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, September 22, 2017

Boozybear Special I

Servus, hi and welcome to a special feature we're starting today, showcasing the fantastic chipboard pieces from our lovely prize sponsor Glenda aka boozybear being used by my wonderful DT!

 We thought it was about time to give her fab steampunk chipboard pieces the attention they deserve and we will be doing so by showing steampunk/industrial style projects done by my wonderful DT - each using the same boozybear parts but in totally different projects and ways of using them so you can see how versatile these are and maybe also grab a little inspiration here and there for your own projects.

So throughout the next months you will find extra project posts over here - each done by one of my talented DT ladies and I am so happy to have the opportunity to not only show Glenda's amazing chipboard designs but also let my DT each have the stage to herself. (to make it easier for you to compare the projects I will add links to the previously posted boozybear projects to every new project post.) I find the idea thrilling to see how differently the same chipboard pieces can be approached. I hope you do too. ;)

As you all know - each month we have a prize draw among all proper entries and one lucky winner gets a surprise boozybear steampunk chipboard package. Glenda always puts together different prize bundles - so this could be just one possible "version":

Aren't these just stinkin' cool? And there are so many more to be discovered in her etsy store! (which reminds me that I just HAVE TO get me that Angler Fish!!!)
This example is also the bundle the DT received (thank you so much, Glenda! Mwah!) and used to create their projects for this special prize sponsor feature.

DT Member Kerstin 
will kick off our boozybear special today with a beautiful altered box! Enjoy!



Today I would like to share with you a project that was made with some chipboards elements from our
Sponsor 'Boozybear'.
I thought it would be interesting to show some simple embossing techniques
which are very useful for a project in industrial steampunk style.
I used a gift box from a 1 € Store as base to make a new masculine mixed media gift box.

Before and After

First embossing technique - Clockfaces
  1. use an embossing ink pad, but press the chippie not so strong on the pad, only a little bit
  2. you will reach a randomly altered effect, like a weathered look
  3. then add an embossing powder, here Burnt Copper Leaves from Emerald Creek Dare, I love this awesome marble effect

Second embossing technique - Wings
  1. start with a base coat of black gesso, let it dry
  2. embossed the whole chipboard with a gear folder through a Cuttlebug, Big Shot or whatever you have
  3. rubbed silver metallic lustre (DecoArt) over the rough enbossed surface using your fingers

some steps images

some close up's

 Hopefully you will now feel even more inspired 
to create your own project with these amazing chipboards.
I'm very excited :-)

Happy crafting!




  1. Классно! Удивительная коробка! Превосходная фактура.

  2. these are amazing!!!!! Glad to get to know Glenda better! fabulous artist.

    1. Yes, I love Glenda's designs for her chipboard pieces too. But I also like what Kerstin did with the pieces! ;) xxx

  3. Gorgeous creation!!! I love it!!!

  4. I'm loving this feature, and Kerstin, you have knocked it out of the ballpark with your fabulous box! I love Glenda's designs and you have showcased them to perfection!


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