Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

September 14, 2013

Me Plus You

Yet another cute Pinterest idea using buttons and paint.  I don't have a link to offer because this is pretty straightforward.  Paint the canvas in stripes, add the button heart and 'Me + You'. 

First I cut a heart out of paper and used it on stiff red felt, then glued red buttons on it.  I didn't like the black stripes so I used Tuscan red on a small canvas.  I used masking tape for the edging and touched up any slight leaks with white paint.  The lettering was done with a red sharpie because there's no way I could freehand that with a paintbrush. Then I covered it with a layer of Mod Podge to seal it, although word to the wise: The Sharpie WILL run.  It's slightly pink around the lettering, unfortunately.  After the Mod Podge dried, I glued the button heart on.


  1. Stripes are a design element I love. You did a great job.

  2. Anonymous12:50 PM

    Lovely :0)

  3. sort of a variation of heart on your sleeve lol

  4. Hi JoJo,

    I just love your creativity. I reckon it's a pleasant, positive distraction.

    Wishing you a peaceful rest of your Sunday.

    Gary :)

    1. Yes it is. I miss my guy so much when he goes on the road that I tend to throw myself into crafting on Sundays. I was just as busy today.

  5. That's an adorably loving creation, JoJo.

    PS Thanks for telling me about the poisonous berries. I'm still alive, but I'll avoid them from now on. I'm still laughing at myself for that one.

    Have a great week.

  6. That's very clever and cute. BTW, I love buttons. :)

  7. I love the button heart!

  8. What a charming design. I like the texture the buttons add.