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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Our Great Holiday Summer Special Challenge 2015!

Yay! Finally it's time to introduce this year's summer special challenge to you!

Thank you to all who counted down the days with us on our new facebook group and to all who already joined in and have been sharing steampunk, vintage and industrial goodness with us over there! We hope that with your help we will be able to make this group a spot where you will always find additional inspiration and a place to share all your questions, ideas and thoughts about steampunk and steampunk art!

Our summer special challenge is a bit different from our usual challenges (erm...which is what makes it special I guess....lol) : you will have two months time to join in and create and enter (up to three) projects and we offer three prizes from our generous, wonderful sponsors instead of just one!!  (these will as always be drawn randomly among all proper entries).

We decided to play another round of  


 for this challenge and here's the grid you are to choose from:

(click on image for larger view)

You are meant to create a project using at least three ingredients from one line (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) of the grid. How you interpret the ingredients individually (if there is some room for interpretation) is up to you - but we need to know which line you have chosen - so, please, make sure that you include that particular information with your posts on your blogs!

You can of course include additional ingredients from the grid and also any other media you would like to use! And of course our challenge is once more an "anything goes" as long as your makes are steampunk, vintage or industrial and you choose correctly from the grid!


And now let me proudly present our fab sponsors, who are giving away one voucher each for shopping with their wonderful online shops:




Thank you so much, Iris, Klara and Agnieszka, for being with us and donating such generous prizes! It's because of you (and our wonderful players of course) that this little steampunk spot is so wonderful and very special! Mwah! XXX


And what would the start of a new challenge be without the projects of my most wonderful DT?!!!

So here they are - and, please, throughout those two months maybe take some seconds and leave them some love and comments on their blogs so they know that their effort is seen and liked! I am sure you will make them very happy by doing so (well, who doesn't love getting comments, right?) and it is their only reward for the loads of love and labour they always put into their creations that are meant to inspire you! 

line used: Words / Metal / Fabric 

Claudia recently came to stay with me and taught me some wonderful paint 
techniques. I really enjoyed using them on this 'very unlike me' grungy frame. 
Along with some beautiful watch gears we found on Portebello Road and
 some gorgeous text paper Claudia kindly gave me, this whole creation carries 
some very special memories and will be very treasured


line used: Top hat / metal / rust

altered match box
embossed, rust, an image, a button, 2 light bulbs
some metal wire
et voilà.......
more on my blog 


Bonjour a toutes ,
voici ma réa "les  abîmes de l' océan "
j' ai utilisée:  craquelure, 3 éléments, tissu, rouille, fond océan +métal
Hi, all! 
Here's my project "Ocean Derelicts"
I have used the lines: crackle, trio, fabric
plus deep sea, metal and rust

d'autres photos en détails seront présenter sur mon blog  lors du challenge de juillet .


line used: the deep sea / metal (paint) / crackle 

The deep sea is not only my son's favourite nature theme but also one of mine. Thinking of Captain Nemo, Moby Dick, fascinating animals like the Giant Squid or the Coelacanth, black smokers, sunken ships and the fact that the surface of Mars has been explored in more detail than our oceans....maybe my aquanaut is just about to discover a new species???

At first I set out to use our tic tac toe board as a sketch and make a mixed media canvas using all the different elements in all the appropriate places. You'll probably notice, though, that the project evolved and not everything ended up where it should be, lol! No rust and no top hat/corset, but everything else is here, I promise! :) Check out some close ups and technique explanations on my blog

My inspiration were the adventure stories from Jules Verne ( the godfather ;-) of Steampunk)
May I introduce Captain Nemo and the fascination of the world under the sea.
I used the vertical line from our great Mood board
Words, Stencils & Deep Sea!

line used: Words - Metal - Fabric
Here in Copenhagen we miss all the good weather this summer!
Therefore, there is "summer time" in everyone's thoughts..
See more details on my blog
line used: Top Hat - Metal - Rust

I just had to do a Mini Steampunk Top hat! I love making these hats and this challenge provided the perfect opportunity. I used metal foil tape and alcohol inks for this creation, among other supplies. Feel free to pop by my blog to see more. Carpe Diem! ~Niki

Hi everyone its time to play tic tac toe you have a whole two months to play
along with us. My creation is Words/ Stencils /The sea with a
few others thrown in for good measure.

As always it just developed/designed itself if you would like to see more
pop over to my blog.
Cheers Dee x

My inspiration were two lines:
deep sea/rust/leather and top hat/metal/rust.

I created steampunk belt, with ornaments, bottle holder, medallion (skeleton has top hat) and handy bag. Rivets are rusty and most of metal elements have turquoise patina (which reminds me of salty water, and sea)
If you want to see more details, drop in my blog.


As you may have already noticed there's a new face on our DT - Nate, from Le scrap de nate, who takes the place of wonderful Maura, whom we sadly have to say good-bye to (but gladly for some very happy reasons). We wish you all the best and lots of joy and fun for your new endeavours, Maura, and we were so happy to have you with us!!!! XXX

And bien-venue, Nate! It's great to have you with us and I am sure having another French girl with us makes a wonderful addition to our international team! ;) xxx


Below's the link-up to enter your projects to! And don't forget: this summer special challenge is open until the end of August - so there are two months time to join in and get eligible for one of the three prizes or our Top5 this time! Yay!

  We wish you happy summer holidays with loads of fun, sunshine, laughter and relaxation (and with some steampunk crafting fun too of course *wink)!!!!

Claudia & the SASPC-Team


  1. Excellent travail à toutes et contente pour mon amie Nate qui rentre dans votre DT vous
    avez fait un très bond choix.

  2. Simply wow, wow, WOW!!!!! ALL your creations today are totally AMAZING ladies, en français j'adore c'est magnifique, un vrai plaisir pour les yeux merci et BRAVO!!!
    I will try to have a look in details on the blogs too.. But I have never not much time for that, however I know well how it is well worth receiving comments when we do so beautiful works to inspire everyone, Thanks. Bises, Coco xx

  3. I forgot to say a warm welcome to Nate!! :) Encore bravo à toi Nate, tu vas faire des merveilles dans cette équipe très talentueuse. Bises

  4. Absolutely amazing inspiration from you all!

  5. Oh my gosh!!!!! I was soooo curious and certainly counted the days... And what awaited me was this bouquet of such faceted pieces of art. This is really a great source for inspiration and each of the DT's pieces gives stimulus and ideas! I REALLY wish to play along... Hopefully I find the time!!! Thanks to the DT and the Sponsors for this great and very special event! Greetings to all of you!

  6. Stunning creations by DT..wow! I am amazed... totally inspiring for me.

  7. Wow, such wonderful creativity from the DT...fabulous! Love this idea and really hope to join in! Ruth x

  8. Awesome, over the top creations DT! Love all the imaginative play with the tic tac toe idea, can't wait to start working on a project for this. Welcome Nate, wonderful debut project!

  9. Incredible inspiration from the DT! I am in awe!! xxSAMxx

  10. Welcome, Nate! Wow, you ladies sure have set the bar high for this wonderful challenge! I can't wait to get some time to visit each of your blogs and see these beauties up close! Really hope I will get to participate this time! Hugs!

  11. Hi new follower. Great projects from the DT.
    Rose x

  12. Brilliant challenge and love all the DT projects, very inspiring.
    It's time I joined in again so must get my thinking cap (or top hat) on!
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  13. I love this challenge. The inspiration is overwhelming from everyone. Val :)

  14. Great challenge. Gorgeous samples from your very talented team.


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