I first selected 5 of my favorite houses and put them together on a sheet to have the details with me while I painted.
Then I sanded the top of a lazy susan and gave it a background of warm yellow and orange. I then sketched the 5 houses with more or less the same distance between them.
Next in line was to add color to the houses. I never paint the houses the original color, I like to add a personal touch. And in my mind on this block (circle) the houses have these colors.
Then I added some roofs. Very essential item to have on a house. And I decided that they'd all have a low stone wall.
I then added a few more coats of paint to the houses and did some more layers of landscaping... added some rocks to the walls and gave it some real lawns and some trees that really stand out.