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, June 15, 2016

June 2016 Challenge - Mid Month Reminder

Hi and servus!
Team B and I want to remind you of our actual challenge, which is an "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" one as usual.

We would love to see your steampunk or industrial themed mixed media cards, tags, journal pages, canvasses, altered objects and whatever else you can imagine and create for our challenge! And by playing along you also get the chance to be picked as one of our two random prize winners of the prizes sponsored by DecoArt Media and boozybear!

To get your creative juices flowing Team B have prepared another bundle of inspiration for you. So check out their makes (and if you take a sec to leave them a comment on their blogs you will make them very happy!):

Steampunk and Tyvek - a magical connection.
Do you know Tyvek??? 
If you want to learn more about it, 
you are at the right place!

I was inspired by the story of Captain Nemo

and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
to dive deep into the Kraken's lair!

Whirlpool swirls, lots of DecoArt paints, crusty rust, a Kraken...
and I love that Kerstin and I both played with Tyvek this month!

This Steampunk Bee Keeper bracelet started life as a lonely toilet paper roll
and through a creative mind, some leather paper, 
and plenty of paints/sprays it was transformed. 
Carpe Diem!

Well I have gone for a vintage feel this month using
Deco Art chalky paint and media paste's.

Boozy bear chipboard pieces  a la blanche stamp.

A few embellishments to complete the piece
and its completed.

I recently felt the urge to browse and get out all my long hoarded found objects and embellishments and this inspired me to create some assemblage art in a box.


If you haven't seen the makes of Team A at the start of the month, I highly recommend you take a look at those too (by clicking HERE)! 

The challenge is open until the end of the month and our Top 5 and prize winners will be announced on a Saturday shortly after the start of our two months long summer special challenge for July and August! In the meantime:

Hugs and happy steampunk craftin'!
Claudia & SASPC Team

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Our Top 5 and Prize Winners from the May 2016 Challenge

Servus and welcome to the announcement of our Top 5 and prize winners of the fab prize packs sponsored by DecoArt Media and boozybear!

Once more we had an awesome load of fantastic projects being entered to our steampunk/industrial mixed media challenge and as always we were blown away by your imagination, skills and level of artistry! You really rock and it is you - our players - who make this challenge spot the special place it is! Thank you all so much!

Choose we must - and we did. So without further ado - our Top 5 from the May challenge (in no particular order):



Well done, ladies, and huge congrats from the whole team! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge for display on your blogs:

Top5 badge


And directly on to our prize winners of which one will receive this awesome DecoArt Media bundle

and the other a surprise steampunk chipboard pack from boozybear!

And the winners are (tadaaah!):

Sandy Diller

who gets the DecoArt prize



who wins the boozybear prize pack!

Yay! Congrats, Sandy and Autumn! Please, email me your shipping addresses, so your prizes can be sent to you asap. (DecoArt prize winners, please, include your phone number as DecoArt will only ship when they have it).

As you can see I don't show the random.org images anymore, but prizes still get drawn using this site. I am sure you trust that I have picked the winners randomly without the images (and not having to screen print, edit and save the images on my computer anymore saves me a lot of time to be honest).


Our actual challenge (again an "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" themed one) has already started and if you want to enter your project to the collection, check out the makes of team A or take a look at the projects that have already been entered, click HERE. (ro simply scroll to the previous post).
The second bundle of inspiration from team B will go live on June 15th - so make sure you don't miss it! 

In the meantime:

hugs and happy steampunk crafting!

Claudia & the SASPC Team

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge - June 2016

Hello, welcome back and/or an especially warm welcome to you if you are new to our steampunk/industrial mixed media challenge blog!

It's time to start the new challenge for this month and as always it is an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

themed challenge. So all kinds of mixed media tags, cards, altered art projects, jewelry and other possible creative projects are welcome - as long as they are visually related to steampunk or industrial style. Please, make sure to check out our few rules if you are new to this place - so any disappointment with exclusions from top votes and prize draws can be avoided! It would be a shame if your beautiful project could not be considered - simply because of a little simple rule to follow while enjoying some steampunk or industrial crafting fun!

Our two generous prize sponsors,


will be glad to give away a little prize package to two randomly drawn players among all proper entries!

Team A have created a new bundle of awesome inspiration to help you embark our huffin' and puffin' steampunk mixed media train! As my lovely and talented crew always invest a lot of love and labour into their beautiful projects and some also tell a bit about the process, I would highly recommend and be very thankful if you visited their blogs too and maybe also left them a short comment to let them know you were there! To get to their blogs simply click on the teamies' names. For an enlarged view click on the images.

This 'royal' winged rusty box was created with only three colours of paints
- isn't it amazing what a little water can do? ;)

This month I have made a miniature shrine with a guardian angel...

Frame for a cameo...
modeling paste and stencil
acrylique paint and patina (DecoArt)
cameo from Boozybear
grigri with paper beads, light bulb......

Bonjour à toutes , 
Voici ma réa intitulé 
The heart to its reasons ?..

je vous est mis d'autres détails  sur mon blog .
à bientôt .....

Here is altered pocket- size mirror which I found in thrift shop. It measures 8x5 cm.


Team B will present their projects on the 15th as usual. So I hope you will come back then to check those out too. 
Our Top 5 and prize winners from the May challenge will be announced here on the challenge blog on Saturday, 11th June

In the meantime...

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team