Please check this site out?
Check out teenbeme.webs.com and please tell me what you think. Compatable with mobile devices too! If you can't access it from the link I gave please go to the twitter site @TeenBeMe the pix is a black background with Teen Be Me written in pink on it. The background for the main pix says beautiful12 months ago - 1 answers
I always prefer nice contrasty easy to read text, darkening the text a bit more would make in stand out from the tinted background a bit more.
To help make that text on the far right banner more readable you could created a glowing sort of halo around the text, in photoshop or the free counterpart GIMP you could have the background and text on separate layer and perhaps a layer between with a blurred and colored copy of the text.