Saturday, 11 October 2014

Saturday’s Partridge and a Limerick challenge!

Hello there!
Thank you for stopping by. 
Thought I’d put another spin on a water-colour paper piece.
Am loving the water-colour paper ; 
you will see why in a minute...

Cut the water-colour paper to 7" x 7".
Brush Wild Honey to and fro, using your Clarity brush.




Are you having Déja Vue? Have you seen this before?
Add Lettuce in the gaps.


Ringing any bells yet?


Come on! Here’s the clue!


Got it yet? This is where we find out if you have been paying attention to this old daily bloggage!


Yep. Tis the very same piece. 
I decided not to stick the poppies down;
the background was screaming 
“Use me again! Use me again!” 


So I decided to add the beautiful partridge.
Sit him on the words, like a branch.


But here was the test. 
I wanted to see how much colour I could extract 
from the water-colour paper after a week.
Answer: Loads. In fact, most.
By simply painted the area with water, allowing the water to soak in and then blotting with a paper towel, 
I was able to extract  pretty much ALL the ink. 
That is good to know.


Which is all very well and good. But then I looked at the composition, and I thunk to myself:
him don’t look too happy.
Him don’t look like he be up for celebrating much!
Altogether now: aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh...


Let’s colour him in a little, 
with some Spectrum Noir pencils and a yellow Distress marker.
Maybe that’ll cheer him up.
Looks a little bit perkier.


Mmm. Now I’m all for less is more, 
and this does look quite cool. 
But I really think it needs something....


And then it came to me.
It’s time for a LIMERICK!!!

I’ll start it.
You finish it.
Then we’ll pick the best one,
and we will make a stamp of it!

So here’s the first two lines.
Ready?

There once was a partridge from France,
who never got asked to dance.

lalalalala
lalalalala
lalalalalalalala

Now let’s see what YOU can come up with!!
I cannot wait to read these! Come on! I could do with some cheering up after having to leave Gracie in New York....

much love,



70 comments:

  1. Hi Barbara
    Yep background is too lovely to use as a background - it needed its day! Right limerick challenge here we go
    There once was a partridge fro France
    Who never got asked to dance
    From Strictly he knew
    What moves he could do
    Like Anton du Beck he could prance

    Well at least I tried haha. Hope it cheers you up this morning Barbara it must be so hard leaving your lovely Grace behind. Did you buy another coat whilstt you were in New York to fill the gaps in your suitcase???
    Enjoy your day
    Love Diane xxx

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  2. There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    He was always too late
    To just celebrate
    As he always walked round in a trance

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  3. Oh Barbara, you funny lady, how should a german write a limerick???

    But I will try:

    There once was a partridge from France,
    who never got asked to dance.
    "Look how I can roll with my eyes!
    Doesn´t that seem very nice?
    So, please will you give me a chance"

    If there is any mistake you correct it please.

    Have a nice weekend back home

    Rolf xxx

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  4. There was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    She started to jiggle
    Then went on to wiggle
    So sorry guys you've had your last chance.

    Hope you haven't got jet lag,
    Joy x

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  6. Hi Barbara. I'm not surprised that you have reused that gorgeous background.
    You are going to have a hard job choosing a winner if previous limerick entries are anything to go by. Some of the people that comment are so clever, I am looking forward to reading them : )

    There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    He tried and he tried
    But the girls rolled their eyes
    Just because of his awkward neck stance.
    Take care.

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  7. There once was a Partridge from France
    Who never was asked to dance
    In Baroque he'd excel
    Could Gavotte very well
    But never was given the chance......
    Kirst x

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  8. There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    So she preened and she fluffed
    And she strutted her stuff
    Ooh la la you should see that bird prance!

    Have a weekend swathed in beautiful memories of a perfect week... Gill x

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  9. There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    So not to be shy
    She went up to a guy
    And then there was dance, and romance.

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  10. There once was a partridge from France,
    who never got asked to dance.
    So she went on Strictly
    To learn really quickly,
    But with Anton duPeck she's no chance!

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  11. I'm absolutely no use at any kind of rhyming Barb, but I think it was a nifty idea not to stick the flowers down last time.

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  12. There once was a partridge from France,
    who never got asked to dance,
    So he turned to craft,
    See not so daft
    and now has a second chance!

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  13. There was once a partridge from France
    Who never got ask to dance
    So he took to his blog
    And then slept like a log
    As he got many more friends

    Glad you had a lovley time away with grace beautiful memories xx




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    1. There once was a partridge from France
      who never got asked to dance.
      He chukared and strutted
      but his dance career seemed gutted
      as all the ladies would do was just glance.

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  14. That wild honey is just scrummy! Definately on my wish list.

    There once was a partridge from France,
    who never got asked to dance.
    He got wrapped in wild honey
    Started looking quite scrummy
    Now he's celebrating a new wild romance.

    Amazing what can be done when asked! Have a lovely weekend.

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  15. There once was a partridge from France,
    Who never got asked to the dance,
    Saying "Comme ci comme ca",
    She retired to the bar,
    And toasted herself with "Bonne Chance"!

    Lovely art, as always Barbara.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

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  16. Beautiful Barb, love all the colouring.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. There once was a partridge from France,
    Who never got asked to dance,
    Although he had 2 left feet,
    His face was very sweet,
    Please give him a chance!

    Have a lovely weekend Barbara

    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  18. Hi Barb,
    Good to know that ink removal is still possible from watercolour card after all that time.
    My effort:
    There once was a partridge from France,
    Who never got asked to dance.
    She preened and she pouted,
    She shrieked and she shouted.
    Then to her delight, the Prince at the hop,
    Asked her to waltz, to foxtrot and bop!
    So pleased you had a lovely time with Grace, but I know the wrench when leaving. Safe journey back, you may still be travelling xx.

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  19. Hi Barbara
    Good luck with picking a limerick there all very good.This water colour card looks very good.

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  20. There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    He looked for a mate
    To ask out on a date
    Which then gave him a reason to
    CELEBRATE.

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  21. There once was a Partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    He tried out a Tango
    Whilst eating a Mango
    At least he was a bird that took a chance Enjoy your weekend Barbara xxx

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  22. There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    So she covered herself in glitter
    Which made her look so much fitter
    That beautiful partridge from France

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  23. There once was a partridge from France,
    who never got asked to dance.
    So Barbara who knew him,
    Went and drew him,
    And offered him a cash advance!!!

    Love that background Barbara and the partridge looks really cool on it!
    Glad you had a great time with Gracie! It's flown by! Love and hugs! Xxx

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  24. Clever you re-using your background! I hope you had a lovely week with Grace, and that everyone's fabulous limericks are cheering you up on your return? Here's my effort!

    There once was a partridge from France,
    who never got asked to dance,
    He posed and he gazed,
    And was then quite amazed,
    When the pear tree said "give him a chance"!

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  25. Hi Barbara,

    FINALLY figured out how to send an email and join in!

    My hubby came up with this limerack:

    There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance.
    He couldn’t think why...
    “I’m a good looking guy.
    Could it be my pink leather pants?”

    And I am giving this one a go:

    There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance.
    But the Toucan took pity
    He was cute...he was witty
    And they started a lovely romance.

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  26. There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    She painted her feathers
    To attract the fellas
    And now she is in with a chance

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  27. I'm having trouble with this post I'll give it one more try, third time lucky maybe?

    The once was a partridge from France,
    who never got asked to dance.
    Until she auditioned for Strictly,
    and learnt very quickly.
    Now that Oh La La partridge can prance.

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  28. I love it love it when you wax limerickal! Here's one Marilyn emailed me, because she couldn't leave a message here!
    My entry is:-


    There once was a partridge from France,
    Who never got asked to dance.

    So she strutted around

    And a partner she found

    She said, ‘Pleased to make your acquaintance’.



    Thanks

    Marilyn

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  29. I will have a go, not my strong point.

    There once was a partridge from France,
    Who never got asked to dance
    But he gave it a twirl
    And ended up in a whirl
    So Strictly had no chance.

    Off to read the others now, did not want to do so before thinking about mine. Bet there are some good ones. Hope they have cheered you up, x

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  30. I love your site and blog so much! You inspire me so!
    There once was a partridge from France,
    who never got asked to dance.
    So he thought, "I'll be a smartie!"
    And he threw his own party,
    and met his lifetime dance partner named Nanc!

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  31. There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    She had a moment of clarity
    and bopped away for charity
    Now everyone asks for the chance.

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  32. There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    With his 2 clipped wings
    He could manage highland flings
    And soon had the ladies entranced

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  33. Hi Barbara, so glad you had a great time with Grace. I'm not that great at limericks still here's my attempt...

    There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    So she dressed in her finest
    With feathers the shiniest
    And showed them all how she could prance

    Hope you are cheered by all these entries. xx

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  34. Well here I go. Here's my offering.

    There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    For his moves were hypnotic
    As he performed the robotic
    And the audience all fell in a trance!

    Hope it makes you smile.
    Jeanette xx

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  35. There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    He would glisten and glide
    And step side to side
    But his skills did never advance

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  36. There once was a partridge from France,
    Who never got asked to dance.
    She talked to a dove,
    Who gave her a shove,
    Now she can twirl, and whirl, and prance!

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    1. That's what you do for me, Barbara! You "shove" me in new directions - thank you so much for your dedication to blogging:)

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  37. Just gorgeous Barb - I love this little partridge - as for your limerick - here goes :

    There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    He tried Strictly Come
    And fell on his Bum
    his dancing would never entrance!

    Cheers!

    Rachel x

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  38. Lovely art work now here is my go
    There once was a partridge from france
    Who never got asked to dance
    His feathers were pretty
    But his feet were all gritty
    So he was unable to dance
    But he knew how to prance
    And show off his stance
    The poor little partridge from France

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  39. Hi. Many thanks to Barbara and Paul as I have now learnt how to blog. On a roll so I will now attempt a limerick.

    There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    Then a handsome young pheasant
    Said " A waltz would be pleasant"
    And it led to a whirlwind romance!

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  40. There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    Though his wings were a flapping
    there was no room for napping
    so he flew to the tune perchance!?!?

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  42. Hi Barbara, my attempt:
    There once was a partridge from France
    Who never was asked to dance
    So she coloured her feathers
    Put on red leathers
    Now, as a hot chick, she's found romance!

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  43. Beautiful card

    There once was a partridge from France
    Who never was asked to dance
    Then Abba came along
    And according to their song
    He heard take a chance, take a chance, take a chance...

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  44. Love the card, my attempt is

    The once was a Partridge from France
    who never got asked to dance
    A partner he found
    then they glided around
    to celebrate their romance

    thanks, j

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  45. There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance,
    The reason was clear,
    with those claws, oh dear'
    All he could do was prance

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  46. I am a bit late, but just for fun I´ll give it a try:

    There once was a partridge from France,
    who never got asked to dance.
    He seemed not to care at all
    until he saw THAT doll
    he just took his chance to dance this guy from France

    xx

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  47. Hi Barbara, better late than never:

    There once was a cartridge from France
    Who never got asked for a dance
    She produced a big smile
    & thought for a while
    Well I'll just have to go freelance.

    Glad you had a good time in New York & thanks for sharing your photos. Great card as always.xx

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  48. There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    He sat in the corner
    Hiding from Norma
    And never went back to France

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  49. Hi Barb, great blog, love the coloured partridge, but unfortunately Sunday brain is not co-operating in coming up with anything as good as what the other lovely bloggers have come up with for a limerick. There are some really great ones, so looking forward to which one is chosen. Have a great Sunday all. Bx

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  50. Hi Barbara I am a newly at this blogging but here goes. Ps. Enjoy reading about all your trips and how well your family are doing. X
    There Once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    So he took to the floor and danced to the door
    And you never saw the partridge No more ....

    Glad you had a nice time with Grace.

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  51. There once was a partridge from France
    who never got asked to Dance
    one day came a partridge Girl along
    she looked into his eyes very strong
    so they took dancing in France as a Chance.

    have a great Weekend !

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  52. There once was a partridge from France,
    who never got asked to dance.
    So alone to the floor she did glide
    And showed them her jive
    her motto you see is all about taking a chance .

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  53. There once was a partridge from France,
    who never got asked to dance.
    Sat in a pear tree he’d sing,
    about dancing ladies and golden rings.

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  54. There once was a partridge from France,
    who never got asked to dance.
    That's not the way to treat others,
    So he called up his sisters and brothers.
    On Mass to the floor they went and swung their pants

    Oh I give up just not got the way to end them right - that will teach me to pay attention in English next time around lol!

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  55. There one was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked up to dance
    To show that they cared
    Her friends skills they all shared
    Now she's got the fellas entranced.

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  57. A second attempt,
    There once was a partridge from France
    Who never was asked to dance
    So she brayered the floor
    Doing wheelies galore
    And amazed everyone with her flamboyance!

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  58. Love this background, Barbara. x

    Here goes ...

    There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance.
    So she formed her own group,
    Oh what a troop!
    Now everyone watches them prance!

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  59. There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to the dance
    He waltzed with a crane
    On the banks of the Seine
    With his tail feathers caught in his pants!

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  61. There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    Along came a duck
    To the dance floor they took
    And everyone shouted " Bonne Chance"

    Welcome home, when you look at the moon tonight remember it's shining down on Grace too.

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  62. I know am very, very late but just for the fun....
    There once was a Partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    Took a flight to the Big Apple
    Where he met Grace
    And together danced embrassed.

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  63. Like Laurence very late so just for fun
    There once was a partridge from France
    Who never got asked to dance
    Stuck in a pear tree
    He could never be free
    To look fo a little romance

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x