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I’ve been taking an interest in photography and trying to improve my own with my admittedly ancient (in technological years!) and not top-of-the-line camera. So I was extremely happy to have the opportunity to review these custom canvas prints from Canvas HQ.

They sent me a coupon code to order an 11″x 14″ canvas print. The process on their website could not have been easier. You can choose a photo you have saved on Facebook or upload a new one. They have  a large number of size and framing options available. The site allows you to crop your photo to fit your chosen canvas and allows you to enhance or change your picture. I think the selected color feature, which pulls one brightly colored aspect of the image and turns the rest black and white (such as a child’s bright red dress), would be fun to try another time. They will also email a proof to you, so you can see and approve exactly what you’re getting before they send it.

I decided to go with one of my cardinal photographs. That way the girls wouldn’t get jealous if I chose a picture of just one of them. Plus I need more artwork in my bedroom, which happens to be decorated in red and black- perfect for his showy red plumage.

I was very pleased with the results! You can see here the canvas texture, which added depth to the photo without losing any of the sharpness or detail.

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I chose the wraparound canvas, which uses part of your photo to self-frame. I always think this adds a cool dimensional feel to artwork.

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I did feel the top of the photo was cropped a little too closely. I probably should have gone with a complimenting color wrap on the sides of the canvas in this instance, which would have left the bird fully centered.

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These canvases also come with a handy self-hanging wire,  no tools needed!

I truly couldn’t be happier with the quality of my print. I already have plans to turn some of my favorite photos of the girls into lasting works of art!

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Canvas HQ has generously offered to give one of my readers the same opportunity to try their service for free! How cool is that? If you win, I hope you’ll come back and show me the canvas you create!

Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. At the end of the giveaway, I will announce a winner and contact that person for their information. The Outspoken Yam is not responsible for the delivery of your prize, that is solely the responsibility of the sponsor. This giveaway is open to the USA only.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

33 Thoughts on “Custom Canvas Review & Giveaway! Your Photo As Art! Ends 7/18

  1. tat2gurlzrock on June 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm said:

    I am not sure.I have some really good photos of my dad but on the other hand I also have some great ones of my fiance’ and his daughter. I really like yours.I wish I had some nature pix.

  2. Sara R on June 27, 2014 at 11:50 pm said:

    I have a super adorable photo of one of my cats as a kitten peeking out a hole in a pile of hay! (:

  3. Hedgehogi on June 28, 2014 at 1:21 am said:

    One of Emma and Christian together or me flying. My FB profile pic. My husband loves it!

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  4. I’d make some picture from my Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore vacation my art.

  5. One of my favorite pics is that of a Lighthouse. This lighthouse picyture required me to board two different car ferries, Walk 6 miles one way to get the shot.

  6. Natalie on July 1, 2014 at 11:47 am said:

    I would love to make my parent’s Christmas photo from last year into artwork.

  7. Shannon F on July 2, 2014 at 1:04 am said:

    Well, actually… if I won, I would give the coupon code to my sister because she is due any day now with her first child so I know she would LOVE to have a nice photo canvas picture of the baby! :)

  8. Jamie Martin on July 2, 2014 at 11:25 pm said:

    A picture of my lady and I having our first dance.

  9. A family portrait with my 9 month old and hubby!

  10. I would love to have a picture of my husband and I sharing a bottle of delicious wine.

  11. my3sons33 Lisa Carr on July 5, 2014 at 12:39 pm said:

    I’m not sure, but I think I would choose a really cool b/w shot of my son pitching.

  12. Leigh Anne Borders on July 5, 2014 at 7:03 pm said:

    I have a nice picture of my two boys that I would to have in canvas form.

  13. Kerrin Treas on July 6, 2014 at 4:02 pm said:

    The first picture my fiance and I took together :)

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  15. laura cagnina deck on July 12, 2014 at 9:23 pm said:

    My husband and I would choose from the 500 wedding photos we have. I think it would be one of my family on our wedding day. we’ve been married 2 months!! :)

  16. Tari Lawson on July 13, 2014 at 10:42 am said:

    I have a photo of my boys taken on vacation that I would love to have made into a photo canvas.

  17. Pat B on July 13, 2014 at 10:46 am said:

    One of my daughter’s wedding pictures would make a great canvas picture.

  18. I would love to have a photo of the four my children together made into artwork. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

  19. Kim McConahay on July 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm said:

    I’d use a picture of my grandson riding his two wheeled bike.

  20. Deb Ford on July 15, 2014 at 10:09 am said:

    I would love to get some of the photos of my flowers from the garden put on canvas

  21. Kathleen O on July 15, 2014 at 5:17 pm said:

    I have a photo of my kids at a local garden that I would love to see on canvas. Or maybe Id wait and include our new baby in for a family portrait!

  22. Christy Colln on July 16, 2014 at 4:24 am said:

    I would love to have my ultra sound made into canvas but idk if that is possible…if not, then a photo of my family with her ultra sound photo

  23. Nina H on July 16, 2014 at 10:40 pm said:

    I’d love to get a family picture made!

  24. Hesper Fry on July 17, 2014 at 12:48 am said:

    I would like to get a picture of my kids.

  25. joe gersch on July 17, 2014 at 4:42 am said:

    i would like my dogs photo to be artwork

  26. Candie L on July 17, 2014 at 9:37 am said:

    I have a couple vacation pictures. Thank you

  27. Rene Chartier on July 17, 2014 at 9:40 pm said:

    My triplet girls with our St. Bernard dog pulling them in a sled is a photograph I would love to have a canvas print of.

  28. I would like the picture of my daughter by the lake, to be turned into a custom canvas

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