This is another hand-tinted photo but when it came to me it was quite faded. After all, it is more than 100 years old. When I start with a vintage postcard, the first thing I do is make a high resolution scan of the card. Then if it’s faded, I try to restore it to it’s original appearance.
From there? It’s more of a game. I might try adding a few layers of texture and color to see if I can enhance the image or give it another meaning. Sometimes, as with the postcard of the sleigh, it’s perfect just the way it is. Other times, I like the new image better — it becomes more of a digital painting. Photoshop Elements is a very fun program!