Tuesday, July 10, 2018

did she say, "cupcake mandala"??!

yes, i did say that. and yes, i've made a cupcake mandala, in card form! but first i should explain that this week's challenge at shopping our stash is called, "feeeeeeed me, seymour" (...ok, technically, it's just called, "feed me" but who can resist a gratuitous "little shop of horrors" song cue?? well, not ME, anyway...) and the brief is to make a project that features food. it doesn't have to be cupcakes, of course. but it could be. and mine is. see?

ancient dimensional resin-like cupcake stickers: mambi i think... at least, they were in a pack of mambi stickers of similar colors but different material... it's possible they just got put there, but again, they are ANCIENT and even if we knew who made them, we couldn't find them again, luckily ANY cupcake stickers will work!; large center stickers: pebbles; other small stickers: sn@p planner, pipsticks, recollections and some teeeeeeeeeeeeny nail art stickers from the dollar store; patterned paper from top to bottom: basic grey, sei and echo park; glossy white cardstock: paper accents; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

this thing is a veritable treasure trove of ancient (but still awesome, imo) stash! but then, the thing i love about sticker mandalas is that they are the best vehicle ever for using up bits and bobs. because you don't need a lot of any one thing, and nothing needs to match or even make sense together, really. something that's a bit important, however, is *SCALE*. because if you use stickers that are all the same size, the mandala will feel... un-dynamic? i'm not sure what the word is, but your eye will just sort of get stuck, if that makes sense. having larger things in the center and moving out towards smaller ones, just looks better. i do also like the precision of starting with a perfect circle, so i traced a roll of washi tape with a pencil to make the ring where i placed my cupcakes, then covered it with the large center stickers. for the "rays" of the mandala, i didn't measure, as such; but you'll notice i used a gridded paper, which is an excellent way to cheat in this sort of situation!

there are loads of delicious food-centric projects just waiting over at SOS to inspire you... grab a spoon and dig in, darlings! ♥


  1. How creative are you, Miss Lady! There is so much wonderful detail in this design that each time I look at it I find some new treat for my eyes. Absolutely beautiful work!

  2. Oh my gosh this is over the top cute and I LOVE It.

  3. I can't love this cute cupcake mandala enough!

  4. Absolutely incr-edible! LOL! And thank you for bringing up Little Shop... I think, "Feeeed me, SEymourrrrRRR!" every time I read "feed me." Awesome cupcake mandala. You keep paving the way.

  5. Fantastic cupcake mandala, you never cease to amaze me with your designs. awesome feed me project.

  6. OMWord, this is soooo awesome!!!! LOVE


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