Thursday, 20 July 2017

The Old College

Aberystwyth University began its life in a gothic building on the seafront called The Old College.  It was originally built as a hotel, but was sold on to the University of Wales in 1872, later becoming Aberystwyth University.

The building is fabulous, now Grade 1 listed as an important example of gothic revival buildings created by the Victorians. It has suffered on the seafront, but lottery funding is allowing for its renovation.  Because of this, the building has not been open to the public during our recent visits.

I used Graphic 45 Halloween papers, the buildings do have a look of Hogwarts about them and the Halloween papers (especially the ones with the books upon them) seemed an ideal choice.

I cut the title from purple corrugated card using Tim Holtz dies, and most of the embellishments are cut from the papers.  Maybe renovation will be complete before Katie finishes Uni and we will get to have a look around inside.😉

1 comment:

Michelle G said...

Great layout, love that corrugated title.