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!

SanDee&amelie&the SASPC team

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 :


  1. Wow, hier sind ja bombastische Sachen von Euch zu sehen.
    Viel Erfolg mit der Juli-Challenge

  2. Amazing projects! What fun, I'll really have to think about this one. OK, got it, now all I have to do is make it! lol....hugs

  3. Fabulous new challenge - and a brilliant set of inspirational pieces! Hope to play along this time...
    Alison xx

  4. Ein tolles Thema und tolle Werke sind hier zu sehen.


  5. Hi, I just added my entry to the 2D section. It is a book, so maybe borderline 2D-3D, so I was a bit confused. I hope it's allright. Love what you all did with your rusty pieces =).

  6. Super Thema, ich freue mich euch entdeckt zu haben. Ich bin schon seit einiger Zeit mit dem Steampunkvirus infiziert. Komme jetzt regelmäßig zur Therapie ;-)
    Viele Grüße Kerstin


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