Of course, @Helge can correct me if I’m wrong, but I think if you were to model a new background and combine it with this image, you should then be able to enter it as Open.
Other than that, on its own, I am not sure it qualifies for as a de facto WC entry (i.e. something made during this specific Weekend Challenge time frame).
What really helps is that your background color is uniform and easily isolated (e.g. instantly selectable in GIMP’s “magic wand” / Fuzzy Select Tool, and therefore removable if you have an alpha layer).
Then the isolated render of the fairy would be easy to combine with a newly modeled background element.
I certainly hope that makes sense. Just trying to help!
Indeed, depending on the circumstances, the rules can be a little vague (e.g. regarding the use of add-ons or premade texture images). Over the years, we spent a lot of time discussing this and for now, it seems to be the best way of approaching this by taking the rules as guidelines and letting the artists decide (as they are the only ones who really know how an entry was created). (It doesn’t matter all that much, anyways.)
However, one of key characteristics of this challenge is the short period of time, in which everyone comes up with an unique idea, finds a way to translate that idea into an image and persuades all the vertices to hop into the right place.
So, all competing entries should be created for this challenge and within the set time frame. Of course, that doesn’t mean that images made for another occasion can’t be submitted. We have had a lot of these over time and most of them are very inspiring and a lot of fun to look at (like your butterfly lady above). But in order to keep things as fair as possible, these will be considered ‘non competing’ entries.
Not going to correct anything here. In fact, any new and substantial change to the image would probably work just fine. And after that, we will dive into the next round of our famous pure vs open discussion. (I’m just kidding… strike that… really… please, not again. ;-))
Looking at the time, I think, I should really start putting together some kind of entry…