Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Meet Shantay from Rick’s Place

Happy New Year! I am so ready for it too. I am still trying to regain my strength back from all the Christmas festivities. It is slowly getting there. I must remember that I am getting older and I must learn to pace myself. That is harder than I thought it would be. LOL! Teaching this old dog a new trick every day!

I have stayed in my studio for two afternoons now and I told myself that today I was not going to leave until my project was complete. Well…I have finished it!

I would like to introduce you to “Shantay,” one of my favorites from Rick St. Dennis MFA line of “Randi Dandi” images. Isn’t she a beauty? I am rather partial to Rick’s Randi Dandi series. I love the big eyes and all that gorgeous hair on most of them. Randi Dandi’s are perfect for coloring.

For this art card I got to practice one of my New Year’s resolutions. That resolution is to use the designer paper pads that I have in stock before I purchase any others. Do you think that I will be able to keep it? You can bet your sweet booties that is a NOT! There are too many online enablers for me to resist that kind of temptation.

For “Shantay” I decided to color first and then look for the paper I wanted to use. The pad I found is one of the most beautiful that I have. I also forgot I had it. Now if I can use this rule every time I might make it. Another NOT! Like I tell my husband, after I die, you can sell my art supplies and retire. ;o) On to the nitty gritty…

Supplies I used for my project:
  • Copics: Hair-yr21, e13, 15, 18; Skin-e000, 11, R20; Scarf, hat brim, and eyes-g00, 85, 94; Hat, clothes, and earrings-w1, 3, 5, 7, 9; Orchid-r20, 22, 27, 89.
  • Ink: DI in Frayed Burlap.
  • Cardstock: SU Mellow Moss, Soft Suede, Early Espresso.
  • Designer Paper: DCWV Mariposa Stack (Hobby Lobby).
  • Dies: Spellbinders D’Lites Frame One; Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Flourish One.
  • Charm: Butterfly from Frost Creek Charms.
Shantay will be entering in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations – Anything goes
Flutter by Wednesdays – Anything goes with something new (my D-Lite die)
Divas by Design – Anything goes
Paper Take Weekly – Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
Are you looking to join in a few events? We have several fun spots for you to visit. First is our Sparkle & Glitter with Rick Challenge Blog. Every two weeks we have a new challenge for you and lots of eye candy from Rick’s Elite Design Team. Two more places to visit are our groups on Facebook and at The Crafter’s Café. We have monthly contests and challenges for your enjoyment.
Thanks for stopping by. If you need more information, please contact me.
Aletha Jane
AJ’s Designs


  1. This is FABULOUS!! love it! Thanks for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous!! I love it.

  3. oh lovely work Aletha. You are right lovely image and you have used some great vibrant colours. The image just seems to leap of the page. Yes understand totally about Christmas, I think I still need to catch up on rest :) Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations. Regards Meighan

  4. Love the way you've colored her hair!

  5. Aletha what a beautiful card and her hair is to die for. You must give us your hair tutorial...please :0) - Pat


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