Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Canvas on Demand

















In my next life I'm coming back as a photographer. Unfortunately, right now I only dabble. But with digital dark rooms and companies like Canvas on Demand, turning my amateur snapshot into a professional work of art is easier than ever. Canvas on Demand is a simple way to upload one of your favorite photos, and 4-5 days later have a unique canvas ready to hang on your wall. What a great way to personalize your space and preserve that "kodak moment."

I was impressed with how fast my canvas arrived, and the quality of the finished product. The canvas comes stretched and ready to hang (we like the gallery wrap the best), and was packaged in it's very own customized container. The website is very user friendly as well.



There are other companies who offer similar services, but Canvas on Demand seems to have the largest selection of sizes, and offers a wide variety of options like image retouching, colorizing, and photo-splitting. Their website even offers services like background replacing if you don't want to show the stack of dirty dishes that also happens to be in the photo.


All canvases are finished with a UV protector so they're supposed to last a lifetime. And this same finish also allows you to hang the canvas in areas that receive a lot of moisture like a bathroom or kitchen. You can see examples of what other people have done with their photos by clicking here.


Who wants to win their own 16" x 20" personal canvas? Enter by commenting on this post no later than Tuesday, October 7, at midnight. Indicate in your comment what photo you would use for your canvas if you win. One lucky winner will be randomly selected, and announced on Citrus, Wednesday October 8, 2008. Shipping to Continental US only. Thank you Canvas on Demand for sponsoring this drawing!

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80 comments:

Marla said...

So beautiful! LOVE IT!

Brandon & Felicia & Henry said...

What a great idea!

carie said...

I too would come back as a photographer. I would love this!

shanny said...

Wow, what a neat concept. I would love this. I have just the picture for a christmas gift.

Jillian said...

This is perfect! I have been looking at other websites for this exact thing. I have 2 pictures I want to put on canvas, one of a lightening storm I took while in Seattle and the other photo is of our family (of course).!!!

Amylouwho said...

This is so awesome! It would be hard to pick just one photo - so I'd probably end up ordering some too! I'd love to bring some color in my room, maybe do a cherry blossom pic from the spring....

emily kate said...

Wow! How fun! I would want to make one of one of our wedding pictures or of the picture my friend took of us under an umbrella in Central Park!
emilycake84 at gmail dot com

Aubrey said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to have a canvas of my son!

Jon and Angela said...

At least I can FEEL like a professional with one of these hanging on my wall!

Em and Ms said...

Who wouldn't want to win? This giveaway is awesome! I need to go check out their website.

Courtney said...

I have been looking at something like this for a while now... I am just starting to get into photography and would love to have some pictures I have taken of my daughter put on canvas. I love how stuff like this is available to the mainstream public now!

Julie said...

What a nice idea to preserve a moment in time. I'd like to use one of my wedding photos and then buy some with our kids pretty little faces! Thanks for the idea.

Heather E. said...

I would put pics of the fam, or just a picture of a pretty flower I took.

Brian and Amelia said...

I love this! Of course, I would do one of our wedding photos, and then I'd probably end up ordering more of our son!

Jana Clegg said...

I would pick a picture of my two children together..a new joy in my life. I think we're all photographers at heart, especially with the priceless moments in our daily lives.

carla anne said...

I love this! If I think to long about which picture I would use I won't be able to decide so I think I will go with this great Lighthouse picture I took when I was in Ohio. It would look INCREDIBLE!

Mama J said...

Hmmm...I think I would have to go with one of my beach photos for my husband's sake.

Justina Selim said...

I would use a photo with my 2 kids in it!

Joni said...

I would love this. Count me in!

Dustin & Erin said...

Those are so pretty!
I love them!

Tuesday Girl said...

I would love a picture of my husband and my three kids on a canvas, so adorable!

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blueviolet said...

This is wonderful! The problem would be picking which photo to start with! It would be one of my kids together, that much I know.
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Elizabeth

luke & sammy said...

I would have to use a picture of my little boy! I would love this!

Lise said...

So many of my snapshots ran through my head as I read through this post. Would be a great way to get something on my walls!

Susanna said...

I would choose a picture of my two kids. What a great giveaway!

Matt and Doreen said...

Now this is sweet. I would most likely do a picture with my boys together...or maybe even one of our wedding pictures.

Elizabeth said...

I would definately choose a landscape picture--Central Park or the Carribean

Amy J. said...

Too cool. I have an awesome black and white of my son tying his shoe on an empty basketball court that would look great on a canvas!

Rachel said...

Those are awesome! I would love to put our famliy picture on one. (Since we haven't printed one off since our new baby was born.)

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Brianne said...

Amazing! Would love this!

Sara said...

I love the idea. I would love to put a family picture on canvas, especially one with some beautiful scenery behind us.

Hiatt Family said...

me me me

Julie said...

Very neat. We just had outdoor family pictures done that would look great.

JT and Lizzie Davis said...

I have always wanted one of those. I think that would make the perfect Christmas gift.

The Bethancourts said...

Love this idea! I would frame a great picture of my one year old stuffing his face with birthday cake.

Brent and Ashley said...

those are so cool! My recent family pictures would become a work of art!!

Scott and Elly said...

What a fabulous idea! I have a great picture of Drew at the beach that would be fun as a canvas. This is a great gift idea, too:)

Scott and Megan said...

I love this! I would put a picture I took of our new baby and his dad. So sweet. I love photography, and have millions of pictures, it would be great to be able to display one in this unique way!
Thanks- Megan Tanner

Shanna said...

I love it! I think I will use a picture of our new baby girl that will be coming soon....probably in black and white!

ricka said...

looks really cool. will give it a try.

Dan, Heidi, & Maddy said...

I would use a photo of my daughter! I would looooove this!

Crystal said...

Oh my gosh, I too dabble in photographym, and if my husband ever gets out of college and we pay all our student loans back maybe I'll be able to wade in a little deeper! I would absolutely love to turn one of my pictures into a beautiful canvas!

jenna and kreed said...

I have never seen this and I LOVE it. Want it bad

hkhl said...

Oh how wonderful for people like me who can't get it together to frame family photos and desperately need something nice on the bare walls!

Cher said...

I also would use a pic of my girls I already know what one to use. It would make a great gift for my husband! He could put it in his office to brighten the place up. But what are the chances of me winning 2 weeks in a row? Thank you for these wonderful giveaways!

Elise said...

Oh, wow. That looks amazing! I'd be tempted to use the family picture on our blog. Or, better yet, to get new family pictures taken for the occasion!

Jenny said...

This is such a great idea, and I love all the different options they offer. I need to hang something in my son's room, and it would be fun to take a picture of the family dog and use their "pop art" tool to make the colors bright and exciting.

Megan Jo Eddie said...

I've been looking for something like this, to hang in my playroom of my kids. love it

I got your website from a friend in Utah. You're amazing. So many great ideas. Thank you

Betty N said...

I don't know which picture yet but it would have to be one with the grandkids! What a great giveaway!

kaylee8 said...

I would use a picture of my kids to have as a keepsake!

Carolyn said...

I have a picture of my three kids being silly. I would love it on a canvas.

yyeres said...

wow! what a great prize! i would use it for a pic from my wedding since we recentlyish got married and a canvas pic would be awesome!

rebecca said...

I have no idea which picture I would use - I just know I love the idea of such a unique print technique on my very bare walls.

andeeram said...

I would use a picture or our family at the beach

squick said...

I would love to have a canvas done of my little boy.

julie said...

My daughter riding
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Thomas Semeksy said...

Being a photographer it would be nice to see one of my photo's mounted on canvas.

Pat Connors said...

I would use a picture of our two children. Thanks for the contest.

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Ricki said...

That is so neat! I didn't know anyone was doing that. I would love to turn one of my photos into a canvas.

amyparsons1@yahoo.com said...

I have a very candid photo of my daughter taken on vacation a few weeks ago. I keep thinking I should have it enlarged but this would be the perfect way to showcase her picture. I love the picture because it truly shows her personality. This is not easy in a single photo. Thank you for finding such a unique product.

furygirl3132 said...

I would definitely use a photo of my 6 year old daughter and her newborn sister. To me, it would be a very special canvas that I would forever treasure. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

Abby said...

I would pick a family photo of us standing in front of a beautiful lake and mountain from Alaska in the background.

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janejett said...

great pictures

Karla K. said...

This is wonderful. I think I would get a canvas of my Grandsons and dogs.

zwriter said...

What an awesome idea. I would use the photo take of my husband, myself and our BFF Robin which was taken on our vacation in Aruba last year. Then I would wrap it up and give it to her for Christmas. What a great memory.

Black Leather Rain said...

I'd definitely want to turn one of our furrybaby photos into a black and white canvas - it's just a matter of which one? It's impossible to get them all to sit together :(

dani said...

It is really cool what they have done to the photos. I think I would use on of my vacation pictures.

Jefftexas said...

I just lost my 14 year old dachshund, my friend Randy. I recently found a bunch of picture of him and would love to have a canvas on demand of him! Thank you for the chance to win-Good luck everyone, Jeff
jefftexas(at)suddenlink(dot)net

AmandaSue said...

I'd use a picture of LoLo my 2 year old boston terrier/daschund since she's so cute!

Alice-Anne said...

I would love to get a big family picture on canvas!

sannick said...

this is beautiful what a unique gift to give to a loved one

Pie said...

Do I have any pictures good enough to use on this great canvas? I will have to go out and take some of us while the leaves are all turning!

MwH said...

Wow! This is awesome. I have a gorgeous close-up of my two boys with their big blue eyes that I would use. :)

klp1965 said...

PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY :)

Heather said...

Nice! I think I'd probably use a close-up of my daughter with her red hair shining. :-) Thanks so much.

calgirl said...

I would use the photo of my husband in the snow.

Peggy said...

Wow ,making my pictures look like a million bucks. Its beautiful,count me in

bradyandamy said...

What a cute idea! I would do one of our wedding pictures or maybe a picture of our little boy playing in the grass!

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