SMF May 2019 Challenge - Tiger Stripes

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  1. May 28, 2019 #181

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    Thank you, Daryl. I've used black walnut powder before as a brown colorant, but I don't really remember how abrasive it was. I think I've only used that soap on my hands, though. Co-incidentally, it was in a soap I was trying to get a wood grain look with the swirl, funny that. Anyway, no it wasn't the only colorant I used. But I used far less colorant in it than in my entry soap. I used two micas from Steph's Micas & More: orange coral and clementine, but in much smaller amounts. And because the batter was so fluid and so slow moving, the colors really did merge into each other than I had planned.

    I do like the wispy effect, though and am glad I got it because I wanted to know if I could actually re-create it (having done it in the past, but not purposely.) Maybe next time I try this, I'll use a more woody fragrance. But even with White Jasmine as the scent, I am loving it.
     
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    The only times I've used black walnut powder it was to get brown. I ground it more finely than it came using a mortal and pestle and infused it into oil in a water path. Sadly, my local natural grocery has closed, so I don't have ready access to roots, herbs and such to use a natural colorants.
     
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  3. May 28, 2019 #183

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    Holy cow, earlene! You got the colors of the tiger spot on in the soap! Seriously well done you!:thumbs:
     
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  4. May 29, 2019 #184

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    @DWinMadison who is that in your avatar? :thumbs: he sure looks summery :)
     
  5. May 29, 2019 #185

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    I live in Mississippi. We generally have “summer” from April - November.
     
  6. May 29, 2019 #186

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    well I am totally jealous then cuz it sounds like Minnesota isn't going to do summer this year
     
  7. May 29, 2019 #187

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    I'm starting the think the same about northern AZ. We had freakin snow yesterday. What the heck?
     
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  8. May 29, 2019 #188

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    The survey has been created and the link and passwords have been sent. Please vote for your 3 favorites, and only check the box next to the entrant's name. Hopefully someone can help me get this fixed tomorrow.

    Also note - the password is case sensitive.
     
  9. May 29, 2019 #189

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    uh -oh I should have read this before I send you a PM about which box to check
     
  10. May 29, 2019 #190

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    I also should have thought to come read this first lol good thing I went with my gut n ticked next to the name.

    Congratulations to everyone! Job well done, all the entries were amazing and I had a hard time choosing.
     
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    Apparently I should have read this before voting :lol:
     
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    Sounds like you're not the only one Primrose : )
     
  13. May 29, 2019 #193

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    Voting was TOUGH! Each entry has it's own unique beauty and I wanted to vote for everyone. Well done one and all! :thumbs:
     
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    Please check your messages. A new survey has been created to hopefully fix the issues. I am the first to admit I can be quite hopeless with technology.

    If you voted in the previous survey, please take a minute to revote in the new one. I am so sorry for all the problems.
     
  15. May 29, 2019 #195

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    Boy was voting hard. So many beautiful Tiger Stripes!

    No problems, dibbles; tech stuff can be a real pain! Thank you so much for this challenge. It was great fun.
     
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    I'm sad I didn't get to vote. :(
     
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    Oh no! There's another mistake I made. I'll send the link and password to everyone ASAP! You will get to vote. I'm a space cadet with this.
     
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    I think everyone now has the link and password. If I missed you, let me know.
     
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    Thank you.. as others have said, voting was hard!!
     
  20. May 30, 2019 #200

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    I think we should have been allowed at least 5 votes each ;)
     
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