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

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Extra Steam Power - Kerstin's "Magic Powerworld"

Servus and welcome to another ESP share today! 
And this one is a special pleasure for me to announce as it is not only about the project but also my friend Kerstin's being published in the "Just Steampunk" magazine! Now isn't that just awesome, fantastic and soooo deserved?!!
I always find the detail and story-telling quality of Kerstin's projects utterly enchanting and amazing! Each time looking at her steampunk (and other art journal or scrapbook) projects feels like opening up a new page to a new story! 
Only few artists have this talent to tell stories with their makes and create drama or magic like Kerstin does so beautifully...so I hope you will take some time to take a close look at her beautiful pages...and leave our place inspired and ready to enjoy some steampunk crafting over the weekend!
Claudia xxx
 today a picture inspiration to my favourite theme
- Magic Steampunk -
it's an Art Journal spread
in mixed media style 
and yes :-) it was published in Just Steampunk!!
I'm so happy, proud and thankful!!

Inventive genius and adventurous romance are 
what makes Steampunk so very special and exciting to me. 


Create your own world 

if you have any questions how I do this , then please ask me!
more detail photos on my blog
 Be inspired by this paradox and magical world too!
More ideas and inspirations you can also see

 SASPC Open Studio Facebook Group

Happy weekend!

Also make sure you check out our actual challenge and the prize pack that can be won! There is still time until the end of the month to enter a project!  

Hugs and happy crafting,

Friday, January 15, 2016

Our January Challenge - Part Two

Servus and welcome back to part two of our January challenge which is - as will be all our challenges from now on - an

"Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial"

With the start of the new year we have decided to not narrow down your steampunk and industrial creativity by any themes so you can enter our challenges more easily and just "follow your where your steampunk mixed media hearts go".

We also have said our huge THANKS and farewells to all of our fab 2015 sponsors and welcomed our new and only sponsor from now on: DecoArt Media! Yay! They generously offered that I put together a small "Steampunk Starter Pack" (as I call it) to give away each month to one randomly drawn winner (chosen among all proper entries). Now isn't that great news?! Welcome and thank you so much, DecoArt, for being with us! This really means a lot to me and my team!


And this is the prize bundle I have chosen - most of the products are my personal go-to media from their range and I love to create highly textural and colourful industrial and steampunk projects with them! I hope you will love them too!

And now to the makes of team B, who have not only followed their steampunk hearts but also are showcasing some of DecoArt's products so you can learn a bit more about them (by visiting their blogs). Get to their blogs by clicking their names (and don't forget to pay them back for their efforts with a short comment - I am sure this will make them very happy ;)

I am showcasing many DecoArt Media products but the real kicker is an Andy Skinner technique. Not only does DecoArt have awesome products, but they give you a tutorial about using the products as well. More info about this tutorial can be found on my blog. Carpe Diem!

Happy New year to everyone hope you had a good Christmas
and are ready to play along with us and have the chance to
win our Amazing Deco Art goodie's.
This was made using the Deco art Media line acrylics and
mediums/pastes & Tando products.

You can see a short step by step on my blog where you can see how
I have used Deco Art Media to create all these different effects.

Cheers Dee X


 My new doorhanger - Danger of creative explosion - with interchangeable tags
and fabulous products from our new sponsor

more details and a short tutorial you can find on my blog :-)


I am showcasing some of my favourite go-to mediums from DecoArt's wonderful and wide range of mixed media with this "urban fairy" steampunk panel. 

Check by my blog and the blogs of my teamies to learn more about all the media used and the how-to!


If you haven't checked out the projects of team A, I highly recommend you do by clicking HERE

Our challenge is as always open until the end of the month and our Top5 and prize winner will be announced about a week after the end of the challenge. So make sure you come back for that - and also for some occasional ESP inspiration! *wink

Also take a look at the wonderful projects that have already been entered to the challenge and share some mixed media excitement ;)

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC team

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Prize Winner and Top 5 from our Winter Special Challenge

Hello, servus and welcome back to today's announcement of our Top 5 and prize winners from our Steampunk/Industrial Winter Special Challenge!

We had - once more - an awesome bunch of amazing entries and we want to say a special "Thanks!" to all who took the time inbetween Christmas preparations to play along and share their fantastic steampunk and industrial art with us!

Two of our great 2015 sponsors 

Highly recommended:

were generously giving away some vouchers to spend at their online shops and these go to:

 which are Wendy from Wendy's Art and Craft Journal, who wins a voucher to shop with LaBlanche, and Senna from "be creative", who wins the Retro Kraft Shop voucher. Congratulations, ladies, and thank you so much for playing along. Please, contact me via email (email address is to be found in our side bar) so we can have your voucher codes be sent to you as soon as possible! Happy shopping!

And now on to our Top5 who were - as always - really hard to narrow down. But votes were done and a lot were really close up, but these five talented ladies made it to our top this time - so, please, give them a great round of applause!

with her awesome steampunk goggles

who made this great canvas

who entered this stunning steampunk phone

with her magical little steampunk trailer


who shared her fab canvas trio with us


Well done, ladies! We hope you will be playing along with us again soon! Please, feel free to grab the Top5 badge for display on your blogs.


Our actual challenge, which is an "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" (as will be all our challenges from now on), is already open and awaits your mixed media, stamped, drawn, painted, crafted steampunk and industrial style entries! Don't miss the chance to win the fab DecoArt Media prize pack that the lovely DecoArt ladies and I have put together for you!!! 

There is still time until the end of the month to enter up to three projects to our challenge and thus get eligible! (please, make sure you check the (few) rules though so your entries are valid). 

Also make sure you come back to check out the makes of Team B on January 15th

See you then! 
Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year, New Challenge, New Ways, New Sponsor! Happy 2016!!!

"Out with the old, in with the new: may you be happy the whole year through. Happy New Year!"

"Prosit, Neujahr!"

as we love to wish each other here in Vienna!

The SASPC team and I hope you have all had the most wonderful Christmas holidays and New Year's celebrations and wish you all the best for 2016!

We also wish Laura from Laurart, who is leaving the team (gladly for good reasons only!), all the best for her future creative endeavours and want to say "thank you for being with us and sharing your awesome Steampunk art! Working alongside you has been a great pleasure and we hope you won't stop creating steampunk art in the future!"

And I hope no one thinks it was her (besides the old year in general) I was talking about when saying "Out with the old"...!!! (Sorry, Laura! ;) I was talking about our sponsors who have been with us for the last year(s) and helped make this place what it is now. (thank you all so much for supporting our little creative spot!!!) We are saying our good-bye to them because today I have the great pleasure to announce that we are having a brand new sponsor who will also be our one and only prize sponsor from now on - please, welcome

who will be giving away a small steampunk prize package filled with some of their fantastic DecoArt Media goodness to one of our players (who will be picked randomly among the proper entries) every month!

Isn't that fantastic?! 2016 will be so grand (thanks to the lovely ladies from DecoArt saying "yes" to my sponsor request)! Yessss! Thank you so much for being with us!!

The prize bundle has been chosen by humble me (as you might already have guessed by looking at the colour tones) and I hope you like what I have put together for you: it should be a great little bundle of DecoArt Media to get you started on creating various rust and metal effects, worn surfaces and delicious bling as well.

To introduce our new sponsor's fabulous mixed media range accordingly, the DT are all shining a little spotlight on one particular product of their choice. So I recommend you visit their blogs to learn more about them (and the other DecoArt products they have used with their projects)!

Oh, and before I forget: our challenges will all be

"Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial"

from now on.

Without your creativity being narrowed down by a theme or twist we hope to provide you with everything you need to let your imagination run wild and find YOUR way of creating steampunk and/or industrial mixed media art and share it with all of us!

Of course there are still some rules to follow...but only a few - so if you haven't checked them by now I would ask you to do so to make sure you enter a proper project and post to our challenges (as it would be a shame if we had to exclude someone from prize draws or top votes)!

And now - finally - to the projects of Team A. Here we go!

Canvas for 2016
Happy New Year !

DecoArt media used:

tuto on my blog



Je viens par ma boite à musique vous présenter mes meilleurs vœux pour cette nouvelle année qu' elle vous apporte joie , gaieté ,bonheur et santé et pleins de belles inspirations scrap ...

Vous découvrirais tous les moindres détails sur mon blog le scrap de nate de cette boite à musique qui diffuse une douce mélodie de part son mécanisme .


I made calendar cover with nautical steampunk mood.

I used several DecoArt products, but most beloved and preferred were here metallic lustre paints.

More details on my blog


Crackle water effect, anyone? :) Here's a little sneak peak of what you can achieve with a little DecoArt Crackle Glaze and white Antiquing Medium.
Check out the whole art journal page and more on the technique on my blog.


This is a printed photo, and I have used DecoArt media Fluid Acrylics Raw Umber and Quinacridone Gold with Matte Medium to make it look aged and very old.
See how do it and more details on my blog.

Our challenge will (as usual) be open until the end of the month and our Top5 and prize winner will be announced about a week after the challenge has closed. There will be more inspiration from Team B on the 15th of the month - so make sure you don't miss it!

We also have a facebook group where we all share steampunk related art, questions, inspiration and thoughts - "SASPC Open Studio" - which I would like to invite you to join.

We can't wait to see the steampunk projects with which you will be starting off the new year!!!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC Team

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