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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dandelion Zebra wrap-up

Oh, happy day!  I found out last night that I won the Dandelion Zebra swirl's soap challenge on the Great Cakes Soapworks blog. I'm thrilled!  This was my entry.


Thanks heaps, Amy!  And Bramble Berry for sponsoring!  Christmas craft shows and experimenting for a new retail location won't allow me time to enter this coming month's challenge, but I look forward to rejoining the fun soon!  If you have never joined a challenge, I highly recommend it.

Just in case anyone thinks I'm some kind of pro now; here are the pictures of my first attempt at this technique, as I promised.


It was a mess of a batch, albeit salvageable, because a lot of soap oozed out of the freezer paper liner and the texture is odd and spongy.  I still like the colors I chose and it had a lot of potential to be gorgeous, but all that aside...there is nothing Dandelion-esque about the swirl!  So I'm glad I gave it another try.

However, it is hardening and doesn't zap.  So heads-up everyone--there will be a little family over on 10th Ave. smelling of Fruit Loops for a long time to come!

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations on winning the Soap Challenge Contest, Amy! :-) Your entry is a real stand-out, a beauty! :-)
    Thanks for sharing your first try. It would make a fun, colorful confetti soap. :-) I just made some cubed embeds with soap that color-morphed and I thought they look really fun!

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    1. Now why didn't I think of that?!? That's totally what I'm going to do with several of the fruit loop bars! They'll make a great confetti soap! Thanks alot!

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  2. Congratulations! I love your soap. It's so beautiful and the colors are magical. yay you!

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    1. Thank you!! Seeing how my design worked out in the soap was pretty magical, I'd agree!

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  3. Congrats, Amy! It really is gorgeous and I see some great things happening here, since you revived your blog! Go on,girl!

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    1. Thanks, Diva! I know--reviving this blog is working out well, isn't it? :) I've been happy I came back for several reasons, but winning the challenge has been another big plus.

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    1. From someone whose work I admire a lot, thank you very much! ;)

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  5. awesome, congrats. love the color blue.

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  6. Bravo! Although I didn't know about the contest beforehand, I'm not surprised. The swirly blues caught my eye awhile ago. The judge(s) has very good taste.

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    1. Thank you! The nice part is that the challenge was judged only by other people using the same technique--that makes it an even bigger compliment.

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  7. Congratulations on winning the soap challenge, Amy! Your soap is gorgeous!

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  8. Hey congratulations Amy, you're swirl turned out awesome!!!

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