Monday, September 18, 2017

Challenge #57 Crop It

Welcome to our 57th challenge here at Aurora Wings, with the new theme of "Crop It'.


We'd like to see you block out or use just a portion of an image in your project, rather than the entire thing.

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)



We're thrilled to welcome Jody Rolo of Hillbilly Rooster Farms as our Guest Designer for this challenge.

Jody using Steampunk Angel available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy
(as a 2 pack with Steampunk Owl).


And please welcome back the Aurora Team, refreshed from their break.

Teresa using Chrysanthemum Festival available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Silvia using Forget Me Not available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Laila using Viridis Incendia available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Donna using Little Kitsune Anko (simple version) available HERE on AW.com 
and HERE (jpg only) on Etsy


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


The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EDT Monday September 18th and close at 11:55 pm EDT Saturday September 30th 2017. Entries posted prior to September 18th 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 #57 in the subject line, and I will add it to our Aurora Wings Submissions Blog, where it can be viewed and commented on, and the Linky so you can participate here. Hopefully this will accommodate everyone.  xx







Challenge #56 Winners

Mitzi and the team want to thank all of you who joined us for our Anything Goes.   It's always a fun surprise to see what people choose to create when it's totally up them.  As usual, narrowing the field is difficult, but 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


#2 Lynsey




In Mitzi's own words,  "Lynsey did a beautiful job of coloring this really detailed image in a subtle and lovely color palette with great attention to detail. I love the nature-inspired soft blues and browns for an all around elegant card. Gorgeous!!"



The Random Winner ($20 GC) goes to


#25 Craftin' Meadow





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


#3 Jody Rolo










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 one 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 57th challenge, hosted by the Aurora Team, which goes live at 9:00am EDT today.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Challenge #56 Anything Goes

Happy Labor Day to our friends in the U.S.  Summer is nearing it's end, the kids are back in school, and we hope everyone is feeling relaxed and creative.  We're back to our regular schedule, too and to make it easy on all of us, or new challenge is the ever popular Anything Goes.



Just go where the spirit moves you but ...


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 Floral Ballerina available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy.




RoRa using Crown of Roses available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy.


Julie using Pansy Sprite available exclusively HERE on AW.com. 


Myndi using Lady Blossom available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


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


Donna using Bat Flower Sprite available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy



Cristena using Sea Turtle Kiss (full version) available HERE on AW.com 
and HERE on Etsy



The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EDT Monday September 4th and close at 11:55 pm EDT Saturday September 16th 2017. Entries posted prior to September 4th 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 #56 in the subject line, and I will add it to our Aurora Wings Submissions Blog, where it can be viewed and commented on, and the Linky so you can participate here. Hopefully this will accommodate everyone.  xx



Challenge #55 Winners

Mitzi and the team want to thank all of you who joined us for our Elements Challenge.   We enjoyed the varied and creative takes on the theme and were thrilled you were able to join us during the busy month of vacations and back to school preparations.  As usual, our choices were difficult, but 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


#23 Susan Sudbury


In Mitzi's own words, "I love Susan's unique approach to the theme by representing all four elements in one image. I thought the placement of the elemental blocks, utilizing the designs within the image was brilliant. The coloring is beautiful, and the bold black & white design complements the colored image elegantly. Just gorgeous!" 


The Random Winner ($20 GC) goes to


#21 Priss



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


#11 Jody Rolo










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 one 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 56th challenge, hosted by the Stella Team, which goes live at 9:00am EDT today.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Challenge #55 The Elements

Welcome to our 55th challenge here at Aurora Wings with the new theme of


  
We want to see creations inspired by Air, Fire, Water, or Earth and please let us know which element you chose if it is not readily apparent.  With end of summer vacations and preparations for back to school looming, this challenge will run all month, ending on Saturday, September 2nd to allow you plenty of time to join in.


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 here's some fabulous inspiration from the Stella Team.


 RoRa - WATER 
using Whisper of the Sea available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy.


Marion - EARTH
using Pumpkin Pie Kitten available HERE on AW.com 


Sara - WATER
using Siren available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Ann-Marie - FIRE
using  Flora 2 available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Julie - WATER
using Ribbon Mermaid available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Donna - AIR
using Sakura Fabuki Urei available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Myndi - WATER
using Sea Turtle Love (full version) available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


Cristena - WATER
using Siren available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy


The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday August 7th and close at 11:55 pm Saturday September 2th 2017. Entries posted prior to August 7th 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 #55 in the subject line, and I will add it to our Aurora Wings Submissions Blog, where it can be viewed and commented on, and the Linky so you can participate here. Hopefully this will accommodate everyone.  xx