In this piece, I am doing more studies on value and tone.  That will also give me a better understanding of foreground, middle ground, and background.  I did a simple Gaussian blur on the landscape to see how that would work.  It's cool for starters, but I would need to add more to it.  I also found out that putting effects on vector art doesn't always work well.  Illustrator can do it, but you'll run into issues trying to open the file in a different version of illustrator.  I think that Photoshop will work better for raster effects.  

The shot at the bottom shows the color version of Tinker Bell.  I like the vector art.  I will probably try working raster next time though.