Thanks Michael, I'm glad you like it.
Pixabay is a great place to find good quality free images. There's a lot of work-a-day stuff like landscapes, food, animals and such - which are nice for adding a touch of colour to things like newsletters and brochures - but if you dig deeper there's are some quirky and fascinating pictures just crying out to be used in something. (A lot of my experiments start with me finding an interesting image and asking the question "Now what can I do with this?")
GIMP was used to allow the island to go in front of the logotype and Inkscape was used to create the logotype itself. Everything else (not that there was much else to do) was done using Scribus.
The font used in the logotype was Cinzel which you can find here: http://www.dafont.com/cinzel.font
It's a nice alternative to something like Baskerville but only upper case letters are available, so nice for headlines but no good for copy.