Here is a page from one of my art journals. Here it is at the beginning. Color, stamping, imagery. I have found I don't have to have super bold colors on every page. Sometimes, some easy soft colors with random collage elements that don't need to be explained or even "worked into" the page are all I need.
And here it is with my journaling and more stuff. I am sure it needs more...maybe some colored edges.
Notice the cool page tab at the top left? It is from this previous post see it here.
Happy art journaling ya'll.