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

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Challenge - "Heavy Metal"

Servus and welcome back to the announcement of this month's challenge theme! I hope you had fun with our "Favourite Technique Goes Steampunk" challenge from last month and will have as much fun while creating something for the new challenge which is

Heavy Metal

As usual there is room for your own interpretation. You can use a lot of metal on your project, make metal the main focus of your make, create some faux metal surfaces or even have something musically ("Heavy Metal") related as the topic of your make...you are free to choose any media, format and technique as long as your makes are Steampunk, are mainly handmade and follow the general challenge rules of our blog.


Thank you so much for all the fab entries for the last challenge. Please, check back next Saturday to find out whom the team will have chosen for Top3 and who has been drawn as the prize package winner (sponsored by 3rdEye)

The team has really come up with a lot of heav(enl)y metal for your inspiration! 

As always we also have a wonderful guest designer with us this month who shows us her version of "Heavy Metal": lovely Barbara Washington from Magic Delights!

My name is Barbara Washington. I live in the wonderful city of Chicago, Illinois with my two wonderful daughters, my 7 year old grandson, 3 year old granddaughter, and four cats. I am a retired college librarian. My love for all kinds of crafting started when I was a young child and has continued throughout my life. My passion for the last 15 years has been stamping, card making and other forms of paper art, and I like to dabble in mixed media. My blog is at http://www.magicdelights.blogspot.com/  I invite you to visit me there.

 I was so honored to be asked to be the May  guest designer at here at SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge Blog. I think that steampunk challenges are so much fun and the art I have seen here is awesome.
 Barbara has created an awesome Steampunk lantern for our "Heavy Metal" challenge and your inspiration:

I am sure it looks so cool when being lit from the inside! But that's not all! She also made this awesome Steampunk card with a lot of marvellous texture and metal foil:

See? The possibilities are almost endless! 

Thank you so much, Barbara, for being with us this month! xoxo
And now - finally - on to the DT makes! 

Please, welcome our new member Kerstin from "Scrapbook Dreams" to our creative Steampunk spot!
Hi, my name is Kerstin aka "Vintagelady" and I have been creating for many years now, always in search for new techniques and yet unexplored territory in craftland. With Steampunk I have found "my" perfect genre - as it combines nostalgia, vintage and the idea of using future technology in a  brave new world! 

Inventive genius and adventurous romance are what makes Steampunk so very special and exciting to me. Be inspired by this paradox and magical world too!


Yay! We are so glad to have you with us now, Kerstin! xoxo
So we start the DT show with the make of our "newbie" today:

For her first project as a new DT member, Kerstin altered a box and put her lovely "thoughtful lady" at the center of her incredibly beautiful steampunk creation!


Brigitte made a Haute Couture Metal Barbie dress! Even the handbag is selfmade! Wow! What a gorgeous creation! Please, Barbie, turn around once again and show us your dress! ;)

For this month I made ​​a wall hanger in Heavy Metal. When I first found The Steampunk Universe, I was hit in the heart and have kept Steampunk close ever since. You can see more photos and details on Heavy Metal.

Agnieszka aka Meresanth

Meet Heavy Metal - my new pet dragon. :) He started off naked as a papier-mache figurine and I dressed him up in some aluminium foil and gears and covered with metallic paints. I also gave him a mane (weird in the case of a dragon, I know :) ) made from gel medium mixed with glass filler. You can see more photos on my blog.

Inspired by old tin-types I created a tag from an aluminium sheet I covered with acrylic colour washes of greys and browns to give it that aged look. The background was stamped using a Darkroom Door image and the gentleman and handle are from a Wendy Vecchi stamp set I recently won. Except the piece of lace and the ribbon at the bottom of my tag everything else is metal.


Thank you so much for reading this far! We hope you found a lot of inspiration for your own makes!
As usual our challenge is open for the whole month and we would love to have you join in the fun!
Find the 2D and 3D collections to enter your projects to at the bottom of this post!
Hugs and happy crafting,

K,B,S,A,S &C

Enter your projects here:


  1. wow - das sind super schöne Inspirationen - diesen Monat bin ich auch wieder dabei ;o) Liebe Grüße, Dagmar

  2. Awesome projects!! I am in awe! Barbara, you made such a cool "lamp". Love all the projects, but I must say heavy metal Barbie, now that is just right!! Welcome new DT Kerstin

  3. Great challenge idea. Love the DT projects, will have to get my thinking cap on Lol!
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  4. Amazingly creative work by the DT. thanks for another fab challenge. xxD

  5. At least once per year I have to play with you :)
    Great DT pieces, thanks for inspiration!

  6. WOW!! These are all so fabulous!! :)

  7. Wonderful pieces by the design team!


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