A hearty welcome to SanDee&amelie's challenge blog!

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!

Hugs,
SanDee&amelie&the SASPC team

Saturday, November 11, 2017

SASPC October 2017 Prize Winners and Top 5

Servus, hi and welcome to today's announcement of our October Top 5 and prize winners, dear steampunk mixed media friends!

Our October challenge has had 45 fantastic entries and - as always - picking our Top5 was hard. We definitely loved every single project that has been entered into our challenge! So thank you all so much for playing along and sharing your creativity and inspiration with us! XXX


Random.org picked two prize winners among all proper entries for me and here they come:


the fab DecoArt media prize bundle


goes to






and a boozybear steampunk chipboard surprise package 


goes to 




Yay! Congrats on your prize wins, ladies, and thanks for playing along! Please, email me under the address given in the side bar so we can have your prizes be sent to you asap!


And now on to our Top 5 from the October challenge!

(they appear in no particular order)
























and


(Julia)




Wow! We loved your breathtaking art, ladies! Huge congrats on making our Top 5! Well deserved! Please, feel free to grab this badge for display on your blogs. We hope to see you play along with us again soon!




Our actual SASPC steampunk winter special challenge is open until the end of the year - so two months time instead of just one to play along and still have enough time for enjoying some good Christmas crafting! ;)

We will be sharing the makes of Team B on 1st December this time. In the meantime watch out for our additional boozybear feature posts ;)

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Boozybear Sponsor Special IV

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

What's it all about? Well, we thought it was about time to give Glenda - aka boozybear - 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

Today it's time for Susan to share her highly textural beautiful boozybear feature project. Enjoy!

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Hands, Cogs and Rubies

From our sponsor boozybear, I have got these amazing chipboards and they are very well suited for a steampunk project.



I have used 20x20 canvasboard. On it, I have cracklepaint, sandpaste, glassbeads texture gel and heavy paste, while it was wet, I dripped my acrylic colors.



All my chipboards have got a lot of rusty paste, black acrylic color and mica wax. At last they were decorated with some rubies.



Some details:









I wish you great joy with your creative projects.
Hugs, Susan

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I hope you have enjoyed this inspiration as much as I have! If you haven't checked out the other boozybear feature projects (see link list in the introduction of this post) or the DT makes for our November-December challenge, I highly recommend you do so! 

On Saturday  the Top5 and prize winners from the October challenge will be announced - another good reason to stop by! And of course we would love to see you play along in November and December with our usual two-months long winter special challenge

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia 
xxx

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

SanDee&amelie's 2017 Steampunk Winter Special Challenge

Hi, servus and welcome to part one of our annual "winter special" challenge!

As always we will be doing a two months long challenge that will start from today and be open until the end of December. We are doing this so you and my DT can all focus on Christmas and Advent crafting and preparations and still find the time to play along with us. And as this is going to be a two months long challenge, the usual limit of three entries per player will be changed to five entries per player (just in case someone has a real steampunk/industrial crafting urge ;)

Team A are sharing their projects with you today and team B will be sharing theirs on the 1st of December (so you will not only get additional inspiration but also have a reminder to play along). There will also be some more "boozybear special" feature posts on here during the next two months. So stay tuned! ;)

I have also decided to add a little prize (donated by myself) to the two prize bundles from our generous challenge sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear chipboard pieces - so you can become one of three prize winners this time! As always they will be drawn randomly among all proper entries from our winter special challenge and announced shortly after the start of our January challenge.

My prize will be a little surprise...and also a surprise is the steampunk chipboard package from lovely Glenda aka boozybear...


...and there's this fab bundle of DecoArt media goodies to be won as well:


Definitely worth playing along, aren't they? 

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But now it's time for the makes of my wonderful ladies from Team A! Yay!





created an altered box in an altered frame


I love all the parts she has used to create her assemblage in the box lid!






used Modelling Paste, DecoArt media products and her magic to create this
amazing artwork



Incredible, isn't it?






is sending out "a little Christmas greeting" with her beautifully textured project
"to all steampunk lovers"






has created this amazing altered box for you
that she calls
"boite à heure"
("hour box")




and last but not least


who is sharing with you her 
"inspirational board in blues and gold"




Loads of inspiration to get your mojo going, right? 
So we hope you will find some time to create some steampunk or industrial style projects in between Christmas crafting and play along! 

Once more: our challenge is open until the end of December this time (and there will be a little additional surprise prize for one lucky winner)! A propos: our prize winners and Top 5 from the October challenge will be announced on Saturday, November 11th!!! And another boozybear special is to come soon too. 

In the meantime:
hugs and happy crafting!

Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx







Sunday, October 22, 2017

Boozybear Special III

Hi, servus and welcome back to another boozybear feature!

What's it all about? Well, we thought it was about time to give Glenda - aka boozybear - 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

Today we open the stage for Alexa and her fab boozybear feature project. Enjoy!


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Here is my project done with Glenda's fab boozybear sponsor chipboard pieces.
When I first saw the chipboards my first thought was... rust !!! I need rust...




Here you can see  the chipboards we got....I love all of them and it was a great pleasure to work with them! Thank you so much Glenda!




More views of my finished altered steampunk box:





I hope you are inspired to work with Glenda's awesome chippies in your own way and create some steampunk magic!

Hugs 
Alexa

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Thank you so much for your beautiful altered box, Alexa! I love the rust you have created and how you have arranged the chippies to form a great "framing" for the little putto with the gorgeous wings! A wonderful idea!

I hope you like Alexa's make as much as I do, dear SASPC friends! If you haven't checked out the makes of Kerstin and Maura, I highly recommend you do so. (the links to their posts on here are given at the top of this post in the "introductory blurb section"). Next up will be the start of our November+December Steampunk/Industrial challenge on the 1st of November. As usual we will do a two months long challenge, so we all have enough time to play along AND create for Christmas and the magical Advent season. ;)

More boozybear feature posts will follow during the next weeks. So stay tuned! And of course I hope you will still join in our October challenge! There's still more than a week's time to play along! Simply click HERE to get taken to the challenge post.

Thanks for stopping by and as always
hugs and happy crafting!

Claudia
xxx

Sunday, October 15, 2017

SASPC's October 2017 Challenge - Round Two



Servus, hi and welcome back to round two of our October challenge with our usual

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial


challenge theme!

It is time to present the makes of Team B (and if you haven't already taken a look at the Team A projects, you can still do so by clicking HERE) and also remind you that there are still two more weeks (until the end of October) for you to create and enter a project to our challenge. You could be the (randomly drawn) prize winner of a fab boozybear chipboard surprise package or some awesome DecoArt media products. And maybe you will also make it into our Top5....ah, well...fame and honour! Yessss! lol


So let's feed your steampunk/industrial mojo with some new projects...if you want to learn more about any of the projects, simply click on the names of my DT ladies to be taken to their blogs. And if you want to share a little love by leaving them a short comment, you will make them veeeery happy! Thank you!





is already in full Halloween swing and that also shows with her fab
October steampunk project - this fantastic altered bottle! 




She tells us:
"I was in an old castle and found something there, completely dusty and forgotten. 
It's a real OLD Raven - That's the truth! ;-)."





says:

"I have a very detailed and layered up tag for you this month.
It has quite aGothic feel as we enter the Halloween period"





Just peeking through maybe a spell?






asks:

"Are you ready for...a Steampunk Kokopelli?
We recently found a box of figures my husband had designed and cut years ago
 and I've been having fun altering them!"







and I


have been working on some painted portraits lately as you may know...
I love the TV series "Ripper Street" - not only because of these handsome guys, but also the steampunk and Victorian feel of it. So I tried to capture that as well as I was trying to do some proper portraits. I hope I came at least a little close... ;)



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So, whatever you are up to - stamping, doing a card, a tag, some mixed media messing around, doodling, drawing, painting...we want to see it all (as long as it follows our challenge theme)! lol 
Also keep looking out for the next "boozybear special" feature over here. Loads of inspiration on how to use the fab chippies you can win by playing along with us! ;)

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx








Saturday, October 7, 2017

Boozybear Special II + our September Top5 and Prize Winners

Hi, servus and welcome to this double-feature today! Not only is it time to announce our Top5 and prize winners from the September challenge, but we would also like to share with you another inspirational project - created by lovely Maura this time - for our boozybear prize sponsor feature.

We thought it was about time to give Glenda - aka boozybear - 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 to the "Boozybear Special I" project post. (this list will be added to with each new boozybear feature post).


Of course there's also our other prize we're giving away each month - being generously donated by DecoArt media - and it is this great bundle of DecoArt media goodness:



Both monthly prizes go to randomly drawn winners (among all proper entries!). So all you have to do to get the chance to win one of these is play along and have some steampunk/industrial creative fun!
Please, find September's winners in this post right after the boozybear special. But for now let's open the stage for Maura and her boozybear project! Yay!



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I am so happy to share some inspiration using these fabulous Boozybear Chipboard pieces with you! I love the quality and variety of pieces that are perfect for steampunk.


I decided to work small and make a couple of time themed ATC's, so I picked out some of the smaller chipboard pieces to use like the clock face and gears.


I took the Boozybear clock and gears and rubbed on the Copper Kettle Metallic, then dabbed on some Payne's Grey and Prussian Blue Fluid Acrylic paints. I also sprayed on a bit of Carbon Black, aiming for a metallic but rusty look.



I added the chipboard over the images, and found some watch parts, key, dragonfly, etc. to also add on. The chipboard really adds a wonderful dimensional touch to the ATC's.







I hope you've found a bit of inspiration and ideas on ways to use these cool steampunk inspired chipboard pieces!

Happy Crafting!
Maura

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Aren't Maura's ATCs just awesome?! I love what she has done with the fab chipboard pieces designed by Glenda! And there are so many more to be discovered at Glenda's etsy store



And now on to our prize winners and Top5!


The DecoArt media bundle goes to

#8

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and the boozybear surprise chipboard package goes to

#3
Simo 


Congrats on your prize wins, ladies, and thank you so much for playing along! Please, send your shipping info (including your phone number for those who won the DecoArt bundle) to me under the email given at our side bar, so we can have your goodies being sent to you asap! 

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And here come the Top5! (Finally!)

(as usual they appear in no particular order)




























and



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Huge congrats on making our Top5, ladies! So well deserved! We loved your gobsmacking projects so much! Please, feel free to grab the Top5 badge for display on your blogs! Thank you so much for playing along and sharing your beautiful art with us! 

Top5 badge


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Our actual October challenge is already in full swing! If you haven't already taken a look at the makes of Team A and checked out the beautiful entries we've already got, I highly recommend you do so by clicking HERE. More DT inspiration will go live on here on October 15th, when it's time for the Team B makes! We hope to see you then and also have you join in our October challenge and have fun!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx