Hello, Maura here! Welcome to our grand finale challenge at Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges!
It is a bittersweet moment as we come to the final chapter in our challenge...the story began in 2013, and is coming to a close 9 years later. It has been an amazing journey with all of you, our players, and we are so grateful to each and every one of you! Many, many thanks for the wonderful and inspiring makes from our fabulous team over these many years! Together, players and team, we have shared hundreds of steampunk/industrial projects to kindle inspiration for newbies, and keep the fires of creativity burning for long time players. The airship may be rising for its final journey, but our creativity will go on!
We are so very grateful to our sponsors, especially as we navigated this past difficult year together. Thank you, thank you, Glenda at Boozybear Chipboard and DecoArt!!
Glenda will be providing the prize package for this challenge, and be sure to check out how the team has used her chipboard in their makes.
Our JULY/AUGUST challenge is STEAMPUNK/INDUSTRIAL
(remember: you may enter up to five times!)
We will draw a prize winner and announce our Top 5 on the 15th of September.
We have an amazingly talented design team, and many of you have had the pleasure of viewing their work over the years. It is time to thank each and every member of the design team from 2013 to 2021 for your dedication to our challenge and the incredible talent you have shared with us...THANK YOU!
Without further ado, on to the wonderful and inspiring projects from the team...please pop over to their blogs and leave them some comment love!
Some of the projects are using some awesome chipboard from Glenda at Boozybear - she has an amazing variety of chipboard on her site - so make sure you check it out!
is joining us for our "farewell tour" and is sharing two lovely pen boxes she created with silicone molds. So good to have you with us again, Kerstin!
altered a bottle to create a rusty, crusty treasure dragged up from the ocean
is sharing this wonderful summer journal, and how appropriate is that "new journey" on the cover?
is sharing her gorgeous creation using her favorite colors. Her flying heart is mounted on a large wooden gear.
who is taking you on a sentimental journey
with a make from the very first years of SASPC,
which is a very personal version of the
Wizard of Oz:
"Servus, everyone! The time to say good-bye is near (and we will do so accordingly when announcing our final Top5 and prize winners, of course) and letting go is not easy for me, but I feel it is the right time to do so. Don't we all reach points in our (creative) lives, when we feel we need to re-invent ourselves or the way we create...or the way we make creativity part of our lives...? Sometimes we are forced to focus on more serious stuff instead (like maintaining/ regaining good health, caring for family, starting a new career,...reasons are endless honestly, right?)
Anyhow - I wish all of you who joined me and my wonderful team and sponsors on this journey during the last fantastic nine years the very best and say THANK YOU SO MUCH from the bottom of my heart. You all rock, have been rocking and will be rocking this creative online world - of that I'm sure!
Love you loads! Mwah! XXX
...and because I am sharing my maybe most-loved steampunk make that I ever created for SASPC (I made this one six or seven years ago I think and it still never fails to put a smile on my face when I see it on my shelf), I want to add a little twist to this very last challenge of ours: one of your five entries may be an old make - but it has to be a or even THE favourite steampunk/industrial style project of yours and I want to learn about the reason why in your post! Among these entries I will do a little private extra prize draw and the winner will get a little handmade something from me (at least I hope that this is something someone would like to get...)"
I hope the projects have inspired you to play along with us! Remember, the challenge will run through the end of August.
Also, pop back on the 15th of July for the Prize winner and Top 5.
May we say one more time how thankful we are for all of you who have made this steampunk challenge such a success for 9 years!!
May the cogs and gears of creativity continue and inspire your journey through the steampunk universe. With love and hugs, and a few tears we wish you the very best,
Claudia, Maura & the SASPC team