Monday, August 15, 2016

August 2016 Extra Steam Power with Nate


This time our talented DT member Nate has created a project to fuel your creative steampunk mojo!

Bonjour à toutes!
Hi, all!

Transformation d' un grimber en maître du temps monter sur une boite en carton , travaillé avec papiers métal et peintures DécoArt.

An altered box with the "Master of Time", covered with metal foil and painted with DecoArt products and paints.

The embossed and painted panels to cover the box with. 

Sides, box feet and clock face were painted with DecoArt Americana acrylic paints.

A look inside:

What a beautiful clock face!

And that iron gate is just the perfect addition! 

The Master of Time!

He is wearing a crown and a monocle with a flaming red lense. Quite impressive and intimidating if you ask me...(and the two birdies just add that touch of mistery to it that I love! So cool!)

When the gates of the box open, you can see the hour glass in front of the clock face. 

The sides show images of a skully lady and gentleman...

...and the back side shows the pretty couple in all its liveliness.....erm...well... ;)

I hope you enjoyed Nate's project as much as I did! It is so brilliantly made and I love all the texture and metal effects she has created! And there went such a lot of love and labour into this one! Absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing, Nate! Mwah! XXX

And thanks for stopping by, dear steampunk friends! There are still two more weeks time to join in our summer challenge! We hope to see your fantastic projects being shared with us soon!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Nate & Claudia 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Part Two of SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Summer Special 2016

Hi, dear steampunk friends, and welcome back to part two of our summer special challenge!

There were already so many fantastic entries and the team and I are very thankful and happy that you find the time to create and share a bit of steampunk goodness with us during your summer holidays! We can't wait to see what August brings!

Our summer challenge always is open for two months and this time we also accept five instead of just three entries per player. Aaaaand...there are also three prizes to give away instead of two as usual!

The fab  little DecoArt Media steampunk starter pack and two boozybear steampunk chipboard surprise packs this time!

So don't miss the chance and join in our steampunk fun. The challenge theme is as always an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial 

and we welcome any sorts of handcrafted goodness, as long as it follows the theme and our few challenge rules! So maybe - on a rainy day - check out the makes of Team B, Team A (by clicking HERE) and also our Top 5 (which can be found on our pinterest board HERE), get yourself a good dose of steampunk mojo and create away (and don't forget to enter your finished project to our inlinkz collection at the bottom of our post!).

And if you want to make someone happy - visit the blogs of our DT (by clicking on their names) to find out more about their projects and the how-to and leave them a short comment. That would be fantastic and so lovely of you!

Here are their makes for your inspiration: heading into unexplored worlds this summer

"I had a lot of fun with this one, between painting, 
my antique rusty junk and a bit of storytelling !"

...takes you with her on a dive into the fascinating underwater steampunk world.

...created a clock for you, using DecoArt media 
paints, antiquing creams and mediums. 

Here is a close up of the triple embossed clock face.

"Loving the Brilliant work that you are submitting for 
the challenges - lets see what you can do for
the summer special."

"I have altered a little notebook using DecoArt paints, black Gesso and modelling paste. stencils and - one of my alltime favourites - shrink foil! It's so much fun!"

Use your favourite steampunk rubber stamps and display them all at once - no matter what size they are! Shrink foil helps you to combine even larger images on a single project!

Use gilding pastes like paint with stencils to create words with fantastic metal sheen!

Niki is sending summer hugs and wishes to all of you! She is quite busy with real life at the moment, so she could not play along with us this time. But she will be back soon and we wish her all the best! Hugs to you and take care! xxx


So here it is - your bundle of inspiration for August! There will be some "Extra Steam Power" a little later this month - so stay tuned! We hope to see you play along with us soon! 

Hags, happy summer and happy crafting!

Claudia & the SASPC Team