August 9, 2009

a Digital e-card inspired by the HA sneak peek #5

Hi, there!
This week, the Hero Arts' new products for Autumn - Winter were revealed! It's sneak peek time! And their challenge is to be inspired by the products will soon be released. But I had a lot of things to do in this weekday, and the deadline is Sunday midnight PST.
So tonight, I made a digital e-card inspired by the sneak peek #5 - red and green, soft pink, blue and orange colors and dots.
I decided to use Sunshine Daisy and Friendship Definition of the Hero Arts brandnew DigiKits. These are freebies. I LOVE this Sunshine Daisy! So many lovely kits are sold at the 2Peas! Just take a look!

This is the results, 'You're one of my nicest thoughts'.
The methods or effects I used are brushes, blends (blendmode:Colorblend, Difference, Multiply, Vividlight, Exclusion etc.), dropped shadows, and gradation overlay.
The outlines of daisies are created to use its brush - by changing the selected areas.

HA Sunshine Daisy DigiKit
HA Friendship Definition DigiKit
Prima hybrid digital papers (2 patterned papers)
Tia Bennett DigiKit (stitch)

tool: Adobe Photoshop CS4

*The way of expression for this work can be create to use PS7, CS1, 2 and 3, I think, I use CS4 though.

Thanks for looking! :)


  1. Really lovely! The colors and design are beautiful!

  2. Tomo - this is lovely and well done on your win. I'm struggling with the digital stuff ( Must be too old I think) but your work is so great.

  3. Tomo, this is so so beautiful! I am not so much the digi girl... but you make me want to try!


  4. Tomo先輩、Noriです。暑中お見舞い申し上げます。
    おいしい仕事を断って、デジキットで遊んでいるんですかぁ? オリジナルにこだわる先輩なのに、面白いのかな???
    9月に帰省しますが、その頃先輩はTVのfilm edit?

  5. Hi, Suzz! Thanks so much for your lovely comment!

    Hi, Dawn!,
    Thank you so very much!
    In the case the stuff is old, I think you can make the one like this, if your software can work layers and the effect of transparency.
    The new version is convenient, but there're so many functions I don't use. And it uses so many memories... :(

    Hi, Vanessa!,
    Thanks so much! You come to want to try digital? I think the digital use will spread your way of expressions. :)

    I appreciate all of your comments!
    Hugs, Tomo

  6. Hi, Nori-chan! こんばんは。台風は大丈夫?
    > おいしい仕事
    遊ぶ為ではなくって、病気の後、熱波・水害・冷夏、今度は台風でしょ? 少々疲れ気味なので、次の仕事に備えて充電期間としただけヨ(笑 もともと夏休みのはずだったのに、至急案件多しでね) TVは10月からの予定です。


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