ok, I dare and post pictures of what I have done until now at my first scroll...
1) I found this lovely miniature (on the right side) in the book
'Ars vivendi - Ars moriendi' (ISBN 3-7774-9180-2) at page 162 - the page shows 4 beautiful pages of the 'Laval Stundenbuch' - the page with this miniature is '67r Grablegung Christi. Komplet des Marienoffiziums' (West-France, about 1420) and this page also provided me with the inspiration for the border.
2) Many thanks to Lady Bridget Greywolf for sending me the link of the Gutenberg digital Homepage, where I got a good idea for the background decoration of my initial H. :)
3) ...and my first try of calligraphy - I used 'Textura Quadrata' for the small letters and 'Gothic' capitals - I just tried to implement Lady Greywolfs tip to try a calligraphy that fits to the time period of the illumination I try to recreate. I don't want to bother you with the problems I had with the calligraphy (and why I did so much decoration around the capitals) - but if you like to know more, here's the Link to my former posting where I was complaining about my problems. (...and where you see the 'Gegeben am....' underneath 'König' and 'Königin' - Lady Bridget told me that this design isn't usual at scrolls and I changed the design (see the next photo) - I wrote the sentence in smaller letters underneath the main text and I will lay my blue border above this text...
4) ...and I got an interesting idea for the main window: the boy on the left side represents Livia's son and he holds a book in his hands (because of her hobby 'bookbinding'), the girl on the right side represents Livia's daughter and she holds fabric in her hands (because of her other hobby 'sewing') and the very dark green spot behind her will soon turn into the dark green burgundian dress that she is working at at the moment :) - I found this kind of hanger in a medieval picture of a dressmaker in one of my books (but I am not sure if I would find this picture again) ...and I want to leave some place between her children for her coat of arms (I don't know if this is usual but that's the only place where I have some place for it in my imagination)
ok, my 2 cents about the evolution of my first scroll :)
...and many thanks to Lady Bridget for the calligraphy set for beginners she gave to me and all help that I have received.