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

Friday, December 8, 2017

Boozybear Special - Part VI

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

What's it all about? Well, we thought it was about time to give Glenda - the designer and owner of the boozybear etsy shop  - 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
Boozybear Special IV
Boozybear Special V

Today it's time for Nate to share her stunning boozybear project! She has created loads of fantastic layers and texture on her beautiful canvas!

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Bonjour à toutes ,
J' ai voulue mettre à l' honneur ma grand mère  avec ces pièces de BOOZYBEAR qui s' harmonisaient parfaitement  par sur  ce canvas , 
"Le temps qui passe"
Vous pourrez découvrir sur mon blog les détails de ma réalisations./
Hi, all!
I wanted to create a piece in honour of my grandmother, using the boozybear chipboard pieces, which go together so well on my canvas
"Time flies".



You can find more details about the how to on my blog. 



Some steps images:


Some close ups of the finished project:


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And the cool boozybear chipboard pieces really work together so beautifully on Nate's canvas, don't they? Thank you so much, Nate, for sharing this very personal and delicate make with us! XXX

Our actual winter special challenge is open and still running until the end of December....so if you find the time to take a short break from Christmas crafting, there's still enough time to play along ;)
Simply click HERE to get taken to the challenge post. More boozybear inspiration will be shared on our blog on 22nd December. So make sure to check back to find out what Dee has created for your inspiration!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia 
xxx





Friday, December 1, 2017

SASPC 2017 Winter Special Challenge - Part Two

Servus, hi and welcome back to the second round of inspirational projects (this time from Team B) and the reminder that our winter special challenge is open until the end of December and that you are allowed to enter up to five projects this time instead of the usual three (as it is a two months long challenge that is meant to provide you with plenty of time for your Christmas crafting AND playing along with us).

I have also decided to add a third prize to the pot this time. It's a little surprise package donated by myself (as a little thank you from a proud challenge blog owner who is constantly overwhelmed by the many amazing entries from our wonderful and true players. Thank you all so much!!!! You rock! XXX) . As our other two prizes this one will go to one randomly drawn winner who will be picked among all proper entries.

Besides humble me our regular generous prize sponsors are:



who are giving away this fab bundle of media goodness...


and


who is giving away a surprise steampunk chipboard package with the most amazing designs! Don't miss the chance to win and play along! 



If you haven't taken a look at the makes from Team A, just follow the link at the bottom of this post to get there. But for now it's time to shine a light on the projects from my Team B ladies:



"Have you ever wondered how a cobbler might celebrate Christmas? 
I was inspired by old stories from my childhood when I came across this antique wooden shoe form in my stash.
May all your holiday celebrations be joyous and bright!"





"Christmas is knocking at your door, the right time to send some love greetings!"








who will sadly be leaving the team by the end of this year. 
Dee, we were happy to have you  and your amazing talent with us
and we will miss you!
All the best wishes for your future creative endeavours and we hope we will stay in touch!
 XXX

Dee says: 
"Hi everyone I am very sad to let you know this is my final post as a DT member for 
 SASPC Challenge. I hope to be able to pop back and join you in taking part in 
future challenges"



"I have done 2 journal pages as my final piece for the team hope you like them."




"You have all been awesome 
Cheers Dee X"

There will be one more of Dee's amazing steampunk mixed media projects on the 22nd December, when we will be sharing another boozybear feature. So make sure you don't miss it! 



and finally me





I have created these three gift tags to wish you all 
a very merry Christmas 
and 
happy holidays 
with! 




Claudia & the SASPC Team
XXX

PS: here's the promised link to part one of our winter special challenge, so you can check out the makes of Team A. 



Friday, November 24, 2017

Boozybear Special - Part V

Hi, servus and welcome to part V 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
Boozybear Special IV

Today it's time for Zoja to share this amazing painting in which she used the fab boozybear chippies so beautifully. Enjoy!

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 Hi! Zoja here today.

I want to show you my latest work, different form others I've shown here. Today it's an A3 size, gesso primed canvas.  

I refreshed my friendship with drawing and graphics. In this painting I have worked with the gift from Boozybear and used drawing ink, acrylic paint, watercolour crayon, pen and gelato.



I used Boozybear's cogs and elements to embellish the painted character.



I painted the chipboards with Media Fluid Acrylics from DecoArt in colours:
 Quinacridone Magenta and Primary Magenta





And this is set of chipboards I received: 


I hope you like it and wish you great joy with your creative projects.
 Hugs, Zoja


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Wow! I just love your beautiful steampunk portrait, Zoja! Thank you so much for sharing it with us today! I hope to see more of your handdrawn, graphic projects from you in the future.

Dear blog readers and players, our actual winter special challenge is live and running and will be open until the end of the year - so still enough time to play along by entering one or the other steampunk or industrial style project. Maybe you will make our Top 5 or become one of our prize winners!!!! Inspirational makes from Team B will be shared on here on the 1st December. If you haven't already checked out the makes of Team A, simply click on the badge on top of our sidebar to get taken to the challenge post. We would love to see you play along!


Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia
xxx

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