I like the bark backround as it goes witht the rustic horseshoe. I know you tried all kinds of angles with the flower and I wonder if maybe the flower was larger and the stem laid across the bottom. Just a thought. Ricky aren't we lucky to have old horseshoes laying around. Life saver!! I like that you went to the trouble of layering. Great work.
This is my horseshoe - and I tried all week to avoid it. Still, on my quest to find a U (I think there were several creative versions this week). I went ahead and snapped it. Today when editing my options I decided to get creative and composite montage it with a texture and a faded coneflower. It at least was more interesting to me in this version than the original.