Kudos to the Soap Challenge Survivors!

As most of you know, I have been hosting 11 weeks of Soap Challenges on this blog, highlighting a different technique to try each week. The last Soap Challenge link-up just closed this morning, so I thought it would be fun to recognize the participants who made through at least 10 out of the 11 weeks of challenges – and posted their work!

Here are some highlights from the participants who posted their work in 10 out of 11 challenges:

Ishbel and Shelley – PURO soaps

Ishbel's Peaked Soap - Queens Crown and the Jubilee

Jennifer – Jennifer’s Handmade Soap

Jennifer's Piped Soap - Ice Cream Sundae

Eileen – Simple Pleasures Handmade Soaps

Eileen's Landscape Soap - Land of the Setting Sun

Kim – Honeydew Soap Shop

Kim's Gradient Soap - China Rain


Natalia's Salt Soap - White Rose with Spirulina & Pink Himalayan Salt

Congratulations to these soapmakers who actually posted their work in all 11 challenges:

Traci – Savon Arts

Traci's Milk Soap - Chocolate and Strawberry

Carol – Soaplicity

Sharon – Soaps by Sharon


Swanee's ITP swirl

There were so many more who participated – even those who were quietly making their soaps at home, or joined in late, or have gone back to the beginning after the link-ups closed. I’ve received so many lovely comments about the challenges, and am now compiling ideas for more challenges, so if you have some ideas, please comment below! I won’t be able to do any more until after the first of the year, but will work on planning them out as I have time before then. I look forward to hearing your suggestions for future challenges!

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  1. Amy,
    Thank you so much for the “Challenge”. Although I haven’t completed all the projects yet, I intend to catch up and will post the pictures on my Facebook Page. I have learned so much from you, and all the other soapers who have been involved with this, and can’t wait for the 2013 Challenge. Thanks again.

  2. o I’m a survivor. Thank you. At the begining I did not know if I will be able to take part of all the weeks. But I do my best , even by posting at the last minutes before the closing.
    I need to retry some weeks : piping soap …

    Thank you very much for these weeks, I have got so much fun, and learn also so much from everyone.

    Here is techniques I have never done yet :
    – the column swirls
    – the peacock swirls
    – soap with animal fat
    – ” flag ” soap
    – the turkish art technique called Ebru applied on top of a cp soap
    – I discover a soaper who make CP soap with flowers and vegetables sculpted on top in order to mix two of her passion ( soapmaking and gardening) . very beautiful effects. I don’t know how she does it really. Perhaps she designed a special mold for that and then finish with a cutter on each soap ?
    – soap design inspirated from nail art, baking, fashion…
    like this famous nail art blog in France with great design that can be adapted on cp soap : http://pshiiit.com/
    swanee´s last blog post ..soap challenge week 11 final : natural soap

  3. Wow, these soapers are SO inspirational. Well done to everyone who took part! I have a clear case of peaks envy over the Jubilee soap! Beautiful doesn’t even come close!

  4. Hi Amy, A big surprise to see my salt bars there, thank you. A big load if thanks to you, Amy, for taking time to organize us all. It was fabulous fun and lived looking at all you wonderful soapers out there creating some fantastic soaps. Look forward to participating again.
    Maybe we could do soaps using embeds, or herb infused oils or teas; perhaps hot process soaps. Thanks again, Amy, xxLinda

  5. Hi Amy, I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed following all the challenges and visiting the different participants. It was interesting to see peoples ‘takes’ on the challenge and the products they came up with. Learning how to do some of the techniques was fun too. I’ve been soaping for years, but am just getting a little more serious about doing more with it. Thanks for sponsoring this event!

  6. Amy thank you so much for this time consuming project. Your coordination and organization skills are to be admired! I do hope it brought you more sales, but that aside I know it brought most of us a load of fun and new ideas and processes.

    My outdoor markets have started and I do two a week so I’m running around like the proverbial chicken! LOL

    Oh yes I did do the last challenge but forgot to load it up yesterday, and haven’t even gotten to my blog. I was with you ALL in spirit to be sure! It is a very plain rather peachy looking bar of Mango Papaya fruit soap for summer. It smells so nice and is so smooth. I’m really liking it.

    Pam bytheSEAsoap

  7. Wow! such gorgeous soaps, there sure is some talented ladies around! You did a fantastic job organising it all Amy, a big thank you and well done on putting it together.

  8. Dear Amy, how can we thank you enough for organising this fabulous event? We have enjoyed it so much and did stick it out until the end, just that my last effort was a week late check out our blog for the week 11 challenge which I just did not get done in time to post up on your link site. http://purosoaps.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/banana-cream-soap-challenge.html
    We are going to do the soap swap too. Any time you decide to do anything like this again COUNT US IN!! XXXXX

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