July 2019 SMF Challenge - Landscape/NOT Seascape Design

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  1. Jul 14, 2019 #41

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    @Nanooo48 No worries - if you have any questions, just ask. Glad to see you trying your first challenge :)
     
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    Looking forward to seeing everyone’s soaps!
     
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    Yeah...I'm gonna be a dancing hippo for a while yet. The FO I used turned my batter to water - Lime Margarita from Bulk Apothecary. Smells AMAZING. My tallow recipe (which usually sets up on me lickety split) was still too soft to texture after I left it to set up while I showered. It's sleeping under a couple blankets now. I'm hoping it will be hard enough to cut at least a single bar in the morning before work!!
     
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    I hope it’s hard enough to cut it all. Because you know one bar leads to another...and another...
     
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    Were you...in my soap lab this morning?? Watching me cut bar after bar after bar???? I couldn't stop myself!!! I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out and the SMELL....oh lord. Nothing makes you want tequila at 5am like a Lime Margarita-scented soap.
     
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    @steffamarie :rolling:
    I know how it goes when I start cutting a loaf that I know I should let sit. Glad you are happy with how it turned out.
     
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    1. earlene - if I can get it made in the next few days!
    2. steffamarie - super excited!! this is a very inspiring challenge.
    3. amd - tackling my pine tree nemesis
    4. MarnieSoapien - takes a deep breath and steps forward
    5. jcandleattic - this is a soap that has been on my list for over 5 years!! Maybe now I'll get it done!
    6. szaza - not sure if I'll have time but landscape soaps have been on my list since I started soaping, so it's about time I give it a try!
    7, msunnerstood - Because I am a glutton for punishment.
    8. KristaY - I was in Sedona last week with inspiration everywhere. Hmmmm....
    9. Mobjack Bay - stepping up to the mold and the challenge...
    10. Amy78130- Let's do this!
    11. Primrose - I have an idea, but time is limited
    12. scard- Maybe I can get it made on time?
    13.Nanooo48 - this would be my first entry and I’m still a little confused and nervous lol. Don’t get mad at me if I mess up! Or forget!
    14. Rahmi - I've been wanting to try soapQueens' landscape so maybe this is the time. Planning to have tweaks too. So exciting!
     
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    @Rahmi - Is this your first challenge? Good luck!
     
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    Yes! Thanks :)
     
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    I also can't wait to see what you came up with!!! Please share the ones that don't wind up competing!! I love these challenges!
     
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    Oh... I hope I carve quick enough!
    I'm in the carving stage of my first try and my second try is in the mold (got some inspiration while the fist one was gelling, so I figured I'd try a second time).
    I had a friend helping me with the second one.. is that a disqualification for entering that soap, since I didn't do it all by myself?
     
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    It didn't happen. I had the plan on paper, but the time and setting for creation just didn't happen. I didn't even get a base soap made to pour a surface over, let alone the other prep necessary to create a nice Intaglio design. I forgot to bring any carving tools with me to Texas anyway, but knowing I could easily buy some just about anywhere, I wasn't concerned. It was the time and opportunity that was the issue. So I won't be submitting an entry this month.

    However, we had a great time at the soap conference and are having even more fun here in Hawaii. Yesterday at Black San Beach and today we plan an outing to a place where Hubby & I saw mantas swimming on a previous trip (currently on granddaughter's TO DO list.)

    I am really lo0king forward to seeing what y'all produce and am glad the entry thread is now open!

    Great job on your Mysteries of Sedona soap, KristaY.
     
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    Beautiful soap KristaY. I love the colors and the feeling of the desert Southwest. Three cheers for posting your entry first!
     
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    Thanks MB! I had to set a reminder in my phone to post or I would have forgotten. Getting so many last minute details done for my sister's wedding so I just set another reminder to vote. Let's hope I see it and actually follow thru!
     
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    I'm SOOOO jealous earlene! Hawaii is my favorite place on earth. I'm the beach gal and my hubby's the mountain man so of course we live in the high desert, lol. I'm bummed you weren't able to get a soap made though. Hawaii would have been great inspiration for tropical vegetation and mountains. Have a safe and fabulous rest of your vacation!
     
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    @KristaY Sedona is magic. Your soap is such a beautiful representation!!

    @earlene I'm sorry you won't be able to enter a soap, but only because I'd love to see what you would have come up with. You are in paradise and I hope you all have a wonderful time there. Like Krista, it is one of my favorite places.
     
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    @steffamarie those arches outside Moab look great! I've been there so I can picture it perfectly. Pouring arches can't have been easy so well done you!:thumbs:
     
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    @steffamarie I can tell you put a lot of thought into your soap - it turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing your process.
     
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