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

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

Enter your projects here:


  1. I am very happy about our new sponsor, it makes many things easier and to work with the decoart products is really a pleasure and excites again and again to new ideas, how you can see here :-)
    Wonderful ideas and inspirations as usual!!! Happy new year!

  2. Happy New Year!
    Wonderful works - so much inspiration!

  3. Frohes Neues Jahr liebes Challenge Team!
    Tolle Werke sind hier wieder zu sehen. Da freu ich mich auf ein neues Jahr
    Zusammenarbeit mit all den kreativen Menschen hier.
    Liebe Grüße

  4. Happy New Year! We will miss your wonderful works Laura but know you will be around in Blog land! Good luck on your new endeavors.

    Fantastic makes by the DT! DecoArt products are awesome sauce! ~Niki

  5. Happy New Year! Best wishes to Laura on her new adventures, have enjoyed your steampunk twist here. Congratulations on the new sponsor, that is awesome, they have so many wonderful projects, and I am looking forward to learning more from each of you. Wonderful DT inspiration to start the year, thank you for all you do!

  6. Happy New Year!

    Wonderful project inspiration by your design team! So glad I don't have to choose a favorite.

    I do love DecoArt's wonderful range of product and think they're just perfect for Steampunk!

    Happy New Year! Wishing you all a year of health, happiness, love, serenity, and prosperity along with a non-ending flow of mojo!

  7. I only have a few paints & mediums from Deco Art but I would love to test a few more! And it's a perfect match for the steampunk look. Happy New Year!

  8. Frohes neues Jahr.
    Vielen Dank für die Challenge

  9. Happy New AYear! We will miss Laura's steampunk art here and wish her the best! Great new sponsor and love the new Anything Goes; Steampunk/Industrial. Certainly hoping to be more involved this year! Awesome inspiration from the Design Team!

  10. Happy New Year to everyone! Love the new challenge, anything goes is wonderful!! I hope to take part in your challenges this year! Barbara

  11. Happy New Year! Anything goes challenge theme is perfect: I hope to have the time to play this year!

  12. A bit late, Happy New Year to you Claudia and all the team!!!! :)
    Fantastic news (exclusive sponsoring by Decoart is really exciting!) and creative works (wow!!!) for this first challenge of the year... I will try to play with you from time to time, with steampunk in mind though as you know, it is not my best and usual style...
    All my best wishes for 2016, hugs Coco xxx

  13. Thought it was time I joined you again Claudia so here I am. DecoArt!!! love it to bits so much scrummy stuff, well done Claudia in getting them to sponsor you. Good luck to Laura too. Angela x


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