View Full Version : Shabby vs. Grungy

10-19-2005, 02:55 PM
I hear both of these terms thrown around in the scrapbooking world but they seem so close in meaning to me. In your opinion, what is the difference between the two?

10-19-2005, 03:02 PM
To me...shabby is like sanding, bleach overlays, light inking, paper tearing, stitching, etc. Grungy is more dark, heavy inking, messy. They can include the same elements, but for me it all depends on how MUCH distressing is done whether it's shabby or grungy.

Rynonut Mom
10-19-2005, 03:12 PM
I think of them in terms of lightness (shabby) and darkeness (grungy) too, KWIM? Shabby awlays seems to have a lighter, airier feel to it and grunge a darker, heavier feel. Does that make sense???

10-19-2005, 03:17 PM
Hummmm...when I hear shabby, I automatically think Rachel Ashwell and all her Shabby Chic stuff. Dusty florals and ribbons, victorian feminity and girlish charm. When I hear grungy, I think inky, messy, masculine, darker colors, harsher angles... a skater boy if you will...

I know, I'm strange, but those are my thoughts when I hear the terms.

Robin : )

10-19-2005, 04:31 PM
It's all making sense to me now! Thanks ladies!

10-19-2005, 06:52 PM
ITA w/ what everyone said.

Shabby and Grungy just aren't the same.

10-19-2005, 09:34 PM
i agree with wat robin says! :D

10-27-2005, 04:33 PM
Thanks Ladies, I had be willing to ask what "shabby" meant as my French/English dictionnary could not provide any answer.... Now that I know then I can maybe describe my scrapbooking style - LOL !

10-29-2005, 01:53 AM
Aubero: Je dirais que votre style et plutot "grungy"! Mais, je vois seulement l'"avatar".