Friday, July 22, 2011

Making Art {Canvas Print Giveaway}

I have always loved photography. While I have the eye for it, the skill is something that has been building slowly. For Christmas I finally got a new camera that would help me take the images I see in my “eye”. So I have been taking lots and lots of pictures*.

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However these pictures do me no good sitting on my computer. Sure they dress up my blog posts but at the same time I am surrounded by empty walls. So I vowed to start doing something with all these pictures.

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Meet Easy Canvas Prints:


They take your digital image

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and turn them into beautiful canvas prints

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I really wasn’t sure what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised with how professional looking it was. In fact I had it sitting on my dinning room table when my husband came home and this is what happened:

Husband: What's this?
Me: The canvas print I told you about.
Hubs: Huh? Is that your picture? I mean did you take it?
Me: Yes it’s my picture.
Hubs: And you colored it like that? I mean Wow! This is really good. It looks like Art! It, well it looks like something people would pay for!

Gee thanks hun.

So yeah, it looks great! I love it! The process was so easy and took maybe 10 minutes. I uploaded an image and went through all the steps to choose wrap style and orientation. I had one all the editing and specialized coloring before I uploaded my picture. If you don't have photo software they do offer options including black and white, sepia and re-touching as well as border options.

 The only compliant with the process was mostly due to my own lack of time. See I would have preferred a gallery wrap where the image wraps around the sides. But I had already cropped my image to what I wanted. If I had chosen gallery wrap I would have lost most of the image I wanted and I just did not have the time (three kids! summer break! everyone wants something! now!) to go back and re-edit and upload another image.

That being said, I actually like the reverse image wrap a lot better than I thought I would:

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See that is the side exposed to the room, and I see it a lot. So now that I have it in my hand I don’t mind it so much! I do wish some details on optimal image size were given (maybe they were and I missed them? screaming kids and all).

The print came out beautifully and I can’t wait to add more pictures up all over my house. Pictures deserve to be out and shared not hidden in a computer!

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Want to get your pictures out of the computer and made into beautiful art? Than it’s your lucky day because one reader will get their very own print from Easy Canvas Prints!

Mandatory Entry:
Tell me what picture you would have made into a canvas, your kids? A flower? Landscape?

Extra Entries:
Like Easy Canvas Prints on Facebook
Tweet (once)  “My Photos are art and art should be on the walls! @EasyCanvas giveaway from @PBinmyhair: http://tinyurl.com/4x56qlr "

Giveaway will close at midnight on Thursday July28. Open to Continental US residents only. Winner will receive an 8x10 canvas. Winner will have 48 to respond and must have a visible email address or another winner will be chosen.


Disclosure: I received 1 Easy Canvas 8x10 print to facilitate this review and Easy Canvas is providing the giveaway winnings. I was not compensate in any other way. As always all opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.


* Why yes thank you reader for noticing that my 365 hasn't been updated since April! Gasp! Actually juggling a new baby proved harder than I thought so I am starting again on August 1. I hope you will join me. 

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Two ideas come to mind. My wonderful sweet dog or some matilija poppy. There was a hill side of them where we walk each morning. Love them and my dog.

Hyacynth said...

Wow! That is SO pretty!

I would have the one of my boys on the pier at the lake done. I adore that shot, and I think it would be great wall art. :)

Hyacynth said...

Wow! That is SO pretty!

I would have the one of my boys on the pier at the lake done. I adore that shot, and I think it would be great wall art. :)

K. Oh said...

Awesome photos!! :)

Kristen @ Motherese said...

My walls are empty too and this looks like a great way to fill them up. Thanks for the inspiration!

I would love to make a canvas out of a photo I have of my dad walking on a dock with my two sons at my sister-in-law's wedding.

Joy said...

I can think of 3 pictures I would have a hard time choosing from for my first one. The first picture would be the one of the mountain scene on my blog header. The second one would be of my children and the third one would be on the sunflower I took. I can't wait to check into the company more! :)

Amy D said...

I liked on FB, tweeted and this is my mandatory entry. I would take a picture of my family from a hiking trip and use that. :)

Kim said...

I LOOOOVE this!!! I have seen Canvas Prints all over the place and really want to try them.
I would do a picture of my kiddos. I don't know which one yet, but one of all 4 of the babes.

Kim said...

tweet :)

Kim said...

I like Canvas Prints on Facebook.

Kathy said...

Love this giveaway. I have a beautiful picture of my children's bare feet that I would love to be made into a canvas! Love.

monstergirlee said...

I have a photo of flowers against a greying worn out fence, that I really like a lot, I'd probably have that one done.

Thanks for a chance to win!

Rebekah from Simply Rebekah said...

I would do a picture of my toddler. We really could use it! We moved into our new house over a year ago and we don't have a single picture hung on the walls yet! rebekahhoffer at gmail dot com

mrsmeredith@msn.com said...

I just started trying to use our digital camera for more abstract photos. I would love to see one of the pictures I took of our flowering crabapple tree this spring made into a canvas print. It would be so inspiring to keep trying this new endevour.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Whitney Smith said...

I would definitely get a canvas of my two girls or the entire family. Would definitely take a few days to find the perfect picture!

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Whitney Smith said...

I liked "Easy Canvas Prints" on Facebook.

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This Heavenly Life said...

SO gorgeous! I've been wanting to fill my walls with more personally-captured photos, but feeling so...*shy* about it. Canvas is beautiful. I want one!

This Heavenly Life said...

I liked Easy Canvas Prints on FB!

(And if it wasn't clear -- I don't KNOW what I'd have made into the print! It would take some serious considering.)

jdkampa said...

All of my cousins were in town for my grandma's 90th birthday party a few weeks ago. We took a picture on her front porch that included 4 generations. I would choose this photo to have made into a canvas so I could give it to her as a keepsake.

jdkampa said...

I liked "Easy Canvas Prints" on Facebook.

jdkampa@gmail.com

Lucy The Valiant said...

What an awesome idea! I would SO put pictures of my babies on there!

Anonymous said...

Rae Henderson-Facebook
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I have a few pics of farmyard scenery that would make great wall art.

Anonymous said...

Rae Henderson-Facebook
@couponerr
couponing4every1@yahoo.com

I have a few pics of farmyard scenery that would make great wall art.

Anonymous said...

Rae Henderson
couponing4every1@yahoo.com

I Like Easy Canvas Prints on Facebook

Anonymous said...

Rae Henderson
couponing4every1@yahoo.com

I Like Easy Canvas Prints on Facebook

Anonymous said...

Rae Henderson
couponing4every1@yahoo.com

I Like Easy Canvas Prints on Facebook

Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/#!/couponerr/status/95940343245185024

Rae @couponerr
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nena_lotzer said...

I would do a photo of my grandparent's farm that I using for a background for a memorial for my Grandfather who just passed from cancer.

nena_lotzer said...

Liked Easy Canvas Prints on FB

Robin T said...

I have a pic I took of some orchids that would look great in my bathroom!

Robin T said...

I like easy canvas prints on FB!

Mcollier76 said...

Love this! I would put an amazing picture we got of the kids sitting in a dinosaur footprint in Colorado. Very cool!
-Maureen

Mcollier76 said...

Liked on Easy Canvas Prints on FB

Mcollier76 said...

I tweetd "My Photos are art and art should be on the walls! @EasyCanvas giveaway from @PBinmyhair: http://tinyurl.com/4x"56qlr "

alita jewel said...

Such a pretty picture chica!

I would have a landscape picture done or maybe a family portrait? WOWZA hard to decide. Great giveaway!

eclairre said...

I would do a family photo that I love.

eclairre said...

I would do a family photo that I love.

SewCraftyLinda said...

Picking just one would be so hard! Maybe something from my travels, or a pick of family, or maybe just flowers!

Joey Gannon said...

I'd love to get a canvas print of this photo I took of Saint Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh. Your print turned out great!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brunkfordbraun/1396419957/

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