Monday, May 7, 2018

Mid-Challenge Inspiration Post for Challenge #66

Here we are at the mid-challenge inspiration post for Challenge #66, hosted by the Stella Team.  We're so enjoying the creative takes on our theme.


  
Yes, we'd like to see grayscale coloring, with or without a bit of color. Why not try it, you'll like it!  I promise.

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)

Now on to some fabulous inspiration from the Stella Team.


Marion using Happy Pierrot Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy


Cristena using Las Calaveras available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy



Ann-Marie using Flower Ballerina available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy


RoRa using Secret Kisses (Dark Goth Mermaid) available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy


Laine using Miyabi (figure only version) available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy


Myndi using Rose Corner available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy


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


Donna using Angel of Sympathy available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy

The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday April 16th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday May 19th 2018 with a mid challenge inspiration post on May 7th. Entries posted prior to April 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.  

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 #66 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, April 16, 2018

Challenge #66 Black & White (with or without a splash of color)

Welcome to our 66th Challenge here at Aurora Wings, hosted by the Aurora Team, and this time we have a color challenge for you with an option.  We'd like to see


Yes, we'd like to see grayscale coloring, with or without a bit of color.  Are you up to the challenge?

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 Nicola Gold, of Amethyst Lily Designs, joining us today as our Guest Designer for this challenge.  Please join us in welcoming her.


 "Hi, I'm Nicola. I'm from South England, but I now live in Canada with my husband and two children. I recently became a Market Partner with Monat and I'm also the session rep for my daughter's pre-school class. I've been doing all sorts of crafts from a young age, but my biggest passion now is colouring and paper-crafting.

I am super thrilled to have been asked to guest design for Aurora Wings this month. I have loved Mitzi's images since I discovered them and always enjoy entering the challenges.

When I was told the theme, I decided to go all-out and I made seven ATCs to represent the whole rainbow!"


Nicola using Poppy Sprite available HERE at AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy, Tiger Lily Sprite available exclusively HERE at AuroraWings.com, Sunflower Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy,  Orchid Sprite available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com, Pansy Sprite available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com, Iris Sprite available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com and Wild Violet Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy.


And now let's see some inspiration from the Aurora Team.

Dawn using Pierrot Sprite available HERE at AuroraWings.com and and HERE on Etsy


Dawn using Happy Pierrot Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com and 
HERE on Etsy 


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

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


Laila using Petals in the Wind available HERE on Aurora Wings.com and 
HERE on Etsy


Alison using Jasmine Sprite available HERE on Aurora Wings.com and 
HERE on Etsy,


Susan using Princess of the Sea available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy

Donna using Harlequinade available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy

The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday April 16th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday May 19th 2018 with a mid challenge inspiration post on May 7th. Entries posted prior to April 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.  

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 #66 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 here's the coupon code that has been extended through next Wednesday.








Challenge #65 Winners

Mitzi and the teams want to thank all of you who partied with us for our 4th Anniversary/Sprite Delight Challenge.  We hope you enjoyed your sweet little "party favor" and have fun coloring her up, if you haven't already.  If you remember, this special challenge also has DOUBLE PRIZES so let's see who the lucky winners are.


The ARTIST'S CHOICE AWARDS (3 images and Badge) chosen by Mitzi from among the entrants using Aurora Wings images goes to (in numerical order as they appeared in the challenge)

#21 Nela
In Mitzi's own words, "Nela's unique fold design is instantly eye-catching, but it's the attention to detail in her coloring and craft skills that really shine through. The raspberries look juicy and delicious, and the design with limited palette of red-green-white is fresh and vibrant."

And

#26 Faith A
In Mitzi's own words, "Faith's card perfectly captures the lushness of the lilac bush in full bloom with all the visual appeal. So much so, it evokes the unforgettable fragrance of lilac flowers. The coloring on the Lilac Sprite is beautiful with soft, smooth blend, which gives her a truly magical look."


The Random Winners (3 images) goes to

And


And the Top 6 (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 6/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 66th challenge, hosted by the Aurora Team, which goes live at 9:00 am EDT today.  

Monday, April 2, 2018

Mid-Challenge Inspiration Post for Challenge #65

The party continues! Welcome to the Mid-Challenge Inspiration post for our 65th challenge, hosted by the Stella Team and to the special party celebrating our 4th Anniversary here on the AWCB!  We again thank all of our friends and supporters both new and old.  As you know, our theme for this challenge is the ever popular Sprite Delight (V!).



Just in case you missed our "party favor", here she is again. Meet the adorable new Lilac Sprite, Mitzi's gift to you for the duration of the challenge.


Left click on the image, then right click and save to your computer.  Feel free to copy and save Lilac Sprite to use in this challenge and future projects.  You are not required to use Lilac Sprite in this challenge but we would love to see her. Regular copyright rules apply.  Do not post this image on your Blog, Pinterest, etc. or share with friends.  Please refer them to the AW Challenge Blog so they may download their own copy.



PLEASE DON'T FORGET OUR RULES  
No Back Linking
Must be a finished project with a hand colored image following the set theme
Link to specific post, not entire Blog
Link back to Aurora Wings Challenge

You may link to as many other challenges as you like

Please note:  WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING AURORA WINGS SPRITES for this challenge. You may enter up to 3 times, as always when using AW images.  Please avoid using the AW big eyed doll face images with Sprite in the title for this challenge. Entries using other company's images will be removed without warning.

And if that isn't enough of an incentive to join the party, we're also DOUBLING OUR PRIZES for this challenge to include:





2 (TWO!) Artist's Choice Winners to be chosen by Mitzi from all entries using an                 Aurora Wings image (Custom badge+3 single digital images)

2 (TWO!) Random Winners (3 single digital images)

Top 6 (SIX!) To be selected by the Design Teams from all entries (Custom badge+1 single digital image each)


So shall we get to some more fabulous inspiration, this time from the Stella team?  First, using the gorgeous new Lilac Sprite (available above)...




And using a variety of Mitzi's other whimsical Sprites



Guest Designer Priss (read her bio HERE) using Poppy Sprite available HERE
on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy 


Laine using Primrose Sprite available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com


Rora using Columbine Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy


Donna using Hot Cocoa Sprite available HERE at AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy


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


Myndi using Wine Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and HERE on Etsy



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

The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday March 19th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday April 16th 2018 with a mid challenge inspiration post on April 2nd. Entries posted prior to March 19th 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.  










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 #65 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, March 19, 2018

Challenge #65 Sprite Delight V and Happy 4th Anniversary AWCB!

Welcome to the 65th challenge here at Aurora Wings and to the special party celebrating our 4th Anniversary of fabulous inspiration and challenges!  Thank you to all of our friends and supporters both new and old.  Our theme for this challenge is the ever popular Sprite Delight (V!) and we have a special surprise for you.



Meet the adorable new Lilac Sprite, Mitzi's gift to you for the duration of the challenge.



Left click on the image, then right click and save to your computer.  Feel free to copy and save Lilac Sprite to use in this challenge and future projects.  You are not required to use Lilac Sprite in this challenge but we would love to see her. Regular copyright rules apply.  Do not post this image on your Blog, Pinterest, etc. or share with friends.  Please refer them to the AW Challenge Blog so they may download their own copy.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET OUR RULES  
No Back Linking
Must be a finished project with a hand colored image following the set theme
Link to specific post, not entire Blog
Link back to Aurora Wings Challenge

You may link to as many other challenges as you like

Please note:  WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING AURORA WINGS SPRITES for this challenge. You may enter up to 3 times, as always when using AW images.  Please avoid using the AW big eyed doll face images with Sprite in the title for this challenge. Entries using other company's images will be removed without warning.

And if that isn't enough of an incentive to join the party, we're also DOUBLING OUR PRIZES for this challenge to include:





2 (TWO!) Artist's Choice Winners to be chosen by Mitzi from all entries using an                 Aurora Wings image (Custom badge+3 single digital images)

2 (TWO!) Random Winners (3 single digital images)

Top 6 (SIX!) To be selected by the Design Teams from all entries (Custom badge+1 single digital image each)


Now please welcome Priss Steelman, who is joining us as Guest Designer for this special celebration.





 "I am honored to be a Guest Designer this month. My name is Priss Steelman, and my husband of 58 years and I live in Mesquite, NV, 70 miles east of Las Vegas. I am a retired educator, school principal, and college professor. I am a Red Hat Queen, a ham radio operator, and Vice President of a Sun City paper crafting club called Papers 'N Pixels.

Photography, Photoshopping, and digital scrapbooking, and working as one of our family historians, occupy quite a lot of my time. I also sew, knit, and cross stitch, and just love quilted ornaments and quilted ornament design. But mostly, I love paper (and pixel) crafting. I have finished and framed many of Mitzi's gorgeous maidens, goddesses, and spirits, and have always delighted particularly in her Sprites and flowers, which makes this month's challenge double the fun."



Priss using Lilac Sprite (available above for the duration of this challenge)



And here's some additional inspiration from the Aurora Team, first using the gorgeous new Lilac Sprite (available above)





And using a variety of Mitzi's other whimsical Sprites


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


Alison using Pineapple Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on AW Etsy



Susan using Hydrangea Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on AW Etsy
Carnation Sprite currently  available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com 
Daffodil Sprite currently  available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com
Tiger Lily Sprite currently  available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com 
and Marigold Sprite 2 currently available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com


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


Donna using Blueberry Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com and 
HERE on Etsy
Strawberry Sprite available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy
Raspberry Sprite currently available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com 

 


And just in case you missed the fabulous Showcase Post featuring 3 of Mitzi's newest Sprites, this Coupon has been extended through Tuesday, March 20th.(Good on ALL digital images, not just Sprites on both AuroraWings.com and AuroraWings Etsy.

The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday March 19th and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday April 16th 2018 with a mid challenge inspiration post on April 2nd. Entries posted prior to March 19th 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.  

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 #65 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