Monday, August 7, 2017

Challenge #55 The Elements

Welcome to our 55th challenge here at Aurora Wings with the new theme of


  
We want to see creations inspired by Air, Fire, Water, or Earth and please let us know which element you chose if it is not readily apparent.  With end of summer vacations and preparations for back to school looming, this challenge will run all month, ending on Saturday, September 2nd to allow you plenty of time to join in.


Please don't forget our rules:

No Back Linking
Must be a finished project with a hand colored image following the set theme
ONE ENTRY LIMIT if using an image other than Aurora Wings
THREE ENTRY LIMIT if ALL are Aurora Wings images
Link to specific post, not entire Blog
Link back to Aurora Wings Challenge
You may link to as many other challenges as you like


Our prizes THIS month will include:

1 (one) Artist's Choice Award Winner to be selected from entries using Aurora Wings digis ($20 GC and Badge)

1 (one)  Random Winner ($20 GC)


TOP 3 Winners to be chosen by the DT ($10 GC and Badge)


Now here's some fabulous inspiration from the Stella Team.


 RoRa - WATER 
using Whisper of the Sea available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy.


Marion - EARTH
using Pumpkin Pie Kitten available HERE on AW.com 


Sara - WATER
using Siren available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Ann-Marie - FIRE
using  Flora 2 available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Julie - WATER
using Ribbon Mermaid available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Donna - AIR
using Sakura Fabuki Urei available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Myndi - WATER
using Sea Turtle Love (full version) available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Cristena - WATER
using Siren available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday August 7th and close at 11:55 pm Saturday September 2th 2017. Entries posted prior to August 7th will be deleted. All entries must have a hand colored digital or rubber stamp on their completed project to be eligible. Please follow the chosen theme.  You may enter your project in as many other challenges as desired. Please link to your POST address, NOT your BLOG address and link back to the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog. We would greatly appreciate you removing word verification and switching to comment moderation if you fear spam. In fairness to all, those not following the rules will be deleted. Thank you for your understanding and please have fun. We look forward to your fabulous creations.

Also, because of the difficulties we have experienced with Facebook entries, I regret that we will no longer be accepting them on the Challenge Blog.  Thank you for your understanding.  Feel free, however, to enter your Blog challenge entries in the AW FB Group contest if the theme fits there as well.

If you do not have a blog and would still like to enter this challenge,  please email me at donnamundinger(at)gmail(dot)com with your name, a picture of your entry and Aurora Wings Challenge #55 in the subject line, and I will add it to our Aurora Wings Submissions Blog, where it can be viewed and commented on, and the Linky so you can participate here. Hopefully this will accommodate everyone.  xx










Challenge #54 Winners

Mitzi and the team want to thank all of you who joined us for our Fur and Feathers challenge.   We enjoyed seeing all of the critters and creatures as well as some very interesting and creative takes on the theme.  As usual, our choices were difficult, but here are our fabulous winners.

The ARTIST'S CHOICE AWARD ($20 GC and Badge) chosen by Mitzi from among the entrants using Aurora Wings images goes to


#16 Mimi


In Mitzi's own words,  "I love the soft yet stunning coloring with a 3D touches on her jewelry. The blending is smooth, and the full range of dark to light really breathes in life to this image. I can't take my eyes off it. Love love LOVE!!"


The Random Winner goes to
#19 AJ



And the Top 3 ($10 GC and Badge) in numerical order as they appeared in the challenge, chosen by the Design Team from ALL the entries goes to


#8 Scraplyan






#17 Lori Podolsky






#22 Susan Sudbury




A huge Congratulations to our fabulous winners! Please e-mail Mitzi at 
studiomiyabi (at) aol (dot) com, with subject line "AW challenge blog ACA winner/top 3/random winner (*select one that applies to you)" with your list of LINKS (not the titles of the digis) to the digis you wish to receive up to the total amount of your prize.  (all values are in USD, and PLEASE no overages) to receive your prize.

PLEASE NOTE:  PRIZES NOT CLAIMED WITHIN A TWO WEEK PERIOD WILL BE FORFEITED.

Hope to see you all back for our 55th challenge, hosted by the Stella Team, which goes live at 9:00am EDT today.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Challenge #54 Fur and Feathers

Ready for a fabulous new challenge?  This time we're calling for Fur and Feathers.



Furry, fluffy, fuzzy or sleek, we're excited to see your menagerie.


Please don't forget our rules:

No Back Linking
Must be a finished project with a hand colored image following the set theme
ONE ENTRY LIMIT if using an image other than Aurora Wings
THREE ENTRY LIMIT if ALL are Aurora Wings images
Link to specific post, not entire Blog
Link back to Aurora Wings Challenge
You may link to as many other challenges as you like


Our prizes THIS month will include:

1 (one) Artist's Choice Award Winner to be selected from entries using Aurora Wings digis ($20 GC and Badge)

1 (one)  Random Winner ($20 GC)


TOP 3 Winners to be chosen by the DT ($10 GC and Badge)



We're thrilled to have Lynnpenguin Haines joining us as Guest Designer this challenge.




 "My name is Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) I have been crafting my whole life and enjoying many different creative avenues. I've been an avid Scrapbooker and Cardmaker for over 15 years. I came across blogging about 4 years ago and love it. I enjoy being part of several design teams. I love to colour with Copic Markers and also dabble in pencil crayons. I collect penguins and have over 3,000 of them (so please don't send me any!). I live in Southern Ontario, CANADA in the Greater Toronto Area with my husband and son."

Now with that introduction, are we at all surprised by Lynnpenguin's choice?  LOL




Lynn using Little Penguin available HERE on AW.Com.



And now let's see what the Aurora Team has been up to.



Silvia using Little Tutu Bunny-Bunnirina available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com



Teresa using Owl Masquerade available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com



Laila using The Three Whiskerteers (without background) available HERE on AW.com  and with background HERE on Etsy 



Debbie using Owl Spirit available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy



Donna using Hula Kitty with Hibiscus Flowers available HERE on Etsy
and HERE on AW.com


The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday July 17th and close at 11:55 pm Saturday August 5th 2017. Entries posted prior to July 17th will be deleted. All entries must have a hand colored digital or rubber stamp on their completed project to be eligible. Please follow the chosen theme.  You may enter your project in as many other challenges as desired. Please link to your POST address, NOT your BLOG address and link back to the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog. We would greatly appreciate you removing word verification and switching to comment moderation if you fear spam. In fairness to all, those not following the rules will be deleted. Thank you for your understanding and please have fun. We look forward to your fabulous creations.


Also, because of the difficulties we have experienced with Facebook entries, I regret that we will no longer be accepting them on the Challenge Blog.  Thank you for your understanding.  Feel free, however, to enter your Blog challenge entries in the AW FB Group contest if the theme fits there as well.


If you do not have a blog and would still like to enter this challenge,  please email me at donnamundinger(at)gmail(dot)com with your name, a picture of your entry and Aurora Wings Challenge #54 in the subject line, and I will add it to our Aurora Wings Submissions Blog, where it can be viewed and commented on, and the Linky so you can participate here. Hopefully this will accommodate everyone.  xx










Challenge #53 Winners

Mitzi and the team want to thank all of you who joined us for our Anything Goes challenge.  Lots of fabulous entries and we enjoyed seeing what you would create when the choice is totally up to you.  Again, our choices were difficult, but here are our winners.

The ARTIST'S CHOICE AWARD ($20 GC and Badge) chosen by Mitzi from among the entrants using Aurora Wings images goes to


#34 Lori Podolsky



In Mitzi's own words,  "I simply adore this lavender beauty from Lori! I love the way she colored the lotus petals in the image with wonderful mix of subtle colors, the pretty flowers, the clever use of embroidery floss, all in a beautiful color palette. Spectacular!"


The Random Winner goes to











And the Top 3 ($10 GC and Badge) in numerical order as they appeared in the challenge, chosen by the Design Team from ALL the entries goes to



A huge Congratulations to our fabulous winners! Please e-mail Mitzi at 
studiomiyabi (at) aol (dot) com, with subject line "AW challenge blog ACA winner/top 3/random winner (*select one that applies to you)" with your list of LINKS (not the titles of the digis) to the digis you wish to receive up to the total amount of your prize.  (all values are in USD, and PLEASE no overages) to receive your prize.

PLEASE NOTE:  PRIZES NOT CLAIMED WITHIN A TWO WEEK PERIOD WILL BE FORFEITED.

Hope to see you all back for our 54th challenge, hosted by the Aurora Team, which goes live at 9:00am EST today.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Challenge #53 Anything Goes

Welcome to our 53rd challenge here at Aurora Wings.  It's easy peasy and everyone's favorite.



We love to see what you create when it's no holds barred, but...


Please don't forget our rules:

No Back Linking
Must be a finished project with a hand colored image following the set theme
ONE ENTRY LIMIT if using an image other than Aurora Wings
THREE ENTRY LIMIT if ALL are Aurora Wings images
Link to specific post, not entire Blog
Link back to Aurora Wings Challenge
You may link to as many other challenges as you like


Our prizes THIS month will include:

1 (one) Artist's Choice Award Winner to be selected from entries using Aurora Wings digis ($20 GC and Badge)

1 (one)  Random Winner ($20 GC)


TOP 3 Winners to be chosen by the DT ($10 GC and Badge)


Now let's see what the Stella Team has in store for you, shall we?



Marion using Ladybug Sprite available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com



RoRa using Pineapple Sprite available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com



Ann-Marie using Lost in the Woods available HERE exclusively on AW.com



Julie using Butterfly Sprite with Simple Wings available HERE on Etsy 
and HERE on AW.com



Myndi using Columbine Sprite available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com



Sara using Flora 2 available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com



Donna using Desert Rose Full Version available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com

The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday July 3rd and close at 11:55 pm Saturday July 15th 2017. Entries posted prior to July 1st will be deleted. All entries must have a hand colored digital or rubber stamp on their completed project to be eligible. Please follow the chosen theme.  You may enter your project in as many other challenges as desired. Please link to your POST address, NOT your BLOG address and link back to the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog. We would greatly appreciate you removing word verification and switching to comment moderation if you fear spam. In fairness to all, those not following the rules will be deleted. Thank you for your understanding and please have fun. We look forward to your fabulous creations.


Also, because of the difficulties we have experienced with Facebook entries, I regret that we will no longer be accepting them on the Challenge Blog.  Thank you for your understanding.  Feel free, however, to enter your Blog challenge entries in the AW FB Group contest if the theme fits there as well.


If you do not have a blog and would still like to enter this challenge,  please email me at donnamundinger(at)gmail(dot)com with your name, a picture of your entry and Aurora Wings Challenge #53 in the subject line, and I will add it to our Aurora Wings Submissions Blog, where it can be viewed and commented on, and the Linky so you can participate here. Hopefully this will accommodate everyone.  xx