Monday, February 20, 2017

Challenge #44 Anything Goes

Welcome to our 44th Challenge here at Aurora Wings.  We have an easy one for you this time.  I dare say it's everyone's favorite. Let's hear it for ANYTHING GOES! 



In any case, don't forget our rules.  It breaks my heart when I have to delete a gorgeous creation for lack of compliance, but because we have random winners, that's the only fair thing to do.  Those using an AURORA WINGS IMAGE may enter up to THREE times, but those using a stamp from another company may only enter ONCE.  ALL creations must have a hand colored digital or rubber stamp to be eligible.  No backlinking to previously created projects.


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 our Guest Designer, this time, Andrea Beecroft with not one, but TWO amazing projects.


Andrea using Circe





Now for some more fabulous inspiration from the Aurora Team.




















The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday February 20th and close at 11:55 pm Saturday March 4th 2017. Entries posted prior to February 20th 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. ONE entry per person if not using an Aurora Wings image.  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 #44 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 #43 Winners

Mitzi and the team want to thank all of you who joined us for our Mardi Gras Colors Challenge.  We so enjoyed all of the beautiful entries with this festive color palette. Without delay, we give you our winners.


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


#19 Teresa



In Mitzi's own words,  "The elegance and opulence of Teresa's card beautifully showcases the color palette of our challenge. I also love the way this lovely project was photographed and presented. Just so lovely!" 


The RANDOM WINNER ($20 GC) goes to
#17 Olesya Kharkova







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 Lynsey 




#10 Lori Podolsky







#20 Susan Sudbury











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 44th challenge, hosted by the Aurora Team, which goes live at 9:00am EST today.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Challenge #43 Mardi Gras Colors

Welcome to our 43rd Challenge here at Aurora Wings.  We have a lovely color challenge for you, inspired by Mardi Gras this time.  



Your project need not have a Mardi Gras theme, but we do need to see the colors PURPLE, GREEN and GOLD as your main focus.

In any case, don't forget our rules.  It breaks my heart when I have to delete a gorgeous creation for lack of compliance, but because we have random winners, that's the only fair thing to do.  Those using an AURORA WINGS IMAGE may enter up to THREE times, but those using a stamp from another company may only enter ONCE.  ALL creations must have a hand colored digital or rubber stamp to be eligible.  No backlinking to previously created projects.


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 for some fabulous inspiration from the Stella Team.


























The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday February 6th and close at 11:55 pm Saturday February 18th 2017. Entries posted prior to February 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. ONE entry per person if not using an Aurora Wings image.  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 #43 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 #42 Winners

Mitzi and the team want to thank all of you who joined us for our Asian Inspired Challenge.   We were thrilled that you chose to celebrate the Lunar New Year with us and to see such beautiful inspiration.  Of course that made our job of choosing the winners all the more difficult.  But choose we must, so 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


#7 Jody Rolo



In Mitzi's own words,  "Jody's project brought back memories at my grandparent's house, which was in a classic, traditional Japanese style. I love how her project features the particular shade of red that is so popular in Asia - in the floral design, the stamps, and on the colored image."


The RANDOM WINNER ($20 GC) 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


#1 aNNie





#12 Mel C





#13 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 43rd challenge, hosted by the Stella Team, which goes live at 9:00am EST today.