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 3th. 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









Challenge #67 Winners

Mitzi and the teams want to thank all of you who entered our Joyous Occasions Challenge.  We had a great time celebrating with all of you. Your creations were gorgeous, 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


#22 Chris


In Mitzi's own words,   "I love the creative use of cropping Chris did with the image to go with the theme of secret. The contrast of rich brights against black is both bold and elegant. Such a beautiful birthday card!"
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 68th challenge, hosted by the Aurora Team, which goes live at 9:00 am EDT today.  

Monday, June 4, 2018

Mid-Challenge Inspiration Post for Challenge #67

Well, we're still celebrating all Joyous Occasions at Aurora Wings and today we have some additional inspiration from the Stella Team.  There's still lots of time to join the party and so many fun ways to interpret this theme.  Anything celebratory or congratulatory goes!



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)

So what is the Stella team celebrating today?

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


Cristena using Unicorn Sprite available HERE on Aurora Wings.com 
and HERE on Etsy



Ann-Marie using Peony Bouquet available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
and HERE on Etsy



Laine using Flower Moon available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy



Myndi using Marie Antoinette available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy.



Rora using The Gift available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy


Sara using Unicorn Sprite available HERE on Aurora Wings.com 
and HERE on Etsy


Donna using Can I Keep Them? available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com


The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday May 21st and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday June 16th, 2018 with a mid challenge inspiration post on June 4th. Entries posted prior to May 21st 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 #67 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, May 21, 2018

Challenge #67 Joyous Occasions

Welcome to our #67th challenge here at Aurora Wings with the happy theme of



We want to see anything you celebrate including birthdays, holidays, weddings, new baby, Mother's/Father's/Grandparent's Day, graduation, you get the picture.

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)


We're thrilled to have Wendy Batchen joining us today as our Guest Designer for this challenge.  Please join us in welcoming her.


Bio - "Hi, my name is Wendy, and I am an avid crafter. I live with my partner Alan, and our spoiled West Highland Terrier Poppy, who rules our house! I have two grown up sons, Marcus and Simon. 
I have always crafted in some way for most of my life, beginning with knitting, crochet and sewing. I got into card making by accident. I was learning calligraphy and the card making developed from there. This is definitely my kind of craft and I love making cards.
I was a secretary/PA in a previous life and have now been retired since April 2012 giving me much more time to participate in my hobby.
I am also a keen Zumba fan and attend classes four times a week."



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


and now here's some beautiful inspiration from the Aurora Team



Silvia using Peacock Queen 2 available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy



Dawn using Christmas Lights Sprite available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
and HERE on Etsy



Debbie using Mermaid and her Baby available HERE on Aurora Wings.com 
and HERE on Etsy


Laila using Cultured available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
and HERE on Etsy


Susan using Mermaid and her Baby (with background) from the Fishtank Fantasies collaborative Coloring Book.  Image alone available HERE on Aurora Wings.com and HERE on Etsy


Donna using Lily of the Valley Sprite available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
and HERE on Etsy


Alison using Little Christmas Tree available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
and HERE on Etsy




The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday May 21st and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday June 16th, 2018 with a mid challenge inspiration post on June 4th. Entries posted prior to May 21st 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 #67 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