Monday, January 16, 2012

Pink Heart Giveaway (Closed)

I am so excited about my Pink Heart print.  I have just added it to my Etsy shop.  I wasn't sure if my first attempt was a fluke, but I now have been able to print several times successfully on the handmade Saint-Armand watercolour paper.  It takes time and care feeding it through the printer because of its thickness and the deckle edges but the results are absolutely amazing.   I cannot stop staring at these prints. They really look like original watercolours.

Because it is handmade paper, it means that each print is a slightly different, one-of-a-kind work of art.  I wish you could feel the paper.  It is thick, soft, luxurious and has a beautiful grain.  There are four deckle edges.  It is exquisite paper and is made right here in Montreal by the Saint-Armand paper mill.  Do I sound excited?

I have painted on Saint-Armand paper before, but it wasn't until this past weekend that I thought of trying to print on it.

Anyone who has followed my blog for a while knows that I have had an up and down relationship with my printer.  Well today I am a happy woman and I wanted to share the love by giving away one Pink Heart print (the exact one in the top photo).  It measures approximately 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches.  I will initial it on the front and then sign and date it on the back.

All you need to do is to leave a comment on this blog post.  I will close comments at 1:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.  I will announce the winner on Wednesday evening.  Thanks so much to everyone for all of your ongoing support. It means so much to me.

I am not responding to each comment the way I normally do as it will be easier for me to do the draw if my comments aren't mixing up the numerical order. I just want everyone to know that I am reading them all and appreciate them so much!

14 comments:

  1. I love it! It does look so much like an original watercolor!

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  2. Hello,
    I visited your blog today - I saw you on 'In Wendy's World.' Your blog is so pretty and charming. I love all the snow pictures. While I was reading, I noticed that you have alot of the same interests as me and my daughters. We started a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is filled with beauty, and I am leaving here today with a smile. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  3. such a lovely giveaway
    thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  4. I've been looking at your blog lately for inspirations! Your watercolors are so pretty, I especially like the heading picture. =)

    ~Laura~

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  5. Ooh Ooh Ooh Count me in!!!! I meant to comment on the heart print and your lovely snow photos yesterday! I have looked up that paper, it does look so very nice....can only get it over where you are though. I read all the blurb about it and looked up the stores that sold it, but it hasn't made it to the UK? I will keep my fingers crossed! Thanks.

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  6. that paper is the perfect touch for that heart!

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  7. Si, si, si (Yes, yes, yes) Your "Heart" is beautifull and the print looks really like an original watercolor. I can,t get that paper here, like Julie Clay, and it looks really special so I would be on two ways happy! :)

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  8. Oooh, it is so very sweet! I hope I win!

    :)

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  9. you are so generous
    I know because i won the last fantastic giveaway.
    If I were to be doubly lucky I know just who I would give these to.
    xo

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  10. That is some beautiful paper, and yes it does look like an original painting.

    Love your seamless graded wash with the heart - just gorgeous!

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  11. Love , love , love. You are soooooooooooo talented.

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  12. Shirley Trudel5:44 PM EST

    Hi Kathleen, this is my very first attempt at posting a comment on someone's blog. I will not admit to how long it took me to figure out how to make a comment but suffice it to say I am very proud of myself right now. I wanted to say how much I love the heart and its colors. And the paper is just perfect for it!
    Shirley

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  13. Comments are now closed. I'll announce the winner between now and this evening. Thanks for all of the lovely comments. ♥

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