Friday, November 12, 2010

Modern Bird Studios, Original Graphic Image Painting GIVEAWAY (Closed)

I'm always looking for interesting ways to bring unique art into the home. So when Modern Bird Studios contacted me about their clever paintings, I jumped on it. Yes! I need one of those!..of my kids!....for our house! Seriously, I really did need one. I've been dreamy about these paintings for a couple of years now.

And today we're giving an original painting to one of you too!

If you're new to Modern Bird Studios, here's how it works:
You send them a photo and they turn it into a beautiful graphic image painting on wood. I was so surprised by that. I thought it would be canvas but the wood makes it even cooler and more interesting.

There are various image types to choose from.

Two-tone color process:

Multi-Colored process:

Or even acrylic mounted on wood:
Check out all their products here and their Portfolio here.

For the image of my kids, we used a multi-color process with lots of grays to go with our house.
The image was created from these two photos below, to capture the best expression from both kids.
These photos really make me smile because they take me right back to the day they were snapped. Grandma and Grandpa were in town so we drove downtown to check out the Congress Bridge bats. Of course waiting for the unpredictable timing of bats can be long and boring for kids. So to keep them entertained, we ran to the nearest quicky mart and bought colorful, messy lollipopss. Our two hour bat-wait on the grassy lawn was way more fun that I would have thought. And the kids had everyone around us laughing too.
The back of the painting has two mounted pieces of wood, to make the painting extend from the wall, adding depth. Love that. It's all about the little details.
The only problem is? Where to hang it....?
(and how to take a photo without Lucy jumping in). It will likely go in our living room where I can see it the most. But it would really look great anywhere in the house. It's so much cooler to me than a framed photograph.
For now though, I like seeing dirty knobby knees next to that smiley face. It's almost like she's at her own art show...."real life kid meets beautiful impression of kid".
Would you like to win one? Just in time for the Holidays??!
Today we're giving away a $250 Gift Certificate to the Modern Bird Studios shop, so you can pick out exactly what you'd like.

Giveaway Rules:
* Leave a comment, that's it!
* Leave your EMAIL ADDRESS in your comment, which may be written as: dana (at) hotmail (d0t) com, if you're worried about leaving your real address in cyberspace.
* Only One entry per person.
* If you forget something and need to leave a second comment, go back and DELETE your first comment.
* Open to US and International readers, HOWEVER, an International winner will need to pay for additional shipping costs (if the $250 gift card does not cover it)
* ONE winner will be picked via random.org
* Giveaway ends Sunday 11/14/10 at 8pm (Central Time).

Head over to Modern Bird Studios to check out their stuff. The deadline for Christmas orders is the first week of December.

And don't forget about the Tamron Lens Giveaway below. If you haven't already entered, it goes till the end of November.

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Crafty Sally said...

WoW!! yes please!
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C. said...

I love it! I actually would want it for my parents... these are so fun!

christina112358 at gmail dot com

The Thiessens said...

Oh absolutely gorgeous....LOVE it, would LOVE to win :)

lesandsara at gmail dot com

Aunt Lesley said...

Love it!

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Emily Wolfe said...

Love it! Would just flip for a family portrait like this!

emily.wolfe@hotmail.com

Jamie said...

So exciting! jamerz1891(at)gmail(dot)com

Angela said...

I absolutley love it and would love to win one so I have something to finally put in my hallway, which right now is so bare.

Angela_Emory at yahoo dot com

Claire said...

oh! i have been obsessing about these lately, too! please please PLEASE?!
crosie820@yahoo.com

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Cheryl Wilson - O'Pry said...

This is so great! I love it and would love to own one! Pick me!

cherylopry@gmail.com

Groettum Family said...

LOVE! This would make such a fantastic gift for the man in my life who is supporting our entire family on his income! Pick me! Pick me!

jenvanderpool@yahoo.com

Jenny said...

I will enter Modern Bird giveaways until I win one, darn it! I love their work so much!

thesoutherninstitute at yahoo dot com

MelindaB said...

oh I would LOVE to win!!
melindabyrne at yahoo dot com

Cookie Soup said...

Love it!!!!

tacjrc@yahoo.com

Diblik said...
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Ellen said...

Wow, these are awesome. I'd love to have one of me and my boyfriend. :)

rellen.walker@gmail.com

elise said...

holy moly how gorgeous!! i have the perfect picture of my two in mind, and the perfect spot on the wall!!!
it's meant to be, i know!!

and those dirty knees are so cute.

dignity_depravity@hotmail.com

Heidi V said...

Wow. This would be the greatest prize EVER to win!
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AMessWorthMaking said...

These are stunning! morningbloom915 (at) gmail (d0t)com

Rachel said...

yes please!
rachelcarmella at gmail dot com

Claire said...

those are beautiful! i'd love one of my daughter!

thanks!

kennedycraft@aol.com

Smith said...

This is the first time I've seen those. So stinkin cute!

jlsfish at gmail dot com

Nancy said...

dang it...the comment section is acting up for me...

Would love to have one of my grandchildren..

Nancy
quilt(at)centurytel.net

Suzanne said...

i WILL win this giveaway i WILL win this giveaway i WILL win this giveaway.

Because if I don't I'm ordering one for myself for Christmas. The end.

bebehblog at gmail dot com

marylandmel said...

I'd love to win one of these- how beautiful!

smith.melissa.ann (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks!

Elz said...

I love Modern Bird pieces and would love to win.

elzatelzabelz at yahoo dot com

Shawnna said...

O.M.G.!! I NEEEEEEED one of these.

babiesundercover@yahoo.ca

Melissa said...

Wow these are incredible! I would love to have one! my email address is:

melissa (at) melissamcallister (dot) com.

Shelly said...

I want one so bad!

skrd116 (at) gmail (dot) com

melissa said...

I would love one of my daughter!
Djsnuggless at aol dot com
Melissa Johnson

Leslie said...

Today must be my lucky day! lesliewilliams@hotmail.com

Diblik said...

These are gorgeous!

bmto2008 at gmail (d0t)com

Little Buttercups said...

I wish I may, I wish with all my might...

can't give away all the wish!
Fingers are crossed!

monica(at)littlebuttercups(dot)com

Dawn said...

Love it - anything to show off my cuties! dbummy at gmail dot com

Anders Ruff Custom Designs said...

I would love one! carrie.andersruff at gmail dot com

Valerie said...

I love modern bird! So cool. :)I hope I win!
onesassyhousewife (at) gmail (dot) com

Christina R. Griffith said...

Oh how I need this for my house!

cr_griffith (at) live (dot) com

Sarah said...

These are beautiful! How perfect for xmas. kaylah_78@yahoo.com

Darah said...

I'd love to be entered!

taelirjewelry at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

Okay, they're gorgeous!!

arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

Hannah said...

awesome giveaway! I hope I win!

BeeBaker said...

I love their stuff! bethnbaker at gmail dot com

audreypawdrey said...

these are awesome!

audreygreensmith AT gmail dot com

Jacqueline said...

We are getting a new house that will need to be decorated!
jacquelinelockhart10 (at) gmail (dot) com

Every Peach Count said...

This is so cool!
rmanddtru@gmail.com

KMD said...

I already picked out the most amazing spot for this painting when I win it! Right on my mid-century modern-all-brick-wall-with-a-fireplace!!! We just moved in and there is NOTHING on the walls and this would be the best house warming gift ever!!

kdunneback (at) gmail (dot) com

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for picking me!! :)

Holl said...

I love this and would love to give it to my husband for Christmas.
rhtaggart (at) msn (dot)com

Marlena said...

So cool! I would need to figure out the right colors, but I love it.
Thanks.

shaina said...

I'm a Modern Bird Studios fb follower, and they've had so many contests this week! I'm bound to win one, if I keep trying, right?

kamyrensmiles@hotmail.com

Teresa said...

I love it!!!

TMercurio62285@yahoo.com

Cinnamon said...

Awesome!!! I would love to win this and do a picture of the kiddies.
scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

Anna said...

Love this! Crossing my fingers!

anna.b.hale at gmail dot com

Karen said...

Ummm yeah thats awesome!!! Modern Bird Studios is such a cool shop!

pink.karen(at)gmail(dot)com

BriannEm said...

As a newlywed this looks like it would be a great addition for our apartment!!! bshiraki(at)gmail(dot)com

Muhana said...

Very cool this would be good to have my husband and I have ZERO pictures of us displayed in our home sad I know. This would motivate me to put a picture up.

marissa(dot)knell(at)gmail(dot)com

Melcy said...

Please pick me!! I love MBS!
melcy30 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tess said...

oh wow, that is so awesome! would love to win.
tessa
tessa-pl@hotmail.com

April said...

oooo oooo pick me, pick me :)
apella (at)damgc (dOt)com

The Connors Mistress said...

Oh, me, pick meee!

nivette(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks :)

Kat said...

Oh.My.Goodness!!!! I would LOVE to win one of those!!!
katmackham at yahoo dot com

Thanks for the chance!

The Clarke Family said...

These could be the coolest photos I have ever seen. I just started a photo wall and one of hese would look perfect on it.

kelly1076 at hotmail dot com

Christina said...

I want one of the SO bad you don't even know!!!! christina.klahn(at)gmail(dot)com

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Tami B said...

Oh, My ... this would make a wonderful gift for grandparents ... and since I'm a grammy, with four awesome grandkids, this would be a perfect touch to my "grammy's" house!
tsb7700@yahoo.com

bdaiss said...

THAT is so cool! Thanks for the chance to win!

bdaiss at the gmail place

Francis Family said...

I LOVE these!!
mindyfrancis(at)hotmail(dot)com

Camille Lewis said...

These are SO cool! I'm with you... it's so fun to bring different forms of art into the home!

camillelewis47(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks!

Rachel said...

Would love to win! Thanks!
rachelkuchar at gmail dot com

Janie said...

PLEASE add me!!
janesarchet(at)hotmail(dot)com

THANK YOU!!!

imacarolyn said...

Those are so cool!
imacarolyn@gmail.com

Nicole said...

Beautiful! I NEED one of these.

nicolemagelsen(at)gmail(dot)com

Elise Marie said...

This would be the perfect way to display a wedding in a unique and artistic way! I would totally dig this.

Judith said...

I would love this!!!! I have a great family picture!!!!

bubbatx79 at hotmail dot com

sbmartin4268 said...

so cool!!!
sbmartin4268@yahoo.com

Judith said...

I would love this!!!! I have a great family picture!!!!

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naomi said...

LOVE!

naomibeaty (at) gmail (d0t) com

SAMZE said...

very cool. this would be great to win! thanks for the opportunity! :)

i love the greys in your picture! :)

kaimono[at]hawaii[dot]rr[dot]com

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! I'm a total picture person, and these are way cooler than 4x6s in frames!

plannedimprovisation at gmail dot com

jocelyn said...

These are amazing Dana! I love the pic of Lucy and Owen! jocelynhansen(at)hotmail(dot)com

KennaWilde said...

This is a perfect giveaway!! Fingers crossed that I WIN!!! :)

makenna dot a dot wiled at gmail dot com!!

Big Mak and Company said...

Love this photo idea.
carriefabris@gmail.com

Caitlin said...

They do such beautiful work!!
cthomson at gmail dot com

Marín said...

International!!! YES I'M IN!!!
finger crossed !
I love this, just what my flat needs, one more art work of my son :)
Marín -Iceland
marinthors at gmail.com

Chelsie Brady said...

Oh, please pick me! That would be awesome to win! I've been eying art like this for a very long time.

chelsie83@gmail.com

Robin said...

I have 2 couches with empty walls behind them and I know this would be the PERFECT fit! This will definitely fit my style and home.
robinmcflute@hotmail.com

Becky said...

I LOVE these! wow, I would love to have one in my home. The only problem would be picking one picture:)

kristen said...

wow! pick me, random.org!

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bethany said...
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Renee said...

What a great X-mas present.

renee.smith30@gmail.com

wchase said...

I would love one of these of my little one!
whitfb@cox.net

Molly said...

I've been trying for a modernbird print for ages.

mollywbrennan (at) yahoo (dot) com

Becky said...

No kidding last night I looked up your posterized post to see how to do that in picnik and played with it for hours trying to get a great image. I would much rather win this one though!!

bsavinda1980@hotmail.com

Leslie said...

ooh, I'm feeling lucky today. :)
lesliemillsot (at) yahoo (dot) com !!

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...
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Amanda Joy said...

I would love to do a two color process in chocolate brown and cream to go in my kids' room. these are so fun and unique!

bethany said...

super awesome! I need this!
bethanypitman@gmail.com

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

this is exactly what my foyer needs!!!!!!!!

goorsky at g mail dot com

Lindsey said...

Love it! Would be a great way to creatively display a wedding photo!

lindsey.wilkey@gmail.com

Kristen said...

Love it!
kristen.myklebust@gmail.com

Sharra said...

What a beautiful unique way to display your favorite picture, I love it!

Sharralynnc@gmail.com

Ali said...

I know willing these things is like one in a thousand, but maybe this time I'll be the thousand. That would be really, really fun to have a charish. Thanks!

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Rachael said...

This would make a wonderful Christmas present!

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Sarah@sweetpeaandjojo.blogspot.com said...

These are gorgeous. I especially love the acrylic mounted over wood. I'd love to win!

kaler.sarah@gmail.com

miss lewis said...

This is just calling my name! It would be the perfect addition to my house!

emily

emily (dot) lewis (dot) ghs (at) gmail.com

Ramona Burke said...

so cool! I'm not sure I'd be able to choose what photo I'd want them to do!
la familia burke at gmail dot com

Richins Family said...

Oh my goodness, I would love one of these! It would be so great to win. Fingers crossed, fingers crossed, fingers crossed...

carrierichins@gmail.com

felicia said...

I have been admiring these from afar for a while! I would love to have one in my house of my 2 munchkins :)

Karissa Jade Ferguson said...

I would love to get one of my wedding pictures done this way! Thanks for the giveaway :)
kjadef(at)gmail(dot)com

allison.tindall said...

these are beautiful.....I've been watching your site for a while!
allison.tindall@hotmail.com

Julie said...

I want to win so bad!
singingthreelittlebirds@gmail.com

Sarah! said...

I love what we can do with photographs now -- would love to see my four little ones captured with the acrylic overlay -- cool!
Seriously awesome dirt-i-fied knees, by the way (-:
-- Sarah!
starhesed(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Laurel said...

If course I'd love to win one! :) Thanks, Dana!

Kerry said...

These are adorable! Yes, please!

Kimberly said...

That is GREAT!!!! I love how yours turn out!! I love to see how my 4 boys turn out. thanks!!!!! JKL052095@aol.com

Carlin said...

Lovely!
Eek, this would be a Christmas present....for me!

cdacheson (at) yahoo (dot) ca

Melissa Ann said...

These are incredibly beautiful. I would love to win so I can have a large portrait from our wedding :)
aldrich dot melissa at gmail.com

Zane and Lexi said...

I'd love to give one of these to grandparents!
alexis

shaefferphotography(at)gmail(dot)com

Belle + Bee said...

gorgeous!
beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

Vanessa said...

Oh Modern Bird! I am falling more and more in love with you! :)
I would love one. I might even give it to my parents as a Christmas gift {even though I'd secretly LOVE to keep it...}.

Vanessa said...

Oh shoot. Here's my email: vmstrickland at gmail dot com.

Sierra said...

I am so in love with Modern Bird, I am hoping to have one (or two) pieces one day!
sierraheather@hotmail.com

mjb said...

Love that acrylic mounted on wood! mgraciej at gmail dot come

Vicky said...

That is really cool! I'd love one!

ilovepaulduersch at gmail dot com

Polka Dot said...

So beautiful! My email is riversong14(at)gmail(dot)com

Soul Sister said...

I have a christmas picture that would be soooo perfect!!! I would love to win this and keep it for myself sorry grandparents!!!

icicle said...

We are soooooooo not 'family photo' people when it comes to hanging them on the wall but this is far more interesting and would fit in with our tastes in decor.
Love it.
icicle(at)shoreham(d0t)net

Emily and Dallas said...

I LOVE these!

ealoewen@liberty.edu

Julie said...

II would love this!!! Jhales_finance@yahoo dot com

Amy said...

Fun!!! Thank you!
samuelamyramos@msn.com

Taylored Times said...

These are so neat! I would have a hard time picking just one style!! Zach(dot)Sarah(dot)Taylor(at)gmail.com

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

this would be soooooooooo cool!!
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kathleen said...

Absolutely awesome!
bnkwagaman(at)msn(dot)com

Thanks for doing this!

Dawn said...

Wow. Those are really awesome. I'd love to have one for my home!!

dawn dot schulte at gmail dot com

Megan said...

WoWzer!
meganmpeterson@yahoo.com

Cat Hunter said...

These are amazing! Thanks!
cathunter4@gmail.com

cally said...

This is awesome.
cally dot cruze at gmail

jillian said...

such a fun way to show the perfect picture! I love the ability to combine photos because my 3 kids never look their best at the same time. jillseeu at hotmail dot com

Kelly said...

Would love to win. I love the photos you took of it back in your house too!

Jenny said...

Love Modern Bird!!

jenmarie5309 at gmail dot com

Alexis said...

Ummm... yes please!!

brian(dot)lexie(at)gmail(dot)com

Ryan and Heather said...

I love, love, love these! heatherjensen@cableone.net

Jamie said...

I love this idea! And artwork would help perk up our home. Fingers crossed!
eatmoreparsnips at gmail dot come

melissamo1 said...

These are so great! I am already picturing exactly what I would do!!!

suzy. said...

oh this is absolutely amazing. i hope i win the gift card, but may need to splurge for it anyway.

suzy(d0t)simpson(at)gmail(d0t) com

Lindsay said...

very cool!

lindsaymcclendon at gmail dot com

augratin said...

I'm in love with Modern Bird Studios! The only problem would be to pick out the perfect photo of my son. jenna@iheartjenna.com

Melanie said...

I'd love to win this!
mnebesniak14(a)yahoo(dot)com

Katie Greenlaw said...

Wow, wow, wow....would LOVE to win this.

Sam said...

AMAZING! I would love love love to have one!

Kristie said...

I have a couple of pictures in mind for something like this. One is of my hubby walking away and holding our kiddos. How perfect would that be?
These are so cute! Good luck figuing out where to mount it!
roberkann@gmail.com

Mandy said...

I'm already trying to decide which picture I would use!

peppermint_mandy@yahoo.com

Robyn said...

I've got to win one of these times!
Robatthey@aol.com

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Mindy said...

Ooh, how fun! This might sound random, but I think this would go perfectly in my husbands office! He works at a structural engineering firm, and they've really been struggling of late. What a sweet surprise for the principals of the company to get a fun gift like this! Maybe a picture of a building they've designed? One of their local pieces that they're proud of? Something breathtaking! Thanks for such a fun giveaway! mschuchard22 at hotmail dot com

Meghan said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

nugbuns@gmail.com

Kim said...

love this!

kimatchley(at)gmail(dot)com

jennyfretz said...

Amazing artwork- would love to win!
jennyfretz@christian.net

Parker said...

fun giveaway!

Lauren said...

Love these
packerlauren@gmail.com

Chantalle Bishop said...

I LOVE this! What an awesome look.

Emily Rae said...

I'm in!
jrsellick@yahoo.com

Hilary said...

Oh! I want this!
lilhil@gmail.com

Jessica said...

what a great giveaway!! i would love to win this!!

jessicacotten@gmail.com

Jen said...

awesome!
jen smith
jssmith76@live.com

Rachel said...

Beautiful! I'd love to have one of these in my house!
Rachel2c129 at yahoo dot com

Kierst said...

I NEED this! It would totally match my house!

kierst dot smith at gmail dot com

Ron, Erin and Elizabeth said...

Anderson_erin@Hotmail.com
So neat! I just found your blog yesterday and LOVE it

Emilee said...

Wow! What an awesome giveaway!

emilou84037@yahoo.com

The Mershawn's said...

So awesome. Woohoo! I love new stuff...
Thanks Dana!
Amber

mitchelandamber@yahoo.com

Al said...

ooh i want one!

alskalisky (at) gmail (dot) com

Beatrice said...

That's so amazing!! Love it!
bea_ttv [at] hotmail.com

Kara said...

I love it! I've wanted something like that for a while now.
millkara (at) gmail.com

Laura and Dustin said...

I love this!!! I was just telling my husband about this for my mother in law's Christmas gift!!
ldlema@msn.com

carey said...

oh i LOVE those! what a great way to have custom art. :)

carey . penn (at) gmail . com

Grace said...

I am kind of dying over these. Absolutely amazing!

finleyandoliver@gmail.com

Emily said...

Want one!

emilygraves05 at gmail dot com

Marissa said...

Gorgeous! I would love one of my cuties!! marissaroyal@gmail.com

Collette said...

It's really gorgeous. And I love, love her dirty knees!

JJ said...

Beautiful! I love how unique these are!!

maritere07 said...

love it!!
maritere07@hotmail.com

Crisanne said...

I also have been keeping my eye on these for months! I absolutely love all the examples I have seen and would love a photo of my kiddo's turned into art!

dcdurrant at emerytelcom dot net

Keri said...

Count me in! I'd love one of my baby girl!

Mama V said...

ModernBirdStudios and Dana: You guys are da' bomb! Thank you! vajasigmon@gmail.com

Joseph & Annie Hatch said...

I love these!!!

annieleec@yahoo.com

Danyelle said...

I love MB and really want one of my pictures converted into one of their pieces.

danyellehuton@gmail.com

S&R said...

This is such an amazing giveaway. A great idea to capture a moment in time.
Futon37@yahoo.com

Riece said...

My walls are crying out for some art! fingers crossed!!

Becca and Colby said...

Thanks so much for all the work you do!
beckage at gmail d0t com

heather said...

What a great giveaway!

heatherlw (at) gmail (d0t) com

emily* said...

Love it!! So cool.

emilyannecox@gmail.com

Mindy said...

So beautiful!!
smiley2686(at)hotmail(dot)com

Delia said...

This is stunning!

delia dot randall at gmail dot come

Fawn said...

I love that idea.
fawnmcwilliams(at)gmail(dot)com

Jeffery said...

Those are beautiful, what a unique way to create art.
emisuess@att.net

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Heather Lynne said...

Way too cool!!! I'd love one! What a good idea!

heatherlynnekunz@yahoo.com

Emily said...

I'm intrigued by the acrylic on wood. Love the picture you picked. And I think there's a typo in the title on your blog- it says "grahic" instead of "graphic."
emmillee(at)gmail(dot)com

Brianna said...

so awesome! (wishing myself some major luck right now!)
brebers at hotmail d0t com

Allison Hansen said...

SO cool!

allisonhansen (at) gmail (dot) com

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