Last month we took a vacation to Nassau, Bahamas. It was our first time there and it was quite a beautiful place. The ocean was SO clear and had the most amazing shades of blue and green that I’d ever seen. Flowers were blooming on many trees and bushes and would fall in our path as if they were intentionally placed there. We saw jelly fish, sharks, colorful fish, crabs, sea shells, iguanas and even fed sting rays! Despite all of the fun daily excursions we went on, the most fun we had may have been right on the beach where we were stayed. I snapped this picture with my cell phone one evening, on Cable beach, right outside of our resort.
I adore this photo because it was a candid moment. My daughter was playing on the shore, splashing in the waves, the ocean and sky shows multiple colors of blue and it was simply stunning, so I decided to capture this moment in time. I snapped a quick pic and didn’t even realize at the time, that I had a seagull in the upper right portion of the photo. I couldn’t have staged a better photo. I love this picture.
Once back home, I decided to print the photo on canvas. I chose to use FramedArt.com for this task as they are great resource for prints & framed art. You can buy art of all kinds on the website and it’s very easy to search for what you are looking for, the site is broken up by, Rooms, Styles and Artists, or you can create your own art, which is what I did. It’s just three quick steps to create: 1. Upload photo, 2. Select the size you want and 3. Pick out a frame or canvas.
There are multiple canvas sizes (10″x8″ all the way up to 42″x32″) and canvas options: print, museum wrap, gallery wrap or framed. Each option changes the price and the price is immediately updated so you can decide which best fits your budget.
I decided to go with the 24″x18″, gallery wrapped canvas with 1.5″ bars.
Shipping was quick and the packaging was stellar. But the best part was my canvas! I took it out of the box and looked at it and I literally got chills. The vibrant colors of the ocean matched exactly to the way the ocean looked in the Bahamas. I was stunned. I couldn’t stop looking at it and was completely blown away. It totally exceeded all of my expectations. When I look at the print, it is as if I’m looking into a window of my exact view that day. It brings me and my family right back to our Bahamian vacation. I can’t say enough good things about my overall experience with FramedArt.com and I will absolutely order from them again in the future.
Here’s my canvas, isn’t it great? I keep moving it around the house, trying to find the perfect location for it.
Now, as for my readers… I wanted to give you all the same mind-blowing experience that I had. I spoke to a Rep. over at FramedArt.com and they have been generous enough to extend a $75 credit to their website for one lucky reader. You can use this credit towards creating your own art as I did, or you can buy one of their many pieces of beautiful art. They have styles to fit everyone’s taste, I’m tellin’ ya, it’s a great site. Follow them on Twitter or Facebook as well.
ENTER TO WIN A $75 CREDIT TO FramedArt.com:
I’ll make this giveaway easy, all you have to do is visit FramedArt.com and tell me in the comments section of my blog post, the name of the painting you’d buy with your credit, or which photo you’d turn into a canvas. NO repeat answers please. One entry per person.
Giveaway: ends 614/15 at 11:59pm Central Time Zone. United States Residents Only May Enter. Sorry International Readers – I’ll have another one for you soon.
Kirstin Bernau says
I would actually turn a similar photo from our last vacation into a framed print, it’s of the ocean in Tulum and it’s a view I would love to see every day :).
Sounds beautiful! Good luck!
Your picture looks gorgeous, such a good idea to get it turned into a canvas. We tend to never do much with our vacation photos which is silly.
Thanks! Yeah you have to do it right away or it seems to never get done I’ve learned.
I would frame a picture of a sunset over a lake I took last summer. Yours turned out awesome!
Thank you! That is a great idea! Good luck to you!
Thanks for the opportunity! I like their abstract work. I think I’d enjoy City Lights I.
Great choice! Good luck! 🙂
Allison A says
I like the wrapped canvas. I will have to take a pic to get done if I win.
Yeah, they are great!
I would do that photo of Grandpa and me, that everyone likes!
That’s a nice idea! Good luck!
I would probably select “Ochre, Blue Overlay I”
Melanie Azen says
I would love a wrapped canvas with a family picture in it. What a beautiful way to preserve memories with!!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
That came out so good. I love it and totally want one now.
Thanks yeah, I am really pleased with it.
Your photo is beautiful. I do love those wrapped canvas projects.
Letty (@BellaVidaLetty) says
What a gorgeous photo. I’ve been wanting to do this. I would probably purchase an abstract if I won.
Sandy D. (@dacotahsgirl) says
Beautiful photo! I have some great photos at the beach when we lived in Northern California. I’d definitely choose one of those! 🙂
Oh, I bet! That would be gorgeous!
What a cool way to keep a memento of a great day!
It really is! This was a glimpse of a beautiful moment!
Britney Thompson Mills says
I love pictures like this! Thanks for sharing!
Carol Cassara (@ccassara) says
Our own art is the most meaningful art of all.
I agree with you… most unique and meaningful 🙂
Nicole Lutzy says
What a pretty photo! Crystal clear sky and ocean! What a nice way to display photo’s.
I know! It could not have come out better – I am so impressed!
Lena Blair says
I love that picture that you chose to use. Absolutely gorgeous!
Ria Rosaura-Romero (@melandriaromero) says
such a pretty pictures and looks really nice too, would love to have one with a pictures of my children.
That would be a great picture to display! Good luck!
Liz Mays says
That turned out so beautifully. I love how it wraps the edges.
Sorry I missed the giveaway. Such a beautiful picture.