Now we know what Spike dreams at night.
I think I set a new record for myself for the number of effects used on one vector. I have: shadowing on Rarity, shadowing under Rarity (with cutting the shadow off to simulate the angle of the rock), a slight glow around Rarity, a copy of Rarity colorized to fit the picture better and made opaque, and a newly-researched (for me, anyway) way to put a fog effect on Rarity. The final product just makes me squee.
Rarity vector by YellowTDash