Simply beautiful! I love it how the softly curved flourishes contrast with the pointy look of the Fraktur, creates balance. "Belle" is definitely my favourite part of this, too! And the L on "l'eau". I love those borders as well, the little ornaments on the corners.
A few comments: some of the dots for i's and j's are a bit off-centered / very, very light. Flourishes are simply exquisite. Personally, I think the super-bending back of the right-most downward stroke on the m's and n's make the letter look very frail, but more like than not, I'd guess that to be a feature of gothic (I think it's gothic; I've never seriously done gothic though). The space on the right/left edges seems a bit small, while the space below and above a bit too big. Pink background very nice. Was this just the paper? Or did you paint/dye/etc it? If so, how? It looks really great.
Beautiful piece. Ah, something for me to work upwards to
That's very nice of you taking the pain writing detailed comments. I do indeed appreciate
This is actually a gothic script - a Fraktur to be precise (comes from Germany). I died the paper so that it looked pink.
Thanks a lot.