Monday, April 27, 2009

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Giveaway & Review: Photo Fiddle Artwork [CLOSED]

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of personalized gifts. Well, nothing is more personalized than custom artwork. These would be the perfect gifts for anyone with walls . . . especially ideal for Mother's Day gifts as well as Father's Day gifts.

When Photo Fiddle offered to send me a my very own custom photo canvas to review, I was was so excited. I thought I knew exactly which one of my one million photos I would choose to use for this project, but I ended up going with this one . . .


Choosing the photo was the hardest part of the process. The rest of the ordering is a piece of cake. After I placed my order, a few days later, this showed up at my door . . .


It is a wrapped canvas just like one would find in a gallery. I opted for the "Deep Sponge Painting Style." Both my husband and I are extremely pleased with the results. I am so happy I chose this photo because it captures a father/son moment that would normally only be caught by a camera. I guess that just sums up the magic of Photo Fiddle . . . you can have a work of art that would be impossible to pose for.

Also, included in the box were these white gloves meant to be worn while you are handling your precious work of art. I thought it was a nice touch and adds perceived value to your gift.

Things I would like to point out about my Photo Fiddle experience:

1) I could not believe the vast amount of choices in designs that were available to us.

2) I think it is very important that the customer is able to see what the work of art will look like after the transformation instantly (prior to placing the order).

3) Even though my canvas did not weigh too much, I love that it comes with a thick strong wire hanger on the back. The artwork comes out of the box ready to hang.

4) I was also impressed by how carefully the artwork was packaged for shipping. The canvas itself was sealed in plastic. Then was packed in such a way so that none of the surfaces touched the walls of the box. The "You Have Been Fiddled" label on the outside of the box was a nice touch too. It just makes the recipient even more excited to open the box.

5) I am glad the artwork was in the form of a wrapped canvas (the canvas is wrapped around a frame and the painting continues around the sides) rather than a canvas board. This way I do not need to have the painting framed.

6) I was floored at how quickly I received the artwork. This is wonderful if you happen to be a last minute gift shopper.

Usually, I have some suggestions on how to improve a product or a service, but I cannot think of one thing for Photo Fiddle. If you would like to learn more about transforming your photo into a gift of art, visit PhotoFiddle.com . For a limited time, you can receive $20 off an 18"x18" gallery wrapped canvas when you use Code: 1818.


What you can win:
One person will win a $50 GC to Photo Fiddle. This gift certificate will be delivered via email.


Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.


How to Gain Entries:
Take a look at the various designs available on Photo Fiddle. Then leave a comment telling me which design style you like the best. You must do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For an extra entry, leave a separate comment telling me about one photo you may have that would be perfect for transforming into a work of art through Photo Fiddle.

2) Add this blog to your Technorati Favorites. Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so and under what username. Add to Technorati Favorites

3) Blog about this giveaway linking back to this post AND to PhotoFiddle.com. Then come back here and leave a separate comment with the link to your blog post.


4) Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.

5) Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment.

6) Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

7) Add my button or blog link to your blog's sidebar. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.

8) Add my "Dr. Hippo" giveaway event button to your blog's sidebar. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.

9) Add my "Father's Day Fling" giveaway event button to your blog's sidebar. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.


(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)



Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, May 4th, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.


Good luck in the drawing!