Monday, July 20, 2015

Challenge #17 Anything with Wings

Welcome to Challenge #17 here at Aurora Wings.  Our challenge this time will run for 2 months as we are taking a break during the month of August to allow for vacations and Back to School preparations. You have until Sept 20th to enter.  We hope this gives you time to join in with our theme of "Anything with Wings".  The wings may be in the image, on the DP, or as an embellishment, giving you lots of room for creativity.

OUR RULES ARE THE SAME.  It breaks my heart when I have to delete a gorgeous creation for lack of compliance, but because we have a random winner, 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.

Our prizes each 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 are so happy to have Julie Reed from the Aurora Wings Showcase Design Team join us this week.

The challenge will be open at 9:00 am EDT Monday July 20th and close at 11:55 pm Saturday Sept  21st 2015. Entries posted prior to July 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, THREE entry limit if ALL entries include an Aurora Wings stamp. 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.  I'm so sorry, but we do have our "My Favorite Season" FB Contest currently running on our Facebook Group page, so you are welcome to post your appropriate entries there through July 31st.  Thank you for your understanding. 

However, 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 #17  in the subject line, and I will add it to the Linky so you can participate. Hopefully this will accommodate everyone.  xx

Challenge #16 Winners

Mitzi and the team wish to thank all of you who entered our "Sprite Delight II" Challenge.  We so enjoy viewing the many different takes on these adorable creatures.  Again, choosing was a difficult task, but choose we must, so here are the winners.

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

In Mitzi's own words: "I love her soft and natural coloring with keen eye for detail. Layering of different colors to achieve the subtle yet rich variation in the greens and purples is beautiful. Soft and feminine, just like the fragrant wisteria blooms."

The RANDOM WINNER ($20 GC) goes to
#11 Karon H

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

#13 Pat K

#26 Lucy Patrick

#28 Sementes de Papel

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/top3/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 seventeenth challenge, which goes live at  9:00 am EDT today.