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Friday, April 26, 2013

Week 4 our last week for the GreatCakes soaping challenges.  The challenge for week 4  is to do a soap with leopard spots!  This was inspired as I understand it, by a baker who made a leopard spotted cake!  Duplicating leopard spots in soap  a unique challenge to be sure!

As our little Bengal domestic tabby's are just the perfect models for a spotted theme I was all set!

Mz. Kathmanduzie -  Duzie for short was 7 pounds of pure joy and love and cuddles.  We lost our little Duzie last summer and still miss her so, but I wanted to share her with you.   She was graced with the most perfect rosette spots!   We still are the staff for her baby brother Mauser as a kitten below!
Mauser The Scorpion King due to the crook on the end of his tail, is now 11 years old, 15 pounds and a couch potato!  Once so athletic jumping like a helicopter ascends, straight up in the air when surprised, climbing ladders and jumping planters!
Summer coming upon us and I had already brown/tan/black/beige soaps on hand.  I wanted more frou frou and colorful leopard spots for this Mother's Day!

I had high expectations for my leopard spot soap.  Using  a lavender color and  a lilac fragrance oil for this Mother's Day Soap.  Yes next time if I do this again I will go the baggie route like Amy of GreatCakes and Kenna of Amanthia Soap did.  No bottles for me, I did the spoon method length wise. Bottles that's where I draw the line!

The plan was to do lavender spots with gold and or blue mica oil rings encased in black. Well the lilac  fragrance changed up the process I had mapped out.  Oh well live and learn.  I had a great time and learned what not to do and how to do spots by hand.  This soap moved faster than I,  so I had to leave out the mica/oil rings around the lavender spots. This fragrance didn't split the top of the soap but it did heat up internally and left TD crackles!   I love the lavender rimmed in black on the white field.  These smell so marvelous, scented with Bramble Berry Lilac fragrance oil for spring.  Mother's love this soap!  Leaping Lilac Leopard Spots.

Mother's Day 2013      Leaping Lilac Leopard Spots!



They need dressing up a touch and then they will be good to go!  Wouldn't a touch of blue or gold mica oil between the lavender and black be cool?






Mother's Day 2012



 It has been a wonderful time with this group and learning with you.  Thank you each and everyone for sharing.  And many thanks to Amy Wardenr of GreatCakes Soap for hosting these challenges.  Please visit Amy  here to admire her leopard spots and see all the interpretations of spots by such a talented community of soap makers!

Aloha,

PS.  Maybe next year I will attempt the art of filming while I soap!
Mella


15 comments:

  1. Your soap looks great!
    Lovely color combination too!

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  2. Congrats Pam!! It looks really nice and you made it at the first try!! Love your colours.

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    1. Rama thanks! It was beginners luck I'm sure and because my fragrance accelerated that there was some body to it! LOL

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  3. You got very cute spots. They look so realistic.

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  4. Love you soap. Thanks for posting the pics of your bengals too. Sorry about loosing one though. I posted my leopard spot soap and 3 pictures of my bengal, Amachai on my blog post. I also have an Abyssinian cat too. Too funny that we are both soap makers doing the challenge and both have a bengal! Love it.

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    1. Thank you Head 2 Toe! Your babies are beautiful and they do have lovely rosettes also. Mauser is sleeping right behind me and snoring just now! I see yours love the cat naps too!

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    1. Like minds Eileen! Yours were so perfect and with the touch of yellow was way cool!

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  6. Wow Mella, it turned out fantastic...I love the colors you chose and that hit of gold on the top!

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    1. Thank you CeeGee I like the ones you did also especially the gorgeous colors. Magnificent! I tried to get to your blog but it wouldn't let me on??

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  7. It is perfect,Pam! The colours,the spots, everything. And I didn't even knew there was such a cat! They both are adorable!

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  8. Your spots are great, the colors are great and your cats are awesome!

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  9. Beautiful spots - well done! The color combination and lilac fragrance are perfect for spring.

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  10. Leaping Lilac - I love it!!! I would love to see someone do the mica/oil rings inside the spots - that would be really awesome! (hint, hint!) I would love to have a beautiful cat like yours as well... Thank you for participating in the challenges, Pam!!

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