I am very excited to present someone you may know very well already, Artie of Color Outside the Lines. What you may not know is that Artie is a very talented Artisan.
Cross Bottle Guy (Artie Vanderpool) is an Interior Stylist and artist living and working in Western New York. Born and raised in West Central Texas, Artie grew up in a home that fostered the creative spirit, energized the artistic nerve, and rewarded coloring outside the lines.
|Sea Life Collection|
Since 2009, Cross Bottle Guy's hand made art, marries the rough to the refined with an artistic approach of the most creative regard. Shapely glass vessels - some vintage, some antique, some just gosh'darn gorgeous - are festooned with crystal, shells, and corals.
|Crystal Faceted Cross Bottles|
These crystal, and sea life combination creations are made using the antique copper foil stained glass method, and each piece of work requires hours of hand work and many steps to result in the final, beautiful work of art. Recycled, reused, remarkable!
|Simply Elegant Crystal Cross Bottle|
After I underwent two surgeries Artie very kindly sent me a Crystal Cross Bottle which was so beautiful it took my breath away. It raised my spirits so much! I then had to have another. Artie started what I believe a lifetime collection. I cannot wait to order another special piece. My two are below. (My lighting was quite bright for this images. Trust me they are gorgeous beyond!
|My Crystal Cross Bottles. They look so nice in a grouping I cannot wait to acquire more very soon!|
Artie has offered two (2) of my readers a $50 Gift Certificate to use toward the purchase of one of his Cross Bottles. These Certificates are to be used by July 1st, 2012. This offer is for USA residents only.
To Enter this Giveaway:
1) Must Be a Follower of Art by Karena Via GFC or Linky In my sidebar. Then go to Artie's site Cross Bottle Guy; peruse the site and tell us what Cross Bottle you like best.You will not believe the beauty of these works of art!
2) For an Extra Entry go to Like Artie's Facebook page Cross Bottle Guy
Two (2) winners will be chosen on Easter Sunday April 8th at Midnight EST
Thank you for your support and comments on my site. I truly appreciate your friendship!
Art by Karena