In this paper, the authors deal with the secure transmission of text. Encryption is the most common method for hiding text from unauthorized access. Encryption provides only one level of security during transmission over the channel. This paper would be to provide 2 levels of security. First level comprises of hiding text to be sent behind some image using password and the second level comprises of encryption using 2D cellular rules. If one level of security is broken then the other level would provide security thereby ensuring more security to the transmitted message. Encryption would be done using 2 dimensional rules of cellular automata.