When I saw that this month's challenge at Country View Crafts is Rust, I didn't think I would be able to join in as I have nothing to create a rust effect with.
But then I thought, what is verdigris but "rusty" copper? So I've gone down the rusty copper route rather than the rusty iron one.
The stamps I have used are from a set that came from the long-defunct Stampbug Club. I stamped the image then heat embossed it with copper e.p. then while the embossing was still hot, sprinkled on some pinches of verdigris e.p. and heated again.
I coated the metal key with copper Alchemy Wax, then lightly brushed over the surface with a Versamark pen and embossed that with the verdigris too.