Monday, May 7, 2012

Soap Challenge--gradient color

"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver," reads the Proverb.  I love words that are spot-on and well-written.  On the contrary, a poorly spoken word is like the proverbial fingernail on a chalkboard or a fork scraping across a dinner plate.  If you've made soap for any period of time, you've stumbled across the term "soap porn" to describe pictures of soap.  How icky is that?  It makes me cringe every time.  To compare a beautiful, pure bar of soap to that visual filth is in the poorest taste and just not classy, folks....

OK, now that I feel better with my little rant out there, I'll move on to last week's soap challenge.  Yes, last week's.  I was determined to get this one done, even if the next challenge assignment is already posted.  I've done gradient soaps before so I wanted a different twist to this batch.  It just so happened that I got a special order for a baby soap so that decided things for me.  I chose to do a baby blue and pink soap.  I originally planned for more shades of each color but the soap was a little thick for me to work with.  I was disappointed when I cut the soap this morning, but it's growing on me. 



It's scented in Lavender-Chamomile Huggies Type so my house is full of the scent of a baby!  Mmmm...


Tune in next time for more soap!  And speaking of words and babies, maybe I'll throw in my two cents about the goofy phrase "baby bump".... ;)

15 comments:

  1. Hi Amy from Wisconsin...Suzy from Minnesota (Eagan) stopping by to say I think your baby gradient soap is so pretty ! It's different than the rest, and that's the appeal. The white top with glitter is just so appreciate. I received a sample of Lavender Camomile Huggies type and was pleasantly surprised. I'm not one for powdery baby fragrances, but this is totally different. Oh, and I'm with you about soap porn. It was a total turnoff the first time I read it....still doesn't sit right with me. I just liked your Facebook site ...feel free to visit me at
    www.suzysaysthis.blogspot.com if you'd like !!

    ReplyDelete
  2. The two colour gradient is stunning. Very perfect for a baby. It is so great to see all the different variations that can be achieved.

    I totally agree with you about the soap porn. How ever I do quite like the phrase that I have seen some times of eye candy.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oooo, I love your twist on the gradient!! I have that scent too and have yet to use it - this is perfect!! (And yes, I agree with your judgment on "soap porn" - you won't ever hear me use the phrase.)

    ReplyDelete
  4. You rant away, girl! First time I heard that term I wondered for months what on earth I was missing - made no sense to me at all. I like Louisa's 'eye candy' though. And I love love love your baby gradient soap! I've never heard of that fragrance - sounds very nice.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I agree with you on the phrase "soap porn!" I much prefer "eye candy" or similar!

    This is a beautiful and clever twist on the gradient soap! Love the soft colors with the smooth and calming scent!

    ReplyDelete
  6. So sweet ! I want to cuddle that soap. Fantabulous job.

    ReplyDelete
  7. It seems like I see the "soap porn" phrase everywhere but I'm glad I'm not the only one that hates it and doesn't use it!

    @Suzy--this scent is much better than the powdery type of baby scent. (I'm not wild about that kind, either.)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love your soap! How pretty!

    I'm with you on that phrase, I really hate it. I don't just dislike it, I hate it. I agree that it is very poor taste. I almost mentioned this very thing on FB yesterday and then forgot. But yeah...I get what they're after but ew.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Another soap porn hater here, but I love your color gradient!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gorgeous! I really like the colours you used...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Beautiful gradient layers, Amy! Love the colors. And I also love the lavender-chamomile FO, too. I've got some and it's so nice!

    ReplyDelete
  12. very pretty soap Amy! I can't stand "soap porn" either, ew. "Eye candy" is better, I can handle that...but "yummy blog candy" is another one that makes me cringe!

    ReplyDelete
  13. These are absolutely beautiful! I love how you used the Lavender-Chamomile Huggies with your colorants, it really makes it look like a baby bar of soap!

    ReplyDelete
  14. This color combination is very soft and pretty! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Very pretty!! Lavender-Chamomile is one of my favorite FO. I hoard the soap when I use it.. lol

    ReplyDelete