Soap Challenge Week 7 Link-Up

Our challenge this week was to create gradient colored soaps! It was a bit of a challenge for some – or so I’ve heard. The soap batter really has to be at that perfect stage where it’s not too thick so you have time to play, and not too thin so you don’t break through the previous layer.

I decided that the Green Tea & Bamboo soap that I made could have had a little more color to start, but I think the overall effect turned out pretty nicely:

Here are some photos:

Green Tea & Bamboo Soap by Great Cakes Soapworks

Darker specks are bits of Nag Champa soap shavings

Ok, now show us whatcha got! I can’t wait to see everyone’s soaps!

Bloggers: Create a post about your gradient soap – with photos of course! Describe your scent and colors and what inspired you to create your soap. Please include a link back to my blog in your post (either the home page, or this post should work nicely!).

Facebook business page photos: Upload your photo(s) into a photo album, and write a descriptive caption on the photo you are linking up to this post – including the scent of your soap, and how you were inspired. To link the photo, click on it, then copy and paste the URL into the “blog post URL” blank at the top. In the next step, it will show your photo, and you will need to select it. (If you press the “crop” button instead, you can adjust what the thumbnail of your photo will look like.)

You can create a link to a YouTube video of your soap! There will be a little frog icon instead of a thumbnail photo of the soap, but anyone who clicks on your link will be able to see your video. Starting on your video page, click the “share” button and copy the URL. You can use this URL for the “blog post URL” blank. Then in the next step, ignore all the tiny blue boxes and click the “direct image URL” tab across the top and paste the URL of your youtube video in the blank again and hit the “submit query” button.

Uploading a photo from your computer: If you don’t have a blog or business page on facebook or a youtube video, you can still upload a photo from your computer. Just put n/a in the “blog post URL” blank and go to the next step. It will give you an error message, but it will still work! Just click the tab across the top that says “upload from computer” and you will be able to browse your files and upload a photo. I will remove the dead link ASAP.

14 thoughts on “Soap Challenge Week 7 Link-Up

  1. Tina Berryer says:

    I like the flecks too! Since the grades are not real dramatic, the flecks add some more interest. I will post pics later this week. I like how mine turned out, but since I used Alkanet Root to make a purple, I have to wait a few days for it to cure so it turns purple. Right now it is a blue/gray color. I hope it turns.

  2. I love it Amy! It’s cool and sophisticated looking. I haven’t done a gradient soap as yet but I will do in the future and I’m make sure to tag you on it for sure! Thanks for doing all these challenges, they’re the talk of the soaping world!

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