Monday, May 15, 2017

Challenge #50! My Secret Garden

WOW!  It's hard to believe that this is our 50th Challenge here at Aurora Wings and Mitzi and the team want to express our heartfelt thanks to you, our devoted fans, who keep this a fun and exciting endeavor. Flowers and Fantasy are hallmarks of Mitzi's gorgeous Aurora Wings images so our theme this challenge is My Secret Garden, hosted by the Aurora Team, three of whom have been with Aurora Wings from the very first challenge.




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 please welcome Debra Shaw, from the AW Showcase Team, joining us as Guest Designer for this challenge.  We're thrilled to have her!

Please visit Debra's blog.

Debra using Pansy Sprite available HERE on AW.com







And how about some additional inspiration from the Aurora Team?


Laila using Primrose Elf Available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com



Silvia using Angel of Sympathy available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com



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



Debbie using Windows to Your Soul-Dark Version Available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com, Hibiscus Available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com and Easter Bunny 2-pack available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com



Donna using Lady Blossom available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com,
Hydrangea Fairy 2 available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com and 
Pixie available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com




The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday May 15th and close at 11:55 pm Saturday June 3rd 2017. Entries posted prior to May 15th 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 #50 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 #49 Winners

Mitzi and the team want to thank all of you who joined us for our 'Frame It!' Challenge. The framing ranged from simple to ornate with some very creative takes on the theme. We found them all to be beautiful, making our choices difficult, as always.  But choose we must, so without further ado, here are our winners.


The ARTIST'S CHOICE AWARD ($20 GC and Badge) chosen by Mitzi from among the entrants using Aurora Wings images goes to

#29Adie




In Mitzi's own words, "I love the coloring Adie has done on the Wedding Couple image on parchment paper. It looks so soft and dreamy, and I adore the corner details of the blue area, too. It is a gorgeous keepsake for the wedding couple." 



The Random Winner goes to






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






#18 Lori Podolsky








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 50th challenge, hosted by the Aurora Team, which goes live at 9:00am EST today.





Monday, May 1, 2017

Challenge #49 Frame It

Welcome to our 49th challenge here at Aurora Wings, hosted by the Stella Team, with the theme of Frame It.  As you can see by the DT inspiration, there are multiple ways to interpret the theme, so have fun with it.  We can't wait to see what you 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)


Please enjoy this lovely inspiration from the Stella team.

Marion using Hyacinth Sprite available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AuroraWings.com



Ann-Marie using Forgotten Summer available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AuroraWings.com



Rora using White Poppy available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AuroraWings.com



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



Sara using Orchid Corner available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AuroraWings.com



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



Cristena using Lady Blossom available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AuroraWings.com


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



The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday May 1st and close at 11:55 pm Saturday May 13th 2017. Entries posted prior to May 1st 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 #49 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 #48 Winners

Mitzi and the team want to thank all of you who joined us for our Anything Goes Challenge.  It's so much fun to see the variety of images when the choice is all yours.  All were lovely, making OUR choices especially difficult, but choose we must.  So without further ado, here are the fabulous winners.


The ARTIST'S CHOICE AWARD ($20 GC and Badge) chosen by Mitzi from among the entrants using Aurora Wings images goes to


#22 Scraplyan






In Mitzi's own words, "This coloring project by Lisbeth really stood out with her sepia monochromatic coloring. I think it's a great approach for this complex image full of details. The large flowers accentuated with deep shadows and untouched open space create wonderful contrast, balance, and visual flow. I love it!!"


The Random Winner goes to




#35 Valerija






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


#12 Wendy Batchen






#31 Olesya Kharkova











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 49th challenge, hosted by the Stella Team, which goes live at 9:00am EST today.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Challenge #48 Anything Goes

Welcome to the 48th challenge here at Aurora Wings, hosted by the Aurora Team.  We hope all who celebrate had a lovely Easter and thought we'd make it easy on you after all those chocolate bunnies and filled eggs, so here we go with another of everyone's favorite challenge theme, Anything Goes.  It's always exciting to see the entries when the choice is totally up to you.




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 Annie Sharland, better known as aussie aNNie, as Guest Designer for this challenge.


aNNie using Orchid Fairy available HERE on Etsy and HERE at AW.com



Now, let's see some fabulous inspiration from the Aurora Team!


Laila using Two Goldfish available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com





Teresa using Mask of Leaves available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com




Debbie using Sakura Fabuki Urei available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com




Silvia using Little Santa available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com




Donna using Honeysuckle Fairy available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com


Karola using Petals in the Wind Available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com



The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday April 17th and close at 11:55 pm Saturday April 29th 2017. Entries posted prior to April 17th 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 #48 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