Quite how this collection passed me by, but when I arrived at The Cubby Hole, Crewe on Saturday to teach my Steampunk Journal workshop, there was the MaGNiFiCieNT Steampunk Debutante collection from Graphic 45 - wonderful not just because they're Steampunk, but they're in my favourite colours AND Art Deco.
When we'd finally all got over the excitement, and selected our must have papers, we settled down for the class.
And look! Two blokes on this workshop :) Paul, Carol's other half, joined us this week, and judging by the gales of laughter from the 'top table', he fitted in perfectly and had a great time. Paul had never done any stamping before, never mind playing with inks and making books, but he did a fantastic job! Special thanks to Christine who helped out when necessary :)
I'm sure I've said this before, but what I love about workshops is how differently people's work turns out, and this one was no exception. There were some wonderful additions of colour to the 'sepia' palette...
...different front covers...
[We were so impressed with Suzanne, she sometimes finds this inky, messy work a bit much, in a workshop situation, but she was in her element with this book, and was so chuffed to use the sewing machine for the first time!]
And of course, the inside pages. [Sorry about the orange hue, these pages are quite orangey but my camera phone seems to think the surrounding table is too!]
I had a fantastic time everyone, thanks for being so much fun to be with :) I'll leave you with some pages from the sample journal I left with Carol...
...a reminder that if you're a 'southern gal', I'll be teaching this class at The Stamp Attic in a couple of weeks [check out their website for deets]