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

Monday, January 1, 2018

SASPC January 2018 Challenge - Part One


Servus, hi and welcome to our first challenge in 2018, dear mixed media steampunk and industrial style friends!
I hope you've all enjoyed lovely holidays and that you are - like me - looking forward to another year filled with inspiration and artful joy! I can't wait to see where 2018 will take you and your creativity ('cos in the end it is all about the creative journey, isn't it?).

So let's start with our first challenge of the year - it is - as usual - an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

themed challenge and all kinds of projects (except digitally created ones) are welcome! So show us your tags, cards, art journal pages, canvases, altered objects, drawings, paintings, sketches....whatever you're up to as long as it fits our challenge themes steampunk or industrial.

But before I share with you the makes of my wonderful ladies from Team A, I would like to thank all our players who joined in our challenges during the last year and have been constantly and truly sharing their creativity with us by doing so! Running this challenge blog is such a rewarding thing to do - you all inspire me and the team, and even if I haven't commented on your projects in person, I promise, I have seen them all and enjoyed what I saw! So, please, keep that good stuff coming! ;)

And our generous and wonderful prize sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear will be with us again! Yay! Thank you so much! xxx

Proud and happy to be

The three (!) prize winners (I have thrown a little prize into the pot myself for the winter special challenge) and Top 5 from the winter special challenge will be announced on Saturday, 13. January. Shortly after that Team B will be sharing their makes with you - on the 15th as usual. So stay tuned! The January challenge will be open until the end of this month (which means we're back to our usual schedule of monthly challenges).

But now on to the first bundle of inspirational makes for 2018! Enjoy!

has altered a wooden 3D puzzle that she fell in love with
and turned it into treasure:

It's a mechanical box and Alexa managed to alter it with the mechanics still working! 
I love how worn and weathered it looks! She has done such an amazing job using DecoArt media products and her imagination, hasn't she?

is wishing everyone a wonderful and happy new year, filled with luck and joy!
To mark the start of the new year, she has created this amazing perpetual calendar
in steampunk style! Wow!

I love the metal look and the amazing textures she has created!

found an old watercolour box at a flea market and upcycled it so beautifully!

And of course it is beautiful on the inside too:

is still in winter mood and has created a frame with a glittering deer head 
surrounded by steampunk snowflakes
("but without whites")

I love the gold and metal against the contrasting blue! 
And the glitter makes for such an eye-catcher, doesn't it?

Note to self: I should be more daring and try to use glitter too (honestly I always wrestle with glitter as I still find traces of it days after I've used it everywhere....(on my husband's face for example)....lol). But the look is always stunning (not my husband's look....the look of the projects of course). 


Well....that's a great start into the new year, isn't it? I hope to see you play along with us soon!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team


  1. Ladies, you always amaze me with your creativity! Great makes! Happy New Year!

  2. Fabulous makes! I find 3D quite daunting though, hence my "flat" offering for the challenge!


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