I started adding clay to the foundation and then decided to add the base. I don't know why but I am avoiding the start of the shingle process . I guess it is because I want to do square Butt Wood Shingles But then again, I like the Clay ones. Doing the foundation and base gave me more time to think about it.
I added and applique to each side of the stairs and then one above where the circular trim pice fit in.
I am not sure if I am going to keep it that color though:
I also made a peacock fireplace screen for the 2nd floor fireplace: