I've been searching for a simple skin that works well with background images for a while now, but couldn't find anything to suit . So finally I sat down to write a simple skin, and convert some images of celebs so I can change background images whenever I want and I thought I may as well share them
One zip file contains the skin xml, and the second, a few female celeb images that work well with it:
Alyson Hannigan x4
Holly Valence x2
Katy Hill (of blue peter fame)
Kym Valentine (Libby from Neighbours)
Rachel Stevens x2
Installation: Copy the XML and .bmp file to your home directory, then copy any backgrounds you wish. Change the skin in your settings to basicLightText and the background to an image of your choosing (not default!).
edit: I've updated the calendar display to look a little nicer, and stick closer to the left hand side
Final Edit: Just added all day events, and more celeb images - see further down for the celeb2.zip file.