I’m in the Cross Stitcher! Again!

CrossStitcher Magazine Cover Issue 317 (source: crossstitchermag.co.uk)

I’ve once again been featured in The Cross Stitcher magazine! And once again it was my transforming piece. Time for an improved piece maybe?

The Cross Stitcher 300th Edition Cover featuring Lord Libidan
The Cross Stitcher 300th Edition Cover featuring Lord Libidan (source: crossstitcher.com)

If you want to find yourself a copy, you can buy it on Wednesday! Or you can buy it online too!
 
I’ve now been published quite a few times. Check me out in:
Fine Art Cross Stitch Kit
Emoji Cross Stitch Kit
Star Wars Cross Stitch Kit
Star Trek Cross-Stitch: Explore Strange New Worlds of Crafting Book
Disney Classic Cross Stitch Kit
Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch book
CrossStitcher Magazine (twice)
CrossStitcher Designer Stitches Magazine
CrossStitchCrazy Magazine
& XStitch Magazine

Pokemon Japanese Gengar Print Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Pokemon Japanese Gengar Print Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

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Title: Japanese Gengar
Date Completed: September 2015
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Red
Colours: 2
Video Game: Pokemon

This year I’ve entered both the mega and mini Sprite Stitch craft swaps! This is a gift for my mega partner Citrusoda, featuring some of her most favourite things! She really wanted something Pokemon OR a quote. Well, how about both? She also mentioned loving Japanese sayings, Gengar specifically, and loving red black and purple. This is what a came up with, featuring the Japanese saying “wake from death and return to life” on a Japanese inspired block print cross stitch.

Galaga Ships Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Galaga Ships Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

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Title: Galaga Ships
Date Completed: September 2015
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Black
Colours: 5
Video Game: Galaga

This year I’ve entered both the mega and mini Sprite Stitch craft swaps! This is a gift for my mega partner lucyinthesky. I chose to theme her gifts on Galaga, which she holds the highscore for! I really loved the colour of the game when I was little, and LOVED to get the red ship. So I decided to grey scale the enemies and make the red ship really pop in contrast.

Bioshock Charge Vigor Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Bioshock Charge Vigor Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

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Title: Charge Bioshock Vigor
Date Completed: July 2015
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Glow in the dark
Colours: 8
Video Game: Bioshock Infinite

During a convention my good friend Mr X Stitch gave me a square of glow-in-the-dark aida by Sew It All, with a challenge to make something special with it. Well, I had a whole host of ideas from fantastic to whimsy, but with a recent play through of Bioshock Infinite I realised that the Vigor posters had a certain magic of their own. Whats the best way to sell near magical powers? With a glowing poster!
I’ve used a combination of simple black and white threads, with a glow in the dark white thread to create an image that not only works in the light, but really pops in low level light.
I’m pretty sure I did a good job Mr X Stitch!

Harvest Moon Family Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Harvest Moon Family Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

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Title: Harvest Moon Group Shot
Date Completed: June 2015
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: White
Colours: 31
Video Game: Harvest Moon 1, 2 & 3

Its always an aim in every gave of harvest moon I play to collect all the animals, and see all the extra ones you can’t keep. Well a little while ago I managed it, and to mark the occasion I decided to make an old fashioned group shot.

Minecraft Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Minecraft Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

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Title: Minecraft
Date Completed: May 2015
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 18
Canvas: Black
Colours: 31
Video Game: Minecraft

In all the shows I’ve been to, by far the most requested game is Minecraft, and whilst I’ve had at least a few ideas for a while, I never stitched any. So here’s to change!
Its loosely based on a shirt design, but with my own flair, and additions, shading and a few secrets.

Zelda Dangerous Alone Shadowbox Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Zelda Dangerous Alone Shadow Box Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

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Title: Dangerous Alone
Date Completed: April 2015
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 11
Video Game: Zelda

In all my video game stitching career I’ve never stitched anything Zelda related. Whats that all about?
I’ve tried creating a 3D depth image before without success, and realised I needed something a lot smaller scale. I figured, what better than the classic “Dangerous to go alone!’ scene?

Team Rocket Typography Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Pokemon Team Rocket Typography Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

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Title: Team Rocket Typography
Date Completed: March 2015
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 18
Canvas: Black
Colours: 2
Video Game: Pokemon

A return to pokemon! I’ve always loved typography (and have always been useless at it), but recent Portal lemon rant stitches I’ve seen have made me take stock. Maybe I could do something like that? And what better than the motto of Team Rocket from Pokemon Series 1 & 2.
Prepare for trouble!
Make it double!
To protect the world from devastation!
To unite all peoples within our nation!
To denounce the evils of truth and love!
To extend our reach to the starts above!
Jessie! James!
Team Rocket, blast off at the speed of light!
Surrender now, or prepare to fight!
Mewoth that’s right!
I’d like to thank the fantastic members of SpriteStitch for spell checking it for me. Where would I be without you guys?