Servus, hi and welcome to our first challenge in 2018, dear mixed media steampunk and industrial style friends!
I hope you've all enjoyed lovely holidays and that you are - like me - looking forward to another year filled with inspiration and artful joy! I can't wait to see where 2018 will take you and your creativity ('cos in the end it is all about the creative journey, isn't it?).
So let's start with our first challenge of the year - it is - as usual - an
Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial
themed challenge and all kinds of projects (except digitally created ones) are welcome! So show us your tags, cards, art journal pages, canvases, altered objects, drawings, paintings, sketches....whatever you're up to as long as it fits our challenge themes steampunk or industrial.
But before I share with you the makes of my wonderful ladies from Team A, I would like to thank all our players who joined in our challenges during the last year and have been constantly and truly sharing their creativity with us by doing so! Running this challenge blog is such a rewarding thing to do - you all inspire me and the team, and even if I haven't commented on your projects in person, I promise, I have seen them all and enjoyed what I saw! So, please, keep that good stuff coming! ;)
And our generous and wonderful prize sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear will be with us again! Yay! Thank you so much! xxx
The three (!) prize winners (I have thrown a little prize into the pot myself for the winter special challenge) and Top 5 from the winter special challenge will be announced on Saturday, 13. January. Shortly after that Team B will be sharing their makes with you - on the 15th as usual. So stay tuned! The January challenge will be open until the end of this month (which means we're back to our usual schedule of monthly challenges).
But now on to the first bundle of inspirational makes for 2018! Enjoy!
has altered a wooden 3D puzzle that she fell in love with
and turned it into treasure:
It's a mechanical box and Alexa managed to alter it with the mechanics still working!
I love how worn and weathered it looks! She has done such an amazing job using DecoArt media products and her imagination, hasn't she?
is wishing everyone a wonderful and happy new year, filled with luck and joy!
To mark the start of the new year, she has created this amazing perpetual calendar
in steampunk style! Wow!
I love the metal look and the amazing textures she has created!
found an old watercolour box at a flea market and upcycled it so beautifully!
And of course it is beautiful on the inside too:
is still in winter mood and has created a frame with a glittering deer head
surrounded by steampunk snowflakes
("but without whites")
I love the gold and metal against the contrasting blue!
And the glitter makes for such an eye-catcher, doesn't it?
Note to self: I should be more daring and try to use glitter too (honestly I always wrestle with glitter as I still find traces of it days after I've used it everywhere....(on my husband's face for example)....lol). But the look is always stunning (not my husband's look....the look of the projects of course).
Well....that's a great start into the new year, isn't it? I hope to see you play along with us soon!
Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team