Don't let your ideas get rusty

Hello my artistic peeps! Got an altered clipboard for ya that was born from a couple non-working light bulbs - you could say it was a 'lightbulb moment'!

Well, it's a luscious mix of grunge and rust and decay. I've thought of doing something like this for awhile and then decided not to let my ideas get rusty - sort of a play on words or concept with these rusty lightbulbs! Just look at that decay and oxidation! So crusty!

The background is a scrap piece of Finnabair tissue paper and a brown coffee filter. Then rust pastes and watery black gesso are added along with other rusty affects like wire and mesh. And that lovely, large chipboard cog!

I urge you to put your ideas into action - don't let your imagination get rusty!

I'm entering this at Mixed Media AcademyShopping Our StashFrilly and Funkie, and SanDee and Amelie's!


    This is absolutely gorgeous and amazing!!
    Thanks for breaking out your chipboard to play along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

  2. oh WOOOOOoOOOOOooooow!!!!! ok, i actually think you've proven one SHOULD let ideas get rusty... especially lightbulb shaped ideas! holy moly, what an amazing card! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (chipboard!) STASH with us this fortnight! ♥♥♥

  3. Absolutely love your clipboard! I have a small one I have been working on but my colors got a little muddy, so now I'm in rescue mode. I love the rusty grunge look, too. I did a tuna can and chipboard project that amazed even me. You clipboard reminds me of that. I particularly like your corners. The corner rust treatment direct the eye to the patina in the center. This is a gorgeous, well articulated design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  4. This is grungy at its finest and I love the colour palette - rust and blue. The transformation of the light bulbs is super and they make a fabulous focal point. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  5. Very, very cool use of those worn out light bulbs on your clipboard, Cathy! Your rust is AMAZING, and your project is just perfect for our Re-Purpose, Re-Use, Recycle Challenge at Frilly and Funkie! So good to see you playing on a regular basis! Hugs!

  6. Awesome use of the light bulbs and adore the rusty patina you achieved on your wonderful clipboard! Thanks for playing along in the Frilly and Funkie Re-Purpose, Re-Use, Re-Cycle challenge!

  7. Well, you really did a fabulous card with all of these amazing elements, the textures and colors are truly awesome, I specially love the rusty details on the corners and on the light bulbs.
    Thank you for playing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.

  8. Wow, another great idea in grunge style, an amazing mix of textures and colours. Many thanks for sharing with us SanDee's and Amelies Steampunk Challenge!

  9. Grungy goodness. Great use of products to create an old, rusty look.

  10. Great idea for reusing chipboard and lihgt-bulbs!

    Thank you for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges

  11. Wow amazing...
    Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media Academy Challenge. Good luck. Hope to see you again next time.


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