I am crazy for making something this detailed. 14 colors. that is the most I have EVER worked with!!!!!! this was made using 28 count Hardanger cloth from a video game sprite. it took me FOREVER to make! it should technically count as as UBER-large!!! lol. oh, and it's about 3in x 4in.
I have NEVER made a cross stitch project this detailed. 14 colors. would have been more if my converting program hadn't lost at least one color.
I made this from a Mortal Kombat Sega Genesis sprite (I found it again last night after I posted this). I made so many mistakes, but none that anybody would really notice...except me.
I just found the frame today. lol. I was so, so happy to have found one this small! it's only 3in x 4in!! I used 28 count Hardanger cloth (you're supposedly supposed to use it as 14 count, but I like a challenge). had I used it as 14 or even used 11 count like I wanted to, it would have been HUGE!!!!!!!
MS Paint XP is a wonderful thing. I LOATHE any version of MS Paint that came out after MS Paint Vista (it's basically the same as XP). the XP version allows you to create your very own patterns using a graph that changes in size as you zoom in, whereas the 7 version has a graph that stays the same size as you zoom in. that doesn't work for pattern making. all of the cross stitched items you have seen on here from me (as well as some square stitched beaded items) came from patterns I made myself using MS Paint XP.
ANYWAY! I made this picture for the Summer Nerd Games as my entry into the Pirates vs. Ninja Battle Royale. obviously I went with the ninja theme. Noob Saibot was originally a hidden, unplayable character in Mortal Kombat II, and was made as a cross between 2 other ninjas, Sub-Zero and Scorpion. at the time, he was only a shadowy silhouette (he is a wraith ya know), but has now evolved into an actual humanoid being. you can see him in action by clicking here.
Challenge/Battle/Alert: May Battle Royale - Pirates vs. Ninjas (ninja) Team/Ninja: Team Control Freaks Project Geekdom (if any): video games Bonus Points: Nerdy & Super Nerdy Project Name: Noob Saibot cross stitched picture Brief Description: I chose to make a cross stitched picture of one of my favorite Mortal Kombat ninjas, Noob Saibot, who happens to have originally been a cross between 2 other Mortal Kombat ninjas (Sub-Zero & Scorpion, also favorites of mine) when he first appeared in the video game Mortal Kombat II. you can see him in action by clicking here. wanting to make this forced me to download and install MS Paint XP since the Windows 7 (and above) version sucks. it doesn't allow you to make patterns like this. besides, I've been wanting to make cross stitch and square stitch bead patterns again for a while now. so I'm going to be very busy playing around with MS Paint XP.
ok, so I finally got some crafting mojo going and made these 2 things:
a picture of home. the little red rhinestone heart is marking our property. it's also covering up what we call the helicopter pad. it's the base for the pool we used to have, but we kept it to use as a little patio.
Lego Classic Catwoman. you can read more about it by clicking the picture
**side note, I LOATHE Photobucket's new image link. took me forever to figure out how to link my picture to a web address.
I got the little green cape as a free gift when I bought some Legos a while ago. I had no idea what I was going to use it for, then one day, while looking up Catwoman - whom I love - I realized that there was a Catwoman who wore a purple dress with a green cape. it was then that I knew what I was using the cape for. the problem was that I had to repaint EVERYTHING since there appears to be no such thing as a purple skirt slope or a plain purple torso. but also, Catwoman's mask only comes in black. I found the PERFECT purple, then proceeded to buy the parts I needed, except for the whip that came as a 2 pack when I only wanted one for my other Catwoman minifig, and the gem which I had from a pack of gems I bought to use with the other Catwoman and a Jack Sparrow minifig. the mask came from the UK, so it took a little while to get here, but when it did, I was SO happy. I spent Thursday painting everything and this is what I came up with.
for my first custom minifig, I'm pretty happy with her.
so back in 2010, I had the great idea to organize an OTT swap titled OTVGT (One Tiny Video Game Thing). my partner achgfd, like me, is a fan of the Silent Hill series (namely Silent Hill 2 and 3). she also loves the main antagonist of Silent Hill 2, Pyramid Head. so, I got the idea in my head that she needed a cross stitched picture of PH. but I ran into the issue of what frame to use for it. a wooden frame wouldn't really look good, a silver or gold frame would be horrible, and a black frame would be just awful. then I had an idea. see if you can figure out what I used to cover an ordinary frame:
give up? it's tissue paper dyed in tea. it gives the frame this awesome aged look that fits in perfectly with the world of Silent Hill. I even tea dyed the Aida cloth PH is stitched on! it's a small frame, a 2x3 maybe? about ATC sized. I covered the frame in mod podge, a few layers of the dyed tissue paper, more mod podge, then a clear sealant. I was just so happy with how he turned out.
ok so, I got this blank matchbook book a while ago from Smmarrt. it sat around in one of my "stuff" craft supply drawers until last week. I decided to decorate it with the help of my Cricut. I will tell you one thing about layered cartridges; I hate them because they just seen like so much work for pieces that some times end up not fitting together. the little kimono you'll see is a great example. here's what I managed to come up with:
pages side 1:
pages side 2:
there were 6 pages and I planned to do both sides, but I was just so uninspired that I decided to glue the pages together. it didn't come out as great as I was hoping, and I notice things I don't like about it (exposed base color, I guess I don't know how to cover things that get folded so the inside crinkled up and the outside slipped out of place, the ink on three of the pages doesn't want to dry and no one will help me figure out how to make it dry, etc.)