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 15, 2015

The Ravages of Time - Mid-month Reminder

Servus and welcome to the mid- month reminder of our actual challenge "The Ravages of Time" which asks for aged and worn looking effects and designs...maybe a little (or a lot of) rust, some crackle here and there or some peeled paint or wallpaper creations? Patina, lichen, corroded metal,....well, the list is far from being complete yet but I am sure you will find your personal favourite for this theme (and hopefully enter a project to our challenge before the end of this month)!

We already had a great bunch of awesome entries and are gobsmacked by all the talent out there! And we can't get enough of it! Seeing a lot of wonderful projects entered to our challenges really is the most wonderful reward for all the love and labour that's being put into DT work, you know? So let me say a huge "THANK YOU SO MUCH!" for playing along and for creating all the amazing art you enter with our challenges!

The ladies from team B have once more risen up to this challenge and created another fab bundle of inspirational goodness for you! But before I show you their creations just let me announce this month's prize sponsor which is once again lovely Joy from Inspiration Emporium, who are giving away a generous $25 voucher for shopping with their great online store! Thank you so much, Joy!


But now on to the makes of team B! If you want to learn more about their projects just visit their blogs (by clicking their names) - and if you have a spare minute maybe leave them a comment to show them some appreciation! I am sure they will be very happy!

A challenge that is music to my ears...peeled paint and patina tinged rust was the inspiration for this weather worn creation and I loved every second of making it!


Rust, stains and peeled paint

The good old days, I remember me on the old bike of my Grandma, you hear it from afar, but it works till today,
it is something special, even though already the teeth of time has gnawed on it.


My piece is also like SanDee's inspired by Andy's work with my slant on it.
I went for the time worn look with patina's, rust  & decaying rust. 
Why not join in with us, we would love to see your take on 
this months theme.

If you like what I have created then Pop over to my blog to see
 how I made it. 

Niki @ Pawsitively Creative 

New Patina Technique

I knew I wanted to try my hand at doing a patina effect. I came up with this technique through trial and error and lots of sprays! This altered box was ravaged by paints, gesso, inks and so much more! Texture pastes played a huge part in making this Ravaged Clock!

As this tag gave me quite a hard time (by not turning out in any way I had planned at the start) I really "ravaged" it by painting it over several times, scraping on and off paints and media, soaking it with spray paints and various pastes, collaging bits onto it and tearing them off again...until I finally was content with the outcome. (*phew!)


If you haven't seen the makes of team A yet, you find them over HERE
Our challenge is open until the end of the month and you can enter up to three different projects. Each single (and proper) entry counts as a vote for the prize draw. Prize winner and top5 will be announced on a Saturday as usual - but this time on July 11th so there's enough time for the team to vote. 

You find the inlinkz collection at the bottom of this post or also with the post from the 1st of this month when we started the challenge. 

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC team


  1. Amazing creations and inspirations again!! I'll be visiting your blogs to learn something from you all talented ladies :)

  2. So many wonderful entries for this challenge! You are all so very talented. Hugz and happy crafting Steampunk Style! ~Niki


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