And just for Edwina! I've added coloured stripes to a white back ground. If you try to colour the black background (above) you have to do all those little bits separately!
So, what you need is this.... (below) looks the same?? No, where have the stripes gone? It's because it's a PNG. So when you colour your background first, say blue, you then
These! (without having to fill in all the little bits!)