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, June 1, 2015

"The Ravages of Time" - the June Challenge

Servus and welcome back to our little creative spot where we try to offer you some inspirational challenges with a Steampunk/Vintage twist!

If you are into mixed media, tag or card making, art journaling, painting, stamping or crafting in general or altering objects....if you love adding a slight industrial and/or vintage feel to your makes and love everything that has to do with gears, cogs and other mechanical stuff...this is the place for you and the challenge to join in! ;)

The challenge theme we have chosen for this month is

"The Ravages of Time".

Thinking of peeling wallpapers, rust in all its glorious forms of appearance, peeled paint, crackle, patina, weathered wood,....show us your interpretation of this theme and enter up to three projects... and by doing so get eligible for a lovely prize from one of our generous sponsors (each proper entry counts as one vote). The sponsor for this month will be announced alongside presenting the makes of team B on June 15th.

The prize winner and Top 3 to 5 from our May challenge will be announced on Saturday, 6th June. So make sure you come back and check if you are one of them!

But now on to the makes of team A, who have once more outdone themselves on providing you with wonderful projects to fuel your inspiration! For more details, please, visit my lovely teamies' blogs (for enlarged view click on the images).

"Sentimental tRUST"
 is an assemblage made with crackle, patina and rust.
More details on my blog

I have photographed my old company stamps as I found at a flea market.
And I think they should be used on a large manilatag.
See more on my blog


Look closely - it's not a tag! 
It's an old wall, where underneath peeling wallpaper
secret blueprints of a mad scientist are hidden! ;)

What could show "The Ravages of Time" better than time itself. That is why I created a clock. I loved to play with this Mixed Media technique and DecoArt Products - so much fun and just amazing Products. By the way I got inspired by Andy Skinner. Really hope you like it. More details and a step by step of my Project can be found on my Blog.

A shadow box : Artist's studio
Timeworn techniques for the frame, vintage paint tube, paint brush, small cup...
The portrait on peeled and crackle cardstock is just an image
with embellishments
more on my blog

I needed to make birthday cards for my adult sons, and I thought as another year passes in their life journeys, maybe they are feeling the "ravages of time". Details are posted on my blog.


I hope you are as gobsmacked by my teamies' creations as I am! They really put such a lot of imagination and effort into their makes (which makes me the proudest challenge blog owner you can imagine). 

The challenge is open until the end of the month (please remember our blog has Central European Time!) and we are looking forward to seeing your timeworn and "ravaged" creations soon! 

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC Team




  1. Love them all! They take you back to years gone by with such interesting outcomes, in a very timely manner!

  2. Fabulous and varied inspiration from the DT, great theme too! Ruth x

  3. A set of fabulous creations by everyone!!! Love them all too, each one illustrates perfectly the ravages of time in a unique way... :) I would be pleased to join in your challenge for the first time if you accept me with a card just done! :D Otherwise it will be for another time.. Coco x

    1. Please, go ahead and join in and share your card with us, Coco! I am sure it will fit perfectly! ;) xx

  4. Thank you very much Claudia!! xx

  5. Wonderful samples from the DT-Ladies.
    Thank you for the challenge

  6. Amazing work by the DT, I'm always so impressed!! Last month my project wasn't steampunk enough to qualify, but I think I hit the mark better this month (I hope). Still learning, but I do enjoy the challenge!! hugs :)

  7. I'm so excited to find out about your challenge blog via Pamellia and Niki. I am delighted to see the great inspiration from the Design Team, and will make time to get around to "meet" you all. This is my first real steampunk design/project, so I am super excited to get to play along!

  8. Fabulous inspirations!!
    For the first time, I've entered my project here, hope it qualifies :)


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