friends, to our little corner of the Steampunk Universe!
 Maura here, wearing my  co-host top hat.  We love having you here, playing along with us in a mixed media, steampunk and industrial style!

 The entire team shares their creative makes at the beginning of each month, which will give you lots of inspiration to get started.

 Our June challenge is, as usual...  

 Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial 

 We welcome all types of projects (except digitally created) and encourage everyone, from beginner to  experienced to join us every month and share your creations. Show us your tags, cards, canvas, art journal, altered objects...whatever you can imagine that fits our theme of steampunk/industrial. We truly are in awe of the imagination and creativity of you, our players, and look forward each challenge to see where your creative muse took you!

 Many thanks to our wonderful and generous sponsors, 

DecoArt


 and boozybear



 for keeping the gears and cogs turning here at SASPC! 

 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.

 Now...on to the awesome makes from our wonderful team! 


created an awesome canvas with paint, stencils, die cut and lots of cogs. 
Let's get those cogs turning and see what happens! 





Read all about the adventures of Lily Featherduster 
and Captain Artemis Quill aboard the Flying Tophat





made an awesome book with funky sewing and wonderful vintage colors and textures. 
Don't you just want to unwrap this and look inside?








used a thick wood panel as her substrate to work on and created her version of 
an assimilated victim (obviously resistance has been futile)


She used the fabulous "eyepiece" chipboard set from boozybear and loads of DecoArt 
Metallic paints  and some of her favorite crackle media to create this highly textured piece.


A full tutorial with loads of steps and images can be found on her blog. 





...and a gorgeous mood board from Zoja, that will have all of us heading out into the night 
to see the moon and stars and dream of moonbeams.





Thanks for stopping by our little corner of the Steampunk Universe. We hope to see you playing along with us this month in our steampunk/industrial challenge which is open until the end of June.

 Remember, we will have two prize draws and choose the design team's Top 5!  
Top 5 for May and prize winners will be posted on June 15th, 
so be sure to pop back to check that out. 

 Time to put your top hat on and get crafting with us!
 Hugs, and happy crafting! 
Maura & the SASPC Team



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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

SASPC APRIL Top 5 and Prize Winners


Welcome back friends! Here comes the best part of "the job", getting to announce the Top 5 and Prize Winners! You are the heart and soul of why we do this, and it is truly my pleasure to make the announcements for our April steampunk/industrial "Anything Goes" challenge. 

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 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

#33 - Dorota


 and a surprise package of awesome steampunk chipboard from boozybear goes to 

#6 - Artintdales

 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. 

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 Drumroll please!! 
 Our Top 5 from the April Challenge (in no particular order)  




has transformed an ordinary bottle into a rusty steampunk wonder, topped by a sprinkler!



Check out all the wonderful detail in her rusty bookends, and aren't the patinas amazing?!




There is definitely a story here in Emma's circular timepiece, layered with all those awesome rusty gears!



 has taken cardboard and metal to a whole new level with this beautiful make!



There is a tiny glowing world inside Magdelena's awesome steampunked lightbulb!

 


Thank you for sharing your amazing 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 April challenge! 

It is always so difficult for the DT to pick the Top 5 from all of the awesome entries, because we truly are 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!

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 The May 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

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Sandee and Amelie's May Steampunk Challenge


Hello and welcome friends, to our little corner of the Steampunk Universe! Maura here, wearing my co-host top hat.  We love having you here, playing along with us in a mixed media, steampunk and industrial style! The entire team is sharing their creative makes at the beginning of each month which will give you lots of inspiration to get started. 

 Our May challenge is, as usual...  

 Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

  We welcome all types of projects (except digitally created) and encourage everyone, from beginner to  experienced to join us every month and share your creations. Show us your tags, cards, canvas, art journal, altered objects...whatever you can imagine that fits our theme of steampunk/industrial. We truly are in awe of the imagination and creativity of you, our players, and look forward each challenge to see where your creative muse took you! 

 Many thanks to our wonderful and generous sponsors, 

DecoArt



 and boozybear 


for keeping the gears and cogs turning here at SASPC!

 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.  Please make sure if you are posting from a  social media platform like Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest that your settings allow us to comment and see your work. 

 Now...on to the awesome makes from our wonderful team!





made a trio of tags featuring insects.
Hmm, would you rather see these critters at night, or during the day? I think they might take you by surprise at any time!







Instead of sharing her own project this month, 


is sharing some fabulously steampunked Easter Eggs that the lovely Kerstin sent her as a surprise...


along with this beautiful face with such delicate features and texture. What a wonderful surprise for Claudia!






created this wonderful tin man with his heart in a box, and gorgeously rusty gears on a tag. Is anyone else thinking of the Wizard of Oz right now?







does amazing things with cardboard, paint, die cuts and images turning them into an art square with an Artist Trading Coin!







has such a talented hand with black and white and shades of gray. 
Here is her acrylic pouring
"FLY"


with some gorgeous steampunk detail.



meanwhile, 




is looking to the past with her visions of what the steampunk world may have been like with a duo of Artist Trading Cards.



 Thanks for stopping by our little corner of the Steampunk Universe. We hope to see you playing along with us this month in our steampunk/industrial challenge which is open until the end of May. Remember, we will have two prize draws and choose the design team's Top 5! 

  Top 5 for April and prize winners will be posted on May 15th,  so be sure to pop back to check that out. 

 Time to put your top hat on and get crafting with us! 
Hugs, and happy crafting! 
Maura & the SASPC Team





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Monday, April 15, 2019

SASPC March 2019 Top 5 and Prize Winners

Hi, servus and welcome to our monthly announcement of the Top 5 and prize winners from the previous month's challenge!




As always we were blown away by your creativity and the imagination of all the projects entered! Sadly we had to exclude some makes from the Top votes and prize draws as they had no back link to our challenge blog (which is one of our few rules we have to insist in being followed).
To make your entry a proper one, - besides some other rules - it has to have a back link to our challenge blog somewhere in your write up. If it is a project entered via Instagram, it does not even have to be an active link, but it has to be there so it can be copied and pasted by someone who wants to get to our challenge blog.

Also let me remind you of our actual challenge that is live and running (until the end of the month as always) and we hope to see you play along again (or also for the very first time of course..) ;)

As usual we are giving away one prize bundle consisting of a large pack of DecoArt premium acrylic paints and media - generously donated by DecoArt - and one surprise package of delicately unique and cool steampunk chipboard pieces from lovely Glenda aka boozybear!



And a load of DecoArt premium goodness goes to 

#17 - Águeda 




while the boozybear chippies go to

#18 - Cathy 




Yay! Huge congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Please, contact me under the email address given in the side bar so I can have your goodies be sent over to your place. DecoArt prize winners, please, also add a phone number to your shipping info. Thanks so much for playing along!


Let's move on to...


The March Top 5 

- as always presented in no particular order - 

And these are:










 













and





Wow! Congrats, ladies! So well done and truly deserved! Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic makes with us! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge (either from the top of this post or from our side bar) for display on your blogs. xxx

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The actual challenge, which you can find HERE, is awaiting your entries for still two more weeks. As always the team and I can't wait to see where your imagination will take you (and us). We also hope to see you visit us again on 1st May, when we will be kicking off the May challenge. ;)

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


Monday, April 1, 2019

SanDee&amelie's April 2019 Steampunk Challenge

Hi, servus and welcome to the start of our April challenge, dear steampunk and industrial style friends!

March has seen the most fantastic entries and I am sure April will, too! The team have once more come up with some fantastic projects for your inspiration as well of course and the theme is - as always -


Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial


and makes of all kinds (except ones that are completely digital makes) are more than welcome. So show us your tags, scrapbook or art journal pages, your altered objects, crocheted goggles, paper craft projects and whatever else can be created by hand and with the use of stamps, paints, inks and all the other goodness of mixed media that is out there. ;)

The Top5 and prize winners from the March challenge will be announced on the 15th - so don't forget to visit our blog again and check if you have won or made our Top5. As always we will pick two winners (randomly among all proper entries) who will win one of the two fab prize bundles we offer (thanks to our generous sponsors DecoArt and boozybear!).

If you enter our challenge via Instagram or facebook, please, make sure your privacy settings are switched to public, so my team can see and leave a comment on your makes. Not all on my design team (and all our players) have accounts on each of these platforms and often find they cannot even see your makes (and also not comment) - which is a shame. And of course we cannot include in our Top5 or prize draws what we cannot see.

The challenge is open until the end of the month and all the other (few) challenge rules can be found at the top of our challenge blog page - right below the header.

But now on to the design team projects...which I really couldn't wait to show you as they're all fantastic (well, they always are....right?)




created a magical mixed media cover 
for an art journal book



Love the corrugated card and the deep blue 
and how it makes the golden accents pop






imagined what the control panel of an airship might look like
after years of use



Just look at this rusty goodness!





wows us with a beautiful assemblage piece
that she titled "The Open Door"






also used corrugated card on her make this time
and went for the same colour scheme as Kerstin...
but with a totally different result (though equally beautiful)







altered a sketchbook cover
and turned it into this beauty:





and I

Claudia -

created a tiny tag album
on which I combined various DecoArt paints and products,
boozybear chipboard pieces and Calico Craft Parts



You know I love to work on very small formats, but I still always am amazed myself by how much mixed media goodness can be put on these... 




If you would like to see or learn more about the projects and the how-to, simply click on the design team's names to get to their blogs. And if you take a sec to leave a short comment there, that will be much appreciated! 

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Haven't promised too much, have I?
Honestly this design team makes me so proud! And so do all the fantastic entries we get each month! You all rock!

Can't wait to see what you will surprise us with next! ;)

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC team
xxx




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