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, June 15, 2018

May 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

entry #25
Ginny and the Sheep

and a surprise package of awesome steampunk chipboard from boozybear


goes to

entry #18
Jolanda

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)



with her gorgeous oval canvas 
filled to the brim with loads of eye candy and rusty textures



with her wonderful altered clock with its delightful face



with his heartfelt gentleman canvas 
brimming with cogs and gears 



with her amazing altered tote bag
dressed in rich colors and design



with her fantastic built from scratch
steampunk typewriter


 Ladies and Gentlemen, 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! 

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

Maura & the SASPC team
xxx







Friday, June 1, 2018

SASPC June 2018 Challenge

Hello and welcome friends, to our little corner of the Steampunk Universe! Maura here, wearing my new co-host top hat for the first time. 

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 from now on, 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!



Brigitte

...has created an delightful steampunk style baby mini album,
that is sure to become a family treasure!
How cool is that?







"Lights in the Workshop"

...made this wonderful tag, 
using some awesome boozybear chipboard and framing it with burlap.






"Seahorse in a Frame" 

...shares her talent at piecing together found objects in the most amazing ways.





Alexa

has closed her blog for awhile (therefore no link to her blog) but will still be sharing her amazing steampunk projects with us over here on our challenge blog.
For the June challenge she has created this awesome journal spread. 


She has used several DecoArt media products and mixed media techniques to create the great background:







...made this fabulous wall hanging with cogs, added lots of intriguing embellishments and painted it with rose gold accents.








"teabag, wired"

4''x4''
teabag (with label), found objects, watch parts, rubber stamping, DecoArt media Misters, white Modeling Paste, white Crackle Paint and gloss Heavy Gel Medium
on canvas



"Can you spot the teabag with its thread and label?
It was the starting point for my mixed media canvas." 
asks Claudia







...headed to the tropics for an island vibe to her steampunk ATC.


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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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

SASPC May 2018 Challenge Mid Month Reminder plus our April Top 5 and Prize Winners

Servus and welcome back to our second round of inspirational projects for the May challenge as well as to the announcement of our April Top 5 and prize winners!



This is the last time that we're presenting the team's makes in two parts. From next month on you will get the full dose of inspiration from the design team at the verystart of the monthly challenge on the 1st, which will be followed by the announcement of our Top5 and prize winners on the 15th. Next month's challenge will be hosted by lovely Maura, who has so willingly and lovingly jumped in to help me with running the challenge blog from now on! Those who already know Maura, know that you will be in good hands with her.

This month's challenge theme is - as always - an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

and we only ask that you only enter Steampunk and Industrial themed makes to our challenges or our facebook group and follow our really few and simple rules when playing along so we can consider you for our top votes and prize draws! I have also added information on entering a facebook link to our challenge link up collection to the rules as the team and I have been repeatedly experiencing issues with not being able to see projects (and therefor also not being able to comment on them) because of facebook privacy settings. Sadly of course these makes can also not be included with the votes and prize draws (as we can simply not see them). So IF you want to play along and enter your make to the inlinkz collection from your facebook account, make sure we can see what you have entered without having to be friends on facebook! Thank you!



Let's start with prize winners this time. 

As always DecoArt media and lovely Glenda from boozybear will give away a prize to our two monthly winners that I draw randomly from all proper entries. 

And this fab bundle of DecoArt media goodness 



goes to

entry #25
Agnes Kieler


and a surprise package of awesome steampunk chipboards from boozybear




goes to 

entry #20
eMKa



Congrats on your prize wins, ladies, and thanks so much for playing along! Please, email me under the address given in the side bar so I can forward your shipping details to Glenda and DecoArt asap. DecoArt prize winners, please, also provide a phone number.

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Next up the makes of Team B!





has created a special "Lady Light"
using boozybear chipboard wings, DecoArt products and loads of imagination!










made this fantastic trio of ATCs
that she calls
"Children of the Gear"

(love the title...and the ATCs, of course!)









"Petrified Kraken"
on another of her beautiful altered bottles
amazes with fantastic texture
and once more a beautifully aged and worn look
I wonder what it was that scared the poor kraken so much...




and I 

have once more chosen to play on the small format of an ATC
(I am always amazed by how much media and effects can be used and shown on a project so small of size). The new DecoArt pouring medium has found its way onto my ATC as well as some of my old favourites like Metallic Lustre, Antiquing Creams and Crackle Paste. 





By clicking on the teamies' names you get taken to their blogs to find out more about the projects (like products and techniques used or steps images so you can create your own interpretations). If you take a second to leave them a short comment you will make them very happy. Thank you so much!

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And last but not least - our Top 5 from the April challenge!

(in no particular order)



with her lovely 
Air Balloon Lamp







with this amazing tag
in her very unique style






and her awesome "Gorgoneion Assemblage" mirror









These are just amazing makes, ladies! Thank you so much for sharing them with us and for the fantastic inspiration! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge from the top of this post (or the side bar) for display on your blogs! 

A huge THANK YOU to all the other players too - we always love ALL the fantastic projects you enter to our challenges so constantly (and almost always there are so many who are really hot on the Top 5s' heels so we could easily do a Top 32 post if that made sense....)! It is EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU and your creativity who make this creative spot the special place it is! XXX

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The current challenge is open until the end of the month - so still enough time to play along. The team and I would love to see your makes entered to the collection and have you join in our steampunk mixed media sharing fun!


Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx




Tuesday, May 1, 2018

New Challenge, New Host, New Projects - SASPC's May 2018 Challenge

Hi, servus and welcome to a special challenge kick off post today!
There are some changes at the moment that I want you to know about, before we head on to this month's challenge.

First of all, we have to sadly say Good-bye to lovely Nate, who is leaving the DT due to (only wonderful) changes in her private life and the team and I would like to say a huge THANK YOU for being with us on this journey and also wish her the very best for her future endeavours.

Secondly, I would like to introduce my new challenge co-host for the future; lovely Maura from Maura's Musings. As I found I need to spend less time sitting at my computer (and sitting in general because I need to get moving again due to health reasons), I called out for some assistance and she was there to help in the wink of an eye!


Here's what she tells us about herself:

I've joyously jumped to the right side of my brain and love playing with color. It all started when I was a kid sitting under the tree in the backyard drawing, but now my muse inspires me to work in mixed media and steampunk. I especially like to use my imagination when creating my art and am often inspired by books I’ve read or places I’ve traveled.  I enjoy life with my family in the Adirondack region of New York, and am blessed with a beautiful view of the mountains outside of my studio area (a corner of our living room). Travel, gardening and reading make me a happy camper, and I am still fascinated by clouds and rocks from my years of teaching earth science.

Please, welcome her as our new challenge host! I am so happy to have her by my side! We will be alternately hosting the challenges for each month from now on and I am looking forward to her making things hum over here!

With one woman down for Team A's projects, there are only three inspirational projects today, but we will change that too with June and post all projects on the 1st of the month and only announce our Top5 and prize winners on the 15th. This way the Top5 and DT projects will also stand alone and not be rivaling in the future - so they all will get the visibility they truly deserve ;)


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Our May Challenge - it is once more an 

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

and open until the end of the month. 

Same rules as usual apply and if you return on the 15th there will be more inspiration by the DT and the announcement of our April Top 5 and prize winners! 


is finally kicking off our May challenge
with this wonderful
Steampunk Shrine




She has combined found objects in the most beautiful way
and created some awesome texture on the shrine!





has once more outdone herself as well
and created this amazing "old industrial mini plant board"
using DecoArt products and some cool embellishments.





Zoja

embellished and painted an artist palette
and turned it into this beautiful piece of altered art:

 




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Our challenge is open until the end of the month! By playing along you get the chance to win one of our two fab prizes generously donated by our sponsors DecoArt media



and 




Just make sure you follow our few challenge rules (see top of the page) to get included with our prize draws! Maybe you will even make it to our Top5! 

Hope to see you play along soon
and as always
hugs and happy crafting!

Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx







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