Unlike many bloggers out there, my life is not very Instagrammable.
I don’t have a pristine, spacious home with designer, geometric wallpaper, furniture from Habitat and freshly cut flowers.
My garden isn’t perfectly manicured and our brick wall is drab at best.
In fact, if you check out my Instagram account it’s mostly badly composed pictures of the children and wine (not together, that would be irresponsible) .
BUT, every now and then I take a corker of a photo, one that I don’t want to just fade into oblivion in my phone.
An image that captures the children rather than a blur of colour, one that I actually want on my wall, and heck, the grandparents will have it on their wall too.
In these (rare) instances, I much prefer to get a canvas print done rather than a standard photograph.
Partly because I think they look more impressive for gifting to others and partly because I CBA choosing a frame for the photo.
When Canvaschamp asked if I’d like to review their services, I had the perfect picture to get made into a canvas.
We’d recently had a trip to Bridlington. Along the seafront are these beautiful coloured beach huts and every time we visit, the children stand in front of one so I can take their picture.
Despite these ALWAYS being beautiful pictures I never get them printed.
Times they are a-changing.
It really couldn’t be more simple to place an order.
You can choose from a variety of products including mosaics, collages and split canvas.
I opted for a 12″x10″ canvas (Canvases can be made up to 54 inches square) and uploaded the photo from my computer. You can also upload your photos directly from your Facebook or Instagram account which is very convenient.
Once the image is uploaded you can make very basic edits and even add text.
CanvasChamp offer the ability to put a greyscale, sepia or even Pop Art filter on your image, though this may be at an extra cost.
If you need to do ‘finer’ edits or crops I’d recommend doing so before uploading the image.
Once the preview is as you like it, you just need to choose your hanging hardware and away you go.
Standard delivery costs £4.99, but is free on orders over £40, and suggests delivery will take 8-10 working days though mine arrived in a couple of days.
I’ll be honest, I had gone for a very basic canvas – no fancy laminate finish or minor edits, to the value of £7.19 (not a lot at all). I was sceptical as to how good the canvas would be.
When it arrived I was pleasantly surprised. The canvas is good quality and the colour is vibrant, as per the original image, what more could you ask from a photo canvas?
It would defintely make a nice quality, thoughtful gift, worth bearing in mind with Father’s Day approaching. I’m even considering getting one or two of our wedding photos put onto canvas.
CanvasChamp have not only been kind enough to gift me a canvas for review BUT they are also going to give one of you lucky readers the chance to get your own 10 x 8 canvas printed.
All you need to do is enter below to be in with a chance of winning.
Win a 8 inch x 10 inch photo canvas from CanvasChamp
CanvasChamp provided a 12×8 canvas for purpose of review. All opinions, as ever, are my own.