Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Second July Spotlight

Hi there and "servus" from overheated Vienna! Die amelie here to bring you another spotlight on one of this month's fantastic projects that have already been entered with our  challenge.

Isn't her card awesome? I love all the layers, the lace and the browns and blue! Thank you, Caro, for entering this gorgeous project! Please, feel free to grab our spotlight button for display on your blog :)


There's still one more week left to enter a project and become eligible for the wonderful prize sponsored by Daniela Rogall

Happy crafting!

SanDee&amelie xx

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July Spotlight and Prize

Servus and hello, dear Steampunk friends and crafters!

I welcome you back to our tiny Steampunk space to show you our first spotlight of this month and to tell you about the prize we will give away to this month's randomly drawn winner. So all who enter our challenge with a project that follows the theme and the rules are eligible for this awesome gift from this month's sponsor, Daniela Rogall, owner of creavil store.

Daniela is giving away a jar of "Real Rust" and a copy of her awesome stamp magazine "Just Stamps" - awesome, isn't it?

Thank you so much, Daniela, for being our sponsor this month!

And now to our July spotlight.  I LOVE how Jenny aka Buttons used the various metals with her project and the corrugated card gear is so brilliant! For those who know how hard it is to master the very small format of an ATC it will be obvious how great she managed to create the impression of a large canvas... a stunning effect and loads of awesome texture!

Thank you, Jenny, for entering our challenge with your wonderful art! Please, feel free to grab the spotlight badge and display it with your blog.

And you, dear readers and players, be reminded: there are still (or only? I don't know ;) two more weeks left to enter our Rust challenge and thus get eligible for Daniela Rogall's great prize!

Hugs and happy Steampunk crafting!

die amelie xxx

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Top3 June Challenge "Underwater"

Finally access to blogger has been reinstalled and Sandra can join in again, so we did our voting of the Top3 for the 2D and 3D sections of our Underwater Challenge!

We were again blown away by the high quality of all the entries and in a certain way all of you are winners to us, but we promised to do Top3s so choose we must and here they come (in no particular order):

 Winners Underwater Steampunk



Our huge congrats for those truly deserved wins to all of you!!! Please, feel free to grab our badge for display on your blogs:


We are so proud and happy that you all share these loads of awesome projects with us!!! Thank you all so much!
Our current challenge "Rust" is still open until the end of the month and we are looking forward to see many awesome entries again. 

Hugs and happy crafting,


Monday, July 8, 2013

June Prize Winner

Hello and welcome back, dear Steampunk lovers friends and followers!

Claudia - die amelie here to bring you the winner of Drycha's awesome voucher for her 3rdEye store. Check it out - she has a lot of brilliant stamp designs in store for you - from Steampunk to Scrapbooking and Art Journaling as well. :)

And chooooooooose......

C'est Coutureuse!

Congratulations, Coutureuse! Please, use the "Contact" button to send me your e-mail adress, so I can forward it to Drycha. Happy shopping and stamping! :)


As Sandra is not only dealing with a nasty flu but also has some strange problems with blogger not letting her use the post forms, our communication has slowed down a, please, give us some more time to finish the votes for our Top3 for June! We will announce them as soon as possible - promise! 

See you soon and happy crafting!

die amelie x

Monday, July 1, 2013

New Challenge for July --- it´s all about "RUST"

Dear Bloggers and Friends,
well,  it looked a bit like the hot temperatures (and then maybe the terrible floodings) during the first half  of June kept a lot of you away from their workdesks, since we only got few entries for our monthly challenge then (we already wondered if we chose a theme that wasn't up to your taste at all).
But then the second half of June has shown us that you are all still with us -  THANK YOU all so much for the marvelous projects you have once more entered to our June challenge!
You can guess that it will be hard to select the TOP 3 (as usual;) - which will be anounced within a week.

So this month's challenge theme wants you to 

create a project that incorporates 


No matter how - you can use Real Rust or any of the known media that create a rust-like surface (acrylic paint techniques, embossing powders and enamels, alcohol inks, rusted objects used with your creation ....even colours with the "name" of rust...) as long as it is Steampunk you show us!
We kindly ask new visitors to check out the rules stuff (to be found at the top of the page) and pay attention to enter their projects to the right collection as we offer both: a separate 2D (for tags, cards, paintings, drawings,...) and a 3D collection (for altered objects, 3D paper crafts  and anything three-dimensional)!

For July we once more managed to get another special guest designer for our challenge - we proudly present you

Applause, applause!!!:

thank you so much, Daniela, for being our fabulous guest this month, and our generous prize sponsor too! (To learn more about the prize that Daniela is giving away to this month's winner, come back at mid month to check).

And this is what Daniela has prepared for your inspiration! So coooool, isn't it?

And this is how her guitar looked like during its making, after applying the Real Rust and some PanPastels.

For a more detailed StepxStep check out her blog.

And here's what Daniela told us about her (for the English translation, please scroll down a bit):
ich freue mich sehr in diesem Monat Gast-Designer bei SanDee und Amelie zu sein und für alle die noch nichts von mir gehört haben, möchte ich mich kurz vorstellen. Mein Name ist Daniela Rogall, Shop-Inhaberin von creavil und Herausgeberin von "Just Stamps  – einfach stempeln", dem Magazin für Stempler, Scrapper & Mixed Media Artists.

Ich gebe leidenschaftlich gerne Workshops und bin auch privat sehr aktiv, denn ich liebe den Austausch.
In diesem Monat dreht sich alles um Rost und Patina, ein Lieblingsthema von mir. Ich beschäftige mich seit Monaten sehr intensiv damit, denn dieser Effekt ist einfach genial und passt wunderbar zu Steampunk-Kreationen. Etwas zu Rosten ist in der Regel ein langwieriger Prozess, aber es gibt Mittel und Wege diese zu verkürzen oder den Effekt nach zustellen. Patina entsteht durch Ablagerungen auf Oberflächen von Metallen und kann unterschiedliche Farben haben. Das ist abhängig vom Metall. Rost ist auch eine Patina, ein Alterungseffekt, nur das Rost das Metall auf dem es sich ablagert nach und nach zerstört. Dennoch übt Rost eine ganze eignen Faszination aus und wird gerne für die Gestaltung eingesetzt. 
Für mein Beispiel habe ich Original Rust eingesetzt. Original Rust ist ein Granulat, das auf die Oberfläche gerieben wird und da es eine Eisenoxid-Basis hat, sofort den Rosteffekt darstellt. Original Rust lässt sich mit anderen Farben kombinieren, so dass Farbeffekte eingefügt werden können und der Rost-Patina-Effekt so plastischer dargestellt werden kann. 

The English translation:


I am very pleased to be here as a guest designer this month with SanDee and amelie and I want to introduce myself a bit to those who haven't heard of me yet. My name is Daniela Rogall,  I am shop owner of creavil and editor of "Just Stamps - einfach stempeln", a magazine for stampers, scrappers and Mixed Media artists.

I love to do workshops and also to communicate with creative people in private about my crafting hobbies.
This month is all about rust and patina, one of my favourites. I have been heavily into rusting for some months now, as I love this effect and it goes so well with Steampunk creations.The rusting process usually is quite time consuming, but there are means to speed this up or even imitate the look. Patina consits of deposits on metal surfaces and can appear in various colours due to the sort of metal. Rust is also patina, an ageing effect, only that rust (very slowly) destroys the metal it appears on. However rust has its very own magic and is often used for creating art. 
With my example I used "Original Rust". This is a granulate that - once applied to the surface by rubbing it on and being based on ferrous oxide - immediately becomes real rust. Original rust can be combined with other colours, so you can add colour effects and imitate intense rust patina more plastically. 

And here come the design team projects:


So without any further ado we wish you a lot of fun with creating something "rusty" and look forward to seeing your awesome entries with our challenge soon!


Enter your project to the 2D or 3D collection below :