Thursday, October 25, 2012


...of the Headless Horseman!

The fictitious headless horseman has been a motif of European folklore since at least the Middle Ages.
There is an Irish, Scottish and German version of this particular folklore. If I'm not mistaken I think the Legend of  Sleepy Hallow is based on this folklore as well, but don't quote me on that.

Basically this "dark man" is a headless fairy/ghost/huntsman, usually riding a black/gray horse and carrying his head under one arm (or holding it high to see at great distance). He wields a whip made from a human corpse's spine. When he stops riding, a death occurs. He calls out a name, at which point the named person immediately perishes, or so the story goes.

This is the second of two Halloween challenges I've had the privilege to design for, and this one starts today over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge.

This year I bought several images from Make it Crafty’s Halloween collection and I must say I have really enjoyed colouring them up with my Copics.

Like the cute little Dracula image I posted last Saturday, this one is equally adorable, if you dig headless people that is. 
The collection also included Frankenstein and a really cool Halloween scene, which I've fussy cut to create my own little scene. 

I made the sign myself by using a free Digi image from BrossArt Addiction, and modified it by printing the image onto DP from MME and then cutting it down to size in order for it to look like a sign. The sign post is simply a toothpick!

Copics Used: Cape - W8, 7, 5, 3, 1, 00   YR9, 7, W3

Clothes – E59, 53 E19, 17, 15, 13   W5, 3

Fence – E49, 39, 37, 35, 33, 31

Boots – G99 and tip to tip with G94

PumpkinS – Y19, 17  YR9, 7, 4,   W5, 3
       YR97, 95, 93, G85

Well peeps, I hope you've enjoyed this week’s card, and I also hope that Dracula and the Headless Horseman has put you in the mood for All Hallows Eve and inspired you to get into the crafty pun intended either.

I will be entering my card in two challenges this week, Through the Classroom Door, Anything Goes  #41 and Color Me Creative Classroom #55, Anything Goes with a Splash of Orange. Seriously though I think my card is a wee bit more than a splash of orange!!!

Until we meet again, Bwahahahahahahaha!
Thanks for stopping by JS


  1. Oh, my, the story is scary, but the card is too cute to be! Love it! Love the scene you created, your paper, cheesecloth, little sign, and your fantastic coloring of all your images! Really, really wonderful, Sandra! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. Absolutely love your spooky card.

  3. You always amaze me with the your ability with the Copics! Absolutely stunning.

  4. Fabulous creation, Sandra! Terrific coloring of the images and great scene! Thanks for the history, too!

  5. Gosh, Sandra, I am so glad you decided to enter this into the TTCRD challenge! As I said above, I love this card! You, my dear, are a very creative soul! :^) Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Big hugs, Penny

  6. Way cool card, Sandra! One of my fave spooky tales!

  7. So cute, Sandra! Marvelous coloring and fabulous background with all those bats. This one really makes me smile. :-D

  8. What a great card Sandra! Love the way you've coloured the image and fussy cut to creat such a marvelous little scene, I don't think I would have the patient. :)

  9. Fabulous card Sandra... love the spooky scene!! Brilliant creation... Love it!! Hugs May x x

  10. Love the gorgeous rich colours, Sandra. The pumpkins, bats and that genius...certains turns up the spook factor! And I love that you did some fussy worth it! Thanks for sharing.

    hugs, Asha

  11. Great card Sandra!!
    I love your coloring and the images are so funny!!
    Just finishing my last Halloweencard, I never made them before since we don't have/celebrate halloween in the Netherlands :)
    And now I made about 12!
    Loved the story also:)

  12. OMG, I can't believe I missed this one!!!! Sandra, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! I love your headless horseman and also the story behind it. You're a great source of inspiration. Keep bringing us your amazing creations! Hugs, Brigitte

  13. Super cute card Sandra. Love all that you added to it and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.