Monday, August 29, 2011

Travel Layout-Marrakesh Moraccon Resturant


Imagine going to a science education conference in Washington D.C. with 7 people who only know each other by name and job title.  Our time in the airport is all we have had to get to know each other.
 Jose, an elementary principal , wants to go to dinner at

Marrakesh Restaurant.  It’s a Moroccan Restaurant visited

often by dignitaries and the rich and famous. So we decide to

check it out. When we arrive it is in a seedy section of

Washington D.C. There is no English sign only an Arabic

sign. We knock on the huge door and eyes peer out at us

through a peek hole. We are admitted in. There are no

windows, our table is low to ground with pillows to sit on.
     Dinner is served in bowls shared by the entire table. There

are no separate plates. And no utensils are available. We eat with our fingers. It is 7 courses and by the 4th course we are 


   My favorite dish is B'Stella which is a layered pie of

Chicken, assorted nuts, almonds, eggs, parsley and onions

topped with confectioner’s sugar and traced with cinnamon.

  Throughout the dinner we have a belly dancer who spends

a large amount of time at our table. Jose teased me to no end,

telling me he was going to buy me a belly dancing outfit so

that I could do a belly dance for the school board when we

gave our presentation. I was so embarrassed! Not a place I

would have chosen to go with 4 men whom I did not know,

especially as a married woman! I definitely was out of my

comfort zone.

Overall though it was fun and a wonderful bonding

experience for the group!

Supplies:Paper and Cardstock: The  Paper Comany Gold Translucent, DCWV Once Upon a Time
Embossing Powder: Ranger Gold
Inks: Tim Holtz Distressed Vintage Photo, Aged Magahoney
Adhesives: Scotch Foam Tape, Scotch Pink ATG
Journaling on Aged Paper

Tip: To make the aged paper start with a piece of reddish brown paper. Cut into an 8.5 x 11 sheet. Run it through the printer with journaling.Tear the edges and crumple the paper.  Smooth the paper out and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Aged Magahoney and Vintage Photo. To mount use foam tape in corners and middle togive a feeling of rumpled paper that is not laying flat.

Challenge: Paper Variety- Create a travel or transporation themed paper project.

Have a day filled with new experiences!


  1. Wow! Your paper, and letter choice are absolutely perfect for the Moraccon restaurant!! I Love what you did to age the paper!!!!!!

  2. Fun layout! Thank you for playing with us at The Paper Variety!

  3. Love the distressing of the paper and the wonderful story behind the layout. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety this week.

  4. Yikes! no utensils, ha ha ha, sounds like quite an extrodiary experience and that you had loads of fun.

    The layout is wonderful. My first impression was how nicely the paper and gold looked together! I absolutly love the tip! Thank you for the reminder that I have lots of digital paper with print and music but never have used it. Time to pull it up.


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