Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WOYWW #348 & Tool Description

Time to visit creative folks from across the globe. You can pick up your road map at Julia's Stamping Ground and snoop a long. We'd love to see yours!

Little bit of change from last week. I have the supplies compiled for a gift basket for a writer's celebration dinner on Friday night. Celebration theme with Wine & Chocolate.

Also some John Deere tractor paper and a cut out of a John Deere tractor for the Tea Pot Tuesday card I did not get made for yesterday.

Some of you requested a peek at some of the earlier Tim Holtz tags I am doing. The post is HERE.

Now... last week a couple of people mentioned the 'egg sponges'. Took me a few minutes to figure out what y'all were seeing. Then it dawned on me. My home made blending tool. The more I looked at Tim's blending tool, the more uncomfortable the item just looked to work with. So I looked for something that might fit the palm better. 

This is what I came up with: 

This is a knob of some type that I found at the craft store in the wood section.

I attached a circle of Industrial Strength velcro to the bottom. The bottom measures 1"

I cut circles from white felt. These I cut by hand. Sometime in the future I am going to order the Originals Sizzix Circles die that has 4 circles - one is the 1"

This is comfortable in the hand, and easy to swirl inks onto my projects. 


  1. Hi Kelly, very ingenious making your own blending tool, great idea, especially if they save money.
    Happy WOYWW
    Jan. No 40

  2. What an ingenious tool you've created, and it looks so ergonomically perfect!

    Happy WOYWW to you,
    :)trisha too
    #49 this week

  3. That looks like a great tool! I checked out your tags - lovely. Still have to get around to making one lol.

    Sharon k #45

  4. Who's a clever girl making your own blending tool. Happy woyww jill #16

  5. Ohhhh, eggs for the hands! No really, what a fab idea. Lots of inking really makes my fingers ache! The tags are wonderful. I love the idea of the writers Dinner, have fun!

  6. What a great idea - on you desk photo last week it looked just like the egg shaped sponges that can be used for blending. Just popped over and seen your tag - it's great - I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #23

  7. Oh wow, what a great idea to make your own blending tool and thanks for telling us how you made it... I don't use a tool like that much but I might go and make one myself now without spending much money to see if/how I can use it in my art. Thanks for stopping by my blog today... you asked about my 'big journal'... I bind most of my journals myself – the ‘big book’ is also handbound. (The cover and spine (binding) can be seen in my blogpost of January 6) It's a new week already, so Wednesday (woyww) is already near... see you in a few days then! Love from Holland, Marit #29

  8. That's a great blending tool, Kelly! Sorry I'm a bit late visiting for this WOYWW - had a very busy week. Thank you for your visit and your nice comment - glad you liked my baking! I deliberately didn't publish the recipe in case I got into copyright trouble, but I'm sure it's OK to share with friends by email on a one-to-one basis like we all share recipes, so if you're interested, email me and I'll send it to you.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #28

  9. That is a very clever blending tool for sure Kelly :) Thanks for stopping by my page earlier <3 Shel C

  10. Brilliant idea for a blending tool, must keep this in mind. Happy crafty week. Angela x

  11. Hi, Kelly, that's a clever idea for a blending tool. I like the supplies on your desk -- a/k/a chocolate. Happy WOYWW, from last week! ~ Laura

  12. I might try this, I have some similar wood here. I've made a few John Deere tags/cards, as my hubby is a JD kinda of farmer. Thanks for the visit. I'm am really late but had some time. Ready for tomorrow's post too.