7/18/2012

CLOSED $125 custom pet portrait giveaway




You guys know how much I love my Rossy, even if he doesn't always return the sentiment,  so when the super sweet Michele of Diesel & Juice offered to create a custom portrait of my little man, I was pretty pumped. Just don't tell Mish. He get's pretty jealous. 

Now that I sound sufficiently off-the-deep-end about my cats, let's move on to the good part!




I gave Michele the incredibly sub-par iPhone pictures above (yeah, okay, and ten others...) for inspiration. Pretty much the only other information I provided was that he spends most of his time upside down; has the cutest nose I've ever seen; and is impressively chunkalicious around the midsection. I figured that "he loves yoga" was implied. 


Based only on that sketchy profile, Michele came up with this:



She was incredibly quick, sweet, and responsive through the whole design process. She didn't even bat an eyelash when I asked her to give him toes. Yes, I asked her to give him toes. That's creepy, right? But she managed to make it not creepy in the least. So, kudos for that, Michele! ;D


Michele creates every beautiful pet portrait by hand using Adobe Illustrator. She painstakingly fills in every whisker, stripe, and perfect eye color. 

She even made me a cute little mini portrait to keep on my desk at work, since I was afraid my coworkers would find out what a crazy cat lady I am. Even though I just told all of you... If you want your own portrait of my Rosco, you can get it right here!



As you can see, even the little man himself is a big fan of his new Diesel & Juice likeness!


Now, do you want to win a custom portrait of one of your fur babies? Michele is going to give one of you a custom portrait with an 8x10 archival quality print to frame and hang! Your pet will also be featured in the Diesel & Juice online shop!

This is open to all my readers worldwide, and the giveaway will close at 11:59 PM, EST on July 24. You have to enter using the Rafflecopter widget below, but feel free to tell me what you think in the comments, too! You can find Diesel & Juice on Etsy or on the company website




* Disclosure - I was provided a free custom pet portrait by Diesel + Juice but was not compensated in any other way for this post. See my disclosure statement for more information.

38 comments :

  1. Awesome giveaway!!

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Awesome giveaway! I'd love a custom portrait of my chinchilla Lucy or my hermit crabs, Ziggy and Lady Stardust!

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    1. Anonymous7/19/2012

      Aawwww Amy! I love hermies too!!! What a great idea! I have 13.... A bit too many to have portraits of! But I LOVE that you can!!!! Hope you win it! Good luck!!

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  3. Would it be weird if I bought a mini print of Rosco? ;)

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  4. Just entered. I hope I win. My mom <3 loves <3 her miniature long haired dachshund Cocoa. My boyfriend & I do too! We would love to gift this to her.

    Also, how cute is your cat?! OMG! That fluffy tummy!

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  5. Awesome giveaway, and I LOVE the picture they did for you! I love my English Cocker spaniel and would love one of her.

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  6. Great giveaway! We have two dogs and would love to get their portraits done!!

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  7. I just entered! Gosh I hope I win, I'd love to have a portrait of my Golden Retriever Buddy so I can take it with me when I go to college. Fingers (&toes) crossed.

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  8. Ah that portrait is of Rosco is sooooo cute! My cat Missy likes to stretch out belly-up like that too - it'd be cool to see how similar & different our portraits would be. Thanks for this great giveaway, I've got my fingers crossed and I hope I'll be the lucky winner. :)

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  9. What a great giveaway!
    Just adopted another rescue dog a month ago and would love his portrait!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. These are so beautiful!!! I would love one of my mastiff girl!!! She does a great job:)
    Angie

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  11. so <3 this giveaway do you know any more online that are doing same giveaway so i can enter all?

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  12. cat tummies are so beguiling. And the desire for toes is very non-creepy. Little satin-padded patting paws....

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  13. Beautiful portrait. I'd love to have one of my girls!

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  14. love Juice the Fat Feisty kitty!

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  15. My husband has a portrait of his Daisy puppy and I am so jealous I don't have one of my Boo Boo Kitty! Love how your Rosco came out.. must have one of my own now! ♥

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  16. Loe the pawtrait but not sure if I want something else to be selling my image.

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  17. How adorable! I have two boxers and I love the boxer puppy print so cute :)

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  18. What talent!!! So going to have to check out more works.

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  19. Oh my gosh, this is just fabulous! I so want one for my Sadiegirl!

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