9.27.2009

Why I want to give Above Rubies a facelift...

Well, first of all, I think it's because I'm a person who likes change. Things always need to be new and exciting for me to stay interested. Also, I have heard of a lot of other Christian women's magazines/websites called "Above Rubies". I think it can be a pretty name, but not a whole lot more than that. I think we need a name that is raw, black and white, to the point. Something that will really define who we are: real teen girls who aren't satisfied with being average. Here are a couple design ideas I think could reflect that, but I'm not sure about names yet. Let me know what you think of the designs and if you have any name ideas or other design ideas.


Design #1: Black and White- We are girls who are not wishy-washy about what we believe. We will stand firm in what we believe, even if it means being looked down upon by the world. I was thinking about a classy black and white color scheme with a little splash of color (maybe some hot pink???) and Victorian patterns, as well as some polka dots.
Design #2- Journal Entry- We are revealing our true selves from what we write on this site. We are open and real. For this design, I was thinking about a scheme where each entry would have a "scrapbook" sort of thing for the header instead of a title and it would look very much like my desk looks right now- messy, messy, messy! But with style...I think this is probably the design I personally am most excited about.
Design #3- The joy of the Lord is our strength! This would be a very colorful, cutesy design. I know what I have here looks a little bit like a preschooler's bedroom wall, but all of these designs are just the beginning brainstorm ideas. This design would be kind of like a patchwork quilt or something. I could even photograph a bunch of cute fabrics or something....oooh...ideas. :)

Let me know what you think. Thanks, Madeline

7 comments:

Kate said...

Wow madeline I'm always impressed with your work.

Queen Lucy of Narnia said...

I like the middle one (diary) best. :) I LOVE all your ideas, but you know me... ;) I love being a young woman, but I get tired all pink, frilly type things. They make me think of silly girls; I prefer the beautiful, medival styles, or Victorian era, there was more serious womanliness back then in the culture. I'm sorry, I'm not against pink, I like it to a certain extent, it's just that it gets on my nerves every once in a while. ;) Anyway, I also like the top idea, but definately diary style is my favorite. :D

~Lucy~

Lady Florimel said...

I really like design #1.
But all of them are really cool!

Madeline said...
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Madeline said...

Oh, thanks for the feedback you guys. I think the best designs are definitely #1 and #2 and that #3 is just to little kiddish. :) So I will do a poll thing. I'm really thinking the diary would be cool. Oh, but at the same time I really like the classy black and white....decisions, decisions...

Madeline said...

And Rebekah, I like the idea of something Victorian too. I love that type of stuff, so that could be another option to explore.

Teapot Sue said...

I missed the poll, but I think that the first one would be coolest. :D Sorry I didn't get it in before the poll closed.