Sunday, March 15, 2020

SanDee&amelie's February 2020 Top 5 and Prize Winners

Servus, hi and welcome to our announcement of the February Top 5 and prize winners, dear steampunk and industrial style friends!

As always I would like to thank everyone who is entering our challenges for their incredibly inspiring creativity they share with us - this is my main goal with this challenge blog; to make this an inspirational spot to go to when you are looking for some mixed media, card or tag art inspiration in steampunk or industrial style! You all really never fail to amaze the team and myself! You all rock!

Our actual March challenge is of course already in full swing and we are awaiting your entries for this one again ;) - the prizes are the same as always...which brings me to announcing the February prize winners straight away:

The fabulous DecoArt premium prize bundle

goes to

entry #6 - Craftyartista


a surprise package of beautiful steampunk chipboard pieces 
designed and sold by boozybear

goes to 

#33 - Macarena 

Congrats on your prize wins, ladies, and thanks so much for playing along! Please, contact me under my email (address see in our side bar) so I can have your prizes be sent to your places. DecoArt also need a phone number (in case of parcel tracking issues) - so, please, include that with your shipping info as well.


Now let's head straight on to presenting our 

Top 5

(as always these are presented in no particular order
and we sadly once more cannot present each make in a picture as some still 
enter our challenge via Instagram...)

wowed us with this amazing altered mobile phone case: 

gave her perpetual calendar a fantastic make over
that we all thought was pure eye-candy

mind blowingly beautiful piece of industrial style 
abstract art made it into our Top 5
which made me especially happy as this was my personal 
favourite ;)


fantastic "Mechanical Sea" layout cannot be shown 
as she entered our challenge via Instagram

and also 

amazed us (sadly via Instagram) with a brilliantly altered boot
(yes, you're reading this right - a boot). 
If you want to take a look at what they've entered
click on their names to get taken to their Instagram posts. 

Congrats on making our Top5, ladies! We loved your projects a lot and hope to see you play along with us again soon! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge for display on your blogs! xxx

As we love and think it important to shine the well deserved spotlights on ALL our Top5 projects we are asking our players to either enter our challenges via other platforms than Instagram OR to follow the instructions on how to enter a direct image of the project and add links and email manually - to make this easier I have added a short how-to to our tabs with the challenge rules and other info (right below our challenge blog header) that explains how to enter an image to an inlinkz collection directly from your image folder from your devices you're using. As Instagram do no longer allow to fetch images from their site, these cannot be displayed with our Top 5 posts. 

Thanks for your understanding! 
This challenge blog is mainly about YOU, our players, and YOUR CREATIVITY! 
So not being able to have them here in one spot for everyone to see actually makes me sad and is 
quite frustrating too. 

To get to the actual challenge and check out the design team's and players' makes so far, simply
click HERE - we hope to see you play along with us this month! 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Sunday, March 1, 2020

SanDee&amelie's March 2020 Steampunk Challenge

Hi, servus and thanks so much for stopping by and being part of our monthly challenges once again!
Claudia here this month to present to you our March challenge, which is once again an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial 

themed one.

Just before we dive into steampunk crafting fun I would like to once more address the fact that we ask all our players who enter our challenges via Instagram to upload their pictures directly to our InLinkz collection instead of giving the Instagram link. They have made some changes to their platform at the start of the year - one of which doesn't allow fetching images from their platform anymore. But as this is a challenge blog that is mainly about sharing inspiration and getting inspired by the others' projects (and only secondly about making Top5 or win two of our sponsors' generous prize bundles), being able to see these in a picture is crucial (at least from my point of view).

For all those not familiar with uploading images to Inlinkz directly from their devices and how to add a link and email address I have put up a short how-to that you can find in our tabs right below our challenge blog header.

This way we will be able to show ALL your Top 5 projects again instead of just having links and names in our  Top 5 listings! Thanks for your understanding!

Bespoken "prize bundles" are - as always - being donated by our two generous and true sponsors DecoArt and boozybear to whom the team and I would once more like to shout out a huge "THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND FOR BEING WITH US!"
As usual two prize winners will be selected at the end of the month via among all proper entries - so make sure you've checked our few rules (which you can find with the "Da Rules" tab below our blog header). The challenge is open until the end of the month and prize winners are announced on the 15th of the following month.

My wonderful design team have once more come up with awesomely inspiring projects and I always love the variety in their approaches to the steampunk or industrial theme! But let's stop talking - take a look for yourselves:

has created another stunning art journal page
filled with beautiful texture
that she calls "Moments in Time"

She has used some chipboards, stencils and paper cut outs as well as some self made casts she has done using a newly bought soft mold and an "extraordinary filling" - so check out her blog to find out more! 

has used her "favourite colours and die cut hearts alongside some moons" on a beautiful base that has an extraordinary shape - so eye-catching, isn't it? 

has come up with a journal page as well. Look at all those layers and collaged elements! I love those pops of vibrant colours here and there and that loosely done background! 

"Steampunk Illuminati"

project had her (and me) come up with many intriguing questions...
"What would Paris look like in the steampunk universe? Was the Eiffel Tower a device to collect the aether? A portal to another dimension? Could it be, the answers are all hidden in the symbols of this piece?"

Here's a close up of her project 
showing beautiful texture, patina and crackle

and I

- Claudia

went once more for some of my favourite craft parts, vintage portraits and background techniques (using DecoArt media products)
to create this plaque with three handsome "moustache gentlemen"


For more information and images, please, visit the team's blogs by clicking on their names and if you can spare a second or two, please, leave them a little love so they know their hard work is appreciated! Thank you so much!

This bundle of steampunk inspiration should get you going I guess ;)
We hope to see you play along with us this month and cannot wait what it is that you will come up with this time!

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter