Pop Up Pacman Ghost

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Title: Pop Up Pacman Ghost
Date Completed: December 2012
Design: Lord Libidan
Video Game: Pacman
 
This was just a test to see if how pop up cards work. I always loved pop up books as a kid, and I loved the idea you might be able to make a pop up from a single sheet of paper. On a bit of a high from my Pacman etched glass I contined with the Pacman theme as it was super simple.
I learnt a few things, and I had originally wanted to attempt something bigger and more complicated, however as I tried, I realied how problematic some shapes would be. I never finished the larger one.

Pacman Etched Glass

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Title: Pac Man Etched Pint Glass
Date Completed: November 2012
Design: Lord Libidan
Video Game: Pacman
 
Waga-waga! I’ve seen quite a few etched glasses over the years, and I’ve always wanted to try my hand, but was never able (its REALLY hard to find glass etching cream in the UK). I finally found some, and needed some interesting pint glasses to take to work. My intention was to make the glass look great from the front, however when I finally sat down and got to it, I realised a round the glass design would work best. The only thing I know that chases each other from video games was Pacman.
Around the glass is Pacman is eating pellets and in turn and chasing a ghost. Similarly the ghost is chasing Pacman.
I have a few pint glasses at home from varous beer companies and its common to have a message at the bottom of your drink so you can read it once you’ve finished. As a result I added “GAME OVER” in a pixelated font.
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I also created an etched Space Invader pint glass at the some time.

Competition – Pacman Valentine

Competition – Pacman Valentine
Valentine Pacman
Title: Pacman Valentine
Date Completed: February 2011
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Black
Colours: 5
Video Game: Pacman

This was for a Sprite Stitch competition called “Anti-Valentine/Unlikely Partnership”, where two characters who can’t work together get together. So what better than the oldest forlorn couple? I sadly didn’t win, but I came 5th. If you want to see the other entries, look HERE.

To find more contemporary and video game cross stitch, see my gallery, and if you want to have a go yourself you can find patterns and kits on my etsy store!

Retro Video Game Trio Cross Stitch

Retro Trio
Title: Retro Video Game Trio
Date Completed: February 2010
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Black
Colours: 7
Video Game: Pacman, Space Invaders & Dig Dug
 
I sort of fell upon this idea by accident, after my last stitch, but apparently quite a few people like it, so I can’t complain 😛 After my Space Invader Pacman Ghostbuster cross stitch I realised just how similar in size the sprites were. Up to this point I’d put all of my own patterns on one file, and so I had a lot of sprites mixed together. I started splitting them out, and after realising that my future Fire n Ice cross stitch project wasn’t the same size of the others, I started trying random other games. In the end I picked by three favorite 8 bit games.
 
I was planning on doing another for different games originally, I planned for Galactican, Racer X and Asteroids, however after making the pattern, and coming up with loads of other options, I never got around to stitching it. However, I did make the retro 8bit cross stitch pattern avalible with over 50 different combinations.
 
This piece was also featured on the MrXStitch Sprite Stitch Best Bits for May 2010.
Also featured on Mr X Stitch: Link
 
To find more contemporary and video game cross stitch, see my gallery, and if you want to have a go yourself you can find patterns and kits on my etsy store!

Original Ghost Buster Pacman Cross Stitch

Original Ghostbuster
Title: Original Ghost Buster
Date Completed: February 2010
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Black
Colours: 4
Video Game: Pacman

This was the first real project I undertook on my own esteem. Its loosely based on a tshirt I saw, although simplified considerably. Its an average photo size.

To find more contemporary and video game cross stitch, see my gallery, and if you want to have a go yourself you can find patterns and kits on my etsy store!