Monday, October 15, 2018

Challenge #72 Once Upon a Dream...or a Nightmare

It's time for a brand new Challenge here at Aurora Wings, hosted by the Stella team with the exciting theme



We want to know what goes on in your head when you close your eyes, be it sweet and soothing, or dark and disturbing.  Hee Hee!  I think you'll find the choices we made are pretty obvious.  How about you?

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 welcome our amazing Guest Designer for this month, Chris Neal.
We're thrilled to have her join us with this stunning project!



  
Chris using Stars, available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy.


And now for some inspiration from the Stella Team.



Marion using Anemone Sprite, available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy



Ann-Marie using Madness, available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com



Myndi using Clara, available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy



Cristena using Memento Mori, available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy



Laine using Unless (figure only), available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy



RoRa using Trick or Treat Boys, available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy



Donna using Remembrance, available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy
and Memento Mori available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy


Sara using Dragon Sprite available HERE on  AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy

The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday October 15th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday November 17th with a mid challenge inspiration post on November 5th. Entries posted prior to October 15th 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 #72 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 #71 Winner's Post

Mitzi and the teams wish to thank everyone who entered our Inspired by Music Challenge.  It was so enjoyable to see how you interpreted your choices visually, hear your stories and remember beloved songs both new and old.  The wide variety of songs and lovely creations made our choices so difficult, but choose we must, so...

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


#24 Lori Podolsky


In Mitzi's own words, "I adore the grand piano theme in the design of the card - sheet music with hearts, the keyboard with raised black keys, and the beautifully colored Ballerina Kitty. The color palette is classic, bold, and vibrant with a touch of yellow, and the tiny sentiment is a cute pun for any music lover." 

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



#5 Chriss


#12 aNNie

#16 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 72nd challenge, hosted by the Stella Team, which goes live at 9:00 am EDT today.  

Monday, October 1, 2018

Mid-Challenge Inspiration Post for Challenge #71

Welcome to our Mid-Challenge Inspiration post for Challenge #71, hosted by the Aurora Team, with the lovely theme "Inspired by Music."



Although this theme is quite open to interpretation, we would like some reference to it in your post, if it is not immediately apparent in your project, please.   Any music works here, a movie or TV series soundtrack, a nursery rhyme, classical or popular, with or without lyrics, sheet music paper or an instrument in your image or embellishments.  We're excited to see what inspires you.

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 more stunning inspiration by the Aurora Team.

Dawn, inspired by "Message in a Bottle" by the Police,
using Mermaid's Wish available HERE on Aurora Wings.com and HERE on Etsy 



Mimi, inspired by "Dandelion" by P.J. Olsson,
using Dandelion Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy



Silvia, inspired by "Under the Sea" from "The Little Mermaid",
using Little Pirate available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy



Debbie, inspired by the "Siren's Song" from Greek mythology,
using Siren available HERE on Aurora Wings.com and HERE on Etsy



Alison, inspired by "O Christmas Tree",
using Christmas Kittens available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy



Donna, inspired by "Fly Me to the Moon" (Tony Bennett version),
using Mermaid on Crescent Moon available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy



Susan, inspired by the Hall and Oates album "H2O"
using  La Mer available exclusively HERE at AuroraWings.com

The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday September 17th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday October 13th with a mid challenge inspiration post on October 1st. Entries posted prior to September 17th 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 #71 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

And some more GOOD NEWS!  The weekend Coupon, good at both shops for any digital stamps and Gift w/Purchase Halloween Sprite offer has been EXTENDED through Tuesday October 2nd!  Check out the September Showcase for the new releases HERE!


All customers who make a qualifying digital stamp purchase of $5 USD (before tax) will have this gift digi file sent to you via e-mail.  Please allow up to 24 hours for processing.  The gift-with-purchase offer can be combined with one of the saving codes during the special offer period (Sept. 27 through Oct 2nd, 2018).  And if you have a preference between JPG and PNG, send Mitzi a note during checkout, indicating your choice.




Monday, September 17, 2018

Challenge #71 Inspired by Music

Welcome to our 71st challenge here at Aurora Wings, hosted by the Stella Team with the exciting new theme



They say "Music speaks to the heart in ways words cannot express."  The beautiful thing is music is like a time machine.  One song... the music, the lyrics, the mood...can take you back to a moment like nothing else can.  Any music works here, a movie or TV series soundtrack, a nursery rhyme, classical or popular, with or without lyrics.  We're excited to see what inspires you.

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 welcome our Guest Designer for this month, Susan Sudbury from the AW Aurora Team.  

Susan was chosen to Guest Design for this month prior to permanently joining the Aurora Wings family, but graciously agreed to do two projects for this theme.  Thank you so much, Susan!


Susan, inspired by "Puppy Love" sung by Donny Osmond
using Puppy Sprite, available exclusively at AuroraWings.com


And here's our inspiration from the Stella Team.

Marioninspired by "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle 
using Butterfly Sprite (simple wings), available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy

Ann-Marie, inspired by "A Sky Full of Stars" by Coldplay
using Stars, available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy

Laine, inspired by "I Remember You" by Frank Field
using Remembrance, available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy

Myndi, Inspired by "Fly Like an Eagle" by the Steve Miller Band
using Flying Kitten, available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com

RoRa, inspired by "Winter" from Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"
using Snow Queen, available HERE on Etsy
Full version available HERE on AuroraWings.com

Cristena, inspired by "Princes of the Universe" by Queen
using Tempest of Ice (full version), available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy

Sara, inspired by "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
using Reindeer Sprite, available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy

Donna, inspired by "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John
using Star Dancer available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy

The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday September 17th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday October 13th with a mid challenge inspiration post on October 1st. Entries posted prior to September 17th 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 #71 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 #70 Winners

Mitzi and the teams want to thank all of you who entered our Sketch challenge.  Although the entries were few, we so enjoyed your amazing work and creative interpretations.

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


#12 Gail Hutchinson

In Mitzi's own words,  "Gail took maybe the most direct approach to this sketch challenge by sticking very close to the design and coming up with something really special. The limited palette in muted versions of classic Christmas colors and the repetition of holly design in different sizes show off the softness and the sweet innocence of the colored image beautifully."

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


#10 Chris


#15 Nicola


#17 Rose



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 71st challenge, hosted by the Stella Team, which goes live at 9:00 am EDT today.  

Monday, September 3, 2018

Mid-Challenge Inspiration Post for Challenge #70

Welcome to the mid Challenge Inspiration post for Challenge #70, hosted by the Aurora Team.  Our theme continues and to be honest, with the lovely design
already mapped out for you, I expected more entries by now.  



Those who have taken the plunge so far have done a fabulous job, so perhaps their creativity, and those of the Aurora team here today with inspire you to give it a try.
Here's the sketch, and remember, 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)


So let's check out what the Aurora Team has in store for you, shall we?


Mimi using Himalayan Blue Poppy available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
and HERE on Etsy

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


Alison using Cherry Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy


Susan using Orchids in the Rain available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy and Orchid Corner available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy

Debbie using Lilac Sprite available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com

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

Donna using Hydrangea Fairy available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and Hydrangea2, available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com

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