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

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Shades of Grey, Blue and Rust - the June Challenge

Servus and welcome to the start of our new challenge for June, dear steampunk crafting friends! Claudia here to bring to you our new challenge and a bundle of awesome steampunk inspiration!

Once again we have some awesome creations in store for you as well as a slight change to our blog schedule and the introduction of our last new DT member: Laura from Laurart! Yay!
I am so happy that she accepted my invitation and said "yes" to becoming part of our wonderfully creative and relaxed team! I adore her "shabby chic steampunk" creations and especially her use of wire and crackle texture! Welcome to the team, Laura! We are so happy to have you with us!

Laura will be introduced to you in detail on June 15th - which will be the date for presenting the makes of Team B from now on. We decided to change to two teams for keeping you inspired throughout the whole month - so in the future there will be one challenge post on the 1st of each month and another on the 15th (which is also meant as a challenge reminder and new inspirational impulse).  Spotlight/s and sponsor announcement will be posted somewhere inbetween...so keep checking back from time to time to stay up to date!

For July we also have an additional surprise - so watch out for a summer special ;)


This month's challenge theme is

Shades of Grey, Blue and Rust

wich means that you can use any shades of grey, blue and rust there are...but sorts of all three must be seen with your creations. We do allow black lines from stamped images and/or words used on your makes of course. Remember: these have to be steampunk creations (at least have a light twist towards steampunk so we can count your entries in for Top3 and the prize draw) and must follow our general challenge rules (which aren't a lot - so giving them a quick read should be managable ;) .


Of course we also have a special guest designer with us this June - it's Zoja from Bo Licho Nie Spi !

For all those who don't know her artwork already, she tells us a bit about herself:

My name is Zoja, but my nickname in blogger world is LichoNieSpi. I love alterations and steampunk. Things I make are usually a little bit creepy. In my works I love using metal elements, tiny bottles, clockworks, gears, laces, insects and flowers. It is great honour to show my work in current challenge and I tried to make something special for this occasion. So, today I'd like to show alteration of a bulb and bottle cap changed into hot air balloon carrying dangerous feeling- love, which can be creative or destructive, you never know...
I hope you enjoy this. Zoja

And here comes the wonderful project Zoja created for our June challenge:

 Isn't her balloon just brilliantly beautiful? Thank you so much for sharing this awesome steampunk make with us, Zoja! xxx
If you don't know Zoja's artwork yet, I highly recommend you visit her blog


Team A have also created a lot of wonderful inspirational projects to set you on the right track and get your mojo flowing! But see for yourself (to learn more about their makes simply click their names to get to their blogs):

An altered canvas: gesso with stencil for texture, acrylique metal paint, a carboard frame, cogs, metal charms, light bulb and a beautiful rusty octopode. I finished my canvas with 2 feet. 

Most of us know the story of The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen, it is old and a bit rusty ;-)
You can see more photos and details on Shades of Grey, Blue and Rust

This self-inspirational art journal entry was created with embossed paper 'tiles' as the base, mists, Distress Inks and alcohol inks as well as a beautiful 3rd Eye light bulb chipboard and stamp set and Glossy Accents.
You can see some 'the-making-of' shots and read about the process on my blog.

For further inspiration check back on June 15th, when Team B will show their takes on this month's challenge theme!


As usual our challenge is open for the whole month and we will showcase one to two spotlights from the entries during that month and reveal the "secret" about this month's sponsor around mid-month. Enter your projects to either the 2D or 3D collection below. 

If you want to know who made it to the Top3 for our last challenge or who is the prize winner check back next Saturday to find out!

Hugs and happy crafting,
L, K, S, A, S, B & C


  1. Blue is a new one for me! This should be fun!

  2. Great color combo! Thanks DT for some great inspiring projects, so cool!

  3. Beautiful work from DT. I have recently found this blog. :-)

  4. Must get going with the challenge. Love the colour combo it's different,
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  5. What an amazing creations! Thanks for inspiration :)


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