Friday, April 27, 2018

Custom Canvas Pet Portraits By Petsy are "Painted Love" (Give-Away!)

Heads up my pet friends! Mother's Day is right around the corner! Can't think of the PERFECT GIFT for the pet-loving mother in your life? I have you covered!! (Oh and you can gift a pet lover this for ANY holiday, not just Mother's Day!) I was thrilled when I was contacted by Kassy, one of the founders of Petsy, the creators of custom canvas portraits of pets that are ANYTHING but ordinary. These custom canvas portraits are vibrant, fun and EXTRAORDINARY!!



If you are anything like me, there is nothing worse than purchasing art that depicts a generic cat or dog. A cat  or dog that is NOT YOUR cat or dog. Sure, it may be cute, but it doesn't convey the heart and soul of your pet. BECAUSE IT ISN'T YOUR PET. Your artwork, while nice to look at, won't strike a chord, it won't resonate, it won't touch your soul. The personalized pet portraits from Petsy WILL RESONATE WITH YOU, they will make you smile, they will touch your soul. Why?  Because they are unique, one-of-a-kind  portraits of YOUR PETS!

Why Was Petsy Created?

"It all started with a penguin."
"Or should we say, a cat called Penguino."
Alex and Kassy  are a brother / sister duo from New York who realized pretty quickly that their cat Penguino was something special. They  started an Instagram account to showcase his extreme cuteness, and the account exploded in popularity. Before they knew it he had fans all over the globe eager to check in to see Penguino’s daily antics.

"Penguino" Courtesy of Petsy


Inspired by his impact, they began searching for a way to showcase his beauty. The options were limited: generic Tuxedo Cat decor, or artists who’d commission a piece for an exuberant amount of money and long lead times.

So they started making their own.
"Penguino" Courtesy of Petsy


Using Alex’s background as a software engineer with Kassy’s background in graphic design, they set out to create a platform that would transform photos of furry friends into a brand new, sentimental concept:

"Painted Love."

"And that’s how Petsy was born. "

PETSY'S MISSION STATEMENT

"Our mission is to showcase our beloved pets in a new light. Using a mix of machine learning, sentiment mapping, and human-guided design, we are able to capture the very essence of your pet and his personality.  The result?  An experience of Painted Love, unlike you’ve ever felt before."



Petsy Personalization Of YOUR Pet!

One of MANY things I love about Petsy is that their artwork is FUN!! It captures the personality and essence of your pet with bold and fun colors!  All of the canvasses are printed with vibrant, fade-resistant ink!

Ready for this? Your canvas will arrive stretched and mounted on a wooden frame, ready to be hung!! No Assembly Required!! An ENORMOUS PLUS for someone like me and I bet...a number of you are the same!

How Does The Ordering Process Work?

Choose Your Canvas Size

There are 4 different  sizes available:

 8×12″, 16×24″, 24×36″, 40×40″

Choose Your Pet Profile

(You can have up to 8 pets on one canvas but they all must appear in one photo)

Pick A Canvas Style

For inspiration visit their photo gallery.
You can choose from landscape, portrait, or a square-shaped canvas

Choose Your Photo

For me, that was rough. For the purpose of my reviews I submitted a few photos of Cody and a few of  Dakota.

A HUGE PLUS  for me was that I could use  photos from my phone OR my social media!! I didn't have to worry about having fancy, perfect photos, and you won't have to worry about that either! For me that was an ENORMOUS RELIEF and made everything extra easy-peasy!!  You don’t have to stress about finding the perfect photo; the Petsy designers will contact you if they need additional pictures. (Take a look at their  photo guidelines here. )

I didn't select ANYTHING. I wanted to leave the ENTIRE creative process in the talented hands of Kassy and the team at Petsy.  After all, THEY are the artists and I wanted to completely respect their talent, and I was excited to see how my pets would be portrayed. I didn't want the stress of choosing for myself.

In the photo below, the photo that I sent of Cody is on the left and his canvas portrait is on the right.


The photo of the canvas portrait that I took does NOT do it justice. In person it is simply exquisite and it makes me smile. 

After placing an order, your design will be ready for review in less than 72 hours. Below is the proof that I received of Cody's canvas.  The proof DOES show the vibrancy and is true to what I received, unlike the photos that I took.


Cody's canvas size is an 8x8 

You can also have them make revisions on the canvas after you view your proof. I didn't make any changes on Dakota's, but I did on Cody's. On the first proof that I received Cody's eye color was a little off, and we actually changed it maybe 2 or 3 times. Cody has clear green eyes and Petsy did capture the color purrfectly.  The background color I let them use their imaginations and create a piece based on their talent. I am so happy because I LOVE the colors they chose to accent my handsome boy(s)!  

The handling of my changes couldn't have been easier!  I received communication from Petsy EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, more importantly, in a FRIENDLY, PATIENT, PROFESSIONAL AND CARING MANNER!

Once you confirm the artwork, your Petsy will ship directly to your doorstep via UPS.
When I say the ENTIRE process was stress-free, professional, friendly and fast, I am NOT exaggerating!



Whether you have a concrete idea, or, like me, you want the Petsy artists to inspire you with their own ideas, they will bring the spirit of your pet to life on a GORGEOUS, one-of-a-kind canvas.
When my canvasses arrived, I shrieked with joy and...I had tears in my eyes. From the photos I submitted, Kassy chose (without my influencing her decision), my two favorites photos of my boys. The only sadness I feel is that the photos on this blog do NOT do these canvasses justice. They are EXQUISITE.

The photo below shows where my portraits are hanging in our kitchen, (the ugly painting on the right is one that I did at one of those painting parties).  The color of our kitchen walls are actually more green than these photos convey. I hung them in our kitchen so I can see them first thing in the morning, at every meal, EVERY SINGLE DAY. They are the most BEAUTIFUL pieces of artwork of my boys that I own. Their personalities shine through these portraits. I will cherish them always.


When you order your canvas you will be as thrilled and as emotional as I was. I am CERTAIN you will be. Using your guidance, the Petsy artists will digitally paint each order to create a stunning, personal work of art. Just like your pet, your Petsy is unique! REMEMBER:Petsy never uses templates or filters. Their team has years of experience in graphic design and computer vision, allowing their art to evolve and innovate. Whether you want a timeless classic, something trendy, or a modern conversation piece, they will bring your vision to life!

Get Social With Petsy!

Petsy on Facebook 
Petsy on Instagram

GIVE-AWAY!!!

Kassy is kind enough to offer our readers WHO RESIDE IN THE U.S. AND ARE 18 AND OVER the chance to win a 8x12 canvas! (ONE WINNER an approximate $100+ VALUE!!)

I normally would use Rafflecopter for the give-away but today I will make it easier (for those who don't like Rafflecopter ).

JUST  LEAVE A COMMENT THAT CLEARLY STATES THAT YOU WISH TO BE ENTERED!!! (IF YOU DO NOT CLEARLY STATE THAT YOU WISH TO BE ENTERED INTO THE GIVE-AWAY YOU WILL NOT BE ENTERED). 

EARN BONUS ENTRIES FOR LIKING PETSY ON FACEBOOK AND FOLLOWING THEM ON INSTAGRAM (I linked to their accounts above),  AND STATE IN YOUR COMMENT THAT YOU DID SO (INCLUDE YOUR INSTAGRAM NAME AS WELL).

 Winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced on or around May 9th, 2018. (The Give-away is open now and will end May 7th, 2018 at 5pm EST) Good luck!
 
 This  review and give-away is sponsored by Petsy. I received an 8x8 canvas of Cody and a 8x10 of Dakota. I also received monetary compensation for writing my reviews and administering my give-aways on both of my blogs. 

51 comments:

  1. Oh, we wants to be entered into da giveaway! We followed dem on FB (under our momma's account) and on Instagram under crockettrazzberrycat, our kitty brofur. Momma still needs to get up girl pups our own instagram.

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  2. Oh, MY, YES!
    I would love for Pipo to be entered!
    We visited them on FB and already were 'liking' them.
    And we follow them on Instagram, under this name: rickmarrick

    Yes plese, enter us into this wonderful givaway!

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  3. Caren those photo canvases on your kitchen wall are gorgeous and PETSY did a fine job with the project - I must say, I think the painting YOU did at the painting party is AMAZING too - love the colors....well done girlie!!!!! Nice giveaway and we would love to win it so yes please enter Teddy....

    Love, Pam

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    1. Thank you Pam I love them! OMG thanks about my painting too...but...if you saw the others that were painted that night, mine is nothing like theirs lol and my name is on there soooo large! I am HORRIBLE at painting! I can draw and I prefer to work in black and white.......I never was able to paint well! Good luck!

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  4. Please enter me. Those are beautiful. Thanks for the chance.
    Sue B

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  5. The canvas of Cody is wonderful! I'm gravitating toward canvas art these days, though I find most prices beyond my budget. You'll have a lucky winner of your give-away!

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  6. I love the art they did of Cody and Dakota! Yes, I'd like to enter the giveaway! :)

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  7. We would love love love to be entered!!! And we had Mommy like on Facebook and follow on Instagram for us our account on Instagram is alasandrathecatsanddogs and Mommy is way over 18.

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  8. Those canvas prints look great on your wall. I would like to be entered and I followed on both platforms under badcatchris.

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  9. No need to enter us ... just compliments to the artists ... and of course, to the extremely handsome "subjects" they worked with!

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  10. Oh how cool! I never heard of Petsy before. So glad to learn about them in this post! I'm definitely an art fan myself. Please enter me in this contest! I'd love to have a vibrant portrait of my Dusty and Precious. I followed Petsy on FB and Instagram as @Impurrfectlife. Lovely works. Caren I love the canvases with Dakota and Cody. And you did quite a nice job on the Paint Nite painting too.

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  11. Wow, so beautiful! Not only do they create stunning pieces, but they sound like a great company to work with. Yes, please definitely enter me in the giveaway! I liked them on FB and IG, too!

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  12. This artwork is unique and special. Please enter me as I love this beautiful canvas art.

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  13. These are all beautiful pieces of art. We would like to do this with the little ones that come in here everyday. We would love to have some hanging in our office . Thanks for the share. Have a great day.
    World of Animals

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  14. What a fantastic Giveaway. I would love to win this giveaway so please enter me. I would probably choose a picture of my cat Daisy Mae but I have had pets from the past I'm not sure. But I'm 90% sure it would be Daisy Mae.

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  15. Hey caren tried to like Petsy on Instagram and Facebook but couldn't.

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    1. that's strange. I have no idea as to why you couldn't. I just checked the links and they work.....are you on Instagram and Facebook?

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  16. I would love to be entered into the drawing, these are so pretty.XO

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  17. What a wonderful giveaway. Enter me please. Such impressive work.

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  18. I would really to enter so I can get a picture of my Mushu who passed away last summer.

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  19. Oh yeah count me in!
    I love the images of Cody and Dakota!

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  20. We so wanna win this fur mommy, so we're enterin' your give away too Cody. We think you and Dakota look great. Mommy would do the exact same thing...put it where she could see it every day. Fanks fur the oppurrtunity. Big hugs fur all.

    PeeEss: We already followed them from Dakota's posty.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  21. Those really do look seriously amazing!

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  22. Oh my, we love these and definitely want to be entered in the giveaway! Cody and Dakota's portraits are fabulous! We liked them on FB under Isabella N Angel and on IG under @projecthealthysharla for extra chances! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  23. These are absolutely lovely! Please do enter us. I hope this posts as sometimes I have trouble with blogger! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  24. It's here! You have a wonderful weekend too and good luck!

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  25. These portraits are just amazing! Oh, to have such talent. Please enter us, for sure...and we followed on both FB and IG (mochasmysteriesmeows)

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  26. Those are incredible paintings! I love the rich colors and detail - and they sure know how to highlight the best features of each. I'd LOVE to win. AMAZING.

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  27. My kitties and i want to be entered in the giveaway and we really want to win.I followed on face book and instagram. My instagram name is CmI*U7p

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  28. I want to be entered. Thanks!

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  29. Bonus Entries: I follow on Facebook as Amy Orvin
    and Instagram as @amyorvin

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  30. We love seeing the portraits of Cody and Dakota...

    Have a good day.

    hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and Lou

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  31. Whoa! Please enter us! 72 hours is quicker than I can get a painting done on Dreamscope. They came really nice but why is the one of Dakota bigger? Cody, you need to complain. I liked Petsy on FB but I don't do IG.

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    1. Good luck! You are so silly!!!! It is ok that Dakota's is bigger, that was part of our agreement :) Love you because you always speak your mind!

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  32. I would love to be entered and I am following Petsy on both Facebook and Instagram @kayjeanne518. I would love to have a beautiful piece in remembrance of my dog Missy, who passed away on Father's day in 2016 from severe stomach cancer. My family and I miss her every day! THANK YOU for the opportunity!

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  33. I really want to be entered in this fantastic Petsy Giveaway. I have the purrfect photo of Daisy Mae I would have put on canvas.Please enter me.

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  34. This is so cool, Caren and Cody! We would love to have them do one of our Angel Zoe, so please enter us. :)

    We liked Petsy on FB, and follow them on IG (@kevhatt3).

    Hugs!

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  35. I'd like to enter the giveaway! PS these are amazing!

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  36. What wonderful paintings! Yes, we would like to be entered in the give-away.

    We don't do any social media; why should be obvious from the recent facebook scandal.

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  37. How did we miss this? We would like to be entered to win (Though choosing a photo would be so hard!)

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  38. The portraits are lovely. Would like one of our still mostly feral cat while he thinks about sticking around. Please enter in the giveaway. Will like in FB under Cara Blake. Thanks!

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  39. Absolute I want to be entered. I really want to win this fantastic giveaway and put Daisy Mae's picture on Canvas. Please enter me.

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  40. I really want to win this Petsy canvas giveaway. Daisy Mae would look fantastic on canvas. I sure hope I win. Please enter me.

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  41. I would love to be entered. My little Marceline is such a diva, she would be perfect on a canvas!

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  42. I really want to win win this giveaway. Please enter me. Daisy Mae would look fantastic on canvas. Please enter me

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  43. I really want to win this giveaway.Please enter me.

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    1. Crystal I received your earlier entry (good luck!) I am only counting your original entry, not multiple comments for the same blog post.

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  44. We weren't going to be greedy and enter both giveaways, but since we didn't win on Dakota's.....please enter us. We also followed on Instagram and FB. Thanks!!

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  45. If I won, I would have my cat, Daisy Mae's picture put on canvas then I would give it to Dad as a gift. I sure hope I win. Please enter me.

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