I cropped with friends today and amid a LOT of chatting I managed to create another layout!
I coloured the background with faded jeans and peeled paint distress ink and then stencilled a hydrangea on top, plus added some Happy Retirement words. The white floral cut file has been backed with scraps of patterned paper. I just added a die cut title and some journaling and I think that was enough.
The beautiful hydrangea that my team kindly gave me is now planted and looking wonderful in the garden!