Monday, November 6, 2017

Challenge #60 Recycled

Welcome to our 60th challenge here at Aurora Wings with the theme 

We'd like to see you recycle, repurpose or reuse household or other items and give them new life through your boundless creativity.


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 us, shall we?


Marion using Christmas Puppy available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Cristena using Coffee Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy

RoRa using Secret Kisses available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy

Ann-Marie using Flower Moon available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy

Julie using Wine Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy

Myndi using Christmas Floral available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy

Donna using Little Pirate available exclusively HERE on AW.com

Sara using Miyabi (full version) available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW,com


The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday November 6th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday November 18th 2017. Entries posted prior to November 6th 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 #60 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 #59 Winners

Mitzi and the team want to thank all of you who joined us for our Darkness Falls Challenge. We loved them all, both creepy and cute and especially appreciate those who stretched their imagination and as well as their comfort zone.  As usual, our choices were difficult, but choose we must, so 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


#14 Susan Sudbury




In Mitzi's own words,  "Susan's creepy creative take on the Acorn Sprite is absolutely brilliant! I just can't get over how adorable this is in such a disturbing way. I love it!" 


The Random Winner ($20 GC) goes to


#17 Maria Giselle




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


#2 Scraplyan



#7 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 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 60th challenge, hosted by the Stella Team, which goes live at 9:00am EST today.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Challenge #59 Darkness Falls

Welcome to our 59th challenge here at Aurora Wings with the new theme of


We'd like to see Halloween, Day of the Dead, any dark fantasy image, or get creative and gore up a regular image, if you're so inclined.  ( We LOVE that!  HeeHee!)


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)



Please welcome Olesya Kharkova as our Guest Designer for this challenge.  We're so happy to have her join us.

Olesya using Young Witch with a Cat available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


And here's some spooky inspiration from the Aurora Team.

Silvia using Tempest of Ice (no background) available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Teresa using Santa Muerte (figure only) available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Debbie using Dark Princess available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Donna using Siren available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy
(with bits from Secret Kisses and Ghost Bride)


Laila using Meditating Mushroom available HERE exclusively on AW.com

The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EDT Monday October 16th and close at 11:55 pm EDT Saturday November 4th 2017. Entries posted prior to October 16th 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 #59 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 #58 Winners

Mitzi and the team want to thank all of you who joined us for our CAS Challenge.  Brilliant work and I have to say that you've all proven that sometimes "Less is More".  As usual, our choices were difficult, but choose we must, so 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


#11 Chris




In Mitzi's own words,  "Chris's card is such a creative and challenging take on a CAS design. The lovely grey scale coloring contrasted with a brightly colored streak is brilliant. The bold elegance of this card is truly captivating. Beautiful work!"


The Random Winner ($20 GC) goes to


#14 Cindy






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


#4 Lori Podolsky




#7 Julye B







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 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 59th challenge, hosted by the Aurora Team, which goes live at 9:00am EDT today.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Challenge #58 CAS (Clean and Simple)

Welcome to our 58th Challenge here at Aurora Wings with the new theme of CAS.


We define Clean and Simple as projects with one main focal point, limited layers, a large amount of "white" or "open" space (that need not be white, but could instead be colored card stock, one layer of patterned paper, or inked, embossed or stenciled backgrounds that are uncluttered), few or no embellishments and quick and easy to create.


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)


Ready for some inspiration from the Stella Team?  Well here we go...


Ann-Marie using Weeping Rose available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy



RoRa using Ice Cream Sundae Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy



Marion using Snapdragon Sprite (with baby dragon) available HERE on AW.com 
and HERE on Etsy



Donna using Little Tomte available exclusively HERE on AW.com 



Cristena using Cardinal Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy



Julie using Winter Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy



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



Sara using Flower Moon available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EDT Monday October 2nd and close at 11:55 pm EDT Saturday October 14th 2017. Entries posted prior to October 2nd 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 #58 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