Monday, August 20, 2018

Challenge #70 Sketch Challenge

Welcome to our 70th Challenge here at Aurora Wings, hosted by the Stella Team.  




This time we have a lovely sketch for you to follow.
The sketch is a design guideline, but it's still open to some creative freedom. As long as we can see inspiration on your project, feel free to rotate, flip or change the size or shape of the elements.  Most of all, have fun with it.


Please remember our rules.

No Back Linking
Must be a finished project with a hand colored (traditionally, or digitally) image following the set theme. No pre-colored images allowed.
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 include:

1(one) Artist's Choice Winner to be chosen by Mitzi from all entries using an                 Aurora Wings image (Custom badge+3 single digital images)

1(one) Random Winner (3 single digital images)


Top 3 To be selected by the Design Teams from all entries (Custom badge+1 single digital image each)

Please join us in welcoming a very special Guest Designer for this challenge.


We're thrilled to have former Aurora Wings Designer Gloria Palmer-Steiger (aka Creepy Glowbugg) as Guest Designer this month.  Her gorgeous coloring and unique design approach has been sorely missed.


Gloria using Succulent Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com
 and HERE on Etsy


Now let's see what the Stella team has come up with, shall we?

Marion using Summer Sprite with Ice Cream Cone available
exclusively HERE at AuroraWings.com

RoRa using Wedding Couple available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy


Ann-Marie using Peace Rose available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy


Laine using Vines and Berries available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy


Myndi using Icicles and Crystals available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy


Sara using Fins and Pearls available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy


Donna using Lost in the Woods available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com

Cristena using Whisper of the Sea available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy


The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday August 20th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday September 15th with a mid challenge inspiration post on September 3rd. Entries posted prior to August 20th will be deleted. All entries must have a hand colored (either traditionally or digitally) 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.  

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 #70 in the subject line, and I will add it to our Aurora Wings Submissions Blog, where it can be viewed and commented on, and to the Linky so you can participate here. Hopefully this will accommodate everyone.  xx


Challenge #69 Winners!

Mitzi and the teams want to thank all of you who entered our "Anything Goes" challenge.  It's always fun to see what you choose to create when given total creative rein. Your creations were unique, fun and fabulous, making our choices all the harder.

However, on a sadder note, I was forced to remove a record number of entries that did not follow the rules this time.  Although we welcome all images in our challenge, ONLY ONE ENTRY IS ALLOWED IF IT IS NOT FROM AURORA WINGS!  You may enter up to 3 times only if all are Aurora Wings images. (Please quit makin' me be the bad guy.)


Now back to the fun stuff!
Here are our fabulous winners.

The ARTIST'S CHOICE AWARD (3 images and Badge) chosen by Mitzi from among the entrants using Aurora Wings images goes to


#8 Faith

In Mitzi's own words,  "This is such a stunning framed piece. I love Faith's color choice and attention to detail, from the coloring to addition of Japanese text and tree silhouette in the background for overall balance. Gorgeous work!"


The Random Winner (3 images) goes to



And the Top 3 (1 image and Badge) in numerical order as they appeared in the challenge, chosen by the Design Team from ALL the entries goes to


#15 Nicola Gold


#28 Gail Hutchinson


#40 Chris



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 the award prize that applies to you)" with your list of LINKS (not the titles) to the digi/digis you wish to receive.


PLEASE NOTE:  Prizes not claimed within a two week period will be forfeited.

Hope to see you all back for our 70th challenge, hosted by the Stella Team, which goes live at 9:00 am EDT today.  

Monday, August 6, 2018

Mid-Challenge Inspiration Post for Challenge #69

Welcome to our Mid-Challenge inspiration post for challenge #69, hosted by the Stella Team.  Still plenty of time to join in however the spirit moves you



Have a ball!  Anything and everything works here, but...

Please remember our rules.

No Back Linking
Must be a finished project with a hand colored (traditionally, or digitally) image following the set theme. No pre-colored images allowed.
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 include:

1(one) Artist's Choice Winner to be chosen by Mitzi from all entries using an                 Aurora Wings image (Custom badge+3 single digital images)

1(one) Random Winner (3 single digital images)


Top 3 To be selected by the Design Teams from all entries (Custom badge+1 single digital image each)

Here's some fabulous inspiration from the Stella team to entice you to 
come and play.

Marion using Snowdrop Sprite available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
and HERE on Etsy

Myndi using Petals in the Wind available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy

Cristena using Baby Acorn Sprite available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com

Ann-Marie using Harvest Elf available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy

RoRa using Dark Princess available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy

Laine using Veil of Petals available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy

Sara using Lady Butterfly available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy

Donna using Honeysuckle Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy


The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday July 16th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday August 18th with a mid challenge inspiration post on August 6th. Entries posted prior to July 16th will be deleted. All entries must have a hand colored (either traditionally or digitally) 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.  

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 #69 in the subject line, and I will add it to our Aurora Wings Submissions Blog, where it can be viewed and commented on, and to the Linky so you can participate here. Hopefully this will accommodate everyone.  xx


Monday, July 16, 2018

Challenge #69 Anything Goes

Welcome to our 69th Challenge here at Aurora Wings, hosted by the Aurora Team, with everyone's favorite theme



Have a ball!  Anything and everything works here, but...

Please remember our rules.

No Back Linking
Must be a finished project with a hand colored (traditionally, or digitally) image following the set theme. No pre-colored images allowed.
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 include:

1(one) Artist's Choice Winner to be chosen by Mitzi from all entries using an                 Aurora Wings image (Custom badge+3 single digital images)

1(one) Random Winner (3 single digital images)


Top 3 To be selected by the Design Teams from all entries (Custom badge+1 single digital image each)

Please join us in welcoming a very special Guest Designer for this challenge.



We're thrilled to have Meadow Bagne join us.  She just turned 11 years old and
is the daughter of Stella Designer Cristena Concialloni-Bagne.  Meadow loves Aurora Wings stamps the best (especially Sprites), lives for American Girl dolls and loves to color with her mom so she can learn more about Copic markers.  She also doesn't think she can live without Starbucks.  Iced White Mochas, please, no ice, extra milk! 


Meadow using Baby Acorn Sprite available exclusively HERE 
on Aurora Wings.com




We have another exciting announcement today, as well!  We're thrilled to be welcoming our Guest Designer from our "Once Upon a Time" challenge to a permanent position on the Aurora team.  So happy to have you aboard, Mimi!


Shall we see what the Aurora team has in store for you?  Okay, then!

Mimi using Rite of Spring available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
and HERE on Etsy


Dawn using Strawberry Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy


Debbie using Pierrot Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy
and Poppy Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy


Silvia using Snapdragon Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy



Susan using Two Goldfish available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com



Alison using Lilac Sprite available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com



Donna using Steampunk Angel available HERE at AuroraWings.com
 and HERE in a combo pack with Steampunk Owl on Etsy


The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday July 16th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday August 18th with a mid challenge inspiration post on August 6th. Entries posted prior to July 16th will be deleted. All entries must have a hand colored (either traditionally or digitally) 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.  

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 #69 in the subject line, and I will add it to our Aurora Wings Submissions Blog, where it can be viewed and commented on, and to the Linky so you can participate here. Hopefully this will accommodate everyone.  xx