The theme for this swap was just something blue on the card, otherwise you could do whatever you wanted.
That sounded simple enough, but I was amazed at how few blue papers I had. For the first one, I used an image I've used before. There's nothing special about this woman but maybe that's why she appeals to me - she's so neutral, she goes with anything. She's on a hand painted and stamped background, with a bit of purchased paper trim, a big old #1 stamped with red to pick up the red in the trim, and some text from a book. I like all the colors in this one quite a lot.
The next one is a woman I originally downloaded for the Tea Bag Swap but didn't use. I think she's Russian but I picked her because her cup was blue and I loved the colors in her shawl. She's on a torn paper background, dry brushed with gesso, with some designs cut from some fancy paper that had the right colors in it. I went over some of the designs on the paper with metallic gel pens. Since no ATC looks complete to me without some text on it, I added the definition of 'delicious' from an old dictionary.
The last one are the four legs from a magazine spread. They're on a hand painted background with red splotches from stamped bubble wrap. A #4 edged with red ink, some dots of white paint to echo the white of the 4, and, of course, some more text - this time 'denim.' The fact that I switched sides with the legs sort of makes me dizzy when I look at it, like my brain's trying to make the feet pair up properly even tho they're out of place.