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!

SanDee&amelie&the SASPC team

Thursday, July 21, 2016

More Extra Steam Power from Maura!

Servus and welcome back to another dose of steampunk mixed media inspiration! This time Maura is sharing some of her fabulous and imaginative art and how-tos with us! Enjoy! (and don't forget to join in our summer challenge! There is still time until the end of August to play along! You get to the challenge by clicking HERE). 


"We all need a bit of extra steam to get through the summer, right? Especially when it gets hot, we want that steam power to work on cooling us off.  Well, here is a "hot" project for the summer! 

I have been having a blast playing with Tyvek lately and making charms for an upcoming art retreat in the fall.  I am reusing mailing envelopes made out of Tyvek and painting them with DecoArt paints. This time, I tried painting both sides of the material and I found it gives it a more finished look.

I was feeling experimental, so also tried some stenciling just to see if it would add anything.

Next step, heat the painted Tyvek with a heating tool. I do this over a wood board with a craft sheet on top and in a well ventilated space. The more you heat it, the more it bubbles and shrinks, so watch carefully to get it right where you want it.

Look at that texture! Oh yes, I do love this stuff!

A touch of gold for highlights and around the edges to attract any dragons out there looking for treasure...

I added a large eyelet, then hung or attached some charms. Here are the finished pieces..."

 fluid acrylics in cobalt teal hue, Prussian blue hue, and quinacridone gold
Dazzling Metallics - glorious gold
Mister - carbon black 
Andy Skinner whirlpool stencil

Thursday, July 14, 2016

July 2016 Extra Steam Power with Brigitte

Hi, servus and welcome back to some Extra Steam Power to provide you with!

Lovely Brigitte has created a wonderful steampunk box by altering a book. She created loads of yummy texture from tissue tape and painted embellishments and used the beautiful vintage image of a photographer! I love it!


Un livre altéré
Altered book


La couverture : papier de soie froissé, peinture noire, poudre irisée (mascara) et eau

The cover : tissue paper, black paint, mascara powder and  water

The inside of the book box:

les breloques et boutons + gesso
charms and buttons  + gesso

les breloques + peinture et vernis
charms + paint and glaze

 J'ai utilisé les produits DecoArt
peinture métallisée rich expresso et glacis métallique luminous gold

I used DecoArt products
metallic paint  rich expresso metallic glaze luminous gold

L'intérieur : une niche avec de la texture, un peu de couleur et une découpe de Boozybear
Inside : niche with texture, some color and a dis from Boozybear

Passez de bonnes vacances !
Happy hollidays !


Now isn't Brigitte's altered book just fantastic? I love how she turns old books into treasures! Thank you so much for sharing this treasure with us, Brigitte! Mwah! XXX

Thank you, dear steampunk friends, for stopping by! Let me remind you of our actual summer challenge and that there will be more inspiration from Team B on the 1st of August! So make sure you come back then to check it out! There will also be more steam power from lovely Maura for you next week! So don't forget to stop by on the 21st! 

And we hope to see you play along with us soon!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Brigitte & Claudia

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

June 2016 Winners and Top 5

Servus and welcome back to the announcement of our Top5 and prize winners of the two fab prize packages generously donated by DecoArt Media and boozybear!

Let's start with our prize winners this time. They were - as always - drawn randomly among all proper entries.
Prize winners, please contact me via email (see sidebar) so I can send your shipping details to our sponsors asap. DecoArt prize winners, please, also add your phone number to your shipping address as DecoArt only ship to you if they have a number. 

I will be on holidays during the next five weeks and the internet over at our summer residence isn't the best - so please, bear with me if I don't reply immediately. I will try my best!

Aaaand the winners are.....


for the DecoArt Media prize package



for the boozybear steampunk chipboard surprise pack!

Huge congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Have fun!


And on to our Top 5 which were immensely hard to choose this time (well, honestly they always are and the team and I are constantly blown away by the imagination, skills, love and labour that your entered projects so beautifully show). 

We have also noticed that our little creative steampunk spot has been "found" by the Russian players and we want to say a heartfelt "Hi and welcome to our challenge blog!" to all of you!
 To make sure we all have as much fun and joy as possible I have added a Russian "Rules" page to our challenge blog (which can be found under our blog banner). Thank you to Kerstin and Blondinka for the help with the rules translation and checking! Mwah! XXX

The team made their votes and here are our 

Top 5

 for June
(in no particular order):



Huge congrats to all the winners! And thank you all so much for playing along and sharing your awesome steampunk creativity with us!
(Please, forgive me if I have made any mistakes with players names...I don't speak any Russian at all and can't read Cyrillic script either. Let me know if I made a mistake and I will of course fix it. ;) 

Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge for display on your blogs!


If you haven't checked out our actual summer special challenge this may be the right time to do so. Just follow the link HERE to the post and join in the fun! 

We will also try to provide you with additional "Extra Steam Power" during the summer months so you stay inspired and don't forget us. And there will be more projects to look at on 1st August, when team B will be sharing their makes! So stay tuned! 

In the meantime - 
Hugs, happy holidays and happy crafting!

Claudia & the SASPC Team

Friday, July 1, 2016

SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Summer Special 2016

Hi there and servus!

Summer has finally arrived and it is that time of year when our craft desks often are deserted because we are enjoying time out in the sun. So - as usual around that time of year - we are doing our summer special challenge again:

a two months long challenge (until the end of August) instead of just the usual thirty days to enter a project - just to make sure you all find the time to create at least a little steampunk or industrial project and share it with us (maybe on one of those rainy days or when it is too hot to go outside?).  ;)

The theme is - as always -

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

and - as always - any kind of handmade mixed media project is welcome. And yes: for us mixed media includes stamping, card making and all the other things you love to do as well ;)
And we decided to raise the "3 entries" limit up to 5 for this challenge - just in case you are on a steampunk roll and can't stop.

Lovely Glenda from the fab boozybear chipboard shop has offered to donate two surprise prize packs instead of the usual one for this challenge - how fab is that? And of course DecoArt Media will be giving away the usual steampunk goodness prize pack too. (Prize winners will be drawn from all proper entries after the challenge has closed on August 31st and announced along with our Top 5 shortly afterwards).

There will be more projects from Team B on the 1st of August and we will also try to provide you with some "Extra Steam Power" during these two months! So make sure you check back from time to time to not miss anything!

But for now let's start with the amazing projects from Team A! 

has gathered some "Summer treasures" and made this inspiring assemblage for you:

has created this gorgeous wooden birdhouse using "metal, wood, plaster, resine, button and  more and more stuff". 
There is a full tutorial with loads of steps images on her blog! 
You get there by clicking on her name. 

has even managed to bring fresh and cool summer colours into her wonderful steampunk pendant!

"Where a full-on steampunk look is not possible,
why not accessorize an every-day outfit with a simple patina gear pendant. :)"

has altered an old clock and turned it into a kind of London shrine:

"I love London, and steampunk is constantly related in my mind with this town.
I altered old clock with some maintained things."


invites you in on a summer journey with this fantastically framed project:


To learn more or take a closer look at the projects of my fabulous teamies, please, visit their blogs. You get there by clicking their names. And if you take a sec or two to leave them a short comment, you will for sure make them very happy! ;) 


Of course we will announce our Top 5 and prize winners from the June challenge before we all head off on our holidays! They will be announced on Saturday, 8th July

We all wish you fantastic summer holidays, good weather, fun in the sun, relaxation and delightful outdoor adventures! 

Claudia & the SASPC Team

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June 2016 Challenge - Mid Month Reminder

Hi and servus!
Team B and I want to remind you of our actual challenge, which is an "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" one as usual.

We would love to see your steampunk or industrial themed mixed media cards, tags, journal pages, canvasses, altered objects and whatever else you can imagine and create for our challenge! And by playing along you also get the chance to be picked as one of our two random prize winners of the prizes sponsored by DecoArt Media and boozybear!

To get your creative juices flowing Team B have prepared another bundle of inspiration for you. So check out their makes (and if you take a sec to leave them a comment on their blogs you will make them very happy!):

Steampunk and Tyvek - a magical connection.
Do you know Tyvek??? 
If you want to learn more about it, 
you are at the right place!

I was inspired by the story of Captain Nemo

and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
to dive deep into the Kraken's lair!

Whirlpool swirls, lots of DecoArt paints, crusty rust, a Kraken...
and I love that Kerstin and I both played with Tyvek this month!

This Steampunk Bee Keeper bracelet started life as a lonely toilet paper roll
and through a creative mind, some leather paper, 
and plenty of paints/sprays it was transformed. 
Carpe Diem!

Well I have gone for a vintage feel this month using
Deco Art chalky paint and media paste's.

Boozy bear chipboard pieces  a la blanche stamp.

A few embellishments to complete the piece
and its completed.

I recently felt the urge to browse and get out all my long hoarded found objects and embellishments and this inspired me to create some assemblage art in a box.


If you haven't seen the makes of Team A at the start of the month, I highly recommend you take a look at those too (by clicking HERE)! 

The challenge is open until the end of the month and our Top 5 and prize winners will be announced on a Saturday shortly after the start of our two months long summer special challenge for July and August! In the meantime:

Hugs and happy steampunk craftin'!
Claudia & SASPC Team

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Our Top 5 and Prize Winners from the May 2016 Challenge

Servus and welcome to the announcement of our Top 5 and prize winners of the fab prize packs sponsored by DecoArt Media and boozybear!

Once more we had an awesome load of fantastic projects being entered to our steampunk/industrial mixed media challenge and as always we were blown away by your imagination, skills and level of artistry! You really rock and it is you - our players - who make this challenge spot the special place it is! Thank you all so much!

Choose we must - and we did. So without further ado - our Top 5 from the May challenge (in no particular order):



Well done, ladies, and huge congrats from the whole team! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge for display on your blogs:

Top5 badge


And directly on to our prize winners of which one will receive this awesome DecoArt Media bundle

and the other a surprise steampunk chipboard pack from boozybear!

And the winners are (tadaaah!):

Sandy Diller

who gets the DecoArt prize



who wins the boozybear prize pack!

Yay! Congrats, Sandy and Autumn! Please, email me your shipping addresses, so your prizes can be sent to you asap. (DecoArt prize winners, please, include your phone number as DecoArt will only ship when they have it).

As you can see I don't show the random.org images anymore, but prizes still get drawn using this site. I am sure you trust that I have picked the winners randomly without the images (and not having to screen print, edit and save the images on my computer anymore saves me a lot of time to be honest).


Our actual challenge (again an "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" themed one) has already started and if you want to enter your project to the collection, check out the makes of team A or take a look at the projects that have already been entered, click HERE. (ro simply scroll to the previous post).
The second bundle of inspiration from team B will go live on June 15th - so make sure you don't miss it! 

In the meantime:

hugs and happy steampunk crafting!

Claudia & the SASPC Team