Thursday 21 August 2014

Life's a Rarotongan Beach

Last school holidays we escaped the winter with a week in Rarotonga. Photos from this holiday are the basis of my interpretation of the latest sketch from Sketchabilities:

The title comes from a radio interview about tourism in the Cook Islands which said that most people who go to Rarotonga just want to 'fly and flop'. Exactly true in our case! 

I'm really liking the sea shell stamps from SU By the Seashore. So versatile, they made a great border of embellishments stamped, cut out, edged in Early Espresso and raised on different number of dimensionals to layer up. Really nice for a beach/ tropical island theme. Used my envelope punch board to make the faux file folder as a way of introducing some of the ocean blue and flipper blue from the main photo into the page.

Ingredients list
Paper: MME Sky's the limit, SU Early Espresso and Crumb Cake, Piece from American Crafts Mayberry: Strawberry Lemonade
Stamps and Ink: SU By the Seashore, SU Gorgeous Grunge, SU Rotary date stamper, CTMH Everyday Life stamps, Early Espresso ink, Marina Mist ink
Other bits: SU Essentials Hardware clip, SU Island Indigo baker's twine, Thickers chipboard letters, Peelcraft alphabet stickers, dimensionals, corner rounder punch.


  1. Love this. Stunning photos and how cute are those chipboard pieces. Thanks for playing along with Sketchabilities

  2. What a great Layout page!!!!!!
    I am in love with all the details you added!

    Thank you so much for playing with us at Sketchabilities!
    Have an amazing day!
    xoxo Zoey

  3. Oh gorgeous! Love Raro too. Beautiful page and thanks for playing along with us at Sketchabilities!!

  4. Beautiful layout! Love all of the little details!
    Thanks for playing along with Sketchabilities!

  5. So lovely work! Thanks for playing along with Sketchabilities

  6. Wow, I love all the detail on your layout! Absolutely gorgeous! Hugs, Karen

  7. I just love the contrasting colors and all the details to attention. What a great destination holiday. Thank you for visiting my blog and leave some love. Hugs xx