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 22, 2017

Boozybear Special - Part VII

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

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
Boozybear Special VI

Today it's time for Dee to share her final make as a member on our design team.  And once again she has outdone herself! We will miss her and her amazing art and we wish her all the best for her future creative endeavours!

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Hi everyone I hope you are well I have my piece using the lovely shapes that we 
were given from Boozy Bear I hope you enjoy reading how I did it as much 
as I did making the tags.


This is a photo of the shapes that were sent to me and the other members of the DT 
we were all asked to make a piece and look at all the different results.



I also used a couple of other Boozy bear pieces that I had in my stash,
they were the picture frame and i cut up a couple of the pieces 
to fit in with what i was trying to achieve.


 So above I cut the hands off with the flourishes as you will see further on.


I started with the wings i put black modelling paste through a stencil 
then used a texture comb and ran it up and down the
 wings so it gave them ridges.


I triple embossed the piece that I had cut the hands off with chunky embossing powders from Stampendous.



While still hot I pushed a cog stamp from stampendous
into the hot powder. Once cool I used Deco Art patina 
antiquing cream and left to dry. 



I prepared all three tags by using the following process.
Deco Arts Media black modelling paste was put through 
a verity of stencils. Different stencils were used on
each tag.


Once the modelling paste was dry I used black gesso followed by black 
media fluid Acrylic as it gives a different surface to the gesso.
This was followed by white then patina antiquing cream.


I embossed the clock and sprinkled some teal over to give it a patina effect. 
 Below you can see I cut the small clock off a bigger piece and 
gold embossed it.


Tag 1 was collated together and finished off with building wax
and coloured gauze.


Same for tag 2 I added a glass embellishment to the base of the tag.


Also the same for tag 3 I used the embossed clock and the photo frame
from Boozy bear the frame was painted with Deco art crackle paint and 
coloured with washes of fluid acrylic.


I hope you have all enjoyed my post and will be desperate to try these 
amazing chipboard shapes as they are so versatile and you can
 customise them if you so wish.
Cheers Dee x


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A most amazing tag trio, isn't it?
Thank you so much, Dee, for being with us. I will love to follow you on your creative journey! XXX

Our winter special challenge is still open until the end of the month - so why not play along and by doing so get the chance to win one of three give-aways? 

Merry Christmas, happy new year and happy holidays!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
XXX

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.