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 and HERE on Etsy.

Marion - EARTH
using Pumpkin Pie Kitten available HERE on 

Sara - WATER
using Siren available HERE on and HERE on Etsy

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

Julie - WATER
using Ribbon Mermaid available HERE on and HERE on Etsy

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

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

Cristena - WATER
using Siren available HERE on 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

Challenge #54 Winners

Mitzi and the team want to thank all of you who joined us for our Fur and Feathers challenge.   We enjoyed seeing all of the critters and creatures as well as some very interesting and creative takes on the theme.  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

#16 Mimi

In Mitzi's own words,  "I love the soft yet stunning coloring with a 3D touches on her jewelry. The blending is smooth, and the full range of dark to light really breathes in life to this image. I can't take my eyes off it. Love love LOVE!!"

The Random Winner goes to
#19 AJ

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

#8 Scraplyan

#17 Lori Podolsky

#22 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.


Hope to see you all back for our 55th challenge, hosted by the Stella Team, which goes live at 9:00am EDT today.