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, December 22, 2017

Boozybear Special - Part VII

Hi, servus and welcome to part VII of our boozybear sponsor special feature!

We thought it was about time to give Glenda - the designer and owner of the boozybear etsy shop  - and 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. ;)

*Here's the link list to previous boozybear projects done by the DT:

Boozybear Special I
Boozybear Special II
Boozybear Special III
Boozybear Special IV
Boozybear Special V
Boozybear Special VI

Today it's time for Dee to share her final make as a member on our design team.  And once again she has outdone herself! We will miss her and her amazing art and we wish her all the best for her future creative endeavours!


Hi everyone I hope you are well I have my piece using the lovely shapes that we 
were given from Boozy Bear I hope you enjoy reading how I did it as much 
as I did making the tags.

This is a photo of the shapes that were sent to me and the other members of the DT 
we were all asked to make a piece and look at all the different results.

I also used a couple of other Boozy bear pieces that I had in my stash,
they were the picture frame and i cut up a couple of the pieces 
to fit in with what i was trying to achieve.

 So above I cut the hands off with the flourishes as you will see further on.

I started with the wings i put black modelling paste through a stencil 
then used a texture comb and ran it up and down the
 wings so it gave them ridges.

I triple embossed the piece that I had cut the hands off with chunky embossing powders from Stampendous.

While still hot I pushed a cog stamp from stampendous
into the hot powder. Once cool I used Deco Art patina 
antiquing cream and left to dry. 

I prepared all three tags by using the following process.
Deco Arts Media black modelling paste was put through 
a verity of stencils. Different stencils were used on
each tag.

Once the modelling paste was dry I used black gesso followed by black 
media fluid Acrylic as it gives a different surface to the gesso.
This was followed by white then patina antiquing cream.

I embossed the clock and sprinkled some teal over to give it a patina effect. 
 Below you can see I cut the small clock off a bigger piece and 
gold embossed it.

Tag 1 was collated together and finished off with building wax
and coloured gauze.

Same for tag 2 I added a glass embellishment to the base of the tag.

Also the same for tag 3 I used the embossed clock and the photo frame
from Boozy bear the frame was painted with Deco art crackle paint and 
coloured with washes of fluid acrylic.

I hope you have all enjoyed my post and will be desperate to try these 
amazing chipboard shapes as they are so versatile and you can
 customise them if you so wish.
Cheers Dee x


A most amazing tag trio, isn't it?
Thank you so much, Dee, for being with us. I will love to follow you on your creative journey! XXX

Our winter special challenge is still open until the end of the month - so why not play along and by doing so get the chance to win one of three give-aways? 

Merry Christmas, happy new year and happy holidays!
Claudia & the SASPC Team


  1. Dee, your tags are fantastic! Love the deep rich blues and rusts and awesome steampunk designs! Wishing you the very best on your newest adventures!! Maura

  2. :) wonderful harmonious 3 tag set with great stempunk flair. Merry Christmas and a creative happy New Year 2018!

    Hugs - Senna


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