This is a left-hand side page. You'll have to imagine the border flipped for the right-hand page of the spread. The inner border and illustrations will differ in size.
The text is written by hand using a different calligraphy style for each character in the children's story of the Queen of Hearts' Tarts, by Jennifer Poulter.
This is still a work in progress and the finished illustration(s) by Mandy Sinclair will actually be created using watercolours.She will surprise us with a detail that will go in the circle.
Now to complete the text calligraphy, including the page numbers to fit in the dragon's scroll:
It will be print-ready and 10 inches by 8 inches when it's finished, probably in July. Hoping that we can find the perfect traditional publisher...
Writing for Children