Monday, August 1, 2016

Challenge #34 Theatrical

Welcome to our 34th challenge here at Aurora Wings, hosted by the Stella Team.  Our theme this time is Theatrical, or pertaining to the theater, which could includes masks, masked figures, or even a lavish design approach that's meant to draw attention.



PLEASE REMEMBER OUR RULES.  It breaks my heart when I have to delete a gorgeous creation for lack of compliance, but because we have random winners, that's the only fair thing to do.  Those using an AURORA WINGS IMAGE may enter up to THREE times, but those using a stamp from another company may only enter ONCE.  ALL creations must have a hand colored digital or rubber stamp to be eligible.

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 for some fabulous inspiration from the Stella Designers.

We are sad to announce that this is Designer Wendy's last Challenge.  Her creative, colorful, whimsical style has been a delight to all and she will be greatly missed.  We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.






Sara using Sisterhood (a Freebie available to members of the AW FB Group)















Donna (joining in from the Aurora Team) using Peacock Masquerade



The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EDT Monday August 1st and close at 11:55 pm Saturday September 3rd 2016. This is an extended Challenge because the Aurora Team is taking a break in August, so we hope you can join us sometime between family vacations and back to school preparations. 

Entries posted prior to August 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. ONE entry per person if not using an Aurora Wings image.  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. 

However, 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 #34 in the subject line, and I will add it to the Linky so you can participate. Hopefully this will accommodate everyone.  xx




Challenge #33 Winners

Mitzi and the team wants to thank all of you who joined us for our Tic Tac Toe Challenge. We hope you enjoyed playing our game as much as we enjoyed seeing all of your creative entries.  Such beautiful work makes our decisions so difficult, but here are our winning choices.


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

#12 Chris


In Mitzi's own words, "Chris did an amazing job with this card, taking upon herself a double challenge, as she used the colors green/white/orange as well as elements lace/flowers/ribbon. The coloring of the Green Fairy image is stunning. She looks absolutely magical with these vibrant orange flowers that seem to burst with life!"


The RANDOM WINNER ($20 GC) goes to
#6 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


#13 Elena F








#17 Wanda




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 34th challenge, hosted by the Stella Team, which goes live at 9:00am EDT today.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Challenge #33 Tic Tac Toe

Welcome to our 33rd Challenge here at Aurora Wings, hosted by the Aurora Team, and boy, do we have a fun one for you!  We're playing Tic Tac Toe.


Here's our fabulous board with multiple sets of elements that can be created by going across, down, or diagonally, AND selecting either color, elements, combination, or all. Lots of choices here.



Here's an example. If you decide on an 'across' combination in the middle, which would be Green-White-Orange, you could also go "Lace-Flowers-Bow", "Lace-White-Orange", or "Green-White-Orange-Lace-Flowers-Ribbon", etc. Like we said, lots and LOTS of choices here, so have FUN! 



PLEASE REMEMBER OUR RULES.  It breaks my heart when I have to delete a gorgeous creation for lack of compliance, but because we have random winners, that's the only fair thing to do.  Those using an AURORA WINGS IMAGE may enter up to THREE times, but those using a stamp from another company may only enter ONCE.  ALL creations must have a hand colored digital or rubber stamp to be eligible.

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)




Please welcome the fabulous Dawn Sirdefield, who is joining us today as Guest Designer. 



(purple/white/ yellow + FULL HOUSE on the elements)



And now here's more gorgeous inspiration from the Aurora Team.

(pink/white/gray + beads/flowers/layers)



(die cuts/flowers/cheesecloth)



(layers/flowers/ beads or charms)



(pink/white/gray)



(FULL HOUSE on the elements)



(purple/red/pink + string/die cuts/beads)



(lace/flowers/bow and beads and charms/bow/sentiment)




The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EDT Monday July 18th and close at 11:55 pm Saturday July 30th 2016. Entries posted prior to July 18th 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. ONE entry per person if not using an Aurora Wings image.  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. 

However, 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 #33 in the subject line, and I will add it to the Linky so you can participate. Hopefully this will accommodate everyone.  xx



Challenge #32 Winners

Mitzi and the team wants to thank all of you who joined us for our "My Favorite Color" challenge.  Working with the colors we love is truly a joy, and your creations surely reflected that.  Beautiful entries make our decisions difficult, but after much deliberation, 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

#15 Pat K


In Mitzi's own words, "I love Pat's gorgeous coloring on Clara, and all the pretty details on this card. She has totally captured the magic and splendor of the Nutcracker ballet. This is the dream card of every little girl who has ever taken ballet, and that certainly includes me."


The RANDOM WINNER ($20 GC) goes to

#29 Rebecca
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 33rd challenge, hosted by the Aurora Team, which goes live at 9:00am EDT today.