Assassins Creed Sampler Cross Stitch

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Title: Assassins Creed Sampler
Date Completed: October 2013
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 16
Canvas: White
Colours: 7
Video Game: Assassins Creed

Having stitched a lot of Pokemon recently, i wanted to go off it, and with the advent of the new Assassin’s game being about pirates, I got a little bit excited.
This is a traditional sampler with an Assassins creed theme, with a touch of glow in the dark thread thrown in to add effect.

Skyrim iPhone Case Cross Stitch

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Title: Elder Scrolls: Skyrim ‘Darkness Returns’ iPhone Case
Date Completed: October 2013
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 1
Video Game: Skyrim

I had another iPhone case hanging around from my last stitch, and I thought I would put it to good use. Having been playing sky rim for ages, and still no where near complete enough for me (completionist nature, with an endless game doesn’t go well). I loved the look of the Darkness Returns achievement logo so I threw together a quick image, and added a Thu’um to the base.

Batman iPhone Case Cross Stitch

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Title: Batman Arkham Origins ‘Nowhere To Run’ iPhone Case
Date Completed: September 2013
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 1
Video Game: Batman Arkham Origins

I’ve seen a whole slew of iPhone case cross stitches out there. I was lucky enough to come across them at a local car boot sale, so picked them up.
This pattern just came about after looking at the new Batman game trailer.
The term ‘nowhere to run’ isn’t actually said by Joker, but I think the image worked out well.

Metroid Power Suit & Cannon Blueprints Cross Stitch

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Title: Metroid Power Suit & Cannon Blueprints
Date Completed: September 2013
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 18
Canvas: Black
Colours: 3
Video Game: Super Metroid

This was the main part of my swap gift for Sprite Stitch’s Swap 2013. My partner this year was BooChocoBoom. On her questions she showed a real interest in Super Metroid, and zombies. Having just started playing through Super Metroid only a week before, I thought a perfect opportunity.
Its a mix between a screen shot in the game, and extra work by myself for the arm cannon. Stitched on 18 count, which is a first for me. I really love the stark difference of bright green and bright purple against the black background, it really stands out.
I also wrote to her in the style of a top secret letter from the Galactic Federation, giving her the blueprints to defeat the Metroid and Zombie invasions. It has loads of references to her favourite games and tv shows, and is below if you want a read.
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Gordon Freeman Portrait Cross Stitch

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Title: Gordon Freeman Half Life Portrait
Date Completed: September 2013
Design: Lord Libidan & Nicholas Smith https://society6.com/manicgfx
Count: 16
Canvas: White
Colours: 22
Video Game: Half Life

I came across the idea of a portrait stick through Portal, and a challenge on SpriteStitch boards. When researching I found this amazing Gordon Freeman from Half Life sprite by Nicholas Smith, which I just had to use.
I really like the idea of portraits, and might do another soon.

Pokemon Tattoo Cross Stitch

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Title: Pokemon Tattoo
Date Completed: August 2013
Design: Lord Libidan
Canvas: White
Colours: 38
Video Game: Pokemon

After completing my Portal Tattoo stitch some time ago, it has become synonymous with my work. As a result I wanted to stitch another.
Unlike the last one, I had to totally create a pattern from scratch, which includes my previous Pokedex, and a few other things I’ve been wanting to stitch for a long time, such as the Kanto region badges.

3D Pokemon Cave Cross Stitch

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Title: Pokemon Cave
Date Completed: June 2013
Design: Lord Libidan
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 11
Video Game: Pokemon

This has been in the planning for more than a year before I started, and took almost 6 months to complete.
The reason it took so long is simply the challenge of having such a piece come out at you on plastic caves, on a 45 degree angle (plastic canvas means you can only use 90 or 0/180 degrees). However, after giving up on the project a total of three times, I finally worked out a way to do it.
Its based upon a series of works by the painter John Wilson after I saw a few of his pieces in a local art store. The effect should be that the cave looks to go inwards, and when you move your head (or the camera), the cave goes with it, forcing perspective, whilst all the time, it comes out at you.
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Star Trek Insignia Cross Stitch

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Title: Star Trek Insignia
Date Completed: November 2012
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Black
Colours: 11
Show: Star Trek

This is another one I had to keep quiet about. One of these is in the upcoming Star Trek book, but the other one was designed by me! These were designed to go together but were thrown out last minute. I wasn’t happy about it, so stitched it anyway!

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