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 June 18th 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

Challenge #68 Winners

Mitzi and the teams want to thank all of you who entered our "Once Upon a Time" challenge.  Reliving the magical stories of childhood was a real treat. Your creations were fabulous and creative, making our choices all the harder, but choose we must, so here are our lucky winners.

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


#15 Chris

In Mitzi's own words, "The gorgeous coloring of the mirrored pair is breathtaking. The attention to detail at every level of the project is wonderful. I am so glad that our challenge theme made Chris think of her old project and get it going again! The result is spectacular!" 

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


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 69th challenge, hosted by the Aurora Team, which goes live at 9:00 am EDT today.  

Monday, July 2, 2018

Mid-Challenge Inspiration Post for Challenge #68

Here's some more fabulous inspiration for our current challenge, this time from the Stella Team.  Time to dust off your Fairy Tales and come join us for



Do you have a favorite?  We would love if you shared the story you had in mind while creating your project.

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)

Shall we see what the Stella Team has to inspire you?


Marion using Bachelor's Buttons Sprite available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
and HERE on Etsy
(Inspired by "Cinderella" by Charles Perrault and also the Brothers Grimm)


Laine using Whisper of the Sea available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
and HERE on Etsy 


(Inspired by "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen)


Myndi using Dark Princess available HERE on Aurora Wings.com 
and HERE on Etsy
(Inspired by the Evil Queen in "Snow White" by the Brothers Grimm)


Sara using Whisper of the Sea available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
and HERE on Etsy ,
Marisol the Mermaid available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
 and HERE on Etsy 
and Starfish Mermaid full version available exclusively in Gardens and
(Inspired by "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen)



Ann-Marie using Desert Rose (full version) available HERE on Aurora Wings.com and HERE on Etsy
(Inspired by One Thousand One Nights first translated by Antoine Galland)



Rora using Daisy Elf available HERE on Aurora Wings.com 
and HERE on Etsy
(Inspired by ""Thumbelina" by Hans Christian Andersen)



Donna using Little Tomte available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com 
Lost in the Woods available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com
And Puppy in a Boot, an AW FB Group Freebie  Come join us!
(Inspired by "The Elves and the Shoemaker" by the Brothers Grimm)


The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday June 18th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday July 14th with a mid challenge inspiration post on July 2nd. Entries posted prior to June 18th 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 #68 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, June 18, 2018

Challenge #68 Once Upon a Time

Welcome to our 68th Challenge here at Aurora Wings, hosted by the Aurora Team, with the fanciful theme of



We want to see creations inspired by fairy tales and would love if you shared the story you had in mind while creating your project.

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 Mimi as our Guest Designer for this challenge.  We're thrilled to have her join us.



 " I have always played around in the arty crafty world from being a wee child with wax crayons. I have progressed from that and now love to play around with many different mediums. Thankfully I have a wonderful hubby who indulges me and adds to my collections along with never complaining at the mess I often have lying around. Thinking about wax crayons, maybe I should get some and see what I can do with them now, that could be an interesting project."


Mimi using Autumn Mermaid available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy
(Inspired by "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen)


And from the Aurora Team...


Dawn using Snow Queen (full version) available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy
(Inspired by "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen)


Susan using Bridal Veil available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
and HERE on Etsy
and Ghost Bride currently available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com 
(Inspired by "The White Bride and the Black One" by the Brothers Grimm)


Debbie using Coffee Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy
(Inspired by "Thumbelina" by Hans Christian Andersen) 


Silvia using Autumn Mermaid available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy
(Inspired by "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen)



Donna using Rococo Cinderella available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy
(Inspired by "Cinderella" by Charles Perrault and also the Brothers Grimm)


The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday June 18th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday July 14th with a mid challenge inspiration post on July 2nd. Entries posted prior to June 18th 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 #68 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