Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"Raise the Curtains!" - Mid Month Reminder

Servus and welcome back to part two of our show below raised curtains!

Team B have outdone themselves as well and are happy to help you along with getting your mojo started by sharing their bundle of awesome steampunk inspiration with you today!

This month's theme 

should open a wide field for adding fabric, drawn, stamped or any other kind of curtains you can think of to your steampunk creations! Both teams - A and B - showed that there are endless possibilities for interpretation!

But before we head on to their makes I would like to once more tell our readers (and also possible new players) that with our challenges we hope to be able to simply encourage as many of you as possible to find out what industrial and technical looking elements, colours and/or surfaces "do to your art" and how to play with them as just another means for composition in colour, texture and shape.There is no level of steampunk art we do NOT want to see honestly. If you take a giant leap or just small steps - it is up to you. We want to see you in your makes in the first place!

Don't let yourself get intimidated by any definitions on what "real steampunk" might or might not be! Just follow your heart and find your very personal approach to this special style. And have fun! ;)

Our prize sponsor this month are Inspiration Emporium

who will generously give away a $25 voucher to one randomly drawn winner. So all you have to do to get eligible for this awesome prize is play along and enter up to 3 projects. Each entry counts you can double or even triple your chances! ;)

And NOW let me (finally) show you the makes of team B! 


Raise the The Curtains!

A lot of layers, Curtains made out of tissue paper & Lace

All held back with cogs. Why not join us! and play along.
Details over on my blog.

The Gentleman comes home and lays his goggles and pocket watch on the table, he looks up at his beloved's portrait knowing he will always keep her in his heart. He then turns with a light step and can not contain the glee he feels as he opens the curtains to his..............

Lab! He knows he is so close to figuring out how he will see his beloved again. 
If you would like to know more about The Gentleman and how his Lab was created feel free to stop by my blog. 

I loved making this Steampunk was such fun to make!
The actors can't wait to begin their performance...
Wait a minute!!.......Where are the actors?.........

 I just love the story and old movie of "The Wizard of Oz" - so when I read "curtains" the scene when Toto reveals the "huge and mighty Oz" (by pulling aside the green curtain) came to my mind immediately. I tried to create a canvas shadowbox showing exactly that scene with all its magic and steampunk fun!
I hope you like it too.

From an old wood frame to a new idea with 3D effect for our home decoration.
- A little sheltie dog in Steampunk dreams -

I recycled a fish tin, which was hugely inspiring. I made a shadowbox with an old fashioned public telephone as a telephone booth to call someone we love. After the call we can lower the curtain.


If you haven't seen the creations from team A also take a closer look at them over HERE! Our challenge is open until the end of the month and as usual we offer two separate collections for your 2D and 3 D projects. 
  To get to our challenge click HERE

We hope to see you join in soon!
Hugs and happy steampunk crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC team! 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

March's Top3 and Prize Winner

Servus and welcome back to today's announcement of our Top3 and the prize winner of the fab surprise package from lovely Tusia from 7 Dots Studio

We had overwhelming thirty-four entries last month - which always is the greatest "reward" for the team who work so eagerly to constantly provide you with unique inspiration and eye candy! Thanks for paying us back by entering loads of eye candy and inspiration too! ;)

Don't miss the creations of team B that will be shown with the mid month reminder post on April 15th when the curtains will be raised again for a second bundle of steampunk goodness! picked a prize winner on my behalf and it is

Yay! Congrats on your prize win, Lula! Have fun with your 7 Dots Studio goodies! Please, let me know via email (see side bar) where to send your goodies so I can forward information to Tusia asap! xxx


But let's head on to our Top3 - which definitely were very hard to pick this time (well, honestly it always is) as we loved all your entries so much (which honestly we also always do), but to choose we promised so choose we must...and we here they come:




Now that's what I call Steampunk beauty galore! Huge congrats to all our worthy winners! Please, feel free to grab the Top3 badge for display on your blogs and thank you all once more for playing along and sharing your awesome mixed media steampunk art with us!


If you haven't already checked out this month's challenge theme (which is a very fun and special one this time) you can do so over HERE. We would love to see you play along with us soon! And don't forget to pop by on April 15th to find out about this month's prize sponsor and take a close look at the makes of team B

See you soon!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC team!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Raise the Curtains! - the April Challenge

Servus and drumrolls, please, as we raise the curtains for our April challenge, which iiiiiis...

....Raise the Curtains!

This month we challenge you to create Steampunk projects in which curtains play the main role.

As usual our challenges are "anything goes" ones - as long as your projects show some Steampunk (or are at least vintage themed with a hint of Steampunk) and as long as they stick to the challenge theme (and the few challenge rules of course).

In this case your project can be anything that has to do with curtains (maybe being raised or pulled aside, revealing....well, whatever you can think of). I am sure you will once again surprise us all with your marvellous and imaginative projects!

So let's raise the curtains for the makes of Team A and fuel your mojo with some stunning creations:

I recycled an old candy container to create this shadowbox,
where a winged mannequin peeks from behind a chain curtain...
You can check out some close-ups on my blog.

This time I'll raise the curtains for a little steampunk in The Circus.
There are more details from my altered book on my blog Raise The Curtains

I used a cereal box for my shadow box, cut, glue, some masking tape and paint.
I used a paper mache mask, stamp on tissue paper, glue, distress ink, glossy
I used paper for the curtains and now...
...I have a frame
I added a tuto on my blog


"The Mesmerist"

Happy April Fools Day! 
For those of you who don't celebrate this day, it is a time to play jokes or hoaxes on others, 
and can be a lot of fun. So, imagine what could happen if the rabbit escaped from the hat, and took over the show! "Raise the Curtains" to enjoy the spectacle! 
Come over for a visit to get all the details.

After the Wedding from Mr. & Mrs. Cumberbatch this Picture went around the world and it really caught my attention. They look so deeply happy, and with this Mixed Media Project I do like to keep this moment frozen for ever and "raise the curtain on". By the way I did call this Project: ".... and they lived happily ever after!". Good Luck Sophie & Benedict ! :-) More Pictures can be found on my Blog.


Our challenge will be open until the end of the month and we offer two separate collections for either your 2D or the 3D makes, so make sure you enter your project to the according one. 
We hope to see you play with us soon! Make sure you check back on April 15th for the makes of team B (and to find out who will be our prize sponsor for this month) and also on April  11th to find out if you are among our Top3 or if you're the prize winner! 

We hope you will have loads of fun creating something for our challenge! ;)

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC team!