This is a sticky - announcement  to remind you about the monthly SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge blog, which will have every first per month a new Challenge Theme!

We would be so glad to welcome you, dear crafting friends, followers and those yet to become, at our new tiny Steampunk corner, where we have prepared some challenges and surprises we hope you will enjoy in the future! 

Just click the image to get there! We would love to see your 2D and 3D Project - hope to meet you there!!! Best Wishes,  SanDee & die amelie

February 28, 2013

Let´t talk about "textured"... a step by step tutorial

Dear Blogger fellows,

I have been ask several time how I do my textured background. I don´t want to keep you in incertitude any longer and will explain today, step by step,  how I have been doing it...

1. In my opinion textured needs some solid basic... so choose your basic well.

2. Paint the background with acrylic paint (black or white) it will lightly shine through your project.


3. After the Paint is completely dry you can now add your Texture ( I have been using Marabu light structure past, but Americana texturizing Medium or any similar texture paste would work) 

4. Now it´s time to structure your project...: So I have been using stencil and stamps to bring some 3D effect on my card.

5. Let it best try for 24 hours before you start to colour it

and here are some example how it looks like depending what colour you using:
coloured with Glimmer Mist

coloured with alcohol ink and blending solution

coloured with cupper gilding wax

painted with Acrylics and added some leaf of gold metal flakes

I really hope you did enjoy my first tutorial and looking very much forward to see some of your textured Project maybe on our STEAMPUNK CHALLENGE which starts tomorrow ... gosh so exited about it!
Thank you for watching my blog and your comments.


February 26, 2013

Time Flies

for Try it on Tuesday

Thank you for watching

February 25, 2013

Black Swan

done for the MMM challenge

thank you for watching

February 22, 2013

Welcome to the STEAMPUNK Challenge

This is a sticky post announcing the start of SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge blog, which is now open and will start with its very first challenge on March, 1st! We would be so glad to be able to welcome you, dear crafting friends, followers and those yet to become, at our new tiny Steampunk corner, where we have prepared some challenges and surprises we hope you will enjoy in the future! 

Just click the image to get there! The blog is open from today so you can already make yourselves familiar with the place, our rules and thoughts about how we would like to run the challenges. Well...the countdown is on! We hope to meet you there!!! Best Wishes,  SanDee & die amelie

February 21, 2013

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit

Good morning my Dear follower,
And a special warm welcome to my new Follower - it does mean such a lot to me :-)
Thank you for joining this Blog!

My second ATC for the AFA Swap Challenge is ready....

Yes you right it is a complete different style as I usually do (like the sleeping beauty as well) but I really wanted to try....

So what do you think?
Thank you for watching

February 20, 2013

Sleeping Beauty

Hello Blog Fans and Friends,

for some time I really wanted to try my new Steampunk "SWEAT PEA" Stamps .
And I could use it for the AFA ATC Swap challenge....

so here is my Sleeping Beauty.

I hope you like it... Looking so much forward to your comments!
Yours SanDee

February 18, 2013

white&white -- button&ribbon

done for Creavil
done for MMM

Thank you so much for watching - looking forward to your comment.


Good morning my dea Follower and welcome back after a wonderful week-end
Hope you had a wonderful time...

Here you find my  piece for th Simon says Stamp challenge.

I hope you like it - and wish you all a wonderful start into this creative week.
Take care...

February 15, 2013

Steampunk treat for the week-end

My Dear Follower,

almost one year ago in a ATC Trade Platform I get to know die amelie. First we just traded ATC or had some technique Discussion,  but over the month we become friends and started to sent each other some Cards or Gifts or any other RAK.

I do like to put "die amelie" today in my blog in a spotligh, since she is a very very oustanding, talented and very nice person --  I like her a lot :-) --

I am delighted to share with you the most beatiful Card I have received from her in 2012.
So here is YOUR Steampunk treat for the week-end.

What you you think?
I hope you like it as much as I do.

Have a wonderful week-end

February 14, 2013

ATC Trade

My dear follower,

I do love to trade Artit Trade Cards (ATC)!
I just got this passion for ATC nearly one year ago and I am addicted to trade.

For those who doesn´t know what ATC is all about please allow me to explain:
Artist trading cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art  (2 1/2 inch by 3 1/2inch or 63mm x 89mm)  some kind of artist basketball cards you swap / trade around the world.

This Cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.) or even metals,  cloth and any textures. There is no limit!

The simple way to trade this work of art is to join a Trade Platform such as
Flickr or AFA or FwATCs (mainly German) just to name a few.

So here are my two ATCs I have done for a open Swap on AFA.
And Marilou I mail them today!

Hope you like it - thank you for watching!

February 13, 2013


Hello MMM Team,

please find my contribution for your DT Call below.

Here some short summary how I have done it:
1. first I did used my patina set to get this marvelous effect on my card.
2. then I did try embossed it  and cut out a circle
3. the basic is a piece of black card stock added some crackle paint and colour them
4. I brought both parts together and did drill down the paper.

Here is my result:
Can´t wait to hear what you think...

Thank you for watching,

February 12, 2013

Eyes are the mirrow of the soul

for Try it on Tuesday

This week on the Try it on Tuesday challenge it is  "All About The Eyes".
So I have cut those eyes from a Magazin and transfered it on the tag.
Then I have used black gesso and a lot of Glimmer Mist.
Finally I have sanded the paper and just did the Glimmer mist again.
....Sentiments and here is the results. Hope you like it.

Thank you so much to all my follower watching my blog  - it does mean a lot to me!

February 11, 2013

Something Messy

for Simon Say Stamp - challenge

Love, Laugh, Live

Thank you for watching -

For your eyes only & Add a Charm

for Think Monday - Think ATC
fig. 3 for Make my Monday

Thank you indeed for watching

Birds & Red

for Fashionable Stamping Challenges #41.
for Fun with ATC Challenge

thank you for watching - special thanks to my follower!

Let it snow, let it snow. let it snow....

My Dear Fellows,

How was your week - end?
We got some fabolous weather condition for a snow hiking.... and inspiration ....

Many years ago I got a watercolour set. I am using it once in a blue moon, but then I thought why not trying Watercolour Winter Scene ATC... here my best result:

February 08, 2013

Steampunk Treat for the Week-end

TGIF - which means the week-end is just around the corner after my first BLOG week!
I would like to give all my follower some "Steampunk" treat ... so this is just for YOU!
Special warm welcome to my new follower :-)


Thank you so much for watching my Blog!
Have a wonderful week-end.


February 07, 2013

About Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock is a brand new BBC addaptation of the Novel from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle´s Sherlock Holmes
In stars Benedict Cumberbatch  (Star Trek, Into Darkness)
Benedict Cumberbatch
as Sherlock Holmes and on this Tag,{ :-) below} as well as Martin Freeman ( The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) as Doctor John Watson.  BBC aspired to produce a modern-day version where Sherlock uses the technologies that are available to him today in order to find things out and solve crime.
I have always been a vey big fan of the version of Arthur Conan Doyle´s Sherlock Holmes but have to admit that this version is just fabulous. And what I like most is that the Producer of this BBC Series try to keep as much as possible from the original sricpt of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle´s Novel. Great Job - Hat´s up!

Isn´t it a wonderful reason to create a Tag?
Hope you like it.

I do like to take the opportunity to say thank you to  my new follower!
Anke, Valerie, Jeannette, die amelie and Rosie.

Thank you all for watching my Blog!

February 06, 2013

so much fun " Faces" on ATCs

The - TMTA & more Challege has been a great inspriation to do
some Faces on ATCs.

I hope you like it - thank you for watching!

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