Here is a quick scan of my first official page in my art journal. I think it kind of turned out appropriately. As I was working on it I was thinking about the words of advise about art journaling from Dina, that there are no mistakes and then I goofed up and smudged my stamped image. Normally I would have started again, but then I thought about Dina's advise and the statement on the stamp, no erasers and no mistakes. Okay, so the mistake stays.
Since this is a scan, you don't really see that this is a clear page with alcohol ink on the back side of it. I cut a piece of pattern paper to match the size and shape of the clear page and stamped my image (a favorite Tim Holtz stamp "Life Art") on it. I colored the image with chalks and Copic Markers and added Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges. I adhered the stamped page to the back of the clear page and added a BasicGrey Basics tab to the page. Since it is my first page I found the tab really appropriate since it had "No. 1" on it. I wrote in "No Mistakes" on the tab. I think it will be a great reminder when I open my book to see this page first to remind me about creating, enjoying, and letting go of the need for perfection.