Friday, February 3, 2012

PAJWLH- February=Relationships

Hello February!

WOW how this year has started off quickly. January has breezed right by me. This month with our PAJWLH project we will be talking about relationships. We will officially start next week with our first "relationship" based prompt but I wanted to give you a heads up as to what to expect for this month.

With February being the month of LOVE, I wanted to take a look at who we hold dear, why we hold them dear and how we develop in relationships. I will start off with the first prompt and I have asked a few special friends to help out this month as well. With each of our guests I have prayed about who exactly to invite along with this journey. Our first two guests are personal friends of mine who I believe have a very compassionate heart towards others. Who better than those with loving hearts to share about love? Right?

Jennafer Martin

Ken Oliver

So that is what is up for this month. We are still in California visiting with our families. I am excited to share what we saw at CHA. I think you all will LOVE some of the new stuff I found to play with.

This weeks prompt is again a fairly simple one to get us going. We will start a little more in depth prompts as we progress this month. But for this week I thought it might be nice to start beginning with elements of design. In any project whether it be for play or for work there are certain elements that we innately start with. Here is a good list of elements of design via Wikipedia.

The basic thing to take into consideration when working on a project is the element of Hierarchy. Hierarchy is the element of having something in your work that grabs your target audience (Something we used a lot in marketing). Although this journaling class is not particularly set up for an audience... the same principle applies as with any project, you have your main message that you are trying to convey.

  • Use an advertisement as inspiration for the composition of your page. 
  • create your page around the layout of this advertisement.

Here are a few examples that have grabbed me in the past:

This is an ad I worked on with our Marketing Coordinator when I worked at SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L. This was for a flyer for an event. The main focus of the ad is the MyStik logo, which catches your eye immediately. From here, viewers can see what the product is as well as who makes it, but the idea of this ad is that the stark MyStik logo is what catches your eye first, and hopefully from there you are intrigued enough to check out the rest of the ad :)

 Now this pic, although not an ad has the same effect on me. I am not sure this would qualify as visual hierarchy, but when thinking of this prompt this image immediately came to mind. I first saw this pic in an issue of Popular Photography. This is a pretty famous image that was taken of an afghan refugee. In this image her eyes grab you. I still remember the first time I read this article and how I had to stop and read the entire article just because I needed to know more about this girl and the intensity of her eyes. But this is one of those times that I thoroughly remember an image that grabbed me. In this case of hierarchy this girls eyes were the focus of this shot. So much so that when looking for this image on Google all I had to Google was "The Girl with the Eyes". So I am pretty sure that the purpose of this image was to grab your attention through the intensity of her eyes.

So here are a few ideas of what to look for when you are setting up your page. Pretty much it is something that we all kind of start our work off with. The problem I have found is not distracting from my main focus, lol... (having a look affair with glitter doesn't help with this!).

So I hope you all enjoy this. Let me know if you have any questions. The best way would be to email me. We are heading into the next few days of family time, so it will be tough to justify checking the blog.

As mentioned before, feel free to drop a link to your page here on this thread. I really enjoyed seeing your pages here and on facebook :)

~Liz ♥


  1. can't wait to start this one!! enjoy your family visit!!

  2. Interesting, I shall have to search for inspirational advertising...I too remember the first time I saw the girl with the eyes. I have another one that is a cover for National Geographic too. I keep them both framed and in my room to remind me how very lucky I am to live where and how I live.
    Thanks for the new prompts.

  3. i have finished week two!!!

    1. just wonderful. the colors are so happy!!!

    2. I'm still in's soooo pretty!

  4. had so much fun creating this page. Finally posted on my blog :)

  5. I am done page two :)