Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Gallery Wall and a GIVEAWAY

Copyright Monica L. Shulman
Lucia's nursery and her friends who keep her company, Bear, Raffee and Mono.  As you can see we're very clever with our stuffed animal naming.

I'm really excited about today's giveaway!  A few weeks ago the people over at Easy Canvas Prints contacted me about printing one of my photos on their canvases.  I have to admit, I never really gave into the idea of printing my photographs that way - maybe I'm too much of a purist and prefer my images on paper but after checking out their site and making a canvas myself I could not have been more wrong!

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

I decided that a canvas photo print would make a lovely addition to the gallery wall that I've been steadily adding to in Lucia's nursery.  Doesn't it look wonderful (if I do say so myself)?  I'm hoping to order another canvas in color since I'm curious to see the printing but the black and white looks amazing and true to the file that I uploaded so I know the color prints will look fabulous.  I decided on an 11x14 print with a standard (.75) gallery wrap.  You can choose to have a border with color around the sides but since I decided that I wasn't going to frame the canvas, I liked the idea of having the original image wrap around.  It almost looks like the print is floating on the wall.  I'm really happy with the way it came out.

The site is super easy to use and the quality is top-notch.  I really liked all the pricing and design options.  It was especially helpful for me to have all of that information since like I said, I've always printed my professional and personal work on archival photo paper so I was completely unfamiliar with prints on canvas. They also do some retouching if you need it.  All in all, an awesome site with an amazing work product.  Wouldn't a canvas of a personal photo make an awesome gift for the holidays?  I obviously think so.

So here's the GIVEAWAY:

Easy Canvas prints is giving one Ciao, Chessa! reader a free 8x10 canvas and two readers will each win a $10.00 gift card to use on the site toward any of their products.

Here's how to enter:

1.  Leave a comment below.
2.  Share the giveaway on Facebook and let me know about it for an extra entry.
3.  Share the giveaway on Twitter and let me know about it (I'm @ciaochessa) for an extra entry.

The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, November 29th.

Oh and by the way, they have tons of discounts and free shipping on the site if you Like them on Facebook!  It's really a no-brainer.

Good luck!

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Disclaimer:  I received a gift from Easy Canvas Prints in exchange for this post but all opinions are my own.

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Carolina Gruters Photography said...

Aw! I would love this!

babbleandbaklava said...

Gorgeous prints! Really loving reading your blog - your daughter is so pretty! :)

Chessa! said...

thanks for stopping by and for playing! good luck:) x

rolala said...

I've never thought about printing my photos to canvas before but seeing the beautiful results you got, I will have to look into it now. Thanks!

dreamday said...

i think lucia's wall is the sweetest thing i have ever seen. such a lucky girl to have such a talented mama.
yes!!! i would love a canvas print of my children to hang in our new home. i love how it adds another dimension to the framed pictures. xo, m

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Sandra said...

Beautiful prints-

Carolyn G said...

Your baby is beautiful. This is such a great item for the home. Thanks for the giveaway

Caley said...

I'd love this!

Veronica Popoiacu said...

wonderful !

the lil bee said...

Um, can we talk about your nursery wall?? And congrats on such an honor...obviously because they recognize how amazing your work is. It looks beautiful, just like little Lu:)

Namine said...

I Love your wall! that is a fabulous idea!!

Chessa! said...

thanks for entering everyone! :)

Marie Buck said...

This would be such a wonderful holiday gift!! I've taken up photography pretty seriously in the past year, and have just started printing some of my work. Love this option!

75vette said...

Hi, Monica, I love contests! And I love the canvas print! Sign me up :)

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

awww the LOVE print looks amazing..thank you for including my work. :)

Justine McKnight said...

what a perfect picture to have made into a canvas print! phenomenal capture... your little girl is stunning. its a perfect addition to the collection in her room!

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