If I had it my way, I'd make a mandala every week. Sadly they are time-consuming and require so much time to complete that doing them for pleasure would interfere with the business side of Mainely Quilling. LOL
This blue and white floral mandala is 8x8. It has about five shades of blue in it. It was initially based off a free coloring book design but somewhere after the center dome it veered off on its own path. Which is fine. I have made mandalas before based on a design that I liked and the same thing happened - I started out with intentions of making it very similar but it didn't end up that way. I think as a mandala builds outward, you realize what you can and can't do in the spaces that are left and you make alterations. At least that's what keeps happening when I make them. Had it not been for for the blue and white striped "petals" I might have finished this in one night. I plan to do some more soon because who doesn't love mandalas?