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

Saturday, September 15, 2018

SASPC Summer Challenge Top 5 and Prize Winners

Welcome back friends! Here comes the best part of "the job", getting to announce the Top 5 and Prize Winners! You are the heart and soul of why we do this, and it is truly my pleasure to make the announcements for our Summer steampunk/industrial "Anything Goes" challenge. 
We had so many wonderfully creative entries, it really was difficult for the team to chose the Top 5, so...we are going to have a TOP 6 for our summer challenge!



Our prize winners are drawn at random from all proper entries. Our generous friends at DecoArt Media,  and the lovely Glenda at Boozybear provide the amazing prizes! As always, we are very thankful for their support. 

The fabulous bundle of DecoArt media goodness  goes to

and a surprise package of awesome steampunk chipboard from boozybear goes to

Congratulations on your prize wins, and thanks so much for joining us in our challenge! Please email Claudia (vonpappe2 - her address is in the sidebar) so she can forward your shipping details to Glenda and DecoArt asap. DecoArt winners, please include a phone number. 


Drumroll please!! 

Our Top 6! from the Summer Challenge (in no particular order)

who is definitely leaving some steampunk sparkle magic for us to enjoy

who has created an amazing rusted heart that looks super old

has created this beautiful winged piece in gorgeous colors

shares fantastic rust and gears on this make

made this cool birthday card for her dad with an awesome metallic finish

shared this rusty creative make with lots of fantastic layers

Thank you for sharing your amazing makes and wonderful inspiration with us!  Please feel free to grab the Top 5 badge from above (or the sidebar), and display it on your blog. 

MANY THANKS to everyone who entered our special Summer challenge! It is always so difficult for the DT to pick the Top 5 from all of the awesome entries, because we truly are inspired by the creativity of each and every one of you. We are so happy to have all of you playing along with us at SASPC - you rock our little steampunk universe!

The September challenge is open until the end of the month, so you still have plenty of time to create and share with us. We would love to see you link up your makes and enter our challenge this month, so please join us in our steampunk/industrial mixed media challenge! 
Keep the cogs and gears of creativity turning,
Hugs and happy crafting!
Maura & the SASPC team


Saturday, September 1, 2018

SASPC September 2018 Challenge

Namaste! Hello and welcome, friends, to our little corner of the Steampunk Universe! Maura here this month guiding us along in the airship SASPC. Go ahead and get yourself a nice hot cup of tea or coffee, or whatever you like, and settle in with us and just enjoy some great inspiration on this month's journey.

We are really happy that many of you joined us for our Summer Challenge! So many truly creative Steampunk and Industrial projects - you really inspire us! We love having you here playing along with us in a mixed media steampunk and industrial style. Once again, the design team is sharing all makes at the beginning of the month, which will give you  lots of inspiration to get started.

The September challenge is as usual...

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

We welcome all types of projects (except digitally created) and encourage everyone, from beginner to experienced to join us every month and share your creations. Show us your tag, card, canvas, art journal, altered object...whatever you can imagine that fits our steampunk/industrial theme. We truly are in awe of the imagination and creativity of you, our players, and look forward each challenge to see where your creative muse took you.

Many thanks to our wonderful and generous sponsors, DecoArt and boozybear, for keeping the gears and cogs turning here at SASPC!

At the end of each challenge, two winners are randomly selected from all proper entries (be sure to check out our posted rules) and will get either an awesome DecoArt Media prize package, or an amazing boozybear chipboard package. 

Now...enjoy the awesome makes from our wonderful team!

...has created this dapper gentleman's canvas with watercolor and images. He certainly looks like he is ready for an adventure!

...has created a rusty tin, right off of a laboratory shelf

...and filled it with tiny story books. I am really curious now about the stories inside the tin.

Claudia shares that her husband's birthday is today, and wishes her love happy birthday! (We do too!) She made him a steampunk style birthday card, using Tim's new "Foundry" 3D embossing folder (which she loves) and some DecoArt goodness (which she loves too;) to create the look of metal in all its glory. (There's a tutorial of course on her blog, as always)

She kept the design quite simple so the focus remains on the beautiful background and the quote. 
("Alles Gute" is German for "all the best")

...has let her imagination loose again and can be found somewhere in the universe, riding the back of a giant tortoise. Life is certainly an adventure when you travel at tortoise speed!

...made a mixed media cover for an new journal in an industrial style. That young man looks ready to take on the world with his confidant air.

...altered a tiny old drawer into a shadow box filled with intriguing treasures. Using the drawer handle to hang it is ingenious. 

 Thanks again for stopping by our little corner of the Steampunk Universe. We hope you will play along with us this month in our steampunk/industrial challenge which is open until the end of September. We will have two prize draws and choose the design team's Top 5, so be sure to pop back on September 15th. to check that out. 

Time to adjust your top hat and goggles and get crafting with us! 
Hugs, and happy crafting!
Maura & the SASPC Team