Monday, May 21, 2018

Challenge #67 Joyous Occasions

Welcome to our #67th challenge here at Aurora Wings with the happy theme of



We want to see anything you celebrate including birthdays, holidays, weddings, new baby, Mother's/Father's/Grandparent's Day, graduation, you get the picture.

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 Wendy Batchen joining us today as our Guest Designer for this challenge.  Please join us in welcoming her.


Bio - "Hi, my name is Wendy, and I am an avid crafter. I live with my partner Alan, and our spoiled West Highland Terrier Poppy, who rules our house! I have two grown up sons, Marcus and Simon. 
I have always crafted in some way for most of my life, beginning with knitting, crochet and sewing. I got into card making by accident. I was learning calligraphy and the card making developed from there. This is definitely my kind of craft and I love making cards.
I was a secretary/PA in a previous life and have now been retired since April 2012 giving me much more time to participate in my hobby.
I am also a keen Zumba fan and attend classes four times a week."



Wendy using Wedding Couple available HERE on AuroraWings.com
and HERE on Etsy


and now here's some beautiful inspiration from the Aurora Team



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



Dawn using Christmas Lights Sprite available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
and HERE on Etsy



Debbie using Mermaid and her Baby available HERE on Aurora Wings.com 
and HERE on Etsy


Laila using Cultured available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
and HERE on Etsy


Susan using Mermaid and her Baby (with background) from the Fishtank Fantasies collaborative Coloring Book.  Image alone available HERE on Aurora Wings.com and HERE on Etsy


Donna using Lily of the Valley Sprite available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
and HERE on Etsy


Alison using Little Christmas Tree available HERE on Aurora Wings.com
and HERE on Etsy




The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EST Monday May 21st and close at 11:55 pm EST Saturday June 16th, 2018 with a mid challenge inspiration post on June 4th. Entries posted prior to May 21st 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 #67 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 #66 Winners

Mitzi and the teams want to thank all of you who entered our Black and White with or without a Splash of Color Challenge.  We hope you enjoyed stepping outside the box with your coloring as much as we enjoyed seeing your creative interpretations of the theme.  Now without further delay, here are our winners.


The ARTIST'S CHOICE AWARD (3 images and Badge) chosen by Mitzi from among the entrants using Aurora Wings images goes to


#20 Anna Laura Pace


In Mitzi's own words,  "I love the creative coloring approach Anna Laura has taken with this project. The attention to detail with the greyscale coloring, with the rays of light represented by beautiful colors, the centerpiece speaks for itself. The simple design with wavy lines is an elegant compliment to the gorgeous coloring."

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





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 67th challenge, hosted by the Aurora Team, which goes live at 9:00 am EDT today.  

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.